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Murray Dobbin has been a journalist, broadcaster, author and social activist for 40 years. A past board member with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, he has written five studies for the centre including examinations of charter schools, and "Ten Tax Myths." Murray has been a columnist for the Financial Post and Winnipeg Free Press and contributes guest editorials to other Canadian dailies. He writes a regular "State of the Nation" column for the online journal The Tyee which is published simultaneously on rabble.ca. Murray has written five books, including critical profiles of Preston Manning, Kim Campbell and Paul Martin. His "The Myth of the Good Corporate Citizen" has been described as a citizens' guide to globalization. He has also prepared radio documentaries for the CBC Radio's Ideas series on subjects including taxes, human rights and the right-wing transformation of New Zealand. A long-time social activist Murray has been involved in many movements from the anti-nuclear movement, to the fight against so-called free trade and public-private partnerships. He is a Senior Advisor to the Rideau Institute on International Affairs and is on the board of Canadians for Tax fairness.
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There's too much at stake. We need real consultation on the TPP.

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Keynes or Friedman? TPP presents an economic choice for the Liberals

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Whither electoral reform: Does Justin Trudeau really want fair elections?

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The Liberals need to address progressive tax reform

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Reflections on Paris: We need to examine our role in the Middle East

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The next time any of us go out to a restaurant, to a sports event or to a music venue will we be imagining what it would be like to be suddenly confronted by ISIL jihadists shooting at us with machine guns? In all likelihood, we will. And we should, because every Western nation involved in illegal wars and regime change in the Middle East is a target for such attacks.

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Trudeau's boldness test: The TPP

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Want democratic reform? Let's start with newspapers.

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Observing the cathartic effect of the end of the Harper regime reveals just how traumatized millions of Canadians were by nearly 10 years of rule by this paranoid and vindictive prime minister. The analogies and metaphors keep coming: like getting out of jail, like waking up from a nightmare, like the end of an occupation. 

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Progressives' post-election task: Organizing for change

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It's labour, stupid: Boost the economy by boosting wages

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Come clean, Ms. May: Green strategy risks electing Conservatives

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