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Blog - James Laxer's Blog November 21
James Laxer | I have been watching parliamentary debates for over forty years. No government over that span of time has come remotely close to this one in its disregard for the institution.
Blog - John Bonnar's November 21
John Bonnar | A few weeks ago, Kumanan Thurairajah and Parvathy Thamboo approached the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) about organizing a union in their workplace. Last week they were fired.
Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog November 20
Kim Elliott | Times are a-changin' here at rabble.ca at as we say goodbyes and hellos.
Blog - Earth Rising November 20
Chris Shaw | Much has been made in the mainstream media about the "disgraceful" disruption of the opening of the 2010 Olympic torch relay by a motley collage of anarchist low life "professional protesters."
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog November 20
Raquel Brown | Last weekend in Singapore, President Barack Obama acknowledged that a comprehensive international climate deal will not be reached during the climate change summit in Copenhagen.
Blog - She who holds the pen... November 20
J. Liew | Women are still being attacked on our domestic battlefield.
Blog - I Read the News Today, Oh Boy! November 20
Stephen Benedetti | One review of Sarah Palin's autobiography.
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog November 19
Nezua | First it was immigrants from Mexico, now Muslims in the armed services.
Blog - Nima Maleki's blog November 19
Nima Maleki | For the past six and a half decades, Okinawa has strained under a very heavy burden of U.S. military bases, often recognized as a key element in the U.S. Asia-Pacific military security policy.
Blog - Eric Mang's blog November 18
Eric Mang | We know that the Liberals have floundered at the polls recently. But can one man make it all better?
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog November 18
Lindsay Beyerstein | A Michigan woman threatened a Minnesota newspaper with mass murder for criticizing Rep. Michelle Bachmann (R-MN)'s anti-health reform rally, reports Paul Schmelzer in the Minnesota Independent.
Blog - John Bonnar's November 18
John Bonnar | Fourty nine of Ontario's 53 Children's Aid Societies (CASs) face a budget shortfall of $67 million this year, representing up to 30 per cent of their costs.
Blog - StopWar Blog November 18
Dave Markland | Reports say that Colombian special forces may soon be teaching Afghans.
Blog - Murray Dobbin's blog November 18
Murray Dobbin | The U.S., behind the scenes, is putting enormous pressure on the International Energy Agency (IEA) to fudge the numbers to make it look as though peak oil is a long way off.
Blog - Josée Madéia November 17
Josée Madéia | One section of a short presentation, that was given by two members of the Canadian Youth Delegation, to a political science class at the University of Ottawa.
Blog - Nima Maleki's blog November 17
Nima Maleki | A growing conflict in Yemen could add a new front in the contest for influence in the Middle East.
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog November 17
Zach Carter | By proposing financial reforms that won’t curb Wall Street excess, U.S. policymakers have offered an unacceptably weak response to our enormous financial crisis.
Blog - StopWar Blog November 17
Dave Markland | Protesters greeted a NATO meeting in Edinburgh as polls reveal widespread anti-war feeling in the U.K.
Blog - Murray Dobbin's blog November 16
Murray Dobbin | The two industrial super powers have filed a WTO complaint against China for that country's efforts to reduce pollution.
Blog - Word of the Rings November 16
Pina Belperio | A new demonstration sport was recently launched in Whistler for the 2010 Winter Olympics. It's called Highway Barrier Slalom (or Bumper Shindig).
Blog - James Laxer's Blog November 16
James Laxer | In Afghanistan, the U.S. government is putting the wrong brand on a war. It is the third time that the U.S. has done this since the early 1960s.
Blog - John Bonnar's November 16
John Bonnar | Organizations will be impacted differently by the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) depending on the features of their GST status, according to a new study on the impact of the HST on the nonprofit sector.
Blog - Campus Notes November 15
Anti-rape image
Alana Zacher, Anoushka Ratnarajah | How an article published in a campus newspaper highlighted students' apathy towards the severity of sexual violence.
Blog - Ickaprick & Ironpussy November 14
Nico Little | Increasingly we hear claims that sex work is real work, an argument that the sex industries involve genuine labour worthy of workers' rights. This post explores real work that is actually sex work...
Blog - StopWar Blog November 14
Dave Markland | In the UK, a letter writer responds to The Sun's exploitation of a grieving mother
Blog - Judy Rebick's Blog November 14
Judy Rebick | Bolivians go to the polls December 6 and will surely re-elect their indigenous government whose achievements are extraordinary with the promise of more.
Blog - StopWar Blog November 14
Dave Markland | Malalai Joya's schedule of appearances in Vancouver.
Blog - John Bonnar's November 14
John Bonnar | Unions from across Ontario rallied Thursday outside the TD Centre to pressure Cadillac Fairview and its owner, the Ontario Teachers' Pension Fund, to negotiate a fair settlement with CEP Local 2003.
Blog - Eric Mang's blog November 13
Eric Mang | Conservatives, living up to the tenets of their ideology, fear change and buttress the status quo. They re-imagine school as a scene out of Leave it to Beaver.
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog November 13
Raquel Brown | For weeks, Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT) has opposed climate change legislation.

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