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Blog - James Laxer's Blog January 27
James Laxer | As the Canadian economic crisis deepens the Harper government still has not figured out how serious things have become.
Blog - A Blog for Media Justice January 27
Paul D. Boin | Who said this about wealth creation? No. It's not Marx or Lenin. It's not Tommy Douglas, Hargrove or Getlefinger.
Blog - Trish Hennessy's Blog January 26
Trish Hennessy | As eyes turn to the resumption of Parliament today, the Conservative party is funding a spate of radio ads frightening Canadians over the possible revival of a coalition.
Blog - Josée Madéia January 26
Josée Madéia | We arrived in Belém from Sao Paulo yesterday. A small group of us from the UNI-Alter delegation made our way across the Praça da Rebública to the backpackers inn where we'll be staying.
Blog - Trish Hennessy's Blog January 23
Trish Hennessy | As I try to make sense of the varied and multiple trial balloons our federal government is floating in advance of the January 27 budget, I am reminded of Abbott and Costello.
Blog - Graeme Stewart's Blog January 23
Graeme Stewart | It's a good day if you like any combination of the following: the Internet, Canadian film, free stuff, and enlightened copyright practices
Blog - Trish Hennessy's Blog January 22
Trish Hennessy | Now is not the time for faux happy budget announcements that contain the nutritional value of a marshmallow. Now is the time to think big and to be thoughtful.
Blog - James Laxer's Blog January 22
James Laxer | Now that Barack Obama is in the White House, his single greatest challenge is to restart the U.S. economy, to turn it away from its descent into depression, toward sustainable recovery.
Blog - Trish Hennessy's Blog January 21
Trish Hennessy | Recession, the fall of the super rich, and the demise of our trust in corporate gold diggers is the best thing that ever happened.
Blog - A Blog for Media Justice January 20
Paul D. Boin | How might our world today be different had an Obama administration been in Washington over the past eight years? What have we all learned? What will we all do in the future?
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.

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