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Oct 7, 2008

Sri Lanka: Canada's attention is overdue

Kshama Ranawana
Canada is home to the largest Tamil population in the West, and with renewed conflict and attacks on human rights, it's time Ottawa starting paying more attention to developments in Sri Lanka.
Oct 6, 2008

McGuinty and Charest hiding details of trade deal

Stuart Trew
On October 2, Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty met with his Quebec counterpart Jean Charest at the fifth annual Ontario Economic Summit to discuss their efforts to work more cooperatively, including p
Oct 3, 2008

Election bloggers rate the debates

rabble staff
rabble's own election roundtable has been debating and analyzing the issues in campaign '08 from a progressive point of view, together of course with your comments and the usual vigorous discussion o
Sep 29, 2008

Indigenous people lead Bolivian democracy struggle

John Riddell
On September 11, rightist gangs massacred more than 30 unarmed supporters of the government of Evo Morales in the Bolivian state of Pando. The government of Stephen Harper has said not a word about t
Sep 26, 2008

Thousands expected at health protest Saturday

Natalie Mehra
We know that we can win significant victories, and hold off the worst of restructuring and privatization. But these have been the result of major organizing, protest and action.
Sep 24, 2008

Recession and Ontario's 'poverty reduction'

Beric German
Last week, Ontario Premier Dalton McGuinty began messaging that implementation of his controversial âeoepoverty reductionâe strategy âeoewill likelyâe be slowed down and scaled
Sep 23, 2008

The climate crisis: Five parties, no solutions

Ian Angus
Despite much sound and fury, none of the major political parties is proposing effective measures for dealing with the climate change crisis. The differences between them amount to âeoeDon't do a
Sep 19, 2008

Election blog stirs it up, draws thousands

rabble staff
With over 20 contributors from across the country, our rabble federal election blog is providing the best available progressive coverage of this election, with multi-media updates daily.
Sep 18, 2008

Harper foes whip up a net storm

Alice Klein
This isn't the U.S. yet, and the results of this fall's peculiar electoral mix won't be decided mano-a-mano. We are a country full of different contests with their own dramas. In many ridings, unpred

Politicians genetically incapable of twittering

Wayne MacPhail
All of the political parties are treating this election like any other - as a mean-spirited caravan of photo-ops, sound bites and platitudes Canadians should just politely ingest like stale bar snac


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