rabble blogs are the personal pages of some of Canada's most insightful progressive activists and commentators. All opinions belong to the writer; however, writers are expected to adhere to our guidelines. We welcome new bloggers -- contact us for details.


Most Recent Posts

Lizanne Foster's picture
Education in the Age of Climate Change | Oct 25 2014 | Lizanne Foster | We need to stop seeing environmental destruction and low wages as the only way to build a viable economy.
Krystalline Kraus's picture
Election Night in Toronto - are you ready to party? | Oct 24 2014 | Krystalline Kraus | While Torontonians are not sure what the outcome to Monday night's election will be - will people vote with their hearts on their sleeves, vote strategically or not vote at all? - one thing is for sur
the views expressed's picture
Fear is in the air. Don't let it spoil your ballot. | Oct 24 2014 | Brad Fraser | Playwright Brad Fraser writes about fear in the wake of the Parliament Hill shootings, saying we must not be silenced by fear, but instead we should be moved to exercise our democratic choice.
the views expressed's picture
An Open Letter to the Canadian Black Caucus | Oct 24 2014 | Black Women’s Caucus at the Toronto Rape and Crisis Centre/Multicultural Women Against Rape | An open letter speaking out against The Canadian Black Caucus’ decision to publically endorse Toronto Mayoral candidate John Tory.
Feminist Current's picture
Karl Lagerfeld couldn’t care less what feminists think about feminism | Oct 24 2014 | Meghan Murphy | Fashion designer, Karl Lagerfeld, responds to critics of the "feminist protest" he staged recently at Paris fashion week.
rabble staff's picture welcomes labour beat reporter Ella Bedard | Oct 24 2014 | rabble staff | covers the labour movement where other media ignore it. Ella Bedard is our labour beat reporter for 2014. To find out more, read on.
the views expressed's picture
Statement from an October 22nd peace vigil | Oct 24 2014 | various | After Tuesday's shootings, peace vigils were held across Canada. This statement was released by peacequest in Kingston.
PolicyNote's picture
A B.C. framework for LNG, part 2: The LNG income tax | Oct 24 2014 | Marc Lee | Well, we saw this coming but it's still sobering to see it in black and white. The B.C. government's decision to cut its proposed LNG Income Tax in half is simply a cave-in to industry.
the views expressed's picture
After Snowden: Expressing love in a world without privacy | Oct 23 2014 | Jennifer Dales | What happens if you want to take your private life offline? You fear missing out. So why don't we all start populating sites that aren't controlled by marketers and spies.
Council-of-Canadians's picture
Healing our spirit, strengthening our resistance on anniversary of Elsipogtog raid | Oct 23 2014 | Angela Giles | This past Friday marked the one-year anniversary of the RCMP raid on the 134 encampment in Rexton, N.B., close to the Elsipogtog First Nation.
karl nerenberg's picture
Who are the victims of Wednesday's attacks at the War Memorial and on Parliament Hill? | Oct 23 2014 | Karl Nerenberg | On Wednesday, a deranged man killed a single father, terrorized Parliament and a city, and traumatized a country. But is it now time to restrict our liberties?
PolicyNote's picture
A B.C. framework for LNG, part 1: The carbon benchmark | Oct 23 2014 | Marc Lee | The B.C. government's proposed carbon pollution benchmarks for LNG plants leave much to be desired. The package is an impressive display of cognitive dissonance.
MediaMentor's picture
NWT Legislative Assembly's flags at half staff | Oct 23 2014 | George Lessard | "...Canadian and Northern resolve [will] continue to be stronger then ever..."
PolicyNote's picture
Solidarity and persistence in the Welfare Food Challenge | Oct 22 2014 | Vanessa Brcic | Though my work binds me to a movement that is standing up for compassionate, equitable and healthy public policy, the Welfare Food Challenge has taught me something more.
Council-of-Canadians's picture
Hupacasath First Nation puts China on notice over Canada-China FIPA | Oct 22 2014 | Scott Harris | The Hupcasasath First Nation sent a letter to the Premier of China last week, giving notice that the Hupacasath does not consider itself bound by the terms of the agreement.
IJV's picture
Young Jews are fed up with censorship of critical voices | Oct 22 2014 | Emily Green, Rachel Deutsch, Tyler Levitan | Critical Jewish voices in U.S. and Canada challenging the censorship of Jewish institutions on Palestinian rights
Nora Loreto's picture
Watching the dust settle in love and solidarity with one another | Oct 22 2014 | Nora Loreto | With downtown Ottawa slowly emerging from lockdown and thousands of people who work in the core reeling, we are far from the dust settling on what has just happened.
Krystalline Kraus's picture
Launch party and report back from Unes'to'ten Camp in B.C. | Oct 22 2014 | Krystalline Kraus | Enjoy an evening of updates from the powerful and growing grassroots Indigenous resistance movement and the climate justice movement.
policyfix's picture
Grassroots women's mayoral forum sheds light on key issues in Winnipeg | Oct 22 2014 | Mareike Brunelli | On October 8, over 60 women gathered at the Circle of Life Thunderbird House on Treaty One territory to share their views on municipal issues and address mayoral candidates.
Brent Patterson's picture
Cree nation occupies hydro-dam in Manitoba | Oct 22 2014 | Brent Patterson | Last Wednesday, October 15, more than 100 people from the Cross Lake First Nation (Pimicikamak Cree Nation), located north of Lake Winnipeg, occupied the grounds of the Jenpeg hydro-dam.