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Taking the piss out of Alberta politics. Support public healthcare & education. 2 many typos & RTs. Blocked by fascists. #BoycottUCPdonors #FiretheUCP
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Sep 25 14 tweets 6 min read
Because Alberta diverts almost $300 MILLION per year FROM public education to subsidize elite private schools—to subsidize the rich—there is less funding to support your child. (See linked thread below.)

Albertans have been conditioned to accept this instead of being outraged The diversion of tax money to from public education to subsidize the rich is why Alberta public schools have some of the highest school fees and highest bus fees in the country. 🧵👇

Sep 3 4 tweets 3 min read
Pollution remains unhealthy around #Calgary due to ongoing wildfires in the mountains.

Climate change is real. The fact that events like this happen almost every. single. year. is frightening. What kind of future are we leaving for today’s children?

aqicn.org/station/canada…😬 It is widely understood that wildfires are worsened by climate change.

cbc.ca/kidsnews/post/…
Jun 26 10 tweets 6 min read
The term eugenics was coined in 1883 by British explorer and natural scientist Francis Galton. Alberta and British Columbia passed laws that created eugenics programs, in 1928 and 1933 respectively. 2,822 Albertans and over 200 British Columbians were sterilized through these programs. In 1937 Alberta amended its Sexual Sterilization Act to remove the need for informed consent for sterilization.

eugenicsarchive.ca/discover/world
Jun 3 9 tweets 8 min read
Doug Ford should give a huge thank-you to the @OntLiberal party for helping to ensure this victory for his second majority tonight.

@StevenDelDuca campaigned hard against the @OntarioNDP right to the very end.

#onpoli  #ONelxn  #OntarioVotes #OntarioElection2022 Source: https://newsinteractives.cbc.ca/elections/ontario/20Source: https://twitter.com/cbcqueenspark/status/15319944542 I had a hunch that this was going on when I saw all the calls for strategic voting—which often just confuses progressively minded voters.

Small-C, conservative-lite, Liberals, will nver solve the problems created by big-C Conservatives.

Jun 2 5 tweets 7 min read
May 19 4 tweets 1 min read
Who will be the next leader of the #UCP? Maybe I should have put Madu on the poll?

May 18 4 tweets 3 min read
Expect a “strong” majority to show “confidence” in Kenney’s “leadership” when the results of the #UCP “vote” are revealed later today. #ableg

cbc.ca/news/canada/ed… The religious right haven’t been this close to power in decades. Don’t expect them to give that power up easily.

They worked hard for their 2019 victory. #ableg

cbc.ca/news/canada/ed…
May 18 5 tweets 4 min read
Police just standing around watching Conservative goons assault nurses trying to protect public healthcare.

#onpoli #ABC Another angle:

May 16 13 tweets 6 min read
This is a Conservatism fundraiser.

Proceeds will be collected by Oilers franchise owner, Daryl Katz, who will then distribute funds to “think tanks” that aim to elect politicians who will rob these very fans of social services, like transit, education, and access to abortions… With their membership in groups like Alberta Enterprise, the Oilers Entertainment Group is fighting to delay action on mitigating the catastrophic effects climate change, and gain tax advantages for the ultra-rich.

May 6 5 tweets 3 min read
Reminder that privatization was always the plan:

“Alberta Health Services intends to privatize all community labs across Alberta, despite new figures that suggest outsourcing could save far less money than originally estimated.”

—June, 2020

cbc.ca/news/canada/ed… “Alberta Health Services and Alberta Precision Laboratories (APL) have reached an agreement on terms of a contract for DynaLIFE Medical Labs to deliver community laboratory services across the province.”

—January, 2022. #abhealth

globalnews.ca/news/8544133/d…
Apr 23 4 tweets 4 min read
Worker who refused to get vaccinated against COVID-19 is now suing #CNRL for wrongful dismissal.

We should be suing the #UCP for not doing enough to protect workers. Instead anti-vaxxers are clogging courts, and @CTVNews is taking the anti-vaxx side.

calgary.ctvnews.ca/vaccine-backla… #CNRL oversaw multiple outbreaks in previous #Covid19 waves. Because of how many of their workers do fly-in-fly-out contracts, they facilitated the spread of covid to other provinces when their workers returned home.

