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Bloggers are ordered by those who most recently posted. For an alphabetical list please see the directory.

Pulpit and Politics
Dennis Gruending is an Ottawa-based author, blogger and a former Member of Parliament. He has worked as a print and television journalist and a CBC Radio host. He is the author of six books, including the best-selling Great Canadian Speeches. He has written biographies of Emmett Hall, whose Royal Commission recommended medicare for Canada, and of former Saskatchewan premier Allan Blakeney. In his Pulpit and Politics blog, Dennis examines the connections and collisions between religious faith and politics. Prior to serving as an MP in the late 1990s, Dennis spent four years as Director of Information for the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops. Pulpit and Politics examines the connection, and frequent collisions, between religious faith and politics. His blog can be found at: www.dennisgruending.ca
Activist Communiqué
Krystalline Kraus is an intrepid journalist and veteran reporter for [i]rabble.ca[/i] since its 2001 beginnings. She needs neither a red cape nor safety goggles to fly into her latest political assignment. She often live-tweets from events -- almost exclusively First Nations and environmental issues. You can follow her on Twitter [url=https://twitter.com/krystalline_k]@krystalline_k[/url].
Yves Engler's Blog
Dubbed "Canada's version of Noam Chomsky" ([i]Georgia Straight[/i]), “one of the most important voices on the Canadian Left today” ([i]Briarpatch[/i]), “in the mould of I. F. Stone” ([i]Globe and Mail[/i]), "ever-insightful" ([i]rabble.ca[/i]) and a "Leftist gadfly" ([i]Ottawa Citizen[/i]), Yves Engler has published nine books. His latest is [i]A Propaganda System: how Canada's government, corporations, media and academia sell war and exploitation.[/i]
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David Suzuki
Dr. David Suzuki is a scientist, broadcaster, author, and co-founder of the <a href="http://www.davidsuzuki.org" target="_blank">David Suzuki Foundation</a>. He is Companion to the Order of Canada and a recipient of UNESCO's Kalinga Prize for science, the United Nations Environment Program medal, the 2009 Right Livelihood Award, and Global 500. Dr. Suzuki is Professor Emeritus at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver and holds 26 honorary degrees from universities around the world. He is familiar to television audiences as host of the long-running CBC television program The Nature of Things, and to radio audiences as the original host of CBC Radio's Quirks and Quarks, as well as the acclaimed series It's a Matter of Survival and From Naked Ape to Superspecies. His written work includes more than 52 books, 19 of them for children. Dr. Suzuki lives with his wife, Dr. Tara Cullis, and family in Vancouver, B.C.
On The Other Hand
Award-winning author and journalist Penney Kome has published six non-fiction books and hundreds of periodical articles, as well as writing a national column for 12 years and a local (Calgary) column for four years. She was Editor of Straightgoods.com from 2004 - 2013.
Activist Communiqué
Krystalline Kraus is an intrepid journalist and veteran reporter for [i]rabble.ca[/i] since its 2001 beginnings. She needs neither a red cape nor safety goggles to fly into her latest political assignment. She often live-tweets from events -- almost exclusively First Nations and environmental issues. You can follow her on Twitter [url=https://twitter.com/krystalline_k]@krystalline_k[/url].
rabble.ca's staff blog
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rabble.ca's staff blog
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Nora Loreto's blog
Nora Loreto is a writer, musician and activist based in Québec City. She is the author of [url=https://www.policyalternatives.ca/demonized-organized][i]From Demonized to Organized, Building the New Union Movement[/i][/url] and is the editor of the Canadian Association of Labour Media. She writes regularly for blogs and magazines, and wrote a chapter in [i]Canada After Harper[/i], released by Lorimer Publishers in August 2015.
Eat Your Words!
Michael Pollan says that cooking is a political act. But how do politics really interact with the food that winds up on your plate? This blog will explore a buffet of topics at the intersection of food and politics. Expect posts on the state of migrant labour in Canada, the idea of ethnic authenticity and where the local food movement is now. [i]Bon appétit![/i]
The Views Expressed
The Views Expressed here showcase a variety of progressive voices from critics, writers, thinkers and activists across Canada. You'll find ideas and commentary on politics, cultural happenings, activist actions and more! Submissions can be sent to [url=mailto:editor@rabble.ca]editor@rabble.ca[/url]. The [i]rabble.ca[/i] editorial team promises to read them all, and publish our favourites.
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Alberta Diary
David Climenhaga, author of the Alberta Diary blog, is a journalist, author, journalism teacher, poet and trade union communicator who has worked in senior writing and editing positions with the Toronto Globe and Mail and the Calgary Herald. His 1995 book, A Poke in the Public Eye, explores the relationships among Canadian journalists, public relations people and politicians. He left journalism after the strike at the Calgary Herald in 1999 and 2000 to work for the trade union movement. Alberta Diary focuses on Alberta politics and social issues.
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