rabble.ca series - Harper's Assault on Democracy

rabble.ca series - Harper's Assault on Democracy

rabble.ca columnist Murray Dobbin details the harm Prime Minister Stephen Harper is doing to the political and social fabric of Canada in a new essay commissioned by The Council of Canadians. The complete series will constitute 10 parts published between March and April 2010.

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Feb 23 2015 | by Ralph Surette | Stephen Harper, a master propagandist of the first order, is doing it again. This time, the overblown tune is war, terror, security, with civil liberties, prudence and rational thought underfoot.
Photo: Charlie Owen/flickr
Jan 26 2015 | by Murray Dobbin | The exceptionally successful neoliberal campaign to change the "ideological fabric" of society has put western civilization on a track to irreversible collapse. How can we shift course?
Photo: flickr/Dennis S Hurd
Jan 15 2015 | by Raksha Vasudevan | The Harper government is trying to appeal a ruling that would allow Canadian expats living abroad for more than five years to retain their voting rights. So much for democracy!
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Nov 26 2014 | by Matthew Behrens | As the Canadian government plays at fighting wars in Iraq/Syria and in eastern Europe, we see daily examples of how militarism ultimately degrades, disrupts and destroys democracy.
Oct 8 2014 | by rabble staff | Parliament is back in session, and we hope that we can count on you to help ensure that we have a top-notch team of independent and ethical journalists to really challenge Stephen Harper's agenda.
Oct 1 2014 Activists in Hong Kong are condemning and opposing restrictive election processes being imposed in advance of elections in 2017.
Photo credit Pedro Cabezas
Photo credit Pedro Cabezas
Sep 29 2014 | by Paul Manly | Paul Manly discusses his recent trip to El Salvador, on behalf of Council of Canadians, and that nation's struggles with Canadian mining companies, environmental degradation and remaining independent.
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Sep 10 2014 | by Stephen Kimber | The scheduled 2015 federal election should not simply be another rascal-changing exercise. We need to ask those who would seek to replace Harper what they will undo to give us back our country.
Photo: flickr/Stephen Harper
Aug 12 2014 | by Gareth Kirkby | The Harper government is attacking Canadian charities that don't fit the Conservative worldview. Will these charities become victims? Nah, not a chance!
Photo: John Bristowe/flickr
Jul 24 2014 | by Linda McQuaig | The Harperites may be inept at using audits to collect vast sums of revenue hidden by the rich -- but they sure know how to beat up on defenceless groups trying to promote the public good.