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Blog - Code Pink Canadian Delegations to Gaza March 4
Kim Elliott | Five Canadians, including's publisher, Kim Elliott, have joined a 54-member International Women's Day solidarity delegation to Gaza.
Blog - Uzma Shakir's blog March 4
Uzma Shakir | How the world changes when you leave the borders of North America! Watching Obama from Canada and then from Pakistan is quite surreal!
Blog - Nima Maleki's blog March 3
Nima Maleki | Pakistan is growing increasingly unstable while the civilian government, rife with corruption, loses the respect of its people and threatens the stability of democratic principles.
Blog - Bound but not gagged March 2
Allendria Brunjes | Literature is becoming more digitized and more accessible than ever before. Libraries will have to change to reach out and bring people back to their books.
Blog - Corvin Russell's Blog March 1
Corvin Russell | The auto sector and US banking sector are going down and could take the rest of us with them. Only a bold vision will pull us out of the nosedive.
Blog - Trish Hennessy's Blog February 27
Trish Hennessy | On my planet, the last thing you want during a recession is to create policies that leave more Canadians in personal debt and fewer low-income earners getting educated and retrained.
Blog - Corvin Russell's Blog February 25
Corvin Russell | We are in the midst of the greatest economic crisis since the 1930s. Yet our one supposed left-wing party has not taken the opportunity to raise questions about the nature of our economic system.
Blog -'s staff blog February 25
Kim Elliott | On Valentine's day this year I attended the 18th annual memorial march for the missing women of the Downtown Eastside.
Blog - Corvin Russell's Blog February 24
Corvin Russell | It's the White Paper and FNGA all over again, as Stephen Harper continues the quest to abolish Aboriginal rights.
Blog - Trish Hennessy's Blog February 24
Trish Hennessy | As signs of recession seep into Canada, I cannot help but think of New Orleans. Not the colourful images of Mardi Gras, the party to end all parties, but rather those CNN visuals of Katrina.
Blog - A Blog for Media Justice February 24
Paul D. Boin | The Campaign for Democratic media has launched a quality news and information manifesto for Canada. Sign it!
Blog - Mai Nguyen February 24
Mai Nguyen | When Israel began its bombing attacks on the Gaza Strip, university presidents in Canada started to show a dark side.
Blog - A Blog for Media Justice February 23
Paul Boin | Mainstream journalist, Doug Saunders, offers inconvenient facts and hope for his profession and our peaceful future.
Blog - Andrew Brett February 23
Protestor with sign: "Defeat Islamo-Fascism"
Andrew Brett | The mainstream media seem to be unaware that the Jewish Defence League is an extremist hate group.
Blog - A Blog for Media Justice February 20
Paul Boin | You have until February 23 to state your opinion, or perhaps lose it.
Blog - I Read the News Today, Oh Boy! February 19
Matthew Adams | Wikileaks has released a confidential NATO document that civilian deaths from the war in Afghanistan have increased by 46 per cent over the past year. And that's not all.
Blog - 2010 Homelessness Hunger Strike Relay February 19
Am Johal | With over 250,000 people expected to attend the 2010 Olympics, tenancy protections aren't even on the radar in British Columbia.
Blog - Nima Maleki's blog February 19
Nima Maleki | Afghanistan has grown increasingly unstable since the US invasion of that country. The Taliban had time and space from which to regroup and reorganize: in Pakistan.
Blog - 2010 Homelessness Hunger Strike Relay February 19
Am Johal | As housing activists and experts gather in Calgary to discuss Canada's abysmal record on housing policy, change can't come quickly enough.
Blog - Blair Redlin February 18
Blair Redlin | Obama's interview with CBC's Peter Mansbridge last night was disappointing, but not surprising. It shows how North American social movements have their work cut out for them.
Blog - Graeme Stewart's Blog February 18
Graeme Stewart | People are going crazy over the CRTC's hearings on the Internet and Canadian Content. But it's all a little past the point.
Blog - Nima Maleki's blog February 18
Nima Maleki | "Strategic chaos" threatens to deepen insecurity in Afghanistan. The symptoms of collapse are heavily reported but the plan remains more of the same.
Blog -'s staff blog February 17
rabble staff | Recently, four Windermere secondary school students in Vancouver -- Chitha Manoranjan, Rachelle Wong, Neelam Khare and Peggy Lam -- participated in a 'job shadow' program with
Blog - Trish Hennessy's Blog February 17
Trish Hennessy | Somehow, we came to believe that Canada could enjoy the same high standard of living –- with public services the envy of many nations –- without having to pay full price for them.
Blog - Blair Redlin February 15
Blair Redlin | Free trade, like deregulation and privatisation, is part of the right wing package that got us into this economic mess. Can we hope for change of NAFTA?
Blog - Word of the Rings February 14
Pina | A letter to the editor that was published in Whistler's two local papers detailing the lack of environmental legacies left behind in Whistler post-2010 Games.
Blog - Trish Hennessy's Blog February 13
Trish Hennessy | Canadians, I said, are in denial. We think -- hopefully, miraculously -- that the global recession is going to happen everywhere but here.
Blog - February 13
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Blog - Word of the Rings February 12
Caleb Taylor, a volunteer hockey coach from Regina chosen as the first torchbearer for the 2010 Olympic torch relay
Pina Belperio | On Feb. 12, the 2010 torch and torchbearer uniforms were unveiled in Whistler, B.C.
Blog - Corvin Russell's Blog February 12
Corvin Russell | Obama's cap on pay for bankers receiving government aid is hotly debated in the Financial Times.