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Podcasting from the Gulag Arcipeligo of Soviet Canuckistan, otherwise known as beautiful Vancouver Island.

We are a left wing, socialist podcast based out of Victoria, BC. We discuss politics & current events in Canada and around the world.

Out of Left Fiel‪d‬ A Couple of Socialists with a Couple of Beers

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Podcasting from the Gulag Arcipeligo of Soviet Canuckistan, otherwise known as beautiful Vancouver Island.

We are a left wing, socialist podcast based out of Victoria, BC. We discuss politics & current events in Canada and around the world.

    Sergeant Trump And The Lonely MAGA Club

    Sergeant Trump And The Lonely MAGA Club

    We're back, folks! After a bit of a hiatus we return to chat about the recent American election, some of our favourite moments from the Trump presidency, the upcoming economic collapse and of course everybody's favourite: COVID-19.

    • 1 hr
    Yevs' Imperialist-Free Cuisine feat. Yves Engler

    Yevs' Imperialist-Free Cuisine feat. Yves Engler

    Today we are joined by author Yves Engler to discuss the not-so-benign role of Canada on the world stage. He challenges the widely held view that Canada is a "peace-keeping country" and shows that from the mining sector to backing coups in foreign countries, Canada does its best to protect its own corporate interests abroad at the expense of democracy and human rights.

    You can check out his content here:

    https://yvesengler.com

    • 1 hr 6 min
    The Good, the Bad and the Elections

    The Good, the Bad and the Elections

    The crew returns today for some hop takes on all the recent elections! From the NDP's crushing victory in British Columbia, the ongoing bedlam South of the border in the United States, and even further South with the victory of the Movement Towards Socialism party in Bolivia.

    We give our thoughts on how the NDP will govern BC, what's going to happen in a few short days in America, and how the MAS victory in Bolivia might affect the region. We also take a few moments to dunk on Elon Musk near the end of the episode, because why not?

    You can read the article Ben mentioned here:

    https://canadiandimension.com/articles/view/after-john-horgans-smashing-bc-ndp-victory-now-is-the-time-to-be-bold

    • 58 min
    The Union Prognosis feat. Jim Stanford

    The Union Prognosis feat. Jim Stanford

    Today we are joined by director of the Centre for Future Work, Jim Stanford! We discuss his recent findings regarding how union organising has increased during the pandemic, how COVID is laying bare the contradictions in Canadian capitalism, and how in times of crisis people need someone to have their back.

    You can check out the Centre for Future Work as well as Jim's article below:

    https://centreforfuturework.ca/

    https://centreforfuturework.ca/2020/09/09/in-a-crisis-you-want-someone-at-your-back/

    • 53 min
    BC Election Special feat. Ian Bushfield

    BC Election Special feat. Ian Bushfield

    Senior BC Political Correspondent Ian Bushfield is back on the show for a very special BC election forecast episode! With the first (and only) leaders debate just behind us, we explore the political situation in British Columbia, the state of the BC NDP, Green and Liberal parties, and what this might mean for the politics of BC going forward.

    You can watch the full leaders debate here:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ELFmhJ0x7oY

    Check out Ian's podcasts below for more BC and Vancouver political commentary:

    https://www.politicoast.ca/
    https://www.cambiereport.ca/

    You can follow Ian on Twitter here:
    https://twitter.com/ibushfield

    Also, apologies for the lacklustre audio quality on this episode, Ben was not in his natural recording habitat so we had to improvise!

    • 1 hr 11 min
    This is the Retail Action Network

    This is the Retail Action Network

    Today we are joined by three activists from the Victoria based Retail Action Network! We chat about their organisation, their work in the community helping retail and service sector workers, union activism and more!

    If you want to get involved, or if you live outside of Victoria and want to network with them check them out here:

    https://retailaction.ca/

    • 56 min

Customer Reviews

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42 Ratings

42 Ratings

Peter RH ,

Great Stuff

Great to see a Canadian socialist podcast. Love the hosts and the content.

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Much needed commentary

I love to see leftist analysis of the Canadian political landscape. Great show.

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Check it out

I'm hungry for more Canadian independent political chat shows and this is it. Or Canadian shows from leftists period- check it out its worth your while!:)

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