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Blog - The Media Consortium Blog February 19
Sarah Laskow | f you were to look out to the horizon of the clean energy field right now, you would see the hazy outlines of nuclear reactors.
Blog - Word of the Rings February 18
Pina Belperio | While Russians prepare to host the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, rumours suggest that Whistler and Vancouver may need to step in for Sochi , given the mounting delays.
Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog February 18
rabble staff | The news is all atwitter that an "unstable intruder" got close to U.S. VP Joe Biden, but now, as this London Free Press press clipping shows, we may know the intruder better than we thought.
Blog - Mara Kardas-Nelson's blog February 18
Mara Kardas-Nelson | Vancouver's Downtown Eastside neighbourhood is not known as one of the city's most beautiful, but the Olympic Tent Village helps to highlight its community.
Blog - Eric Mang's blog February 18
Eric Mang | We need to talk, openly and rationally, about the impact of religion on public policy.
Blog - Making Waves February 17
Meera Karunananthan | If passed Bill 237 would severely undermine the ability of municipalities to maintain public control over water and wastewater infrastructure in Ontario.
Blog - Derrick O'Keefe's blog February 17
Derrick O'Keefe | It's fair to speculate that the Games have been used as cover for a massive new NATO offensive that has already claimed many Afghan civilians' lives.
Blog - Mara Kardas-Nelson's blog February 17
Mara Kardas-Nelson | Pivot Legal Society and the Olympic Tent Village help to bring the world's attention to Canada's homelessness crisis.
Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog February 17
rabble staff | Squamish-based writer and rabble.ca editor Cathryn Atkinson has been named as a finalist in the short story category of the 2009 CBC Literary Awards for her story "The Nonsense of Waiting."
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog February 17
Lindsay Beyerstein | You will be shocked, shocked to hear that a Blue Dog Democrat who made a career out of undermining his own party is sucker-punching them on his way out.
Blog - Word of the Rings February 17
Pina Belperio | Things seem to be going from bad to dire for VANOC, the "dream team" in charge of making Vancouver's 2010 Winter Olympics a reality.
Blog - Policy Note February 16
Seth Klein | The Games may produce a marginal increase in tourism for a few years. But in a world wrestling with climate change, will rising oil prices make the cost of air travel prohibitive?
Blog - Judy Rebick's Blog February 16
Judy Rebick | Black Bloc vandalism in the middle of a big protest is not only a diversion from the issues but puts everyone into unneccessary jeopardy without their consent.
Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog February 16
Meagan Perry | Thousands of marchers commemorated the women who have gone missing from Vancouver's Downtown Eastside.
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog February 16
Zach Carter | One year after President Barack Obama secured passage of his critical economic stimulus package, the U.S. Senate is finally taking anther look at how to create jobs and repair the economy.
Blog - Murray Dobbin's blog February 16
Murray Dobbin | Hardly a week goes by without some other unnerving revelation about the character, or rather the lack of same, of the Prime Minister.
Blog - Word of the Rings February 16
Pina Belperio | Thanks to Vancovuer councillor, Tim Stevenson, Olympic visitors can now savour Vancouver's thirst-quenching tap water at Olympic Live Sites, despite opposition from Coca-Cola.
Blog - John Bonnar's February 16
John Bonnar | More than 300 people gathered Sunday outside police headquarters in Toronto for a rally calling for greater public awareness and an end to the battering and slaying of native women.
Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog February 15
Mara Kardas-Nelson and Alex Samur | A group of over 500 Downtown Eastside (DTES) residents and their supporters gathered at Pigeon Park in Vancouver today at a rally called "No More Empty Talk, No More Empty Lots."
Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog February 14
Meagan Perry | Olympic resistance network legal observers report that 13 people were arrested at Saturday's protests. Of those, only 4 are still in custody on Sunday morning.
Blog - Campus Notes February 14
Eve Belle Wilensky | Anti-olympic protestors destroyed property in downtown Vancouver yesterday but who are the real criminals in this city?
Blog - Corvin Russell's Blog February 14
Corvin Russell | Today is about defending the lives of Aboriginal women and demanding justice for all the Aboriginal women who have been murdered or gone missing.
Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog February 14
rabble staff | Vancouver East MP Libby Davies is calling on the Prime Minister to apologize to her and retract the inflammatory and false statements made on Wednesday by his chief spokesperson Dimitri Soudas.
Blog - Council of Canadians' blog February 14
Scott Harris | Early on an apparent agent provocateur moved into the crowd, pushing and taunting marchers before darting to the sidewalk, at times stopping to talk with police before running forward.
Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog February 14
Meagan Perry | Police seen with real live guns in downtown Vancouver.
Blog - A Blog for Media Justice February 13
Paul Boin | CTV and NBC seem to have made a barbaric and Machiavellian decision for ratings.
Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog February 13
Kim Elliott | Video from this mornings "riot" in downtown Vancouver.
Blog - John Bonnar's February 13
John Bonnar | Across the country, many businesses have gone bankrupt, some industries are in severe decline and permanent jobs have been replaced with part-time or temporary ones at a much lower rate of pay.
Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog February 13
rabble staff | Over the next two weeks rabble.ca bloggers and staff will be sharing their experiences from Vancouver including the anti-Olympics resistance actions and alternative events.
Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog February 12
Meagan Perry | The Olympic torch was forced to reroute off its planned path down commercial drive by protesters from Vancouver's Downtown Eastside.

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