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Blog - The Media Consortium Blog August 27
TMC MediaWire Blogger, Nezua | Sen. Ted Kennedy’s death yesterday was a blow to the immigrant community, as New America Media reports.
Blog - StopWar Blog August 27
Dave Markland | A round-up of critical reporting and commentary on the Aug. 20 Afghan elections.
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog August 26
Lindsay Beyerstein, TMC MediaWire Blogger | During his 46-year career in the senate, Kennedy's name appeared on virtually every major piece of progressive legislation from civil rights to economic justice, to healthcare.
Blog - Judy Rebick's Blog August 26
Judy Rebick | While the First Nation of Beausoleil and community of Tiny Township wins a major victory in protecting their water with a moratorium on Dump Site 41, KI faces another threat to their land from mining.
Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog August 26
rabble staff | This summer, people across Canada are joining Pedal for the Planet, a cross-country relay to call for action on climate change.
Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog August 26
rabble staff | rabble.ca is excited to be part of the first citizen media "rendez-vous" organized by Citizen Shift in Montreal.
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog August 25
TMC MediaWire Blogger, Zach Carter | The U.S. economy may finally be bottoming out. But if the worst is really behind us, we are likely facing a painful period of “growth” that looks very much like the present.
Blog - John Bonnar's August 25
John Bonnar | Recently elected federal NDP President Peggy Nash discusses key political and economic issues facing the party and the country.
Blog - Making Waves August 21
Meera Karunananthan | We are yet to see the details, but Jim Prentice warned Canadian municipalities in early August that they would have to bring their sewage treatment plants up to snuff under new regulations.
Blog - Derrick O'Keefe's blog August 21
Derrick O'Keefe | The August issue of Le Monde Diplomatique (LMD) has an interesting two-page spread on the growth of the "de-growth" (décroissance) movement.
Blog - Trish Hennessy's Blog August 20
Trish Hennessy | Recession is putting the squeeze on renters seeking affordable housing.
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog August 20
TMC MediaWire Blogger, Nezua | President Obama is citing the Healthcare debate as a reason for postponing immigration reform until 2010.
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog August 19
Lindsay Beyerstein, TMC MediaWire Blogger | President Obama campaigned on the promise of a public option, but over the past week he and his top advisers have repeatedly signaled that they aren’t willing to fight for it.
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog August 18
TMC MediaWire Blogger, Zach Carter | A new study by Economist Emmanuel Saez revealed this week that income inequality in the U.S. is more severe today than at any time since World War I.
Blog - StopWar Blog August 17
Dave Markland | Afghan government accused of electoral fraud as well as intimidating local politicians and journalists.
Blog - StopWar Blog August 17
Dave Markland | Armies of the UK, Germany and Canada struggle to hold territory against insurgents.
Blog - StopWar Blog August 17
Dave Markland | The German army in Afghanistan is engaging in its first offensive action since World War 2.
Blog - StopWar Blog August 17
Dave Markland | The revised Shiite family law (the "rape law") has been passed with minor changes. Canada helped draft it.
Blog - John Bonnar's August 17
John Bonnar | View a collection of photos from Car Free Sunday in Kensington Market on August 16.
Blog - StopWar Blog August 16
Dave Markland | The U.S. Marines operations in Helmand province look increasingly like a quagmire. The start-stop nature of their efforts is one indication that things are not going well for the much hyped "surge."
Blog - Code Pink Canadian Delegations to Gaza August 15
Libby Davies | On our last morning in Gaza we visited the tunnels in Rafah, a 100 meters or so from the border. Driving along a dirt road there are mounds of earth on each side and makeshift tents.
Blog - Code Pink Canadian Delegations to Gaza August 15
Libby Davies | Our mission to Gaza was at the invitation of UNWRA, the United Nations Works and Relief agency in Palestine. They were wonderful hosts and life for Gazans would be worse if they were not there to help
Blog - John Bonnar's August 15
John Bonnar | They held candles, bowed their heads and observed a moment of silence for the men, women and children who have died of homelessness in Toronto.
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog August 14
TMC MediaWire Blogger, by Raquel Brown | Our team’s at Netroots Nation this week, so the Mulch is a little shorter than usual. We’ll be back in full form next Friday! In the meantime, enjoy our latest roundup of environmental news.
Blog - StopWar Blog August 14
Dave Markland | Some U.S. officials push the dubious story that Iran is supporting the Taliban. Observers say the Taliban extort money from aid projects.
Blog - John Bonnar's August 13
John Bonnar | On July 14, workers were terminated when Cadillac Fairview decided to enter into a permanent agreement with third party service providers.
Blog - Word of the Rings August 13
Pina Belperio | On August 10, VANOC announced that, "The B.C. govt is offering partially paid leave to its 30,000 public servants if they volunteer for the 2010 Olympics."
Blog - Code Pink Canadian Delegations to Gaza August 13
Libby Davies | Libby Davies, MP writes of her visit to Gaza: every single person we meet, NGOs, doctors, aid workers, fishers, young women, and families, say there must be peace and a Palestinian state.
Blog - The Media Consortium Blog August 13
Nezua, TMC MediaWire Blogger | On Monday, President Obama met with Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper and Mexican President Felipe Calderón.
Blog - Code Pink Canadian Delegations to Gaza August 13
Libby Davies | This is the seaside town in Egypt close to the Rafeh crossing into Gaza. A long 6 plus hour drive from Cairo.

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