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rabble news
Jun 6 2014 | by Joyce Nelson | The fact that the Ontario Liberal government will consider options to potentially privatize key electricity transmission and distribution assets should be a primary focus of the election. Right?
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briefly
Jun 6 2014 | by Kaitlin McNabb | It's Feel Good Friday and we've got those good vibes you need. Great activism successes, the positive effects of wage increases and spelling bee semifinalist intros set to wrestling theme music.
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rabble news
Jun 5 2014 | by Cory Collins | The firing of Dr. Robert Buckingham for criticizing the University of Saskatchewan's 'TransformUs' plan has brought up questions of academic freedom.
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in their own words
Jun 4 2014 | by Željko Paradžik | Severe floods ravaged Bosnia two weeks ago, becoming the second time the people of Bosnia have had to experience something as perilous as the gory war almost two decades ago.
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opinion
Jun 4 2014 | by Michael Geist | Canadians haven't given up on digital privacy. But the Canadian government sure has!
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rabble news
Jun 4 2014 | by Sanita Fejzic | A new project, Access Mental Health for Youth in Atlantic Canada, seeks to study the barriers and facilitators of youth mental health in hopes of finding ways to improve the system.
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rabble news
Jun 3 2014 | by H.G. Watson | Even God's work is precarious work and that's why United Church priests are organizing to join unions. Unifor's community chapters act as an organizing mechanism for these workers.
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rabble series
Jun 3 2014 | by Denise Martins | How can the labour movement unite and broaden its reach? The Ontario Common Front, a project of the OFL, might be part of the answer to this question.
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rabble interview
Jun 3 2014 | by Paul Weinberg | Author and journalist Max Blumenthal recently visited Canada to discuss the Israel-Palestine conflict and if Israel can exist as both Jewish and democratic.
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rabble news
Jun 2 2014 | by Joyce Nelson | The Harper Cabinet appointed Bruce Carson to hold business conferences on "cheap, clean" power in Canada. In the U.S., a forum on energy had been scheduled in secrecy and Alison Redford attended.
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briefly
May 30 2014 | by Kaitlin McNabb | Woot! It was a pretty good week in the good news department: MRA concert cancelled, water justice served, racist mascots put in their place and Reading Rainbow may be coming back!
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rabble news
May 30 2014 | by Steve Cornwell | Nuclear proponents got the one-two punch on May 14 when the Federal Court nullified the approval of up to four new reactors at Darlington Station. Most called it "common sense," others, not so much.
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rabble news
May 30 2014 | by Amy Cohen |, | by Elise Hahn | The racist immigration laws and labour policies that caused family separation and damage in the Chinese community continue to inflict these damages on migrant workers' families.
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rabble news
May 30 2014 | by H.G. Watson | In part three of this special feature on precarious workers, H.G. Watson looks at organizations attempting sectoral and geographic approaches to organizing.
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press release
May 29 2014 | by Canadian Literacy and Learning Network | Where does the Harper government cutbacks buck actually stop? Nowhere it seems, as the government quietly collapses the literacy and essential skills network.
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politics
May 29 2014 | by Edward C. Corrigan | Minister of Citizenship and Immigration Chris Alexander announced the new list for the Federal Skilled Worker Program on April 23.
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rabble news
May 29 2014 | by Thomas McIlwraith | Tahltans continue to protest the proposed mining project in the Klappan region. Though they're not opposed to development, they are opposed to rapid development that does not respect their land.
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rabble news
May 28 2014 | by H.G. Watson | There is a race to the bottom with the low-wage agenda, which involves pitting workers against each other. We need to challenge this and look to how we have connections not divisions.
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rabble news
May 28 2014 | by Mick Sweetman | The Davenport riding has become a battleground. The Liberals want the riding back from the NDP and are fighting tooth and nail to get it, throwing all the left hooks they can.
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opinion
May 28 2014 | by Azeezah Kanji | What is at stake in the question of which deaths we mark and mourn and which we marginalize and ignore? The National September 11 Memorial Museum and drone warfare are a reminder of this question.
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rabble series
May 27 2014 | by Mark Rowlinson | You might have heard that the labour movement is in decline, but you might be surprised by how little the numbers have dropped.
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rabble news
May 27 2014 | by H.G. Watson | The first in a three-part series from H.G. Watson on precarious work, and organizing precarious workers.
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in their own words
May 27 2014 | by Warren Thomas | Warren (Smokey) Thomas, President of OPSEU, has a different take on Andrea Horwath and her approach: He commends her resolve, courage and determination.
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politics
May 27 2014 | by Chanchal Bhattacharya | The promotion of strategic voting by prominent progressives has demoralized many New Democrats, and it has two other unintended consequences.
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rabble news
May 26 2014 | by Julia Smith | Media keep asking who is to blame for the Temporary Foreign Workers Program and what it means for Canadian jobs. But this discourse is misleading and obscuring the real problem, and solution.
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rabble news
May 26 2014 | by Joyce Nelson | The Harper Cabinet will make its decision on the Northern Gateway pipeline project any day now, and this decision is deeply linked to the fact that Jim Prentice is now in the Alberta leadership race.
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opinion
May 24 2014 | by various | In a letter to NDP leader Andrea Horwath leaked on Friday to the media, traditional NDP supporters say they are "deeply distressed" by the party's direction.
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opinion
May 24 2014 | by Alice Funke | Popular political blog Pundit's Guide responds to left-wing critics of Andrea Horwath, raising the spectre of strategic voting.
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politics
May 23 2014 | by Bruce Campbell | Prosecutors laid criminal charges against three front-line employees of Montreal Maine and Atlantic Railway. But, where does responsibility actually fall for the regulatory lapse at Lac-Mégantic?
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briefly
May 23 2014 | by Kaitlin McNabb | Yay! It's Feel Good Friday and we've got what you need: Idle No More protests, Conservative irony, trans* policy victory and a "making fun of hipsters" video.