My E-rated blog

I was totally surprised, honoured and very pleased to see that I had been named among such company as Facing Autism in New Brunswick
and Another Point of View for an E award. Thanks, Debra! Much appreciated, and sorry it took so long for me to notice. (You know how technically-challenged I am…) ūüėČ

Rated E!Verbena-19
“A must read for human rights and social justice issues”, wrote April Reign about my blog.

Now it’s my turn to pass it on, but with so many excellent blogs from which to choose, it is difficult to narrow it down to just a few, otherwise it would take many days and all my blogroll (and some that I haven’t had time to put on there).

So here are just a few of the blogs that I admire and consider “E-rated”, in no particular order:

David Orchard Campaign for Canada
Although this is not a blog per se, David is a hardworking activist whose deep concern for Canada is truly admirable and deserving of daily visits and support.

Steve Anderson’s blog (on COA News)
Steve is an activist for democratic media and posts a font of news and information about the exploitation of Internet users by new media giants. A regular must-read for all of us in the ‘digital mediascape’.

Stevie Cameron’s blog
Stevie is one of the best Canadian investigative journalists, intrepidly uncovering sordid dealings within our government.

The Scott Ross
Scott writes with a keen insight about all things Canadian, especially politics and news that matters.

This is one of the most thought-provoking, compelling blogs about all things concerning human beings. Lots of great videos too!

Ceasefire Insider Blog
This is the blog for, a network of more than 15,000 Canadians who want Canada to become a force for peace, disarmament, and social justice in the world. Steven Staples is one of the writers. He is a great activist, author and a friend, writing lots of news and info from Ottawa.

Harper Valley
Scout’s blog is the most intelligently irreverent satire in the Canadian blogosphere. With her photoshop skills, she does amazing things to our country’s leaders, politicians, and every notable person on this planet. Her regular Famous Stupid People Contest series are in a class by themselves. No wonder this blog has won 4 Canadian Best Blog Awards! It’s a must read with my morning cup of java.

Global Voices Online
An excellent, novel aggregate of bloggers, citizen journalists, and independent voices from around the globe. The site is used to ‘amplify the global conversation online – shining light on places and people other media often ignore’. A great news and information source.

Gather the Women/Grassroots & Grace
Gather the Women is a gathering place for women and women’s organizations who share a belief that the time is now to activate the incredible power of women’s wisdom on a planetary scale. It is a place where new models of feminine collaboration are being born. Starting in 2006, GTW Congresses have taken place in Canada, Kenya & Australia. “Linked globally by our interactive website, we invite women to demonstrate their courage to risk leaving old conformities by joining with millions of others throughout the world to celebrate women’s true worth, to express shared concern for our human family, and to create and support actions that will enable humanity to live together in a balanced, harmonious and peaceful world.”

The Dominion (Dominion weblogs: news from the grassroots)
It is actually a collective of blogs of the Dominion: a monthly paper published by a network of independent journalists in Canada since May 2003. The blogs reflect the Dominion’s aims to provide accurate, critical coverage that is accountable to its readers and the subjects it tackles. Taking its name from Canada’s official status as both a colony and a colonial force, the Dominion examines politics, culture and daily life with a view to understanding the exercise of power. Dominion aims to not merely report that something is the case, but to examine why it is the case. By providing context to stories, and giving voice to perspectives that are marginalized and those most affected by events or decisions, the Dominion hopes to promote understanding through accurate, in-depth reporting. se aims. I subscribe to the online monthly news and visit the blogs featured on the main blog page regularly.


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