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TAX the BANKS

It's time to tax the banks.

A campaign is already underway in the U.K. (see http://robinhoodtax.org.uk/) and some version of the idea has even been proposed by the IMF, strange as that may sound. You may have heard the news recently, with Finance Minister Flaherty going public with his veto on the idea:

http://www.thestar.com/business/bank/article/798599--flaherty-no-bank-tax-for-canada?bn=1

Seems to me that this should be a no-brainer, as a campaign that can lift with wings...

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Podcast
Apr 15, 2010

Decoder - Episode 4

Decoder
On today's show … what goes right and wrong in the initial days of covering a story -- what happens when the media descends on a family's tragedy -- the coverage of the case of Tori Stafford.
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Apr 8, 2010

Free speech includes the right to protest

James Clark
The shutting down of American Neocon pundit Ann Coulter in Ottawa led to cries that she wasn't being allowed to speak. Not true. The natural allies of the Harper government don't have this problem.
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CKLN needs letters of support

Toronto community radio station CKLN is facing a CRTC "show cause" hearing where it is to demonstrate to the CRTC why it should keep its licence.

As many of you know, CKLN went through a turbulent period in 2008 and 2009 when the then-managment purged dozens of programmers after the board refused to recognize an impeachment vote by the membership. The student government witheld money from the station and ultimately locked the doors in early 2009 after a break-in.

After the election of a new Board of Directors in July 2009, the programmers who had been locked out returned and normal programming resumed.

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