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Blog - 2010 Homelessness Hunger Strike Relay February 19
Am Johal | With over 250,000 people expected to attend the 2010 Olympics, tenancy protections aren't even on the radar in British Columbia.
Blog - Nima Maleki's blog February 19
Nima Maleki | Afghanistan has grown increasingly unstable since the US invasion of that country. The Taliban had time and space from which to regroup and reorganize: in Pakistan.
Blog - 2010 Homelessness Hunger Strike Relay February 19
Am Johal | As housing activists and experts gather in Calgary to discuss Canada's abysmal record on housing policy, change can't come quickly enough.
Blog - Blair Redlin February 18
Blair Redlin | Obama's interview with CBC's Peter Mansbridge last night was disappointing, but not surprising. It shows how North American social movements have their work cut out for them.
Blog - Graeme Stewart's Blog February 18
Graeme Stewart | People are going crazy over the CRTC's hearings on the Internet and Canadian Content. But it's all a little past the point.
Blog - Nima Maleki's blog February 18
Nima Maleki | "Strategic chaos" threatens to deepen insecurity in Afghanistan. The symptoms of collapse are heavily reported but the plan remains more of the same.
Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog February 17
rabble staff | Recently, four Windermere secondary school students in Vancouver -- Chitha Manoranjan, Rachelle Wong, Neelam Khare and Peggy Lam -- participated in a 'job shadow' program with rabble.ca.
Blog - Trish Hennessy's Blog February 17
Trish Hennessy | Somehow, we came to believe that Canada could enjoy the same high standard of living –- with public services the envy of many nations –- without having to pay full price for them.
Blog - Blair Redlin February 15
Blair Redlin | Free trade, like deregulation and privatisation, is part of the right wing package that got us into this economic mess. Can we hope for change of NAFTA?
Blog - Word of the Rings February 14
Pina | A letter to the editor that was published in Whistler's two local papers detailing the lack of environmental legacies left behind in Whistler post-2010 Games.
Blog - Trish Hennessy's Blog February 13
Trish Hennessy | Canadians, I said, are in denial. We think -- hopefully, miraculously -- that the global recession is going to happen everywhere but here.
Blog - February 13
rabble staff | Do you heart rabble? Please help us reach our winter fundraising goal: we are just $3,000 shy of reaching $25,000!
Blog - Word of the Rings February 12
Caleb Taylor, a volunteer hockey coach from Regina chosen as the first torchbearer for the 2010 Olympic torch relay
Pina Belperio | On Feb. 12, the 2010 torch and torchbearer uniforms were unveiled in Whistler, B.C.
Blog - Corvin Russell's Blog February 12
Corvin Russell | Obama's cap on pay for bankers receiving government aid is hotly debated in the Financial Times.
Blog - Corvin Russell's Blog February 12
Corvin Russell | Martin Wolf on why Obama's bank rescue plan won't work.
Blog - Trish Hennessy's Blog February 12
Trish Hennessy | Instead of addressing the widespread agreement in Canada that the federal government needs to fix the EI problem, our government is handing out hard hats with great self-applause and fanfare.
Blog - Corvin Russell's Blog February 11
Corvin Russell | CNBC helped make the depression happen
Blog - Corvin Russell's Blog February 11
Corvin Russell | It has been amazing to watch how media elites and the ruling classes can quickly recalibrate their beliefs. Everyone is a Keynesian now, but apparently nobody was wrong before.
Blog - Corvin Russell's Blog February 11
Corvin Russell | I take back what I said before. Michael Ignatieff may be a formidable opponent for Stephen Harper.
Blog - Corvin Russell's Blog February 11
Corvin Russell | Israel gets what it wants -- a stronger Hamas and continued conflict to justify its colonial project.
Blog - Corvin Russell's Blog February 11
Corvin Russell | Infrastucture investment beats tax cuts as stimulus.
Blog - James Laxer's Blog February 9
James Laxer | When the terrible Canadian job loss numbers for January came out yesterday, the horror of the economic crisis hit home as it had not before.
Blog - Ben Powless February 9
Ben Powless | Where I last left off, day one of the World Social Forum, in Belem, Brazil, had just concluded to some confusion, and the beginning of some promising talks.
Blog - Trish Hennessy's Blog February 4
Trish Hennessy | For top executives to award themselves these kinds of compensation packages in the midst of this economic crisis isn’t just bad taste; it’s bad strategy.
Blog - Word of the Rings February 2
Pina Belperio | A summary of the SOC 2010 Olympic Conference hosted by students at UBC on Jan. 31 explored how leading experts on the 2010 Games will impact Vancouver and Whistler's environment.
Blog - Josée Madéia February 1
Josée Madéia | sessions organized by the Indigenous Environmental Network, the Network Institute for Global Democratization, by CACIM – the India Institute for Critical Action: Centre in Movement
Blog - Ben Powless January 31
Ben Powless | The opening of the World Social Forum yesterday was replete with all the energy of one of the Amazon's famous storms combined with the energy of tens of thousands of activists from across Brazil.
Blog - A Blog for Media Justice January 31
Paul D. Boin | In today's hyper/new-mediated society the mainstream media's version of real-world-events seems ever more suspect.
Blog - Josée Madéia January 29
Josée Madéia | After spending a surprising two hours on public transportation to travel a short way through lovely Belém to UFPA, I make my way to UNI-Alter's workshop on activist research.
Blog - Josée Madéia January 28
Josée Madéia | First day of the forum. It's noonish and we've had to abandon the program. Things are indeed not happening exactly when or where they're planned to.

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