Exclusive – Praxis — The Institute for Policy Studies’ Canadian Extension

Category:  Historical Reprints
Journal:  Executive Intelligence Review
ISSN 0146-9614
July 12, 1977, Vol. IV, No. 28

Praxis:  The Institute for Policy Studies’ Canadian Extension



A now-defunct venture, Praxis Corporation, has achieved notoriety throughout Canada in recent weeks in connection with illegal break-ins into its Toronto headquarters in 1972, alleged to have been performed under the auspices of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (RCMP).  In turn, federal Supplies and Services Minister Jean-Pierre Goyer, who was Solicitor General in charge of overseeing RCMP activities at the time of the break-ins, is being attacked in the Canadian Parliament for having circulated documents to the federal cabinet during the early 1970s warning of the subversive nature of Praxis and affiliated networks, some of whom extended into official government circles.  Goyer is also being accused of having been complicit1  in the Praxis break-ins and of acting to suppress an in­vestigation of same subsequent to their occurrence.

A preliminary investigation of the actual nature of the Praxis Corp. network reveals it to be the centerpiece in a broad-based, largely Rockefeller-inspired, conspiracy directed at all phases of the Canadian policy making process.  Information on Praxis and associated networks gathered in Canada and gridded against the extensively documented activities of the terrorist controllers at the U.S.-based Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) both in North America and in Europe show the Praxis Corp. to be an IPS-Canadian front organization.  This iden­tification, matched in turn against known official Rockefeller policy options for Canada, allows the ef­ficient assemblage of the complete profile of Rockefeller and allied network agencies of subversion directed at Canadian national sovereignty.  Forthcoming articles will document this profile extending from the highest international round table circles into the networks operating within established institutions and outside of such institutions as “countergangs.”

In the interim, as we can only suggest that former Solicitor General Goyer be questioned, not for initiating an investigation into Praxis, but for so far witholding the full nature of the Praxis network from the Canadian public.

What is Praxis?

Praxis is Canada’s Institute for Policy Studies.  It coordinates a machine which succeeded in establishing strongholds of Rockefeller policy influence within the institutions of Canadian federal and provincial govern­ment, universities, major political parties, press and other media, as well as achieving the establishment of synthetic political creations such as the 7,000-member Committee for an Independent Canada.  This machine, together with interfaced terrorist networks, is Rockefeller’s base for promoting policies of zero growth, energy conservation, deindustrialization, drug decriminalization, and corporatist restructuring of government and financial institutions against the in­terests of the Canadian population.

Praxis Corporation was consolidated in 1968 out of “new left”-oriented Fabian circles at Toronto University and York University in Toronto, Ontario.  Praxis’s founding directorship brought together individuals of influence within government, national party, media, academic and professional layers as well as within established “left radical” networks.

Praxis Corporation’s own 1969 brochure emphasized the importance of Praxis ties to two U.S. institutions:  the Washington-based Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) headed by Marcus Raskin, and the Cambridge Institute overseen by linguistician-brainwasher Noam Chomsky of MIT.  Both these U.S. institutions have been exposed in this and other newspapers for their coordinating role in international terrorism.

The Praxis ties to IPS and Chomsky were established through the auspices of several of its founding members:  Gerry Hunnius, former IPS Fellow and ongoing “con­sultant” to the Cambridge Institute; Jeffrey Jowell — Cambridge Institute Center for Urban Studies Fellow, 1967-68.  In addition, Hunnius, as associate editor of the “Our Generation” Canadian branch of Chomsky’s anarchist-terrorist Black Rose, maintained close ties with several other IPS Fellows including John Case, New England Free Press founder, and David Garson, head of the IPS Labor Information Committee.  Praxis maintained additional international ties through its relationship to the Chomsky-run Yugoslavian “dissident” movement of the same name.  Andre Gorz, Yugoslav Praxis magazine international editorial staff member, co-chaired a 1970 Praxis Canadian forum on Mussolini-style “workers’ control” with Hunnius.  Reciprocally, Hunnius and fellow Praxis founder Abraham Rotstein jointly attended a similar conference in Yugoslavia in the early 1970s.

Extraparliamentary Opposition

The Praxis Corporation 1969 prospectus constituted a rewrite into language appealing to liberal academic and professional circles of an official blueprint for the sub­version of the Canadian government originally published in Hunnius’s Black Rose magazine.  In a series entitled “Towards an Extraparliamentary Opposition,” Hunnius associate Dimitri Roussopoulos demands an explicit rejection of “representative” (i.e. parliamentary) democracy as outmoded, and calls essentially for an international “anti-authoritarian” insurrectional movement in the guise of anarchistic “social change” promoted in a fashion “independent of the university, the government and of any other institution.”

