Paige Gorsak is running for the federal NDP nomination in Edmonton-Strathcona, a seat currently held by the NDP’s Linda Duncan (who is not seeking re-election). Kate interviews Paige about her ambitious platform and bold vision for the future, which includes a fossil-fuel phaseout and just transition fund, housing as a human right, free education, universal healthcare, drug decriminalization, and Indigenous sovereignty.
Members of the Federal NDP in Edmonton-Strathcona can vote for Paige at the nomination meeting on November 26th, 2018. See votepaigegorsak.ca for details.
We’re being told that wheat is legal now … ? To celebrate the Greatest Grain, Team Advantage dives into Alberta’s agrarian history, including the “clearing” of the plains, anti-capitalist ideas and agrarian radicalism, the history of the Canadian Wheat Board, Soviets stealing grain from America, the reorganization of rural life as Alberta discovers oil, and why the free market sucks.
Team Advantage submits themselves to a reading of a known piece of socialist propaganda, Tommy Douglas’ Mouseland. Will they ever be the same again?
If you’re in Calgary this Friday, October 19th at 7pm, join us at the Hop In Brew (213 12 Ave SW) to hang out! Team Advantage will be there along with Duncan Kinney of Progress Alberta, who will be selling copies of Mouseland for $25.
David Gray-Donald, publisher of Briarpatch magazine, joins Team Advantage to discuss his experience at this past summer’s Global Petroleum Show in Calgary. Is the fossil fuel industry planning decarbonization and energy transition? What climate scenarios are they considering? What problems is the industry ignoring, how are they mobilizing their supporters into astroturf campaigns, and what role do these campaigns play?
Read David’s recent pieces:
Checking in with the oil crowd – August 29, 2018
The Oil Industry’s PR Offensive – August 30, 2018
What Canada’s major media are forgetting when they report on oil – August 13, 2018
Too fast, and now too furious – August 31, 2018
CW: Kavanaugh stuff.
The Calgary Herald will not apologize for Naomi Lakritz’s terrible opinions because they “are a platform for free speech.”
Team Advantage reads the Calgary Herald’s September 29, 2018 Editorial: The importance of free speech.