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Progressive polemicist, blogger, occasional media critic & hard centre-lefty.
Progressive polemicist, blogger, occasional media critic & hard centre-lefty.

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CONs going for sticker nationalism under Scheer
I am greatly amused to find out that the new leader of the Conservative Party of Canada, Andrew Scheer, is saying he wants the country of origin of oil labelled at gas pumps . Scheer is basing this off the whole "ethical oil" bullshit gimmick perfected by  ...

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The Sprawl Lobby's scorched earth campaign against council
Runaway suburban sprawl puts pressure on City services & drains resources from existing neighbourhoods. Image Source: The Analyst/Twitter The Sprawl Lobby is engaging in a brutal, scorched earth campaign against our City Council. They're still running the a...

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The self-entitled Sprawl Lobby
Petulant face of the Sprawl Lobby and Qualico Vice President of community development Eric Vogan. Image Source: Bartley Kives/Twitter For the past decade our city, at the behest of developers, has overstretched. New neighbourhoods and developments were appr...

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Half of this is true already
Painting of Cassandra in front of Troy by Evelyn De Morgan Obtained from Wikipedia . Throughout the election members of Manitoba's pundit class have denounced concerns over cuts and comparisons to the Filmon administrations of the 1990s. A lot of this shade...

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Scott Price on what the Pallister Gov't means for the Manitoba Labour Movement
Scott Price on what the Pallister CON Government means for the Manitoba Labour Movement. Labour organizing capacity and new group Solidarity Winnipeg are discussed. Fast Forward Newsline - Unions from Green Planet Monitor on Vimeo .   Liked this post? Consi...

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Yes, service cuts are possible with higher than inflation spending increases
Image Source: Twitter So some snark is being flung around by the centre-right pundit class on #MbPoli twitter over leftwing concerns about austerity and service cuts under the incoming Pallister CON administration. Solidarity Winnipeg was organized under th...

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Rana Bokhari's Harperite tendencies on display in residential school survivor response
Manitoba Liberal Leader Rana Bokhari . Image Source: Wikipedia Manitoba Liberal Party Leader Rana Bokhari, who I mistakenly called a " dynamic leader ", has been running on a grab bag of policy proposals and without a clear plan available to the public on h...

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Why rightwing authoritarians are perplexed by grassroots leftists
Poster advertising a Solidarity Winnipeg forum. Image Source: Facebook/Solidarity Winnipeg Rightwingers have been very clueless about the grassroots movement that is Solidarity Winnipeg . Unsubstantiated accusations that the group is "union-backed" or "unio...

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What Solidarity Winnipeg is all about, in the words of their spokesperson
Poster advertising a Solidarity Winnipeg forum. Image Source: Facebook/Solidarity Winnipeg Solidarity Winnipeg is a grassroots, leftwing movement in our city mobilizing as a force of independent left opposition. Their prime concern is opposing a potential P...
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