Wednesday, May 11, 2005

Regina Manifesto Excerpt

We aim to replace the present capitalis system with its inherent injustice and inhumanity by a social order from which the domination and exploitation of one class by another will be eliminated, in which economic planning will supersede unregulated private enterprise and competition, and in which genuine self-government based upon economic equality will be possible... The new social order at which we aim is not one in which individuality will be crushed out by a system of regimentation... What we seek is a proper collective organization of our economic resources such as will make possible a much greater degree of leisure and a much richer individual life for every citizen...

- excerpt from The Regina Manifesto, the founding document of the Co-operative Commonwealth Federation of Canada, 1933

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