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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Neoliberalism, Unions, and the Left /w Sam Gindin

November 7, 2021

We are joined by Sam Gindin, a legendary Canadian labour researcher, author, and organizer, to chat about a wide-range of topics involving the state of labour in North America. Listen to audio »


Post-Election Debrief

September 26, 2021

We discuss Canadian politics post-election: implications of the results for each of the major parties, their leaders, and continue to bemoan the strategic and political failures of the NDP. Listen to audio »


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 »