The Decarie Report: March 24: The choice that Justin Trudeau will never make.

                                                                                   Below is an examination of a powerful factor in the manipulation of public opinion ...

Warren Kinsella: As you will see, I can’t stop grinning about the Unpresident’s utter humiliation 

Video: @kinsellawarren discusses what the failed attempt to repeal Obamacare means for Donald Trump in long term https://t.co/ywBAszK0oz — 680 NEWS Toronto (@680NEWS) March 24, 2017

Warren Kinsella: Highly-scientific poll™ on trump’s yuge loss

Vote for your favorite #POTUS @realDonaldTrump loss: — Warren Kinsella (@kinsellawarren) March 24, 2017

Warren Kinsella: You-know-who, right about now

The Disaffected Lib: Got Half an Hour? Find Half an Hour.

Jeremy Scahill dissects his homeland’s descent into fascism and doesn’t spare Obama for his role in it either. Four or five years ago this was a tough argument to swallow. Back then it was the sort of thing you would hear from Chris Hedges. Today it’s a growing chorus of voices echoing Hedges’ warning. Watch ...

Warren Kinsella: “We’ll win so much, you’ll get bored with winning.”

HA HA HA the #GOP are pulling their bill. You have lost, @realDonaldTrump and @SpeakerRyan. You lost. #USPolitics — Warren Kinsella (@kinsellawarren) March 24, 2017 ⚡️ “GOP health care bill withdrawn, House in recess”https://t.co/9XVKypO2jn — Warren Kinsella (@kinsellawarren) March 24, 2017

Canadian Dimension: The US-NATO Invasion of Libya Destroyed the Country Beyond All Recognition

A Libyan rebel celebrates in front of a tank belonging to loyalist forces • Photo by Patrick Baz/AFP On Friday, March 17, hundreds of Libyans came into Tripoli’s Martyrs’ Square. They wanted to make a simple statement: end the rule of militias. Since the NATO war of 2011, Libya has been ruled by a patchwork ...

The Disaffected Lib: TrumpCare Gets the Hook

The writing was on the wall when Republican House leader Paul Ryan popped into the White House this morning. He was there to tell Trump that his healthcare bill was going to defeat if it was put to a vote as the Cheeto Benito angrily demanded last night. Then, with the Capital building literally besieged ...

Canadian Dimension: Fighting for union justice on the streets

Richard Dalkeith (L) and Mike Vanveen work on renovations at the SLOW office, November 2016. Photo: Dan Janisse/ Windsor Star. In Windsor, Ontario, when the Downtown Windsor Business Improvement Association paid to install iron-spiked railings where panhandlers sit, the organization which called attention to it was the Street Labourers of Windsor (SLOW). They also took ...

Canadian Dimension: What we need is a working-class politics

Photo by Daniel Perianu Reflecting on the state of our movement, we should be asking: Is the labour movement better positioned today to influence and affect meaningful change than under Harper? Are the prospects for workers in this country better than they were over the past 10 years? There is no doubt that, after a ...

The Disaffected Lib: Henry Giroux Unpacks Trump’s "Culture of Cruelty"

Henry Giroux looks beyond the callous brutality of the Republican’s American Health Care Act to the larger culture of cruelty being inflicted on America’s most vulnerable by Trump and his Congressional accomplices. For the last 40 years, the United States has pursued a ruthless form of neoliberalism that has stripped economic activity from ethical considerations and ...

The Progressive Economics Forum: The 2017 Federal Budget

Here is the link to my analysis and comments re the Limits of Liberalism. http://www.broadbentinstitute.ca/andrew_ajackson/2017_federal_budget_end_of_progress

Scripturient: Antarctica’s icy hoaxes return

Under the thick ice of Antarctica lies buried the remains of an advanced civilization, dating back 55,000-65,000 years. So startling was this discovery that world leaders were flown in to the perennially frozen continent to witness for themselves the proof of alien presence on our planet. Or not. Well, really not. Not at all. You ...

