Movement for Social Justice

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Movement for Social Justice
LeaderDavid Abdulah
ChairpersonGregory Fernandez
FoundedMarch 2009
RegisteredApril 2010
HeadquartersSan Fernando, Trinidad and Tobago
Direct democracy
Political positionLeft-wing
Regional affiliationSão Paulo Forum
Colors  Sky blue
House of Representatives
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Local districts
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Local municipalities
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The Movement for Social Justice (MSJ) is a socialist political party in Trinidad and Tobago founded in March 2009. Its logo is the Scales of Justice. Its current leader is David Abdulah, a former government senator and general secretary of the Oilfields Workers' Trade Union.

The MSJ party was part of the People's Partnership alliance for the 2010 general elections, but did not contest under its own name and has since parted ways with the PP.[1][2][3][4] The party held its Founding Congress on May 14, 2011.

In October 2012 the MSJ launched a think-tank called the Foundation for Social Justice, which aims to promote ideals of social justice, equity and participatory democracy through seminars, research, publication, advocacy and campaigns.[5]


  1. ^ "Then there were four" Archived 4 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine, Breaking News Trinidad and Tobago, 21 May 2012.
  2. ^ Cecily Asson, "MSJ Out Partnership", Newsday, 18 June 2012.
  3. ^ "Trinidad’s Movement for Social Justice Leaves Coalition Government", Caribbean Journal, 18 June 2012.
  4. ^ John Spence, "A movement for social justice", Archived 2 February 2017 at the Wayback Machine Trinidad Express newspapers, 26 July 2012.
  5. ^ Sean Douglas, "MSJ launches think-tank", Newsday, 10 October 2012.

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