Bloggers

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.

Bloggers are ordered by those who most recently posted. For an alphabetical list please see the directory.

KAIROS Witness

In this monthly blog, KAIROS explores the social and ecological justice issues related to the extractive industry and watersheds, the rights of Indigenous peoples, women and migrant workers, and how to build movements of change. KAIROS brings awareness and offers insights on Canadian and global issues that are too often ignored.

Roger Annis's blog

Roger Annis is a lifetime socialist and union member and activist. He began his political activism with the Young Socialists of the day while at university in Nova Scotia. Since then, he has lived in most regions of Canada, including in Montreal where he became fluent in French. He is a retired aerospace worker living in Vancouver. He writes regularly on topics of social justice, peace, and on issues concerning Haiti. His personal blog can be found at http://www.rogerannis.com/. He is a founding editor in October 2014 of [url=http://newcoldwar.org/]The New Cold War: Ukraine and beyond.[/url] In 2004, he helped to found the Canada Haiti Action Network and continues to co-edit its [url=http://www.canadahaitiaction.ca/]website.[/url]

Alberta Diary

David Climenhaga, author of the Alberta Diary blog, is a journalist, author, journalism teacher, poet and trade union communicator who has worked in senior writing and editing positions with the Toronto Globe and Mail and the Calgary Herald. His 1995 book, A Poke in the Public Eye, explores the relationships among Canadian journalists, public relations people and politicians. He left journalism after the strike at the Calgary Herald in 1999 and 2000 to work for the trade union movement. Alberta Diary focuses on Alberta politics and social issues.

rabble.ca's staff blog

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.

On The Other Hand

Award-winning author and journalist Penney Kome has published six non-fiction books and hundreds of periodical articles, as well as writing a national column for 12 years and a local (Calgary) column for four years. She was Editor of Straightgoods.com from 2004 - 2013.

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.

Gerry Caplan's blog

Gerald Caplan has an MA in Canadian history and a Ph.D. in African history from the School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London. He is an author, teacher, media commentator, and social and political activist with a lifelong commitment to African development. He is preoccupied with genocide and genocide prevention, particularly the 1994 genocide in Rwanda, about which he has frequently written. He has been a consultant on African development issues to many United Nations agencies as well as to the African Union. His latest book is called The Betrayal of Africa. He writes a weekly online column for the Globe and Mail.

Campus Notes

Some of the most exciting thinking and doing in Canada is taking place at the country's colleges and universities, where young people of different backgrounds, interests and politics come together to debate and learn about our world. Campus Notes examines issues confronting higher education through our students, teachers, workers and graduates.

Brent Patterson

Brent Patterson is a political activist and writer. He has worked in solidarity with revolutionary Nicaragua, advocated for the rights of prisoners in jails and federal prisons, taken part in civil disobedience actions in Toronto's financial district and at the Ontario Legislature, and participated in street protests at the Battle of Seattle and at UN climate summits. He supported cross-country activism at The Council of Canadians for almost 20 years. Brent has a BA in Political Science from the University of Saskatchewan and an MA in International Relations from York University. He lives in Ottawa on the traditional, unceded and unsurrendered territories of the Algonquin nation.

FLOSS blog

Bob Chandler has been a labour and social justice activist his entire adult life and then some! He's also a geek with a capital “G”! FLOSS blog focuses on the world of Free Libre and Open Source Software...with an emphasis on the “Free Libre”!

Scott Vrooman's blog

Scott has written and performed comedy for TV ([i]Conan, Picnicface, This Hour Has 22 Minutes[/i]), radio ([i]This is That[/i]), and the web ([i]Vice, Funny or Die, College Humor, The Toronto Star, The Huffington Post, iPolitics[/i]). His sketch group Picnicface broadcast 13 episodes of a sketch show, executive produced by Kid In The Hall Mark McKinney, on Canada’s Comedy Network. Scott co-wrote and co-starred in the feature film [i]Roller Town[/i], which is now streaming on Netflix, and he took a lead role in writing the book [i]Picnicface’s Canada.[/i] He was a professional economist at Finance Canada and the Atlantic Provinces Economic Council before pursuing comedy full time. Follow him on Twitter: [url=https://twitter.com/mescottvrooman]@mescottvrooman[/url].

