Montreal Simon: The Harperland Winter and Pete Seeger’s Message to Progressives

Well I have to admit it was a pretty grim week in Harperland. It was really cold and dark in the place where I live, and even the lights on the ferry dock couldn't brighten the gloom. Not when Lord Harper is back from his bloated junket to remind me how much I despise him and his ...

Blevkog: Pete Seeger tribute on CBC’s Ideas with Paul Kennedy

As you all know, Pete Seeger died Monday night after giving us music for the past 70-odd years (he was 94).  Last night CBC Radio’s Ideas with Paul Kennedy rebroadcasted a tribute to him that was originally produced a few years ago.  It’s really worth a listen: A Tribute to Pete Seeger

Alberta Diary: Oh to be a fly on the cabinet room wall today! Court grants stay on application against AUPE of Bill 46 until Valentine’s Day

Steam vents from the cabinet room at the Alberta Legislature. Actual eruptions of Tory fury may not be exactly as illustrated – and, actually, that’s the Lieutenant Governor’s office. Well, whatever, it’s better than a file shot of the law courts sign! Below: AUPE President Guy Smith. Who wouldn’t want to be a fly on ...

THE FIFTH COLUMN: He Was Supposed to Live Forever – And He Will

You can read more about Pete Seeger on the Pete Seeger Appreciation Page website.

THE FIFTH COLUMN: He Was Supposed to Live Forever – And He Will

You can read more about Pete Seeger on the Pete Seeger Appreciation Page website.

The Ranting Canadian: It’s April 27, 2013: a few days after my blog’s…

It’s April 27, 2013: a few days after my blog’s first anniversary, the weekend of Rebelfest in Hamilton, and a few days before International Workers’ Day (aka Mayday, aka the real Labour Day).  Additionally, April 28 is International Day of Mourning for workers who were killed or injured on the job. A lot has happened ...

DeSmogBlog: Experts Air Serious Concerns Before New York Fracking Decision

120111frack.jpg Two recent court decisions  in New York state upheld the right of towns to use zoning laws to limit or even ban fracking within their borders. Other states and cities such as Dallas, Maryland, and North Carolina, are still trying to figure out whether, and if so how, to proceed with new drilling. But the big decision that concerned ...

NEW MEDIA AND POLITICS CANADA: Tom Morello At Occupy Vancouver

Tom Morello happily inspiring those in attendance at Occupy Vancouver: Pete Seeger doing the same at Columbus Circle in New York: And if anyone ever asks you why people are angry with Wall Street in the first place, you can always begin with the simple phrase that happily fits into a soundbite, “The Unregulated Actions ...

NEW MEDIA AND POLITICS CANADA: Tom Morello At Occupy Vancouver

Tom Morello happily inspiring those in attendance at Occupy Vancouver: Pete Seeger doing the same at Columbus Circle in New York: And if anyone ever asks you why people are angry with Wall Street in the first place, you can always begin with the simple phrase that happily fits into a soundbite, “The Unregulated Actions ...