Marianela Ramos Capelo, Digital Freedom Update February 12
From Facebook to Big Telecom to NAFTA, OpenMedia takes stock of what the previous year brought us in digital rights -- both accomplishments and challenges -- and what might come in 2019.
Duncan Cameron February 12
Duncan Cameron
The next Alberta election, whenever it comes, matters a lot. Electing a party headed by a mean, deceitful individual is a terrible risk for all citizens of Alberta.
Rick Salutin February 8
Rick Salutin
What's that crisis in Venezuela about -- in which Canada has meddled so unbecomingly? It's hard to say, because our policy is more hypocritical than principled.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan February 7
The legacy of slavery in the United States lives on in countless, often deadly, ways. Racism, like the shoe polish Virginia's Governor Northam used on his face, can't simply be scrubbed away.
Duncan Cameron February 5
Duncan Cameron
Donald Trump’s state of the union can only be described as being in chaos. Many important facts will not be mentioned in his speech. But despite it all, there are still signs of hope.
Monia Mazigh February 1
Monia Mazigh
There is a double standard in the application of terrorism legislation in cases of Muslims versus non-Muslims in Canada.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan January 31
A new film tells the story of undocumented immigrants who get themselves arrested by federal authorities so they can infiltrate an immigrant detention centre and organize the detainees inside.
Lois Ross January 31
Climate protests in Europe highlight concerns similar to those of small farmers in Canada. Farmers concerned about climate change are calling on a return to smaller, more sustainable farms.
Celia Chandler, Pro Bono January 31
In this third part of a three-part series on medically assisted death in Canada, Celia Chandler describes her husband's final days before his assisted death, and shares her reflections on the process.
Celia Chandler, Pro Bono January 30
In this second part of a three-part series on medically assisted death in Canada, Celia Chandler writes about her partner's terminal illness and the development of assisted dying legislation.
Matthew Behrens January 30
According to a new report, male violence against women has claimed the lives of at least 10,495 women and girls in Canada since 1961, an average of 184 femicides per year.
June Chua January 29
A new documentary by Canadian director Christy Garland chronicles the many pressures and political internalizations of a young woman living in the West Bank.
Celia Chandler, Pro Bono January 29
Columnist Celia Chandler provides a brief history of the legal battle to get medically assisted dying legislation in Canada -- and describes her personal experience with assisted dying.
Duncan Cameron January 29
Duncan Cameron
Not only have two Canadians been arrested on suspicion of committing espionage, China has threatened retribution to trade and commerce if Huawei executive Meng Wanzhou is not released.
Rick Salutin January 26
Rick Salutin
I've developed a new respect for hypocrisy in light of B.C.'s Burnaby South byelection. Not long-lived I hope, but special to this cruddy moment.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan January 24
If the Los Angeles teachers are any indication of what's to come, the privatizers and their champion in Washington, D.C. may have met their match.
Duncan Cameron January 22
Duncan Cameron
The U.S. remains the world's dominant power in every respect, with no serious rival. But that does not stop the U.S. from mounting campaigns of fear and paranoia about potential threats to its power.
Rick Salutin January 19
Rick Salutin
Brexit is hard to take your eyes off, and not just in a slo-mo train wreck way. The issues are difficult, and the more you try to position yourself, the spikier they get.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan January 17
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution -- on Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday -- rejecting "White nationalism and White supremacy as hateful expressions of intolerance."
Linda McQuaig January 17
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau jumped on buying an aging, climate-destroying pipeline, but has shrugged and shown no interest in using taxpayer dollars to create a Canadian-owned automaker.
Brent Patterson January 16
Peace Brigades International provides needed security and support to those on the front lines as activists are killed in record numbers and climate breakdown intensifies.
Duncan Cameron January 15
Duncan Cameron
A core belief of neoliberal capitalists is that government budgets must be balanced to prevent the accumulation of public debt. But is public debt necessarily bad?
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan January 10
"If I can't dance, I don't want to be part of your revolution," are words attributed to thinker and social-justice activist Emma Goldman. The words were on full display in the U.S. Congress last week.
Duncan Cameron January 8
Duncan Cameron
The Liberals are in a tight race with the Conservatives. For Trudeau to prevail and form a second consecutive majority government, the NDP must lose seats to Liberals.
Rick Salutin January 5
Rick Salutin
Comedian Louis C.K.'s unsettling comeback prompts reflections on motives for withdrawing from the spotlight -- and the temptation to return. In this regard, could C.K. learn from pianist Glen Gould?
Monia Mazigh January 4
Monia Mazigh
As Canada heads into a federal election year, the Trudeau government has the opportunity to show moral conviction in global politics by supporting peace and democracy abroad.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan January 3
Netflix's decision to censor an episode of comedian Hasan Minhaj's series, blocking access to it within Saudi Arabia, has implications that ripple far beyond the borders of the Saudi dictatorship.
Rodrigo Samayoa, Digital Freedom Update January 2
If Canada is to remain at the forefront of innovation and freedom, we need a robust net neutrality framework that doesn't benefit those with deep pockets and vested interests.
Rick Salutin December 22
Rick Salutin
I'm not saying China is a mensch and we aren't. Yet it feels like Fu Manchu and the Yellow Peril are back. Where did they go, like Joe DiMaggio, so it seemed they'd vanished forever?
rabble staff December 21
A look back at the year as seen by our columnists, who cast a spotlight on the top issues concerning progressives in 2018.

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