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Blog - John Bonnar's November 18
John Bonnar | Fourty nine of Ontario's 53 Children's Aid Societies (CASs) face a budget shortfall of $67 million this year, representing up to 30 per cent of their costs.
Blog - StopWar Blog November 18
Dave Markland | Reports say that Colombian special forces may soon be teaching Afghans.
Blog - Murray Dobbin's blog November 18
Murray Dobbin | The U.S., behind the scenes, is putting enormous pressure on the International Energy Agency (IEA) to fudge the numbers to make it look as though peak oil is a long way off.
Blog - Josée Madéia November 17
Josée Madéia | One section of a short presentation, that was given by two members of the Canadian Youth Delegation, to a political science class at the University of Ottawa.
Blog - Nima Maleki's blog November 17
Nima Maleki | A growing conflict in Yemen could add a new front in the contest for influence in the Middle East.
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog November 17
Zach Carter | By proposing financial reforms that won’t curb Wall Street excess, U.S. policymakers have offered an unacceptably weak response to our enormous financial crisis.
Blog - StopWar Blog November 17
Dave Markland | Protesters greeted a NATO meeting in Edinburgh as polls reveal widespread anti-war feeling in the U.K.
Blog - Murray Dobbin's blog November 16
Murray Dobbin | The two industrial super powers have filed a WTO complaint against China for that country's efforts to reduce pollution.
Blog - Word of the Rings November 16
Pina Belperio | A new demonstration sport was recently launched in Whistler for the 2010 Winter Olympics. It's called Highway Barrier Slalom (or Bumper Shindig).
Blog - James Laxer's Blog November 16
James Laxer | In Afghanistan, the U.S. government is putting the wrong brand on a war. It is the third time that the U.S. has done this since the early 1960s.
Blog - John Bonnar's November 16
John Bonnar | Organizations will be impacted differently by the Harmonized Sales Tax (HST) depending on the features of their GST status, according to a new study on the impact of the HST on the nonprofit sector.
Blog - Campus Notes November 15
Anti-rape image
Alana Zacher, Anoushka Ratnarajah | How an article published in a campus newspaper highlighted students' apathy towards the severity of sexual violence.
Blog - Ickaprick & Ironpussy November 14
Nico Little | Increasingly we hear claims that sex work is real work, an argument that the sex industries involve genuine labour worthy of workers' rights. This post explores real work that is actually sex work...
Blog - StopWar Blog November 14
Dave Markland | In the UK, a letter writer responds to The Sun's exploitation of a grieving mother
Blog - Judy Rebick's Blog November 14
Judy Rebick | Bolivians go to the polls December 6 and will surely re-elect their indigenous government whose achievements are extraordinary with the promise of more.
Blog - StopWar Blog November 14
Dave Markland | Malalai Joya's schedule of appearances in Vancouver.
Blog - John Bonnar's November 14
John Bonnar | Unions from across Ontario rallied Thursday outside the TD Centre to pressure Cadillac Fairview and its owner, the Ontario Teachers' Pension Fund, to negotiate a fair settlement with CEP Local 2003.
Blog - Eric Mang's blog November 13
Eric Mang | Conservatives, living up to the tenets of their ideology, fear change and buttress the status quo. They re-imagine school as a scene out of Leave it to Beaver.
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog November 13
Raquel Brown | For weeks, Sen. Max Baucus (D-MT) has opposed climate change legislation.
Blog - Bound but not gagged November 13
Samantha Power | Today Malalai Joya starts the Canadian portion of her tour promoting her new book, A Woman Among Warlords:The Extraordinary Story of an Afghan Who Dared to Raise Her Voice.
Blog - John Bonnar's November 12
John Bonnar | Gaetan Heroux now faces forced relocation after he and fellow ID workers wrote a letter of support for the unionized staff at Street Health.
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog November 12
Nezua | After 30 years, commentator Lou Dobbs -- infamous for his tirades against undocumented immigrants -- has left CNN, as TPM reports.
Blog - Murray Dobbin's blog November 12
Murray Dobbin | The Harper government is determined to take the country in the direction of a security state as evidenced by numerous moves in the past few months and over the past year.
Blog - Fred Wilson’s blog November 11
Fred Wilson | Results in two Quebec by-elections raise strategic issues.
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog November 11
Lindsay Beyerstein | A clique of anti-choice Democrats in Congress joined forces with Republicans to write abortion access out of the House's health care reform bill last Saturday.
Blog - Pierre Beaudet's Blog November 11
Pierre Beaudet | There have been many critiques of the World Social Forum, from the right but often from the left. All in all, these critiques are often valid but miss the point.
Blog - StopWar Blog November 10
Dave Markland | Noam Chomsky comments on Afghan MP Malalai Joya's incredible bravery.
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog November 10
Zach Carter | On Friday, we learned that the U.S. unemployment rate officially broke 10% for the first time since the early Reagan years.
Blog - John Bonnar's November 10
John Bonnar | Last year, more than 1,500 families were approved in Ontario as potential adoptive parents, 822 adoptions finalized. Yet the need for adoptive parents for children and youth still remains high.
Blog - StopWar Blog November 9
Dave Markland | Afghan journalists interview locals in Helmand and find no love for British occupation forces.

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