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This is [i]rabble.ca[/i]'s staff blog. Visit this blog regularly for updates about rabble, comments and observations from staff members, and occasional visits by board members and volunteers.

Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog August 10
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Sophia Reuss | We can't sit around waiting for Trudeau to change his tune on reconciliation and climate change. He's not interested in a politics of liberation, of real material change. His is a politics of fashion.
Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog July 27
Sophia Reuss | In the wake of the Danforth shooting and recent mass violence in Toronto, might Canadians do better to approach violence as an issue of public health, rather than public safety?
Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog July 27
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Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | The Swedish government officials accompanying a refugee to Afghanistan tried to force Elin Ersson away from them. Turkish Airlines flight attendants tried to take her phone. But she persisted.
Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog July 20
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Sophia Reuss | With the news that Greyhound Canada is pulling all intercity bus services from Western Canada, we ask: is transportation a human right?
Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog July 13
Sophia Reuss | To delve into the political landscape this week, we're going to get back to basics. The most basic of the basics: the atom.
Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog May 15
rabble staff | rabble.ca is part of a Canadian labour and community delegation which is heading to Venezuela to observe the May 20 national federal elections and meet with local community and labour leaders.
Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog May 7
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Gerry Caplan | The party will have to think very hard and cleverly -- and very soon -- to win back citizens.
Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog May 4
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Brent Patterson | The Council of Canadians is engaging in multiple ways in these key struggles with imminent dates over the next ten weeks.
Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog April 19
Sophia Reuss | In honour of rabble's 17th birthday, Judy Rebick, rabble's co-founder, and Duncan Cameron, president emeritus of rabble, reflect on our impact.
Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog April 18
Picture taken from a Sûreté du Québec helicopter of Lac-Mégantic, the day of the derailment, July 6, 2013. Photo: Sûreté du Québec/Wikimedia Commons
Bruce Campbell | The feds do not favour the request. Why? The reasons extend to Transport Canada decisions.
Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog April 11
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Judy Rebick | Part Two excerpt from rabble co-founder Judy Rebick's memoir, with a look at the court battle to support Dr. Henry Morgentaler, and Rebick's own exploration of her mental health.
Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog April 10
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Judy Rebick | Part One: Activist, feminist and co-founder of rabble.ca, Judy Rebick shares her life in this excerpt about her support for Dr. Henry Morgentaler's Toronto abortion clinic.
Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog April 4
rabble staff | rabble is excited to announce a brand new opportunity to amplify the work of organizations working for the good through our event coverage team.
Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog March 7
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rabble staff | Do you understand the power of media in making political and social change, and want to do something about the need for a powerful, alternative media voice in Canada? You may be our next Editor!
Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog February 27
Jim Laxer. Photo: James Laxer/Twitter
Mel Watkins | We met in mid-1969 at a small gathering in Toronto of NDP members. The bond we formed in the time of the Waffle was a defining moment of my life politically, and one of its great joys, personally.
Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog February 2
The game of tax avoidance. Photo: airpix/aboblist.com/Flickr
Ed Finn | The magnitude of this massive avoidance (if not evasion) of taxes in Canada is not yet known by most Canadians. It comes to at least $10 billion per year lost in tax revenue.
Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog January 19
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Ed Finn | Old age need not be dreaded if it is the culmination of a well-spent life
Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog December 22
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Meg Borthwick | As 2017 comes to a close, it's time for our annual babble roundup. We asked babblers what their favourites threads were for the year and we've collected them here.
Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog December 22
rabble staff | rabble.ca shines a light on key issues that we collectively need to address. Independent media like rabble depends on collective support.
Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog December 22
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Sophia Reuss | 2017 is over. Almost. For those of you who, like me, need a bit of a memory jog as we enter the new year and continue to reflect, reassess, and resist... let's recap.
Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog November 7
rabble staff | rabble.ca and the Institute for Change Leaders, are delighted to announce that Phillip Dwight Morgan is the recipient of the very first Jack Layton Journalism for Change Fellowship.
Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog October 4
rabble staff | We are almost there! Readers have pitched in $43,000 towards our $50,000 fundraiser goal. Support rabble now and get great gifts too.
Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog September 23
rabble staff | rabble is excited to bring you a series of Q&As with NDP leadership candidates, hosted by our discussion forum, babble!
Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog September 23
rabble staff | If you believe what we do is important, we need you to chip in and donate.
Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog September 13
Maude Barlow | You can't build a strong independent, critical media without support from many people, people like you and me.
Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog September 4
Barb Byers | On this Labour Day I wish you all the chance, like me, of being an activist in your organizations and your communities.
Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog September 1
rabble staff | Amy Goodman, American broadcast journalist, syndicated columnist, investigative reporter and author of six books will be speaking as part of rabble.ca's fall fundraiser.
Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog August 31
Pam Palmater | What we need in Canada is an independent media system that is tuned to the activism that fights for a more just, wise, and equal world.
Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog August 24
Amira Elghawaby | By supporting rabble, you are supporting an independent, progressive, and ethical media platform.
Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog August 22
rabble staff | rabble.ca and Olivia Chow of the Institute for Change Leaders are delighted to announce the inaugural launch of the Jack Layton Journalism for Change Fellowship.

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