Unpacking the News

Chrystia Freeland supports our coups

Christo Aivalis on the government's dangerous call for regime change in Venezuela and why the media-driven 'crisis' over Jagmeet Singh's leadership is over-hyped
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Foreign Affairs minister Chrystia Freeland was in good company this week at the Davos summit as she shared a stage with far-right Brazilian president Jair Bolsanaro to defend and promote the soft coup in Venezuela.

Writer and academic Christo Aivalis (Canadian Dimension, The Washington Post, Ricochet) joins host Andre Goulet to explore why an official endorsement of regime change in the southern hemisphere by the Canadian government shouldn't surprise us.

Plus: how the manufactured media-driven 'crisis' over Jagmeet Singh's leadership is over-hyped and why the federal NDP leader needs to pay close attention to Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, Bernie Sanders and the resurgent American Left as he and his party prepare to fight the 2019 election.

Find Christo's recent piece at Canadian Dimension here: https://canadiandimension.com/articles/view/the-lesson-ocasio-cortez-and-sanders-have-for-the-left-welcome-their-hatred

Music: 'Himno Nacional de Venezuela' w/ Gustavo Dudamel

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This episode was recorded on January 24th, 2019.

Listen to "Chrystia Freeland Supports Our Coups + Making the Case for Jagmeet Singh" on Spreaker.

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