Cowichan Conversations: Socialist Stephen Lewis Roars Once More in Takedown of the Stephen Harper Government

By: Tim Harper National Affairs, Published on Sun Nov 23 2014 At the age of 77, Stephen Lewis describes himself as being “happily in his dotage,” a man free to bare his soul and dispense with diplomatic niceties. He did just that in Charlottetown last Friday. The one-time lion of the left unleashed a withering ...

Cowichan Conversations: Canada’s Diminished Democracy Should Look Back To Our Past To Build Canada of the Future

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger The outrageous assault on Canada, on what used to be Canadian values, of our decency as a once respected nation, on our very democracy fuelled a fiery address from an old socialist warrior Stephen Lewis. (see post above) At 77 he still has fire in his belly and that fire blended with his ...

Politics and its Discontents: On Corporate Welfare

David Lewis, the one-time head of the federal NDP and father of Stephen Lewis, used the phrase corporate welfare bums in his 1972 federal election campaign to describe the various subsidies handed out to the corporate world. It was a withering jab at the world of business, so proud to trumpet the merits of unfettered ...

BigCityLib Strikes Back: Thomas Nagel, Darwin, God, And Other Boring Shit

Dr. Dawg has a post up where he discusses Thomas Nagel’s new book, Mind And Cosmos, and the alleged persecution of Nagel over his “heretical” views re Science, Darwin, God, and other such weighty matters. Don’t be ashamed if you haven’t heard of the man or his book.  In fact in this post I will argue that ...

Cowichan Conversations: Several South American Countries Are Showing Us The Way Back To Democracy!

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger   Do you remember when Canada was seen as a friendly, socially progressive country? Well, perhaps not, but I will bet that your parents do. We have lost ground and are now a reactionary anti-science- pro military, right wing led and controlled country. We are going backward actually and yet the so ...

Cowichan Conversations: Why the Tar Sands are Bad News for Canada

James Laxer is an economist and Political Scientist, one of the founders of the “Waffle Movement”that attemped to pull the New Democratic Party left and controlling our natural resources nationally as a great many other countries had done. Although Laxer gained support from 37 percent at the 1972 convention the party power brokers moved the ...