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rabble news
Dec 20 2013 | by Jessica Rose | Trust us, you don't have to be a craft expert to avoid consuming this holiday. Here are just a few of the many ways to keep your holiday gifting sustainable, ethical and economical.
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in their own words
Dec 20 2013 | by Jessica Rose | For the second year in a row, my dad's side of the family committed to buying second hand, which meant combing thrift stores, vintage boutiques, flea markets and antique stores for the perfect gift.
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modest proposal
Dec 20 2013 | by Joyce Green |, | by Michael Burton | We propose that Canadians adopt a 12-step program for a post-colonial future, marked by the reinvigoration of Indigenous sovereignties, with elements of the settler state's structure and processes.
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year in review
Dec 20 2013 | by rabble staff | It was an eventful year in rabble columns, with insights from some of the leading progressive voices in Canada. We look back at the year in columns and highlight some of the top picks.
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briefly
Dec 20 2013 | by rabble staff | The Supreme Court of Canada has voted unanimously today to strike down Canada's anti-prostitution laws and give Parliament one year to come up with new legislation.
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opinion
Dec 20 2013 | by Nick Fillmore | When the next big financial crisis hits the world economy and Canadian banks are in distress -- as they were during the 2008 financial crisis -- the bank-using public will have plenty to worry about.
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in their own words
Dec 19 2013 | by Chengiah Ragaven | Nelson Mandela remains preeminent amongst revolutionary political leaders who fought against imperialism, colonialism and racism. Chengiah Ragaven reflects on the man, the leader and the legacy.
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press release
Dec 19 2013 | by Justice for Roma Refugees | Roma refugee families in Ontario hung a banner off a pedestrian bridge insisting that 'Romas are not bogus refugees.'
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year in review
Dec 19 2013 | by H.G. Watson | From the Canadian Senate to Bangladesh and back to Canadian retailers, the labour movement made headlines. H.G. Watson covered it all for rabble.ca. Here are her top five for 2013.
briefly
Dec 19 2013 | by Jenny Uechi | The National Energy Board ruled to approve the controversial Enbridge Northern Gateway pipeline today at a media lock-up event in Calgary. The pipeline was approved with 209 conditions.
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rabble news
Dec 18 2013 | by Fraser McDonald | The holiday season is upon us! Hours of operations have been expanded, seasonal workers have been hired and retailers are making the big bucks. But at what cost does all this come?
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in their own words
Dec 18 2013 | by Chris Crass | Dumbledore's army was a force that could not be beaten. What made it so successful? Chris Crass looks at the value of organizations in the last installment of social justice lessons from Harry Potter.
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opinion
Dec 18 2013 | by Faisal Moola | If the Canadian government would really like to honour Nelson Mandela's legacy then the true enfranchisement of Canada’s First Peoples would be a fitting and enduring testament.
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modest proposal
Dec 18 2013 | by Kyle Buott | This is the moment that will defeat Stephen Harper and send the Conservatives packing. Canadian labour, and its supporters, must stand up for the postal workers and demand change.
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rabble news
Dec 17 2013 | by Chanelle Gallant | December 17 mourns sex workers affected by violence and celebrates those who continue the struggle to end it. What are sex workers in local communities doing to end violence and to create justice?
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rabble news
Dec 17 2013 | by Jason Russell | The recent announcement of the Kellogg factory closure in London, Ontario has spurred on questions about Canada's deindustrialization and increasing dependance on precarious employment.
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opinion
Dec 17 2013 | by Jonathan Cook | An opinion on the complex legacy of Nelson Mandela and the division between his actual actions and thoughts and what certain people choose to appropriate from his legacy.
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in their own words
Dec 17 2013 | by Chris Crass | Hermione Granger's feminist leadership plays an essential role in battling Voldmort's forces of oppression. Chris Crass talks about why feminist leadership is important for the success social justice.
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rabble news
Dec 16 2013 | by Paul Weinberg | The organizers at Gaza's Ark have purchased a boat and have begun converting it into a cargo ship to provide aid to Palestinians still facing a humanitarian struggle in Gaza.
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in their own words
Dec 16 2013 | by Chris Crass | Lessons in activism from Harry Potter? In part 4, Chris Crass is talking Hogwarts, the Order of the Phoenix and Building Movement for Justice.
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opinion
Dec 16 2013 | by Nick Fillmore | The next major threat to financial systems is likely to come from reckless investors gambling with derivatives -- the same betting vehicles that contributed to the 2008 financial collapse.
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rabble news
Dec 13 2013 | by Mac Scott |, | by Tings Chak | On December 14, people will fast for 24 hours to protest the indefinite detention of migrants being held in a maximum-security prison in Lindsay, Ontario.
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opinion
Dec 13 2013 | by Nick Fillmore | Big banks involved in the 2008 recession continue their greedy, and at times, corrupt behaviour, which could lead to another economic crash that Canadian banks may not be able to weather.
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in their own words
Dec 13 2013 | by Chris Crass | If you know Harry Potter, you’ll know that when you need a spell to get you through there’s nothing like letting your light shine strongly. This is the third of six articles. Expecto Patronum!
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briefly
Dec 13 2013 | by H.G. Watson | Over 4,000 personal support workers walked off the job on Wednesday December 11 to protest for a living wage.
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in their own words
Dec 12 2013 | by Chris Crass | If you know Harry Potter, you’ll know that the power of love is the practice of freedom. In this second of six articles Chris Crass explains how.
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rabble news
Dec 11 2013 | by H.G. Watson | The recent announcement that the Leamington Heinz factory will be closing next year prompts the question 'Well, can the workers form a co-op or stage a worker takeover of the factory?'
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opinion
Dec 11 2013 | by Nick Fillmore | Giant banks have apparently learned very little from the 2008 collapse. Many of them are carrying on with the same overly risky and even illegal activities that led to the crisis in the first place.
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in their own words
Dec 11 2013 | by Chris Crass | We can all break free from Voldemort's systems of oppression. In this first of six articles, lessons to be learned from Harry's battle for social justice.
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briefly
Dec 11 2013 | by H.G. Watson | CUPW is calling on Canadians to contact their MPs if they feel that Canada Post's decision to reduce postal services should be reversed.