Montreal Simon: Why the Con’s Phony Tax Revolt Is Doomed to Fail

If you believe our Con media you might think that the entire country was rising up to fight the Liberal government's plan to make our tax system fairer.If you believe Andrew Scheer, you might think that millions of middle class Canadians are as mad as hell at Justin Trudeau for calling them tax cheats. Even ...

Montreal Simon: The Greedy One Percent and the Moral Message of Bernie Sanders

I remember seeing a lot of signs like those one during the heady days of the Occupy movement. Back in the days when everything seemed possible, and it looked like the beginning of a revolution. But of course it didn't happen, the movement was brutally put down, and seemed to fade away. Even as the ...

Scripturient: Apps are making us criminals

Almost every week you read in the news about another taxi driver protest against Uber and its drivers. Taxi drivers go on strike, some rage against Uber and attack the drivers or damage their cars. Similar protests – albeit not yet as violent or large – have been made against Airbnb for its effects on ...

Politics, Re-Spun: Carbon Energy Is Dead, Wake Up?

The math is so easy. So why is BC ramping up coal and LNG production? STOP THEM!   It really doesn’t get any simpler than this. Climate realities mean not ignoring science. Here’s some math. Let’s get off the coal, oil and gas. Click on the image for more enlightenment! June 16, 2014 Hey, BC: ...

Larry Hubich's Blog: Waitresses in Saskatchewan fired to make room for Temporary Foreign Workers

Larry Hubich's Blog: Waitresses in Saskatchewan fired to make room for Temporary Foreign Workers

Larry Hubich's Blog: Waitresses in Saskatchewan fired to make room for Temporary Foreign Workers

Larry Hubich's Blog: Tax the Rich: An Animated Fairy Tale

Larry Hubich's Blog: Tax the Rich: An Animated Fairy Tale

Larry Hubich's Blog: Tax the Rich: An Animated Fairy Tale

Politics, Re-Spun: What Would Jesus Occupy?

13 When it was almost time for the Jewish Passover, Jesus went up to Jerusalem. 14 In the temple courts he found people selling cattle, sheep and doves, and others sitting at tables exchanging money. 15 So he made a whip out of cords, and drove all from the temple courts, both sheep and cattle; ...

350 or bust: Take Time To Renew Your Spirit

Politics, Re-Spun: Two Richmond Boycotts for 2014

Bill Zylmans, that awkward racist guy. First we have IKEA’s union busting, coming up on one year of locking out their workers because they won’t take major concessions in the face of billions in profits. Now we have the strawberry and potato farmer who worries about how few Caucasian farmers are left around these parts, ...

Politics, Re-Spun: Who Is the Least Qualified to Evaluate Teachers?

Let’s say you don’t employ public school teachers. Let’s say you make millions of dollars. Let’s say you earn sometimes hundreds of times more money than the lowest paid worker in your organization. And let’s say you may not have even attended public school in Canada? So what should you do? Release a report on ...

Politics, Re-Spun: Eating the Poor

Do you look up to the 1%? How could you? Come, children, let’s take a look! Fact: The world’s 85 richest people hold the same amount of wealth as its 3.5 billion poorest. Opinion: “It’s fantastic, and this is a great thing because it inspires everybody, gets them motivation to look up to the one ...

Politics, Re-Spun: How to Spot a Good Journalist

It’s getting harder and harder, what with constant corporate media concentration, and corporatist convergence of messaging from right wing governments and their informal corporate media PR departments. But everyone once in a while we see evidence that there is a growing number of journalists who exist with integrity and can demonstrate meaningful contribution to society: ...

Politics, Re-Spun: The NHL Gladiator Pimps

Risking player’s brain trauma for profit makes the NHL a gladiator pimp organization. At some point, as estimates continue to roll in, the NHL accountants and lawyers will realize that reducing concussion risk in the NHL will make the league more profitable. The NHLPA needs to do a better job advocating for the health of ...

Politics, Re-Spun: The Real Reason We Need to Get Rid of Corporate Media

Goodbye. While I’m also sad that the Kamloops Daily News is closing, I think Warren Kinsella is over-simplifying a few things [see below] with respect to how the media climate will be affected by the closing of this for-profit business, earning shareholder value by producing mass media content, while sometimes allowing its corporate revenue-generating employees ...

Politics, Re-Spun: The Ultimate New Year’s Resolution

It’s mostly us. Many of us have heard of the idea of planning policy to consider effects seven generations downline. We’re pretty smart. It shouldn’t be that hard. But we have many incentives to think short term. Sometimes so short that we are ignorantly and apathetically victimizing our descendants. But I’m going to challenge you ...

Politics, Re-Spun: Greed + Government Cuts Erode Society [Bah, Humbug!]

The greedy and selfish among us are NOT on our side. Happy Christmas Eve! I hope you’re all giving lots of money to charities because ’tis the season and all that. But what happens if generally, as a society, we can’t or won’t give so much? Coupled with public sector social service cuts, a decline ...

Politics, Re-Spun: IKEA: Swedish for Discrimination Against Workers

Values, discrimination, the Swedish way: all these ideas are in the mix as stakeholders of IKEA’s treatment of workers express how they feel about IKEA’s plan to break its union in Richmond, BC. We’ve been writing about this new front line in Canada’s war against workers for months now. But the members of Teamsters Local ...

Politics, Re-Spun: Stop Saying Tax “Haven” and Tax “Burden”

The finance minister and his tax evasion buddy. The latest nonsense of the hyper-rich 1% and their political compradors has reminded us once again, that the rich hide their money from government to avoid paying taxes…because they’re rich and can get their way. Part of how they do that is by using language against us ...

Trashy's World: And the Day of Greed….

… begets the season. Lots of good things have been exported northward from our neighbours to the south. Black Friday ain’t one of them. It’s such a transparent cash-grab but no one seems to care. (1) Trashy, Ottawa, Ontario

Cowichan Conversations: Pope Francis rips capitalism and trickle-down economics to shreds in new policy statement

Richard Hughes-Political Blogger It is amazing to watch and listen the new Pope Francis actually tell the truth and shame the devil. He has seized the hot button issues like homosexuality, gay marriage, and now he is laying it down in the clearest terms to the ahem, God fearing capitalists. Pope Francis, it appears is ...

Cowichan Conversations: Hamburger Chef Jamie Oliver Proves McDonald’s Burgers “Unfit for human consumption”

We knew that these ‘Gut-Bombs’ were not all that good for you but check this out! It is all about greed and disrespect. This relates to the USA. Is it different in Canada? Here is the story with VIDEO