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March 8, 2017: Liberal Minister Chrystia Freeland should resign for celebrating her grandfather's Nazi past

March 7, 2017: Niki Ashton launches her campaign from the left as NDP race heats up

March 6, 2017: University of Calgary Conservatives plan to mark International Women's Day with a men's rights movie

March 5, 2017: When Canada and the USSR were friends -- The 1944 programme of the Second Annual Congress for Canadian-Soviet Friendship in Toronto

March 5, 2017: Judge Lenehan, Dr. Seuss, Berta Cáceres & more -- The Left Chapter Sunday Reading List February 26 - March 5

March 2, 2017: No Islamophobia! No White Supremacy! No Fascism! -- Take Action Saturday in Toronto

March 1, 2017: New directions or continuity? -- The NDP leadership race begins in earnest

February 26, 2017: #Resistance150, the Oscars, Remembering Bob White & more -- The Left Chapter Sunday Reading List February 19-26

February 25, 2017: El Grande: The King and the Intrigant -- Board Game Journeys

February 21, 2017: 15 Classic Bookstore Bookmarks from Toronto, Guelph, Hamilton & more

February 19, 2017: Climate Change, Bill Maher, NSTU & more -- The Left Chapter Sunday Reading List February 12-19

February 18, 2017: We don't need a populist left, post-identity politics left or 'alt left' to fight the rise of the far right, we just need a left

February 16, 2017: John Tory's austerity regime triumphs in latest Toronto budget

February 13, 2017: Solidarity with Nova Scotia's teachers -- A roundup of news and actions

February 12, 2017: The Immigration Ban, Israel, Patriot White House Boycott, Kaepernick & more -- The Left Chapter Sunday Reading List February 5 - 12

February 8, 2017: Taking on Tory's Cutbacks in Toronto -- Rally for a Fairer Budget at City Hall February 15th

February 8, 2017: The Sammy Yatim killing -- Consequences for police violence are what is "necessary for public confidence in the administration of justice"

February 6, 2017: Trump -- Reflections on the state and the revolution

February 5, 2017: Trump, Quebec City, Fukushima & more -- The Left Chapter Sunday Reading List January 29 - February 5

February 4, 2017: Picasso: The Soviet Collections

February 1, 2017: CAFE, Molson Coors Boycott, Road Tolls & more -- December and January on The Left Chapter in review

January 31, 2017:  The right wing tin foil hats are out in the wake of the Quebec City terrorist attack

January 30, 2017: "Miriam is my name and refugee is my profession"

January 29, 2017: The Trump Administration, O'Leary, the Women's Marches & more -- The Left Chapter Sunday Reading List January 22-29

January 27, 2017: Wynne's anti-democratic, unprincipled retreat on road tolls shows that in Ontario politics the car is still king

January 26, 2017: Leonard Hutchinson and the Social Realist Art of Canadian Working Class Resistance in the 30s

January 25, 2017: Deportee

January 22, 2017: The Women's Marches, the Inauguration, Saskatchewan Austerity & more -- The Left Chapter Sunday Reading List January 15-22

January 20, 2017: What you need to know about the Molson Coors boycott

January 20, 2017: Is Bostonian Kevin O'Leary the Conservative Ignatieff?

January 19, 2017: Marx, Engels, Lenin & Internationalism -- Stamps of the USSR II

January 15, 2017: Obama's Lies, Male Violence, Meryl Streep & more -- The Left Chapter Sunday Reading List January 8-15

January 14, 2017: NDP Minister Brian Mason and Libertarian Party Leader Tim Moen agree! Jane Fonda is the problem, not climate change.

January 14, 2017: Sam Smith Park in Winter -- The Lakeside Parks of South Etobicoke V

January 13, 2017: Communists in Space! -- Stamps of the USSR I

January 11, 2017: So they called you a Communist...

January 8, 2017: Twitter, Basic Income, Kaepernick, Disney & more -- The Left Chapter Sunday Reading List January 1 - 8

January 7, 2017: Call it men's rights extremism because that is what it is -- What The Walrus got wrong in their article about CAFE

January 3, 2017: Cardy, Smokey and a serving of New Year's whine -- Right wing 'progressives' ring in 2017 on a sour note

January 2, 2017: Kids These Days II - Comic Strip

January 1, 2017: Netanyahu, Children of Men, Cheetahs & more -- The Left Chapter Sunday Reading List December 25 - January 1

December 30, 2016: The Art of Resistance: Sketches of the Vietnamese National Liberation Front 1964 - 1966 Part II

December 26, 2016: Car Culture, the CIA, Pope Francis & more -- The Left Chapter Holiday Reading List December 18 - 25

December 26, 2016: Black Lives Matter, Right Sector, Canadian Labour & more -- 2016 on The Left Chapter in review

December 24, 2016: A Very Vintage Christmas & Holiday Greetings from The Left Chapter

December 20, 2016: The Kathleen Wynne catastrophe

December 18, 2016: The Top 20 Songs of 2016 w. Beyonce, Vic Mensa, Drive-By Truckers & more!

