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Episode 166 – Fascism and the status quo

In this episode, Sandy and Nora discuss the winners and losers in #elxn44 — and what everyone needs to learn about the success of the PP party.

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Episode 165 – Conspirelection debate-o-thon

In this episode, Sandy and Nora talk about the legacy of 9/11 in Canada, and how the English-language debates reveal more about the state of Canada’s democracy than pundits and politicians will admit.   Episode transcript.

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Episode 164 – The Case of the Disappearing Provincial Governments

In this episode, Sandy and Nora examine why provincial governments have laid so low during the election period, and why that spells disaster for COVID-19 and other crises Canadians currently face. Episode transcript.

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Episode 163 – Promises, promises, protests

In this episode, Sandy and Nora talk about how the election is going — and how none of the major parties are acting as if we have just surviving a global pandemic. We also talk about the ongoing struggle at Fairy Creek. Episode transcript.

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Episode 162 – Canada in Afghanistan

In this episode, Sandy and Nora discuss Canada’s role in Afghanistan, and the responsibility we have for our actions. Big apologies for the microphone problems that plague this episode.   Episode transcript.

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Episode 161 – All the issues they will miss in #Elxn44

In this episode, Sandy and Nora talk about the important issues that the current federal election should cover, but near certainly will not.   Episode Transcript here.

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Episode 160 – Can the Left do rhetoric better?

In this episode, Sandy and Nora talk about the need for left-wingers to identify, engage with and create rhetoric. Plus, Sandy has information about Ontario police destroying documents and we talk about the BCCLA. Episode transcript here.

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Episode 159 – Is Canadian intelligence interfering in university research?

In this episode, Sandy and Nora talk about the federal government’s recent decision to vet all scientific research funding as a matter of national intelligence agencies. Plus, they talk about tuition fees in Newfoundland and Labrador and the importance of physical space for activism and organizing. Episode transcript.

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Episode 158 – Media silence in the face of catastrophe

In this episode, Sandy and Nora talk about how Canadian media ignore catastrophe.   Episode transcript

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Episode 157 – N-oh Canada

In their annual Canada Day Sucks episode, Sandy and Nora talk colonialism, climate change and how Carolyn Bennett sucks. Episode transcript here.  

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Episode 156 – Not withstanding the carceral option

In this episode Sandy and Nora talk about crime and punishment, and why society gets nowhere when it throws people into the criminal justice system. Plus, they talk about the Notwithstanding Clause and wtf is up with the Green Party? CW: discussion of child suicide in the second half of the episode. Episode transcript here.

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Episode 155 – Connecting Islamophobia and colonialism

In this episode, Sandy and Nora explore the connection between colonialism and Islamophobia. Plus, they talk about COVID-19 ravaging Northeastern Ontario. Transcript available here. Photo from CBC News.

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