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opinion
Feb 5 2014 | by Justin Podur | Egypt was ruled by the Mubarak dictatorship for 30 years before the people managed to overthrow him in 2011. Mubarak was not overthrown by the Internet.
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politics
Feb 4 2014 | by Peter Goffin | Kittens, sweater vests and spectacles: don't get sucked in by Harper's nerdy antics! This facade is merely a way for Harper to distract attention from his horrible policy manoeuvers.
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press release
Feb 4 2014 | by PEN Canada | Today PEN Canada voiced concern for the Canadian journalist Mohamed Fahmy who has been referred, to trial, along with 19 of his colleagues, on charges linked to terrorism.
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opinion
Feb 3 2014 | by Steve D'Arcy | Does the emergence of a new activist vocabulary reflect a learning process, so that we think of new terms as more sophisticated and illuminating than the 'jargon' of the 1960s and 1970s?
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rabble news
Jan 31 2014 | by H.G. Watson | In December, Alberta passed two bills restricting labour activities in the province. On Tuesday January 28, a temporary stay was issued on Bill 46 due to an appeal by the AUPE.
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in their own words
Jan 31 2014 | by Nydia Dauphin | A whirlwind of debate has happened after the Dominican Republic's Constitutional Court ruled to strip Dominicans of Haitian descent of their citizenship.
Poster: No One Is Illegal
rabble news
Jan 31 2014 | by Hasan Alam |, | by Shireen Soofi | On December 28, 2013, Lucia Vega Jimenez committed suicide in the custody of the Canadian Border Services Agency. This latest migrant death prompts demands for immigration reform and public inquiry.
press release
Jan 31 2014 | by Maggie's Toronto Sex Workers Action Project | Several sex workers' organizations have joined together to condemn the recent police activities that use deception and intimidation to investigate trafficking and exploitation.
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rabble news
Jan 30 2014 | by Todd Ferguson | Would raising the minimum wage in Canada result in huge job losses? Well according to minimum wage and unemployment rates, it appears not.
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opinion
Jan 30 2014 | by Michael Geist | Concerns with telecom secrecy have become particularly pronounced in recent months and Canadians are now demanding companies come clean about where our data goes.
rabble interview
Jan 30 2014 | by Christina Turner | Indigenous filmmaker Helen Haig-Brown is profiled in this intimate and compelling piece discussing the inspiration behind her work and her latest project 'My Legacy.'
rabble interview
Jan 29 2014 | by Greg Macdougall | The Lubicon Lake Nation have shifted from road bloackades to court appeals in their fight against PennWest fracking operations for their land rights, after the Lubicon were served an injunction.
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in their own words
Jan 29 2014 | by Dr. Lisa Tomlinson | Rob Ford speaking Jamaican may enhance his image as "down-to-earth" (not), but it should not discourage us from critically examining issues such as politicians friending socially marginalized groups.
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politics
Jan 28 2014 | by Shannon Houle | Controversy over 'Got Land? Thank an Indian' gear and an RCMP response to a walk protesting an Alberta oil spill got Shannon Houle writing about Canada's treaty literacy.
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briefly
Jan 28 2014 | by rabble staff | Activist and folk singer Pete Seeger has died at the age of 94. Seeger was well known for his Grammy award-winning music and commitment to progressive causes.
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rabble news
Jan 28 2014 | by Sanita Fejzic | With the extreme weather this year and the staggering rates of homelessness, Canada, more than ever, needs to adopt a national housing strategy because housing is a basic human right.
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rabble news
Jan 27 2014 | by Sheryle Carlson | On January 16, elected members from all major political parties agreed that coal-fired power needs to be phased out in Alberta.
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rabble news
Jan 24 2014 | by H.G. Watson | CUPE National President Paul Moist finally delivered answers to the former residence fellows organizers from Carleton about why their campaign was stopped at the behest of CUPE's national office.
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rabble interview
Jan 24 2014 | by Ferrukh Faruqui | At the Reviving the Islamic Spirit Conference in Toronto, Dr. John Esposito and Dr. Tariq Ramada spoke about the depiction of Muslims in society and the issues with the Quebec charter of values.
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opinion
Jan 23 2014 | by Haseena Manek | Why have organizations representing students not addressed the issues of islamophobia and sexism at York University? Sexism is sexism and Islam is not sexist, refusing to work with female peers is.
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politics
Jan 23 2014 | by Alex Neve |, | by Béatrice Vaugrante |, | by Yonatan Gher | Harper's recent spectacle seemed to cement his relationship with Israel during his recent visit. How disappointing that Israel's human rights shortcomings did not make it to the show.
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rabble news
Jan 22 2014 | by H.G. Watson | Is minimum wage bad for your health? A report found that amongst people who made less than $40,000/year, only 40 per cent said they lived in good health.
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rabble news
Jan 22 2014 | by Cory Collins | The fate of Labatt brewery workers in St. John's, Newfoundland remains uncertain as the strike by its approximately 50 employees (NAPE Local 7004) has dragged on since April.
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politics
Jan 22 2014 | by Alex Grant |, | by Mike Palecek | Cuts at Canada Post may well become the symbol of Stephen Harper’s austerity. The anger and discontent that has built up within Canadian society needs to be organized into a mass movement.
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rabble news
Jan 21 2014 | by Sally Miller | If UPOV '91 is pushed through this winter by the Harper government, it would be another victory for the transnational companies, like Monsanto, that seek to privatize agricultural supplies.
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external story
Jan 21 2014 | by H.G. Watson | In this award-winning article from March of 2013, Cord Community Edition Editor-in-Chief H.G. Watson explores the controversial topic of unpaid internships.
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opinion
Jan 20 2014 | by Muna Mire | Muna Mire writes that Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrates more than one man's vision, and there's a message in that for all of us: Take the myth, look at the reality and then get to work.
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rabble news
Jan 17 2014 | by Jocelyn Formsma | This week, the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal heard from Elder Robert Joseph that there is a connection between residential schools and the large number of Indigenous children in child welfare.
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rabble news
Jan 16 2014 | by John Dupuis | The Department of Fisheries and Oceans science library recently consolidated 11 locations to four. What does this say about the Harper government, the actions at DFO and the future of libraries?
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rabble news
Jan 16 2014 | by Josh Hawley | Co-op residents await the effects of Bill 14 that allows co-ops to bring evictions before the Landlord and Tenant Board and leaves residents without a neutral organization to report transgressions.