Dead Wild Roses: Catering to Identity Politics – Blowback.

“Transgender is an anti-gay, anti-lesbian, homophobic and sexist movement. Their aims are to roll back the visibility and pride of homosexuals and undo the scant gains made for women in the female equality movement. The Kennebunk High School administration is perfectly clear: Gay Pride should go back in the closet.” Fascinating stuff.  I’m wondering how ...

The Canadian Progressive: How Chicago Became the First City to Make Reparations to Victims of Police Violence

The recent passage of historic reparations legislation in Chicago means black people who have experienced racial violence at the hands of the police can be granted reparations. The post How Chicago Became the First City to Make Reparations to Victims of Police Violence appeared first on The Canadian Progressive.

Accidental Deliberations: Tuesday Night Cat Blogging

Surrounded cats.

Warren Kinsella: Against Me! In Strombo’s living room! With me and Bjorn!

Wish Lisa and Emma could’ve been there, too – but they’re both in Ottawa.  Yes, this was our official wedding dance song. Sing along! I don’t ever want to talk that way again, I don’t want to know people like that anymore. As if there was an obligation, As if I owed you something. Black ...

The Disaffected Lib: Napolitano Loses FOX Gig

On FOX they call him “the judge” or at least they did. That’s before Andy Napolitano planted in his president’s addled mind the notion that Britain’s CGHQ spy agency did Obama’s bidding and spied on the Trump campaign. Now the judge has been given the hook. A couple of weeks ago Napolitano said he had ...

The Disaffected Lib: Making Sense of Yesterday

Having endured the “Death by a Thousand Cuts” ordeal now known by the name “Watergate” I realize how difficult it can be to make sense of the significance and meaning of yesterday’s testimony by FBI director, James Comey, and NSA chief, Admiral Mike Rogers. This video helps to put those events in perspective.

Canadian Dimension: Profits, Coercion, and Resistance in Latin America

Photo from PulitzerCenter.org An article published in Third World Quarterly in 2008 was our initiation into collaborative work on Canadian mining imperialism and the popular forms of resistance it systematically engenders in Latin America. The first seed. After a lengthy stretch of germination, this led almost a decade later to our new book, Blood of ...

The Disaffected Lib: Shine a Light

If he hasn’t done anything else useful we can thank Donald Trump for finally shining a light on Russia’s dirty money. For years there have been stories about Cyprus and how the Russian oligarchs were using it as a conduit to transmit rubles to the West for laundering.  Still few eyebrows were raised when Trump ...

DeSmogBlog: Behold The Allure of the Energy Megaproject

This article originally appeared on The Tyee. Imagine if you lived in a nice quiet community of about 30 people, and the Chinese government got permission to plunk a $20-billion liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant on your doorstep. Holy snapping duck shit! Chances are you’d want a pretty strong say in whether that could or should ...

Montreal Simon: The Con Clown Leadership Scandal Just Got Worse

In one of my last posts I wrote that the Con leadership race was starting to look like a crime story.And I suggested that it might be time to call in the police.Or at the very least the Keystone Cops.Because that grubby leadership race is becoming more and more farcical. Read more »

Accidental Deliberations: Tuesday Morning Links

This and that for your Tuesday reading. – Jo Littler writes about the illusion of meritocracy, and how it has contributed to the unconscionable spread of inequality: Over the past few decades, neoliberal meritocracy has been characterised by two key features. First, the sheer scale of its attempt to extend entrepreneurial competition into the nooks ...

Things Are Good: This River is a Person in New Zealand Law

The Whanganui River its the first river to have the same legal stats as a person. The New Zealand federal government recently passed a bill granting the river legal personhood. This means that the river is afforded all the rights as a person under New Zealand law. The river’s rights to clean air, legal representation, ...

Warren Kinsella: This week’s column, now on HuffPo!

And Donald Trump’s words sure are coming back to haunt him, aren’t they? It’s beautiful.  I wish him deep and everlasting misery and pain.  

