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Blog - StopWar Blog July 4
Dave Markland | The CBC featured the new offensive in Helmand in tones that convey a smooth victory for the occupiers, while a New York Times piece blows away military spin on the war.
Blog - John Bonnar's July 3
John Bonnar | One participant in the protest was doubtful about public support: "We know that for Canadians Latin America doesn’t exist. Our problems don't matter in Canada. They only want to enjoy our beaches."
Blog - StopWar Blog July 3
Dave Markland | A recent poll of 3,200 Afghans found a large majority of Afghans want the government to make amends with the Taliban.
Blog - John Bonnar's July 2
John Bonnar | Canadians Concerned about Sri Lanka announces the launch of their newly formed coalition.
Blog - July 2
Ronak Ghorbani | What do diasporic Iranian students think of the uprising in Iran? At a panel discussion on June 28 in Toronto, six students were asked to give their analysis.
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog July 2
TMC MediaWire Blogger, Nezua | After postponing twice, President Obama finally met with a bipartisan group of lawmakers on June 25 to discuss moving immigration reform legislation forward.
Blog - StopWar Blog July 2
Dave Markland | Allegations that CIA-trained Afghan special forces killed Kandahar police official.
Blog - StopWar Blog July 1
Dave Markland | A Canadian Press reporter is along for the ride when Canadians invade a village.
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog July 1
Lindsay Beyerstein | Not all public plans are created equal. There's a fine line between competing with insurance companies and coddling them.
Blog - I Read the News Today, Oh Boy! June 30
Matthew Adams | Why not Al Franken? The court agrees, Coleman concedes (and walks away with campaign money to defend himself in court) and American progressives feel a bit lighter.
Blog - James Laxer's Blog June 30
James Laxer | A great experiment in part-time, adult education is coming to an end tomorrow. Atkinson College at York University opened its doors in 1962.
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog June 30
The Media Consortium | If we want our economy to answer to us, we have to do something about it. Income inequality and unaccountable regulators were a major part of the financial collapse.
Blog - She who holds the pen... June 30
A. Deathe | Reflections on women, work and power.
Blog - Andrew Brett June 29
QuAIA at Pride
Andrew Brett | Despite attempts by pro-Israel lobbyists to ban Queers Against Israeli Apartheid (QuAIA) from Toronto Pride, the group assembled in the largest anti-apartheid contingent in the history of the parade.
Blog - StopWar Blog June 29
Dave Markland | A quick introduction for rabblers to the StopWar blog and a catch-up on the news of the war.
Blog - John Bonnar's June 27
John Bonnar | “We’re picking on the people at the bottom of the food chain, the people who really can’t afford to pay the taxes,” said Joe Hill, senior olympian cyclist.
Blog - John Bonnar's June 27
John Bonnar | People suffering in communities across Ontario are feeling isolated; they have no one to listen to them. Governments at all levels don’t seem to care.
Blog - Word of the Rings June 26
Pina Belperio | New pay parking regulations in time for the 2010 Olympics, are fueling anti-Olympic sentiment in Whistler.
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog June 25
The Media Consortium | Immigration reform advocates and opponents have reached a consensus. There will be no legislative movement on immigration reform this year.
Blog - Nima Maleki's blog June 25
Nima Maleki | More arrests take place in Iran, a country caught in a situation of tension that could leave deep wounds in a republic that grapples with its past and future.
Blog - John Bonnar's June 24
John Bonnar | There was a time when Wayne Clark thought he’d be dead at fourty. But now, as the Canadian fashion designer approaches sixty, he admits he’s not embracing getting older.
Blog - Nima Maleki's blog June 24
Nima Maleki | The contest for power within Iran has not yet been resolved, though the opposition seems to be considering its options. A compilation of analytical articles are here gathered to provide some depth.
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog June 24
The Media Consortium | Healthcare is finally taking center stage as competing bills wend their way through Congress.
Blog - StopWar Blog June 24
Dave Markland | A British intelligence officer heavily criticizes the war in Afghanistan, revealing little popular support.
Blog - She who holds the pen... June 23
Erin Simpson | According to the authors of Askmen.com, more women in charge in corporations would have a damaging impact on the economy.
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog June 23
The Media Consortium | This week, the Audit takes a close look at the Obama Administration's proposed financial regulatory overhaul.
Blog - Nima Maleki's blog June 23
Nima Maleki | The legal routes of opposition to Iran's election results appear to be closing as protests continue.
Blog - John Bonnar's June 23
John Bonnar | On Father’s Day, hundreds of demonstrators gathered at Queen’s Park in Toronto to show their solidarity with the Iranian people.
Blog - Word of the Rings June 23
Pina Belperio | June 23 marks the 115th anniversary of the IOC, but we learn that the sporting event is "More Than Just Games." It's true: They are also about broadcast rights, real estate and corporate marketing.
Blog - I Read the News Today, Oh Boy! June 22
Matthew Adams | Obama supported Don't Ask Don't Tell in the courts so some Democrats are turning up the heat today calling on him to help them repeal the law.

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