So How Many Times Have You Heard These Tired, Rehashed Arguments Against Socialism?

If you’ve tossed your hat, and or bandanna (sorry visors aren’t acceptable) into the leftist ring, and share your views publicly, then chances are you’ve had more than a few arguments with folks, over said views. Often these debates unfold via social media, but if you not a shy leftist, then you’ve probably got into it at a pub, coffee shop or, sigh, even the … Continue reading So How Many Times Have You Heard These Tired, Rehashed Arguments Against Socialism?

More Goodness From Russell Brand: Watch His Talk With David Harvey

David Harvey has long been considered one of the preeminent minds when it comes to leftist economics and Marxism. But, since folks like him don’t typically wind up on corporate platforms, chances are most progressives haven’t heard of the Professor. Thus, this is is why it was awesome to see that Russell Brand had Doctor Harvey on his Under the Skin show. Sure, it’s not … Continue reading More Goodness From Russell Brand: Watch His Talk With David Harvey

Must Listening These Days: Billy Bragg’s “Between The Wars”

In recent weeks, I’ve found myself particularly drawn to articles, discussions, and songs, pertaining to class struggle and the labour movement…Yes, more than the usual. Why’s that? Well, as we watch Donnie’s horror show unfold in the U.S., a lot of intelligent folks have been arguing, and rightfully so, that the left has not been focusing enough on issues tied to the working class. Well, Bernie … Continue reading Must Listening These Days: Billy Bragg’s “Between The Wars”

So if You Think CNN is “Communist”, You Might be a Moron…

In recent weeks, I’ve tried to do a better job of reading and watching more content outside my “leftist” bubble. In the past, I used to do so quite often, as 1) it’s important to consider other opinions, 2) yes, you could learn something new, and 3) let’s face it, bias knows no boundaries on the political spectrum (I also should give a tip of … Continue reading So if You Think CNN is “Communist”, You Might be a Moron…

Why The Working Class? Vivek Chibber Hits HR

So, it’s February 12th…and this is the first post for the Pinko Rag in quite a while…Yup. Following the U.S. election, some of us, and that includes moi, elected to put their heads in figurative sand, with the help of booze, pointless television shows and a steady stream of sports. But, thankfully, many, many progressives haven’t gone that route, and have been busy resisting; fighting … Continue reading Why The Working Class? Vivek Chibber Hits HR

Jill Stein vs. John Oliver….Ugh

Recently there’s been a ton of coverage tied to Hillary’s emails and the allegations brought against Donnie, and how they could could impact the U.S. Presidential election. But, if you’re on the progressive flank (the real one that is; not the neoliberal facade that’s being tugged around by the Clinton campaign) then you may have been following the beef between Jill Stein’s camp and the … Continue reading Jill Stein vs. John Oliver….Ugh

Must See Viewing: HyperNormalisation by Adam Curtis

Adam Curtis forged his reputation as a compelling and talented documentary producer years ago, and the British filmmaker has enhanced that status with his latest release, “HyperNormalisation.” Now sure, not everyone is going to agree with the theories that are spun in the film, but Curtis presents a fascinating backstory to the machinations of neoliberalism, suicide bombings, and the corporatization of cyber reality. Oh, Curtis … Continue reading Must See Viewing: HyperNormalisation by Adam Curtis

If You Didn’t Read Bernie Sanders’ Op-Ed, You Have Some Homework…

The world is still buzzing and shaking from Britain’s decision to leave the European Union, as leading up the referendum, polls indicated ‘Brexit’ wasn’t going down…Now that it has, corporate talking heads, intellectuals and even your average Joe Sixpack, have been debating and speculating on how this could have happened. Well, one of the more insightful and compelling responses that’s been offered, came courtesy Mr. … Continue reading If You Didn’t Read Bernie Sanders’ Op-Ed, You Have Some Homework…

Housing Affordability’s Becoming WTF Issue in Canada…Finally

For sometime now, non-profit groups, activists and marginalized folks have been screaming for more affordable housing in Canada, and finally, the issue is gaining mainstream traction. A big reason for that is when these aforementioned people started raising the flag two decades ago, neoliberal machinations were only starting to eff over the middle class. Yes, here we are in 2016, and what a shocker? Uncontrolled and largely … Continue reading Housing Affordability’s Becoming WTF Issue in Canada…Finally

Bernie Sanders Climbs in California, Let The Sweating Begin at Dem HQ

So, it’s been a few days now since the mainstream / corporate media declared that Hillary Clinton has locked up the Democrat nomination and cruised to a win in California, but hey, was that accurate? Nope. Now sure, even the biggest Bernie Sanders supporter understands that the likelihood of him winning this thing are very, very slim. But, the important story here is that series of … Continue reading Bernie Sanders Climbs in California, Let The Sweating Begin at Dem HQ