Montreal Simon: The Day the Iraq War Came Back to Condemn Tony Blair

It's taken seven years for a British inquiry to render its verdict on Tony Blair, and his role in the Iraq War.But at last the verdict is in.It couldn't be more devastating.Read more »

Cowichan Conversations: American Voters Swing Over To Democratic Socialist Bernie Sanders

Canadian voters tossed out the entrenched PM Steve Harper and chose change by shunning the conservative candidates from the Conservative Party and the NDP. We were inundated with messaging that Justin Trudeau was just not Read more…

Writings of J. Todd Ring: Thoughts on the NDP

I’d like to have confidence in the NDP, but they have become a neoliberal party, in full submission to the corporate powers and the neoliberal corporate agenda, despite the fanfare and the piece-meal token gestures. Mulcair certainly is no Tommy Douglas, nor is he a Tony Benn. I hope I am wrong, and I’d be ...

CuriosityCat: Is an anti-Orange Wave rising in Quebec?

Abacus has a poll out on September 27 that has very bad news for Mulcair’s NDP. The NDP support in Quebec, its heartland, has plunged over the past week, dropping like a stone, while the other parties are ticking upwards: And this anti-Orange Wave has dragged the NDP down nationally as well: In Battleground Ontario, ...

CuriosityCat: Is an anti-Orange Wave rising in Quebec?

Abacus has a poll out on September 27 that has very bad news for Mulcair’s NDP. The NDP support in Quebec, its heartland, has plunged over the past week, dropping like a stone, while the other parties are ticking upwards: And this anti-Orange Wave has dragged the NDP down nationally as well: In Battleground Ontario, ...

Alberta Politics: The election of Jeremy Corbyn to lead Labour is proof that, sometimes, hope triumphs over fear mongering

PHOTOS: Jeremy Corbyn on Sept. 5, campaigning in Margate. (Photo by Chris Beckett.) Below: A young Mr. Corbyn, always true to his principles; the catastrophic Margaret Thatcher; 1970s Labour prime minister Harold Wilson; NDP Leader Thomas Mulcair. If you’re one of those who imagines Alberta has embarked on a “dangerous experiment” by electing the moderately ...

The Disaffected Lib: Netanyahu Promises Israeli Voters – There’ll Be No Palestinian State On My Watch.

With Israelis heading to the polls, Benjamin Netanyahu is running scared.  He’s seen Likud’s numbers and all the polls show he’s in trouble.  He’s in deep enough that he’s pulling out all the stops and scrambling for the hardliner vote.Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyhau said Monday that if he were to be reelected, a Palestinian state ...

The Disaffected Lib: Tony Blair and his "Bloody Crusades"

Tony Blair’s former deputy prime minister, John Prescott, thinks he can explain the radicalization of Britain’s Muslim youth – his former boss Tony Blair’s “bloody crusade” to topple Saddam Hussein. The outspoken former deputy PM, who was recently appointed as an unpaid adviser with special responsibility for climate change by Labour leader Ed Miliband, said ...

CuriosityCat: From My Quotes Cupboard: The German Juggernaut in search of a Hedgehog

About Jose Maria Aznar, Prime Minister of Spain, at the Amsterdam Treaty negotiation in May 1997: But not with Aznar. They waited until everyone had settled into their roles at the negotiations, including me, and then offered him a compromise, not a bad one but not a good one. He said, No, I told you ...

Accidental Deliberations: Thursday Morning Links

This and that for your Thursday reading. – Bruce Livesey discusses Tony Blair’s role in corporatizing social democracy. And Stephen Elliott-Buckley writes that there’s little reason to listen to the policy prescriptions of a financial elite class which is conspicuously ensuring that its future bears no resemblance to that of the general population. – Jane ...

drive-by planet: RT’s Breaking the Set: George Galloway on ‘Killing of Tony Blair’, Yemen drone attack and the death of Abbas Khan

In this RT interview British Respect Party MP, George Galloway, talks about his upcoming documentary film The Killing of Tony Blair. He also gives his views on the harassment of The Guardian by British authorities and the strange death of Dr Abbas Khan in a Syria prison. British citizen Khan died mere days before he ...

CuriosityCat: The Battle for the Soul of Canada’s NDP

Tony Blair wrested control of the British Labour Party away from the hardliners who had successfully run that party into the ditch in election after election, by concentrating on a small core of voters, and offering policies that were outmoded, anti-capitalistic and unappetizing to most British voters. Thomas Mulcair faces the same problem that Blair ...

CuriosityCat: From My Blog Cupboard: Tony Blair & Prince Charles

About Prince Charles: Shortly after their first meeting, I bumped into Prince Charles. “I had a meeting with Mr. [John] Prescott recently,” he said. “Ah,” I said, “how did it go?” “Fine, fine,” Prince Charles replied with a somewhat distracted air, “except …” “Yes?” I said encouragingly, knowing some Johnism was about to emerge. “Well,” ...

The Disaffected Lib: The Muddled Mind of Lord Prescott

Back when he was Tony Blair’s deputy prime minister he was for it but now Lord/Baron John Prescott says the Anglo-American war on Iraq “can’t be justified.” Prescott says he supported the conquest of Iraq back in 2003 because he’d been told that George w. Bush would sort out the Israeli-Palestinian problem. Speaking on BBC ...

LeDaro: Archbishop Desmond Tutu : George Bush And Tony Blair Have Committed War Crimes

In a recent interview, Archbishop Desmond Tutu – a leading figure in the fight against apartheid in South Africa and a winner of the Nobel Peace Prize – stated that Tony Blair and George W. Bush should be charged with war crimes and tried at the Hague. He couldn’t be more right. As reported in ...

Alberta Diary: Yikes! U.S. program with remarkable knack for spotting future foreign leaders picks … Danielle Smith

Wildrose Party Leader Danielle Smith prepares to set off on her 19-day American tour. Future America-friendly leaders may not be exactly as illustrated. Below: Ms. Smith for real. With tout le monde political Alberta focusing on the province’s final farewell to Peter Lougheed, founder of the 41-year Conservative dynasty who passed on last Thursday, Alberta ...

LeDaro: Orly Weinerman: Gaddafi’s girlfriend

It is a strange love story. Orly Weinerman is an Israeli model and soap opera actress and in love with Saif Gaddafi who is Muammar Gaddafi’s son and is in Libyan custody. He is under trial in Libya and possible punishment could be death sentence. She is appealing former British Prime Minister Tony Blair to ...