Bloggers

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Bloggers are ordered by those who most recently posted. For an alphabetical list please see the directory.

Alberta Diary
David Climenhaga, author of the Alberta Diary blog, is a journalist, author, journalism teacher, poet and trade union communicator who has worked in senior writing and editing positions with the Toronto Globe and Mail and the Calgary Herald. His 1995 book, A Poke in the Public Eye, explores the relationships among Canadian journalists, public relations people and politicians. He left journalism after the strike at the Calgary Herald in 1999 and 2000 to work for the trade union movement. Alberta Diary focuses on Alberta politics and social issues.
rabble.ca's staff blog
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The Journalism Doctor
From media executive to media critic, John Miller has seen journalism from all sides (and he often doesn't like what he sees). He draws on his 40 years in news, including five years as deputy managing editor of the [i]Toronto Star[/i], and 10 years as chairman of the School of Journalism at Ryerson University. His 1998 book [i]Yesterday's News[/i] documented how newspapers were forfeiting their role as our primary information source. This column originally appeared on John's blog, www.thejournalismdoctor.ca.
Yves Engler's Blog
Dubbed "Canada's version of Noam Chomsky" ([i]Georgia Straight[/i]), “one of the most important voices on the Canadian Left today” ([i]Briarpatch[/i]), “in the mould of I. F. Stone” ([i]Globe and Mail[/i]), "ever-insightful" ([i]rabble.ca[/i]) and a "Leftist gadfly" ([i]Ottawa Citizen[/i]), Yves Engler has published nine books. His latest is [i]A Propaganda System: how Canada's government, corporations, media and academia sell war and exploitation.[/i]
The Views Expressed
The Views Expressed here showcase a variety of progressive voices from critics, writers, thinkers and activists across Canada. You'll find ideas and commentary on politics, cultural happenings, activist actions and more! Submissions can be sent to [url=mailto:editor@rabble.ca]editor@rabble.ca[/url]. The [i]rabble.ca[/i] editorial team promises to read them all, and publish our favourites.
rabble.ca's staff blog
This is [i]rabble.ca[/i]'s staff blog. Visit this blog regularly for updates about rabble, comments and observations from staff members, and occasional visits by board members and volunteers.
rabble.ca's staff blog
This is [i]rabble.ca[/i]'s staff blog. Visit this blog regularly for updates about rabble, comments and observations from staff members, and occasional visits by board members and volunteers.
Alberta Diary
David Climenhaga, author of the Alberta Diary blog, is a journalist, author, journalism teacher, poet and trade union communicator who has worked in senior writing and editing positions with the Toronto Globe and Mail and the Calgary Herald. His 1995 book, A Poke in the Public Eye, explores the relationships among Canadian journalists, public relations people and politicians. He left journalism after the strike at the Calgary Herald in 1999 and 2000 to work for the trade union movement. Alberta Diary focuses on Alberta politics and social issues.
Shenaz's blog
Shenaz is a former producer and writer with Al Jazeera English, BBC News, and CBC Television. Her writing has appeared in [i]The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star, The Guardian, Foreign Policy, The Huffington Post, Timeline, rabble.ca[/i] and [i]Muftah magazine[/i]. She holds an MA degree in Near and Middle Eastern Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies in the U.K. and she teaches journalism at Humber College. Visit her website [url=www.shenazkermalli.com]shenazkermalli.com[/url] or follow her on Twitter [url=https://twitter.com/mskermalli]@mskermalli[/url].
rabble.ca's staff blog
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Indigenous Nationhood
Dr. Pamela D. Palmater is a Mi'kmaw lawyer and member of the Eel River Bar First Nation in New Brunswick. She teaches Indigenous law, politics and governance at Ryerson University and heads their Centre for Indigenous Governance.
rabble.ca's staff blog
This is [i]rabble.ca[/i]'s staff blog. Visit this blog regularly for updates about rabble, comments and observations from staff members, and occasional visits by board members and volunteers.
rabble.ca's staff blog
This is [i]rabble.ca[/i]'s staff blog. Visit this blog regularly for updates about rabble, comments and observations from staff members, and occasional visits by board members and volunteers.
rabble.ca's staff blog
This is [i]rabble.ca[/i]'s staff blog. Visit this blog regularly for updates about rabble, comments and observations from staff members, and occasional visits by board members and volunteers.
Alberta Diary
David Climenhaga, author of the Alberta Diary blog, is a journalist, author, journalism teacher, poet and trade union communicator who has worked in senior writing and editing positions with the Toronto Globe and Mail and the Calgary Herald. His 1995 book, A Poke in the Public Eye, explores the relationships among Canadian journalists, public relations people and politicians. He left journalism after the strike at the Calgary Herald in 1999 and 2000 to work for the trade union movement. Alberta Diary focuses on Alberta politics and social issues.
Alberta Diary
David Climenhaga, author of the Alberta Diary blog, is a journalist, author, journalism teacher, poet and trade union communicator who has worked in senior writing and editing positions with the Toronto Globe and Mail and the Calgary Herald. His 1995 book, A Poke in the Public Eye, explores the relationships among Canadian journalists, public relations people and politicians. He left journalism after the strike at the Calgary Herald in 1999 and 2000 to work for the trade union movement. Alberta Diary focuses on Alberta politics and social issues.
Yves Engler's Blog
Dubbed "Canada's version of Noam Chomsky" ([i]Georgia Straight[/i]), “one of the most important voices on the Canadian Left today” ([i]Briarpatch[/i]), “in the mould of I. F. Stone” ([i]Globe and Mail[/i]), "ever-insightful" ([i]rabble.ca[/i]) and a "Leftist gadfly" ([i]Ottawa Citizen[/i]), Yves Engler has published nine books. His latest is [i]A Propaganda System: how Canada's government, corporations, media and academia sell war and exploitation.[/i]
rabble.ca's staff blog
This is [i]rabble.ca[/i]'s staff blog. Visit this blog regularly for updates about rabble, comments and observations from staff members, and occasional visits by board members and volunteers.
rabble.ca's staff blog
This is [i]rabble.ca[/i]'s staff blog. Visit this blog regularly for updates about rabble, comments and observations from staff members, and occasional visits by board members and volunteers.
David Suzuki
Dr. David Suzuki is a scientist, broadcaster, author, and co-founder of the <a href="http://www.davidsuzuki.org" target="_blank">David Suzuki Foundation</a>. He is Companion to the Order of Canada and a recipient of UNESCO's Kalinga Prize for science, the United Nations Environment Program medal, the 2009 Right Livelihood Award, and Global 500. Dr. Suzuki is Professor Emeritus at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver and holds 26 honorary degrees from universities around the world. He is familiar to television audiences as host of the long-running CBC television program The Nature of Things, and to radio audiences as the original host of CBC Radio's Quirks and Quarks, as well as the acclaimed series It's a Matter of Survival and From Naked Ape to Superspecies. His written work includes more than 52 books, 19 of them for children. Dr. Suzuki lives with his wife, Dr. Tara Cullis, and family in Vancouver, B.C.

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