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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.
Blog - Trish Hennessy's Blog July 19
Trish Hennessy | As Canada's newest economic crown jewel, Saskatchewan may well become the Paris of the Prairies.
Blog - July 19
rabble staff | The news is coming fast and furious at; with new bloggers, writers, podcasters, babblers and videographers we are working to bring you world issues while we increase coverage of local news.
Blog - Time for change July 18
Gary Shaul | Miller and city encourage members to turn on their union and become scabs.
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog July 17
TMC MediaWire Blogger, Sara Luckow | Americans have picked up some interesting habits thanks to the Great Recession. Interest in urban farming and community gardening has blossomed.
Blog - John Bonnar's July 17
John Bonnar | For the first time since the start of the strike, I decided to visit the picket lines and talk to workers and other union officials to get a more complete picture of what this strike is all about.
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog July 16
Nezua, TMC MediaWire Blogger | On Tuesday, relations between the U.S. and Cuba thawed a bit more, as AlterNet reports.
Blog - Blair Redlin July 16
Blair Redlin | Instead of hassling the U.S. about its local purchasing policies or volunteering to hobble local and provincial governments, Canada should be taking meaningful steps to reduce rising unemployment.
Blog - John Bonnar's July 15
John Bonnar | Smitherman leads community clean-up at Yonge and Wellesley in association with
Blog - Word of the Rings July 15
Pina Belperio | With seven months to go before the 2010 Winter Olympics, Whistler's anti-Olympic sentiment has now transcended all cross-sections of the community.
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog July 15
Lindsay Beyerstein, TMC MediaWire Blogger | The House Democrats unveiled their eagerly anticipated healthcare bill on Tuesday.
Blog - John Bonnar's July 15
John Bonnar | Photos from the official Caribana Festival launch held Tuesday, July 14.
Blog - StopWar Blog July 14
Dave Markland | Revised Afghan rape law sanctions rape and starvation of women. Canada's media has ignored the news.
Blog - The Roz Blog July 14
Roz Allen | Ford tries to hock cars at Union Station.
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog July 14
TMC MediaWire Blogger, Zach Carter | The U.S. economy is in big trouble right now, and the reform process may be missing a key point.
Blog - Corvin Russell's Blog July 14
Corvin Russell | The NDP continues its quest for irrelevance at its Halifax convention.
Blog - Derrick O'Keefe's blog July 14
Derrick O'Keefe | The war in Afghanistan is the top story here, following a sudden spike in U.K. soldiers killed. With 15 dead in just over a week, more British troops have now died in Afghanistan than in Iraq.