December 18, 2016: Climate Change, Porn Culture, Tolls & more -- The Left Chapter Sunday Reading List December 11 - 18

December 17, 2016: Capitalism: The Final Years

December 16, 2016: Kids These Days - Comic Strip

December 13, 2016: The threat of climate change is immediate and real -- Ending 'car culture' is a key part of combating it

December 11, 2016: Last Tango in Paris, the TDSB, Duterte & more -- The Left Chapter Sunday Reading List December 4 - 11

December 11, 2016: Syria and the left split

December 10, 2016: What is with all the Ontario left ranting about road tolls and Toronto 'elites'?

December 9, 2016: The Walrus' latest attempt to 'build bridges' between 'culturally divergent groups' leaves much to be desired

December 8, 2016: Christie Blatchford hits new low with joke piece about alleged evil 'political correctness' that apparently happened somewhere

December 7, 2016: The Art of Resistance: Sketches of the Vietnamese National Liberation Front 1964 - 1965 Part I

December 4, 2016: Pan Kotski, the Puss-o-Cat -- A Vintage Ukrainian Folk Tale

December 4, 2016: Fidel Castro, Justin Trudeau, Cornel West & more -- The Left Chapter Sunday Reading List November 27 - December 4

December 1, 2016: Fidel Castro speaks powerfully to a better future in the face of reaction

December 1, 2016: Canadian Labour, Trump, McMaster & more -- October and November on The Left Chapter in review

November 30, 2016: NDP 'survey' hits new levels of farce in the party's unfolding tragedy

November 28, 2016: The TTC 'fare evasion' fraud and Toronto's fiscal chickens coming home to roost

November 27, 2016: Castro, Climate Change, Trump & more -- The Left Chapter Sunday Reading List November 20 - 27

November 26, 2016: Fidel Castro 1926-2016 w. Photos from Revolutionary Cuba 1975

November 24, 2016: McMaster University shamefully removes anti-Nazi posters -- Yes, you read that right

November 20, 2016: In the Round 2016 @ Queen W. Toronto Gallery Graven Feather

November 20, 2016: Trump, UBC, Basic Income & more -- The Left Chapter Sunday Reading List November 13 - 20

November 18, 2016: The ONDP's embrace of Mike Thomas says a lot about it. But nothing good

November 18, 2016: TTC fare increases continue Toronto's war on transit riders

November 16, 2016: Free Transit, Social Housing, Democratizing City Hall & more -- The NDP's 1969 Toronto Municipal Program

November 13, 2016: Trump -- The Left Chapter Sunday Reading List November 6 - 13

November 11, 2016: Why Should We Remember?

November 10, 2016: The Bernie Fallacy

November 9, 2016: The wages of liberalism is Trump

November 8, 2016: Vintage Postcard Folder of 1970s Riga, Latvia

November 7, 2016: 10 Posters of the Revolution from the USSR

November 6, 2016: Ukraine: Masks of the Revolution -- Toronto film screening & discussion

November 6, 2016: The NFL, Landlord Licensing, Žižek & more -- The Left Chapter Sunday Reading List October 30 - November 6

November 5, 2016: Just what is going on with Canada's labour movement leadership?

November 3, 2016: I Spend Half My Life in the Goddamn Car!

November 2, 2016: Reality again derails Tory's fantasy SmartTrack plans

November 1, 2016: No Justice. No Peace.

October 30, 2016: Adam Capay, the ONDP, the US Greens & more -- The Left Chapter Sunday Reading List: October 23-30

October 29, 2016: Health Insurance Now! - A look back to before universal health care in Canada

October 26, 2016: The CLC and the Liberals - Pandering to power

October 25, 2016: A Program for Vancouver by Alderman Harry Rankin - 1960s

October 23, 2016: Labyrinth Nawayee by the Healing Garden at Sam Smith Park

October 22, 2016: Urgent solidarity appeal in support of the WE ARE PALENQUE universal healthcare rally in Chiapas, Mexico

October 20, 2016: When it comes to 'universal' health care, it is a lot less universal than Canadians like to think

October 17, 2016: It is time to ask Francisco Lindor, Mike Napoli, Jose Ramirez and the rest of the Cleveland team...are you really ok with that racist caricature you wear everyday?

