municipal governmentSyndicate content

Photo: Luke Walker/flickr
| October 12, 2016
Photo: BC Gov Photos/flickr
| September 22, 2014
Photo: BC Gov Photos/flickr
| March 28, 2014

Not Rex: Unions fight back against amalgamation

Former Ontario Premier Mike Harris' "Common Sense Revolution" was supposed to decrease the size and cost of government. Actually, As Humberto "Not Rex" Murphy sees it, amalgamation was supposed to wrap up public services into a nice package with a big box for privatization. Otherwise, why would you force small efficient municipal government to merge into mega-cities against their will?

Comments

We welcome your comments! rabble.ca embraces a pro-human rights, pro-feminist, anti-racist, queer-positive, anti-imperialist and pro-labour stance, and encourages discussions which develop progressive thought. Our full comment policy can be found here. Learn more about Disqus on rabble.ca and your privacy here. Please keep in mind:

Do

  • Tell the truth and avoid rumours.
  • Add context and background.
  • Report typos and logical fallacies.
  • Be respectful.
  • Respect copyright - link to articles.
  • Stay focused. Bring in-depth commentary to our discussion forum, babble.

Don't

  • Use oppressive/offensive language.
  • Libel or defame.
  • Bully or troll.
  • Post spam.
  • Engage trolls. Flag suspect activity instead.
Photo: League of Women Voters of California LWVC/flickr
| March 17, 2014
Photo: BC Gov Photos/flickr
| March 3, 2014

'We have to make sure that economically we're free': Worker self-management in Jackson, Miss.

Ajamu Nangwaya participated in the recent Eastern Conference for Workplace Democracy 2013, speaking about the potential for worker self-management in the City of Jackson, Mississippi, following the historic election Chokwe Lumumba as mayor. This article, Part 1 of 2, is based on Ajamu Nangwaya's presentation to the conference, and is part of our ongoing focus on labour and workers' issues this week on rabble.ca.

*

embedded_video

Comments

We welcome your comments! rabble.ca embraces a pro-human rights, pro-feminist, anti-racist, queer-positive, anti-imperialist and pro-labour stance, and encourages discussions which develop progressive thought. Our full comment policy can be found here. Learn more about Disqus on rabble.ca and your privacy here. Please keep in mind:

Do

  • Tell the truth and avoid rumours.
  • Add context and background.
  • Report typos and logical fallacies.
  • Be respectful.
  • Respect copyright - link to articles.
  • Stay focused. Bring in-depth commentary to our discussion forum, babble.

Don't

  • Use oppressive/offensive language.
  • Libel or defame.
  • Bully or troll.
  • Post spam.
  • Engage trolls. Flag suspect activity instead.
Photo: Robert Ciavarro/flickr
| July 22, 2013
| May 30, 2013
Columnists

Rob Ford and the civic value of embarrassment

Photo: Shaun Merritt/flickr

Cultivate Canada's media. Support rabble.ca. Become a member.

There's something to be said for the value of embarrassment. (There'd better be, considering how often it visits us.) I'm thinking especially of the civic value of embarrassment, in the Rob Ford context. This week it came at us from Jon Stewart on The Daily Show and other late-night comics. But Stewart is the one who smarts, he has an actual viewpoint. Jimmy Kimmel and Leno just make topical references to public figures and move on.

Comments

We welcome your comments! rabble.ca embraces a pro-human rights, pro-feminist, anti-racist, queer-positive, anti-imperialist and pro-labour stance, and encourages discussions which develop progressive thought. Our full comment policy can be found here. Learn more about Disqus on rabble.ca and your privacy here. Please keep in mind:

Do

  • Tell the truth and avoid rumours.
  • Add context and background.
  • Report typos and logical fallacies.
  • Be respectful.
  • Respect copyright - link to articles.
  • Stay focused. Bring in-depth commentary to our discussion forum, babble.

Don't

  • Use oppressive/offensive language.
  • Libel or defame.
  • Bully or troll.
  • Post spam.
  • Engage trolls. Flag suspect activity instead.
Syndicate content