Friday, January 25, 2008

WPRM-Winnipeg is dead.

The WPRM Winnipeg is no more. It's not a sad occasion, but it is a time for reflection. The WPRM Winnipeg brought a breath of fresh air to politics in Winnipeg, infusing it with some much needed youthfulness and a radical, uncompromising spirit of internationalism. It helped train a new generation of activists in this city with this outlook, and those effects will last for many years to come. Overall, there is much to be proud of, and little to regret.

There is much to mull over and sum up. Questions of what was done right, and errors made. It's unlikely that there will ever be a neat and tidy verdict from an experience that was so rich and contradictory. For its activists, the WPRM Winnipeg was like a university of struggle, and like any university, some students have dropped out, and some have graduated - ready for the next challenge.

It is for this reason that although we will close up the Winnipeg chapter, we do not feel defeated. Movements come, movements go. What is important is that we learn from each period of struggle to better prepare ourselves for what comes next.

Today, new forms organization, new thinking, and new styles need to be developed to help blaze the path ahead. And there's lots of us around that will be working hard to blaze this path. We encourage all of our friends and supporters who continue to be fed up with this system to hook up and get down for what comes next. After all, imperialism hasn't given up, so why would we, and why should you?

See you at the barricades.

With love,

The (former) WPRM - Winnipeg.


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