Political Eh-conomy: Political Eh-conomy Radio: BC teachers and First Nations on the frontlines

My guests today help take a fresh look at two issues where British Columbia is on the front lines of bigger social conflicts: that over the future of public education and that over resource development on First Nations lands. https://politicalehconomy.files.wordpress.com/2014/09/podcast-140905-bc-frontlines1.mp3 My first guest is Helesia Luke, life-long public education advocate and member of the board of the BC Society for ...

Left Over: SuperCrusty and the Lazy Opposition Don’t Come to Blows

B.C. teachers’ strike: Union rejects premier’s demand to suspend strike Union says government remains entrenched, inflexibile and unwilling to bargain. CBC News Posted: Sep 03, 2014 10:51 AM PT Last Updated: Sep 04, 2014 7:58 AM PT All of you 5 cent a comment Liberal trolls can say and think what you like, but here ...

Political Eh-conomy: On talking about priorities: Oil spills and teachers strikes

On the same day one week ago, teachers in British Columbia began a full strike and the Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline was approved by the Canadian government. With such telling coincidences, it is hard not to juxtapose the two broad social conflicts in which BC has become a flashpoint: that over the quality of public ...

Trashy's World: Had to post this…

… to funny. Seems there is a teacher’s strike going on in Chicago. And it is getting nasty. Civility has disappeared in Chicago Teachers Union protests,” says Daniel Strauss, who snapped the pic. Truly. Make fun of the mayor’s mother, declare him worse than Hitler, plant evidence that he’s having an extramarital affair. But calling ...