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Politics and its Discontents: Lying: The Pillar Of Politics

This timely message is brought to you by the folks at Operation Maple:

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Politics and its Discontents: Joy Taylor Has A Mission

Ninety-two years old and still fighting the good fight.

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Montreal Simon: The Ghastly Hypocrisy of the Shameless Stephen Harper

Stephen Harper has so many monstrous human flaws, I think my fingers would fall off before I finished typing all of them.But one of the worst is his ghastly hypocrisy.For he is the leader who promised transparency when he came to power only to turn his filthy regime into the most secretive government ever. . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Ghastly Hypocrisy of the Shameless Stephen Harper

Politics and its Discontents: The Life And Death Of Worker Resistance

When it comes to jobs, we live in very precarious times, with fewer and fewer people securing full-time work with benefits. Paradoxically, union membership continues to decline, while right-wing propaganda about the evils of such associations flourishes. As a society, we seem to have lost the will to fight for something better.

So what . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: The Life And Death Of Worker Resistance

Politics and its Discontents: Bye, Bye, Steve

Operation Maple has a series of videos in which ordinary Canadians discuss their reasons to ‘leave Steve’ in 2015. Here they begin:

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Politics and its Discontents: Can Stephen Harper Buy Your Conscience?

Stephen Harper offers so much to so few – tax cuts, increased Tax-Free Savings Accounts, income-splitting, to name but a few of his ‘gifts.’ His disingenuous rhetoric notwithstanding, however, Harper is really offering all kinds of bribes inducements for you to think only of yourself, and to ignore the niggling voice within telling you that . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Can Stephen Harper Buy Your Conscience?

Politics and its Discontents: Attention, Young People: Here Is Why You Should Vote

This brief but powerful video should be viewed by all those who are politically disengaged, especially our young citizens:

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Politics and its Discontents: It Could Happen To You

Although the narration is at times melodramatic, the message of this video is clear: trusting government to respect your privacy is a naive notion.

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Politics and its Discontents: "Something’s Not Right, Mr. Harper"

While Mr. Harper would have us all believe he is working to make Canada safe from terrorism, there is a far more insidious problem that he is choosing to ignore. Watch as 12-year-old Tori Metcalf rebukes the Prime Minister for his negligence:

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Politics and its Discontents: Raising The Minimum Wage: Countering The Right-Wing Propagandists

Given the disappointing news about the minimum wage coming out of Ontario, and the relentless propaganda from the right about wage increases being job killers while conveniently ignoring the experience of other jurisdictions, perhaps the following video can provide some balance:

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OPSEU Diablogue: Underpaid PSWs locked out after refusing wage concessions

The March of Dimes is a registered charity that helps Ontarians with disabilities live independently. Recently the charity locked out about 30 Oakville Personal Support Workers (PSWs) after they refused to give in to wage concessions. These OPSEU-represented PSWs are … Continue reading →

Politics and its Discontents: Justifying Poor Remuneration

Ever the big business apologist, The Globe and Mail, as reported by Operation Maple, had an article the other day by one of their newer hires, Leah Eichler, who essentially says that young workers today have it pretty good.

Entitled For younger workers, perks trump pay, Eichler asserts that even though compensation may not . . . → Read More: Politics and its Discontents: Justifying Poor Remuneration

Cowichan Conversations: Police Brutality in Canada! Is This Democracy?

Richard Hughes Political Blogger

Make no mistake folks the genie is out of the bottle and fascism is staring us right in the face. Many people do not want to hear that or deal with that unwelcome reality but it is undeniably the reality of Canada today.

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Politics and its Discontents: For All the Union-Bashers Out There

Ninety-year-old Joy Taylor asks all of us to ‘be the voice’:

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Cowichan Conversations: There’s A Man Going Round Taking Names

OPSEU Diablogue: Operation Maple Video: Placing staff and patients at risk

Would you want to work here? Would you want to be a patient here? Ontario Shores Centre for Mental Health Sciences has been on our radar in recent weeks and all for the wrong reasons. An unaccountable bonus to the … Continue reading →

OPSEU Diablogue: Operation Maple: Funny video looks at ways public services touch our lives

Operation Maple are at it again. Interviewing people on the street of Toronto, several claimed that they “don’t use public services.” Oh really? Upbeat and funny, the video looks at how many ways public services can touch our lives in the … Continue reading →

OPSEU Diablogue: New Operation Maple video highlights corporate tax evasion

Thirty Fortune 500 companies didn’t pay any tax in the last three years. Ever wonder why corporations continue to pay less or no tax while governments become more and more destabilized by debt? Our friends at Operation Maple have just released … Continue reading →

Vancouver Observer: Canada’s right-wing media monopolies move further right

I’ve made the domination of Canada’s right-wing media the centrepiece of this blog. Sometimes I wonder why. Those posts are the least travelled, the least linked of any on this blog. I guess the blogging community has other things to talk about. As for the media, it certainly doesn’t want to spoil its . . . . . → Read More: Vancouver Observer: Canada’s right-wing media monopolies move further right

Vancouver Observer: Canada’s right-wing media monopolies move further right

I’ve made the domination of Canada’s right-wing media the centrepiece of this blog. Sometimes I wonder why. Those posts are the least travelled, the least linked of any on this blog. I guess the blogging community has other things to talk about. As for the media, it certainly doesn’t want to spoil its own party.

. . . → Read More: Vancouver Observer: Canada’s right-wing media monopolies move further right

Operation Maple takes on Globe & Mail. Number 6 in Gang of Seven.

Operation Maple has been doing a yeoman’s job in pointing out the main pillars of Canada’s Conservative media monopoly. So far OM has grappled with the following behemoths of industry:

Sun Media Corporation Bell Canada Enterprises The Rogers Dynasty Irving Media Shaw Media

And now at number 6, OM . . . → Read More: Operation Maple takes on Globe & Mail. Number 6 in Gang of Seven.

Operation Maple takes on Globe & Mail. Number 6 in Gang of Seven.

Operation Maple has been doing a yeoman’s job in pointing out the main pillars of Canada’s Conservative media monopoly. So far OM has grappled with the following behemoths of industry:

Sun Media Corporation Bell Canada Enterprises The Rogers Dynasty Irving Media Shaw Media

And now at number 6, OM tackles the most elusive of all . . . → Read More: Operation Maple takes on Globe & Mail. Number 6 in Gang of Seven.

Red Tory v.3.0.3: Bad Lip Reading: Stephen Harper

The Dear Leader’s Christmas message (in case you missed it) as mangled by the folks at Operation Maple:

Yes, the novelty of these BLR things has long-since worn off since the classic “save a pretzel for the gas jets” Rick Perry iteration, but I feel obligated to post a Canadian version.

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