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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>
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog April 9
The Media Consortium | <p>The impact of the Binghamton shootings on the U.S. immigrant community evokes multiple concerns.</p>
Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog April 9
Meagan Perry | <p>Here are the top podcasts from the week of March 29 to April 5.</p>
Blog - Corvin Russell's Blog April 8
Corvin Russell | <p>The Obama administration is giving more money and power to Wall Street - the people who got us into this crisis.</p>
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog April 8
The Media Consortium | <p>This week the Democrats moved a little closer to passing healthcare reform when the House passed the 2010 budget with reconciliation language last Thursday.</p>
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog April 7
The Media Consortium | <p>As the recession gets rougher, a host of progressive journalists are concerned that the economic stimulus legislation will not be enough to turn the economic tide.</p>
Blog - Corvin Russell's Blog April 6
Corvin Russell | <p>This is an economic crisis precipitated by a banking crisis. Free market ideology has lost its shine, but there is no crisis of capitalism unless someone makes it a crisis of capitalism.</p>
Blog - James Laxer's Blog April 6
James Laxer | <p>The Bush administration's invasion of Afghanistan had nothing to do with human rights, the rights of women in the family and in the workplace, and the right of girls to attend schools.</p>
Blog - James Laxer's Blog April 6
James Laxer | <p>It may seem a preposterous proposition but the political perils in the path of Barack Obama are remarkably similar to the hazards that Bob Rae confronted during his years as premier of Ontario.</p>
Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog April 4
Kim Elliott | <p>Psssst: we're launching an activist toolkit! Here's a chance for a sneak preview, and get involved in the process. Become a beta tester!</p>
Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog April 4
rabble staff | <p>We're hosting events in Toronto and Vancouver to celebrate rabble.ca's 8th birthday! Please join us!</p>
Blog - I Read the News Today, Oh Boy! April 3
Matthew Adams | <p>I wouldn't swivel in my chair to see the DNA path to power Queen, but even I'm a bit surprised that it is news that someone who actually has worked for her position and power touches the Queen.</p>

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