Photo by Ion Etxebarria
rabble news
May 21 2016 | by Sophia Reuss | The majority of co-ops face expiring operating agreements. Once the funding runs dry, more than 50,000 Canadians will face a housing crisis.
Image: Flickr/Joka Madruga
rabble news
May 20 2016 | by Cory Collins | Amidst a dire economic situation and Rousseff's suspension in Brazil, Venezuela declares a state of emergency and accuses the U.S. of a coup plot.
Image: Facebook/Sadiq Khan
analysis
May 19 2016 | by Neil Faulkner | London's newly elected mayor Sadiq Khan might indicate a victory for multiculturalism and anti-racism, but he also represents New Labour's degraded neoliberalism.
Image: Facebook/Gaetan Barrette
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May 19 2016 | by Sophia Reuss | Demonstrations and fundraising continues in Quebec City to save the Cooperative de solidarité SABSA from closing its doors due to lack of funding.
Photo: Tania Liu/flickr
rabble interview
May 19 2016 | by Teuila Fuatai | Qualifying for employment insurance based on your postal code is not working. Carleton University economist Frances Woolley discusses why with rabble labour reporter Teuila Fuatai.
Rueben George about to talk to media about the NEB recommendation.
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May 19 2016 | by Michael Stewart | "This issue is too important to leave up to industry or politicians to decide," said Dogwood campaigner Kai Nagata.
Photo: Stephen Day/flickr
rabble news
May 18 2016 | by Teuila Fuatai | Canada's postal system is under review, and creating a postal banking system is a major talking point. rabble labour reporter Teuila Fuatai looks at how postal banking has worked out in New Zealand.
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May 17 2016 | by Sophia Reuss | #StatusNow actions during Parliament's review of the TFWP will demand reforms that grant temporary foreign workers mobility, voice and equality.
politics
May 16 2016 | by Resh Budhu | On May 19, Canada's Parliamentary Poet Laureate George Elliott Clarke joins educators and activists to speak to the theme of Canada: A Different Story at the fourth annual Tommy Douglas Institute.
Image: Alyse Kotyk
rabble news
May 16 2016 | by Alyse Kotyk | Over 800 Canadians, organized by Greenpeace and 350.org, took action outside a Kinder Morgan facility in Burnaby, B.C. as part of the international Break Free from Fossil Fuel movement.
Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall
analysis
May 16 2016 | by Teuila Fuatai | The Liberals' extended employment insurance benefits to regions suffering higher-than-normal jobless rates have reignited a debate around the entire program. rabble's labour reporter investigates.
Image: Flickr/Abdallahh
rabble news
May 13 2016 | by Sophia Reuss | FRAPRU organized a week of occupation across Quebec to demand recognition of the right to housing and increases in government funding for social housing.
Photo: flickr/rabble.ca
rabble interview
May 12 2016 | by A. Splawinski | Janaya Khan, an organizer with the Toronto chapter of #BlackLivesMatter, discusses interacting with the media, the Freedom School, and how boxing can teach people more than just how to throw a punch.
Image: YouTube/Young Medicine
rabble series
May 12 2016 | by Jennifer Dalton | Indigenous electoral disengagement is rooted in discrimination and marginalization, which have perpetuated alienation and discouraged Indigenous people from participating in Canadian elections.
Screenshot: Google maps
rabble news
May 10 2016 | by Laura Brightwell | Last Monday, an arsonist attacked Canada's only sex reassignment surgery provider, and no one is talking about it.
Photo: flickr/Fotomovimiento
in their own words
May 9 2016 | by Nikolaos Gryspolakis | Nikolaos Gryspolakis gives his first-hand account of participating in the refugee solidarity movement in Greece. Here he shares refugees' stories and his experience during this time.
Photo: wikimedia commons
analysis
May 9 2016 | by Mathieu Murphy-Perron | Pierre Karl Péladeau resigned abruptly last week from the Parti québécois. Mathieu Murphy-Perron addresses what this means for Quebec politics, and he does not mince his words.
Photo by Ion Etxebarria, Concordia University Television (CUTV)
rabble news
May 9 2016 | by Sophia Reuss | Solidarity Across Borders staged an occupation of the Montreal office of the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) on Tuesday, May 3 to demand status for all.
Photo: flickr/Lenee Son
rabble interview
May 6 2016 | by A. Splawinski | An interview with Janaya Khan, an organizer with BLMTO, about how they address criticism, how activism differs in Canada vs. the U.S. and how diverse tactics are necessary to achieve Black liberation.
Photo credit: Dusty Lane Photography
rabble news
May 6 2016 | by Teuila Fuatai | Suncor Energy has ceased operations due to safety concerns for employees and has begun demobilizing non-critical staff.
Photo: flickr/hobvias sudoneighm
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May 6 2016 | by Teuila Fuatai | A new collective agreement for the Toronto City public library workers is in the final steps of ratification.
Photo: flickr/Province of British Columbia
rabble news
May 3 2016 | by Alyse Kotyk | Trudeau said working with the provinces and territories will be the cornerstone of the climate change approach. But B.C. is ignoring recommendations that could limit carbon pollution. What now?
Photo: TAWC: Toronto Airport Workers' Council facebook group
rabble news
May 2 2016 | by Teuila Fuatai | Toronto airport workers celebrated May Day with a rally demanding equal pay for equal work, $15 minimum wage, sick days and an end to precarious work.
Photo: Parkdale libararians Miranda Huska and Portia Dodds in action
rabble news
Apr 29 2016 | by Teuila Fuatai | Library workers prepare for a looming strike deadline on Monday May 2 as key issues like job security and funding are negotiated this weekend. Teuila Fuatai spoke with two workers about the situation.
rabble news
Apr 29 2016 | by Lenée Son | The Council of Mothers and its supporters have ended their occupation of INAC Vancouver after Carolyn Bennett and Mélanie Joly agreed to meet with the group and discuss their demands.
rabble news
Apr 29 2016 | by Sarah Beuhler | A new pilot project in B.C. aims to address the risks associated with work and raise awareness about young workers' rights in the workplace.
Photo: flickr/iwishmynamewasmarsha
rabble news
Apr 28 2016 | by Teuila Fuatai | Workers across Canada and around the world today stand united in the fight for better health and safety in the workplace.
rabble series
Apr 27 2016 | by Anita Nickerson |, | by Antony Hodgson | What do you need to know about implementing proportional representation in Canada? Well for starters, the main differences between Single Transferable Vote (STV) and Mixed-Member Proportional (MMP).
Photo: flickr/antefixus21
analysis
Apr 27 2016 | by Chavon Niles |, | by Ilaneet Goren | Denying people with disabilities the right to live in Canada reinforces the stereotype that disability is a "burden." We need to change this rhetoric and exclusion.
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Apr 27 2016 | by Alyse Kotyk | "uOttawa has achieved something historic." On Monday, the University of Ottawa became the first Canadian university to commit to fossil fuel divestment.