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Blog - Trish Hennessy's Blog January 20
Trish Hennessy | Over a decade ago, Canada popped the champagne cork as it slowly began emerging from a recession that hit the middle and lower classes hard.
Blog - Word of the Rings January 20
Pina Belperio | A commentary on the Nordic World Cup events held in the Callaghan Valley, Whistler this past weekend and how the World Cup compares to the security-laden Olympics.
Blog - Mai Nguyen January 20
Mai Nguyen | In his speech, Harper expressed his sincere regrets for the thousands of former students who died as a result of the assimilation policy. Wait, did I say sincere?
Blog - Trish Hennessy's Blog January 19
Trish Hennessy | With you, I stand on the cutting edge of 2009, bracing for a long and merciless economic storm -- possibly unlike any my generation, and yours, has ever weathered.
Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog January 17
rabble staff | We are honoured to have the support of the CAW Staff Representatives, and are asking you to join them and make a donation to rabble for our winter fundraising campaign
Blog - I Read the News Today, Oh Boy! January 15
Matthew Adams | For years I’ve been on the wrong side of protests. Not, I like to think, politically. No, I’ve been on the wrong side of the process of protests.
Blog - James Laxer's Blog January 12
James Laxer | Ignatieff is in the unhappy position of having to make the most important decision he will make in the next two years in just a few days.
Blog - Word of the Rings January 12
Pina Belperio | At a special meeting held on Dec. 23, the majority of Whistler council voted to defer third reading of the Temporary commercial use permits.
Blog - A Blog for Media Justice January 9
Paul Boin | Despite numerous UK new reports over 5 days ago regarding the Israeli government's use of the chemical white phosphorus in Gaza, Canadian mainstream media outlets have completely ignored the story.
Blog - I Read the News Today, Oh Boy! January 9
Matthew Adams | Polygamist Winston Blackmore says his arrest won't survive a Charter challenge, and while I rarely agree with religious fundamentalists I hope he is right.
Blog - A Blog for Media Justice January 8
Paul D. Boin | A Blog for Media Justice, By Paul D. Boin, is jointly sponsored by Rabble.ca and the Media Justice Project.
Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog January 8
rabble staff | Regardless of where you stand on the current Mideast crisis between Israel and Gaza, what I find most shocking about the media coverage is the lack of outrage over the blocking of journalists.
Blog - James Laxer's Blog December 28
James Laxer | A few days before the October 14 federal election, in an interview with the CBC's Peter Mansbridge, Stephen Harper gave Canadians advice on how to play the stock market.
Blog - James Laxer's Blog December 26
James Laxer | One month from now, the fate of Stephen Harper's government will be determined by a one person electorate consisting of Michael Ignatieff.
Blog - Word of the Rings December 24
Pina Belperio | Examining Air Canada's lack of preparedness for the 2010 Olympics, in light of the airport fiascos over the holidays.
Blog - The Regina Mom December 24
Bernadette Wagner | Harper apparently hates anything to do with equal rights for women. As a result, women don’t vote for him. Maybe that’s why instead of wooing us, he takes extreme measures to further punish us.
Blog - James Laxer's Blog December 22
James Laxer | In the media, the target of choice these days is the unionized auto worker, whose annual salary wouldn't pay for one fat-cat dinner in New York to celebrate bonus day.
Blog - Word of the Rings December 22
Word of the Rings | This new Rabble.ca blog aims to serve as a one-stop examination at what’s happening behind the scenes in the lead up to the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver and Whistler.
Blog - I Read the News Today, Oh Boy! December 21
Matthew Adams | The German secret service has threatened wikileaks with "immediate criminal prossecution" if it does not remove references to the secret service
Blog - James Laxer's Blog December 20
James Laxer | George W. Bush and Stephen Harper are once again (perhaps for the last time) partners in making economic policy. Priority one for Bush and Harper: make the workers take a hefty pay cut.
Blog - I Read the News Today, Oh Boy! December 20
Keith Gottschalk | A modern lynch mob in the wake of Hurricane Katrina went hunting . . . people.
Blog - I Read the News Today, Oh Boy! December 19
Keith Gottschalk | If the various progressive constituencies who helped put Obama in the White House become dangerously disillusioned, maybe it's time we finally take the bull by the horns and form a viable third party.
Blog - James Laxer's Blog December 17
James Laxer | Today, Flaherty is meeting with provincial ministers of finance in Saskatoon. Why is this man still at the helm?
Blog - James Laxer's Blog December 16
James Laxer | Between now and Christmas Day, Stephen Harper will be appointing 18 Senators, an entire cavalry squadron of Caligula's horses.
Blog - The Regina Mom December 16
Bernadette Wagner | I'm angry today. It's -28 degrees Celsius here right now. And with a 40+ km/h wind coming in from the north, it makes for a wind chill factor of about -45. It's the first day of real winter
Blog - Graeme Stewart's Blog December 15
Graeme Stewart | The World Economic Forum says I <heart> web 2.0 with a blogs, Facebook, MySpace, Twitter and YouTube discussion tools.
Blog - Corvin Russell's Blog December 10
Corvin Russell | Iggy could be another disaster in the making for the Liberals
Blog - Pierre Beaudet's Blog December 9
Pierre Beaudet | The election of Amir Khadir in the Mercier downtown district of Montreal did not come about as a surprise nor as a gift. Mercier is a ‘natural' place for the left.
Blog - Sharon Fraser's Blog December 9
Sharon Fraser | The pro-coalition demonstrations last week took me back to February of 2003 and the big world-wide demos against the invasion of Iraq.
Blog - The Regina Mom December 5
Bernadette Wagner | Steven Harper wanted to shut down Parliament just because he does not agree with it. Some say this is unprecedented.

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