Tea & Two Slices is a long-running news round-up by NEEDS frontman and veteran restaurant dishwasher Sean Orr, who lives and works in Gastown. He is very aware of his privilege, so there’s really no need to remind him of it.
This has been common knowledge for a couple of years now – 11-storey rental housing building set to replace Main Street’s Narrow Lounge – but who wants to make a bet that the real estate marketing company is going to call it The Narrow?
Hey, remember when the real estate bosses assured us it wasn’t foreign money propping up prices? “The seller is not happy, but it’s just the reality and for whatever reason, they had to sell”. Hmm, let me guess…by “for whatever reason” you mean to say that they bought it with the express intent of greedily flipping it for a big profit 20 months later?
Under capitalism, if the profit is high enough, the health and lives of us workers will always be expendable. It’s our collective strength and action, not the benevolence of the boss, that can make our conditions safe. An injury to one is an injury to all!
The best ad of the Super Bowl was this one by Unifor: GM Leaves Canadians Out in the Cold. It could have done without the Mexican fear-mongering and more with the “let’s nationalize GM” but hey, it was a bold move and GM tried to stop it from airing, so you know the message hit home:
In other union news: Canada’s largest union sides with maligned Venezuela president over Canadian government. At least someone has a backbone and can see past the blatant oil grab and “revolt of the well off” as toed by the mainstream media. The NDP on the other hand? Not so much.
Of course, it shouldn’t be surprising that our corporate media is confusing things in Venezuela. They gave column space to Jordan Peterson: It’s ideology vs. science in psychology’s war on boys and men. When you are used to privilege, equality feels like oppression. There is no war on men and men are not the victim. Be better.
Seriously, how can you read news report after news report of fragile white men committing crime after crime because they feel entitled to a woman’s body? Why incels are a ‘real and present threat’ for Canadians.