PHOTOS: Some of the candidates in today’s Calgary-Greenway by-election. (CBC photo) Below: Manmeet Bhullar, the PC MLA for the riding killed in a highway crash last November, NDP candidate Roop Rai and PC candidate Prabhdeep Gill. Today is the day of… . . . → Read More: Alberta Politics: Whatever the outcome, today’s Calgary-Greenway by-election is sure to be a spinner’s dream
An ancient Jeep, probably with a transplanted Lada engine, drops passengers at Revolution Square four years ago in Havana. With Uber starting up, we finally have the same service here in Edmonton! The sign says: “51 years of struggle and victories.” Below: an old Chevrolet still in service on a Havana street, and . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: A look back to 2010: Cuba loves Chevrolets and GM needs sales – what’s wrong with this picture?
Upper right: A much younger Aleida with Fidel and Che
Aleida Guevara, daughter of Cuban revolutionary leader Che Guevara, was in Moscow recently where she gave an interview to RT. She is a medical doctor based in Havana where she works out of the William Soler Children’s Hospital. In addition to her medical work, . . . → Read More: drive-by planet: Che’s daughter Aleida Guevara talks about her father… the Cuban embargo… and more
Below: Demo in Poland protesting this weeks NATO summit in Wales
In an article published in Cuban state media iconic revolutionary leader, Fidel Castro, calls out NATO and imperialist war mongering. He compares statements by NATO representatives with Nazi SS talk.
Castro: “Many people are astonished when they hear the statements made by some . . . → Read More: drive-by planet: Fidel Castro compares NATO with Hitler’s SS: says US/Israel responsible for the creation of ISIS
South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu will now be subjected to the full Neil Young Treatment for speaking out against overdevelopment of Alberta’s Bitumen Sands. (CBC Photo.) Below: Progressive Conservative leadership candidate Ric McIver; Mr. Young, back in the days when Albertans were still allowed to love him.
Retired South African Archbishop Desmond Tutu . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: Right-wing Rage Machine readies the Full Neil Young Treatment for Archbishop Desmond Tutu
The English translation of Che Wants to See You was recently published. It is a remarkable insider account by Ciro Bustos, a comrade-in-arms who was intimately familiar with Che Guevara and the broader liberation struggle in Latin America. The book adds to the credibility of Bustos who has been unfairly cast as Che’s . . . → Read More: drive-by planet: Che Wants to See You: remarkable untold story of Che Guevara by right-hand man Ciro Bustos
UPDATE: The Washington Post reports that Joe Bast and the Heartland Institute will discontinue the outrageous billboard campaign in a matter of hours. Bast issued the following statement to the Washington Post:
We will stop running [the billboard] at 4:00 p.m. CST today. (It’s a digital billboard, so a . . . → Read More: DeSmogBlog: Will Heartland Institute’s Corporate Funders Tacitly Endorse Comparing Climate Realists to bin Laden and the Unabomber?
“I knew about the damage caused by the Yankees to the people of Canada. They forced the country to look for oil by extracting it from huge extensions of sand that are impregnated with that fluid, thus causing an irreparable damage to the environment of that beautiful and extensive country.” Fidel Castro
My . . . → Read More: LeDaro: Fidel Castro’s editorial: Stephen Harper’s Illusions
It’s been years AC (After Chretien) and the Liberals continue to demonstrate that they have no clue about winning. The NDP is not any better. Both parties still live in the fantasy world of BC (Before Chretien) when politics was a gentleman’s game.
Beaten around the head and shoulders by the unholy alliance of Sun . . . → Read More: Congrats on the imminent win Thomas Muclair. But if you really want to be PM, lose the beard.