Photo courtesy of The Awan Family Support Committee
rabble news
Apr 4 2014 | by The Awan Family Support Committee | The Awan family have been in refuge in a Montreal church since August 2013. A year after Bill C-31's implementation, in a context of escalating attacks on refugees, the story of their struggle.
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rabble news
Apr 4 2014 | by Amira Elghawaby | Earlier this month, the Toronto District School Board was in hot water after its plan to help Somali-Canadian youth better succeed in school became controversial.
Photo: flickr/2010 United Way Labour Campaign Breakfast" by United Way of the Lo
rabble news
Apr 3 2014 | by Jim Sinclair | Jim Sinclair, President of B.C. Federation of Labour, responds to the issue of supporting Temporary Foreign Workers and migrant workers' rights in B.C. and states that BCFED supports these workers.
Photo: flickr/Chuck Lee
opinion
Apr 3 2014 | by Nick Fillmore | What are the pros and cons of Earth Hour? Organizers say the event is celebrated by 'millions' of people. Even if this is true, is it actually increasing awareness and 'saving' on electricity?
Photo: flickr/Bryan Jones
politics
Apr 2 2014 | by Ray Silvius | Two questions more politically useful than "Is Putin Hitler" might be: "But what does 'geopolitical disaster' actually mean in the Russian context?" And: "What did Putin actually say?"
image: flickr/Alan Cleaver
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Apr 2 2014 | by H.G. Watson | As Toyota workers in Cambridge and Woodstock prepare to vote on whether to certify Unifor as their union, Unifor hints at what might be in a collective agreement if the workers choose to unionize.
image: flickr/Kevin Simpson
arts/media
Apr 1 2014 | by Meagan Perry | Get ready to cancel your cable. New network takes extraordinary step of hiring a number of Canada's embattled or disgraced politicians to staff pay-per-episode programming.
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politics
Apr 1 2014 | by Robert Leckey | The Supreme Court of Canada advised Harper that his appointment of Marc Nadon was void. Is this a bold assertion of independence and stinging defeat for Harper?
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rabble news
Mar 31 2014 | by Sanita Fejzic | Canada needs to embrace a not so radical idea: free post-secondary education. We need to stop raising tuition fees and instead invest in Canadian education.
image: courtesy of Unifor
briefly
Mar 31 2014 | by H.G. Watson | After months of organizing, today Unifor announced it has officially filed to be the certified bargaining agent of Toyota workers at plants in Cambridge and Woodstock, Ontario.
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in their own words
Mar 31 2014 | by Julia Gillard | Former Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard spoke last Saturday March 29 at the Broadbent Institute's first-ever Progress Summit in Ottawa and her speech was said to rally the Left.
rabble news
Mar 31 2014 | by PowerShift Canada | Several Mi'kmaq women shut down a Maritimes Energy Association briefing in Nova Scotia to protest the Energy East tar sands pipeline and increased fracking pushes in Atlantic Canada.
Photo: flickr/Paul Townsend
rabble news
Mar 28 2014 | by H.G. Watson | Why are Canadian media unions concerned about the potential watering down of CRTC regulations? Why, they're worried about protecting jobs of course!
Photo: flickr/кiт-кaтн Halкeтт
politics
Mar 28 2014 | by Camilo Cahis | Instead of supporting the Conservative demonization of the revolution, the NDP should be working to inform the rest of the labour movement of the Venezuelan revolution's successes.
Photo: flickr/Mary Kosta
politics
Mar 28 2014 | by Roger Rashi | The 2014 People's Social Forum aims to be the launching point for building an extra-parliamentary opposition that will endure long after the conference has ended in August.
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rabble news
Mar 28 2014 | by H.G. Watson | Boom! C-4 Budget bill ends up in court thanks to Public Service Alliance of Canada who announced Thursday that they are mounting a legal challenge.
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politics
Mar 27 2014 | by Phil Elder | The Conservatives have shown a pattern of anti-democratic abuses. Here are 13 examples with two themes: (1) ignoring the rule of law and (2) flouting the traditional processes of democracy.
Photo: flickr/Binuri Ranasinghe
rabble news
Mar 27 2014 | by Maria Kari | When attacks from the Pakistani Taliban moved from 'possibility' to 'real life' journalists and editors scrambled to define what this means for reporting on extremists and the safety of their writers.
Photo: flickr/Elvert Barnes
rabble news
Mar 27 2014 | by H.G. Watson | Toronto Life and The Walrus have shut down their internship programs after the Ontario Ministry of Labour informed them that the programs did not meet the Employment Standards Act.
rabble news
Mar 26 2014 | by Robin Tress | PowerShift Atlantic is happening this weekend! Join the fight for a just and sustainable future and strategize the future of the resistance to Energy East, fracking, offshore drilling and more.
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opinion
Mar 26 2014 | by Rick Goldman | As the middle class fight to stay afloat are the poor sinking? Are the rich getting richer and the poor getting poorer? Canada should be doing more to fight wealth inequality.
rabble news
Mar 25 2014 | by Michelle Reid | Pro-choice organizations in Nova Scotia recently ran a successful grassroots campaign to counteract anti-choice advertising on buses. But who is behind anti-choice ads in Canada?
briefly
Mar 25 2014 | by rabble staff | Today is the National Day of Action to stop the Conservatives' Fair Elections Act. rabble has done some excellent coverage: here are the Top Five posts on the UnFair Elections Act.
Photo: flickr/postbear eater of worlds
politics
Mar 25 2014 | by Craig Scott | MP Craig Scott sees no fewer than 20 serious problems with the Fair Elections Act, but has clustered them into three themes: voter suppression, "fighting" electoral fraud and money and politics.
image: James Di Fiore
in their own words
Mar 25 2014 | by James Di Fiore | I wrote a piece on managing to cast three ballots in a federal election. I am one of eight people convicted of electoral fraud, and I feel bad about where it has led us.
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briefly
Mar 25 2014 | by H.G. Watson | Follow up: The B.C. Labour Relations Board has ruled that the Mexican government blacklisted seasonal agriculture workers who formed a union at their workplace in the lower B.C. mainland.
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opinion
Mar 24 2014 | by Susan Wright | Albertans have witnessed a shocking display of power. Some call it "responsible change" and others call it the abuse of majority power to crush rights of environmentalists and labour unions.
in their own words
Mar 24 2014 | by Lia Tarachansky | Lia Tarachansky says goodbye to her friend Ali Mustafa, a progressive Toronto photojournalist who was killed in Syria March 9.
Graphic: Indigenous Nationhood Movement
rabble series
Mar 21 2014 | by Jana-Rae Yerxa | Jana-Rae Yerxa states that in honour of Indigenous women lost to violence, she will continue to use her voice, not be shamed into silence and refuse to live quietly.
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Mar 21 2014 | by H.G. Watson | Teamsters Canada Rail workers have rejected a second tentative labour agreement Thursday, prompting CN Rail officials to propose that the two parties go to binding arbitration to reach an agreement.