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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 June 23
"Marea Blanca" protest against health privatization in Spain. Photo: Adolfo Lujan/flickr
David A. McDonald | Privatization has been given ample chance to succeed and has come up short. Evidence is building that people are able to reclaim public services and usher in a new generation of public ownership.
Blog - The Views Expressed June 16
Photo credit: Manon Parrot
Peter Whitaker | Target benefit pensions shift all the risks of pension liabilities away from employers and governments onto the backs of employees and retirees, to be paid through reduced benefits and pensions.
Blog - The Views Expressed June 12
Lego Wonder Women. Image: Flickr/minddesk​
Nada Elia | It is time to let actors know we will hold them accountable for normalizing anti-Palestinian violence, regardless of their nationality.
Blog - The Views Expressed June 6
Photo credit: Manon Parrot
Peter Whitaker | Bill C-27 establishes a framework for target benefit pensions in the federal private sector and Crown corporations. Why are the Liberals resurrecting the Conservatives' pension plan agenda?
Blog - The Views Expressed May 31
Photo: George Rex/flickr
Don Duchene | For over 20 years the idea of Nova Scotians having our own educational broadcaster has popped up, in fits and starts, but it has never put down roots.
Blog - The Views Expressed May 19
Image: DanielPaquet/Wikimedia Commons
Erin Weir | Why is Wall making noise about an equalization formula that does not affect transfers to Saskatchewan while keeping quiet about a transit funding formula that massively short-changes our province?
Blog - The Views Expressed May 12
Jimmy Kimmel
Ed Finn | "If your baby doesn’t have to die, it shouldn't matter how much money you make," Jimmy Kimmel argued.
Blog - The Views Expressed May 10
Libby Davies | Canada can, and should, use its influence at the UN, in the international community, and with Israel directly, to call for attention and action to respond to the Palestinian prisoner demands.
Blog - The Views Expressed May 10
Ofer Prison
Nahla Abdo | Palestinian political prisoners have been on a hunger strike since April 16, demanding respect for their basic human rights.
Blog - The Views Expressed April 28
Image: Flickr/Joseph King
Ed Finn | Canadian workers' deaths and injuries more numerous per capita than in most other developed nations.
Blog - The Views Expressed April 27
Ed Finn | Approximately 1,000 Canadians are killed on the job every year, and approximately another million injured despite laws meant to protect them.
Blog - The Views Expressed April 25
Gordon Laxer | Investments in the oilsands have bled red ink since the international oil price crashed in 2014. Seventeen major oilsands projects have been shelved or cancelled.
Blog - The Views Expressed March 29
Julia Maksymetz, Niall Clapham-Ricardo | It takes a courageous movement to build an unapologetic left-wing alternative for all the communities within Canada.
Blog - The Views Expressed March 28
Image: Facebook/Michael Chong
Evan Johnston | Progressives lining up to keep the "alt-right" faction in the Conservative Party at bay are enlisting a losing strategy.
Blog - The Views Expressed March 23
Image: PMO/Adam Scotti
Russell Diabo | Despite the charming style of Prime Minister Trudeau and the apparent kindness of his Cabinet ministers, Russ Diabo advises First Nations to look for substantive changes in federal policy and law.
Blog - The Views Expressed March 20
Image: Flickr/Premier of Alberta
Nick Falvo | This year's inaugural effort has resulted in a relatively short document that seeks to lay the foundation for what future Alberta budgets might look like.
Blog - The Views Expressed March 7
Omar Khadr
Kathleen Copps | If the Liberal government is serious about combating Islamophobia, they should award long-denied justice to those in Canada's Muslim communities whose freedoms were sacrificed for the "war on terror."
Blog - The Views Expressed March 3
Libby Davies | The new leader will need to demonstrate their ability to position the NDP as the clear choice of progressive Canadians and the strongest opposition and alternative to right-wing populism.
Blog - The Views Expressed March 2
Image: PMO/Adam Scotti
Dru Oja Jay | Building strong social movements -- and campaigning for a Liberal minority government in 2019 -- could be progressives' best chance at building a better Canada.
Blog - The Views Expressed February 27
James Hutt | Canada has begun to acknowledge its history of brutal colonization, but has been slow to recognize the legal rights of self-determination.
Blog - The Views Expressed February 27
Ishani Weera | The Academy Awards started out as a union-busting sham.
Blog - The Views Expressed February 24
Ken Billings | The Central Experimental Farm (CEF) in Ottawa is a 1055-acre open-space jewel in a modern metropolis. The government is trying to parcel it out to developers.
Blog - The Views Expressed February 24
Paul Barrett | When Black people are killed by the police, white Canada has a ready script of liberalism, multiculturalism, and Canadian fairness that serves to silence any discussion of race and racism.
Blog - The Views Expressed February 21
Cheryl Thompson | Mainstream feminism espouses to speak for and on behalf of all women, but essentially speaks for and on behalf of white, middle-class, cis-gendered and able-bodied women.
Blog - The Views Expressed February 21
Christina Gray | Now, more than ever, there's an imperative need to raise our voices, be present, and stand up for our rights to be free, equal, and inclusive of all people regardless of faith, race, or ethnic origin.
Blog - The Views Expressed February 20
Caroline Biotteau | One would expect Quebec politicians to be guarded with respect to relations with the Israeli government. This could not be more wrong.
Blog - The Views Expressed February 16
Image: YouTube
Vibhor Garg | U.S. President Donald Trump has a long, complex and mutually profitable relationship with the WWE and its billionaire owners, Linda and Vince McMahon.
Blog - The Views Expressed February 10
Image: Twitter/@RealDonaldTrump
Nahla Abdo | All U.S. presidents, including Obama, have taken part in wars attempting to bring the Middle East to heel. Now it is Trump's turn.
Blog - The Views Expressed February 10
Sabreena Ghaffar-Siddiqui | The six men murdered by a white nationalist in their place of prayer became ironic victims of the very label that the media and public use to condemn them: terrorist.
Blog - The Views Expressed February 9
Nelson Mandela, terrorist
Caroline Biotteau | Terrorism is more or less some form of violence used against civilians for ideological purposes. Unless the government is OK with it.

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