Independent Jewish Voices Canada

Founded in 2008, Independent Jewish Voices Canada (IJV) is a national human rights organization whose mandate is to promote a just resolution to the conflict in Israel and Palestine through the application of international law and respect for the human rights of all parties. For more information about IJV visit: http://ijvcanada.org/

Voix juives indépendantes Canada, une organisation nationale des droits humains crée en 2008, a comme mandat de promouvoir une résolution juste et équitable au conflit Israélo-palestinien et la mise en œuvre et le respect autant, du droit international que des droits humains.

Rafe Mair's blog

Rafe Mair was Minister of Environment in B.C. from late 1978 through 1979. In 1981 he left politics for Talk Radio becoming recognized as one of B.C.'s pre-eminent journalists. An avid fly fisherman, he took a special interest in Atlantic salmon farms and private power projects as environmental calamities and became a powerful voice in opposition to them.

Shenaz's blog

Shenaz is a former producer and writer with Al Jazeera English, BBC News, and CBC Television. Her writing has appeared in [i]The Globe and Mail, The Toronto Star, The Guardian, Foreign Policy, The Huffington Post, Timeline, rabble.ca[/i] and [i]Muftah magazine[/i]. She holds an MA degree in Near and Middle Eastern Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies in the U.K. and she teaches journalism at Humber College. Visit her website [url=www.shenazkermalli.com]shenazkermalli.com[/url] or follow her on Twitter [url=https://twitter.com/mskermalli]@mskermalli[/url].

Policyfix

Policyfix is a blog of the [url=http://policyfix.ca/]CCPA Manitoba office[/url], providing thoughtful analysis of current issues and viable alternatives to government policy.

Stephen Kimber's Blog

Stephen Kimber is is an award-winning writer, journalist and broadcaster. He is the author of one novel and nine books of nonfiction, including the best-selling [i]Flight 111: The Tragedy of the Swissair Crash[/i] and [i]Sailors, Slackers and Blind Pigs: Halifax at War[/i]. He teaches creative non-fiction at the University of King’s College in Halifax where he has served as Director of the School of Journalism on three occasions. His latest book, [i]What Lies Across the Water: The Real Story of the Cuban Five[/i] is published by
Fernwood Publishing. He is currently a weekly columnist with [i]Halifax Metro,[/i] senior features writer for [i]The Coast[/i] and a contributing editor for [i]Atlantic Business Magazine.[/i]

David Suzuki

Dr. David Suzuki is a scientist, broadcaster, author, and co-founder of the David Suzuki Foundation. He is Companion to the Order of Canada and a recipient of UNESCO's Kalinga Prize for science, the United Nations Environment Program medal, the 2009 Right Livelihood Award, and Global 500. Dr. Suzuki is Professor Emeritus at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver and holds 26 honorary degrees from universities around the world. He is familiar to television audiences as host of the long-running CBC television program The Nature of Things, and to radio audiences as the original host of CBC Radio's Quirks and Quarks, as well as the acclaimed series It's a Matter of Survival and From Naked Ape to Superspecies. His written work includes more than 52 books, 19 of them for children. Dr. Suzuki lives with his wife, Dr. Tara Cullis, and family in Vancouver, B.C.

Indigenous Nationhood

Dr. Pamela D. Palmater is a Mi'kmaw lawyer and member of the Eel River Bar First Nation in New Brunswick. She teaches Indigenous law, politics and governance at Ryerson University and heads their Centre for Indigenous Governance.

Council of Canadians' blog

The Council of Canadians is Canada's largest citizens' organization, with members and chapters across the country. We work to protect Canadian independence by promoting progressive policies on fair trade, clean water, energy security, public health care, and other issues of social and economic concern to Canadians.

Activist Communiqué

Krystalline Kraus is an intrepid journalist and veteran reporter for rabble.ca since its 2001 beginnings. She needs neither a red cape nor safety goggles to fly into her latest political assignment. She often live-tweets from events -- almost exclusively First Nations and environmental issues. You can follow her on Twitter @krystalline_k.

Weaving Earth

Seble Samuel is a poet, geographer, and dreamer based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Weaving Earth is a blog about climate justice, storytelling, and social change.

Your Heart's On The Left

Jesse McLaren is a physician, activist and blogger, who like Virchow believes that if medicine is to accomplish its great task, it must intervene in political and social life. He blogs at www.yourheartsontheleft.blogspot.com, and tweets @HeartsOnTheLeft.