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Apr 11 4 tweets 2 min read
Political fixer says he was hired by Jonathan Denis Q. C., former Conservative MLA & Justice Minister in Alberta, to get the phone records of Alanna Smith, a former Calgary Herald reporter now of The Canadian Press.

Elect Conservatives, expect corruption. #ableg #yyc Political fixer David Wallace said he has had a 30-year career in political backrooms. He said he was lured to the West by the promise of lucrative contracts from people prominent in Alberta conservative circles.

Jonathan Denis Q.C. is a corrupt Conservative. Image
Apr 9 6 tweets 3 min read
This poll actually reveals hidden racism. “A disbelief in human evolution was associated with higher levels of prejudice, racist attitudes and support of discriminatory behaviour. UMass Amherst research findings consistent across countries, cultures, genders & religions.”

umass.edu/news/article/d…
Apr 6 8 tweets 4 min read
I found some stickers in Calgary that seemed suspicious. They claimed that lies are mutating, and that there are tyrants…

I removed the names and .urls, but i wasn’t able to fully remove the stickers.

TIL about “The White Rose,” a short thread. 🧵 “The stickers are the work of an anti-vaxx group calling themselves the White Rose, named after the WWII-era anti-fascist group led by Hans & Sophie Scholl, who were both executed by the Gestapo after being caught distributing anti-Nazi leaflets.”

forward.com/news/474596/an…
Mar 23 15 tweets 11 min read
In Canada, wealthy families can place their children in expensive elite segregated schools to prevent them from getting to know the poor, and to shield them from the knowledge that the rich aren’t actually better than the poor.

Will you demand an end to school segregation? In Alberta, the government subsidizes these elite segregated schools to the tune of hundreds of millions every year.

This is the cancer that feeds generations of Conservative children that they are better than; and more deserving than the poor.

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Mar 3 14 tweets 10 min read
Understand that Alberta is an oligarchy.

Sure things here might not be quite as bad as Russia or parts of the US, but that doesn’t make the way our petro-state oligarchy runs okay.

#ableg #cdnpoli
#BoycottUCPdonors Government officials frequently wear hoodies declaring their loyalty to #oilandgas oligarchs.

It’s pathetic how out-in-the-open this is, yet people do nothing. Image
Jan 1 9 tweets 5 min read
Stick to your principles like Betty White and your legacy will be on the right side of history. One of Betty White’s projects was a show called “The Golden Palace” where Don Cheadle and Cheech Martin join the Golden Girls to run a hotel.

In one episode, Cheadle’s character confronts Blanche about the racism in her past.

Dec 11, 2021 5 tweets 3 min read
Alt-lite commentators and right-wing media outfits downplaying the severity of identified variants of concern is just more fear uncertainty and doubt from Conservative manipulators.

Climate change is real.
The Earth is round.
#COVIDisAirborne. Kay’s primary outlet for his alt-light opinions is the Post Millennial—the paragraph arm of Jeff Ballingall’s facebook page, “Canada Proud.”

cbc.ca/news/politics/…
Dec 9, 2021 4 tweets 2 min read
The housing bubble is not caused by a supply problem. There is more than enough excess housing to eliminate homelessness in Canada.

What we are experiencing is a distribution problem where the wealthy hoard supply.

This results in inflated cost for those who require housing. “A report by Point2 Homes estimates there were 1.34 million empty and temporarily occupied homes in 2016.”

ctvnews.ca/canada/tens-of…
Oct 26, 2021 4 tweets 3 min read
In Canada, liberals study reality to learn about reality so they can respond to reality. Conservatives, instead, attempt to shape reality into a form that they desire.

Understand that this is what the referendum was about: changing what is true into what they want to be true. Image Why is Kenney alway lying?

He isn’t. He’s telling the “truth” that he wants to become factual.

In the imagination of Conservatives, the world people like Kenney project is real—or at least what they believe *should* be true, if the lies are repeated enough to be believed.
Oct 22, 2021 11 tweets 5 min read
CW: sexual assault.

Thread. 🧵👇

This is not my story. It didn’t happen to me.
It was told to me by someone I trust.
#IBelieveHer.

This story did not take place in Alberta.

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“…and then he started forcing himself on me.
I did not want this.
I tried to push him back.
He didn’t stop.
I did not want this.
He kept pushing.
I didn’t think he was going to stop.
So I decided to change my strategy...

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