rabble news
Jun 3 2016 | by Steph Wechsler | "Today we want action. We just want the premier to say 'I'm going to clean this river!'" chanted Chief Simon Fobister Sr. at River Run 2016.
Photo: flickr/Jon S
rabble news
Jun 3 2016 | by Teuila Fuatai | Talks broke off Wednesday after management rejected the union offer and counter-offered with an agreement even worse than the one proposed in January.
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rabble news
Jun 3 2016 | by Sophia Reuss | Migrant worker justice groups have long advocated for an overhaul of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program. RAMA is calling special attention to the plight of agricultural workers in B.C.
Photo: flickr/Premier of Alberta
rabble news
Jun 3 2016 | by Teuila Fuatai | Workers are returning back to the Fort McMurray area after the devastating wildfire. Ken Smith describes the return and current issues facing his union.
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analysis
Jun 2 2016 | by Ryan Donnelly | The deadline for the assisted dying legislation is coming up quick. But, if Bill C-14 isn't passed, is that really such a bad thing?
Photo: Steph Wechsler
rabble news
Jun 1 2016 | by Steph Wechsler | "Every day that goes by without justice for Grassy Narrows is another attack on the land," said Avi Lewis. A new report shows the mercury contamination can be cleaned up in the Wabigoon-English River.
Photo: flickr/Steve Rhodes
rabble news
Jun 1 2016 | by Sophia Reuss | We spoke with Amnesty International Canada about Amnesty's new policy on protecting the human rights of sex workers, which rejects the Nordic model.
Photo: Flickr/Tony Webster
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Jun 1 2016 | by Teuila Fuatai | The HTU, representing 57 editorial staff currently on strike, announced this afternoon a week of negotiations with management at the Halifax Chronicle Herald had ended unsuccessfully.
Photo: Twitter: Gustavo Monteiro/@GuMonteiro
rabble news
May 31 2016 | by Sophia Reuss | Parliament has begun its review of the Temporary Foreign Worker Program and has only heard from four migrant workers. Francisco Mootoo spoke to rabble about his experience.
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rabble interview
May 30 2016 | by Teuila Fuatai | Too many jobless workers are not getting the help they need through EI. Labour reporter Teuila Fuatai discusses why with Canadian Labour Congress senior economist Angella MacEwen.
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rabble news
May 27 2016 | by Sophia Reuss | The ongoing land rights disputes and pattern of racial discrimination has pushed the Lubicon Lake Nation to resubmit a UN human rights complaint and meet with Alberta's Indigenous Relations Minister.
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rabble news
May 27 2016 | by Teuila Fuatai | Canada's public sector unions have called on the Trudeau government to implement interim measure to ensure progress at the bargaining table.
Photo: Rachel Sanders
arts/media
May 26 2016 | by Megan Devlin |, | by Rachel Sanders | With a revitalized mural program and rumours of an upcoming mural festival, Vancouver is seeing more colour on its streets and will hopefully start to shed its reputation as "no fun city."
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rabble news
May 26 2016 | by Sophia Reuss | Actions in Ottawa and Montreal target CANSEC 2016 and Canada's involvement in the global arms trade, specifically the controversial deal with Saudi Arabia.
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rabble news
May 25 2016 | by Kylie Kendall | The abortion drug Mifepristone will soon be available in Canada. However prohibitive restrictions from Health Canada may temper the drug's overall effectiveness and use.
Image: Amanda Taylor
rabble news
May 24 2016 | by Albert Van Santvoort | Some members of the transgender community can't help but feel institutionally overlooked after the 2016 census failed to include options for transgender people.
Photo: flickr/Tony Webster
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May 24 2016 | by Teuila Fuatai | After four months on strike, the Halifax Chronicle Herald newspaper company has agreed to meet with its striking workers on Friday. The workers' union states it doesn't have "high expectations."
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.
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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.
briefly
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.
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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.
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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.