Listen to "Blockades, Occupations and White Liberal Hypocrisy" on Spreaker. Listen to "Crisis Democracy in a Fictional Country" on Spreaker. On a double-episode week of Unpacking the News, we take a trip down the memory hole to those heady, halcyon days of late February when blockades were sweeping the country as Zoomer activist Ethan Dennett joins host Andre Goulet for a conversation on the BC Legislature occupation.
Then, ex-journalist and Comms Director at the BC-based public interest group Dogwood Kai Nagata joins host Andre Goulet to discuss the political fallout from the blockades and occupations, a federal government confused by its own hypocrisy and the RCMP’s historical pattern of violence against Indigenous communities.
Introducing the newest member of the Ricochet podcast community Oats for Breakfast, a weekly independent eco-socialist podcast based in Toronto that aims to present interviews and conversations relevant to socialist strategy from an open, non-dogmatic perspective. On this episode, the groups explores NDP leader Jagmeet Singh’s 2019 book Love & Courage: My Story of Family, Resilience, and Overcoming the Unexpected and critiques its lack of substance or any meaningful discussion about Singh's political convictions.
Nazis are bad! The Communists who defeated them are good! Somehow, this is massively confusing to Jason Kenney! Joined by special guest Breht O'Shea of Revolutionary Left Radio, Team Advantage examines the Alberta Premier's confused sense of history.
The United Conservative Party government tried to stop Progress Alberta from reporting on their no-good, very bad 2020 budget. They called them an advocacy organization and tried to keep them out of the media lockup. But they didn't back down, took the government to court and won and now Jason Kenney owes them $2000. On a new episode of The Progress Report podcast, Heidi Besuijen, Progress Alberta's lawyer, discusses the case and Jim and Duncan break down the worst parts of the 2020 budget.
On Thursday night Bernie Sanders hosted a fireside chat from his home in Burlington, Vermont. It was viewed by hundreds of thousands of people in a livestream proving that not only can Bernie draw an audience, but that he is the man to serve as president in this moment of crisis. On a new episode of his popular YouTube show Left Politics, Society and Culture Kingston-based academic Christo Aivalis explains why, as Donald Trump misinforms the public and Joe Biden repeatedly demonstrates cognitive decline, Bernie Sanders has both the sharpness and values to serve American society and to channel the legacy and contributions of Franklin Delano Roosevelt, the last president to usher in a New Deal for working class Americans.