rabble news
Jul 29 2015 | by Raksha Vasudevan | The Ontario Court of Appeal ruled against allowing long-term expats the right to vote, claiming it would be unfair for non-residents to vote on laws. Well here are seven reasons that's untrue.
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opinion
Jul 29 2015 | by Megan Hooft | Canada has received a rebuke from a United Nations treaty monitoring body for its lack of respect for human rights. Canada's charities breathe a sigh of relief.
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rabble news
Jul 29 2015 | by Megan Devlin | Detained, isolated, restrained… killed? The Somali refugee died in custody on June 11 and the CBSA's lips are sealed.
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in their own words
Jul 28 2015 | by rabble staff | What inspires rabble.ca writers? This week we feature a few of rabble.ca's tireless advocates for social justice and media democracy.
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rabble news
Jul 28 2015 | by rabble staff | On Monday July 27, hundreds of demonstrators in Toronto protested anti-Black racism, police violence and the deaths of Jermaine Carby, Andrew Loku and Sandra Bland.
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opinion
Jul 27 2015 | by Peter Biesterfeld | Health Minister Rona Ambrose is "outraged" by the Supreme Court's recent ruling on medical marijuana. Other are outraged at Ambrose's claim that Health Canada requires rigorous safety reviews.
in their own words
Jul 24 2015 | by Rita Wong | Rita Wong is a woman of Canadian citizenship and Chinese descent. She attended the sixth annual Unist'ot'en Action Camp in northern B.C. Read about her experience here.
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opinion
Jul 24 2015 | by Nick Fillmore | Given the seriousness of the crisis as it is now being described internationally, it is difficult to understand how Toronto's protests and climate talks were allowed to be so meaningless.
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rabble news
Jul 24 2015 | by Megan Devlin | UN says Canada needs to end indefinite detention of migrants and ensure those from "safe countries" have access to hearings.
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opinion
Jul 23 2015 | by Mahli Brindamour |, | by Ryan Meili | Over 13,000 Northern Saskatchewan residents have been forced to leave their homes due to forest fires. The cause of those fires? Many experts are pointing to climate change as the likely culprit.
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rabble news
Jul 22 2015 | by James Wilt | Canada's premiers have elected to push tar sands expansion over emissions reductions, making the quest to escape the status of environmental pariah considerably more difficult.
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analysis
Jul 22 2015 | by Gordon Laxer | The premiers must do more to fight global warming than adding verbal hot air.
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rabble news
Jul 21 2015 | by Megan Devlin | Barrick Gold's gold, silver and copper mines for the Pan Am medals are under fire for alleged environmental and human rights violations.
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analysis
Jul 21 2015 | by Joshua Davidson | Kate Burnham made headlines when she decided to sue her former employer for an ongoing slate of sexual harassment incidents over a span of 16 months.
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politics
Jul 20 2015 | by Azeezah Kanji | The nine-month-long investigation into the problem of radicalization and violent extremism in Canada unsurprisingly exemplifies the problems with the Conservatives' approach to counterterrorism.
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rabble news
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in their own words
Jul 16 2015 | by Joseph Robertson | During the Climate Summit of the Americas, officials from Ontario and 22 other jurisdictions around the hemisphere came together to share knowledge, explore new ideas, and agree to shared action.
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rabble interview
Jul 16 2015 | by Steve Cornwell | In a rabble interview, OFL President Sid Ryan discusses the emerging movement for jobs, justice and the climate.
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opinion
Jul 16 2015 | by Jan Slomp | Those who want to put global trade agreements ahead of made-in-Canada solutions are treating trade as a sacred cow, when really it's just bull.
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analysis
Jul 15 2015 | by Nick Fillmore | What would you do if a massive project ran $1.1 billion over budget? Well, that's the situation Ontario taxpayers are left in with the Pan Am Games.
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rabble news
Jul 15 2015 | by Megan Devlin | They have 96 days, an RV and sheer determination. Postal worker union members are driving across Canada to stop cuts and save home mail delivery.
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analysis
Jul 14 2015 | by Megan Hooft | The federal government purports to represent democracy and support human rights. However, marginalized people are struggling to be heard and charities that support them are being victimized.
rabble news
Jul 14 2015 | by Megan Devlin | Progressives gathered for discussions and workshops on everything from Big Oil to austerity to anti-racism and human rights.
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rabble news
Jul 13 2015 | by Megan Devlin | New reports citing indefinite detention, unfair review processes and a mounting death toll among detainees in custody reveal the dark world of immigration detention in Canada.
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in their own words
Jul 10 2015 | by rabble staff | Three rabble.ca writers are here to tell you why they choose to write for rabble, and why you should choose to support it.
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rabble news
Jul 10 2015 | by Ella Bedard | Summer has all the big labour stories of the year back in the news. Whatever happened to...? you can find out right here.
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rabble news
Jul 10 2015 | by Ella Bedard | The Senate may have passed anti-union Bill C-377, but the labour movement will continue to fight for labour rights in Canada. Here's how.
analysis
Jul 9 2015 | by Stefan Christoff | Both the crisis and movement against austerity in Greece are important here in Canada because of the very real impacts deep austerity policies have had.
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rabble news
Jul 9 2015 | by Ella Bedard | Tall cans may be back on the table for unionists if Crown Holdings workers vote to accept the offer reached late Wednesday night.
in their own words
Jul 8 2015 | by Ann Wright | After five days of sailing on the Freedom Flotilla III, Ann Wright landed... in Greece. Why? Read her personal account of the journey.