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Dented Blue Mercedes: Pitting “identity politics” against class struggle is backwards, and the path to self-defeat

I guess I shouldn’t be surprised that one of the first things America’s political left would do during the 2016 election post-mortem is to attack minority groups like trans* people, and “identity politics.” That narrative says Americans decided a potential fascist (when you consider his policy proposals, unilateral rhetoric, media manipulation . . . → Read More: Dented Blue Mercedes: Pitting “identity politics” against class struggle is backwards, and the path to self-defeat

Cowichan Conversations: ‘The world has turned,’ Stephen Lewis warns future leaders

 

Stephen Lewis is still one of the top orators in the political arena decades after he left electoral politics.

Take a few minutes to listen to some straight talk about the issues following

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Cowichan Conversations: WTF is going on in the USA, and excuse me, Canada as well?

The Standing Mountain Sioux Nation have a treaty over the lands where the Dakota Access Pipeline (DPL) is approved to be built, yet the state of North Dakota police, national guard, and police forces

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Cowichan Conversations: Bob Dylan: ‘The Nobel Prize Left Me Speechless’

By Daniel Kreps-Rolling Stone

Songwriting legend adds that he “absolutely” plans on attending December 10th Nobel ceremony “if it’s at all possible”

Bob Dylan acknowledged his Nobel Prize for Literature win in a new

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Cowichan Conversations: ‘Julian Assange losing internet access possible US cyber attack’

It is unlikely that Ecuador, supporting whistleblower Julian Assange, deprived him from the opportunity to use internet, says Peter Van Buren, former officer, US State Department’s Foreign Service. The countries like the US have

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Cowichan Conversations: Republican rebellion against Trump unprecedented in modern campaign history, experts say

By Alexander Panett-Canadian Press-

WASHINGTON — An internal rebellion has erupted against Donald Trump, knocking out support from longstanding pillars of the Republican party and threatening to turn his presidential campaign into ruins.

Election historians

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Cowichan Conversations: US Led Rogue Air Strike Kills Scores Of Syrians-Aided Islamic Victory

Here is Robert Parry’s take on the arrogance, lawlessness and criminality of the USA as they show their absolute disregard for human life.

This rogue mission killed scores of Syrian troops. Of course, they

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Cowichan Conversations: The NDP and Green Parties Struggle With Their Conservative and Progressive Factions

It seems that both NDP and the Greens are struggling with who they are, and what they think.

The NDP’s move to the ‘Mushy Middle’ must have former BC NDP leadership candidate, Steve Orcherton, MLA

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The Common Sense Canadian: Why Donald Trump will probably beat Hillary Clinton

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump (Gage Skidmore / Flickr CC Licence)

Of course Donald Trump could beat Hillary in November. I think he will, but before going further, let me say that this would be any enormous worldwide tragedy and we must pray that there is a God and He will save us.

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Cowichan Conversations: All Governments Lie-An Investigation Of The Corporate Media

 

The State of the Corporate Media today-A Critique

Anna Maria Tremonti interviews Democracy Now’s Amy Goodman and Fred Peabody an independent Canadian journalist and film-maker whose documentary-‘All Governments Lie’ will be released

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Cowichan Conversations: Standing Rock protest grows with thousands opposing North Dakota pipeline

The CBC’s Tim Fontaine has been covering the protest at Standing Rock, North Dakota.

This ever growing, and largely native driven protest, attended by hundreds of tribes, could lead to significant changes in how

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Cowichan Conversations: The BDS movement is gathering momentum

Andrew Mitrovica’s opinion piece posted on Al Jazeera’s site includes recognition of the controversial Green Party support for Boycott, Divest Sanction (BDS) The BDS movement is gathering momentum and adherents from across the globe, Read … . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: The BDS movement is gathering momentum

Cowichan Conversations: Days of Revolt-Letting Go of the World-Chris Hedges

We have heard the responses from our Prime Minister Trudeau and the American President Obama about dealing with climate change, but what they say is bogus, meaningless, their policies are in fact accelerating the doom Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Days of Revolt-Letting Go of the World-Chris Hedges

Cowichan Conversations: Whistling Past The Graveyard-Michael Harris

Michael Harris is an established journalist with purpose and clarity. This important piece tells it like it is. It is well worth a read. The comments that follow are a chilling reminder of the state Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Whistling Past The Graveyard-Michael Harris

Cowichan Conversations: Major Cheerleading For Obama By Our Star Struck and Obedient MP’s

