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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.
Blog - Word of the Rings April 20
Pina Belperio | Intrawest CEO Bill Jensen announced recently that the company is looking at selling off some of its assets. What does this mean for Whistler Blackcomb, home of the 2010 Winter Olympics alpine events?
Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog April 20
Derrick O'Keefe | Left Forum wrapped up here Sunday. Refreshingly, the closing plenary featured an all female line-up of speakers. The four women covered an impressive activist and intellectual range.
Blog - James Laxer's Blog April 20
James Laxer | For half a century, the risk of catastrophe has loomed over the auto industry in Canada, those who work in the plants, their families and the communities where they live.
Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog April 18
rabble staff | The annual gathering of leftist scholars, thinkers and activists' opening night featured a radical talk from the University's Provost (!), followed by a panel of presentations.
Blog - Dionne Brand's blog April 17
Dionne Brand | Religion, patriarchy, law, feminism and the young women in Kabul. Why one may ask do matters of 'faith' have so much to do with the control of women?
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog April 16
The Media Consortium | This week, independent media debunked many myths about the undocumented and made the case for the positive impact of immigrants in the U.S.
Blog - Nima Maleki's blog April 16
Nima Maleki | The Canadian government's planned foreign office closures in Bosnia and Cambodia, as well as new openings in emerging markets are part of a foreign policy transformation rolling out since 2007.
Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog April 16
rabble podcast network | Tenants and Slum-dwellers working together to examination of abundance: Our most popular podcasts from the week of March 29 to April 5.
Blog - JYD's Blog April 15
JYD | Last week I returned from Rio de Janeiro from the first ever Global Symposium on Engaging Men and Boys in Achieving Gender Equality.
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog April 15
The Media Consortium | The prospects for healthcare reform in the Senate brightened appreciably with Al Franken being declared the winner of the Minnesota senate race.
Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog April 15
Derrick O'Keefe | Watch this blog for updates from the Left Forum in New York, an annual gathering of activists, artists, intellectuals and academics.
Blog - Nima Maleki's blog April 15
Nima Maleki | The proposed U.S. defence budget will increase expenditures by almost 4 per cent and help maintain that country's share of nearly half of all global military spending.
Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog April 15
rabble staff | Please join rabble.ca as we mark our 8th anniversary with a forum on a hot topic - the environmental impact of Vancouver's 2010 Games.
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog April 14
The Media Consortium | <p>This week's Audit tackles the problems posed by the bank lobby's pervasive influence on federal policymakers.</p>
Blog - Nima Maleki's blog April 13
Nima Maleki | <p>A world without nuclear weapons? A survey of the regions of Eurasia and the Middle East shows this is a daunting challenge.</p>
Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog April 11
Derrick O'Keefe | <p>With a month to go before the vote, electoral reform advocates have a staggering lead on Facebook: As of today, Yes for BC-STV has over 4,600 members.</p>
Blog - Word of the Rings April 10
Pina Belperio | <p>After months of speculations, Whistler residents were told this week that the 2010 Whistler Olympic and Paralympic Celebration Plaza (WCP) is back on the books and will become a reality.</p>
Blog - Nima Maleki's blog April 9
Nima Maleki | <p>A short documentary on Palestinian youth living in Israel. Investigates questions of identity, politics, and gender.</p>

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