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Blog - Alberta Diary September 12
Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Photo: Marc Lostracci/Wikimedia Commons
David J. Climenhaga | It's tempting to see this as a small matter concerning only ambitious politicians in Toronto. But to paraphrase the old saw about the lost $5 bill, it's not the lousy five bucks, it's the principle.
Blog - David Suzuki September 12
Photo: The Searcher/Flickr
David Suzuki | Durability was a prized attribute of clothing and other products. What's happened? Would a child today happily wear a hand-me-down? How many parents even think of passing clothing on that way?
Blog - Alberta Diary September 11
David J. Climenhaga | The rift between Premier Rachel Notley's Alberta New Democrats and the federal NDP led by Jagmeet Singh over the Trans Mountain Pipeline is wide and deep, but it is not unbridgeable -- yet.
Blog - Brent Patterson September 11
Photo by Spielvogel/ Wikimedia Commons
Brent Patterson | To stop climate chaos we need collective action to challenge capitalism. The system that brought us to this dangerous precipice isn't going to rescue us from it.
Blog - Alberta Diary September 11
Ontario Premier Doug Ford announces action to uphold the Better Local Government Act. Photo: Premier of Ontario Photography/Flickr
David J. Climenhaga | Voters now need to ask politicians in what circumstances they would use Section 33. And if you live in Toronto, you should probably grab your pots and pans and hit the streets.
Blog - Activist Communiqué September 10
Krystalline Kraus | The Ontario Chamber of Commerce is calling on Doug Ford to repeal the hiked minimum wage that was implemented by the former Liberal government, right after Ford cancelled the basic income pilot.
Blog - Alberta Diary September 10
Photo: CindyRoss.ca
David J. Climenhaga | Quite far, apparently. Calgary MLA Richard Gotfried defeated candidate Cindy Ross for a United Conservative Party nomination -- after startling revelations about the challenger's past views.
Blog - A change is gonna come September 10
Doreen Nicoll | Astra Taylor takes viewers on the revolutionary journey that is democracy, reminding us that wrestling with ideas and concepts is central to the ongoing struggle to rule ourselves.
Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog September 9
Image: Rise for Climate
Sophia Reuss | On September 8, hundreds of thousands of protestors in 95 countries rallied to demand a swift, just transition to 100 per cent renewable energy.
Blog - Gerry Caplan's blog September 8
Gerry Caplan | Those who know Ford's record are convinced he's determined to open universities to "controversial speakers" such as Holocaust deniers, anti-abortion activists, and far-right radicals.
Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog September 7
Sophia Reuss | Trans Mountain Pipeline project reveals need for reckoning on Indigenous land rights, belated labour day reading, and NAFTA drama.
Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog September 7
rabble staff | rabble.ca is excited to announce its Amplify! event coverage services.
Blog - Brent Patterson September 7
Photo: Almigdad Mojalli (VOA)/ Wikimedia Commons
Brent Patterson | What is the Canadian government's role in the war in Yemen and how did climate change and water scarcity exacerbate the tensions that led to the conflict?
Blog - The Views Expressed September 6
Evans Yellow Old Woman | An open letter from a Calgary-based coalition calls on Rachel Notley to commit to meaningful reconciliation after declaring she would "build this pipeline!" at Calgary Pride in the Park.
Blog - The Journalism Doctor September 6
John Miller | Examining the ethics of the New York Times granting anonymity to a White House insider.
Blog - Brent Patterson September 6
U.S. President Donald Trump and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during their expanded bilateral meeting at the G7 Summit in Charlevoix. Photo: Shealah Craighead/Wikimedia Commons
Brent Patterson | Trudeau spins a "red line" pushed by corporations as the will of Canadians.
Blog - Alberta Diary September 6
Things didn’t look all that cheerful when Alberta Premier Rachel Notley and Premier Justin Trudeau met in Edmonton yesterday (Photo: Chris Schwarz, Government of Alberta).
David J. Climenhaga | The good news, if you're a believer in the Trans Mountain pipeline, is that the judgment of the Federal Court of Appeal in fact provides a roadmap for completing the project.
Blog - The Views Expressed September 5
Buttons from "$15 and Fairness" campaign. Photo: OFL Communications Department/Flickr
Ed Finn | There are sombre facts and figures available that paint a much darker picture of unemployment in this country than the basic statistics alone.
Blog - Alberta Diary September 5
Copy of National Post. Photo: Can Pac Swire/Flickr
David J. Climenhaga | "Who is going to write the headlines and give the scripts to the journos?" asked MP Charlie Angus.
Blog - Yves Engler's Blog September 4
Yves Engler | Canada's proportion of the world's 59 biggest banks is more than 15 times this country's share of global population.
Blog - David Suzuki September 4
David Suzuki | Projects like Trans Mountain and the expanded oilsands development on which they depend conflict with our Paris Agreement commitments to limit greenhouse gas emissions and rising global temperatures.
Blog - Brent Patterson September 4
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Brent Patterson | How can there be justice without a profound rejection of Canada's genocidal actions?
Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog September 4
rabble staff | While we can't have everyone over to show slides of our journey through 2017, we have our annual report up for your perusal.
Blog - The Activist Toolkit Blog September 4
Children boarding school bus. Photo: SouthernWI/Flickr
Maya Bhullar | As we send our kids back to school, let's make sure our MPPs know that we do not support the politicization of our kids' education.
Blog - September 4
Palestinian children peer out from a window in Gaza after Israeli air strikes. Photo: Shareef Sarhan/United Nations Photo/Flickr
Thomas Woodley | The Trump administration's decision to withdraw funding from the UN aid agency for Palestinian refugees is a negotiations non-starter with the worst of intentions.
Blog - Alberta Diary September 3
Rally and march to raise the minimum wage in America. Photo: The All-Nite Images/Flickr
David J. Climenhaga | Despite the herculean efforts of the North American right, it would seem increasing numbers of workers are doing the math.
Blog - Alberta Diary September 3
Alberta Premier Rachel Notley speaks to media. Photo: Premier of Alberta/Flickr
David J. Climenhaga | This is how the rule of law works. If you don't like it, don't demand it.
Blog - Brent Patterson September 1
Brent Patterson | The Trudeau government appears intent and confident that after a short delay it can still proceed with the building of the Trans Mountain pipeline.
Blog - Alberta Diary September 1
David J. Climenhaga | How hard is it to believe that Trudeau's team is prepared to give away the store for the privilege of staying in a rebranded North American Free Trade Agreement?
Blog - Alberta Diary August 31
David J. Climenhaga | The economics of the pipeline project were always pretty dubious, and remain so, despite enormous political capital invested by numerous political players.

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