Young Americans blame capitalism for crises in housing, healthcare and falling wages. Once demonised, the word ‘socialism’ is back as a new political movement takes root
At 18, Olivia Katbi was answering the phones and emails in a Republican state senator’s office in Ohio. Then the legislator threw his weight behind a particularly contentious anti-abortion law. “I realised that the party I’m working for is evil. After that I identified as a Democrat but I wasn’t really happy with their policies either,” said Katbi, now 25.
Back then, she couldn’t articulate her reservations about President Barack Obama. There were the drone strikes, and the limitations of his healthcare reforms. But mostly it was a frustrating sense he wasn’t serving her interests so much as those of a monied elite. So in the 2012 presidential election, Katbi voted for Jill Stein, the Green party candidate. But that didn’t change the world.
It was only last year, when Bernie Sanders made his run under the banner of democratic socialism, that it all started to fall into place.
DURHAM — The name of Sir John. A. Macdonald P.S. in Pickering could soon be up for debate.
Even passed out drunk Sir John A. was a better PM than Justin could ever be.
The Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) has approved a motion calling on school boards across the province to rename schools bearing the name of Canada’s first prime minister.
The motion, which was passed during ETFO’s annual meeting earlier this month, says school boards should rethink the use of Sir John A. Macdonald’s name “in recognition of his central role as the architect of genocide against Indigenous peoples, the impact that this has on the relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous students, parents and educators, and the ways in which his namesake buildings can contribute to an unsafe space to learn and to work.”
Home-school your kids.
Well, the time has come for the Internal Revenue Service to name the specific employees that were targeting conservative groups. The government agency has been embroiled in controversy ever since it was revealed that certain groups were subjected to intense vetting concerning obtaining 501(c)(4) nonprofit status. Almost every group that was targeted was politically conservative in nature.
In the battle to provide nutritional choices for schoolchildren, isn’t chocolate milk better than no milk at all?
In “Mein Kampf,” Adolf Hitler said, “It is not truth that matters, but victory.”
Poor Antifa. Just when you think they couldn’t be any more hypocritical in their actions, we get this little nugget of irony.
A video recently came out of an Antifa/anti-President Trump protest in Chicago not surprisingly called the “Impeach Trump March.”
Adolph Hitler Quotes praised by Antifa
The head of Germany’s Die Welt newspaper Ulf Poschardt has denounced the violence caused by left-wing extremists calling the rioting, “the new fascist violence of the left”.
Mr. Poschardt, who serves as the editor in chief of Die Welt, slammed the so-called “black-block” left-extremists in a new column likening them to the Blackshirts who committed acts of political violence under Fascist dictator Benito Mussolini in the 1920s.
“Their black costume reveals that their aesthetic is inspired by Mussolini’s black shirts. They act like fascists. They stir up fear and uncertainty. The Black Block has been turning Hamburg into a civil war landscape since Thursday evening,” he wrote.
In a recent statement on the Ryerson University website, president Mohamed Lachemi emphasized that the university “does not avoid controversies, difficult ideas or disagreements over deeply held ideas.”
The university also lists freedom of speech and human rights as core values.
I haven’t seen evidence of any of the above in the past week.
TORONTO — A newly released intelligence assessment of the Trans Mountain pipeline expansion describes “violent confrontations” that have occurred over recent resource development projects.
The Canadian Security Intelligence Service produced the “secret” report 10 days after Prime Minister Justin Trudeau approved the twinning of the Trans Mountain pipeline between Alberta and B.C.
The next Ontario provincial election is just about a year away and already the outcome looks iffy for the Liberals, who have governed Canada’s largest province since 2003.
Headlines that predict “Ontario Liberals poised to fall to third-party status in 2018” and “Grim outlook for Premier Kathleen Wynne’s Liberals” are commonplace.