Warren Kinsella: “When Dad is indicted, I’m going to do some modelling for LL Bean!”

Northern Reflections: With A Capital L

Yesterday was a bad day for Donald Trump. If there was one thing that yesterday’s hearing made clear, it is that Trump is a Liar –with a capital L. David Leonhardt writes in the New York Times: I’ve previously argued that not every untruth deserves to be branded with the L-word, because it implies intent ...

Politics and its Discontents: A Circumstantial Noose

In his opening statement before James Comey’s testimony yesterday in front of the House Intelligence Committee probing Trump ties to Russia, Democrat Rep. Adam Schiff (CA) laid out of all of the circumstantial evidence that has built up so far connecting the Trump campaign to Russian state actors seeking the intervene in the election. I ...

Wise Law Blog: LawFact of the Day: Employment Law

Here are your daily LawFact from Wise Law for Tuesday March 21, 2017. Today we are talking about Employment Law. For more information on Employment Law, Family Law, Wills, Estates, and Estates Litigation, visit our website at www.wiselaw.net Did you know that a probationary period may go longer than three (3) months? The Employment Standards ...

Warren Kinsella: Kevin O’Leary doesn’t know who the Minister of Public Safety is

It’s Ralph Goodale. You know, the Saskatchewan Liberal who has been in the House of Commons since 1993, which coincidentally is the same year that Kevin O’Leary moved to Boston, where he has been ever since. Anyway, O’Leary says he’s going to fire Goodale, even though he doesn’t know who he is. My suggestion is ...

Warren Kinsella: Roethke

It’s apparently International Poetry Day, or something like that. Having always loved poetry – and having always lacked the ability to write it well, myself – I decided I would share my favourite poem by my favourite poet with you. He was a drunk, a philanderer, a dropout, a victim of mental illness, and – ...

Babel-on-the-Bay: Kevin O’Leary meets a real reality.

Welcome to Canadian politics, Kevin O’Leary. You have brought a few laughs to an otherwise dismal contest for leadership of the Conservative Party of Canada. Though you would think someone from reality television would know what to expect? Did you really think leadership races are run within some foolish rules? And that anybody pays for ...

Montreal Simon: Donald Trump and the Day of Reckoning

It was an extraordinary sight, and Donald Trump's day of reckoning.His worst nightmare coming true.The FBI director, and the director of the National Security Agency, testifying before the House Intelligence Committee, and all but calling Trump a liar.Read more »

Dead Wild Roses: US EPA Czar – Scott Pruitt – Evidence Suggests His Brain is Made of Shit

I’m not sure why people are having such problems dealing with factual reality. Whether it be the gender-queer crowd and their patented ability not to understand that sex and gender are not the same thing or here today with this story about the head of the EPA not accepting the fact that CO2 is a ...

The Disaffected Lib: "Remarkable Changes… That Are Challenging the Limits of Our Understanding of the Climate"

The World Meteorological Organization admits that it’s struggling to comprehend the nature and pace of climate change now upon us. “Earth is a planet in upheaval due to human-caused changes in the atmosphere,” said Jeffrey Kargel, a glaciologist at the University of Arizona in the US. “In general, drastically changing conditions do not help civilisation, ...

Anti-Racist Canada: The ARC Collective: March 19 Anti-Muslim Rallies: Some Victories, Some Hard Lessons

By this point ARC readers know that any time we mention Kevin "The Chairman" Goudreau on the blog, it is probably because he did something profoundly stupid or embarrassing but isn't self aware enough to realize that this is the case: Yep, the Goudreau held a rally in Peterborough while wearing an ill-fitted suit because he ...

Alberta Politics: Guest Post: With friends like these … Jason Kenney’s biggest challenge may come from his political allies

PHOTOS: Jason Kenney at the centre of a media scrum a few days before his victory in the Progressive Conservative Party leadership race. Expect to see him in this situation a lot more often now, even though he holds no formal elected political office. Below: Post author Chanchal Bhattacharya, Alberta Premier Rachel Notley and the ...