This new movement was to include programs for “restructuring” the university and the high-school curriculum, zero-growth programs for the cities, “nationalization” of foreign-owned industry (a long­standing Rockefeller ploy to break the control of U.S.­Canadian pro-growth industrialists over Canadian economic policy), and constitutional reform.  These areas of endeavor were to be carried out both directly and through several literary and other organizational fronts including:

Canadian Peace Research and Education Association — run by Hunnius as a branch of the international association of the same name and operating as a replica of the MIT-based MITRE Corporation to “study in­ternational conflict by means of simulation techniques”;

Hunnius’s Yugoslavian fellow traveller Abraham Rotstein runs in turn three other ventures — the Canadian Forum magazine, Canada’s leading “respectable” leftist journal.  The International Forum Foundation and the University League for Social Reform.  A partial survey of Praxis founding directors is suf­ficient to document the scope of Rockefeller’s political assault on Canadian sovereignty.

Abraham Rotstein — participant in Rockefeller’s Bilderberg Conference in 1971; founding member of Committee for an Independent Canada, the leading countergang in support of Rockefeller’s Project In­dependence; close associate of Mel Watkins, the founder of radical “Waffle” wing of Canada’s New Democratic Party (NDP);

R.J. Wright — chief policy strategist for Ontario provincial and federal Liberal Party of Canada; law partner of Roland Michener, director of Canadian In­stitute for International Studies, which is housed jointly with the Canadian Trilateral Commission offices; for­mer Director of Rochdale College, the leading “safe-house” for Canadian drug trade during the early 1970s;

Stephen Clarkson — Policy Chairman, Ontario Liberal Party; program chairman, Canadian Political Science Association; also closely involved in supervising the Rochdale drug decriminalization project;

Meyer Brownstone — experience in the Caribbean and East Africa in “consultative roles on local government and decentralization”;

Jack Ludwig — author and journalist; advisor to Canada Council, a government-sponsored funding in­stitution established in 1957 through the auspices of the Rockefeller Foundation and presently headed by three Trilateral Commission members; the CC funds “new left” publications including Black Rose Books and grant support of several Praxis Corporation directors (the CC funded the Hunnius-Rotstein trip to Yugoslavia noted above).

Praxis and “Project Independence”

Although Praxis was formally dissolved a few years ago, probably as the result of the RCMP crackdown, the network itself continues to be maintained from the Toronto and York University base of operations.  An example of current Praxis activities is the Toronto “Committee for a New Constitution,” a synthetic creation made up of Praxis and Committee for an Independent Canada members including Rotstein, Watkins, Clarkson and at least three other Praxis “graduates.”  The “new constitution” movement, established by Rotstein and the CIC in 1968 as the “polite alternative to Quebec separatism,” is now a leading feature of the Rockefeller North American “Project Independence” no-energy program.  While Rotstein’s front and similar ventures simulate “grassroots” sup­port for a Chomsky-style rewording of the Canadian constitution to allow the Rockefeller energy script to be “legally” enforced, Hunnius and other Praxis notables working out of the York University Environmental Studies Department are trying to develop popular sup­port for the no-energy conservation policies themselves.

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1  I truly doubt that the Red Mr. Goyer was worried about Praxis, whose funding also came from the federal Trudeau regime, out of taxpayers’ pockets.  Whatever the motive for the break-ins, they were probably more cosmetic in nature, prompted by a fear that the public would catch on fast if this organization continued to operate in the open.  Also, if the rank and file officers of the RCMP were aware of the subversive nature of Praxis, but their upper echelons did nothing to squelch it, that would have brought the upper echelons, including Red Goyer himself, under suspicion by their own constabulary.

Apparently no concern has (ever?) been elicited by the fact also alleged above by the EIR that when its corporate doors closed, the subversive network behind Praxis, already rooted in professorial posts in our universities, simply went underground.  Lodged thereafter in our academic institutions, the Praxis “machine” of Rockefeller, as EIR calls it, had the free use of university infrastructure and facilities.  Therefore, this tool of Red subversion was/has been living off both private and public funds for decades, because the subversion has never been intercepted and stopped.

Furthermore, as to the allegations by EIR of a “new constitution movement” aimed at overthrowing Canada, please read my three footnotes on the post entitled “Praxis Exposed:  Your Money, their Revolution“.  Ed. NSIM.

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