From the equality of rights springs identity of our highest interests; you cannot subvert your neighbor's rights without striking a dangerous blow at your own. Carl Schurz

Sunday, April 20, 2014

and a psychic too?

We all know of Tommy Douglas' accomplishments but his psychic abilities? Here he is in 1978  predicting our fate today. We shoulda listened.

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Parliamentary Civil Disobedience

It is clear that Bill C-23, Harper's so called Fair Elections Act will pass pretty much as is sometime this summer. No matter what minor concessions they make will be but for show, there is just too much in this bill that subverts democracy for anything short of its complete and total death to suffice.

Monday, March 31, 2014

No laughing matter

We've all had a good laugh at Kenney's Kijiji debacle but truth be told it is anything but funny.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Getting to the root of the problem

Far too many of us feel that by merely ridding ourselves of Harper and his cabal all our problems will magically be resolved.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Playing the Whore

That's the title of journalist and sex worker Melissa Gira Grant's book subtitled The Work of Sex Work. In the video below she sits down with Laura Flanders to discuss the subject. Please take the time to hear what she has to say.

Friday, March 21, 2014

Just when you thought it couldn't possibly get any worse

Every time I think the Conservatives have sunk as low as possible, they go and prove me wrong. Trust me that will never happen again, I'm done underestimating their ability to plumb new depths.

Sunday, March 16, 2014

The high cost of cheap shit

With the hundred and third anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire approaching I thought  it a good idea to review where we stand today in terms of labour rights for those who toil in the garment factories of the world.

Friday, March 7, 2014

Thursday, February 27, 2014

I have a deal for you Globe and Mail

If unions are not permitted to engage in political advocacy then neither should entities like the Fraser Institute nor any business of any type.

Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Dumb on crime to the bitter end

Parole has proven to be very effective as a method for re-integrating prisoners back into society as well as maintaining order within the prison system. Both giving us a measure of control over prisoners after release and providing them with a carrot while inside, a reason to behave.

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

Your job search brought to you by...

With the Harper Government's plan to sell ads on it's job bank web site the possibilities are endless

Saturday, February 22, 2014

Campaigning from the....

I often point out these days the Trudeau led Liberals seem solely intent on wooing the right of centre vote to the exclusion of those on the left.