Eco-Socialist Futures /w Dimitri Lascaris

October 11, 2020

We speak with Dimitri Lascaris about his experience running for leader of the Green Party of Canada as an eco-socialist. We also delve into eco-socialism’s intersections with internationalist foreign policy, the COVID-19 health crisis, and the future of the Canadian left. Listen to audio »


Scarlet Standard Episode 2: Canada in the World w/ Tyler A. Shipley

September 20, 2020

We speak with Tyler A. Shipley about his new book Canada in the World: Settler Capitalism and the Colonial Imagination. We dive into the juxtaposition between Canada’s performance as a well-intentioned peacekeeping force on the international stage, with its original sin of colonial genocide and its continuing behaviour as a settler colonial power. Listen to audio »


The Scarlet Standard: Episode 1 – The Christie Pits Riot

September 3, 2020

In this inaugural episode we discuss the legacy of the Christie Pits Riot of August 1933. As the largest riot in Toronto’s history, this event stands as a watershed moment in Canadian-Jewish history, and should be regarded as a great act of anti-fascist resistance. Today, echoes of this history can be seen in rising tides of fascist violence, the bizarre relationship between Canadian police and Nazism, and the courageous efforts of protesters in the Black Lives Matter Movement. Listen to audio »


Sneak Peek: Interview on the UAW strike w/ Sam Gindin

October 4, 2019

Oats for Breakfast continues the discussion with Sam Gindin about the ongoing United Auto Workers-GM strike in the US. This time around we broaden the discussion to include trade policy… Listen to audio »


The United Auto Workers Strike w/ Sam Gindin

September 27, 2019

Oats interviews Sam Gindin about the United Auto Workers-GM strike, which involves 49,000 workers. Listen to audio »