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September 9: James Di Fiore's hatchet job on Niki Ashton deserves nothing but contempt
September 8: Make Canada a Nuclear Weapons Free Zone - Communist Party of Canada 1980s
September 7: This Land is Your Land as realized by Kathy Jakobsen -- A wonderful children's book for all ages revisited
September 6: Ulyanovsk -- 18 Soviet Postcards of the USSR Tourist Destination and Lenin's Birthplace
September 4: Tim Buck on the Suicide Pact, Labor Progressive Party 1949
September 3: Hurricane Harvey, Bill 148, Pearson Airport Strike & more -- The Left Chapter Sunday Reading List August 27 - September 3
September 1: Latin America in the Struggle Against Imperialism, for National Independence, Democracy, People's Welfare, Peace and Socialism - Havana 1975
August 30: Quebec Bill 62 is not about secularism and must be opposed by the left
August 30: Fascism Must Be Defeated! -- Clara Zetkin's Speech at the Reichstag August 30, 1932
August 29: Snapshot of the Manitoba Provincial NDP Leadership Race: Toxicity or Healing?
August 29: Greetings from Hoover Dam - A 1950s Vintage Trip
August 28: Tell Ottawa 'Never' -- Ban the Bomb!
August 27: Colin Kaepernick, Susur Lee, Trump and more -- The Left Chapter Sunday Reading List August 20 - 27
August 25: On the 20th Founding Anniversary of the PDPA - Central Committee of the People's Democratic Party of Afghanistan 1984
August 24: Great Feat of the Soviet People - A. Grechko USSR 1970
August 23: Velikiye Luki USSR 1977 -- Streetscapes and Monuments
August 20: #BlackOut protest movement seeks boycott of NFL over blacklisting of Kaepernick (with video)
August 20: Charlottesville Aftermath, the Rebel, Trump & more -- The Left Chapter Sunday Reading List August 13-20
August 19: Let's Go to the Ex -- A Left Chapter look at some of the sights and food of the 2017 CNE!
August 17: Havana 1978 -- 18 Streetscapes and Vistas
August 15: The Little Clay Hut -- A Soviet Adaptation of a Russian Children's Tale by Alexei Tolstoi
August 13: Charlottesville, Mary Beard, North Korea & more -- The Left Chapter Sunday Reading List August 6 - 13
August 12: Women and Children Under the Swastika - 1936
August 11: American Imperialism - Workers Party of America, Jay Lovestone 1925
August 11: Peace
August 9: Crisis on the Canadian Campus -- National Students Committee, Labor-Progressive Party c. 1951
August 8: Summary of Policies - Ontario Federation of Labour 1957-1972 Part II
August 6: Dunkirk, Venezuela, Israel, Baltimore & more -- The Left Chapter Sunday Reading List July 30 - August 6
August 5: BURN THE FLAG: A poetic lesson in American imperialist boosterism
August 5: Summary of Policies - Ontario Federation of Labour 1957-1972
August 5: Onward March of Afghan Revolution - World Peace Council 1979
August 4: Sochi 1978 -- A Postcard Visit to a Soviet Resort City
August 3: Subdued NDP leadership debate as three of the hopefuls spar in Victoria
August 1: Etobicoke Park Stairs, Niki Ashton, Omar Khadr & more -- June and July on The Left Chapter in review
July 31: Toronto Police, Star Trek, Omar Khadr & more -- The Left Chapter Weekly Reading List July 23 - 30
July 27: The Heritage of Sen Katayama, Karl G. Yoneda CPUSA 1975
July 26: Fidel Castro On the 28th anniversary of the attack on the Moncada Garrison, Las Tunas, 26th of July 1981
July 23: Police Brutality, Thunder Bay, Ryerson & more -- The Left Chapter Sunday Reading List July 16 - 23
July 22: They Are Marching Again! - United Jewish Peoples Order 1954
July 21: Etobicoke "park stairs" story is a perfect example of the crass, reactionary, anti-regulatory nonsense that led to the Grenfell disaster
July 19: PPP Struggles for TUC Freedom - Cheddi Jagan PPP of Guyana 1985
July 18: Conundrum: Niki Ashton and the NDP leadership campaign
July 17: A Postcard Trip to a Soviet Circus
July 16: Venezuela, Omar Khadr, Climate Change & more -- The Left Chapter Sunday Reading List July 9 - 16
July 15: The Truth About Bauxite Nationalisation - Cheddi Jagan PPP of Guyana 1972
July 14: Under capitalism the working class has but two courses to follow: crawl or fight
July 12: Saskatoon NDP debate sees testy exchanges and a strong outing from Angus
July 11: Leningrad 1977 -- A Vintage Postcard Folder
July 10: Africa is Waking Up to the Beautiful, Dignified and Great History that its People Deserve - Cuba 1976
July 9: The Proud Boys, Omar Khadr and more -- The Left Chapter Sunday Reading List July 2 - 9
July 8: Omar Khadr is 'innocent' even if he is 'guilty'
July 7: Social Security in Soviet Estonia- Aspects of Estonian Life 1966
July 6: Niki Ashton releases strongest Canadian federal social democratic tax platform in a generation
July 5: Soviet Estonian Music- Aspects of Estonian Life 1966
July 3: Soviet Estonian Art - Aspects of Estonian Life 1966
July 2: Canada 150, Basic Income, the Western Wall & more -- The Left Chapter Sunday Reading List June 25 - July 2
July 1: 10 Best Songs of 2017...So Far!
