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Dr. Dawg's Blawg

John Baglow is a former VP of PSAC, currently a writer and researcher, public policy consultant, occasional academic and poet. He blogs at [url=http://drdawgsblawg.ca/]drdawgsblawg.ca[/url] and no longer tweets.

Blog - Dr. Dawg's Blawg August 29
J. Baglow | Nothing has been resolved in Ferguson -- or in the rest of a deeply racist America. What is to be done?
Blog - Dr. Dawg's Blawg August 26
J. Baglow | Andrew Coyne asks why we should have a public inquiry into murdered and missing Aboriginal women and girls. Here's a partial response.
Blog - Dr. Dawg's Blawg August 18
J. Baglow | Ferguson, Missouri, is a microcosm of a deeply divided USA. For some, there will never be equality and justice.
Blog - Dr. Dawg's Blawg August 15
J. Baglow | It's a familiar scenario. A black kid is gunned down by the forces of law and order. And his character, not the killing, becomes the story.
Blog - Dr. Dawg's Blawg August 12
J. Baglow | Some curmudgeonly thoughts on the tendency of the Left to turn on itself and avoid solidarity at all costs.
Blog - Dr. Dawg's Blawg July 26
J. Baglow | The killing of three Israeli teens was not carried out by Hamas. The rationale for hostilities in the Middle East, initiated by Israel, has disappeared. Peace talks, anyone?
Blog - Dr. Dawg's Blawg July 22
J. Baglow | Harper's latest attack on dissent is being managed through a proxy -- the CRA. At an accelerating pace, dissent from the official government line is being stamped out in Canada.
Blog - Dr. Dawg's Blawg July 17
J. Baglow | Want a balanced account of the Gaza conflict? Don't look to the North American media. (And forget our political parties.)
Blog - Dr. Dawg's Blawg July 12
J. Baglow | Justice committee hearings on C-36 should have focussed entirely upon the realities of sex work, from the sex workers' perspective. Instead, the hearings became a patronizing, moralistic sideshow.
Blog - Dr. Dawg's Blawg July 3
J. Baglow | Paul Manly's candidacy in Nanaimo-Ladysmith was vetoed by top NDP brass. The backstory shows just how far the NDP has drifted from its former principles.
Blog - Dr. Dawg's Blawg July 1
J. Baglow | Three Israeli teenagers were murdered. Three Palestinian teenagers were murdered. There can be no excuses.
Blog - Dr. Dawg's Blawg June 28
J. Baglow | OK, so I finally left the NDP. Big deal.
Blog - Dr. Dawg's Blawg June 27
J. Baglow | Nazanin MacKay leaps to the defence of her husband Peter. Or does she?
Blog - Dr. Dawg's Blawg June 25
J. Baglow | Minister of Justice Peter MacKay does have a way with words. And none of them show much respect for women.
Blog - Dr. Dawg's Blawg June 23
J. Baglow | Vast population flows are placing enormous pressure on states to cope with the influx. What is to be done?
Blog - Dr. Dawg's Blawg June 19
J. Baglow | Sex trade workers are, first and foremost, workers. To stand in solidarity with them is to stand in solidarity with each other.
Blog - Dr. Dawg's Blawg June 12
J. Baglow | Ontario voters are being deliberately misled. What is happening to our political process?
Blog - Dr. Dawg's Blawg June 5
J. Baglow | Are we heading towards dictatorship? Or am I just imagining it?
Blog - Dr. Dawg's Blawg June 2
J. Baglow | A Roma family faces deportation after fleeing Hungary to save their lives. Hungary is a "safe country," see. Just ask Jason Kenney.
Blog - Dr. Dawg's Blawg June 2
J. Baglow | In other countries, civilians are brutalized and killed so Canadian mining companies can make profits. And those companies have the full support of the Conservatives and the Liberals.
Blog - Dr. Dawg's Blawg May 30
J. Baglow | None of us are off the hook.
Blog - Dr. Dawg's Blawg May 24
J. Baglow | Andrea Horwath's turn to the Right isn't merely a betrayal of principle. It raises serious questions about the whole point of electoral politics.
Blog - Dr. Dawg's Blawg May 22
J. Baglow | The Ontario Court of Appeal, in a shameful decision upholding the extradition of Canadian citizen Hassan Diab, has made us all vulnerable.
Blog - Dr. Dawg's Blawg April 25
John Baglow | With both hands tied behind its back, Elections Canada could not access evidence of deliberate vote suppression in 2011. That's not quite the exoneration that the Conservatives are claiming.
Blog - Dr. Dawg's Blawg April 23
J Baglow | The RCMP has a bit of a history of being partial to Stephen Harper's government. Is its refusal to charge Harper's Chief of Staff Nigel Wright an indication of more of the same?
Blog - Dr. Dawg's Blawg April 13
J. Baglow | Rob Anders will never be missed. He stood out even from his colleagues as a kind of benchmark of just how bad bad politics can be.
Blog - Dr. Dawg's Blawg April 9
J Baglow | The Fort Chipewyan cancer cluster: Big Oil speaks, Alberta government covers for it.
Blog - Dr. Dawg's Blawg March 20
J. Baglow | In which it is once again demonstrated that one is never too old to be an innocent abroad.
Blog - Dr. Dawg's Blawg March 9
J. Baglow | In this morality tale in reverse, you can't keep a bad man down.
Blog - Dr. Dawg's Blawg February 25
John Baglow | It's two days after #Lib2014 came to an end, and I feel strangely unfulfilled, but I'm not a Liberal, so there you go. Here are three highlights of the Convention that for me sum it all up.

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