Murray Dobbin

Murray Dobbin is rabble.ca's Senior Contributing Editor. He has been a journalist, broadcaster, author and social activist for 40 years. A board member and researcher with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, he has written five studies for the centre including examinations of charter schools, and "Ten Tax Myths." Murray has been a columnist for the Financial Post and Winnipeg Free Press and contributes guest editorials to the Globe and Mail, the Toronto Star and other Canadian dailies. He writes a regular "State of the Nation" column for the on-line journal theTyee.ca which is published simultaneously on rabble.ca.

Murray has written five books, including critical profiles of Preston Manning, Kim Campbell and Paul Martin. His "The Myth of the Good Corporate Citizen" has been described as a citizens' guide to globalization. He has also prepared radio documentaries for the CBC Radio's Ideas series on subjects including taxes, human rights and the right-wing regime in New
Zealand.

A long time social activist Murray has been involved in many movements from the anti-nuclear movement, to the fights against so-called free trade and public private partnerships. He is the founder of Word Warriors, a project which co-ordinates letter-writing to the editorial pages of newspapers across Canada. He is a Senior Advisor to the Rideau Institute on International Affairs.

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Dec 28, 2005

Green Party: short on policies and democracy

Murray Dobbin
Who votes Green? The motivation is not monolithic. There are protest voters, disgruntled NDP voters, Red Tories appalled at Stephen Harper, and Liberals angry at Paul Martin's policies but not willi
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Dec 16, 2005

The case against a Martin majority

Murray Dobbin
Paul Martin promises to spend billions on everything from First Nations to the arts — if we re-elect him. From a man who systematically disabled our national government, this is grotesquely hypo
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Dec 7, 2005

Buzz (3) — a 'rogue' labour leader

Murray Dobbin
Earth to Buzz Hargrove: Paul Martin does not deserve another term as prime minister. Just because Stephen Harper deserves the job even less is no reason to completely whitewash the record of a politi
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Dec 1, 2005

Another minority government — we hope

Murray Dobbin
As with the 2004 election the greatest danger the country faces this time around is a Liberal majority government because that will unleash what Paul Martin actually stands for: deep integration with
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Nov 10, 2005

If it's all about trust, beware of Harper

Murray Dobbin
Stephen Harper suggests that trust is the most important political issue facing Canadians. If so, Canadians should be very wary of the promises the Conservative Leader is making about introducing tou
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Oct 27, 2005

Zooming costs, worse care, more deaths

Murray Dobbin
It's difficult and perhaps pointless to try to pick the most dangerous threat to public medicare in Canada: drug companies, Ralph Klein, a misinformed decision by the Supreme Court. All of these enda
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Oct 8, 2005

Radler was small fry in sea of CEO sharks

Murray Dobbin
It would be difficult to find — even in fiction — a capitalist more deliberately and gleefully nasty than David Radler. As a result, it is equally hard to imagine how anyone, even his long
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Oct 3, 2005

Globalization chickens coming home to roost

Murray Dobbin
Thirty years ago full employment and high wages were societal goals and it was simply assumed that the economy served society at large. Neo-liberal conventional wisdom now poses the question: what is
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Sep 10, 2005

Behold the results of years of 'downsizing'

Murray Dobbin
New Orleans' experience may explain why religion plays such an enormous role in American politics. When you have cut every public service to the bone you had better pray that nothing out of the ordin
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Jun 30, 2005

Wal-Mart loses four-year fight in Vancouver

Murray Dobbin
While the decision on Wal-Mart was supposed to be a land use decision only, the majority of those speaking to the issue at city council referred to the record of Wal-Mart — its illegal use of ch

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