Active Discussions on Babble

6079_Smith_W commented on:
Ukraine
lagatta commented on:
2014 Toronto mayoral election
NDPP commented on:
Iraq

Recently Published Podcasts

face2face
Asia Pacific Currents
Migrant Matters

The rabble blogs

the views expressed's picture
Changes to Live-in Caregiver Program help no one | Sep 1 2014 | Conely de Leon, Ethel Tungohan, Petronila Cleto | Live-in caregivers are an important part of Canadian society. So why is Chris Alexander eliminating their ability to obtain permanent residency with his "modern" 'Express Entry' program?
djclimenhaga's picture
The push-polls prove it again, Canadians hate unions … really, really, really they do! Happy Labour Day | Sep 1 2014 | David J. Climenhaga | Nowadays, the final long weekend of our Canadian summer is devoted to The Seventy-Two Hour Hate, a three-day frenzy of official and media loathing for unions and the working people they represent.
djclimenhaga's picture
Opponents beyond PC ranks start to take aim at Alberta leadership candidate Jim Prentice | Aug 31 2014 | David J. Climenhaga | If Jim Prentice becomes Alberta PC leader and premier next Saturday, the attacks and implications from political operators of all sorts with all sorts of agendas aren't going to stop.
Roger Annis's picture
Safety Board final report on Lac-Mégantic disaster is sharply critical of railway regulation, but federal gov't unmoved | Aug 30 2014 | Roger Annis | Transportation Minister Lisa Raitt says not to worry, railway and oil train safety is in hand. But the Transportation Safety Board says railways are "unchecked."
Education
Aug 28 2014
Privatization of schools, high tuition rates, precarious labour, class warfare, massive debt. Does the public intellectual emerge as the hero over capitalism?
fiction
Aug 21 2014
Love short stories? Love Montreal? This collection is for you! Anna Leventhal moves past romanticizing her city to produce fiction that goes beyond the "quirky" to the screwed up and utterly strange.
labour
Aug 14 2014
Why is the Harper government constantly attacking unions? Is it because they promote economic equality and fairness? Probably! This handbook shows the value of unions to Canadian society.

what's up: event calendar

Toronto
Sep 1 2014 (All day)
Halifax
Sep 1 2014 - 10:30am
Winnipeg
Sep 1 2014 - 1:00pm
Yellowknife
Sep 1 2014 - 12:00pm
Burnaby
Sep 1 2014 - 11:00am

Current rabble poll

What do you think should happen with the B.C. teachers' strike?

The ongoing B.C. teachers' strike has left many wondering if students will be back in class on Tuesday, September 2. Though the B.C. government and B.C. teachers still seem on opposite sides, some parents are calling on both sides to end the action. 

The teachers are asking for lower class sizes and improved class composition, as well as fair wages. The province says it cannot meet their demands.

What do you think should happen with the B.C. teachers' strike?

 

Choices

rabble.ca sustaining partners

rabble.ca exists thanks to the support of individual and organizational supporters. Our sustaining and supporting partners provide the funding essential to keeping a functioning independent media. If independent media is important to you, please consider supporting our work.
BC Government and Services Employee's Union
Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Council of Canadians
CUPE
CUPW
Hospital Employee's Union
National Union of Public and General Employees
OSSTF
Public Service Alliance of Canada
UNIFOR
United Steelworkers

find rabble in your community