Imtiaz Popat and I celebrated Labour Day on “The Rational” last night. The video podcast is below.
- Labour Day
- my Labour Day article today: “Labour Day, Dignity and Doubling the CPP”
- volunteer labour
- dignity for seniors
- doubling the CPP because $11,000/year is unacceptable
- BC’s pathetic minimum wage
- a fall federal election could lead to a Liberal minority government and time to leverage them for economic dignity
- student poverty is a result of right wing ideological choices: post-secondary education is seen as an income boost and the government wants its cut
- the government is managing our CPP funds by investing in tar sands and privatized highways
- BC’s Gateway Project and the North American transportation infrastructure vs. Peak Oil
- workers and unions need to engage in society by working in coalition with community groups and climate justice
- corporations and government employers are not taking the lead on greening our society, so workers need to
- extremism, xenophobia and skapegoating
- increased corporate profitability, how productivity gains aren’t trickling down to workers: class war
- all majority governments are bad right now, especially considering how much of the social conservative agenda being introduced by Harper with just a minority government
- BC Conservative party’s increasing viability, along with the BC Greens means more of a chance of a BC minority government in 2013
- what will it take for a BC political party to say they’ll actually get rid of the HST?
- and we would have talked about this intensely if I had read it in time!
The video podcast of the conversation lives at Vista Video.
You can watch it in Miro, the best new open source multimedia viewing software: http://www.miroguide.com/feeds/8832
You can watch it in iTunes: itpc://dgivista.org/pod/Vista_Podcasts.xml
The podcast file is at http://dgivista.org/pod/COOP.Radio.2010.09.06.mov