NDP 2018 Convention Recap

Today we have two special guests on the show to discuss the recent federal NDP convention. We discuss some of the highlights from the event, the state of internal democracy within the party and chat at length about the controversy surrounding the resolution regarding Israel/Palestine.

PoMO versus Loberstboi

Our comrade Avery is back on the show to discuss postmodernism and the modern right-wing backlash and co-opting of its ideas.

The Internet of Shyte feat. JP

For our first interview of 2018 we talk about bills C-51 and C-59, government survaillance, computer security issues and the state of the Internet with special guest JP a cyber security specialist.

No Timbits No Justice No Peace

Today we discuss the minimum wage and why it should also be a living wage, as well as the spectre of automation of work under capitalisism. The minimum wage should be a living wage around the world and any economic system that cannot deliver this should question its own motives.

2017 a Year in Review

Our 2017 wrap up episode looking back on some of the most important issues throughout the last year.

The War on Drugs feat. Comrade Shane

Our guest comrade Shane who works on the front lines of the fentanyl crisis in BC shares his stories and ideas. We discuss his day to day experienices, the shortcomings of the government response, whether or not decriminalisation would be an effective solution to the problem and how Mack didn’t get his free DARE t-shirt

Austerity Ecology feat. Leigh Phillips

Science journalist and author Leigh Phillips joins us on the show for an extended special episode! We discuss his 2015 book Austerity Ecology and the Collapse-Porn Addicts and the futility of addressing the environmental crisis within the framework of free market capitalism.

Reading Series Chris Hedges

Today we read through Chris Hedges new article Behind the Mask of the Moderates and give it a thorough, socialist analysis. www.truthdig.com/articles/behind-mask-moderates/

Peace Land and Telecommunications

On today’s episode we discuss the telecommunications industry in Canada and the crushing realities of oligopoly: unaffordable rates and slow service characterize an industry that every Canadian loves to hate, and why nationalization and workers control of telecommunications is the way forward.

NDP Leadership Postmortem

Tired of all these NDP leadership episodes? Well, then you’re in luck! Today we finally wrap up our four part series on the subject, take a (mostly) sobre look back at what occurred and discuss what the role of leftists within the party is going forward.

The Burning Question feat. Avery Forrester

Today we discuss the out of control wildfire season that has just wrapped up here in BC with Jacobin contributor and firefighter extraordinaire Avery Forrester. We talk about the role that private industry plays in combatting wildfires, global warming, and some alternative ways we could approach fighting fires (which of course includes the dictatorship of

The Final NDP Debate

Today we recap on the final NDP debate that was held in Vancouver and our thoughts on the state of the leadership race for who will replace Thomas Mulcair as leader of the party. We discuss the four candidates, Aboriginal affairs, the Quebec question and whether the NDP needs to sacrifice principles in order to

Happy Labour Day!

Today we talk about the state of the labour movement, the fight for a $15 hour minimum wage and the prospect of tenants unions to help organize the working class of Canada and the USA.

Charlottesville, Fascism and How to Fight It

Today we discuss the tragedy in Charlottesville, what Fascism is and the response from Antifa. We also talk about Trump, his response to what happened as well as the prevelence of white nationalist views in America, Canada and around the world.

NDP Leadership Race Part 2 plus BC Provincial Election Recap

Today we discuss the recent NDP leadership debate in Victoria, Guy Caron’s UBI proposal as well as a recap on the most recent BC provincial election.