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Blog - John Bonnar's August 3
John Bonnar | "Juggling was in my living room," said Kyle, pausing for a photo. "Unfortunately I was a theatre student and couldn’t afford cable. So this was the better option."
Blog - Derrick O'Keefe's blog August 1
Derrick O'Keefe | Malalai Joya has just completed a one-week visit to London, to launch the UK edition of her memoir and to speak out about the plight of occupied Afghanistan.
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog July 31
Raquel Brown | International climate negotiations are currently bogged down in smog. Many countries are in disagreement about the best way to go about reducing emissions and curbing climate change.
Blog - Word of the Rings July 31
Pina Belperio | An agressive forest fire broke out on Blackcomb Mountain in Whistler on July 30, adding to the woes of Olympic organizers.
Blog - John Bonnar's July 31
John Bonnar | In April, the Wood family was told that they were being cut off the provincial benefits program, without any discussion of their extraordinary expenses or their daughter's condition.
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog July 30
Nezua | Nobody said becoming a post-racial nation would be easy. The U.S. has its first black president, but the White House is advancing programs linked to racial profiling and civil rights violations.
Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog July 30
rabble staff | "rabble is one of the few media outlets based in Canada that is actively encouraging citizen journalism and is the largest alternative media community in Canada."
Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog July 30
rabble staff | rabble.ca is proud to sponsor politically charged and electronically driven indie band LAL's summer 2009 tour!
Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog July 29
rabble staff | Submit your questions for "You Ask" -- the rabbletv show where you get to ask the questions of today's newsmakers.
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog July 29
Lindsay Beyerstein | Anticipation is quickly turning to dejection in progressive healthcare circles about the SFC's healthcare bill.
Blog - Trish Hennessy's Blog July 29
Trish Hennessy | The streets of my community may be lined with fresh sheets of pavement gold, but for those hit by Canada's recession, the road is still very bumpy.
Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog July 29
rabble staff | The World Out Games opened this week in Copenhagen, integrating sports, culture and human rights.
Blog - John Bonnar's July 28
John Bonnar | They could have backed down. They could have refused to fight. But they didn’t. Instead, they stood their ground and now are on the edge of a collective agreement.
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog July 28
Zach Carter | If we want our economy to be strong and stable, we have to start thinking about it as a product of community -- not a get rich quick scheme.
Blog - John Bonnar's July 26
John Bonnar | A recent video contest in Los Angeles challenged students to capture the impact of budget cuts in their school – in one minute or less. The results were stunning.
Blog - John Bonnar's July 25
John Bonnar | In Ontario, where the minimum wage is $9.50 an hour, big business is already lobbying the McGuinty government to cancel the increase at the end of March next year.
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog July 24
TMC MediaWire Blogger, Raquel Brown | Last week, Wal-Mart, ExxonMobil and the American Automobile Association (AAA) announced new programs that promote sustainability and a cleaner planet.
Blog - John Bonnar's July 24
John Bonnar | For decades, the medical establishment has pressured mothers to breastfeed their babies, claiming it’s the best way to provide newborns with the nutrients they need. New research suggests otherwise.
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog July 23
TMC MediaWire Blogger, Nezua | In the 1970s and 1980s, it was common to hear the phrase "melting pot."
Blog - Word of the Rings July 23
Pina Belperio | Despite growing opposition from taxpayers over user pay fees and growing Olympic-related costs, the Resort Municipality of Whistler continues to spend lavishly.
Blog - The Regina Mom July 22
Bernadette Wagner | Saskatchewan Premier, Brad Wall, is attempting to pull off the biggest scam in the province's history. He called together a cabal of his cronies, an all-male group posing as a panel of experts.
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog July 22
Lindsay Beyerstein | Healthcare is dominating domestic politics this week, as Congress and President Obama outline their visions for reform.
Blog - John Bonnar's July 22
John Bonnar | Brian DuBourdieu still can’t walk properly. He hobbles around with a brace, as a result of an alleged attack by City staff at Seaton House shelter in Toronto.
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog July 21
Zach Carter | Now that trillions of taxpayer dollars have been pumped through the financial system, Wall Street giants JPMorgan and Goldman Sachs are reporting record profits -- and giving out record bonuses.
Blog - The Roz Blog July 21
Leanne Allen, Roz Allen | Men, women, what's the difference? Sabrina Jalees hits the streets of Toronto to prove what she's known for a long time -- women are WAY better than men.
Blog - John Bonnar's July 21
John Bonnar | Even the most savvy are having a tough time keeping current so as to avoid copyright infringement. Others simply assume, incorrectly, that anything you find on the Internet is free for the taking.
Blog - Corvin Russell's Blog July 20
Corvin Russell | After attacking Toronto Star journalist Antonia Zerbisias without checking the facts, Toronto Star Public Editor Kathy English issues a backhanded clarification that shows she's not up to the job.
Blog - StopWar Blog July 20
Dave Markland | Canadian forces kill one civilian in Kandahar; Americans kill five.
Blog - John Bonnar's July 20
John Bonnar | "We are outraged at the comments of Minister Kenney, blaming the victims of persecution for the backlog of refugee claims in Canada," said Bill Bila, Vice President Roma Community Centre.
Blog - StopWar Blog July 19
Dave Markland | Opinion polls show continued opposition to the war among Canadians and (overwhelmingly) among Pakistanis.

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