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2019 Dec 10 - 10:40am
There is no welfare like corporate welfare -- Daily LIFT #70The "free market" is a myth. No group in society depends more on government handouts and subsidies than the capitalist class and major corporations.As the 2008 crisis showed -- or the recent example of the Trans Mountain pipeline in Canada --when the corporations or the oil industry need bailouts the money is always there.
Tags: Daily LIFT
2019 Dec 10 - 9:21am
Today we are going to make a chicken dish that is colourful and totally delicious. It is prepared by first seasoning the chicken and cooking it in the oven in vinegar and wine and then covering it with a sauce based around this as well as olives, capers and garlic.I have adapted this recipe from one that originally appeared in the New York Times. To start you want to season your chicken for baking. For this recipe we used 8 bone-in, skin-on...
Tags: capers, chicken, garlic, olives, wine
2019 Dec 9 - 10:28pm
Buller addresses the miners in Estevan"I am not guilty of this charge. I have said before and I say again that it is not Annie Buller who is on trial here. It is the capitalist class which stands in the prisoner's dock. No one realizes more than I do the forces against us are very great. But gentlemen of the jury, regardless of the outcome of the trial. I am going to remain loyal to my class, the working class, the builders of the future." -...
Tags: Annie Buller, Communist Party, Saskatchewan, Vintage Leaflet Project
2019 Dec 9 - 11:25am
This is What  Will Happen to the Fascist Beast -- WWII Poster USSR 1944 Daily LIFT #59
2019 Dec 9 - 6:18am
This week's list of articles, news items, opinion pieces and videos that I see as a must if you are looking for a roundup that should be of interest to The Left Chapter readers.This list covers the week of  December 1 - 8.We have changed the format of the round-up so that the links, videos and photos are presented in sections related to topic.30th Anniversary of the Montreal Massacre:- Thirty years after the Montreal Massacre, are...
Tags: Bernie Sanders, Berta Caceres, bolivia, Boris Johnson, emmanuel macron, evo morales
2019 Dec 8 - 5:29am
What do you do in a city that is beset by terrible housing, social and transit issues due to decades of mismanagement and underfunding by politicians on all different levels of government?Well, in Toronto you propose a police budget for 2020 that is going to top $1 billion and that will see the hiring of hundreds of new officers. This represents a 3.9% increase over 2019. While the police claim these new cops are needed they always say this, of...
Tags: Free Transit, Kansas City, New York, Toronto, TTC
2019 Dec 7 - 9:17am
Women of the World Unite! - Women's Rights March, New York City 1970-- Daily LIFT #68
Tags: Daily LIFT, Vintage Photography
2019 Dec 6 - 11:15am
Nelson Mandela, Symbol of the Anti-Apartheid Struggle- Poster, Alberto Blanco, 1987 Cuba -- Daily LIFT #67"Massive poverty and obscene inequality are such terrible scourges of our times - times in which the world boasts breathtaking advances in science, technology, industry and wealth accumulation - that they have to rank alongside slavery and apartheid as social evils."Nelson Mandela died six years ago today.
Tags: art, Cuba, Daily LIFT, Nelson Mandela
2019 Dec 6 - 7:01am
Vintage Cookbook: A Musical Feast Publication Details: Global Liaisons Inc., 1995A Musical Feast is a really fun cookbook that should be of interest to fans of popular and rock music, especially of the scene in the mid-1990s.Over 100 famous artists and bands contributed recipes of various kinds to raise money to help the homeless. There are artists from the Grateful Dead, to Frank Sinatra, Dolly Parton, Weezer, Led Zeppelin, Boyz II...
Tags: Vintage Cookbook Throwback Thursday, Vintage Cookbooks
2019 Dec 6 - 12:13am
Recently we took a look at the vintage cookbook The Best of Seasons w. Tuscan Bean Soup, Sour Cream Apple Pie, Guacamole & more -- Vintage Cookbook TBT and I adapted one of the recipes in it to make Lamb Chops w. a Balsamic Shallot Sauce.Today I am going to adapt another recipe from the book that mixes sausage and bok choy. My version is spicier and uses somewhat different cooking techniques to produce a stir fry that is relatively easy...
Tags: bok choy, sausage
2019 Dec 5 - 9:42am
That Flag, That Sky, This Land, We Will Defend it Whatever Price is Necessary - Cuban Poster, 1969 -- Daily LIFT #66
Tags: art, Cuba, Daily LIFT, Fidel Castro
2019 Dec 5 - 3:50am
"We do not comply with sanctions, threats, or slander from the U.S. government, which along with the reactionary oligarchies are primarily responsible for our region's dangerous convulsion and instability" - Miguel Diaz-Canel, Cuban President"The cause of the legitimate and mass protests in Latin America is the inequality and poverty caused by imperialist domination and neoliberalism. The U.S. blames Cuba as a pretext to tighten its...
Tags: art, Cuba, Miguel Diaz-Canel, USSR, Viktor Koretsky