Year Published: 1982
Periodical profile published 1982
Resource Type: Serial Publication (Periodical)
Cx Number: CX2466
Goodwin's Journal is a project currently in the founding stages of development.
Abstract: Goodwin's Journal is a project currently in the founding stages of development. It hopes to begin publishing as a national alternative economic and political magazine beginning in January, 1983.
The name for the journal was inspired by Albert Goodwin, a Canadian labour leader, organizer and socialist. In 1918, he was shot by police near Comox, B.C. for avoiding the draft.
Through a number of working papers inviting consumer response, the following editorial concept is emerging:
1) a new alternative magazine written for society's rank and file aiming to challenge the settled ideas of our times with accurate, inspired reporting and analysis;
2) a magazine with a social conscience that would strive to give readers a perspective on social and economic development that is relevant to working people and other groups organizing around key issues for social change;
3) a general interest magazine for concerned Canadians that would struggle to be a watchdog for social movements, identifying and investigating corporate and government activities that might be detrimental to ordinary citizens.
Since the founding group has chosen to proceed step by step through a democratic development process only as money permits, they invite comment and financial support at each stage leading to publication.