October 14, 2016: Sorry Tom Walkom, but Trump is an accused sex offender who does not 'make sense'

October 14, 2016: Visit the site of the most inane condo development proposal in all of Toronto!

October 9, 2016: Death of the Sun & other installations at Nathan Phillips Square

October 8, 2016: Visiting Degrassi Junior High in Etobicoke -- Soon to be another casualty of reckless development

October 6, 2016: The beer can toss was bad. The racism at the Blue Jays game was much worse.

October 2, 2016: Right Sector, Liberalism, Colin Kaepernick, Pamela Anderson & more -- August & September on The Left Chapter in review

October 1, 2016: Is 'strategic voting' for Clinton actually strategic?

September 21, 2016: Vintage 1970's Soviet Postcard Folder of the Streets of Volgograd (Stalingrad)!

September 19, 2016: What is far-right organization Right Sector doing marching in Toronto's Ukrainian Festival Parade?

September 18, 2016: No. Misogyny towards Hillary Clinton or Ann Coulter is not OK

September 15, 2015: Viral photo of North Dakota Pipeline Protest is 100% FAKE. Stop sharing it.

September 10, 2016: Peyton Manning shows exactly the double standards in the treatment of NFL anthem protesters

September 9, 2016: Pamela Anderson is not the porn 'hypocrite', so-called leftist and progressive porn supporters are

September 7, 2016: The myth of political correctness -- That last redoubt of the bigot, racist and misogynist

September 5, 2016: 8 Great Songs for Labour Day! Featuring Billy Bragg, Bruce Springsteen & more

September 2, 2016: Magic Man Tory's Mystical TTC Ride, Ward 42 Open & more -- The Left Chapter City Politics Journal VII

August 31, 2016: It was not the American military that fought for democracy and justice. The people -- and people like Kaepernick -- did that.

August 28, 2016: Sketches of the Soviet Union in the 70's: Anton Refregier -- Part II Ukraine, Latvia, Armenia, Turkmenia and Georgia

August 26, 2016: Let's Go to the Ex -- A Left Chapter look at some of the sights and food of the 2016 CNE!

August 24, 2016: Bully: B'nai Brith reveals a not so pretty version of "human rights advocacy"

August 21, 2016: Blinded by the right: My past as an anti-abortion activist

August 19, 2016: Obama, Trudeau & Clinton -- Feeling good about the lies of liberalism

August 16, 2016: Sketches of the Soviet Union in the 70's: Anton Refregier -- Part I Moscow and Leningrad

August 9, 2016: Is May about to repudiate member democracy and tank her own Green Party?

August 4, 2016: No, Toronto's 1 per cent are NOT about 100,000 times wealthier than us

August 4, 2016: TTC Austerity, Fantasy Parks, Heat Alerts & more -- Left Chapter Toronto City Politics Journal VI

August 2, 2106: Black Lives Matter, Canada Post, Tory Austerity & more -- June and July on The Left Chapter in review

August 1, 2016: The 50 Best Songs of the Decade...So Far -- The Top Ten!

July 31, 2016: The Fifty Best Songs of the Decade...So Far #30 to #11

July 30, 2016: The 50 Best Songs of the Decade...So Far #50 to #31

July 26, 2016: An American Horror Story -- Clinton vs Trump

July 19, 2016: Marie Curtis Park & Beach -- The Lakeside Parks of South Etobicoke IV

July 18, 2016: Tory Austerity, TTC Inanity, Black Lives Matter, Bike Licensing & more -- The Left Chapter Toronto City Politics Journal V

July 17, 2016: A Modest Proposal: Bereavement Support

July 16, 2016: Full austerity jacket -- The gloves come off in Tory's Toronto

July 13, 2016: The new TTC youth fare rules are a revolting attack on children

July 12, 2016: GoFundMe effort set up to defend feminist target of relentless 'men's rights' harassment campaign

July 8, 2016: Stop violence. It can end. It must end.

July 7, 2016: You cannot 'discriminate' against the police. They are agents of discrimination

July 6, 2016: The Blairites and NDP leadership share the same contempt for their party members

July 4, 2016: Black Lives Matter is right -- The police are the oppressor

July 4, 2016: Amos Waites Park -- The Lakeside Parks of South Etobicoke III

July 3, 2016: Peel Police State, Scarborough Subway, By-elections & People's Choice 2018 - Left Chapter Toronto City Politics Journal IV

June 30, 2016: Canada Post's 'problems' are driven by the neo-liberal assault on public services

June 28, 2016: 30 Vintage Streetscapes of Estonia in the 1980's

June 27, 2016: 4 dudes and an accused rapist -- what some folks think passes for the "left" these days

June 26, 2016: The beers of Muskoka Brewery -- Canada's first 'living wage' brewery

June 25, 2016: The problem with Bernie's 'movement' is Hillary Clinton and the Democratic Party

June 23, 2016: What victories? -- Why the NDP's right is wrong...and DiNovo has a point!

