rabble series
Jul 29 2014 | by Michael Stewart | In Vancouver, activists from all manner of grassroots movements have organized themselves under a socialist banner called the "Left Front," and they're aiming to change the face of municipal politics.
Photo courtesy of Occupy.com
politics
Jul 29 2014 | by Maryam Adrangi | Grassy Narrows First Nation will head to the Ontario Legislative Building in Toronto on July 31 and are calling on support to join them "in a walk for clean water and Indigenous rights."
Photo: flickr/OTA Photos
rabble series
Jul 29 2014 | by Joyce Nelson | In 2012, Harper was (loudly) musing about cutting $24 billion to deal with the deficit (that he created). But even the CRAs said the cuts weren't necessary! The pundits? They didn't say a thing.
Photo: flickr/DAVID HOLT
opinion
Jul 29 2014 | by Bahija Réghaï | Is writing about Operation Protective Edge in 2014, writing about Operation Pillar of Defense in 2012, writing about Operation Cast Lead in 2008? Bahija Réghaï says yes.
Photo: flickr/DAVID HOLT
analysis
Jul 28 2014 | by Paul Weinberg | Is the war in Gaza really about Israel stopping a Palestinian unity government? Experts weigh in on the war in Gaza.
Photo: flickr/PJ Starr
politics
Jul 28 2014 | by Sandra Ka Hon Chu | A new study launched at the International AIDS Conference concludes that decriminalizing sex work could avert nearly one-third of new HIV infections among sex workers and their clients.
Photo: End Immigration Detention Network facebook group
briefly
Jul 28 2014 | by Miriam Katawazi | UN monitoring body urges Canada to adopt the 90-day limit on detentions that is common among numerous other nations to minimize human rights violations.
Photo: flickr/AndYaDontStop
briefly
Jul 25 2014 | by Kaitlin McNabb | It's Friday. It's time to feel good. We've got what you need: mozzarella sticks, movie references, protest wins and new podcasts.
Photo: Miriam Katawazi
briefly
Jul 25 2014 | by Miriam Katawazi | The Indigenous Walking Tour took place Wednesday July 23 with the purpose of assisting with healing and reconciliation by providing a resource for Indigenous people and non-Indigenous people.
Photo: flickr/Adam Nieman
analysis
Jul 25 2014 | by Paul Di Stefano | The invasion of Gaza must not be detached from the history of Israeli occupation. We have to recall the history of colonization in Palestine.
Photo: flickr/Andrew_Writer
opinion
Jul 25 2014 | by Lyndsay Kirkham | When Lyndsay Kirkham overheard a conversation between two men in the tech industry discussing women's roles in the workplace, the blatant discrimination and sexism didn't seem all that surprising.
Photo: flickr/torbakhopper
analysis
Jul 25 2014 | by Mary Ann Davis | The WorldPride Human Rights Conference had a shocking statement: International anti-gay groups have become stronger and more organized than international LGBTI groups fighting for equality.
Photo: People's Social Forum
briefly
Jul 25 2014 | by Miriam Katawazi | The weekend-long pre-People's Social Forum Media Bootcamp starts on July 26. It will provide free workshops and training in radio, live-streaming, interviewing, editing, social media and photography.
Photo: flickr/401(K) 2012
rabble series
Jul 24 2014 | by Joyce Nelson | What happens when credit rating agencies downgrade nations' sovereign debt? It seems to force government to further deregulate, privatize and cave to right-wing neoliberal economic agenda.
Photo: flickr/GGAADD
analysis
Jul 23 2014 | by Jim Manly | The Conservatives have become more and more unbalanced in their support for extremist Israeli actions, and opposition parties, fearing a Zionist reaction, have also been thrown off balance.
Photo: flickr/Tyler Nienhouse
analysis
Jul 23 2014 | by Bill Tieleman | The political equation driving Premier Christy Clark is solved. The B.C. Liberals have already saved $100 million from the teachers' strike. Money that can be spent anywhere but education, it seems.
Photo: wikimedia commons
rabble series
Jul 22 2014 | by Joyce Nelson | In part one of this three-part series on rating the rating agencies, Joyce Nelson looks at the role the Big Three CRAs had in the economic crisis.
Photo: John Cameron
rabble news
Jul 21 2014 | by Cory Collins | There is an attempt to build a luxury home on Grace Islet, B.C. On a Coast Salish burial site. Yes, really.
Photo: flickr/Joe Cressy
opinion
Jul 18 2014 | by Adam Riggio | When we think of political concepts as plots on a grid, we all lose. To truly understand someone's politics, more precise questions about their actual political and moral principles need to be asked.
Photo: flickr/Craig C.
briefly
Jul 18 2014 | by Kaitlin McNabb | WOMEN. All we're doing is getting abortion clinics funded, being awesome at basketball, becoming superheroes and stopping antiquated sex-ed. We're a fearsome bunch.
Photo source: Lana Payne
rabble news
Jul 18 2014 | by Meg Borthwick | This year's CLC convention saw women play a pivotal role in determining the outcome of the convention. Here, several women labour union leaders weigh in on the transformative experience.
Photo: flickr/Amir Farshad Ebrahimi
analysis
Jul 18 2014 | by Waleed Ahmed | The Israel media machine may have you believe it is justified in its attack on Gaza and has the right to defend itself. But why are rockets being fired into Israel in the first place?
Photo: Flickr/401K
rabble news
Jul 17 2014 | by Meagan Perry |, | by Miriam Katawazi | Agreements to waive registration fees may ease access to non-emergency care for uninsured patients and refugees, but some hospitals won't sign on.
Photo: flickr/Amir Farshad Ebrahimi
analysis
Jul 16 2014 | by Canadians for Justice and Peace in the Middle East | The media depiction of the events occurring in Israel and Palestine are lopsided. So, here are a few points to provide better context and more balanced information about the conflict.
rabble series
Jul 15 2014 | by Jesse Cullen |, | by Tiffany Balducci | In one of the birthplaces of the Canadian labour movement, We Are Oshawa is reconnecting with its namesake's deep social unionist roots.
Photo: flickr/Howl Arts Collective
briefly
Jul 15 2014 | by Free Grassy | Need more information about Grassy Narrows' Supreme Court case? Read these five quick facts and pass them along.
Photo: flickr/g4ll4is
opinion
Jul 15 2014 | by Michael Geist | Some may still disagree with the policy rationale or the privacy balance struck by CASL. However, what should be obvious to all is that the law is about far more than just harmful spam.
Photo: flickr/Howl Arts Collective
rabble news
Jul 14 2014 | by Christina Gray | The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled on Grassy Narrows, but the fight is not over yet.
Photo: Miriam Katawazi
rabble news
Jul 14 2014 | by Miriam Katawazi | This weekend, protests were held across Canada to demand a stop to Israel's bombing campaign on Gaza.
Photo: flickr/freezelight
opinion
Jul 14 2014 | by Michael Geist | Michael Geist comes to the defence of Canada's new anti-spam legislation. He argues in part one of this feature that spam is still a problem, and the new law will help.