Feminist Meets World

Emily Blake has a masters of journalism from the University of British Columbia. She is passionate about audio, feminism, human rights and media ethics. Her blog examines these topics and more. You can follow her on Twitter [url=https://twitter.com/BlakeEmily]@BlakeEmily[/url] or visit her blog at [url=http://emily-blake-1990.squarespace.com]emily-blake-1990.squarespace.com...

A change is gonna come

Sam Cooke's song, "A Change Is Gonna Come," offered hope during the Civil Rights Movement. Today, it reminds me that it's a long, slow, sometimes tiring walk to freedom and I need to remain focused on the goal -- an equitable world.

Progressive Economics Forum

The Progressive Economics Forum aims to promote the development of a progressive economics community in Canada. The PEF brings together over 200 progressive economists, working in universities, the labour movement and activist research organizations. Visit our website [url=http://www.progressive-economics.ca/]here.[/url]

Behind The Numbers

Behind The Numbers delivers timely, progressive commentary on issues that affect Canadians, including the economy, poverty, inequality, climate change, budgets, taxes, public services, employment and much more. Contributors include staff and research associates from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA).The views expressed on this blog are those of the individual contributors, and do not necessarily represent the views of the CCPA. Visit the blog at Behindthenumbers.ca.

Yves Engler's Blog

Dubbed "Canada's version of Noam Chomsky" (Georgia Straight), “one of the most important voices on the Canadian Left today” (Briarpatch), “in the mould of I. F. Stone” (Globe and Mail), "ever-insightful" (rabble.ca) and a "Leftist gadfly" (Ottawa Citizen), Yves Engler has published nine books. His latest is A Propaganda System: how Canada's government, corporations, media and academia sell war and exploitation.

Canada Without Poverty blog

[url=http://www.cwp-csp.ca/]Canada Without Poverty[/url] is a federally incorporated, non-partisan, not-for-profit and charitable organization dedicated to the elimination of poverty in Canada. Acting from the belief that poverty is a violation of human rights and that poverty elimination is a human rights obligation. Follow us on Twitter [url=https://twitter.com/CWP_CSP]@CWP_CSP[/url].

Wayne Roberts's blog

Wayne Roberts is best known for his leadership of the Toronto Food Policy Council during the years from 2000 to 2010. He serves on boards of several food charities and non-profits, is a visiting scholar at the University of Toronto's New College, and is the author of two books on food: [i]The No-Nonsense Guide to World Food[/i] and [i]Food for City Building; A Field Guide for Planners, Actionists and Entrepreneurs[/i]. Follow him on Twitter [url=https://twitter.com/wrobertsfood]@wrobertsfood[/url]!

Toward a world with commons and without psychiatry: The Bonnie Burstow blog

Dr. Bonnie Burstow is best known as a philosopher, a social theorist, an antipsychiatry activist, a feminist psychotherapist, and a prolific author. Deeply informed by anti-oppression and community engagement perspectives, she is the author of [i]Psychiatry and the Business of Madness: An Ethical and Epistemological Accounting[/i] and is a regular contributor to [i][url=http://www.madinamerica.com]Mad in America.[/url][/i] She is also a faculty member in Adult Education and Community Development in OISE at the University of Toronto.

Judy Rebick's Blog

Judy Rebick is one of Canada's most celebrated and well-known feminist thinkers, critics and writers. She is the founder of rabble.ca.

Raluca Bejan

Raluca Bejan is a PhD student in Social Work at the University of Toronto. She focuses on immigration and social justice.

Free Expression Watch

Canadian Journalists for Free Expression (CJFE) monitors, defends and reports on free expression and access to information in Canada and abroad. Rooted in the field of journalism, we promote a free media as essential to a fair and open society. CJFE boldly champions the free expression rights of all people, and encourages and supports individuals and groups in the protection of their own and others' free expression rights.

Dr. Dawg's Blawg

John Baglow is a former VP of PSAC, currently a writer and researcher, public policy consultant, occasional academic and poet. He blogs at [url=http://drdawgsblawg.ca/]drdawgsblawg.ca[/url] and no longer tweets.

Education in the Age of Climate Change

For the past 18 years Lizanne Foster has taught the humanities in secondary schools in Surrey, B.C. Education in the Age of Climate Change is a blog about public education in B.C. Follow her on Twitter [url=https://twitter.com/MovingParadigms]@movingparadigms [/url] or visit her blog www.teachteens.org.