June 19, 2016: 10 Best Songs of 2016...So Far!

June 17, 2016: Toronto and Peel's 'finest', TTC Scarborough subway shame & more -- Left Chapter Toronto City Politics Journal III

June 16, 2016: The Ontario government's grotesque lottery addiction

June 14, 2016: Trump and Clinton call for more imperialist violence in the wake of Orlando...but sadly so does Sanders

June 13, 2016: God Loves Everyone

June 9, 2016: Rejecting the lesser evil -- Why you should not buy into mainstream narratives about voting

June 6, 2016: James Bond, Gillian Anderson and Robert Sibley -- When the myths of the past are confused for its reality

June 4, 2016: Long Branch & Len Ford Parks - The Lakeside Parks of South Etobicoke II

June 2, 2016: Mergen and His Friends: A Nanai Folk Tale - A Vintage Soviet Children's Fable

June 1, 2016: NDP "Democracy", Ontario Liberal Injustices, Etobicoke Thrift Shops & more -- April and May on The Left Chapter in review

May 30, 2016: Pot Crackdown, Di Ciano, Putting the Brakes on Democracy & more -- Left Chapter Toronto City Politics Journal II

May 28, 2016: On the 5th anniversary of the founding of the Socialist Party of Ontario the need for a new party has never been greater

May 24, 2016: A Modest Proposal: Nationalize The Telecoms!

May 23, 2016: Toronto High Park Journeys I

May 23, 2016: Justin Trudeau's 'Elbowgate' and the dark side of sunny ways

May 19, 2016: Beware the echoes of Toronto's 'Year of the Gun'

May 16, 2016: NDP inhibits internal democracy with steep leadership race entry fee

May 13, 2016: The New Outlook @ Sam Smith Park -- The Lakeside Parks of South Etobicoke I

May 12, 2016: Reefer Madness, Transit Lanes, Ward 2 & more -- Left Chapter Toronto City Politics Journal I

May 9, 2016: Ontario's poverty gap puts the lie to Wynne's 'social justice' pretensions

May 9, 2016: Victory Day - 10 Soviet Postcards Celebrating the Triumph Over the Nazis

May 3, 2016: 31 Vancouver Vintage Black-and-White Streetscapes 1880-1960

May 2, 2016: At what cost power -- Whither the NDP & Leap?

May 1, 2016: 10 May Day Posters to Celebrate International Workers' Day!

April 26, 2016: 18 Black-and-White Toronto Vintage Streetscapes 1860-1974

April 24, 2016: Strongest?: Teaching Children About the Power of the People - A Vintage Soviet Children's Story

April 20, 2016: 5 Hidden Gem Thrift Shops in South Etobicoke

April 18, 2016: The Communist Party of Manitoba -- A clear anti-capitalist alternative to the status quo

April 17, 2016: There was no NDP Leap

April 13, 2016: From Revolution to Stalingrad to Space - Historical Sketches of the USSR for Young Adults

April 11, 2016: 3 silly narratives that have emerged in the wake of Mulcair's defeat

April 10, 2016: Tom Mulcair exits stage right -- too late and not soon enough!

April 8, 2016: Certified Ghostbusters - Wanted to Save the World!

April 6, 2016: Hey Hey, Ho Ho, Ten Obvious Reasons Tom Mulcair has got to go -- A Left Chapter review!

April 4, 2016: It is not "political correctness" that hurts the poor Mr. Kay, it is systemic oppression and those who enable it

April 2, 2016: Bernie Sanders, the Ghomeshi Verdict, the Calgary Police & more - February and March on The Left Chapter in review

March 31, 2016: Is the NDP really still debating Mulcair's failed leadership?

March 25, 2016: No faith in the system -- The profound injustice of the Ghomeshi verdict lies in its context

March 24, 2016: Jian Ghomeshi's acquittal and the systemic misogyny of the justice system

March 22, 2016: Rob Ford - A political obituary

March 19, 2016: Joe Mihevc and Toronto politicians are "ripping off" the TTC -- Not transit riders!

