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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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briefly
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.
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rabble news
Mar 21 2014 | by Julia Smith | The Canadian government has one year to draft new sex work legislation and must consider the risk of HIV infection in this decision. Which model for sex worker legislation is best for preventing HIV?
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rabble news
Mar 20 2014 | by Feeding My Family | Is it really $28 for cabbage and $99 for a whole fish in Nunavut? Yes. About 70 per cent of households are food insecure in Nunavut and we need to speak out about how hunger affects these families.
Graphic: Indigenous Nationhood Movement
rabble series
Mar 20 2014 | by Tasha Beeds | Tasha Beeds' devastatingly beautiful piece on the history of violence against Indigenous people and the colonization of Indigenous territories.
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profile
Mar 20 2014 | by H.G. Watson | Veteran Public Service Alliance of Canada negotiator Hassan Husseini revealed today that he will challenge Ken Georgetti for the president's position at the Canadian Labour Congress.
Graphic: Indigenous Nationhood Movement
rabble series
Mar 19 2014 | by Siku Allooloo | Siku Allooloo passionately states that it is time to step up, take a stand together and create a line to put an end to gender violence and stop violence against Indigenous women.
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rabble news
Mar 19 2014 | by Kathleen Gibson | Food Secure Canada has been watching the Conference Board of Canada's progress on its "Canadian Food Strategy." This work has been under way since 2010 and is about to be unveiled at a third Summit.
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rabble interview
Mar 18 2014 | by Paul Weinberg | Human rights laywer Diana Buttu discusses the future for Palestine and the need to move beyond negotiations with Israel and intensify the BDS movement and hold Israel accountable.
Graphic: Indigenous Nationhood Movement
rabble series
Mar 18 2014 | by Leanne Simpson | In the wake of Loretta Saunders' death, Leanne Simpson discusses gender violence as a core resurgence project, a core decolonization project, a core of any Indigenous mobilization.
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briefly
Mar 18 2014 | by H.G. Watson | Students Against Migrant Exploitation and the United Food and Commercial Workers have been visiting Canadian universities hoping to get people thinking about worker conditions with #NotMyTomato.
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rabble news
Mar 17 2014 | by Meg Borthwick | Canadian non-profits are really seeing love from the Harper government: increases in postage will damage their long-term financial viability and audits cost money and will distract from their mission.
Graphic: Indigenous Nationhood Movement
rabble series
Mar 17 2014 | by Sarah Hunt | Sarah Hunt's impassioned discussion about Loretta Saunders, violence against Indigenous women and the limitations of Canadian law urges us to be accountable to these women and demand real change.
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rabble news
Mar 14 2014 | by H.G. Watson | Negotiations between B.C. and its teachers' union is one more example of how governments create instability by dismantling labour rights.
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politics
Mar 14 2014 | by Leo Panitch | Tony Benn has died at 88. He was a member of the Labour Party, a Member of Parliament for 50 years and a voice for radical democracy and socialism in the UK.
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politics
Mar 14 2014 | by David Mandel | Ukraine is caught between two versions of itself: Stephen Harpers's 'Popular Uprising for Democracy' and Vladimir Putin's 'Fascist Putsch.'
rabble news
Mar 13 2014 | by rabble staff | Yesterday in Toronto a rail blockade was held in solidarity with Tyendinaga and Shawn Brant and their demands for a full, meaningful public inquiry into Canada's Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women.