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The Views Expressed

The Views Expressed here showcase a variety of progressive voices from critics, writers, thinkers and activists across Canada. You'll find ideas and commentary on politics, cultural happenings, activist actions and more! Submissions can be sent to [url=mailto:editor@rabble.ca]editor@rabble.ca[/url]. The [i]rabble.ca[/i] editorial team promises to read them all, and publish our favourites.
Blog - The Views Expressed October 3
Ed Finn | Instead of being troubled by Donald Trump's threat to withdraw from NAFTA, Chrystia Freeland should be preparing to withdraw Canada
Blog - The Views Expressed September 27
Cannabis. Photo: Interiorrain/flickr
Stephanie Lake | In its current form, Ontario's cannabis legislation doesn't address the complexities of what it means to protect all young people and prioritize their rights to make decisions around their health.
Blog - The Views Expressed September 21
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the UN General Assembly in New York. Photo: Adam Scotti/PMO
Scott Fenwick | As the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar deepens, Canada must amplify its voice as much as possible to rally the world in ending this crisis, widely viewed as an organized ethnic cleansing.
Blog - The Views Expressed September 20
At the Port Hardy bus station, prior to departure for Campbell River and Nanaimo. Photo: Stephen Rees/flickr
Amanda West | The quality of life of rural-dwelling British Columbians is being thrown under the bus. We can only hope that our provincial and federal politicians are finally paying attention.
Blog - The Views Expressed September 15
UN Ambassador Nikki Haley meets Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at his office in Jerusalem, June 7, 2017. Photo: U.S. Embassy Tel Aviv/flickr
Miranda Gallo | The "singling out Israel" accusation is a decades-old tactic that Israel's proponents use almost any time that Israel is challenged on its human rights record.
Blog - The Views Expressed September 15
Memorial for Heather Heyer in downtown Charlottesville. Photo: Bob Mical/flickr
Jade Saab | It is time to make it clear that not all ideas are held equal, and therefore are not all deserving of the platforms they seek, and to refresh people's memories as to why.
Blog - The Views Expressed September 12
Caroline Grego | Catastrophic storms and other disasters are not anomalies but signs that systems of environmental exploitation, corporate greed, and laissez-faire government are working exactly as they should be.
Blog - The Views Expressed September 6
Chris Watson | At stake in the niqab debate is Canada's and the NDP's commitment to the equality and dignity of persons and the freedom of expression, freedom of association and freedom of religion.
Blog - The Views Expressed September 2
Ed Finn | The social, environmental, and financial excesses of the corporate elite are becoming more obvious all the time, making it easier to expose their antics and fight back.
Blog - The Views Expressed September 1
Steven Tufts | 700 workers at Toronto Pearson International Airport have been on strike since July 27th. This little strike has larger ramifications for airport industrial relations and its 50,000 workers.
Blog - The Views Expressed August 31
Tom Parkin | Since NDP leadership candidate Guy Caron provoked this uncomfortable but necessary debate, New Democrats on twitter or other social media have equated secularism with racism.
Blog - The Views Expressed August 28
Ed Finn | One of the reasons -- arguably the main reason -- why the big transnational corporations are now running the world is because most people don't believe they are.
Blog - The Views Expressed August 24
Creative Commons photo by Marc Pether-Longman
Vlad Bunea | The actions of mining company Gabriel Resources in Romania is a case study of how global capitalism extracts wealth from poor countries.
Blog - The Views Expressed August 24
Mortar and pestle with pills. Photo: Pixabay
Ed Finn | Medicare originated at the provincial, not federal level -- in Saskatchewan. So could the extension of public health care to include prescription drugs, and even dental and vision coverage.
Blog - The Views Expressed August 18
Elementary school students. Photo: Government of Prince Edward Island/flickr
Benjamin Doxtdator | Tom Bennett, who is the keynote at this week's Leadership Conference for educators, has connections to very troubling claims about links between student performance, race, and the heritability of IQ.
Blog - The Views Expressed August 18
A group of Métis women and children in Alberta circa 1931
Debra Huron | Neither I nor Joseph Boyden can squirm our way into being Métis by means of a DNA test or a laminated card in our wallets.
Blog - The Views Expressed August 16
The shoreline of Georgian Bay near Killarney, ON, where the author's family is from.
Debra Huron | How I learned that Métis identity is a historical and cultural category that can't be defined by a DNA test alone.
Blog - The Views Expressed August 14
Prime Minister Trudeau attends National Aboriginal Day Sunrise Ceremony. Photo: Adam Scotti/PMO
Hans Rollman | Want to get a few billion dollars from Justin Trudeau? All you need is to be a white-settler-dominated provincial government, with a haphazard plan to build an energy mega-project.
Blog - The Views Expressed August 9
Image: Flickr/joeandsarah
Matt Chilliak | In the last three years, homelessness has increased not only in downtown Vancouver but also in its outlying suburbs. So far there has been little response from local politicians.
Blog - The Views Expressed August 4
Blue Jays game. Photo: lechuckster/flickr
Erin Kobayashi | This story shows a news outlet choosing to dedicate space to humanize an aggressive white fan rather than to write more constantly and critically about the dehumanization of people of colour.
Blog - The Views Expressed August 3
Image: Flickr/SOPHOCO - santaorosia photographic collectivity
Ed Finn | Even when it leads to gross inequality and global financial crises, the conviction that unregulated capitalism is the best possible economic system remains deeply embedded in Canada.
Blog - The Views Expressed August 1
Carmela Hutchison | Women with disabilities do not necessarily seek medically assisted death because they are disabled, but because they aren't valued by the medical establishment or by society.
Blog - The Views Expressed July 24
Breanna Ho | Students from the University of Alberta were one of many groups that mobilized on Khadr's behalf over five years ago.
Blog - The Views Expressed July 18
Ed Finn | The crucial connection between nutrition and wellness isn't emphasized enough by the medical establishment, leaving us to take matters into our own hands.
Blog - The Views Expressed July 14
Patty Hajdu, Minister for Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, Canadaaddresses the session "Women and the Future of Work." Photo: UN Women/flickr
Patty Hajdu | Last month Canada finally joined 164 other countries in ratifying the International Labour Organization's Convention 98, a commitment to workers' right to organize and collective bargaining.
Blog - The Views Expressed July 13
Burning tire. Photo: Stephanus Riosetiawan/flickr
James Hutt | Lafarge-Holcim, the world's third-largest building supplies company, wants to burn 400,000 used tires a year at its cement plant just four kilometres away from the village of Brookfield, Nova Scotia.
Blog - The Views Expressed July 11
Left to right: Niki Ashton, Charlie Agnus, Guy Caron, Jagmeet Singh
Erin Weir | When federal NDP leadership candidates debate in Saskatoon on Tuesday, they need to explain how they would help make carbon pricing work for Saskatchewan.
Blog - The Views Expressed July 6
 Image: Flickr/OFL Communications Department
Ed Finn | The callous mistreatment of working people was not only condoned, but even extolled -- and not just by the business establishment.
Blog - The Views Expressed July 5
Three children operating rocker at a gold mine on Dominion Creek, Yukon Territory. Image: Wikimedia Commons/Eric A. Hegg Photographs
Ed Finn | Corporate-decreed barbarism and inequality is already rampant in many developing countries, and even in some developed ones. Including Canada.
Blog - The Views Expressed July 5
tax image labeled for reuse on pixabay
Dennis Howlett | The tax system can be a powerful tool for redistributing wealth and reducing inequality and poverty. We all benefit from a more equal society with better health, reduced crime, and better education.

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