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Blog - The Media Consortium Blog August 6
TMC MediaWire Blogger, Nezua | The number of undocumented immigrants coming into the U.S. is plunging, as The Washington Independent’s Daphne Eviatar reports.
Blog - John Bonnar's August 6
John Bonnar | This case has been dragging on so long that the accused can’t even remember the last time they appeared in court.
Blog - Pierre Beaudet's Blog August 5
Pierre Beaudet | The sun is slowly coming down in this northern West Bank village. We are really a few kilometers from Galilee just outside the green line.
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog August 5
Lindsay Beyerstein, TMC MediaWire Blogger | An update on health care reform in the U.S.: By now it’s clear that the Senate Finance Committe won’t cough up a heathcare bill before the summer recess.
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog August 4
TMC MediaWire Blogger, Sara Luckow | It’s abundantly clear that we can’t rely on the economic elite to represent the people’s interests. Tomorrow’s economic structure must be drastically different if the United States is going to thrive.
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 -'s staff blog July 30
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Blog -'s staff blog July 30
rabble staff | is proud to sponsor politically charged and electronically driven indie band LAL's summer 2009 tour!
Blog -'s staff blog July 29
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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 -'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.