Politics and its Discontents: Happy Labour Day

For a reflection on why unions are still so relevant and necessary, the protests of neoliberals notwithstanding, be sure to check out Kev’s post at Trapped in a Whirlpool. And for indications of a resurgence in the union movement, check out this editorial at The Toronto Star. Indeed, we shall overcome. Recommend this Post

Politics and its Discontents: Well Worth The Read

I’m going to spend much of the day trying to finish off the bulk of my flooring project, so I shall merely offer some reading recommendations for your consideration: In his Star column today, Tim Harper discusses the taint that will reside over every federal election henceforth if the ‘Fair’ Elections Act becomes law without ...

Politics and its Discontents: Police Torturers And Their Enablers

It is heartening to know that the Hamilton police are discharging their duties responsibly, as attested to by a video that went viral this week. However, to believe that all is well in policeland would be but a comforting illusion. Yesterday, Kev reported on the ‘excesses’ of some Toronto police whose actions, described by the ...

Politics and its Discontents: The Failures of Our Political Representatives

The other day over at Trapped in a Whirlpool, blogger Kev wrote a post entitled Irrelevant by Choice. In it, he lamented the failure ofParliamentary-backbenchers to do the job they were entrusted with, the representation of their constituents. He wrote: I choose to believe that the vast majority got involved in politics for the right ...

Politics and its Discontents: An Eloquent Denunciation of Harper

I am taking a blogging break today, but thanks to Kev over at Trapped in a Whirlpool, I can pass this along. Please watch it, and circulate as widely as possible: Recommend this Post