The Scarlet Standard is a podcast focused on Canadian political-economy and Toronto-based political activism from an internationalist socialist perspective. We also host interviews with authors, academics, activists, and organizers on the Left. It is hosted by Bruce Kecskes and Amadeus Narbutt.

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The DSA Goes to Venezuela ft. Tom Wojcik

August 22, 2021

We are joined by Tom Wojcik, DSA activist, and we discuss sanctions against Venezuela, the commune project within the country, and international solidarity. Listen to audio »


Canada in the Caribbean ft. Tyler Shipley

August 8, 2021

We are joined again by friend of the show Dr. Tyler Shipley to discuss recent events in Cuba and Haiti. Tyler helps us contextualize current events within the history of interference in the Caribbean by Canada and other capitalist imperial powers. Listen to audio »


Palestine /w Niko Block (part 2)

July 5, 2021

This episode is part two of our interview with writer, activist, academic, and friend of the pod, Niko Block about Palestine and Israeli Apartheid. Listen to audio »


Palestine /w Niko Block (part 1)

June 9, 2021

In the first part of a two-part series, we interview writer, activist, academic, and friend of the podcast Niko Block about Palestine. Diving into the history of the mid-00s, Niko explains how Israeli disengagement from Gaza and the 2006 Palestinian legislative elections gave rise to the current moment. Listen to audio »


TRIPS Waiver & Libertarian Brain Rot

May 9, 2021

TSS digs through a libertarian Financial Post article opposing a TRIPS waiver for COVID vaccines, discuss the public research origin of COVID vaccines, and dissect Biden’s puzzling tentative support for a patent waiver. Listen to audio »