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Blog - I Read the News Today, Oh Boy! September 24
Matthew Adams | The FIT program announced today seems to have a lot going for it and could be a great boost for green energy and jobs, but all is not necessarily looking super in this plan.
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog September 24
Nezua, Media Consortium Blogger | As the immigration debate grows increasingly tense and intertwined with economic worries, cultural anxiety, and deep-seated racism and xenophobia, it is important to be clear about what’s at stake.
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog September 23
Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium Blogger | The Senate Finance Committee is slogging through literally hundreds of proposed amendments to the Baucus health care reform bill.
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog September 23
Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium Blogger | The public option remains in limbo. The Senate Finance Committee is fine-tuning the bill it unveiled last week, which does not include a public option.
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog September 23
Zach Carter, Media Consortium Blogger | Eight months after President Obama was sworn into office, the foreclosure epidemic is even more dire and no laws have been passed to rein in Wall Street.
Blog - StopWar Blog September 23
Dave Markland | A new report looks at the use of tribal and private militias by occupying forces in Afghanistan. This of course strikes one as important news, yet only the Guardian of Britain chose to report it.
Blog - Health Care Testimonials From Canadians September 23
Hanne Quillevelre, Arleen Simmonds, John Warren, Sheila Paterson | Medicare was the greatest single achievement in the political career of Tommy Douglas who is now recognized as Canada's finest citizen...
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog September 22
Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium Blogger | While the Senate Finance Committee tinkers with the Baucus Bill, First Lady Michelle Obama is taking center stage in the health care reform debate.
Blog - John Bonnar's September 22
John Bonnar | See photos from Car Free Day at the University of Toronto and Yonge Street between Dundas & Queen.
Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog September 22
rabble staff | rabble.ca is a finalist for "Best overall online only website" for the Canadian Online Publishing Awards.
Blog - StopWar Blog September 21
Dave Markland | Reviews of Malalai Joya's new autobiography.
Blog - Derrick O'Keefe's blog September 21
Derrick O'Keefe | Manuel Zelaya was ousted in a coup d'etat on June 28. Today, he made a surprise announcement that he had returned to the capital, Tegucigalpa.
Blog - She who holds the pen... September 21
Alex Samur | While the U.S., U.K. and Australia have moved to introduce solo female news readers on primetime weeknight newscasts, there are currently no women featured on English Canada's national newscasts.
Blog - StopWar Blog September 21
Dave Markland | Relatives of a soldier killed in Kandahar reveal the deceased's doubts about the war.
Blog - James Laxer's Blog September 20
James Laxer | Never have the conditions for the NDP to move to major party status been more favourable than they are today.
Blog - Judy Rebick's Blog September 20
Judy Rebick | Art and activism comes together in a new way with Peter Mettler's Petropolis, Aerial Perspectives on the Alberta Tar Sands, a searing vision of the devastation that is the tar sands.
Blog - John Bonnar's September 19
John Bonnar | Preparedness Consultant Thomas Appleyard said Thursday that the cornerstone to responding to pandemic influenza is still proper hand hygiene and alcohol based hand sanitizers.
Blog - Health Care Testimonials From Canadians September 18
Gale Tyler, Ralferd C. Freytag, Laara Williamsen, Linda Ironside, Alice Edge | Contrary to false rumors circulating in the United States, we have choice of doctors, our physicians have choice of hospitals and we have full medical, surgical and hospital coverage...
Blog - Fred Wilson’s blog September 18
Fred Wilson | Just what does the EI bill mean to some workers? Here are the facts.
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog September 18
Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium Blogger | Last Saturday, veteran right wing watcher Adele Stan of AlterNet covered the Tax Payers’ March on Washington (aka the 912 March or the DC Tea Party).
Blog - Christine Saulnier's blog September 18
Christine Saulnier | The NS legislature just reopened this week, but the new NDP government had already been busy following through on some of its election promises. One of these was to institute an energy tax rebate.
Blog - EcoHuntress September 18
Emily Hunter | Today the journey to the tar sands comes to an end. I spent this day asking a new question: what can we do about the tar sands?
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog September 18
Raquel Brown, Media Consortium Blogger | Hopes of passing climate change legislation before the climate summit in Copenhagen are quickly dissipating, as Rachel Morris reports in Mother Jones.
Blog - James Laxer's Blog September 18
James Laxer | There is no glory on this day for anyone. All four parties in the House gain and lose from what is happening in Ottawa.
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog September 17
Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium Blogger | Yesterday, a long and pathetic spectacle came to an end. Sen. Max Baucus (D-Mont) released the first draft of the Senate Finance Committee’s health care bill.
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog September 17
Nezua, Media Consortium Blogger | The immigration debate seems to be rushing forward on its own timetable—and without a structured frame to guide it, the effort is damaged from the start.
Blog - EcoHuntress September 17
Emily Hunter | In this journey to the tar sands I wanted to find the truth behind Canada's big oil project. What I came to find surprised me.
Blog - StopWar Blog September 17
Dave Markland | The Kunduz bombing, which killed and injured many civilians, is being felt in Germany as its elections near. The Left Party is campaigning under the slogan "Get out of Afghanistan."
Blog - Health Care Testimonials From Canadians September 16
Andrew Murray, Nina Kessler, C. Mader, Soraya Mohamed, David Hagel | Dear American neighbours...
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog September 16
Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium Blogger | Opponents of health care reform are trying to pit the insured against everyone else.

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