Media Matters


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Occupy Rogers! Occupy Bell! Let's make telecom public | Sep 1 2014 | Gerry Caplan | Bringing Bell and Rogers and Telus and Shaw under public ownership? Now that's a cause worth marching for. Everyone's mad as hell at these guys, so why do we still have to take it?
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Outstanding Emmy nominees signal a Great Leap Forward for television | Aug 29 2014 | Rick Salutin | It's delightful how change -- of an encouraging sort -- happens. Just when you thought TV was an eternal cesspool, along comes this year's Emmys with its fine array.
Seven reasons to support a Parliamentary Bureau for the rest of us | Aug 29 2014 | rabble staff | Harper won't let up and we need an independent reporter from the Hill as our eyes and ears. Here are seven reasons why Karl Nerenberg is our choice!
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Interactive graphics are the new kid in town | Aug 27 2014 | Wayne MacPhail | In the midst of a Big Data sea, tools that allow the visual display of quantitative information will be an asset to anyone who wants to crowdsource the discovery of the narratives in the numbers.
Join our team! Announcing labour beat position at | Aug 22 2014 | rabble staff | In partnership with Unifor, is pleased to announce our third annual Labour Beat Internship!
Peoples' Social Forum: Day two | Aug 22 2014 | Victoria Fenner | Listen to highlights from day two of the Peoples' Social Forum, including: being an activist in Alberta, creating a Department of Peace, and independent media in Canada.
Alternative Media Assembly publication now out! | Aug 21 2014 | rabble staff | The Alternative Media Assembly takes place Saturday at the Peoples' Social Forum and online via livestream. Check out this publication covering some of the issues to be addressed at the Assembly.
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The Globe and Mail continues habit of ignoring public opinion | Aug 20 2014 | Nick Fillmore | Last week Globe reporter Campbell Clark gave a textbook example of how the mainstream media ignores and marginalizes the public in key debates that are clearly in the public interest.
How can we make our media more effective in contributing to social change? | Aug 19 2014 | Greg Macdougall | Overwhelming information? Visceral connection? Niching? Fostering community? Organizing?
Find at the Peoples' Social Forum | Aug 13 2014 | rabble staff | The Peoples' Social Forum in Ottawa is fast approaching! With just a week left until the Forum, here's a sneak peek at some of the amazing events coming up that we're involved in.
Call-out for Alternative Media Movement Assembly (Updated with Livestream details!) | Aug 12 2014 | rabble staff | Join the Alternative Media Movement Assembly on building radical media and activist communication infrastructures, taking place during the Peoples' Social Forum (PSF) national gathering.
Media self-censorship over war and fascism in eastern Ukraine | Aug 11 2014 | Roger Annis | Candians are receiving santized versions of the news from Ukraine.


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Rex Murphy, a commentator on The National and host of CBC Radio's Cross Country Checkup, has been accepting money from the oil industry in the form of speaking fees.

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