Blogs

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Blog - James Laxer's Blog May 7
James Laxer | Liberal leader Michael Ignatieff would like Canadians to see him as the next Pierre Trudeau, a man of wisdom and learning who has returned to his native land after decades abroad.
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog May 7
The Media Consortium | From the H1N1 "Swine" flu's declining fervor to 2009's May Day marches for worker rights and immigrant solidarity, these are tumultuous times.
Blog - Nima Maleki's blog May 6
Nima Maleki | Eyes are on Iran's coming presidential election, a country that sits in between three US war zones. The election is contested on one side by a conservative and on the other by a reformist.
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog May 6
The Media Consortium | This week's Pulse does a post mortem on swine flu. Was it all hype? Or a cheap lesson about the value of public health and emergency preparedness.
Blog - 2010 Homelessness Hunger Strike Relay May 5
Derrick O'Keefe | Initiated by one of our regular contributers, Am Johal, it was a natural for rabble.ca to take up the 2010 Homelessness Hunger Strike relay.
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog May 5
The Media Consortium | This week's Audit highlights the bank lobby's ability to torpedo critical legislation to prevent foreclosures,.
Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog May 4
Derrick O'Keefe | At the Liberal convention this weekend, rabble suffered its first Flip video camera casualty for trying to ask a former Prime Minister about the coup in Haiti.
Blog - 2010 Homelessness Hunger Strike Relay May 3
rabble staff | rabble.ca accepted the wooden spoon today as rabble joined the 2010 Homelessness Hunger Strike relay.
Blog - I Read the News Today, Oh Boy! May 3
Matthew Adams | Odds are you are technically qualified to be a Supreme Court justice in the U.S., so nominations are not about "qualifications" but ideology. Let's be honest on this and start the debate.
Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog May 2
Derrick O'Keefe | Stockwell Day downplayed concerns expressed during a protest today against the implementation of the Canada-Colombia Free Trade Agreement (FTA).
Blog - I Read the News Today, Oh Boy! May 1
Matthew Adams | A bill in the U.S. Congress has just been introduced to create a bi-partisan committee to investigate Bush and his administration in terms of national security.
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog April 30
The Media Consortium | At play today in our immigration debate are warring philosophies of who a “people” are and what we owe each other for simply belonging to the same human family.
Blog - I Read the News Today, Oh Boy! April 29
Matthew Adams | Obama's administration tried to rise above the law but thankfully, the Court of Appeals dragged them back.
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog April 29
The Media Consortium | Yesterday, Senate Republicans prioritized human life over anti-abortion grandstanding and confirmed Gov. Kathleen Sebelius as Secretary of Health and Human Services.
Blog - Nima Maleki's blog April 28
Nima Maleki | The competition to supply energy to Europe picks up with the U.S. reinvigorating a proposed natural gas pipeline and even suggesting cooperation with Iran.
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog April 28
The Media Consortium | This week's Audit takes a look at the credit card legislation moving through Congress that will rein in abusive lenders.
Blog - Nima Maleki's blog April 27
Nima Maleki | Ninety per cent of global trade was transported via sea routes in 2006, and has a strategic and commercial dimension.
Blog - Vern Edwards' blog April 27
Vern Edwards | April 28 is the National Day of Mourning for workers killed or injured at the workplace.
Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog April 27
Derrick O'Keefe | Eight hundred million dollars and counting. A burst pipe at the brand new Vancouver Convention Centre has delayed the PSAC's national convention.
Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog April 26
rabble staff | rabble.ca will have an information table this week at PSAC's national convention, which gets underway Sunday.
Blog - James Laxer's Blog April 25
James Laxer | The myth of the 9/11 perpetrators crossing the border from Canada is hardy and resistant to all efforts to expunge it.
Blog - Trish Hennessy's Blog April 24
Trish Hennessy | U.S. President Barack Obama is calling on credit card companies to stop the abuse and charge more reasonable interest rates. Will Canada follow suit?
Blog - AHRC Dignitas April 23
Marc Gionet | This post reviews the encroachment of privitization of health care with a particular focus on recent developments in New Brunswick
Blog - Word of the Rings April 23
Whistler's Husky Gas Station
Pina Belperio | Thanks to Burnaby-based Canpages, most of Vancouver and Whistler's streets can be viewed with the click of a mouse.
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog April 23
The Media Consortium | This week’s wire follows up on holding mainstream media accountable, enforcement tactics, and immigration’s positive effect on the economy.
Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog April 23
rabble staff | We’re pleased to announce that Mike Yam, a Masters student at York University in the faculty of Environmental Studies, has won the contest.
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog April 22
The Media Consortium | Senators Max Baucus (D-MT) and Ted Kennedy (D-MA) have pledged to work together to produce healthcare reform legislation by June. If all goes according to plan, we could have a vote by early fall.
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog April 21
The Media Consortium | This week's Audit tackles executive malfeasance on Wall Street and its consequences for ordinary citizens.
Blog - Bound but not gagged April 21
Derrick O'Keefe | Over the weekend, Hugo Chavez presented Barack Obama with a copy of Open Veins of Latin America, beginning a meteoric rise for the book up the Amazon.com sales chart.
Blog - AHRC Dignitas April 20
Marc Gionet | This post reviews the recent Afghan law passed which legalizes material rape and compares Canadian denunciating rhetoric with governmental action resulting in the deterioration of women’s rights.

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