Dented Blue Mercedes

Mercedes Allen is a graphic designer and advocate for transsexual and transgender communities in Alberta. She writes on equality, human rights, LGBT and sexual minority issues in Canada, and the cross-border pollination of far-right spin. She blogs at Dented Blue Mercedes and operates a trans information website at http://www.albertatrans.org/

Black Food

Phillip Dwight Morgan is a freelance writer of essays and poetry and a PhD candidate in History at McMaster University. His research interests include urbanization, critical pedagogy, and black consciousness. He views writing as an opportunity for self-discovery, emancipation and nourishment.

Mel Watkins's blog

Mel Watkins is Professor Emeritus of Economics and Political Science at the University of Toronto. He is Editor Emeritus of [i]This Magazine[/i] and a frequent contributor to [i]Peace[/i] magazine. He is a member of Pugwash Canada and former President of Science for Peace. Watkins is recipient of the 2008 inaugural Galbraith Prize in Economics and Social Justice awarded by the [url=http://www.progressive-economics.ca/author/mel-watkins/]Progressive Economics Forum.[/url]

Open Media's blog

[url=https://openmedia.org/]OpenMedia[/url] works to keep the Internet open, affordable, and surveillance-free. We create community-driven campaigns to engage, educate and empower people to safeguard the Internet. Follow us on Twitter [url=https://twitter.com/OpenMediaOrg]@OpenMediaOrg[/url].

Blind Man with a Pistol

Michael Stewart is the blogs coordinator for [i]rabble.ca[/i]. BMWAP is a blog about culture and capitalism. Damn right, it's confusing; it's a gas, baby, you dig. Follow him on twitter: [url=https://twitter.com/m_r_stewart]@m_r_stewart[/url].

Nora Loreto's blog

Nora Loreto is a writer, musician and activist based in Québec City. She is the author of [url=https://www.policyalternatives.ca/demonized-organized][i]From Demonized to Organized, Building the New Union Movement[/i][/url] and is the editor of the Canadian Association of Labour Media. She writes regularly for blogs and magazines, and wrote a chapter in [i]Canada After Harper[/i], released by Lorimer Publishers in August 2015.

Canadian Voice of Women for Peace

Established in 1960, Canadian Voice of Women for Peace (VOW) is a non-partisan non-governmental organization comprised of a network of diverse women with consultative status at the United Nations ECOSOC. For almost 50 years, VOW has tirelessly advocated for a world without war. VOW women blog about their work and experiences as feminist peace activists.

Pulpit and Politics

Dennis Gruending is an Ottawa-based author, blogger and a former Member of Parliament. He has worked as a print and television journalist and a CBC Radio host. He is the author of six books, including the best-selling Great Canadian Speeches. He has written biographies of Emmett Hall, whose Royal Commission recommended medicare for Canada, and of former Saskatchewan premier Allan Blakeney. In his Pulpit and Politics blog, Dennis examines the connections and collisions between religious faith and politics. Prior to serving as an MP in the late 1990s, Dennis spent four years as Director of Information for the Canadian Conference of Catholic Bishops.

Pulpit and Politics examines the connection, and frequent collisions, between religious faith and politics. His blog can be found at: www.dennisgruending.ca

Cathy Crowe's blog

Cathy Crowe is a street nurse, author and filmmaker who works nationally and locally on health and social justice issues. She has fostered numerous coalitions and advocacy initiatives that have achieved significant public policy victories. In 1998 she co-founded the Toronto Disaster Relief Committee which issued the 1998 homelessness State of Emergency Declaration that declared homelessness a national disaster and resulted in a new federal program to respond to homelessness. Her work is the subject of a moving documentary titled Street Nurse, directed by Shelley Saywell. Cathy’s website is www.cathycrowe.ca. Follow her on Twitter @cathyacrowe.

Whimsy and bile

Whimsy and Bile are rabble.ca's two newest, foremost experts on the feminine condition. Mandatory reading for manarchists, brocialists and cowboys, but mostly it's just for women. Feminism, shmeminism.

Media Watch blog

Media Watch aims to shine a light on a wide range of media, providing a survey of different news and views from global media, as well as exposing uninformed editorials and inaccurate reporting.

Pembina Institute

The [url=http://www.pembina.org/]Pembina Institute[/url] advocates for strong, effective policies to support Canada's clean energy transition. The non-profit think-tank has offices in Calgary, Edmonton, Toronto and Vancouver.

