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Canadians are embracing the orange wave, seriously considering electing Canada’s first ever federal ‪#NDP‬ government.
A new poll suggests that Canadians are embracing the orange wave and seriously considering electing Canada's first ever federal NDP government.
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David Suzuki says affordable modern technologies facilitate growth of citizen science, environmental activism. 
David Suzuki on how affordable technologies are facilitating the growth of citizen science, environmental activism and "meaningful scientific pursuits".
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#FirstNation group says no to re-opening of Mount Polley mine  #WaterIsLife
Secwepemc Woman's Warrior Society leads a strong movement against the re-opening of Imperial Metals' Mount Polley mines following catastrophic 2014 spill.
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Independent report says CBC condoned #Jian Ghomeshi's abusive workplace behaviour.
An independent report on the Jian Ghomeshi scandal accuses the management of the CBC of condoning the former Q host's abusive workplace behaviour.
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Quebec’s second-largest labour federation joins the ABC campaign against Harper
The Confederation of National Trade Unions, Quebec's second-largest labour federation, will campaign against the Harper during the 2015 federal election.
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Theland walked/ran 134 km to give a voice to the silent children of 1,200 missing and murdered indigenous women. 
Theland Kicknosway, an 11 year old Pottawatami Cree boy, walked-and-ran 134 km from Ottawa to Kitigan Zibi, Quebec, to "bring attention to the children of missing and murdered Indigenous women."
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Canadians have a moral obligation to revolt against Stephen Harper's efforts to criminalize both legitimate criticism of Israel and support for Palestinians
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Alberta NDP leader Rachel Notley’s badass “shades of Jack Layton“ campaign terrifies Harper Conservatives
The prospect of a Rachel Notley-led New Democrat government in Alberta terrifies Premier Jim Prentice, the Harper Conservatives and their Big Oil backers.
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Shit Harper Did warriors ambushed Industry Minister James Moore's little party, rebuked the Conservatives' "pathetic response" to the Vancouver oil spill.
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Momentum for Week of Education on Harper’s police state Bill C-51, esp in Toronto. 
At least 50 online and offline activities are expected to be executed across Canada as the Week of Education on Harper's police state Bill C-51 kicks off.
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My latest Huffington Post blog post: The children of missing and murdered indigenous women in Canada are forgotten.
The children of these women are almost forgotten. Our half-hearted national conversation on the ongoing racialized violence against stolen indigenous women barely acknowledges their existence. If there is even an estimate of the number of children af...
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They protested Quebec premier Philippe Couillard’s biting austerity policies. ‪#‎Police‬ unleashed violence.
Protesters hit the streets to protest the Quebec provincial government's austerity policies. The police unleashed tear gas, sound bombs and rubber bullets.
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Activist. Blogger. Publisher. Writer. Armature political and social commentator. Ex-International Development Worker
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Journalism, Web Design, Editing, Publishing, Blogging, Creative Writing, Public Speaking, New Media, Event Planning, Content Development, Speech Writing,
Employment
  • The Canadian Progressive
    Publisher, Editor and Blogger, 2011 - present
  • Konrad Adenauer Foundation
    Senior Program Officer, 1998 - 2000
  • Margaret Dongo, MP, Zimbabwe
    Speechwriter. Personal Assistant. Campaign worker, 2004 - 2000
  • CAP AIDS Network Inc.
    Executive Director, 2008 - 2010
  • CAP AIDS Network Inc.
    Program Coordinator, 2007 - 2008
  • CAP AIDS Network Inc.
    Fundraising And Administration Coordinator, 2005 - 2007
  • CAP AIDS Network Inc.
    Volunteer, 2003 - 2010
  • AfricaFiles
    Volunteer Online Content Editor, Coordinator and Social Media Consultant, 2004 - 2009
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Ottawa, CANADA
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Zimbabwe - Gutu, Zimbabwe - Harare, Zimbabwe - Dayton, Ohio, US - Toronto, Canada
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Obert Madondo an Ottawa-based progressive political blogger, publisher and activist.
Introduction
Obert is the founder and publisher of these blogs: The Canadian Progressive; Canada Petro State; Brave New Immigrant; and Canadian Progressive (Tumblr). He's also a fearless and passionate activist, accomplished public speaker, writer and journalist. 

Obert is published or quoted here: The Huffington Post, CBC News, Ottawa Citizen, The Canadian Progressive, Toronto Sun, Rabble.ca, Metro News, The Charlatan, EMC Kanata, The Dominion, Ground Report, AfricaFiles & New Zimbabwe.

Obert has previously served as a speechwriter to Margaret Dongo, a former independent MP in Zimbabwe, and international development executive with the Konrad Adenauer Foundation and a registered Canadian charity. 

Education
  • University of Toronto
    English & Political Science, 2008
  • University of South Africa
    International Development, 2005
  • University of Toronto
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Damning findings removed from Sen. Mike Duffy’s audit report: documents
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Source: CTV News The Senate’s internal economy committee sanitized the original audit of Sen. Mike Duffy’s expenses to remove damning findin

Conservative Toronto Mayor Rob Ford in ‘crack cocaine’ video scandal
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