sity

last ye,an, and in many ways it is; experimentatrion
"creaiti,ve" and imagination operate more effectlveiy in such a system. It's a r,e'fl,ec' tion of the New Ireft ideology of decent,railized dercirsion-rnaking too. Yet it's also a sign of weakness, of the

possitrle rand eacrh campus group had

difflculties of ti,ghting for basic chrange in the heart of the strongest
wo,rrld

force'for

titre status quo. There

is no national libenation front in thc USA because chal'lenging f or national power [s unthinkable a't this

to 'ido its own thing." We sreem to be gettin,g a branch Plan,t radicali:m, reflecting our branch Plant €conomy where too man'y uS sub' sidiaries operate ine'ffi'cient y in a small market. At U of T alone we have the New Left Caucus, ,the Student-Work'er Alllance of the Cana' dian Party of Labour, the Tro'tskYites, the Communiis,ts, left and rightwi,ng, Maoists and the inev'i'tab'le anarchists. The ef,fectivene,ss of all
is
Jrimited.

one of the two things woul,d have to happen. Either we would have to

T
{

have lea

Since

free ours,elves lrom US cont,r,ol or the USA woutld have to radi,cally change. While the first is difficult, ii,t seems eas,y in relation ,to the sec.
ond.

in.

Att" strand l
crucial
whose
c

I

e:

"vill Reading

be

Clearly the simple reproduction

s1

point. Gueri,lla skinmisihes with Chicago poiice hardly ,mark the ,beginning of revolutionary war.
The student movement here is com-

FREE OURSELVES
The "US Exten,sion" 'vi'ew'of Cana' da is too simpJ'e. A rich colony irs stiil a colony, and the socia,I ;reali'ties we

US radicah,sm here n'egtlects impor. tant factors in 'the Canadrian sirtua. tion. We need a national movement which can bui'ld on the "anti-co:lo. nial', ,base CUS dev,e,loped. It may be that the .1,e'ft-win'g NDP ,group coalescing about the Watkins position
wil,l be the focus for such action. Or irt may be that a new organizati'on is
required. The dea,th of CUS may not, after a1i, b,e t'hat ,important if a tless

and uno this Poli'

a[

bY

seems' r shatterel cent dre

|:

citY exl
Let us r

1.7
on e1i) constr
TheY
+-'
t
t

ing to reflect these US

Patterns.

SPadina

With the death of 'CUS, no real. na' tiona,l communication exists; the Toronto Res,e,arch Project is sirmi ar to REP in Mirchirgan. In the C,PUO disciplirne,orisis, Ontario radicals met, ilecided no co-ordlnation was

see aroun'd us would suggest 'that "rich" standard ol llving is not real'

has acc!

Iy very sa,tiLsfactory in ,terms of the iniquirties and mispLlace'd priorities that ,r'esult. Beiore these rcalirt'i'es
cou'trd

structurally inhibited r.ad.ical move. me,nt can continu€ the fight for an
independent Canada
gan,

few

see;

disPlacet

that

'CUS be

f
I
I

perman(

nomy w

basicaily be changed, however,

by STEVE LANGDON

I

c,.

New t do surv

much
ture.

r:

those dc

in sheltt

CitY
Parkit

creased
,t.

way rar
valuable inerease

Parki,

i
I

'

-inTo sacrific(
dollar
While
c

tion anc Simili

ing of

city nei
mountir

Iam

learned
U.S,

citi

an appr way.

One
place

of the Jtercest d"ebates taking in Toronto tod:ay .ts'the future

"'.:: vated; no, depressed no, eight; with a sub

the i:'falo, Detroit, Washington mountbattles and demonstrations, -

Iha In

costs.

costs

I
(

proved
sc

and phl ing mot

structio

hour, the same sPeed the hoises and buggles used to achieve, where the

great freeways crawl at 10 miles

an

\\'av, ol age, itr

poor have no practicable way
turned the air into
expresswa)rs,

to

reach jobs, where the exhau-sts have

{
{

have tc often a

os bublished

in thi

"

ORONT

O

Edrvardian porches falling before the

onslau8ht.

.:,

int inf tots oc"rpy the drained and

a crisis,

rvhere
rl<'

noted
annual

At

l,
1

of
n'

G
I

by

tl.re

But surely, wt suggested to one another,.it would not reaily happen. Toron Ten 5'ea4g. ago, even five, but now? we soon the ftat we had Surely tlle government in so up-toi' rented was pc l*ori.":the'putative date a Citlr Hall must kno'"v all about edge of the Spadina Expressway, the expreis*'av disaster lands in variously described to us as ele- Boston, Philadetphia, Ncw York, Buf'
wh
by JANITJ$€oBS

family and I settled in qrt a year and a hall ago,

t t

acciden medica. most d

portati( contrib
costs.

I
Partment'
I

In Nr s0 over au,uo,

CANADIAN DIMENSION

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