March 15, 2016: Mulcair's leadership failed even on its own premises -- It is time for the NDP to move on

March 13, 2016: Victoria 2's Communist Flags Revisited!

March 13, 2016: America Beyond -- Bernie Sanders fights to make the "impossible" possible (with campaign video)

March 12, 2016: Is Chicago a turning point against the Trump campaign?

March 8, 2016: Bread & Roses featuring Hamilton's Queen Cee -- Solidarity on International Women's Day

March 7, 2016: 20 Vintage Streetscapes of Toronto, Hamilton, Scarborough, Ontario Place & More

March 6, 2016: Tenemos Familias -- The Bernie Sanders campaign ad that stands up against racist economic exploitation

March 5, 2016: Rejecting a Mulcair or electing a Sanders or a Corbyn is not enough

March 4, 2016: Soviet Storm -- An epic Russian TV documentary account of WWII in the East

March 3, 2016: Win With J.B. Salsberg...and Robert Laxer! -- Leftist TBT

March 1, 2016: Introducing the Calgary Police Service's "Diversity Unit" -- led by four middle-aged white guys!

February 28, 2016: 8 great American leftist films -- An alternative Oscar playlist

February 25, 2016: In praise of the "social justice warrior"

February 25, 2016: Mimico and South Etobicoke 1827-1927 -- A look at the centennial and local history of Christ Church Mimico

February 22, 2016: There is no socialist case for supporting Hillary Clinton

February 21, 2016: Truth is on the side of the oppressed

February 18, 2016: Toronto budget prioritizes policing -- Yet again

February 16, 2016: A Walk in the South Etobicoke Snow

February 12, 2016: It's Not Over -- Bernie Sanders releases campaign ad unlike any you have ever seen

February 11, 2016: The NDP's campaign disaster was much more than a failure to communicate

February 9, 2016: 26 Incredibly Evocative Photos of 1956 Soviet Moscow

February 4, 2016: America deserves to dream big...and it needs Bernie Sanders -- An Open Letter to Democrats from a Canadian socialist

February 2, 2016: Racist refugee myths, NDP delusions, Tom Mulcair & more -- December and January on The Left Chapter in review

February 2, 2016: Bernie ascendant

January 28, 2016: Dear Mr. Mulcair: Fighting income inequality is not just an email petition away

January 27, 2016: International Holocaust Remembrance Day -- Babi Yar by Yevgeny Yevtushenko

January 22, 2016: The Toronto Sun and National Post think Tom Mulcair should stay on? No way!

January 21, 2016: Children are never "sex workers" -- They are victims of rape and child abuse

January 19, 2016: John Tory's Stupid Track derails transit in Toronto yet again

January 12, 2016: Statutory rape is rape -- In every single case

January 10, 2016: rabble.ca's Tom Mulcair poll and what it says about the disconnect in the left

January 3, 2016: Stop sharing the refugees vs. seniors internet myths!

January 3, 2016: The NDP, Nathan Cullen, Paul Dewar and the Canadian social democratic delusion

December 28, 2015: Racist Memes, Andrew Coyne, the NDP's Disaster & more! -- The Top Ten Posts and the year on The Left Chapter in review

December 20, 2015: Happy Xmas (War is Not Over)

December 17, 2015: 20 Best Songs of 2015! A Left Chapter Roundup

December 16, 2015: Why Socialist?

December 14, 2015: Why Socialism? by Albert Einstein

December 8, 2015: A Farewell to a Bookstore

December 6, 2015: December

December 3, 2015: The terrorist war on women

December 1, 2015: November: Andrew Coyne, Mulcair's NDP, Non-violence and Islamophobia -- The month on The Left Chapter in review

November 30, 2015: Stop trashing the LCBO!

November 28, 2015: The Trades and Labor Congress of Canada: An Historical Review 1873-1949

November 27, 2015: 20 Vintage Toronto Streetscapes of Yonge St, Yorkville, Kensington Market & More! (Plus one bonus one of Oshawa).

November 23, 2015: North America's wave of Islamophobia -- This is what the start of fascism looks like

November 19, 2015: It is not just the police spending in Toronto that is out of control -- it is the police themselves

November 17, 2015: ISIS is not Nazi Germany and the "appeasement" argument is ludicrous

November 16, 2015: The path ahead for the NDP -- Leadership, prospects and possibilities

November 14, 2015: Non-violence -- There is a way to stop the cycle

November 13, 2015: Souvenir Folder of Thousand Islands N.Y. -- 1950 Style

November 8, 2015: Mulcair's NDP ran a great campaign! We know this because they say they did.

