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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
Facebook photo.
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.
Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog August 31
Sophia Reuss | A federal court overruled the government's approval of Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain Pipeline, the U.S. prison strike spreads to Canada, and Doug Ford wages war on the poor.
Blog - The Views Expressed August 31
Steelworkers Toronto Area Council on Labour Day 2017. Photo: United Steelworkers/flickr
Ed Finn | The media are now operated like all other big corporations: their overriding fixation is to maximize profits. They see no way of profiting from in-depth labour coverage, so they have scrapped it.
Blog - Brent Patterson August 31
The Prison for Women in Kingston was opened in 1934 and closed in 2000. Wikimedia photo by Actionhamster.
Brent Patterson | The historic call to close prisons interconnects with movement demands against racism, colonialism and corporate power.
Blog - Yves Engler's Blog August 30
Image: Canadian Armed Forces/Flickr
Yves Engler | The NDP leadership's response to noted war hawk John McCain's death is shameful. Even worse, it reflects a general hostility towards the victims of Western imperialism.
Blog - A change is gonna come August 30
Doreen Nicoll | Burlington City Councillor Vince Fiorito is running on grounded, achievable goals that would help make Ward 1 and the entire City of Burlington a cleaner, more energy efficient, sustainable place.
Blog - Making Waves August 30
Dry, cracked ground. Photo: Trenna S/Flickr
Emma Lui | Many regions across provinces and territories, which are on the traditional territories of Indigenous peoples, have issued drought warnings.
Blog - Brent Patterson August 30
Liberal cabinet ministers Jane Philpott and Catherine McKenna arrive for the cabinet meeting that approved their government’s purchase of the Trans Mountain pipeline. Photo by Brent Patterson.
Brent Patterson | The Liberals repeatedly say that the economy and the environment go hand in hand, but their spin tries to conceal a deception.
Blog - Brent Patterson August 29
Zapatista children. Wikimedia photo by Julian Stallabrass.
Brent Patterson | The fight against climate change now names the need for system change. The same should be true for the fight against neoliberal trade policy.

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