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Connie Sorio
Feb 28 2015 | by Connie Sorio | Today, February 28, I am fasting because I am hungry for change. Today I consider my fast both a political and spiritual action.
Jimmy Carter
Feb 27 2015 | by David J. Climenhaga | To paraphrase Democrat Lloyd Bentsen's famous comment to Republican Dan Quayle in the 1988 U.S. vice-presidential debate: "I knew Ralph Klein... Premier, you're no Ralph Klein!"
Photo credit: The Wrap
Feb 27 2015 | by Kate MacIntruff | The wage gap is a thing. It exists. It isn't pretty. It is the face of discrimination. It isn't going to go away if we close our eyes and hold our breath and count to one hundred.
Feb 27 2015 | by Leila Darwish | For the last three days, concerned community members have been protesting Kinder Morgan contractors who are attempting yet again to do test drilling for their dirty tar sands pipeline.
Feb 27 2015 | by Krystalline Kraus | In a shooting death of an unarmed, black teenager that sparked off racial tensions, the shooter will not face Federal hate crime charges.
Feb 27 2015 | by Michael Laxer | In the days since Mulcair first announced his and his party's intention to oppose the bill, this "opposition" has quickly begun to look far more like a retreat.
Feb 27 2015 | by Jessica Prupas | A roundup of the highlights from rabble.ca blogs this week.
Photo: D Sharon Pruitt/flickr
Feb 27 2015 | by Lynell Anderson | Budget 2015 clearly shows that B.C. can afford to start implementing the $10/day child-care plan now -- and it can choose to do so without raising taxes.
rabble.ca: Better Than Ezra. (Much, much better)
Feb 27 2015 | by rabble staff | Far-right commentator Ezra Levant is raising thousands of dollars for his Conservative news website. Let’s send a message -- help us to reach our $30,000 goal for the winter fundraiser!
Feb 27 2015 | by Anne Theriault | Spock, aka Leonard Nimoy, just died 216 years before he is due to be born on the planet Vulcan. Live long and prosper, bro.
Feb 26 2015 | by Meghan Murphy | The actor says, "If I had total dominion over myself, I'd never look at porn again."
Feb 26 2015 | by Mercedes Allen | Canada's trans* human rights bill C-279 was amended by a Senate committee, in a way that makes it legal to ban trans* people from washrooms and gendered spaces.
Feb 26 2015 | by Krystalline Kraus | On Ticket Master’s website, there is only a short statement citing “immigration issues” for the reason for the short notice cancellation.
Edmonton TFW Protest
Feb 26 2015 | by David J. Climenhaga | Common sense says that at this moment, when "everything has changed," the TFW program will have to change too. But don't count on common sense!
Photo: McBeth/flickr
Feb 26 2015 | by Marvin Shaffer | The upcoming referendum isn't the first but rather the culmination of a two-decade, tragically effective, bipartisan effort to prevent TransLink from doing what it was originally set up to do.
Photo: flickr/ tuchodi
Feb 26 2015 | by Karl Nerenberg | Much of the media has tended to reduce the opposition critique of Bill C-51 to one thing: the need for better oversight. But all opposition parties, including the Liberals, share many other concerns.
Feb 25 2015 | by Angela Regnier | Take a stand against exploitative employment practices at universities
Robin Campbell
Feb 25 2015 | by David J. Climenhaga | Alberta's PC governments never learn anything, no matter which leader they choose to be conductor of the train, and we just keep reliving the past over and over.
Feb 25 2015 | by Brent Patterson | German minister of the economy Sigmar Gabriel is proposing to revise the Canada-EU Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA), notably its investor-state dispute settlement (ISDS) mechanism.
Feb 25 2015 | by Jesse Bauman | By making food literacy--or lack thereof--the basic issue or explanation for food insecurity, we risk losing sight of larger structural issues while leaning towards a dangerous kind of victim-blaming.
Feb 25 2015 | by Dylan Penner | Rather than make it easier for people to vote and harder to get away with election fraud, the "Fair" Elections Act does the opposite. That's why the legislation is being challenged in court.
Image: Flickr/Saranv
Feb 25 2015 | by Aalya Ahmad | Today, February 25, is National Adjunct Day of Action. Calling all sessionals, contract instructors and allies! It's time to put an end to the national disgrace of two-tier teaching in higher ed.
Photo: Sean_Marshall/flickr
Feb 24 2015 | by Stephen Kimber | Last year, the McNeil government passed the Health Authorities Act, ostensibly (and laudably) to streamline Nova Scotia's health-care system, but also (and shabbily) to game that system.
Feb 24 2015 | by Lauren Scott | As many of you know, February is Black History Month and I spoke to co-editor of The Great Black North: Contemporary African Canadian Poetry, Kevan Anthony Cameron, about his life, work and poetry.
Feb 24 2015 | by Xeph Kalma | For an out transperson, the workplace is rife with landmines, traps and microaggressions. Even something as simple and human as using the restroom.
Feb 24 2015 | by Mel Watkins | Karl Polanyi, one of the great intellectuals of the 20th century, argued that the First World War was a nationalist response to the enormous tensions generated by the industrial revolution.
Feb 24 2015 | by Krystalline Kraus | This Saturday, the Equity Studies Student Union hosts Decolonizing Our Minds at the Multi-Faith Centre, University of Toronto.
Photo: cesar harada/flickr
Feb 24 2015 | by David Suzuki | Oceans and the life they support face numerous threats, from climate change to overfishing. Reducing the amount of plastic we dump into them is a challenge we can meet. Let's get on it.
Barack Obama
Feb 24 2015 | by David J. Climenhaga | The Republican-dominated Congress can pass all the bills it wants, but under the U.S. Constitution, the president of the United States has a veto, and Barack Obama intends to use his to stop KXL.
Feb 24 2015 | by Brent Patterson | The Council of Canadians congratulates our European allies for collecting 1.5 million signatures of Europeans who want to halt negotiations on "free trade" agreements.