There has been much hype about the Obama visit and his great speech to our parliament. Wild clapping and chanting ‘Four More Years’ from our MP’s and others and not one utterance of concern over Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Major Cheerleading For Obama By Our Star Struck and Obedient MP’s

Cowichan Conversations: Brexit: Norway option is most realistic hope for Britain

This opinion piece carried in the Irish Times brings up an optional strategy that would probably not please many of the ‘Leavers’ but it might be an option for those trying to hold onto some Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Brexit: Norway option is most realistic hope for Britain

Cowichan Conversations: Europeans Contest US Anti-Russian Hype

Brexit certainly has focused political minds throughout the world and in spite of the corporate media message of gloom, there may well be some good comes out of it. Originally published in   Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Europeans Contest US Anti-Russian Hype

Cowichan Conversations: Hillary Clinton will return to Ohio on Monday with Elizabeth Warren in tow.

Hillary Clinton will return to Ohio on Monday with Elizabeth Warren in tow. As Democrats sharpen their general election argument against Donald Trump, it will be their first joint appearance on the campaign trail. Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Hillary Clinton will return to Ohio on Monday with Elizabeth Warren in tow.

Cowichan Conversations: The Votes Have Been Counted – Will The European Common Market Unravel Further?

The shock will take some time to wear off, especially in Britain or what may be left of Britain as a result of the referendum vote to leave the European Union. Of course, they remain Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: The Votes Have Been Counted – Will The European Common Market Unravel Further?

The Progressive Right: Do Not Go Gentle into that Good Night, #Remain ( #Brexit #EUref )

I’m expanding on a Facebook rant I went on.

From Facebook.

One of the tenets of a strong democracy, is a loud vocal opposition. So, I say this to the Remainers …

The leaders of Leave campaign are weak and have showed their cards. They made unfounded threats, invoked emotional outbursts, dire warnings, and impressed upon voters the immediacy of the need to withdraw from the European Union.

Hold them to it.

Why haven’t they insisted on invoking Article 50? Why are they letting the Prime Minister and the governing Conservatives off the hook till Cameron’s successor is chosen? They have a clear mandate – why the delay? Why do they want a sober second opportunity to renegotiate their place in the Union? Why do you have to remain quiet because they won?

The Scots, who held an independence referendum not too long ago, were promised continued EU membership. What now?

Screw it. And, screw the people that say, “Well, let it go .. the people have spoken.”

Contrary to public opinion, shutting up because you lost is *not* democracy. Do you think the leadership and campaigners for Leave would be quiet had Remain won? Not a chance.

Sign the petitions. Join the Liberal Democrats. Move to Canada. Start a blog. Make ‪#‎WeAreFucked‬ trend on Twitter.

They made the bed, they get to lie in it.

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The Progressive Right: Do Not Go Gentle into that Good Night, #Remain ( #Brexit #EUref )

I’m expanding on a Facebook rant I went on.From Facebook.One of the tenets of a strong democracy, is a loud vocal opposition. So, I say this to the Remainers …The leaders of Leave campaign are weak and have showed their cards. They made unfounded thr… . . . → Read More: The Progressive Right: Do Not Go Gentle into that Good Night, #Remain ( #Brexit #EUref )

Cowichan Conversations: A war hero who was a stranger in his own land

  This is the most moving story I have read in years. I urge you take a few minutes, well spent, and read this account that will always stay with you. I know it Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: A war hero who was a stranger in his own land

Cowichan Conversations: Will Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump Actually Debate Before The June 7th California Primary?

  The New York Times–Hillary Clinton has declined an invitation to debate Senator Bernie Sanders before the California primary election next month, but he may have found a willing replacement: Donald J. Trump. Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: Will Bernie Sanders and Donald Trump Actually Debate Before The June 7th California Primary?

Cowichan Conversations: “Evil World Banking” Explained

In this animated video, John Perkins, author of Confessions of an Economic Hit Man, explains how terrorism and a “mutant, viral form of capitalism” are connected. “If we want to get rid of terrorism, Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: “Evil World Banking” Explained

Cowichan Conversations: If you are searching for truth, turn off the commercial media and listen to the comedians

The comediens are bringing us far more rational analysis on trade deals that our elected officials who are controlled by the forces driving the TPP and other corrupt trade deals. You cannot accept that Read more… . . . → Read More: Cowichan Conversations: If you are searching for truth, turn off the commercial media and listen to the comedians