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Accidental Deliberations: Sunday Morning Links

Assorted content for your Sunday reading.

– Naomi Klein discusses how entrenched corporate control through trade and investment agreements will prevent us from making any real progress against climate change. And Cory Doctorow weighs in on the Cons’ FIPA sellout of Canadian sovereignty, while highlighting the NDP’s petition to stop it.

– Meanwhile, Les Whittington . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Sunday Morning Links

Politics and its Discontents: Slavery, Then And Now

Not being a regular moviegoer, much preferring the tightly-scripted fare offered on cable that is adult in the best sense of the word, I only know from media reports that 12 Years a Slave won the Oscar for Best Picture. According to the Internet Movie Database, it is about the following:

In the antebellum . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Slavery, Then And Now

Accidental Deliberations: Wednesday Morning Links

Miscellaneous material for your mid-week reading.

– thwap highlights the cycle of austerity, stagnation and decline that’s marked the past few decades across much of the developed world. And Thomas Walkom recognizes that the economy is actually one of the Cons’ most glaring weaknesses – at least, if one thinks that workers count for anything: . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Wednesday Morning Links

Accidental Deliberations: Wednesday Morning Links

Miscellaneous material for your mid-week reading.

– Doreen Massey observes that our political vocabulary has largely been hijacked by corporatist language: At a recent art exhibition I engaged in an interesting conversation with one of the young people employed by the gallery. As she turned to walk off I saw she had on the back . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Wednesday Morning Links

Accidental Deliberations: Thursday Morning Links

This and that for your Thursday reading.

– Frances Russell makes the case for mandatory voting as an antidote to vote suppression: At first glance, entrenched opposition to mandatory voting in all the English-speaking democracies – Australia excepted – is puzzling. Given all the obligations of citizenship in a democracy — paying taxes, serving on . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Thursday Morning Links

The Ranting Canadian: Members of Canada’s centrist New Democratic Party (NDP)…

Members of Canada’s centrist New Democratic Party (NDP) caucus sing the Stompin’ Tom Connors song “Bud the Spud”, which is about a character who — unlike the fraudulent Conservative senator Mike Duffy — lives in Prince Edward Island. The guitarists are Charlie Angus and Andrew Cash, who were professional musicians before being elected to . . . → Read More: The Ranting Canadian: Members of Canada’s centrist New Democratic Party (NDP)…

daveberta.ca - Alberta politics: Calgary-Centre By-Election: Accusations and high-profile visits.

TweetThe by-election in Calgary-Centre is in full-swing with accusations and high-profile becoming a distinguishing characteristic of the campaign in advance of the November 26 vote. 1CalgaryCentre, the group bidding to unite progressive voters behind … . . . → Read More: daveberta.ca – Alberta politics: Calgary-Centre By-Election: Accusations and high-profile visits.

The Wheatsheaf: Rock the House: with Charlie Angus and Andrew Cash

L’etranger rides again.  One people in Ottawa, One people for the NDP. 

Charlie Angus, the ex-stranger, former grievous angel, the balladeer of the Commons, the advocate of cultural rights.

Andrew Cash, the ex-stranger, former Canadian rocker, writer, activist, NDP Candidate for Davenport.

They reunite this afternoon, Sunday, March 20, at Babylon, 317 Bank Street, . . . → Read More: The Wheatsheaf: Rock the House: with Charlie Angus and Andrew Cash