The Progressive Economics Forum: Reflections on the Social Democratic Tradition

The Broadbent Institute and Douglas-Coldwell Foundation have just published a paper of mine as part of a larger project on social democratic renewal, The paper is mainly retrospective, and touches on social democracy as an approach to economic policy. Comments are most welcome. The link is here: http://www.broadbentinstitute.ca/reflections_on_the_social_democratic_tradition 1.0 Executive Summary: The purpose of this ...

The Political Road Map: Don Meredith and Another Senate Scandal!

I have been hearing a lot of discussion regarding newly disgraced Senator Don Meredith and his scandal revolving around sexual relations with a teenager. It seems like the Senate in general cannot go too far without some form of scandal either following it or outright being created by it. Senator Meredith has created a lot ...

The Disaffected Lib: Wrap Your Mind Around This Idea

We live in a world that’s running out of stuff including the stuff that keeps you alive – clean air and fresh water for starters. There is not enough to meet our insatiable and persistently growing demand. The Global Footprint Network that studies these things has worked out that mankind now uses renewable resources (water, ...

Warren Kinsella: Spies Are Us: this week’s HuffPo #BCpoli column 

Some people wear tinfoil hats. Some see conspiracies everywhere. Some even look around at public meetings, and see spies where there are none. B.C. NDP MLA David Eby, for instance, sees spies. B.C. Liberal spies, to be precise. A little while ago, Eby — who seems like a nice fellow, albeit a bit paranoid — ...

Accidental Deliberations: Friday Morning Links

Assorted content to end your week. – Vicki Nash challenges the claim that unemployment in a precarious economy is generally a matter of choice rather than the absence thereof. And Jia Tolentino argues that we shouldn’t pretend there’s any value in being forced to work oneself to death: It does require a fairly dystopian strain ...

The Disaffected Lib: Our Last, Best Chance?

Canadians have all the proof they need in our own prime minister that the existing approach to slashing carbon emissions cannot work. Trudeau’s hypocrisy is embedded in his drive to accelerate the export and production of the world’s most carbon-intensive ersatz petroleum, bitumen, under the laughable premise that more carbon today is the key to ...

wmtc: ontario librarians: should the ola support staffless libraries?

This week, the Toronto Public Library announced plans to open libraries with no staff. Not just no librarians — we’ve seen that in many places — but no staff whatsoever. This was bad enough, but we were further horrified to see that the Ontario Library Association, a membership-based organization that is supposed to further the interests ...

Warren Kinsella: SAY NO TO HATE

Oppose the neo-Nazi rag, Your Ward News? Opposed Canada post delivering I hate sheet to your mailbox? Now’s your chance to say so! Write this committee! Say NO to hate! 

We Pivot: Community First, Deportations Second?

Residents were upset that the president who promised to deport undocumented immigrants was rounding up undocumented immigrants in order to deport them. “I knew he was Mexican, but he’s been here so long, he’s just one of us,” Debra Johnson, … [Read more]

Politics and its Discontents: Setting The Record Straight

Now that Senator Don Meridith, about whom I have previously posted, has switched lawyers, it is gratifying to see that his cowardly cries of racism as a factor in the calls his dismissal are being put to rest. Meredith’s new lawyer had this to say yesterday: Disgraced Sen. Don Meredith’s new lawyer says racism doesn’t ...

Montreal Simon: Samantha Bee on Donald Trump’s Hard Power Budget

Well there he was yesterday, sitting behind the wheel of a monster truck, looking like he was about to start mowing down his many enemies, real or imagined.But the truck wasn't moving, thank goodness. Donald Trump wasn't going anywhere.And neither is his plan to destroy Obamacare.President Trump issued an ultimatum on Thursday to recalcitrant Republicans ...

Wise Law Blog: The Lawyer’s Weekly: Social Media Postings Creating a Litigation ‘Gold Mine’

BY SIMRAN BAKSHI, ASSOCIATE LAWYER I was recently interviewed by Lawyer’s Weekly correspondent Kim Arnott regarding the impact that social media can have in family law litigation. Given the nature of issues presented in family law, it is really not all that surprising to see social media increasingly relied upon by the Courts as an ...