November 3, 2015: Reinforcing male privilege -- The Trudeau cabinet, Andrew Coyne and the mythology of "merit"

November 1, 2015: October: Delusion, catastrophe and panic beset the NDP -- The month on The Left Chapter in review

November 1, 2015: As Liberals and Conservatives look for success, Mulcair NDP embraces failure

October 29, 2015: Just forget about a Canadian Corbyn -- How a lackluster left in Canada gets the Mulcair it deserves

October 25, 2015: Only those in the NDP can explain why Thomas Mulcair still has his job

October 24, 2015: Delusion continues to rule the day in Mulcair NDP

October 23, 2015: Doubling down on disaster

October 20, 2015: Catastrophe: The NDP lost because it deserved to

October 17, 2015: The 2015 Federal Election on The Left Chapter in review -- A round-up

October 13, 2015: In defense of the non-voter

October 13, 2015: Stopping the leprechauns and other follies from week ten of the 2015 election -- A Left Chapter round-up

October 6, 2015: Shades of Grey -- A Left Chapter look at strategy, tactics and endorsements in the 2015 election

October 5, 2015: Islamophobia, the niqab and dog-whistle racism in the Canadian election

October 4, 2015: F&%K YOU ALL! Now vote for me...and other follies from week nine of the 2015 election -- A Left Chapter round-up

October 3, 2015: NDP campaign enters panic mode

October 2, 2015: Co-operative Interdependence -- Jacob Kearey-Moreland brings a new vision to the federal election in Simcoe North

October 1, 2015: September: Racist memes, NDP credit cards, stuck in the 90's & more -- The month on The Left Chapter in review

September 30, 2015: Tom Mulcair could learn a thing or two from former Ontario Premier Bob Rae

September 27, 2015: Could you fill me in on the 20th century and other follies from week eight of the 2015 election -- A Left Chapter round-up

September 27, 2015: An NDP and Liberal merger is now inevitable

September 27, 2015: Liberals release fiscal plan that seeks to avoid austerity with unicorns and fairy dust

September 25, 2015: Stop sharing the false -- and racist -- Ontario niqab driver's licence meme

September 23, 2015: The NDP's phony “credit card” analogy: a neoliberal conception of the public household

September 20, 2015: Somebody's watching you and other follies from week seven of the 2015 election -- A Left Chapter round-up

September 20, 2015: Mouseland -- A 21st Century Vision

September 19, 2015: NDP spending document creates more questions than answers

September 13, 2015: Raising Monuments -- How Corbyn may yet turn the tide

September 13, 2015: The wheels come off the bus and other follies of week six of the 2015 election -- A Left Chapter round-up

September 11, 2015: Harper's very bad, and very ugly, week

September 7, 2015: Labour Day Toronto 2015 -- Some of the sights and marching with the Communist Party 

September 6, 2015: Get the hell off Instagram and other follies from week five of the 2015 election -- A Left Chapter round-up

September 5, 2015: It appears the NDP strategists are stuck in the 90’s – again

September 5, 2015: Playing the progressive card -- Trudeau's cynical, but clever, "left shift"

September 4, 2014: The follies of the NDP running a right wing populist campaign

September 4, 2015:  I.A.T.S.E. Toronto union art show @ Gallery 1313 highlights member talent

September 3, 2015: Aylan Kurdi's death is Canada's shame

September 1, 2015: August: Margaret Thatcher, Morgan Wheeldon, Tom Mulcair, Tommy Douglas & more -- The month on The Left Chapter in review

August 31, 2015: Game Over -- Turns out Mulcair is simply wrong about even today's NDP and deficits

August 30, 2015: We have a platform? No way!...and other follies from week four of the 2015 election -- A Left Chapter round-up

August 30, 2015: The NDP and budget deficits: Not the Tommy Douglas vision

August 28, 2015: Deficit spending and the very odd week in Canadian social democracy

August 25, 2015: Let's Go to the Ex -- A Left Chapter look at some of the sights and food of the 2015 CNE!

August 23, 2015: Lying pieces of shit and other follies from week three of the 2015 election -- A Left Chapter round-up

August 22, 2015: Mulcair doubles-down on the NDP's right shift by defending Thatcherism

August 20, 2015: Grandpa takes the kids on a 1976 Toronto trip to the original Captain John's!

August 14, 2015: Near, far, wherever you are, the Canadian economy does go on...and other follies from week two of the 2015 election -- A Left Chapter round-up

August 10, 2015: Morgan Wheeldon, Israel and the triumph of neo-conservative dogma

August 9, 2015: Linda McQuaig states a fact -- Everyone freaks out

August 8, 2015: There is nothing funny about Donald Trump. And he is dangerous as hell.

