Photo: flickr/End Immigration Detention Network
rabble news
Apr 26 2016 | by Alyse Kotyk | Nearly 80 detainees staged a hunger strike at the Lindsay, Ontario facility to protest immigration detention and inhumane treatment as indefinite detention remains in Canada.
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rabble news
Apr 26 2016 | by Teuila Fuatai | In part two of her investigation into sheltered workshop programs exploiting intellectually disabled adults in Canada, Teuila Fuatai looks at what is next for the programs and those involved.
Photo: flickr/Angela Rutherford
modest proposal
Apr 22 2016 | by Andrew Dilevics | As population and industries (not to mention corporate greed) continue to increase, the world's oceans are at risk. Here's what you can do today to help decrease ocean pollution.
Photo: flickr/Tony Webster
rabble news
Apr 22 2016 | by Teuila Fuatai | The proposed labour law amendments under Bill 24 that would have affected collective bargaining rights was shelved this month after a successful campaign by New Brunswick unions.
rabble news
Apr 22 2016 | by Lenée Son | Vancouver #OccupyINAC has vowed to stay at the INAC office until the federal government meets the demands of the Attawapiskat Youth Council. On April 19 a rally in support of #OccupyINAC was held.
Rapper Nathan Baya and former PMAA instructor Omar Sanchez on the music video se
rabble news
Apr 21 2016 | by Teuila Fuatai | Last Thursday the SRRA staff voted to decertify the union in its workplace, which previously included the now-shuttered PMAA, a creative space for local youth.
Photo: flickr/Environmental Defence Canada
rabble news
Apr 20 2016 | by Keith Scott | The Chippewas of the Thames First Nation is considering filing an injunction against Enbridge's Line 9 to stop the company profiting off tar sands oil while the two camps are engaged in litigation.
rabble news
Apr 19 2016 | by Lenée Son | On April 17 Black Lives Matter Vancouver gathered for its first event to bring awareness to and protest anti-Black racism in the city. Check out this stunning photo essay of the event!
Amber Slegtenhorst stands out in black while rallying for workers' rights. Suppl
rabble news
Apr 15 2016 | by Teuila Fuatai | Teuila Fuatai spoke with minimum-wage workers across Canada about their job conditions and the fight for $15 and fairness in Canada.
Photo: flickr/PROKenny Louie
rabble news
Apr 15 2016 | by Cory Collins | Sweeping cuts by the Liberal government will have a deep impact across the province's entire society.
Photo: Idle No More Toronto Facebook page
rabble news
Apr 14 2016 | by Alyse Kotyk | Idle No More protesters and allies are occupying Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada offices in Toronto and Winnipeg in solidarity with the Attawapiskat community to demand action.
Photo: flickr/Laurel L. Russwurm
rabble series
Apr 13 2016 | by Alyse Kotyk | Leadnow, Fair Vote Canada and the Every Voter Counts Alliance all call on Canadians to push for an electoral system of proportional representation. Can they make it happen?
Photo: flickr/Howl Arts Collective
rabble interview
Apr 13 2016 | by Paul Weinberg | Gordon Laxer knows Canadian petro politics. In this interview, Laxer discusses Canada's dependency on fossil fuels, the economic situation in Alberta and how to tackle climate change.
Photo: flickr/NCDOTcommunications
rabble news
Apr 12 2016 | by Teuila Fuatai | Thousands of intellectually disabled adults in Canada are earning less than $2 an hour under sheltered workshop programs. Teuila Fuatai investigates the situation.
Art by Andrei Venal, April 1 2016
modest proposal
Apr 12 2016 | by Chaya Ocampo Go | Filipino-Canadian grassroots organizations and their supporters respond to the violence against Filipino farmers.
Photo: flickr/ David Robert Bliwas
rabble news
Apr 8 2016 | by Teuila Fuatai | The federal government's exemption to the Temporary Foreign Workers Program fails to fix underlying problems around unsustainable business practices and workers' rights, argue workers' groups.
rabble news
Apr 8 2016 | by Alyse Kotyk | Combatting Islamophobia in media was the focus of a panel discussion in Vancouver. Urooba Jamal, Itrath Syed and Sunera Thobani shared their firsthand experiences and solutions on how to move forward.
modest proposal
Apr 8 2016 | by Kathleen Copps | The Free Omar Khadr Committee has launched a letter-writing campaign that calls on the Canadian government to finally fully address our obligation to Omar Khadr.
Image: Megaphone Magazine
rabble interview
Apr 7 2016 | by Alyse Kotyk | rabble spoke with Megaphone Executive Director, Sean Condon, about its recent report on homeless deaths in B.C. and what can be done, especially by the provincial government, to end homelessness.
Riad Sabbagh and wife Ibtisam Chabouk
rabble news
Apr 7 2016 | by Teuila Fuatai | Union-sponsored Syrian refugee families waiting for immigration clearance could be settled in Canada by the end of the year following a recent decision to restart application processing.
Photo: The Shore Break
arts/media
Apr 7 2016 | by David Chudnovsky | "The Shore Break" is the award-winning documentary film that tells the tale of the Pondo people and their opposition to the titanium-mining proposal. A fascinating film that opens Friday in Vancouver!
Photo: flickr/ liz west
rabble series
Apr 6 2016 | by Stuart Parker | The voting reform debate in Canada is full of confusing and nonsensical statements about proportional representation. And that's intentional. But here's the truth!
Photo: flickr/ Mike Gabelmann
rabble news
Apr 6 2016 | by Alyse Kotyk | In a decision announced Tuesday, the B.C. Supreme Court refused to grant the Province of B.C. an injunction against SuperIntent City campers.
Photo: flickr/ UN Women
analysis
Apr 5 2016 | by Amira Elghawaby | Amira Elghawaby reports back with a snapshot of the Broadbent 2016 Progress Summit including Gloria Steinem's keynote speech, the need for intersectionality, and xenophobia in Canada.
rabble news
Apr 4 2016 | by David Gray-Donald | Divest McGill and its supporters have been actively applying pressure to the university to divest from fossil fuels. Alumni returned diplomas and withheld financial donations during a week of action.
analysis
Apr 4 2016 | by Fernanda Sánchez Jaramillo | Farmers in Colombia are being systemically detained, say many human rights lawyers. Why is this practice occuring and what is the impact of these mass arrests?
Photo: flickr/ William Pitcher
briefly
Apr 1 2016 | by Michael Stewart | PMO promises controversial project will be "greenest pipeline in the world."
Image: Fight for 15 BC
rabble news
Apr 1 2016 | by Alyse Kotyk | Not an April Fool's Day joke: At $10.45/hour, B.C. has the lowest minimum wage in Canada as of April 1.
Photo: flickr/ abuchanterrell
briefly
Mar 31 2016 | by Victoria Fenner | The money that cable companies are mandated to spend on community production could be put to better use if the CRTC directed funds directly to community media.
Photo: flickr/Robert Couse-Baker
briefly
Mar 31 2016 | by Alyse Kotyk | On Thursday afternoon, the P.E.I. government announced that it will soon provide abortion service on the Island for the first time in almost 35 years.