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.

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.
Jul 4 2014 | by Ricardo Acuña | The country is at a crossroads. With out-of-control inequality and increasing consolidation of wealth and power there is a choice to make: succumb to undemocratic government or fight back.
Photo: flickr/Vox Efx
Jul 3 2014 | by Amy Goodman | Almedalen is a week-long festivity of debate and dialogue about politics in Sweden. The event exemplifies the type of debate democracy demands and provokes questions about other voting systems.
Jul 1 2014 | by Nadine MacKinnon Media | Founding rabble publisher Judy Rebick spoke on a panel The NDP and the crisis of social democracy.
Photo: flickr/ankakay
Jul 1 2014 | by various | Happy Canada Day! If you have a moment, please take the time to reflect on Canada's state of democracy ... or lack thereof.
Photo: flickr/Gigi Ibrahim
Jun 26 2014 | by Amy Goodman | The harsh, pretrial imprisonment, the absurd trial and the sentences for the Al Jazeera journalists have generated global outrage. But, Obama's words of support differ from his government's actions.
Photo: flickr/Αντώνης Σαμαράς Πρωθ
Jun 26 2014 | by Linda McQuaig | Why is Stephen Harper's reaction to the Mohamed Fahmy verdict so lackadaisical? His government has failed one of its most basic responsibilities: defending the rights of Canadians.
Photo: flickr/eutrophication&hypoxia
Jun 23 2014 | by Hans Rollman | Surprise legislation tabled by Progressive Conservatives revokes recent improvements to labour relations in Newfoundland and Labrador by making it more difficult for workers to form a union. Why?
Photo: flickr/Number 10
May 20 2014 | by Ralph Surette | Watching Harper envenom not only the politics of the day, but hammer at our deepest societal framework is to wonder what will be left of our self-respect as a nation if he wins the next election.