blogs

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

Most Recent Posts

Council-of-Canadians's picture
Standing Rock inspires Canadian mobilization against extreme pipelines | Dec 7 2016 | Mark D'Arcy | Standing Rock has become the spark for an awakening of the human spirit, for a grassroots mobilization of peoples that is growing across North America and the world against extreme pipelines.
policyfix's picture
It's time to give back to Manitoba's North | Dec 7 2016 | Lynne Fernandez | Governments need to move away from throwing public money at private corporations that do not have a meaningful commitment to the North's people and land.
djclimenhaga's picture
A 'merger' between the Alberta Party and the Progressive Conservatives? Unlikely | Dec 7 2016 | David J. Climenhaga | No one would really mind if the leader of the Alberta Party crossed the floor of the Legislature to join the Progressive Conservatives … because no one would really care.
Behind The Numbers's picture
Canada's most vulnerable people are being denied access to banking services | Dec 7 2016 | Joe Fantauzzi | Low-income residents of Canada face a significant double standard when it comes to accessing banking services despite urgently wanting them.
djclimenhaga's picture
Conservative leaders duck and cover in wake of disgraceful anti-carbon rally | Dec 6 2016 | David J. Climenhaga | Chris Alexander wasn’t waving his finger in time with the chanters, he said yesterday. He was trying to get the crowd to stop. Seriously, I'm not making this up.
David Suzuki's picture
Indigenous people hold the key to caribou survival | Dec 6 2016 | David Suzuki | One thing governments could do to ensure caribou survive and thrive in the face of development: listen to the people who have shared the area with caribou for countless years.
Doreen Nicoll's picture
While mourning École Polytechnique we must remember Canada's largest, ongoing femicide | Dec 6 2016 | Doreen Nicoll | Aboriginal women and girls have been victims of large-scale femicide for the past 150 years.
Behind The Numbers's picture
When will we address Canada's sexual assault problem? | Dec 6 2016 | Kate McInturff | Every December 6, we remember the women who lost their lives in the brutal and targeted attack at École Polytechnique. Have we learned from the past?
Dennis Gruending's picture
Justin Trudeau 'disengaged' on nuclear weapons file | Dec 3 2016 | Dennis Gruending | Canada has voted against a UN recommendation to launch negotiations aimed at prohibiting nuclear weapons. Critics say Justin Trudeau has not "engaged" in the issue.
Doreen Nicoll's picture
World class chefs turn food waste into culinary masterpieces for those in need | Dec 2 2016 | Doreen Nicoll | "Theatre of Life" brings homeless people, sex workers, refugees, drug addicts and common people together to break bread in a unique dining experience in Milan.
PolicyNote's picture
Confronting the neoliberal addiction to colonialism, consumption, and greed | Dec 2 2016 | Vanessa Brcic | The enculturation of fear and hatred helps people avoid confronting suffering with a veil of illusory self-protection.
melwatkins75's picture
Weeks later, the global cost of electing Trump is still huge | Dec 2 2016 | Mel Watkins | How about a wall to keep the bearers of bad ideas out?
djclimenhaga's picture
Wildrose defence of Christian home schooling group unravels on news of operators' big salaries | Dec 2 2016 | David J. Climenhaga | How the Wildrosers will try to spin these embarrassing circumstances to prove the private sector is always more efficient than the public sector remains to be seen.
Brent Patterson's picture
Poor protection of waterways paved the path for Trudeau's pipeline approvals | Dec 1 2016 | Brent Patterson | The Harper government gutted the former Navigable Waters Protection Act and other environmental protections in 2012, which paved the way for major energy project approvals.
Council-of-Canadians's picture
Experts tell Wynne to clean up mercury in Grassy Narrows -- no justification in further delay | Dec 1 2016 | Mark Calzavara | Some of the world's top scientists are refuting claims by Ontario Premier Kathleen Wynne that attempts to clean up mercury contamination in Grassy Narrows First Nation could make the situations worse.
policyfix's picture
The role of housing and wrap-around supports for newcomer families in Winnipeg | Dec 1 2016 | Jill Bucklaschuk | The Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization of Manitoba (IRCOM) stands out as an exemplary model in the fight to seek sustainable and healthy housing solutions as it builds inclusive communities.
IJV's picture
Israel-Palestine: What has caused the crisis and how can we bring an end to it? | Nov 30 2016 | Independent Jewish Voices, Sid Shniad | A look at the history of anti-Semitism and the different responses to it can point us in the direction of a resolution to this crisis.
Krystalline Kraus's picture
Potential for winter war at the Standing Rock camps | Nov 30 2016 | Krystalline Kraus | One of the key concerns is demonstrating in the middle of winter, which was the all-too-familiar cause of most Occupy camp shutdowns as temperatures dropped.
djclimenhaga's picture
The Pipeline File: NDP's 'social license' approach worked where Conservative shouting failed | Nov 30 2016 | David J. Climenhaga | Canada's Liberal government has approved two new pipelines from Alberta, saying they wouldn’t have done it without the Alberta NDP’s climate leadership efforts.
Doreen Nicoll's picture
Gratitude to those who know that violence against women is not just a women's issue | Nov 30 2016 | Doreen Nicoll | It's November 30, the last day of Woman Abuse Prevention Month in Ontario and the sixth day of the United Nations 16 Days of Activism against Gender Based Violence.