The Body Politic

Lucia Lorenzi holds a PhD in English literature from The University of British Columbia, where her research focused on representations of sexual violence in Canadian Literature and other media. She is also an anti-violence activist, writer and consultant with a special interest in campus sexual assault. You can follow her on Twitter at [url=https://twitter.com/empathywarrior]@empathywarrior[/url].

Hill Dispatches

Karl Nerenberg has been reporting on federal politics from Parliament Hill for rabble.ca since September, 2011. In his long career, he has won numerous awards as a broadcaster and documentary filmmaker.

The Journalism Doctor

From media executive to media critic, John Miller has seen journalism from all sides (and he often doesn't like what he sees). He draws on his 40 years in news, including five years as
deputy managing editor of the [i]Toronto Star[/i], and 10 years as chairman of the
School of Journalism at Ryerson University. His 1998 book [i]Yesterday's News[/i]
documented how newspapers were forfeiting their role as our primary information
source. This column originally appeared on John's blog, www.thejournalismdoctor.ca.

Publisher's blog

Kim Elliott joined rabble in 2004 and became publisher in 2006. In her publisher's blog she'll explore the world of independent media, discussing both challenges and stories from the frontlines at rabble.ca.

Raffi's blog

For millions of fans, Raffi's music was the soundtrack of their childhoods. These "beluga grads" now share his songs with their own kids. Raffi has been described by the [i]Washington Post[/i] and the [i]Toronto Star[/i] as the most popular children's entertainer in the western world, and Canada's all time children's champion. Raffi is a tech enthusiast, entrepreneur, and ecology advocate. He holds three honorary degrees, is the recipient of numerous awards, and is a Member of the Order of Canada.

The Activist Toolkit Blog

The Activist Toolkit Blog is the place to catch up on what's new with the Toolkit. With weekly roundups of newly added tools, highlights of featured tools and extra multimedia content, you'll get up to date info on grassroots organizing. Check out the full activist toolkit at [url=http://rabble.ca/toolkit]rabble.ca/toolkit[/url].

Sarah Miller's blog

Sarah Miller was born and raised on Vancouver Island in British Columbia. She is a strong advocate for public education, helping organize a local FACE (Families Against Cut to Education) group and working with teachers, local politicians and other parent groups to bring awareness to issues in public education and the need for better funding. Along with public education she is also passionate about the environment, sustainability, human rights and social justice. Follow her on Twitter [url=https://twitter.com/waitinginBC]@WaitinginBC[/url].

Child Care Canada Now

The Childcare Resource and Research Unit's blog Child Care Canada NOW features commentary by Martha Friendly, CRRU director, other CRRU staff and featured guest writers. Child Care Canada NOW runs the gamut of ECEC topics from the cradle to the cabinet table as it addresses key current ECEC issues and connects the dots that link practice, research, policy and politics. Visit the Childcare Resource and Research Unit's website at www.childcarecanada.org

Mickleblog

Rod Mickleburgh has been a journalist for more than 40 years, including many years on the labour beat, once a regular duty on big city daily newspapers. He managed a few awards and nominations along the way, including co-winning the Michener Award with his highly esteemed [i]Globe and Mail[/i] colleague, Andre Picard, for coverage of Canada's tainted blood scandal. Rod left the [i]Globe,[/i] his reporting home for more than 22 years, in the summer of 2013. Rod is the author of two books: [i]Rare Courage,[/i] containing first-person accounts from 20 veterans of the Second World War; and [i]The Art of the Impossible,[/i] a tale of the wild and wooly 39 months of B.C.'s first NDP government led by Dave Barrett. Co-authored with Geoff Meggs, [i]The Art of the Impossible[/i] won the Hubert Evans Prize for non-fiction at the 2013 B.C. Book Awards.

Jessica Bell's blog

Jessica Bell is a lecturer on advocacy and government relations at Ryerson University, and a member of the Ruckus Society, and Tools for Change.

The Whole Picture

A blog about and with musings on community spaces, community building, and the struggle to prevent burnout in activist Canada. Have a cool community space or project you would like profiled? Contact Tania at [url=mailto:tania@rabble.ca]tania@rabble.ca[/url] or on Twitter [url=https://twitter.com/TaniaEhret]@taniaehret.[/url]

Christine Saulnier's blog

Christine Saulnier is the Nova Scotia director for the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. She moved to Halifax in 2003 after completing her doctorate in political science at York University specializing in Canadian Politics and Women and Politics. Christine grew up in rural New Brunswick and is pleased to be back living in the Maritimes. She is currently a board member of the Nova Scotia Citizen's Health Care Network, Adsum for Women and Children, and a member of Feminists for Just and Equitable Public Policy and the Community Coalition to End Poverty in Nova Scotia.

