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.
Harper Screen Shot
Aug 5 2015 | by David J. Climenhaga | What does Canada do now that our NATO allies, the Turks, have turned viciously on the Kurds with the apparent support of the United States?
Credit: Michal Rozworski
Aug 4 2015 | by Michal Rozworski | The Bank of Canada cut its benchmark interest rate to nearly record lows, now just 0.5 per cent. The move reflects a poverty of economic policy from the ruling Conservatives.
Aug 4 2015 | by Aine O'Connor |, | by Meera Karunananthan | Five years ago, the United Nations formally recognized the human right to water and sanitation by passing resolution 64/292.
Aug 4 2015 | by David Suzuki | We're in a global eco-crisis that demands a redefinition of our relationship with plants and other animals.
Aug 4 2015 | by Lewis Rifkind | Yukon Senator says he will make a decision on stepping down that is "in the best interests of the Yukon."
Photo: pmwebphotos/flickr
Aug 4 2015 | by Louis-Philippe Rochon | Imagine 16th-century geocentrists being shown proof that the earth actually revolved around the sun, and dismissing the new science as fuddleduddlery. This is the world in which austerians live.
Image: OTA Photos/flickr
Aug 4 2015 | by Hugh Mackenzie | The best measure of the political saliency of expanding public pensions might be the progression of conservative think-tank studies purporting to show that there is no need for an expanded CPP.
Aug 4 2015 | by Doreen Nicoll | As precarious part-time and contract positions become a way of life for Canadians more of us will experience food insecurity. This federal election is the perfect time to ask candidates their stance.
Aug 4 2015 | by Meghan Murphy | The media's focus on Lord Sewel's alleged use of illegal drugs is misguided.
Stephen Harper
Aug 3 2015 | by David J. Climenhaga | Could Prime Minister Stephen Harper be asking, this time, too much of an electorate he treats like a bunch of dummies? Naw… What could possibly go wrong?
Aug 3 2015 | by Scott Piatkowski | Stephen Harper has called the Quebec NDP caucus the "most inefficient, ineffective group we've ever seen."
Aug 3 2015 | by Justicia for Migrant Workers Collective |, | by Radical Action with Migrants in Agriculture | Justicia for Migrant Workers and Radical Action with Migrants in Agriculture are outraged that the Vernon RCMP released personal information of four Mexican migrant workers to the public.
Image: rabble.ca
Aug 2 2015 | by Karl Nerenberg | The election campaign is officially on, and, as NDP and official opposition leader Tom Mulcair predicted more than a year ago, it is a three-way race.
Aug 2 2015 | by rabble staff | The election campaigning is on in earnest. For the next 11 weeks, rabble.ca is your go to source for progressive news, features, discussions and all the tools you need to make this election count.
All that remains of PWA
Aug 1 2015 | by David J. Climenhaga | On this day in 1974, the Conservative government of Alberta took over Pacific Western Airlines.
Olivia Chow
Aug 1 2015 | by Christopher Majka | Does Olivia Chow bear responsibility for the demise of the national child-care plan of 2005? The Toronto Star's Rick Salutin seems to think so. Let's look at the history and the facts.
Aug 1 2015 | by Lenée Son | The #UnistotenHeals rally was held on July 30, in protest of recent attempts by RCMP to force their way into unceded Unist'ot'en territory and the murder of James Daniel McIntyre.
Aug 1 2015 | by Scott Vrooman | The foreign affairs minister has asked bureaucrats to provide him with three terrorism-related statements per week. Here are five, on the house.
Jim Stanford
Jul 31 2015 | by David J. Climenhaga | What do you have to do to focus the media's attention on Prime Minister Stephen Harper's horrible economic performance? Draft a Top Ten List?
William F. Buckley & Gore Vidal, 1968
Jul 31 2015 | by Paul Orlowski | 1968 was a very turbulent year around the world. A new documentary takes on the time in the USA through a series of high-profile debates between Gore Vidal and William F. Buckley Jr.
Jul 31 2015 | by DJ Larkin | Never before has a group of homeless Canadians been able to challenge the constitutionality of their treatment and displacement by a city's staff and police.
Jul 31 2015 | by Amira Elghawaby | Opening tonight in Toronto, Bikes vs.Cars takes on our chosen modes of transportation from Bogota to Toronto. Should you watch? Find out here.
Jul 31 2015 | by Lenée Son | This week’s blogs roundup includes posts on Universities Canada and Palestine, Unist'ot'en Camp, Rouge Park, and Harper being a bust as per usual!
Rob Anderson
Jul 30 2015 | by David J. Climenhaga | Once prominent Wildrose MLA vows to tell it like it is and expose "cult-like practice" of political parties in new blog.
Photo: pmwebphotos/flickr
Jul 30 2015 | by Susan Wright | When a poll asks if you'd be fussed by an early election, there's a good chance it's from the Harper camp.
NDP leader, Thomas Mulcair
Jul 30 2015 | by Christopher Majka | In the face of the Harper Conservatives' onslaught on civil liberties with legislation like Bill C-51, the "Anti-terror" Act, NDP leader Thomas Mulcair speaks out about security, inequality and hope.
In Vancouver, Council of Canadians activists shone light on secret negotiations
Jul 30 2015 | by Council of Canadians | According to a document leaked on Wikileaks, the CBC and Canada Post could be jeopardized by the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreement being negotiated this week.
Jul 30 2015 | by Kevin Grandia | Given all the election speculation. Thought people might appreciate this.
Jul 29 2015 | by Michael Laxer | It seems that "democratic nomination process" thing is just as optional for the NDP as well!
Photo: flickr/ Olivia Chow
Jul 29 2015 | by Karl Nerenberg | During her tenure in the House, Olivia Chow proposed initiatives to get the federal government involved in Canada's frayed urban transit systems.