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Montreal Simon: Celebrating Ten Years of Progressive Bloggers

Progressive Bloggers, the blogging aggregator, is celebrating it's 10th anniversary. Scott Tribe and others are getting together in Toronto today to mark the occasion.And they have every right to celebrate, or give themselves a few high fives, for it is a magnificent achievement.Those who post on Progressive Bloggers, or read those posts, or contribute . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Celebrating Ten Years of Progressive Bloggers

Montreal Simon: Raif Badawi and the Shameful Silence of the Harper Cons

Yesterday I wrote a post denouncing the Harper regime for its refusal to protest the savage punishment the Saudis are inflicting on the blogger Raif Badawi.For the price of $10 billion dollars worth of armoured cars.But what I didn't know at the time is that Badawi's family lives in Quebec, which makes the silence . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Raif Badawi and the Shameful Silence of the Harper Cons

Montreal Simon: The Cons and the Patronage Machine

Uh oh. I see the sign on the Con Farm barn has been changed.

Ignorance is Strength is still there.

But Patronage is Bad, the slogan that Great Napoleon Leader used against the Liberals, has been subtly revised.

Now it reads Patronage is Porky, as in normal. Or yummy. Read more » . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: The Cons and the Patronage Machine

Montreal Simon: Progressive Bloggers and the Abortion Battle

I must admit that when I first saw the battle over abortion raging at Progressive Bloggers, my first instinct was to duck and cover. Because I’ve seen it all before, and it always ends badly.

It’s the kind of fight where the one who tries to break it up ends up in hospital. And . . . → Read More: Montreal Simon: Progressive Bloggers and the Abortion Battle