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Hot off the press: Best of rabble 2010!

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To commemorate our 10th anniversary, rabble.ca has launched the fourth installment in our best of rabble.ca series. The best of 2010 book includes some of the best examples of news and views that the site had to offer in 2010, including pieces by Krystalline Kraus, Murray Dobbin, Libby Davies and our very own news and features editor, Cathryn Atkinson.

Choosing the pieces that went into this book was no easy task, as 2010 provided some of the best examples of journalism in rabble's 10-year history. Writers from across the country kept Canadians in the know on many topics, which are highlighted in the best of 2010 book. This pocket-sized reader includes highlights from rabble's coverage of the G20, banned MP George Galloway, the crisis in Haiti, the Vancouver 2010 Olympics, and many other issues and topics, some of which were ignored by the mainstream media.

For $10.00 (plus $2.95 shipping and handling for Canadian residents), you can get your very own copy. Buy your copy today at this secure link or e-mail bestofrabble [@]rabble.ca for more information.

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