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Accidental Deliberations: Thursday Morning Links

This and that for your Thursday reading.

– George Monbiot writes about the absurdity of the right-wing choice to promote inequality in the name of competition among the wealthy when the ultimate results are worse for everybody: The capture by the executive class of so much wealth performs no useful function. What the very rich . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Thursday Morning Links

Alberta Diary: Alberta still needs a “city party” – a role the New Democratic Party could fill

Typical Alberta Progressive Conservative Party members. Or, wait, are those Wildrose members? Alberta’s rural elite may not appear exactly as illustrated. Below: Alberta Municipal Affairs Minister Doug Griffiths, Calgary Mayor Naheed Nenshi, Edmonton Mayor Stephen Mandel. Where’s the NDP when we need them?

Here it is 2013, the Earth is about to become . . . → Read More: Alberta Diary: Alberta still needs a “city party” – a role the New Democratic Party could fill

Accidental Deliberations: #skndpldr – Swift Current Debate Notes

As Scott has already noted, Saskatchewan NDP’s Swift Current leadership debate included plenty of familar themes:

And indeed, one of the more interesting issues facing both the candidates and the debate organizers is how to account for the difference between an audience which may be seeing the candidates for the first time, and the . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: #skndpldr – Swift Current Debate Notes

Accidental Deliberations: Leadership 2013 Roundup

There’s a common theme to the last few days’ developments in the Saskatchewan NDP leadership race. While plenty of the campaigns are doing plenty worth talking about, they may have work to do in making sure interested members understand what’s happening.

Perhaps most notably, there’s the contrast between Erin Weir’s focus as the campaign’s resident . . . → Read More: Accidental Deliberations: Leadership 2013 Roundup