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Blog - The Media Consortium Blog October 28
Lindsay Beyerstein | Progressives rejoiced when Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid announced this week that the final Senate health care bill would include a public option.
Blog - Josée Madéia October 27
International Day of Climate Action in Ottawa
Josée Madéia | Youth have been on the forefront of the environmental news this week: Powershift, Fill the Hill, the International Day of Climate Action..
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog October 27
Zach Carter | Bailout pay czar Ken Feinberg raised a ruckus last week when he announced plans to slash cash payouts to executives at seven companies that have received massive levels of taxpayer support.
Blog - StopWar Blog October 27
Dave Markland | A UK soldier facing court martial leads a large antiwar rally in London.
Blog - Murray Dobbin's blog October 26
Murray Dobbin | The more I read the newspapers in the U.S. the more despairing I am about Americans ever being able to sort out the terrible dilemmas their corporate government has gotten them into.
Blog - John Bonnar's October 26
John Bonnar | As a few hundred advocates rallied in Toronto Saturday against climate change, over 4000 actions took place in more than 170 countries around the world.
Blog - StopWar Blog October 25
Dave Markland | Rumours persist that Karzai and his rival will cut a deal to avert a run-off election.
Blog - Judy Rebick's Blog October 24
Judy Rebick | The Waffle was a youthful, radical, left nationalist and socialist formation within the New Democratic Party. Wonder when the last time someone in our around the NDP used the world socialist?
Blog - James Laxer's Blog October 23
James Laxer | When Torontonians contemplate the course their city could take in the 21st century, they quickly come up against the hard fact that the city's business class is tight-fisted and unimaginative.
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog October 23
Raquel Brown | The Chamber of Commerce appeared to do an about-face on its climate stance during a press conference on Monday. Sound too good to be true? It was.
Blog - AHRC Dignitas October 23
Marc Gionet | The narrow scope in which the issue of Afghan detainees is being examined tends to mitigate the original circumstances that laid the foundation for these abuses to take place.
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog October 22
Nezua | For the most part, it's been a good week for immigration reform.
Blog -'s staff blog October 22
rabble staff | The Council of Canadians are holding their AGM this weekend in New Brunswick, and rabble will be there, live broadcasting keynote addresses by Maude Barlow, John Cavanagh and Gary Leach.
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog October 21
Lindsay Beyerstein | A plan to reform health care that includes a robust public option would actually cut the deficit, according to preliminary estimates by the Congressional Budget Office (CBO).
Blog - John Bonnar's October 21
John Bonnar | The number of migrants in all sectors of the local sex industry in the Greater Toronto Area has dramatically increased in the last ten years, according to a recent study.
Blog - Murray Dobbin's blog October 20
Murray Dobbin | There is an alarming trend in Canada in the past few months of governments demonstrating contempt for the law and for people's civil liberties.
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog October 20
Zach Carter | The U.S. economy has diverged: Wall Street is living high on the hog while everyone else is struggling.
Blog - StopWar Blog October 20
Dave Markland | Officials are ready to announce that Karzai won less than half the vote in the Aug. 20 elections. The Obama administration supports a deal to avert a run-off vote.
Blog - StopWar Blog October 18
Dave Markland | A pair of dispatches show low morale among Canadian troops and conflict with their Afghan counterparts.
Blog - Fred Wilson’s blog October 18
Fred Wilson | The pension crisis has the potential to be a game changer after three weeks of game control and opinion poll gains by the Conservatives.
Blog - Time for change October 17
Gary Shaul | The Movies of Uncommon Knowledge (MUCK) festival wrapped up earlier this month. I had the chance to see 4 films and offer my reflections.
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog October 16
Raquel Brown | The U.S. might not have to go to December’s climate change talks in Copenhagen empty handed.
Blog - Peggy Nash's blog October 16
Peggy Nash | Surprise greeted the "good news story" that job gains were posted for the month of September. While no job increases were predicted, some 30,600 jobs were created. But hold the champagne.
Blog - October 16
Dennis Howlett | For four years now, millions of people across this world of ours, come together over three days to "Stand Up and End Poverty." It's inspiring. And it's as if the event is on steroids.
Blog - Sharon Fraser's Blog October 16
Sharon Fraser | There has been a backlash against some of the strong language we used as feminists in the '70s. Nowadays, patriarchy is mostly used in speaking of Afghanistan or other cultures that we demonise.
Blog - Time for change October 15
Gary Shaul | The Ontario Public Service Employees Union greening program continues to make progress.
Blog - Word of the Rings October 15
Pina Belperio | As we approach the home stretch of the 2010 Olympics, local residents are faced with new assaults on their freedom of speech and movement.
Blog - Judy Rebick's Blog October 15
Judy Rebick | Today is Blog Action Day on Climate Change. I'm not sure what effect thousands of blogs on climate change will have but I know we have to do something to stop the climate criminals in Canada.
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog October 15
Media Consortium Blogger, By Nezua | A crowd of thousands gathered on Capitol Hill Tuesday, to lobby for and support immigration reform, as Debayani Kar writes for RaceWire.
Blog - StopWar Blog October 14
Dave Markland | A soldier writes from Afghanistan to say locals embrace the foreign occupiers. But the locals say differently.