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Oct 1, 2008

An open letter to Stephen Harper

Wajdi Mouawad
Even if politically speaking they are marginal and negligible, one must never underestimate intellectuals, never underestimate artists; don't underestimate their ability to do you harm.
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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
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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.
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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
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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
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Sep 22, 2008

The teacher that changed my life

June Chua
It's September and no matter how old I get, I can't help but think about the start of school. We are also now embarking on the silly season âe" the campaigning that infects all media in the run-
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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.
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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
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Sep 17, 2008

Control freak Conservatives take on the arts

Paddy Johnson
Those art supporters wondering whatâe(TM)s going on with Bill C-10 will be disheartened to learn that the Liberal strategy has been to stall the vote on it until after the election âe" a re
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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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