Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan January 19
A worldwide campaign petitioned Barack Obama to grant clemency to Chelsea Manning, the longest-held whistleblower in U.S. history. This week Obama issued his decision to free Manning.
Matthew Behrens January 19
Those who wish to honour and preserve life on the planet are up against government and private sector players who view actions to protect the land, air and water as terrorist acts.
Wayne MacPhail January 18
Wayne MacPhail
When we think about robots, we worry that, like Transformers, they will be hulking, dangerous machines. But what if they are more subtle? What if they just steal our jobs?
Duncan Cameron January 17
Duncan Cameron
Her scholarly work identified the links between capitalism, imperialism and militarism, but she expected more than recognition as a thinker. Rosa Luxemburg wanted to change the course of history.
Rick Salutin January 13
Rick Salutin
What makes you part of a community is those concrete connections, known to you and acknowledged by others. It isn't the stories you hear or tell, pace Boyden.
Ava Lightbody January 13
Ava Lightbody
The wild and wayward life of a tiny, disproportionately lively square of parkland in Toronto's west end has a lesson to teach us about the rewards of relinquishing control.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan January 12
Sen. Sessions has been consistent throughout his career. The Senate Judiciary Committee should be equally consistent and reject Sessions as attorney general.
Jim Stanford January 12
Jim Stanford
If Trump can rewrite international economic treaties on the strength of a few tweets, then we can do the same thing -- but only if we build a political movement with the same confidence and power.
Julie Devaney January 12
Julie Devaney
The argument for home care was that it was giving the people what they want. So why are patients now being asked to leave their homes to access care after being discharged from hospitals?
Duncan Cameron January 10
Duncan Cameron
Higher American interest rates will push the U.S. dollar up and lower the already weak Canadian dollar further. Expect the Trump administration to target Canada for currency manipulation.
Rick Salutin January 6
Rick Salutin
Like the Clintons and Blair, Trudeau exudes empathy for the excluded -- while clinging fiercely to (free) trade deals.
Murray Dobbin January 6
To enact transformational change we have to radically shift the way we engage people and move away from presenting them with problems to talking about possibilities.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan January 5
President Obama can use his immense power of the presidential pardon to de-escalate the war on immigrants, which otherwise, under Trump, threatens to get immeasurably worse.
Pro Bono, Brian Iler January 5
Charities, as advocates for the public interest, should be at least as unfettered as the voices of private interests when engaging in advocacy that advances their charitable purposes.
Wayne MacPhail January 4
Wayne MacPhail
If all you do is consider AirPods earphones, you limit your ability to think expansively about what they could be, and what they presage.
Duncan Cameron January 3
Duncan Cameron
Whatever the public relations designs for marking this 150th year for Canada, it should also allow for extended critical reflection on what history has to suggest for Canadian politics today.
David Christopher, Digital Freedom Update January 2
David Christopher
2017 is here, and it's clear it will be a make-or-break year for Internet freedom. Let's take a look at some of the big challenges ahead.
Rick Salutin December 30
Rick Salutin
Stories about fake news as a major problem, are fake news.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan December 30
The President-elect's vague tweet set off alarms around the world, necessitating a cadre of his inner circle to flood the airwaves with now-routine attempts to explain what their boss "really meant."
Rick Salutin December 23
Rick Salutin
England used to be the heart of the world's ruling empire. It imposed its self-serving version of "peace" everywhere. Nothing's left now but culture.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan December 23
Whereas President Barack Obama is honouring the tradition of the peaceful transfer of power, North Carolina Republicans are taking a different path.
rabble staff December 23
Make no mistake. It was a challenging year for progressives and everyone working for a better world. Fortunately, rabble's columnists were there to bring perspective to the year's events.
Linda McQuaig December 22
In an age when the rich demand a fast lane to the front of every line, it will require resolve and determination to preserve our medicare system.
June Chua December 22
June Chua
Norwegian film organizations and unions have banded together in an international call for help in the case of a Palestinian filmmaker, Mohamed Jabaly, who could be deported Dec. 30.
Matthew Behrens December 21
Despite the daily barrage of patriarchal terrorism in our own neighbourhoods, the self-styled feminist government of Justin Trudeau acts in a manner inconsistent with the extent of the crisis.
Lois Ross December 20
Lois Ross
For more than 25 years, Cuba has been modelling its food production on agroecology and applying organic agriculture to a multitude of small-scale projects. It's time we took note.
Duncan Cameron December 20
Duncan Cameron
The climate of Cold War fear-mongering now prevailing in the U.S. is reminiscent of the 1960s, a decade when big issues were made intelligible by songs composed by Bob Dylan.
Murray Dobbin December 16
The economics profession has become a self-satisfied apologia for the plunder of society's wealth by the greedy and ruthless 1% -- the "masters of mankind."
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan December 15
The Electoral College meets Dec. 19, when its 538 members cast their votes. The hope of many Trump opponents is that at least 37 Republican electors will vote for someone else.
Wayne MacPhail December 14
Wayne MacPhail
A lot shifted in 2016 -- our perception of who we are, what we share, how smart we want our devices to be, and what truth and news really are. It was a little like waking up in a Black Mirror episode.

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