June 29: Mouseland a Fable by Tommy Douglas -- The Comic
June 27: Vintage Vegas 1958 - A Colour Postcard Folder of the Classic Hotels
June 25: Tim Buck - Fighter for Peace and Socialism 1951
June 25: The Minsk Tractor Plant USSR 1970s Part II - Technology, International Ties and Lives of the Workers
June 25: Grenfell, the LCBO, Québec Solidaire and more -- The Left Chapter Sunday Reading List June 18 - 25
June 23: Ashton strong in lively Toronto NDP leadership debate
June 22: A Plea for Social Justice - Extracts from the Speeches of J. S. Woodsworth, M.P., in the House of Commons, 1930-33 (Part III)
June 20: NDP needs to remember that it is really the centrists and 'Third Way' that lost in the US and UK
June 19: Moscow 1971 - 32 illustrated postcard images in colour and black-and-white
June 18: Grenfell Tower, Theresa May, Philando Castile & more -- The Left Chapter Sunday Reading List June 11 - 18
June 16: A Plea for Social Justice - Extracts from the Speeches of J. S. Woodsworth, M.P. , in the House of Commons, 1930-33 (Part II)
June 12: Fourth NDP leadership debate sees some actual debate bucking the tedious trend
June 11: Corbyn, the 'Top 20%' and more -- The Left Chapter Sunday Reading List June 4 - 11
June 10: A Plea for Social Justice - Extracts from the Speeches of J. S. Woodsworth, M.P. , in the House of Commons, 1930-33 (Part I)
June 9: Soviet Simferopol Vintage Postcard Folder 1978
June 8: Corbyn's triumph is a triumph for the socialist left
June 7: Rehabilitating Andrea Horwath's leadership and the danger of a short political memory
June 7: Facts to Combat Job Discrimination - 2nd UE National Conference on Problems of Working Women May 15 - 16, 1954
June 6: Joe Zuken - The Man for Cathedral (1971)
June 5: Elect Mary Kardash Winnipeg 1971 - The New City Needs New Policies to Serve You!
June 4: The Minsk Tractor Plant USSR 1970s Part I - History, Models and Technology
June 4: Labour, Québec Solidaire, the CPC and more -- The Left Chapter Sunday Reading List May 28 - June 4
June 2: An invitation from the Communist Party - Join us to build a better USA 1981 w. Angela Davis & Gus Hall
June 2: In the case of the Ontario $15 minimum wage the moral imperative is just as great as the economic
June 1: Trudeau and Syria, Toronto 1910, 'Secularism' & more -- April and May on The Left Chapter in review
May 31: Who Makes the Products?
May 29: The winner of the Sudbury NDP debate was the terrible format
May 28: UK Election, Manchester, Kerala and more -- The Left Chapter Sunday Reading List May 21 - 28
May 24: Alberta CROWN corporation AIMCo moves to evict striking Parkdale tenants - Show your solidarity!
May 22: Jobs! Jobs! Jobs! - J. B. Salsberg MPP Labor-Progressive Party (Communist Party) 1950
May 21: Cultural Appropriation, the UK, Brazil, Venezuela and more -- The Left Chapter Sunday Reading List May 14 - 21
May 20: Toussaint Louverture, Haitian Revolutionary Leader and Hero Born May 20, 1743
May 19: Nova Scotia NDP leader Gary Burrill makes powerful closing debate statement truly worth watching
May 19: The Boss's Worst Nightmare...An Organized Working Class!
