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Blog - Ickaprick & Ironpussy December 4
Nico Little | A young woman volunteering for Amnesty International stopped me on the street recently and asked me, ""Do you think we have a moral obligation to free sex slaves?" This is my response.
Blog - John Bonnar's December 4
John Bonnar | Immigration Minister Jason Kenney is under fire from community and labour groups who gathered Wednesday to protest his proposed changes to the Temporary Foreign Worker program.
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog December 3
Nezua | The Department of Homeland Security’s Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) is shifting its focus to silent or “quiet” raids, as Erin Rosa reports for Campus Progress.
Blog - Josée Madéia December 3
Josée Madéia | A quick update on arriving in Copenhagen.
Blog - Nima Maleki's blog December 3
Nima Maleki | 217,892 private security operate in Afghanistan and Iraq versus 192,000 US troops.
Blog - I Read the News Today, Oh Boy! December 3
Matthew Adams | The climate crises is just that, so much so that leading climate scientist James Hansen thinks nothing is better then something in Copenhagen. But where will that lead us?
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog December 2
Lindsay Beyerstein | The Senate is scheduled to begin voting on proposed amendments to the health care reform bill today.
Blog - James Laxer's Blog December 2
James Laxer | Following two months of lengthy consultations with his national security advisers in the Situation Room, Barack Obama has come up with his plan to handle the so-called "forgotten" war.
Blog - Making Waves December 1
Meera Karunananthan | The Blue Summit, a water conference that took place November 27-29, concluded with a declaration demanding a national water policy that recognizes water as a human right and a public trust.
Blog - Eric Mang's blog December 1
Eric Mang | In its latest report, the Fraser Institute makes its annual plea for privatizing health care.
Blog - Pierre Beaudet's Blog December 1
Pierre Beaudet | Monsieur Stephen Harper s'approche à grands pas de réaliser son rêve de constituer un gouvernement majoritaire à Ottawa.
Blog - Murray Dobbin's blog December 1
Murray Dobbin | If we were to judge democracy using the language of business we would ask how it does on the "deliverables." In other words, does it deliver on its promises of equality?
Blog - James Laxer's Blog December 1
James Laxer | As long as Stephen Harper's government holds the reigns of power, Canada will remain a global environmental pariah.
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog December 1
Zach Carter | Two key lawmakers on the House Financial Services Committee, Reps. Alan Grayson (D-FL) and Ron Paul (R-TX), are pushing to authorize a full, comprehensive audit of the Federal Reserve.
Blog - Andrew Brett December 1
Canadian Federation of Students
Andrew Brett | At last week's national general meeting of the Canadian Federation of Students, delegates rejected a series of motions put forward by members participating in a coordinated defederation campaign.
Blog - Fred Wilson’s blog December 1
Fred Wilson | Lessons learned and not learned from nine dizzying weeks of the coalition that was formed one year ago.
Blog - Ickaprick & Ironpussy November 30
Nico Little | If things have truly progressed, how come so many of my gay friends are still afraid to hold hands in public?
Blog - Bound but not gagged November 30
Samantha Power | Ten years after the Battle of Seattle we are reminded citizen action changes the state of affairs.
Blog - Judy Rebick's Blog November 30
Judy Rebick | Judy Rebick responds to George Monbiot open letter asking Canadians to clean up their act on climate change.
Blog - Campus Notes November 30
Mara Kardas-Nelson | Student groups come together to put on a week-long series of HIV/AIDS related events in celebration of World AIDS Day, December 1.
Blog - John Bonnar's November 30
John Bonnar | More than 790,000 Canadians walked into a food bank in March, an increase of 18 per cent over the previous year according to a new report on hunger and food bank use in Canada.
Blog - John Bonnar's November 30
John Bonnar | Every night, thousands of youth across Canada curl up on street corners, park benches, friends' couches or in emergency shelters, according to a new report.
Blog - Time for change November 29
Gary Shaul | Some highlights of the OFL convention.
Blog - Earth Rising November 28
Chris Shaw | Anti-Olympic organizers in Vancouver scored a hat trick over the last seven days.
Blog - StopWar Blog November 28
Dave Markland | Globe and Mail correspondent Graeme Smith, with plenty of experience in Afghanistan, says Canadian troops should be pulled out.
Blog - Time for change November 27
Gary Shaul | Ontario Federation of Labour wraps up it's 5 day convention. More reflections.
Blog - Derrick O'Keefe's blog November 27
Derrick O'Keefe | Over the past 15 days, Joya has spoken to big crowds in Vancouver, Victoria, Winnipeg, Toronto, Halifax, Montreal and Ottawa. On Nov. 25 she addressed 1,000 delegates at the OFL convention.
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog November 27
Nezua | Ed. Note: This week’s Diaspora is short because of the holidays. We’ll be back to full-length next week.
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog November 27
Raquel Brown | On Wednesday, President Obama pledged to cut U.S. carbon emissions "in the range of" 17% below 2005 levels by 2020.
Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog November 27
rabble staff | Members of the first Parliamentary delegation to visit Gaza since 2003 released their report this week, with recommendations for Parliament.

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