Your blogger goes to bed in a good mood

More tomorrow, but three pieces of excellent news.

First, the Canadian elections — the Conservatives lost. It looks like a Liberal minority government. The NDP is stronger and so is the Bloc. This is very good. It’s a capitalist system, the rules are unfair, but there is a tiny bit of space for citizens to do the right thing — and they really did do it tonight. Something to celebrate.

Second, apparently the sale of tanks to Colombia by Spain, something that has been worrying many Venezuelans for quite some time, has been suspended. More on that tomorrow.

Third, I saw Michael Moore’s Farenheit 9/11 tonight. It is an exemplary movie. Exactly what the US needs at exactly the right time. Genius. No real complaints, though I’m sure leftists will have many.

As I said, more tomorrow. Tonight though, is a night for some small comfort amid the world’s horrors.

Justin Podur

Author: Justin Podur

Author of Siegebreakers. Ecology. Environmental Science. Political Science. Anti-imperialism. Political fiction. Teach at York U's FES. Author. Writer at ZNet, TeleSUR, AlterNet, Ricochet, and the Independent Media Institute.