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Blog - John Bonnar's November 6
John Bonnar | See photos from the Canadian Federation of Students Day of Action in Toronto
Blog - Word of the Rings November 6
Pina Belperio | With less than 99 days to go before the Five Ring Circus begins, here's a list I compiled of 99 positive and negative things that residents of Vancouver and Whistler can look forward to.
Blog - Uzma Shakir's blog November 6
Uzma Shakir | Why do newspapers like National Post feel compelled to undermine and deny any attempts to highlight or discuss issues of marginality and race in Canada?
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog November 5
Nezua | While many pundits and political analysts are musing about what Tuesday’s mixed bag election results mean for Obama administration, New America Media reports that “there’s another trend to watch."
Blog - Andrew Brett November 5
homophobia
Andrew Brett | A Christian student group at a Toronto university campus is in damage control after word of an anti-gay event they had planned this week spread across campus.
Blog - John Bonnar's November 5
John Bonnar | Over the last few years, an academic and social movement of students, teachers and friends has emerged, recognizing the need for a permanent disability studies program at the U of T.
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog November 4
Lindsay Beyerstein | The House released a final version of the health reform bill. It has a public option all right, but not the robust version progressives were hoping for.
Blog - Trish Hennessy's Blog November 4
Trish Hennessy | What happens when we elect self-loathing governments? A lingering economic crisis. H1N1 virus vaccine fiascos. The list goes on.
Blog - Murray Dobbin's blog November 4
Murray Dobbin | The recently announced sale of New Brunswick Power to Hydro Quebec is another alarm bell for the Canadian economy.
Blog - She who holds the pen... November 3
Jenny Ellison | Self-esteem was one of the keywords of Canadian feminist organizing in the 1980s. The concept is now so taken for granted that it is a staple of women's magazines, cosmetic campaigns and even sports.
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog November 3
Zach Carter | Last week, President Barack Obama released key legislation designed to fight the banking industry’s too-big-to-fail problem.
Blog - StopWar Blog November 3
Dave Markland | Dissident UK soldier feels support from fellow troops.
Blog - Derrick O'Keefe's blog November 2
Derrick O'Keefe | To date over 130 Canadian soldiers have died in Afghanistan; one can only conclude that their lives have been sacrificed to the cause of protecting nepotism, opium trafficking and graft.
Blog - Ickaprick & Ironpussy November 2
Estimating drug harms
Nico Little | The chairman of the UK government's Advisory Committee on the Misuse of Drugs has called for an evidence-based debate about whether the drug laws are effective. In response, the government fired him.
Blog - Word of the Rings November 2
Pina Belperio | Starting November 2 to 6, Exercise Gold, the third and final Olympic security exercise, will be held across Vancouver and Whistler in preparation for the 2010 Olympics.
Blog - Judy Rebick's Blog November 1
Judy Rebick | I am asking that everyone reading contact Jack Layton and Michael Ignatieff to discipline their caucuses to vote against the PMB that will gut the gun registry.
Blog - Ickaprick & Ironpussy October 30
Migrant Workers in the UK Sex Industry
Nico Little | New evidence released by the London Metropolitan University shows that, contrary to popular perceptions, only a minority of interviewees felt they had been trafficked into the UK sex industry.
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog October 30
Raquel Brown | This week the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee held three hearings on the Kerry-Boxer clean energy bill."
Blog - John Bonnar's October 30
John Bonnar | College and university students held a mock coroner’s inquest Thursday outside provincial government offices in Toronto to bring attention to the “death” of social services by the McGuinty government.
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog October 29
Nezua | Anti-immigration groups and pundits cling to phrases like “Illegal Alien” because they only focus on foreignness and danger.
Blog - John Bonnar's October 29
John Bonnar | An unlikely pair of political foes came together Wednesday, vowing to fight the McGuinty government’s Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) set to take effect next July.
Blog - Fred Wilson’s blog October 29
Fred Wilson | If a week can produce movement like this, much more is possible.
Blog - Ben Powless October 28
Ben Powless | Protesters were kicked out of Parliament on Monday in an action demanding climate justice and Indigenous rights. What followed was a media explosion and obfuscation.
Blog - Word of the Rings October 28
Pina Belperio | Cases of H1N1 were reported at one of Whistler's elementary schools this week, adding to the growing cases of H1N1 cases in B.C.
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog October 28
Lindsay Beyerstein | Progressives rejoiced when Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced this week that the final Senate health care bill would include a public option.
Blog - Josée Madéia October 27
International Day of Climate Action in Ottawa
Josée Madéia | Youth have been on the forefront of the environmental news this week: Powershift, Fill the Hill, the International Day of Climate Action..
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog October 27
Zach Carter | Bailout pay czar Ken Feinberg raised a ruckus last week when he announced plans to slash cash payouts to executives at seven companies that have received massive levels of taxpayer support.
Blog - StopWar Blog October 27
Dave Markland | A UK soldier facing court martial leads a large antiwar rally in London.
Blog - Murray Dobbin's blog October 26
Murray Dobbin | The more I read the newspapers in the U.S. the more despairing I am about Americans ever being able to sort out the terrible dilemmas their corporate government has gotten them into.
Blog - John Bonnar's October 26
John Bonnar | As a few hundred advocates rallied in Toronto Saturday against climate change, over 4000 actions took place in more than 170 countries around the world.

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