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Blog - The Media Consortium Blog October 14
Lindsay Beyerstein | Yesterday, the U.S. Senate Finance Committee finally passed its health care bill.
Blog - StopWar Blog October 14
Dave Markland | The 30 year war in Afghanistan takes its civilian toll in lives and mental health.
Blog - StopWar Blog October 13
Dave Markland | Japanese foreign minister states his country will end support for war in Afghanistan.
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog October 13
Zach Carter | Last month, the U.S. unemployment rate surged to 9.8 per cent as 260,000 people lost their jobs.
Blog - Health Care Testimonials From Canadians October 13
Des Emery | Where are the crowds, carrying signs demanding their "right" to health services?
Blog - Derrick O'Keefe's blog October 12
Derrick O'Keefe | In an era marked by pre-emptive arrest and pre-emptive war, it’s perhaps fitting that Barack Obama has been awarded a pre-emptive Nobel Peace Prize.
Blog - StopWar Blog October 11
Dave Markland | After nine months occupying Wardak, U.S. troops are demorallized. Locals didn't want them there in the first place.
Blog - Time for change October 9
Gary Shaul | Contracting out in the Ontario Public Service is an addiction, ultimately a waste of taxpayers dollars and a disservice to the public.
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog October 9
Raquel Brown | President Barack Obama was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize today for his accomplishments in international diplomacy, climate change and attempts to curb nuclear proliferation.
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog October 8
Nezua | After the shadowy Bush years, the emergence of reasonable policy can be a little surprising.
Blog - John Bonnar's October 8
John Bonnar | When Joelina Maluto and Grace Gallego came to work as live-in caregivers in Canada, they expected a better life. Instead, they got billed a $5,000 recruitment fee and no jobs.
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog October 7
Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium Blogger | Astute readers will ask: "But aren't Senators supposed to stick with their party on procedural motions?" Yes, of course they are.
Blog - Fred Wilson’s blog October 7
Fred Wilson | If media workers are sold out again, Canadian culture will suffer a similar fate.
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog October 6
Zach Carter | The economy is still getting worse. Foreclosures are surging above last year's epic highs and the unemployment rate marches upwards every month.
Blog - Word of the Rings October 5
Pina Belperio | It appears that the "fake" factor is alive and well when it comes to preparing for the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics.
Blog - John Bonnar's October 5
John Bonnar | Last Wednesday, the Recession Relief Coalition held a soup line rally outside the Finance Minister's regional office in Toronto demanding reforms to EI and social assistance.
Blog - StopWar Blog October 4
Dave Markland | Canadian forces shot two teenagers while a Dutch jet killed a family.
Blog - StopWar Blog October 4
Dave Markland | Canada's General Vance again finds himself lashing out at Afghan children who don't show sufficient respect for Canadian forces.
Blog - StopWar Blog October 3
Dave Markland | Profile of an Afghan girl whose family was killed last year in an airstrike.
Blog - StopWar Blog October 3
Dave Markland | In two provinces neighboring Kabul, journalists find civilians victimized by occupying forces.
Blog - Making Waves October 2
Meera Karunananthan | Blue October is celebrated by water activists around the world to promote public control over water. In Canada it is an opportunity to take action against the growing threat of privatization.
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog October 2
Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium Blogger | It was a roller coaster week for proponents of the public option.
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog October 2
Raquel Brown, Media Consortium Blogger | Major utility corporations, like Exelon, California’s Pacific Gas & Electric Co. (PG&E) and New Mexico’s PNM have announced that they are leaving the U.S. Chamber of Commerce.
Blog - Word of the Rings October 2
Pina Belperio | The ski resort of Whistler announced that it has committed to becoming the first carbon neutral community in Canada by 2010. But is it mere greenwashing?
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog October 1
Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium Blogger | Lindsay Beyerstein interviews Jennifer Nix, a journalist and the publisher of Guernica Magazine.
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog October 1
Nezua, Media Consortium Blogger | It’s a sad irony that a President who wants to unite opposing factions presides over an increasingly entrenched and partisan political landscape.
Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog October 1
rabble staff | The festival runs to Oct. 4, featuring a number of Canadian premieres.
Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog October 1
rabble staff | Rabble-rousing poet and author, Dionne Brand, was named Toronto's poet laureate on Wednesday.
Blog - Andrew Brett October 1
Conservative MP Bob Dechert
Andrew Brett | Adding insult to injury, an Ontario MP's assistant accidentally forwards negative comments about "disowned" Canadians in e-mail.
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog September 30
Lindsay Beyerstein, Media Consortium Blogger | Yesterday, the powerful Senate Finance Committee met to debate two amendments that would have inserted a public option into the committee's health reform bill.

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