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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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 »


Worst Case Ontario

April 26, 2021

In this episode we discuss Doug Ford’s disastrous mismanagement of the Covid crisis in Ontario, and dissect the results of the recent 2021 NDP Federal Party Convention. Listen to audio »


Socialists on Social Media /w Dr. Tanner Mirrlees

April 11, 2021

In the digital age, socialists have used the Internet to their advantage, both for messaging and organizing. But what kind of a radical politics can really emerge from the clutches of capital and their dominance of Big Tech? Listen to audio »