Sheila Block's blog

Sheila Block is Senior Economist at the CCPA Ontario office. Sheila writes on labour markets and public finance. Follow Sheila on Twitter: [url=https://twitter.com/sheila_m_block]@Sheila_M_Block.[/url]

Susan on the Soapbox

Susan Wright is a lawyer with over 26 years of experience in oil, natural gas, petrochemicals and pipelines. She believes that engaged citizens can change the world. She writes a political blog called Susan on the Soapbox. The Soapbox received the 2013 Clawbie award for the best legal blog for a non-legal audience. Follow her on Twitter [url=https://twitter.com/susanspbx]@Susanspbx[/url].

Film Festivals in Toronto (FFIT)

We love films and we love community art initiatives. Film festivals are an amazing way to highlight great art, interesting ideas, important cultural movements, and a fun way to see films. In Toronto there are countless film festivals. We have long-term goals of reviewing at least one film from every film festival in Toronto in one year. Well, not every festival, but we figure TIFF gets a lot of coverage, so with our project we are hoping to put more spotlight on the many small, diverse festivals that also call Toronto home. We're calling this project Film Festivals in Toronto (or FFIT).

Economic Democracy

Gary Engler was an elected union officer with Unifor Local 2000, the B.C. Media Union, before retiring in late 2015. Before spending 20 years as a journalist at the [i]Vancouver Sun[/i], Engler began his writing career as a playwright, with works performed at Theatre Calgary and Factory Theatre Lab. He is the author of one novel, [i]The Year We Became Us[/i] (Fernwood 2012). [i]Economic Democracy[/i] focuses on building the working-class alternative to capitalism.

Tria Donaldson's blog

Tria Donaldson is a youth activist with roots in the environmental movement, the labour movement, and Indigenous Rights. Tria is a senior Communications Officer at CUPE National, and on the board of [i]rabble.ca.[/i]

Aalya Ahmad

Aalya Ahmad likes to blog about feminism, activism, the labour movement and cultural politics. Her sense of social justice is derived from good books and real struggles.

Bound but not gagged

Bound but not gagged is the rabble book lounge blog where you'll find news and views about progressive authors, publishers, bookstores and just about anything books! To read our reviews visit http://rabble.ca/books

Christopher Majka

Christopher Majka studied at Mount Alison and Dalhousie Universities, the Pushkin Institute in Moscow and was a guest researcher at the Edward Gray Institute at Oxford University. He has written extensively for many national and international publications. His scientific work includes over 150 scientific papers and contributions to nine books. He is a review editor for two international publications, a collaborator of the Kaltenbach Lab and director of Democracy: Vox Populi. Majka was a recipient of the Tom Brydges Award from the Ecological Monitoring and Assessment Network, and was included as one of Canadian Geographic's Environmental Scientists of the Year in 2010.

Our Warming World

Our Warming World looks at the everyday ways environmental change is impacting Canadians. From the effects of global warming on tourism to aquatic osteoporosis in Canada's lakes, this series looks at all the little ways in which we interact with our changing natural world.

Democracy Watch's blog

Democracy Watch sets out news, opinion, analysis and proposals for change from Democracy Watch, Canada's leading democratic reform, good government and corporate responsibility organization.

Environmental Defence's blog

Environmental Defence is Canada's most effective environmental action organization. We challenge, and inspire change in government, business and people to ensure a greener, healthier and prosperous life for all. Our vision is to create a world Canadians are proud to pass on to their children. For more information, visit [url=http://environmentaldefence.ca/]EnvironmentalDefence.ca[/url] or follow us on Twitter [url=https://twitter.com/envirodefence]@envirodefence[/url].

Time for change

Gary Shaul has been a political "activist" since the 1970s. He has been involved in a wide range of issues inside and outside of his union focused on labour, human rights, First Nations, the environment and proportional voting. Gary leads an annual Jane's Walk in Toronto called "The Steps of Old Lake Iroquois." He is a member of Fair Vote Canada's National Council.

