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Blog - She who holds the pen... June 3
J. Liew | Questions for the feminist community about what we can do to move forward together.
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog June 3
The Media Consortium | Dr. George Tiller, one of few physicians who performed second and third trimester abortions, was fatally shot on Sunday. It seems that Tiller was marked for death because of his work.
Blog - John Bonnar's June 2
John Bonnar | By 1:00 p.m. the barricades were up, streets were swept clean of cars, replaced with pedestrians, cyclists, buskers and street vendors.
Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog June 2
rabble staff | rabble.ca joins with the Open Internet Coalition for Town Hall discussions on the Future of the Internet: Access, Openness and Inclusion
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog June 2
The Media Consortium | This week's Audit looks at a few issues that were top priorities for progressives in 2007 that are yet to be addressed, from the faltering U.S. financial system to the Employee Free Choice Act
Blog - She who holds the pen... June 2
Eisa Kelly | What struck me about the 40 Days protests in Ottawa is that there was little-to-no visible, vocal counter-protest by us pro-choice folks in Ottawa.
Blog - Christine Saulnier's blog June 1
Christine Saulnier | As the countdown begins, there are concerns an NDP government would raise taxes, engage in freewheeling spending and worst of all, it would be in the pocket of unions.
Blog - Andrew Brett May 31
Queers Against Israeli Apartheid
Andrew Brett | Toronto's gay pride festival refuses to ban pro-Palestinian contingent despite threats to funding.
Blog - Nima Maleki's blog May 30
Government structure of Iran
Nima Maleki | The Iranian political system can be confusing to those observing it from the outside. For this reason, this article briefly outlines Iran's formal structure of goverment.
Blog - John Bonnar's May 30
John Bonnar | Creating a 5 foot bike lane - with a 3 foot buffer - in between a 9 foot parking lane and an 11 foot moving lane keeps cyclists from getting “doored” by drivers getting out of their parked cars.
Blog - John Bonnar's May 28
John Bonnar | “Now look what’s happened,” said Ryan. “We have a broken economy and thousands of job losses. And now the public sector is under attack in communities across this province.”
Blog - Code Pink Canadian Delegations to Gaza May 28
Monia Mazigh | To be allowed to enter into Gaza or not to be allowed? This is the question swirling in my mind these days as I am getting ready to travel with a Codepink delegation to Egypt and then to Gaza.
Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog May 28
rabble staff | Veteran freelance journalist, author, broadcaster and community activist Murray Dobbin has joined rabble.ca as a guest Senior Contributing Editor.
Blog - Christine Saulnier's blog May 28
Christine Saulnier | If we look beyond the labels of the political parties running in the Nova Scotia election and consider their platforms, we might be confused by what is revealed.
Blog - Nima Maleki's blog May 28
Nima Maleki | War trauma is an often unnoticed factor in art, and how contemporary art can inspire political emancipation. From Paul Virilio to Alain Badiou.
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog May 28
The Media Consortium | Sonia Sotomayor would be an excellent choice for the Supreme Court, signaling to Latino/as that the White House is aware of the need for more representation in government.
Blog - Andrew Brett May 27
Pride Toronto
Andrew Brett | An ultimatum has been issued to Pride Toronto: ban pro-Palestinian contingent or funding will be threatened.
Blog - John Bonnar's May 27
John Bonnar | “For us cycling is an issue of recreation and transportation,” said Mike Brcic. “In other parts of the world a bike can mean the difference between life and death.”
Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog May 27
rabble staff | Media Democracy Day organizers in Vancouver are planning a number of events in the coming months to examine the media landscape. Tonight, a public forum looks at 'Where's the money in media?'
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog May 27
The Media Consortium | Yesterday Sonia Sotomayor because the first Latina nominated to the Supreme Court in U.S. history. Sotomayor's record on the bench gives few hints about how she'd rule on abortion.
Blog - AHRC Dignitas May 26
Marc Gionet | For 413 women all across Canada, May 25th, 2009, was a day of vindication. It brought resolution, albeit bitter sweet, to an equality dispute ongoing since 1972
Blog - John Bonnar's May 26
John Bonnar | In spite of repeated pledges to improve access to care and the level of service, one physician said, “The situation has gone from a crisis to a catastrophe.”
Blog - Code Pink Canadian Delegations to Gaza May 26
Medea Benjamin | Today we made another dent in the armour that is imprisoning the people of Gaza. After being denied entry, members of three delegations to Gaza were finally allowed in.
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog May 26
The Media Consortium | This week's Audit looks at economic accountability from Goldman Sachs to contractors involved in the economic stimulus package.
Blog - John Bonnar's May 26
John Bonnar | OCAP slammed the planned sale of 371 public housing units by the City of Toronto at a rally Saturday, claiming it will displace tenants from neighbourhoods they’ve lived in for years.
Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog May 26
rabble staff | The Congress of the Humanities is the largest and most respected multi-disciplinary gathering of researchers in North America, and rabble will be podcasting highlights.
Blog - Code Pink Canadian Delegations to Gaza May 25
Sandra Ruch | We are going to Rafah border early this morning and we were expecting that we have security clearance. Now the news is that the European convoy has not been given clearance.
Blog - John Bonnar's May 24
John Bonnar | Deaf student Jenny Blaser has encountered numerous support problems at U of T. The first year linguistics and equity studies major was forced to drop courses when no interpreter was available.
Blog - Code Pink Canadian Delegations to Gaza May 23
Sandra Ruch | It is Saturday, May 23, and at 10 am we will leave for the Rafah border and as Ann Wright says: knock on the doors at Rafah and tell them we are here.
Blog - Code Pink Canadian Delegations to Gaza May 22
Sandra Ruch | It is Friday 6:45 pm and we have had a very full day –- a day of adventures and blessings. I want to say that I can feel the support of all you. You are making the difference for us.

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