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The Media Consortium Blog

The Media Consortium is a network of leading progressive, independent journalism organizations whose bloggers report weekly on the top news in healthcare, immigration and economy.

Blog - The Media Consortium Blog October 1
Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium Blogger | Lindsay Beyerstein interviews Jennifer Nix, a journalist and the publisher of Guernica Magazine.
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog October 1
Nezua, Media Consortium Blogger | It’s a sad irony that a President who wants to unite opposing factions presides over an increasingly entrenched and partisan political landscape.
Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog October 1
rabble staff | The festival runs to Oct. 4, featuring a number of Canadian premieres.
Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog October 1
rabble staff | Rabble-rousing poet and author, Dionne Brand, was named Toronto's poet laureate on Wednesday.
Blog - Andrew Brett October 1
Conservative MP Bob Dechert
Andrew Brett | Adding insult to injury, an Ontario MP's assistant accidentally forwards negative comments about "disowned" Canadians in e-mail.
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog September 30
Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium Blogger | Yesterday, the powerful Senate Finance Committee met to debate two amendments that would have inserted a public option into the committee's health reform bill.
Blog - StopWar Blog September 30
Dave Markland | Reports indicate that many Afghans fear violence and foreign interference in the push for a run-off election.
Blog - StopWar Blog September 30
Dave Markland | Canada's General Vance seems adept at venting anger at Afghans.
Blog - Fred Wilson’s blog September 30
Fred Wilson | The German election confirmed a trend and quite similar results across the European continent in the June 2009 elections for the European Parliament.
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog September 29
Zach Carter, Media Consortium Blogger | The economic free-fall is finally slowing down, although nobody expects the recovery to be very pleasant.
Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog September 29
rabble staff | Celebrate recent victories on the SPP, site 41 and see a great panel (also showing live on rabbletv) with rabble.ca in Ottawa.
Blog - Peggy Nash's blog September 29
Peggy Nash | Looking for inspiration? Check out the Clean Train Coalition, a grassroots community movement in Toronto dedicated to clean air, good public transit and fighting against polluting diesel trains.
Blog - StopWar Blog September 29
Dave Markland | It looks like the American administration is tipping toward Karzai, according to Karen DeYoung of the Washington Post. Might this be taken by Karzai as tacit permission to carry through on fraud?
Blog - Derrick O'Keefe's blog September 28
Derrick O'Keefe | That the PM can not only harbour this delusion in his mind but also feel unembarrassed enough to verbalize it is a testament to the pervasive historical amnesia and denial in Canadian society.
Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog September 27
rabble staff | Come by Word on the Street in Toronto on Sunday, September 27, 2009 to visit the rabble.ca table, and win some great books!
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog September 25
Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium Blogger | Last night Gov. Howard Dean, former chair of the DNC and 2004 presidential hopeful, appeared in conversation with journalist Joe Conason at the 92nd Street YMCA in New York.
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog September 25
by Raquel Brown, Media Consortium Blogger | Seventy days before the international climate summit in Copenhagen, hundreds of government officials and business leaders met in New York City on Monday to kick off Climate Week.
Blog - John Bonnar's September 25
John Bonnar | Supporters of deposed Honduran president Manuel Zelaya gathered outside the Brazilian consulate in Toronto Wednesday demanding his return to power.
Blog - September 25
Kelly Crichton | Life for the world’s poorest has become even more wretched since last July’s G8 in Italy. It’s a tough slog here, getting the needs of the neediest on the media’s agenda.
Blog - I Read the News Today, Oh Boy! September 24
Matthew Adams | The FIT program announced today seems to have a lot going for it and could be a great boost for green energy and jobs, but all is not necessarily looking super in this plan.
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog September 24
Nezua, Media Consortium Blogger | As the immigration debate grows increasingly tense and intertwined with economic worries, cultural anxiety, and deep-seated racism and xenophobia, it is important to be clear about what’s at stake.
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog September 23
Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium Blogger | The Senate Finance Committee is slogging through literally hundreds of proposed amendments to the Baucus health care reform bill.
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog September 23
Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium Blogger | The public option remains in limbo. The Senate Finance Committee is fine-tuning the bill it unveiled last week, which does not include a public option.
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog September 23
Zach Carter, Media Consortium Blogger | Eight months after President Obama was sworn into office, the foreclosure epidemic is even more dire and no laws have been passed to rein in Wall Street.
Blog - StopWar Blog September 23
Dave Markland | A new report looks at the use of tribal and private militias by occupying forces in Afghanistan. This of course strikes one as important news, yet only the Guardian of Britain chose to report it.
Blog - Health Care Testimonials From Canadians September 23
Hanne Quillevelre, Arleen Simmonds, John Warren, Sheila Paterson | Medicare was the greatest single achievement in the political career of Tommy Douglas who is now recognized as Canada's finest citizen...
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog September 22
Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium Blogger | While the Senate Finance Committee tinkers with the Baucus Bill, First Lady Michelle Obama is taking center stage in the health care reform debate.
Blog - John Bonnar's September 22
John Bonnar | See photos from Car Free Day at the University of Toronto and Yonge Street between Dundas & Queen.
Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog September 22
rabble staff | rabble.ca is a finalist for "Best overall online only website" for the Canadian Online Publishing Awards.
Blog - StopWar Blog September 21
Dave Markland | Reviews of Malalai Joya's new autobiography.

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