August 7, 2015: The NDP $15 federal minimum wage pledge is straight up nonsense

August 7, 2015: What's in a Name and other follies from week one of the 2015 election -- A Left Chapter round-up

August 5, 2015: Defeating the Harper Conservatives -- The peace movement and the federal election

August 1, 2015: July: Xenophobes, Olivia Chow, Eve Adams, Naheed Nenshi & more -- The month on The Left Chapter in review

July 31, 2015: Lutheran Super Computer is Going to Save Your Family's Financial Future

July 28, 2015: Tom Mulcair holds a press conference...and, presto, Olivia Chow is the "official" NDP candidate

July 28, 2015: A Trip to Whimbrel Point -- One of Toronto's Best (and Least Known) Lake Ontario Nature Gems

July 26, 2015: Eve Adams shows that the Trudeau jig is up

July 25, 2015: Giant Jesus Freaks Out United Nations!

July 23, 2015: On Naheed Nenshi and the Importance of Revitalizing Candid Inquiry on the Left (By Carol-Anne Hudson)

July 21, 2015: "What is more important to you and your family" -- A look back at NDP 2000

July 17, 2015: A brief note on cynicism and Canadian politics

July 12, 2015: BC NDP posts a meme about "foreign" workers -- Xenophobes show up in approval

July 11, 2015: Syriza capitulates

July 5, 2015: Greece Votes NO! Some quotes and video from the historic day.

July 1, 2015: 10 Best Songs of 2015...so far!

July 1, 2015: June: Leadnow, Anti-Choice Extremists, the Greens and more -- The month on The Left Chapter in review

June 28, 2015: Are the Greens a "progressive" party?

June 19, 2015: Till the World is Bright (In Memory of the Rosenbergs) - A Poem by Edna May Quentin Laxer

June 17, 2015: Tom Mulcair, Bob Rae and balanced budgets

June 11, 2015: Tory led City Council continues Toronto's tragic transit farce

June 11, 2015: Unintended consequences: Attacking Leadnow and "strategic voting"

June 11, 2015: Rosa Luxemburg, Karl Liebknecht and the Spartacus League: Leftist TBT

June 3, 2015: Anti-choice extremists target Trudeau and women's reproductive rights

June 2, 2015: Harlequin exposes the real passion in Toronto's politics!

June 1, 2015: May: Bill C-51, the "Men's Rights Movement", taxes & more -- The month on The Left Chapter in review

May 28, 2015: It's morning again in Canada: Mr. Mulcair goes to Ottawa

May 28, 2015: "Men's Rights" group CAFE is trying to march in Pride Toronto: You can help stop them!

May 28, 2015: Joe Higgins speaks in Toronto 2011 - with Tommy Douglas' Mouseland! Leftist TBT

May 24, 2015: Great Moments in Anti-Communist Pulp Fiction: Operation Nightmare

May 23, 2015: Dan Perrins, CAFE & Canada's Men's Rights movement

May 20, 2015: "Stories about working at the Goodyear Plant in the Lakeshore, as told by workers" -- A union remembrance

May 18, 2015: Love in the time of Bill C-51

May 18, 2015: Gorilla at Large! The last time 3-D was a "thing"!

May 17, 2015: The Canadian Crisis of 1975 -- How we were saved by Mack Bolan!

May 15, 2015: Tom Mulcair, the NDP & Bill C-51: Committed to a full repeal!

May 14, 2015: For a Socialist America! - Leftist #TBT

May 11, 2015: Patrick Brown: An Ontario Liberal's best friend

May 10, 2015: Vintage Canadian Banknotes...and an American $2 Bill!

May 9, 2015: VanRoy: The ONLY Pipe for the Aristocratic Asshole

May 8, 2015: The liberal-social democratic false god of "corporate taxes"

May 7, 2015: Update: The NDP and Bill C-51 -- Amend or repeal?

May 7, 2015: Justin Trudeau's tax plan revisited: It is much smarter politics than policy

May 4, 2015: Trudeau outmaneuvers Mulcair on taxing the wealthy

May 1, 2015: April: "Fred Checkers", Elizabeth May, Vintage Toronto & more -- The month on The Left Chapter in review

May 1, 2015: 5 Great Songs for International Workers' Day! Featuring Paul Robeson, Billy Bragg, The Red Army Choir & more

April 30, 2015: Alberta's CCF - A Planned Future for the Farmer, Fisherman & Worker! Leftist TBT

April 28, 2015: Baltimore's uprising

April 27, 2015: 11 More Vintage Streetscape Postcards of Toronto, Etobicoke, Hamilton & Oakville

April 25, 2015: Fred Checkers and the state of democracy in the NDP

April 23, 2015: Running for the NDP in Scarborough in 2000...and striking a pose with Howard Hampton! Leftist TBT

April 22, 2015: The NDP and the strategic voting narrative

April 16, 2015: 1946's "Canada on the Threshold of a New Era" - A Speech by Tim Buck: Leftist Throwback Thursday

April 15, 2015: Unconstitutional mandatory minimums and the role of pandering progressive politicians

April 15, 2015: Camel Cigarettes...the doctor's favourite!

