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Muslim-American leader Linda Sarsour confronted one of the right-wing's most popular anti-Islam activists: "I want you to understand that if you want to combat terrorism you need to work within the Muslim community."
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Pennsylvania has had more than 6,000 hydraulic fracturing wells drilled within the last six years, and zero state studies on their health impacts.
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SHAME: Harper Government says Bill S-4 has no effect on privacy reform. S-4 takes away our privacy
Michael Geist criticizes the Senate's rushed passage of Harper's Bill S-4, which "extends the ability to disclose subscriber information without a warrant".
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How Harper’s racist and discriminatory changes to #healthcare for #refugees has denied care and threatened lives. Read this piece: 
Harper's draconian changes to health care for refugees has threatened lives, argues Adrienne Silnicki, health care campaigner for the Council of Canadians.
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Over 30 privacy experts tell Prime Minister Stephen Harper they are gravely concerned about Bill C-13, the Conservatives’ new Orwellian cybercrime bill.
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Canadians must heed teen girl Lindsey Stocker's call to stop "shaming girls for their bodies” and "teach boys that girls are not sexual objects”.
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WASHINGTON -- The Senate made history on Tuesday with its vote to confirm Darrin Gayles to the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. Gayles, who was confirmed 98-0, is the nation's first openly gay African-American man to be co...
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“The Enbridge file is a case study in how not to engage First Nations people,” - Grand Chief Stewart Phillip, president of the Union of B.C. Chiefs.
On national TV, Enbridge Inc.'s Vice President of Public and Government Affairs, D'arcy Levesque, lies about winning over local First Nations.
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5 strategies to stop Enbridge’s Northern Gateway tar sands pipeline: Civil Disobedience. Blockade. Court Challenges. Referendum. Defeat Conservative MPs.
The Councils of Canadians' Brent Patterson unveils strategies being proposed to ensure that Enbridge's Northern Gateway tar sands pipeline is never built.
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I am not a "progressive" but I have some thoughts.   I think the risk is low and the problems exaggerated because the eco nuts don't want oil to be produced.  Their idea is that if we stop production we will use more clean energy.  My thinking is if we stop using it, they will have no reason to produce it.   Do you have a plan to replace the benefits of this project?  Can you produce the same amount of revenue, jobs, and energy with a clean, carbon free source?  Can you do it before 2020?  If not, then we must increase your taxes to pay for those things.  I wonder if the world is willing to pay us large amounts of money to leave it in the ground and develop clean energy instead?  Just asking.
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A new report released Monday is urging the Harper Government to shelve its plans to purchase F-35 fighter jets to replace Canada's aging CF-18 fleet.
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While Canadians still care deeply about their privacy, the Harper government seems eager to weaken privacy protections through Orwellian legislation.
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Bill C-13, a new cybercrime bill currently being rammed through parliament by the Harper Conservatives, seeks to turn Canada into a surveillance state.
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Activist. Blogger. Publisher. Writer. Armature political and social commentator. Ex-International Development Worker
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  • 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.
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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. 

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  • University of Toronto
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  • University of South Africa
  • University of Toronto
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Robocalls: Federal Court finds fraud, Supreme Court appeal considered by the Council of Canadians, applicants and lawyers.

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Dissent or terror: New report details how counter terrorism apparatus was used to monitor Occupy movement nationwide.

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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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