Mike Fancie's Blog

Mike Fancie is the Yukon NDP’s communications coordinator. He has been involved in and around progressive politics for nearly a decade, most of which he tweeted about. Read this column if you like politics, .gifs and .gifs about politics. And then follow Mike on Twitter at [url=https://twitter.com/FancieTweets]@fancietweets.[/url]

Trish Hennessy's Blog

Trish Hennessy is director of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives' Ontario office. Follow her on Twitter: @trishhennessy

Peggy Nash's blog

Peggy Nash is the former NDP Member of Parliament for Parkdale-High Park. A lifelong activist, she is known for her tireless work to build a better, stronger, and more equal Canada.

Making Waves

Analysis of Canadian water politics by the Council of Canadians' national water campaigner.

MiningWatch blog

MiningWatch Canada is a pan-Canadian initiative supported by environmental, social justice, Aboriginal and labour organizations from across the country. It addresses the urgent need for a co-ordinated public interest response to the threats to public health, water and air quality, fish and wildlife habitat and community interests posed by irresponsible mineral policies and practices in Canada and around the world.

Elizabeth May

Elizabeth May is the Leader of the Green Party of Canada and one of our country’s most respected environmentalists. She is a prominent lawyer, an author, an Officer of the Order of Canada, and a loving mother and grandmother.

What's Left This Week

What's Left is a weekly digest that delivers a quick overview of current news and events. Articles are curated to focus on left-wing issues in Canada, important international struggles and provide useful analysis for workers and activists across the country. [url=http://eepurl.com/be3A99]Subscribe to What's Left[/url] and we promise to send you only one email a week. Follow us on Twitter [url=http://twitter.com/@leftnewsorg]@leftnewsorg[/url].

David Bush's blog

David Bush is a community and labour activist based primarily on the East Coast. Currently he is finishing his Master's in Labour Studies at McMaster University. His blog will be exploring the theoretical and strategic debates facing left-wing activists who are trying to build a better world.

Common Frontiers

Common Frontiers is a multi-sectoral working group that organizes research, educational campaigns and political action on issues related to hemispheric economic social and climate justice.

Northern Plains Drifter

The Northern Plains Drifter is veteran teacher educator Paul Orlowski. After growing up in east-end Toronto, he spent 25 years on the west coast. He now wanders around the northern plains searching for the ghost of Tommy Douglas. Paul believes that the main tenets of social democracy are the best way to fight against the double scourge of neoliberalism and social conservatism. Civil Society is something worth striving for. Follow Paul on Twitter [url=https://twitter.com/npdrifter]@npdrifter[/url].

The Ghomeshi scandal made me remember all the times I was sexually violated

As former CBC talkshow host Jian Ghomeshi goes to trial for four counts of sexual assault this month, Canada is forced to confront its attitudes about sex, consent, and the validity of victims' stories. Each day of February, Svea Vikander, a Canadian radio host and therapist, shares another of her personal experiences of sexual harassment and assault.

Stories from the COP 21 Canadian Youth Delegation

This blog will follow the Canadian Youth Delegation, made up of 18 young people from across Canada, as they set out to attend the COP 21 UN Climate Negotiations this December in Paris. We'll work to shed light on the continued inaction of world governments, but particularly the Canadian government, on climate change and climate justice.

Policy Note

Policy Note delivers timely, progressive commentary on issues that affect British Columbians, including the economy, poverty, inequality, climate change, provincial budgets, taxes, public services, employment and much more. Contributors include staff and research associates from the B.C. Office of the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives (CCPA). The views expressed on this blog are those of the individual contributors and do not necessarily represent the views of the CCPA. Visit the CCPA's Policy Note blog at [url=www.policynote.ca]www.PolicyNote.ca.[/url]

Haiti-Canada Blog

The Haiti-Canada Blog on [i]rabble.ca[/i] is published by two activists with the Canada Haiti Action Network, Roger Annis and Travis Ross. It aims to provide an overview of the political and social situation in Haiti, with special analysis of Canada's presence. Haiti's recovery from the disastrous earthquake in January 2010 has been weak and halting. The political intervention of the big powers continues to block and frustrate the aspirations of Haiti's poor majority.

Dogwood Initiative

Dogwood Initiative is a Victoria-based public interest whose goal is to empower British Columbians to reclaim decision-making power over their air, land and water.

What's the plan?

John Cartwright is the President of the Toronto & York Region Labour Council, representing 200,000 union members in Canada’s largest urban centre.

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