Across Alberta’s political spectrum, no one dares to utter three terrifying words: Green New Deal. Jason Kenney famously had very public press conference meltdown about it, but even Alberta’s NDP MLA Shannon Phillips, former Minister of the Environment, isn’t sure if it’s a good idea. What gives? Emma Jackson, organizer with Climate Justice Edmonton, joins Team Advantage to discuss the lack of imagination and political cowardice that seems to be plaguing our province.

As Alberta’s United Conservative Party government callously try to snatch away financial, social and education benefits from 2100 former foster kids, A.C. and her lawyer Avnish Nanda have taken the government to court and won to keep these benefits – for now. On a new episode of Progress Report, host Duncan Kinney discusses the case with Nanda and Jenn Prosser, an organizer and campaigner who grew up in foster care and kinship care during the aftermath of Klein’s cuts.

On this week’s Tech Won’t Save Us, Paris Marx is joined by Nika Roza Danilova (who performs as Zola Jesus) to discuss how COVID-19 is affecting artists, the privileged worldview of tech, the human essence of art, and why that can’t be replicated by artificial intelligence. She also provides advice on how to best support artists and her hopes for what a better world for artists might look like.

Toronto’s #1 socialist podcast Oats for Breakfast returns from its month-long hiatus as the hosts describe a very long journey back to Canada from Pakistan and (after developing some symptoms) their subsequent efforts to obtain a COVID-19 test, an experience that doesn’t shed a good light on the way the crisis is being managed by Canadian authorities.

On an excerpt from a recent premium episode of Out of Left Field, the Victoria socialists discuss the recent snowbird crash, Trudeau’s gun legislation, incels and more.

On an exclusive Left Politics, History and Culture interview with Niki Ashton, the NDP Member of Parliament for Churchill—Keewatinook Aski joins host Christo Aivalis to talk about how she is playing a leadership role with Bernie Sanders, Naomi Klein, Yannis Varoufakis, Noam Chomsky and others to build Progressive International, an organization dedicated building democratic socialist movements all over the world.

On a new french-language explainer, Ricochet investigates how last week’s protests in Montreal and around the world are driving a long overdue conversation about police brutality.