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Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog October 4
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Blog - A change is gonna come October 4
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Doreen Nicoll | Charles Officer's 2016 documentary, "Unarmed Verses," chronicles the life of Francine Valentine, her family and community at a time when urban revitalization threatens their already tenuous survival.
Blog - David Suzuki October 4
Image: Wikimedia Commons/Samuel
David Suzuki | We are now coming to grips with the alarming consequences of losing pollinators, even if it's been difficult to diagnose the multiple causes.
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 - Alberta Diary October 3
American Flag/Photo: University of Missouri System/flickr
David J. Climenhaga | After nearly 530 were injured and 59 killed in yesterday's mass shooting in Las Vegas, the United States looks more and more like a failed state.
Blog - Alberta Diary October 2
Jagmeet Singh/Photo: NDP.ca
David J. Climenhaga | Never mind the federal NDP. Alberta Premier Rachel Notley's job today will be to get ahead of the assault on reason yesterday's truck attack in Edmonton is bound to unleash.
Blog - Activist Communiqué October 2
Photo: Krystalline Kraus
Krystalline Kraus | I believe that Indigenous community members should be able to light a Sacred Fire on Crown land for ceremonial purposes without having to get a permit or pay a fee.
Blog - Alberta Diary October 1
MP Niki Ashton/Photo: Olav Rokne
David J. Climenhaga | Savvy Alberta New Democrats who want to help their provincial party's prospects will support the federal candidate most likely to focus on issues with a positive impact on Alberta.
Blog - Alberta Diary September 29
Kevin Taft and Sheila Pratt/Photo: David J. Climenhaga
David J. Climenhaga | Phase out the oilsands? Either do it on Alberta's terms, or have it done for Alberta, says Kevin Taft, once the leader of the province's Liberal Opposition.
Blog - Cathy Crowe's blog September 28
Homeless activists. Photo: Vince Pietropaolo/Dying for a Home
Cathy Crowe | Fifteen years after the brutal Tent City eviction, advocates still call for housing.
Blog - A change is gonna come September 28
Image: Flickr/United Steelworkers​
Doreen Nicoll | Bill 26, the Domestic and Sexual Violence Act unanimously passed second reading but has been in limbo since October 20, 2016.
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 - David Suzuki September 26
Stegyawden (also known as Hagwilget Peak and the Roche de Boule mountain range) looking across the Bulkley River near its confluence with the Skeena River, Hazelton British Columbia, Canada.
David Suzuki | If we had the humility to learn from nature, using an approach called "biomimicry," we would find far more and better solutions.
Blog - Open Media's blog September 26
Image: OpenMedia
Marie Aspiazu | We thought we'd seen it all, but Bell has pitched an outrageous proposal to protect its outdated model and censor the Internet through NAFTA.
Blog - On The Other Hand September 26
Mike Schubert points to one of Joane Cardinal-Schubert's paintings.
Penney Kome | Esteemed Káínawa artist-activist fought for Indigenous and women artists' recognition, calling out cultural appropriation and the atrocities of the residential school system in 1989.
Blog - The Activist Toolkit Blog September 25
Maya Bhullar, Jessica Squires | On September 22, Macron signed the Loi Travail XXL into law. It would be difficult to overstate the sea change this will represent for French unions.
Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog September 23
rabble staff | rabble is excited to bring you a series of Q&As with NDP leadership candidates, hosted by our discussion forum, babble!
Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog September 23
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Blog - Yves Engler's Blog September 23
Yves Engler | Following a similar move by the Trump Administration, Global Affairs Canada sanctioned 40 Venezuelans on Friday.
Blog - Open Media's blog September 23
Cynthia Khoo and Tracey Ramsey. Image: OpenMedia
Cynthia Khoo | OpenMedia's external legal counsel Cynthia Khoo reports back from meeting with Tracey Ramsey, NDP Critic for International Trade and Vice-Chair of the Standing Committee on International Trade
Blog - Yves Engler's Blog September 22
Image: Flickr/Philip Kromer
Yves Engler | Canadian commentators often claim more Tutsi were killed in the genocide than lived in Rwanda.
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 - Alberta Diary September 21
Photo: Norsk Teknisk Museum, Wikimedia Commons.
David J. Climenhaga | Albertans long ago "decided that a drunken, blow-out dance party today was better than a string of candle-lit dinner parties down the road."
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 - David Suzuki September 19
Image: Wikimedia Commons/Gretar Ívarsson ​
David Suzuki | The one flimsy argument climate change deniers have been holding onto -- that carbon dioxide will make plants grow faster and bigger -- has proven to be a poor one.
Blog - On The Other Hand September 19
Image: Flickr/Lars Plougmann​
Penney Kome | Business magazines warn of mini-market meltdown when loans default. If auto debt drives down the market, even people who never owned cars in their lives will be affected.
Blog - Policy Note September 19
Image: Wikimedia Commons/Qyd
Shannon Daub, Zoë Yunker | Documents indicate that while the Paris talks were underway, the B.C. government launched a closed-door three month-long process with the oil and gas industry to revise and re-write the climate plan.
Blog - Alberta Diary September 18
Image: Flickr/Kyle Pearce
David J. Climenhaga | It turns out the B.C. Liberals' Climate Leadership Plan was drafted by industry representatives in the Calgary boardroom of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers!
Blog - Pulpit and Politics September 16
NDP leadership contender Guy Caron (left) at Ottawa event in August 2017.
Dennis Gruending | Some pundits have written off the NDP leadership race. Here's why they're wrong.
Blog - Alberta Diary September 15
Amanda Wakaruk
David J. Climenhaga | The government has a moral imperative to share information about what it does with its citizenry — why restrict what citizens can do with this information?

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