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In a year-end retrospective episode of Montreal’s Unpacking the News, host Andre Goulet and associate producer Savanna Craig explore 2019 with selected audio from the year including conversations exploring systemic racism and Justin Trudeau and why the Globe & Mail is wrong about genocide. Plus: a sinister Choose Your Own Adventure featuring Lovecraftian Jason Kenney fanfic from this year’s brutal Alberta election. Unpacking the News will return in early 2020-!

Why should “progressives” and the Left oppose capitalism? How is capitalism’s profit motive related to a range of social, economic and ecological problems facing society? Why is it important to read classic texts from authors like Marx and Engels? In a special mini episode of Calgary-based The Alberta Advantage podcast, journalist Andray Domise discusses his recent Maclean’s opinion piece on why “The left must stand against capitalism. Now.”

It’s a new year, a new episode of Rob Rousseau’s Montreal-based 49th Parahell and the world sucks just as much as ever. On this episode Australian politics and pop culture critique podcast Boonta Vista co-host Andrew Law reports in from the increasingly uninhabitable wasteland once known as “Australia.”

In an epic-length episode to close out the decade, the Out of Left Field crew reviews the last 10 years of important & influential events, elections, protests and strikes on the left from around the world including the rise of Greece’s Syriza, the Alberta NDP’s surprise victory of 2015, Quebec’s 2012 student strikes and more-!

NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh and Bernie Sanders condemned Donald Trump’s assassination of Iranian General Qassem Soleimani in Baghdad last week as an act of aggression. On a new episode of his popular Left Politics, History and Culture YouTube show, Kingston-based Christo Aivalis explores how this critique is in stark contrast to Liberal Foreign Affairs Minister François-Philippe Champagne, Joe Biden and Elizabeth Warren who blame Iran’s Quds Force and Islamic Revolutionary Guard for the dramatic rise in geopolitical tension.