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in their own words
Jun 25 2015 | by Christina Gray | This week Christina Gray was the first person to wear her regalia instead of a barrister's robe at her call to the bar in Ontario. Here, in her own words, is how she decided to take action.
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Jun 24 2015 | by Ella Bedard | An apology is required. A new book by Gary Kinsman sheds light on a dark chapter in Canada's history, as those persecuted begin to demand redress for decades of surveillance and harassment.
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Jun 22 2015 | by Miriam Katawazi | Christina Gray will set a strong precedent when she is called to the bar this week. The law student will wear her First Nation's regalia when she attends the ceremony.
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Jun 22 2015 | by Megan Devlin | Court upholds ruling: discrimination complaints to professional bodies can be heard at Ontario Human Rights Tribunal as well.
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Jun 19 2015 | by Ella Bedard | As precarious work becomes the new normal, Ontario's Labour Ministry is running consultations before reforming legislation.
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Jun 19 2015 | by Ella Bedard | Unionized and non-unionized workers find a common front in struggles against precarious labour.
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Jun 19 2015 | by Ella Bedard | Invisible No More is the latest campaign from SEIU fighting for rights for cleaning staff. They are asking for $15 an hour and some basic labour standard guarantees.
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Jun 18 2015 | by A. Splawinski | Ontario wants students to learn more about Indigenous culture. Kelly Crawford is an author who is working to develop educational materials that take on the systemic issues that Indigenous people face.
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Jun 17 2015 | by Joshua Davidson | NDP MP Dennis Bevington led a motion calling for urgent reform to the Nutrition North food subsidy program because it is not serving the community properly. The motion was defeated on June 8. Why?
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Jun 17 2015 | by Megan Devlin | Queen's professor and Indigenous activist Robert Lovelace has joined the Freedom Flotilla III to Gaza.
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politics
Jun 17 2015 | by Leehi Yona | With the conclusion of last week's UN Bonn conference on climate change, what will it take to reach a fair and ambitious agreement this winter at the COP21 Paris negotiations? 
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opinion
Jun 17 2015 | by various | Last April, Chippewas of the Thames First Nation filed with the Federal Court of Appeal to challenge the National Energy Board approval of Line 9.
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opinion
Jun 16 2015 | by Michael Geist | A budget implementation bill is an unlikely place to make major changes to Canadian privacy law. Except, that's exactly what's happening with Bill C-59.
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arts/media
Jun 15 2015 | by Megan Devlin | rabble.ca reporter Megan Devlin attended the Toronto stop of Train of Thought, an artistic journey across Canada exploring treaties and decolonization.
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analysis
Jun 15 2015 | by Judy Kennedy | Earlier this month, it was announced that the federal government is continuing to appeal a decision which could change the way the Bank of Canada is governed.
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rabble news
Jun 12 2015 | by Ethel Tungohan | The Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario found Presteve Foods guilty of abusing temporary foreign workers. This victory is important, but more needs to be done to change the "employer-driven" system.
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politics
Jun 12 2015 | by Leehi Yona | Canada must take responsibility for its massive contribution to climate catastrophe in vulnerable countries. Its current commitment falls far, far short of what is needed.
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Jun 12 2015 | by Ella Bedard | As Cape Breton remembers its labour struggles, workers in other parts of the country fight on.
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Jun 12 2015 | by Ella Bedard | In the age of globalization, with a shrinking manufacturing industry, teachers, nurses and civil servants are the new faces of labour.
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Jun 11 2015 | by Steve Cornwell | Kinder Morgan has faced strong resistance across B.C., and Chilliwack is no different, where community organizers rally support to protect water and fish from the Trans Mountain pipeline.
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opinion
Jun 11 2015 | by Nick Fillmore | In view of the lack of real commitment to fighting climate change by the world's most powerful nations, holding global warming to two degrees appears to be a monumental challenge.
Imaged used with permission from Jules Koostachin.
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Jun 10 2015 | by Megan Devlin | Shannen Koostachin died in 2010, but the young activist fought for a school for Attawapiskat youth. A fundraising campaign to create a monument to Koostachin's work is underway.
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politics
Jun 9 2015 | by Ajamu Nangwaya | We need to embrace an organizing approach to fight carding and end the general brutality of the cops against the Black community. Here are 11 elements that can be used.
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rabble news
Jun 5 2015 | by Ella Bedard | Sick days should be collectively bargained for, not legislated. Federal public sector unions say that the budget implementation bill violates their Charter rights.
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Jun 5 2015 | by Mattha Busby | As Canada Post continues to report profits, many question why changes to services, mainly removing door-to-door delivery and increasing stamp prices, are still in place.
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in their own words
Jun 5 2015 | by Christina Gray | The week prior to the closing of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, I thought to myself: "This is the last one, there's not going to be another one of these again."
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Jun 5 2015 | by Ella Bedard | With several strikes ongoing and the federal election on its way, this is shaping up to be a riotous summer.
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Jun 4 2015 | by Paul Weinberg | Power outages kill Gazan hospital patients. Canadian doctors have a plan to help: solar.
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Jun 3 2015 | by Toby Zanin | Rotstein may have ultimately lost more political battles than he would have liked, but what a witty and determined exemplar this intellectual warrior was.
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in their own words
Jun 2 2015 | by Viji Murugaiyah | The Harper government has been spending millions on employment services, while hypocritically devaluing and underfunding support systems for immigrants and migrant workers in Canada.