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rabble news
May 31 2016 | by Sophia Reuss | Parliament has begun its review of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program and has only heard from two migrant workers. Francisco Motoo spoke to rabble about his experience.
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rabble interview
May 30 2016 | by Teuila Fuatai | Too many jobless workers are not getting the help they need through EI. Labour reporter Teuila Fuatai discusses why with Canadian Labour Congress senior economist Angella MacEwen.
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rabble news
May 27 2016 | by Sophia Reuss | The ongoing land rights disputes and pattern of racial discrimination has pushed the Lubicon Lake Nation to resubmit a UN human rights complaint and meet with Alberta's Indigenous Relations Minister.
Photo: flickr/Jason Truscott
rabble news
May 27 2016 | by Teuila Fuatai | Canada's public sector unions have called on the Trudeau government to implement interim measure to ensure progress at the bargaining table.
Photo: Rachel Sanders
arts/media
May 26 2016 | by Megan Devlin |, | by Rachel Sanders | With a revitalized mural program and rumours of an upcoming mural festival, Vancouver is seeing more colour on its streets and will hopefully start to shed its reputation as "no fun city."
Photo: twitter/@KevinShimmin
rabble news
May 26 2016 | by Sophia Reuss | Actions in Ottawa and Montreal target CANSEC 2016 and Canada's involvement in the global arms trade, specifically the controversial deal with Saudi Arabia.
Photo: flickr/The Javorac
rabble news
May 25 2016 | by Kylie Kendall | The abortion drug Mifepristone will soon be available in Canada. However prohibitive restrictions from Health Canada may temper the drug's overall effectiveness and use.
Image: Amanda Taylor
rabble news
May 24 2016 | by Albert Van Santvoort | Some members of the transgender community can't help but feel institutionally overlooked after the 2016 census failed to include options for transgender people.
Photo: flickr/Tony Webster
briefly
May 24 2016 | by Teuila Fuatai | After four months on strike, the Halifax Chronicle Herald newspaper company has agreed to meet with its striking workers on Friday. The workers' union states it doesn't have "high expectations."
Photo by Ion Etxebarria
rabble news
May 21 2016 | by Sophia Reuss | The majority of co-ops face expiring operating agreements. Once the funding runs dry, more than 50,000 Canadians will face a housing crisis.
Image: Flickr/Joka Madruga
rabble news
May 20 2016 | by Cory Collins | Amidst a dire economic situation and Rousseff's suspension in Brazil, Venezuela declares a state of emergency and accuses the U.S. of a coup plot.
Image: Facebook/Sadiq Khan
analysis
May 19 2016 | by Neil Faulkner | London's newly elected mayor Sadiq Khan might indicate a victory for multiculturalism and anti-racism, but he also represents New Labour's degraded neoliberalism.
Image: Facebook/Gaetan Barrette
briefly
May 19 2016 | by Sophia Reuss | Demonstrations and fundraising continues in Quebec City to save the Cooperative de solidarité SABSA from closing its doors due to lack of funding.
Photo: Tania Liu/flickr
rabble interview
May 19 2016 | by Teuila Fuatai | Qualifying for employment insurance based on your postal code is not working. Carleton University economist Frances Woolley discusses why with rabble labour reporter Teuila Fuatai.
Rueben George about to talk to media about the NEB recommendation.
briefly
May 19 2016 | by Michael Stewart | "This issue is too important to leave up to industry or politicians to decide," said Dogwood campaigner Kai Nagata.
Photo: Stephen Day/flickr
rabble news
May 18 2016 | by Teuila Fuatai | Canada's postal system is under review, and creating a postal banking system is a major talking point. rabble labour reporter Teuila Fuatai looks at how postal banking has worked out in New Zealand.
briefly
May 17 2016 | by Sophia Reuss | #StatusNow actions during Parliament's review of the TFWP will demand reforms that grant temporary foreign workers mobility, voice and equality.
politics
May 16 2016 | by Resh Budhu | On May 19, Canada's Parliamentary Poet Laureate George Elliott Clarke joins educators and activists to speak to the theme of Canada: A Different Story at the fourth annual Tommy Douglas Institute.
Image: Alyse Kotyk
rabble news
May 16 2016 | by Alyse Kotyk | Over 800 Canadians, organized by Greenpeace and 350.org, took action outside a Kinder Morgan facility in Burnaby, B.C. as part of the international Break Free from Fossil Fuel movement.
Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall
analysis
May 16 2016 | by Teuila Fuatai | The Liberals' extended employment insurance benefits to regions suffering higher-than-normal jobless rates have reignited a debate around the entire program. rabble's labour reporter investigates.
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rabble news
May 13 2016 | by Sophia Reuss | FRAPRU organized a week of occupation across Quebec to demand recognition of the right to housing and increases in government funding for social housing.
Photo: flickr/rabble.ca
rabble interview
May 12 2016 | by A. Splawinski | Janaya Khan, an organizer with the Toronto chapter of #BlackLivesMatter, discusses interacting with the media, the Freedom School, and how boxing can teach people more than just how to throw a punch.
Image: YouTube/Young Medicine
rabble series
May 12 2016 | by Jennifer Dalton | Indigenous electoral disengagement is rooted in discrimination and marginalization, which have perpetuated alienation and discouraged Indigenous people from participating in Canadian elections.
Screenshot: Google maps
rabble news
May 10 2016 | by Laura Brightwell | Last Monday, an arsonist attacked Canada's only sex reassignment surgery provider, and no one is talking about it.
Photo: flickr/Fotomovimiento
in their own words
May 9 2016 | by Nikolaos Gryspolakis | Nikolaos Gryspolakis gives his first-hand account of participating in the refugee solidarity movement in Greece. Here he shares refugees' stories and his experience during this time.
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analysis
May 9 2016 | by Mathieu Murphy-Perron | Pierre Karl Péladeau resigned abruptly last week from the Parti québécois. Mathieu Murphy-Perron addresses what this means for Quebec politics, and he does not mince his words.
Photo by Ion Etxebarria, Concordia University Television (CUTV)
rabble news
May 9 2016 | by Sophia Reuss | Solidarity Across Borders staged an occupation of the Montreal office of the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) on Tuesday, May 3 to demand status for all.
Photo: flickr/Lenee Son
rabble interview
May 6 2016 | by A. Splawinski | An interview with Janaya Khan, an organizer with BLMTO, about how they address criticism, how activism differs in Canada vs. the U.S. and how diverse tactics are necessary to achieve Black liberation.
Photo credit: Dusty Lane Photography
rabble news
May 6 2016 | by Teuila Fuatai | Suncor Energy has ceased operations due to safety concerns for employees and has begun demobilizing non-critical staff.
Photo: flickr/hobvias sudoneighm
briefly
May 6 2016 | by Teuila Fuatai | A new collective agreement for the Toronto City public library workers is in the final steps of ratification.