Rick Salutin January 26
Rick Salutin
Genuine political anger is an asset in politics but also a rarity. That may be why it’s an asset: it rings true amidst falseness, writes Rick Salutin.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan January 26
Yance Ford has just made history. He has become the first transgender director to be nominated for an Academy Award for his documentary "Strong Island".
June Chua January 26
A mysterious door at a Chinese mall became the gateway into a project for Toronto playwright David Yee, whose latest play examines the racialized spaces of those malls and the Chinese diaspora.
Michael Hackl, Pro Bono January 25
With the MeToo movement, many victims are more willing to report sexual harassment and assault. But we are also hearing about instances where perpetrators are trying to silence their victims.
Lois Ross January 24
What we eat definitely has climate impact but there is often more than meets the eye when you consider how to eat sustainably. Here's an easier way to break down your carbon footprint.
Matthew Behrens January 24
January 29 marks the first anniversary of the mass murder of six Muslim worshippers in Quebec City. As the date approaches, Justin Trudeau's government continues to unfairly target Muslims.
Linda McQuaig January 20
The franchise system in Ontario makes it incredibly difficult for workers to join organized labour.
Rick Salutin January 12
Rick Salutin
Israeli novelist Aharon Appelfeld, the Israeli novelist, died last week at 85.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan January 12
A coalition has formed to organize poor people in the United States into what Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. called "a new and unsettling force" to fight poverty.
Monia Mazigh January 12
Monia Mazigh
On January 29, 2018, Canada will commemorate the first anniversary of the shocking murder of six Muslim men in a Quebec City mosque. What has been achieved in the fight against Islamophobia?
Rick Salutin January 5
Rick Salutin
This column's topic, civil servants, may sound boring. But really it's about the surprising, almost entertaining incompetence of the Trudeau government.
Wayne MacPhail January 5
Grasping the true potential of artificial intelligence is like trying to understand how a mantis shrimp sees the world.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan January 4
Erica Garner has died at the age of 27. The loss of this remarkable young African-American woman is incalculable. She was a tireless activist and a mother of two.
Marie Aspiazu, Digital Freedom Update January 2
2017 was a rollercoaster for internet advocates worldwide, filled with both exciting, hard-won victories and devastating decisions that will have ramifications as we come into the new year.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan December 30
The case of Emilio Gutiérrez Soto, who fled Mexico at the risk of assassination, highlights the dangers that journalists still face in speaking out and exposing corruption.
Rick Salutin December 22
Rick Salutin
Net neutrality has become the banner waved by those trying to save the unique virtues of the internet. Unfortunately, there's more gatekeeping on the internet than just by ISPs.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan December 22
Donald Trump describes his new tax bill as "an incredible Christmas gift for hardworking Americans," but in reality it's the largest wealth transfer from the bottom to the top in American history.
Michelle Gregus December 22
Through their reflections, analysis and critiques, rabble columnists brought fresh perspective -- and yes, hope -- to the challenges of a painful year. Read highlights from rabble columns in 2017.
Linda McQuaig December 21
There's an odd disconnect between the way we embrace our pets as family while allowing animals that are similarly sweet and endearing to live miserable lives on factory farms.
Matthew Behrens December 21
Every December, the holiday season is infused with militarism, from the military jet flyovers of sports events and the mini arsenal in your local toy store, to the hijacking of Santa Claus.
Lois Ross December 20
The New Year is just a few weeks away -- a good time for reflection. My resolution this year is going to be all about how I can work towards sustainable eating practices.
Wayne MacPhail December 20
If the developers of new technology don't have a worldview that encompasses the society beyond R&D labs, their blindspot will mean that all but the most affluent will be stumbling about.
Rick Salutin December 16
Rick Salutin
In the U.S., almost everything ends up in litigation because too many Americans lack faith in social or political forces, such as elections, government, unions, parties, social movements.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan December 14
Social movements build power and make change. The Democrats would be wise to heed the lessons of Alabama, from resistance to slavery, to the civil-rights era, to the unexpected victory of Doug Jones.
Shelina Ali, Pro Bono December 14
Last month, the federal government released what it is calling the country's first national housing strategy. From a legal perspective, it's very good news.
June Chua December 11
My Father's Tools is a short documentary about an Indigenous craft that is dying out. Done in cinema vérité style, it begins with a man in the forest, searching for and then cutting down a tree.
Rick Salutin December 9
Rick Salutin
The great feat of public schools is being open to everyone; they offer unique opportunities to learn from those unlike us. That gets lost if school populations are desegregated by program.
Monia Mazigh December 8
Monia Mazigh
Apologies are not monetary gifts or hollow words offered by teary politicians. They are gestures that define our history as a country and restore faith in institutions.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan December 7
Trump, who seems to relish saber rattling and antagonizing opponents like the supreme leader of nuclear-armed North Korea, Kim Jong Un, may be pushing us to the brink of nuclear war.
Ole Hendrickson December 7
Ole Hendrickson
A multinational consortium plans to permanently abandon one million cubic metres of radioactive waste in a giant mound next to the Ottawa River.