Listen to “Pandemic Pals: Ottawa (w/ David Moscrop)” on Spreaker.

Sequestered in the nation’s capital, political commentator and academic David Moscrop (The Washington Post, Maclean’s) joins Unpacking the News to discuss the nationalization of the economy and the paradigm shifting CERB, the strength of Canadian political institutions in the face of an unprecedented crisis and what the Trudeau government can learn from the radical transparency and virus realpolitik of the South Korean government.
Plus: the Department of Global Affairs says that Saudi Arabia’s human rights record of unlawful killings, forced disappearances and torture is “problematic”. So why has the ban on arms sales to Mohammed bin Salman’s thug regime been lifted? We explore why canceling the Saudi arms deal is Canada’s only ethical way forward.

It’s a super-seized pandemic episode as returning guest Andray Domise and host Rob Rousseau break down quarantine parenting, Bernie coming up short, what people take for granted about black voters, the dangers of reformism, the CERB, our coming dystopian surveillance nightmare, and much more.

What does “consent” look like if you can’t say no? What interests is Canada’s legal system designed to defend when questions of jurisdiction arise? Canada is fake, but it continues to dispossesses Indigenous peoples from the land— and communities are, in turn, organizing to to get it back. Shiri Pasternak, co-author of the Yellowhead Institute’s Land Back Red Paper, joins Team Advantage to discuss the project of reclaiming indigenous jurisdiction.

Friend of the show Rob Rousseau (49th Parahell, The Insurgents) joins Victoria’s Out of Left Field to discuss the end of Bernie Sanders’ campaign and its effect on left wing movements around the world, the brazen corruption that the U.S. Democratic party engaged in to stop his movement, where to go from here and more.

Toronto socialist podcast Oats for Breakfast chats with Dru Oja Jay and Sam Hersh about the ongoing efforts to organize rent strikes across Canada. We talk about the impact the COVID-19 crisis has had on renters, the desperation that’s leading many to forgo paying rent, the kind of coalition-building that will be required if a rent strike movement is to win needed political victories, and more. Check out if you’d like to find ways to get involved in rent strike organizing.

Listen to “Saison spéciale confinement – Épisode 3 – Laissez-nous aimer” on Spreaker.
On a new episode of french language podcast Les Ficelles, hosts Amélie, Robin et Solène welcome queer nurse Liza Courtois, to discuss her work, feminism and polyamory in a time of pandemic.

This week White House economic adviser Stephen Moore suggested that those protesting various stay at home orders are actually fighting for civil rights and liberties and are “modern-day Rosa Parks”. On a new episode of his popular Youtube show Left Politics, History and Culture Kingston academic Christo Aivalis explains why these people aren’t Rosa Parks and, if anything, are demonstrating deep selfishness.