Cuba Battles Coronavirus Despite Punishing U.S. Sanctions

To date, on a per capita basis, Canada and the United States have suffered far more COVID19-related deaths than Cuba.

This week on Dimitri Live, I asked Cuba-based, British journalist Ed Augustin to explain how Cuba has managed to control the virus despite punishing U.S. sanctions.

As Ed explains, an important part of the reason for Cuba’s ability to limit the loss of life is that Cuba has a far higher proportion of doctors, and its doctors and other medical personnel have been going door-to-door to treat and test the citizenry.

I hope you will listen.

Green Party Leadership Series With Victoria Galea

Green Party of Canada member Victoria Galea is conducting a series of interviews of the candidates for the leadership of the Green Party of Canada.

In her 5th episode, Victoria and I discussed a broad range of issues, including inequality, workers’ rights, diversity and Canadian foreign policy.

As I explained, my vision for growing the party is that it become a big tent for the millions of Canadians who are progressive but who feel that they are not fairly represented in Canada’s Parliament.

Our discussion can be seen here:

Social Justice and the Green Party of Canada

On April 11, I spoke with Harrison Samphir of Canadian Dimension about my campaign for the leadership of the Green Party of Canada.

As I explained to Harrison, I believe that the best way for the Green Party to win the hearts and minds of Canadian progressives is to champion the cause of social justice.

This is the podcast of our discussion: