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rabble.ca to livestream 'Real Issues: Election 2011' panel on April 18, 4:30 p.m. EST

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Tune in to rabbleTV on April 18 to watch special election coverage -- for the rest of us -- from rabble.ca. Tune in at 4:30 p.m. EST on the 18th to see host Trish Hennessy (CCPA researcher and author of the Hennessy Index) will be joined by guests including CAW economist Jim Stanford, Greg Elmer (Director, Infoscape Research Lab; Bell Globemedia Research Chair) and Atkinson Foundation's Olivia Nuamah. This first panel responds to the leaders' debates and the campaign so far, and will tackle the issue of strategic voting.

Progressive voices have for too long been excluded from mainstream media political panels. rabble's "Real Issues" panel will bring together some of Canada's most insightful thinkers, change makers and commentators from a broad range of progressive perspectives to comment on the 2011 federal election. Real Issues is a diverse cross-Canada issue panel that makes innovative use of live video, webcams and real time debate and discussion to deliver a progressive and engaging online program.

Real issues is part of rabble's special election coverage, which brings together analysis both from seasoned journalists and citizen media reporters, from civil society groups and activist organizations. rabble's election coverage -- as well as other must-read sources for the election news -- can be found at: http://www.rabble.ca/issues/elections.

Election contributors you can find on rabble include writer Dionne Brand (Toronto's third Poet Laureate), former rabble editor Sharon Fraser in Halifax, Pierre Beaudet, founder of Quebec's Alternatives, Syed Hussan of No One Is Illegal, CAW's Jim Stanford, Rick Harp publisher of Manitoba's mediaINDIGENA, David Climenhaga, blogger, Alberta Diary, Hannah MacKinnon of the Climate Action Network, Izida Zorde, editor, FUSE magazine and many more.

Check back here April 18th for Real Issues on rabbletv!

The panel will appear live in the window below on the 18th:



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