April 11, 2015: Is Harper's Last Day Coming?

April 10, 2015: Sorry NDP "Field Director" James Pratt...but Tom Mulcair is NOT the only leader "opposing" Bill C-51

April 10, 2015: AFL-CIO SIU CLC Union Ship-in-a-bottle! Leftist Throwback Thursday

April 8, 2015: 10 Vintage Toronto Postcard Streetscapes (and one bonus one of Port Credit!)

April 6, 2015: Victoria 2's Communist Flags

April 6, 2015: Elizabeth May needs to be at the federal leader's debate

April 2, 2015: Nixon Drinks Canada Dry (with a special appearance by Phil Ochs!) - Leftist Throwback Thursday

April 1, 2015: March: Mulcair, Tory, Bill C-51 & more - The month on The Left Chapter in review

March 29, 2015: Keep the progressive announcements coming, Tom: An open letter to the Leader of the NDP

March 27, 2015: The externalized enemy: Conspiracy theories and the left

March 26, 2015: The Socialist Christian League - Leftist Throwback Thursday

March 25, 2015: Another day...another ludicrous Conservative survey!

March 19, 2015: Harper, Mulcair, May & Trudeau: They all support the "Tribute to Liberty"

March 19, 2015: Miller goes to Metro 1994 - Leftist Throwback Thursday

March 15, 2015: 42-2: John Tory, Toronto City Council and the austerity consensus

March 13, 2015: Why not make Ontario's Beer Store public?

March 12, 2015: Justin Trudeau, Bill C-51 and the perils of political pandering

March 12, 2015: Laxer, Lewis and Watkins sitting in a tree!: Leftist Throwback Thursday

March 8, 2015: On International Women's Day we must remember that poverty and the minimum wage are gendered issues

March 6, 2015: Hack Attack: Online "progressive" idiocy in the era of neo-liberalism

March 5, 2015: Leftist Throwback Thursday: 1963's Four Canadians Who Saw Cuba

March 3, 2015: Is NDP MP Randall Garrison right that Tom Mulcair will repeal Bill C-51?

March 2, 2015: Rabble's Karl Nerenberg is wrong: Repealing and amending Bill C-51 are not at all the same thing

February 26, 2015: From opposition to retreat: Tom Mulcair's complicated relationship with Bill C-51

February 26, 2015: Leftist Throwback Thursday: Public Power 2003...featuring a much younger me!

February 25, 2015: Public education: A radically new vision

February 24, 2015: "In all thy sons command": If the words are not important, why do so many men oppose changing them?

February 23, 2015: Mulcair and Bill C-51: Still the same old shit after all

February 20, 2015: Mulcair's finest hour? Bill C-51 and the NDP

February 19, 2015: Leftist Throwback Thursday: I.W.W. Songs of the Workers

February 18, 2015: The Trouble with the 99%

February 18, 2015: Podcast: In conversation with Paul Chislett on CJAM about Left organizing in Canada

February 16, 2015: On Pornography and the Persistence of Patriarchy

February 14, 2015: Stephen Harper's dog-whistle: Islamophobia and Canadian politics

February 12, 2015: Leftist Throwback Thursday: Vote Communist for a Tax Cut!

February 11, 2015: For Martin...a remembrance of suicide

February 11, 2015: The theory and practice of "tax relief": Austerity, inequality and neo-liberalism (in three parts)

February 8, 2015: Don Cherry and the savage barbarism of colonialism and racism

February 7, 2015: A New Party for Canada - Proposed Programme 1960

February 6, 2015: Death of a delusion: The ONDP's internal fictions and the Sudbury by-election loss

February 4, 2015: Selling our parliamentary souls on civil liberties

February 3, 2015:  Do we really want to Stop Harper? The year ahead in progressive partisanship

Originally from November, 2014: Part of the problem: Talking about systemic oppression

Originally from April, 2014: Free transit: Three reasons it is an idea whose time has come

Originally from November, 2013: The myth of the leftist, feminist, anti-racist, elitist


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