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Blog - I Read the News Today, Oh Boy! July 9
Matthew Adams | He hasn't been hiking in Appalachia, but Harper's aides insist he did eat the wafer. He has been eating the wafer for a long time, swallowing small things he doesn't believe in for appearances.
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog July 9
TMC MediaWire Blogger, Nezua | The immigration discussion is sometimes reduced to symbols or a war of "sides," be it on blogs, comment threads, or conference calls between legislators, media outlets, and activists.
Blog - July 8
Kelly Crichton | First day on the job at the G8 summit and already it's dreadful. For a new media coordinator who thought she'd see the world get saved just a little, it's unnerving to say the least.
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog July 8
Lindsay Beyerstein, TMC MediaWire Blogger | Last week, President Obama reportedly complained that liberal advocacy groups are attacking Democrats instead of trying to pass whatever healthcare bill the Senate happens to cough up.
Blog - James Laxer's Blog July 8
James Laxer | It's odd how the strike by 24,000 Toronto civic workers has turned the attitudes of the upper middle classes, business executives, small business lobbyists and conservative politicians upside down.
Blog - John Bonnar's July 8
John Bonnar | Approximately one in four households receiving social assistance, South Asian households, and Black lone parents experience moderate to severe discrimination.
Blog - Time for change July 7
Gary Shaul | Musing on past and present.
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog July 7
TMC MediaWire Blogger, Zach Carter | Another stunning reminder of the U.S. economy's dire condition arrived last Thursday. The nation shed a total of 467,000 jobs in June according to the Department of Labor.
Blog - StopWar Blog July 4
Dave Markland | The CBC featured the new offensive in Helmand in tones that convey a smooth victory for the occupiers, while a New York Times piece blows away military spin on the war.
Blog - John Bonnar's July 3
John Bonnar | One participant in the protest was doubtful about public support: "We know that for Canadians Latin America doesn’t exist. Our problems don't matter in Canada. They only want to enjoy our beaches."
Blog - StopWar Blog July 3
Dave Markland | A recent poll of 3,200 Afghans found a large majority of Afghans want the government to make amends with the Taliban.
Blog - John Bonnar's July 2
John Bonnar | Canadians Concerned about Sri Lanka announces the launch of their newly formed coalition.
Blog - July 2
Ronak Ghorbani | What do diasporic Iranian students think of the uprising in Iran? At a panel discussion on June 28 in Toronto, six students were asked to give their analysis.
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog July 2
TMC MediaWire Blogger, Nezua | After postponing twice, President Obama finally met with a bipartisan group of lawmakers on June 25 to discuss moving immigration reform legislation forward.
Blog - StopWar Blog July 2
Dave Markland | Allegations that CIA-trained Afghan special forces killed Kandahar police official.
Blog - StopWar Blog July 1
Dave Markland | A Canadian Press reporter is along for the ride when Canadians invade a village.
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog July 1
Lindsay Beyerstein | Not all public plans are created equal. There's a fine line between competing with insurance companies and coddling them.
Blog - I Read the News Today, Oh Boy! June 30
Matthew Adams | Why not Al Franken? The court agrees, Coleman concedes (and walks away with campaign money to defend himself in court) and American progressives feel a bit lighter.
Blog - James Laxer's Blog June 30
James Laxer | A great experiment in part-time, adult education is coming to an end tomorrow. Atkinson College at York University opened its doors in 1962.
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog June 30
The Media Consortium | If we want our economy to answer to us, we have to do something about it. Income inequality and unaccountable regulators were a major part of the financial collapse.
Blog - She who holds the pen... June 30
A. Deathe | Reflections on women, work and power.
Blog - Andrew Brett June 29
QuAIA at Pride
Andrew Brett | Despite attempts by pro-Israel lobbyists to ban Queers Against Israeli Apartheid (QuAIA) from Toronto Pride, the group assembled in the largest anti-apartheid contingent in the history of the parade.
Blog - StopWar Blog June 29
Dave Markland | A quick introduction for rabblers to the StopWar blog and a catch-up on the news of the war.
Blog - John Bonnar's June 27
John Bonnar | “We’re picking on the people at the bottom of the food chain, the people who really can’t afford to pay the taxes,” said Joe Hill, senior olympian cyclist.
Blog - John Bonnar's June 27
John Bonnar | People suffering in communities across Ontario are feeling isolated; they have no one to listen to them. Governments at all levels don’t seem to care.
Blog - Word of the Rings June 26
Pina Belperio | New pay parking regulations in time for the 2010 Olympics, are fueling anti-Olympic sentiment in Whistler.
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog June 25
The Media Consortium | Immigration reform advocates and opponents have reached a consensus. There will be no legislative movement on immigration reform this year.
Blog - Nima Maleki's blog June 25
Nima Maleki | More arrests take place in Iran, a country caught in a situation of tension that could leave deep wounds in a republic that grapples with its past and future.
Blog - John Bonnar's June 24
John Bonnar | There was a time when Wayne Clark thought he’d be dead at fourty. But now, as the Canadian fashion designer approaches sixty, he admits he’s not embracing getting older.
Blog - Nima Maleki's blog June 24
Nima Maleki | The contest for power within Iran has not yet been resolved, though the opposition seems to be considering its options. A compilation of analytical articles are here gathered to provide some depth.

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