May 18: Swan Nests and Turtle Families at Sam Smith Park -- The Lakeside Parks of South Etobicoke VI
May 18: A Trip on the 1980 Moscow Metro - Part II
May 16: Soviet Estonia - 1970
May 16: Studio Sith Lords Stiff Star Wars Fans
May 15: In South Vietnam US Biggest Operation Foiled Tay Ninh (February-April 1967)
May 15: Labour Law Reform...Capitalist Style
May 14: Corbyn, Cultural Appropriation, Colombia and more -- The Left Chapter Sunday Reading List May 7 - May 14
May 12: James Comey and the limits of liberalism
May 12: The Yugoslav Peoples Fight to Live -- Josip Broz Tito 1944
May 10: Niki Ashton releases left economic justice statement and the 'Colonel' (seriously) joins the fray - NDP leadership update
May 9: Sophie Scholl, 9 May 1921 – 22 February 1943
May 9: You and Your Future - National Federation of Labor Youth c.1952
May 8: Health Care...Republican Style
May 7: Jordan Edwards, Uber, Bernie Sanders and more -- The Left Chapter Sunday Reading List April 30 - May 7
May 6: Institutionalized: EQAO, TOEFL and the Neoliberal Classroom
May 5: Toronto Working Class and Immigrant Life 1910 - A Photographic Exposition
May 4: For Disarmament and Jobs! - Vote Communist 1984
May 3: How to Conduct a Union Meeting - UAW CIO Education Department 1945
May 2: Who Wants War? Labor-Progressive Party 1950
April 30: Smash the Klan -- Riverdale Action Committee Against Racism 1980
April 30: Carding, Streaming, Police in Pride and more -- The Left Chapter Sunday Reading List April 23 - 30
April 29: Fascism - The Socialist Answer, J.T. Murphy, The Socialist League 1935
April 28: The ONDP's timid 'pharmacare' plan played right into Liberal hands
April 28: B.C. Needs a New Economic Policy - Communist Party of British Columbia 1980s
April 25: High Park cherry blossoms hit peak bloom -- a photographic visit
April 25: Basketball Against Fascism -- The Rise of Giannis Antetokounmpo
April 24: A Trip on the 1980 Moscow Metro -- Part I
April 23: The British and French Elections, The West Wing and more -- The Left Chapter Sunday Reading List April 16 - 23
April 21: Liberals, social democrats and union leaders have to stop helping to normalize Trump
April 19: When it comes to opportunistic hypocrisy on the environment, Rachel Notley is right up there with Trudeau
April 18: The Ale Your Great-Grandfather Drank: Great Moments in Canadian Capitalist Advertising
April 16: Is there a need for immunization in Canada? An echo from a darker past reminds us the answer is unequivocally yes!
April 16: Mélenchon, US Bombings, Christie Blatchford & more -- The Left Chapter Sunday Reading List April 9 - 16
April 14: The True Triumph of Working People Comes Only With Socialism! - Communist Comics
April 10: Trudeau's Refusal to Stand Up to Trump A Disgrace
April 9: Syria, Trump, the JDL & more -- The Left Chapter Sunday Reading List April 2 - April 9
April 9: In Honour of Paul Robeson's Birthday - Music and Resistance
April 7: Justin Trudeau's dangerous Syrian Trump gambit
April 5: Secrets and Lies -- Chrystia Freeland's grandfather and collaborating with the Nazis
April 2: Fake 'secularism' is not an excuse for Islamophobic bigotry
April 2: Canada 150, Saskatchewan Austerity, the Ottawa Police & more -- The Left Chapter Sunday Reading List March 26 - April 2
April 1: Chrystia Freeland, the NDP Leadership Race & more -- February and March on The Left Chapter in review
March 31, 2017: Capitalist Daydreams
March 28, 2017: The Economy, Neoliberal Style
March 27, 2017: NDP's second debate a more lively affair with stronger performances
March 26, 2017: Climate Change, Police Malfeasance, Lenin & more -- The Left Chapter Sunday Reading List March 19 - 26
March 24, 2017: Sid Ryan hits all the right leftist notes in a powerful video that leaves us asking why he is not running
March 24, 2017: Niki Ashton is the leader the NDP and Canada needs
March 22, 2017: Labour and Struggle (1960) - Technology, Innovation, Art and Popular Resistance in Chinese History
March 21, 2017: Communist Iconography & Symbolism -- Stamps of the USSR III
March 19, 2017: The NDP Leadership Race, the Dutch GreenLeft, Gavin McInnes & more -- The Left Chapter Sunday Reading List March 12-19
March 17, 2017: The backlash against Niki Ashton from anti-Black Lives Matter commentators is what is really off base
March 14, 2017: No, it is not a good thing if 4 NDP MPs all pat themselves and the party on the back in a leadership "debate"
March 12, 2017: The NDP's leadership debate begins not with a bang but a miserable whimper
March 12, 2017: Chrystia Freeland, IWD, the British Empire & more -- The Left Chapter Sunday Reading List March 5 - 12
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 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 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?
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