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The Ranting Canadian: Pretty much every time I hear Canadian Prime Minister Stephen…

Pretty much every time I hear Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper or one of his Conservative minions speak, I think of this song: “Propaganda” by the defunct punk/Oi! band Blitz. The same goes for when I hear Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne or one of her provincial Liberal hacks spew BS talking points. Even though . . . → Read More: The Ranting Canadian: Pretty much every time I hear Canadian Prime Minister Stephen…

The Ranting Canadian: One of the greatest, yet underrated, bands in punk rock is…

One of the greatest, yet underrated, bands in punk rock is returning to Canada for the first time in about a decade. Stage Bottles, from Frankfurt, Germany, will be playing in Toronto on Friday, April 18 and in Montreal on Saturday, April 19.

For those not familiar with Stage Bottles, they perform . . . → Read More: The Ranting Canadian: One of the greatest, yet underrated, bands in punk rock is…

The Ranting Canadian: Alright, this is my last anti-Thatcher post of the night. Whew,…

Alright, this is my last anti-Thatcher post of the night. Whew, there sure are a lot of anti-Thatcher songs and videos out there, and I have only posted a fraction of them.

This song isn’t subtle at all. It gets straight to the point. It’s “Maggie” by the Edinburgh, Scotland punk band The Exploited . . . → Read More: The Ranting Canadian: Alright, this is my last anti-Thatcher post of the night. Whew,…

The Ranting Canadian: This anti-Thatcher song is “We Rule OK” by the…

This anti-Thatcher song is “We Rule OK” by the working-class Oi! band The Last Resort. Some right-wingers try to claim this band as one of their own, but that is not accurate. The Last Resort are patriotic and pro-working class, not Conservatives or fascists. Here are the lyrics.

We Rule OK

The government policies . . . → Read More: The Ranting Canadian: This anti-Thatcher song is “We Rule OK” by the…

The Ranting Canadian: http://www.reverbnation.com/attilathestockbroker/song/10941659-maggots-1-maggie-0-band-version

http://www.reverbnation.com/attilathestockbroker/song/10941659-maggots-1-maggie-0-band-version:

With this anti-Thatcher song, I was unable to find a video that played properly on my computer. I couldn’t resist posting a link to the audio file, because it’s my favourite song about Margaret Thatcher. After you click on the link, you’ll have to press “play” at the bottom of the screen.

“Maggots 1 . . . → Read More: The Ranting Canadian: http://www.reverbnation.com/attilathestockbroker/song/10941659-maggots-1-maggie-0-band-version

The Ranting Canadian: Razors in the Night was one of the bands that played with The…

Razors in the Night was one of the bands that played with The Oppressed, The Prowlers and other bands in Montreal on March 16, 2013. I’m not into hardcore so much, but I was impressed by the music and stage presence of this Boston band. They played good-time melodic hardcore without any dick-head attitude. . . . → Read More: The Ranting Canadian: Razors in the Night was one of the bands that played with The…

The Ranting Canadian: Interview with Glen “the Hamilton Kid” of the Steeltown Spoilers

Interview with Glen “the Hamilton Kid” of the Steeltown Spoilers:

The above link is to an interview with Glen “the Hamilton Kid” of the punk band Steeltown Spoilers.

Glen talks about his band of course, but he also discusses the economic decline and political destruction of the city he loves. The interview reveals some real . . . → Read More: The Ranting Canadian: Interview with Glen “the Hamilton Kid” of the Steeltown Spoilers

The Ranting Canadian: “Nazi Scum” by the Scottish anti-fascist punk band…

“Nazi Scum” by the Scottish anti-fascist punk band Oi Polloi

Standing outsides the primary school gates,with their leaflets stirring up race hate. Creeping round in the dead of night,setting innocent people’s houses alight. They stab and kill in radical attacks. Just how much more before you fight back? Find them – . . . → Read More: The Ranting Canadian: “Nazi Scum” by the Scottish anti-fascist punk band…

The Ranting Canadian: March 15 and 16, 2013 in Montreal: two nights of…

March 15 and 16, 2013 in Montreal: two nights of anti-fascist/anti-racist Oi!, punk rock, hardcore, and a little bit of ska and reggae.

It’s a party, not a political rally, but there’s no mystery where the bands and most of the attendees stand on the issues. It will be at Katakombes, which . . . → Read More: The Ranting Canadian: March 15 and 16, 2013 in Montreal: two nights of…

The Ranting Canadian: As a follow-up to my “Harper hates me, Harper hates you,…

As a follow-up to my “Harper hates me, Harper hates you, Harper hates all of us” column, here is the video for the song “Hate Us” by The Prowlers, an anti-fascist, anti-racist Oi! band from Montreal.

The song isn’t political, but it fits with the theme of my last post.

The Ranting Canadian: “Power & The Glory” by Cockney…

“Power & The Glory” by Cockney Rejects ———————————————————————————— Those years ago our ships set sail to restore England’s pride. Thousands of blokes like me and you, were on their way to d… . . . → Read More: The Ranting Canadian: “Power & The Glory” by Cockney…

calgaryliberal.com: Ms. Redford’s Fudget-Budget: Not Open, Not Transparent, and Definitely Not What She Promised

Ms. Redford’s expectation that the price of oil would stay high (we’re currently hitting a nine-month low for oil), her spending promises be fulfilled, and that a PC government would be a stable choice for Albertans, has fallen flat. She ran on the regular non-Conservative spending sprees — even where doctors and front line workers . . . → Read More: calgaryliberal.com: Ms. Redford’s Fudget-Budget: Not Open, Not Transparent, and Definitely Not What She Promised