Gone fishin'...

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As per tradition, rabble.ca's editorial staff will be goin' fishin' for the last week of July. Our regular daily original feature stories will resume in August.


In the meantime, however, rabble.ca will still be bringing you fresh news and views with our expanded team of bloggers and podcasters covering stories from politics, to the Olympics, to the economy, to land rights, to the climate crises and much much more. Want to talk about the stories? The good news is that our discussion board babble never takes a rest.


This coming week is also a great time to catch up on your rabble reading. Be sure to check out some of the highlights from the last couple of weeks, including Susan Peters' two-part series on 'Navigating Canada's EI system,' profiling the real people coping with an inadequate system.


Speaking of systems that need major overhauls, Colleen Fuller recently weighed in with a Canadian perspective on the U.S. health care reform debate. And anti-war activist James Clark looked at the challenges facing the movement to bring Canadian troops home from Afghanistan.


Meanwhile, rabble.ca columnist Wayne MacPhail took Canada's Internet Service Providers to task, and Duncan Cameron explained why the Liberals haven't been up to the task of nudging ahead of the Tories in the polls.


Murray Dobbin, meanwhile, challenged the left to do some soul-searching about the way politics is done and to think critically about the so-called imperative of economic growth. The concept of 'prosperity without growth' is one rabble.ca will continue to explore in the months to come.


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