With the fate of Occupy movements lingering in the hands of courts, governments and protesters, most movements have been dropped into a state of limbo, therefore slightly slowing the blog dashboard -- slightly. This week we jump from rural Canada to downtown Toronto to the Yukon and then over to Vancouver, visiting issues on community, Occupy evictions, political leaders and elections. We also welcome new bloggers Jessica Bell and Romeo Saganash to the rabble.ca community, and not to be forgotten, we see the passionate, hopeful and ultimately human side of numerous bloggers expressing opinions on Trans* Day of Remembrance, Occupy and Canadian injustices.
As Canada fleshes out its metropolises, rural communities continue to hollow out and garner no government attention, as Romeo Saganash points out the irony of it all in Selling out rural Canada.
In the wake of the Vancouver elections, and the domination of the Vision Vancouver party, David P. Ball discusses the potential repercussions and how particularly the arts could be affected in #VanElxn: Confronting Vision's 'Creative City': Evictions, gentrification, developers.
Vengeance First: The ominous Omnibus is at the gates by Ethan Cox spells out the problem with crime and this bill, and if Canada were to have a higher crime rate, how this bill still does not help anything.
Covert racism slips into the forefront with the aid of social media and Occupy Toronto as Krystalline Kraus exposes hateful comments, outright ignorance and the trend of neglect in Activist Communique: Occupy Toronto opens up vein of Native backlash.
Trans* Day of Remembrance last Sunday is marked by remembering those we have lost to transphobia, hate and violence, but also marks moving forward as a community to create safer spaces and accessible information like Ariel Tseng's personal experience in I am a transman: An accessible introduction to trans* identities.
Syed Hussan's passionate statement in After the plea deal discusses the charges against the "G20 Main Conspiracy Group," among other injustices, and his ability to never stop fighting and never lose hope.
Jessica Bell dives into the new campaign guidebook written for activists by activists in New campaign planning handbook for Canadian union activists.
Watching Occupy Toronto being taken down ignites Judy Rebick into feelings of pride, anger and inspiration with the beloved community in The Eviction of Occupy Toronto: An amazing, inspiring and sad day.
Linda Leon addresses new Conservative Member of Parliament for Yukon, Ryan Leef, about his tactics in political debate, public money and Bill C-10 in Dear Ryan: A reply to your thought-provoking letter.
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