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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.
Blog - Corvin Russell's Blog February 12
Corvin Russell | Martin Wolf on why Obama's bank rescue plan won't work.
Blog - Trish Hennessy's Blog February 12
Trish Hennessy | Instead of addressing the widespread agreement in Canada that the federal government needs to fix the EI problem, our government is handing out hard hats with great self-applause and fanfare.
Blog - Corvin Russell's Blog February 11
Corvin Russell | CNBC helped make the depression happen
Blog - Corvin Russell's Blog February 11
Corvin Russell | It has been amazing to watch how media elites and the ruling classes can quickly recalibrate their beliefs. Everyone is a Keynesian now, but apparently nobody was wrong before.
Blog - Corvin Russell's Blog February 11
Corvin Russell | I take back what I said before. Michael Ignatieff may be a formidable opponent for Stephen Harper.
Blog - Corvin Russell's Blog February 11
Corvin Russell | Israel gets what it wants -- a stronger Hamas and continued conflict to justify its colonial project.
Blog - Corvin Russell's Blog February 11
Corvin Russell | Infrastucture investment beats tax cuts as stimulus.
Blog - James Laxer's Blog February 9
James Laxer | When the terrible Canadian job loss numbers for January came out yesterday, the horror of the economic crisis hit home as it had not before.
Blog - Ben Powless February 9
Ben Powless | Where I last left off, day one of the World Social Forum, in Belem, Brazil, had just concluded to some confusion, and the beginning of some promising talks.
Blog - Trish Hennessy's Blog February 4
Trish Hennessy | For top executives to award themselves these kinds of compensation packages in the midst of this economic crisis isn’t just bad taste; it’s bad strategy.
Blog - Word of the Rings February 2
Pina Belperio | A summary of the SOC 2010 Olympic Conference hosted by students at UBC on Jan. 31 explored how leading experts on the 2010 Games will impact Vancouver and Whistler's environment.
Blog - Josée Madéia February 1
Josée Madéia | sessions organized by the Indigenous Environmental Network, the Network Institute for Global Democratization, by CACIM – the India Institute for Critical Action: Centre in Movement
Blog - Ben Powless January 31
Ben Powless | The opening of the World Social Forum yesterday was replete with all the energy of one of the Amazon's famous storms combined with the energy of tens of thousands of activists from across Brazil.
Blog - A Blog for Media Justice January 31
Paul D. Boin | In today's hyper/new-mediated society the mainstream media's version of real-world-events seems ever more suspect.
Blog - Josée Madéia January 29
Josée Madéia | After spending a surprising two hours on public transportation to travel a short way through lovely Belém to UFPA, I make my way to UNI-Alter's workshop on activist research.
Blog - Josée Madéia January 28
Josée Madéia | First day of the forum. It's noonish and we've had to abandon the program. Things are indeed not happening exactly when or where they're planned to.
Blog - Word of the Rings January 28
Pina Belperio | At the January 27, 2009 council meeting, Whistler council voted unanimously to adopt the Temporary Commercial Use Permit bylaw, that would allow VANOC to erect temporary structures anywhere it likes.
Blog - I Read the News Today, Oh Boy! January 28
Keith Gottschalk | Imagine Senator Mitch McConnell speaking from a KFC.
Blog - James Laxer's Blog January 28
James Laxer | Michael Ignatieff began his press conference in Ottawa today by saying that the Harper government's budget was deeply flawed. For a moment, I thought he was about to do something interesting.
Blog - Time for change January 28
Gary Shaul | A central problem with Harper's budget is its basic assumption that the purpose of building infrastructure is to create jobs.
Blog - James Laxer's Blog January 28
James Laxer | Yesterday, after reviewing the Conservative budget, Michael Ignatieff posed a very perceptive question: "My concerns about the budget are have they underestimated the seriousness of the crisis?"
Blog - Sharon Fraser's Blog January 28
Sharon Fraser | If you didn't know any better, listening to the CBC would convince you that this budget is none of Jack's business.
Blog - Mai Nguyen January 28
Mai Nguyen | Back-to-work legislation is just not the solution to a 12-week long labour dispute that has gone nowhere after much bargaining on CUPE 3903’s part and no budge on York’s part.
Blog - Josée Madéia January 27
Josée Madéia | Last night, a Belgian friend from the hotel walks in and we all start talking about écosociété's "noir canada."
Blog - I Read the News Today, Oh Boy! January 27
Matthew Adams | Harper appears to sell himself out; but really a closer looks shows he still has a lot of neo-con in him. The real picture of the budget is still coming into focus but it doesn't look pretty.
Blog - Trish Hennessy's Blog January 27
Trish Hennessy | The weight of 100,000 (and growing) newly unemployed Canadians was on the shoulders of our federal minority government as they unveiled their budget.
Blog - James Laxer's Blog January 27
James Laxer | As the Canadian economic crisis deepens the Harper government still has not figured out how serious things have become.
Blog - A Blog for Media Justice January 27
Paul D. Boin | Who said this about wealth creation? No. It's not Marx or Lenin. It's not Tommy Douglas, Hargrove or Getlefinger.
Blog - Trish Hennessy's Blog January 26
Trish Hennessy | As eyes turn to the resumption of Parliament today, the Conservative party is funding a spate of radio ads frightening Canadians over the possible revival of a coalition.