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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May 10, 2004

Popular opposition slows corporate juggernaut

Murray Dobbin
Just two years after popular opposition stopped a half billion dollar P3 in the lower B.C. mainland — a huge water filtration plant — another public private “partnership” has been
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Feb 3, 2004

Paul Martin from the throne: still crying poor

Murray Dobbin
<p>As with most throne speeches, especially those preceding elections, yesterday's was meant to make us feel good &#151; and also to reinforce the popular myth that Paul Martin is still his father's
News
Dec 12, 2003

Did Paul Martin really revive the economy?

Murray Dobbin
Canada has a new Prime Minister today. And despite Paul Martin's reputation for having rescued the economy, the 1990s were harrowing in terms of unemployment, increased poverty, the gap between rich
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Nov 11, 2003

Martin's management: a flat-out disaster

Murray Dobbin
What if Paul Martin became prime minister and was suddenly so afflicted with pangs of conscience that his first speech from the throne revealed his true record &#151; and a plan to redeem it? Why wou
News
Sep 26, 2003

Martin sings Mulroney tunes

Murray Dobbin
As the coronation of Paul Martin approaches, a political quiz going the rounds poses the question: is Paul Martin actually to the right of Brian Mulroney? There is some pretty compelling evidence sug
News
Sep 3, 2003

Cuban crackdown

Murray Dobbin
For thousands of activists in both the developed world and the third world, Cuba has been both an inspiration and an amazing example of a country that has actually withstood the extreme hostility of
News
Feb 7, 2002

We Must Fight the Enron Virus

Murray Dobbin
In the immediate aftermath of the Enron/Andersen Super Scandal, everyone was praying that it was a one-off thing. A freak of business nature. Just one bad dream. But the nightmare continues. The stoc
News
Nov 9, 2001

Canada Blocks Access to Cheap Medicines

Murray Dobbin
Because it can only be passed by a unanimous vote, Canada's opposition will help kill the African declaration on access to medicines at the World Trade Organization's meeting in Qatar this weekend. T
News
Jul 18, 2001

Free Trade, U.S. Style

Murray Dobbin
Will New Zealand join the North American Free Trade Agreement? Not if it takes a hard look at what the deal did for Canada.
News
Jul 9, 2001

Major Water Privatization Defeated in Vancouver

Murray Dobbin
A plan to develop a private water filtration plant in greater Vancouver went down in flames recently. The best part about it? Free trade is being blamed for the defeat.

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