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rabble series
May 6 2014 | by Nora Loreto | UP! Canadian labour rising invites debate and solutions to the challenges facing Canada's labour movement. Nora Loreto writes about the vision for UP!, and her hopes for labour's future.
rabble series
May 6 2014 | by Duncan Cameron | In this first installment of the rabble.ca series UP! Canadian labour rising, Duncan Cameron reflects on why the labour movement is more important than ever.
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opinion
May 6 2014 | by Jason Congdon | As Justice Minister Peter MacKay prepares to table new laws governing sex work, the debate about the Nordic model surges on. What is the Nordic model and is it useful for sex workers in Canada?
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opinion
May 6 2014 | by Michael Geist | With the government moving toward more warrantless disclosure and telecom companies hiding their practices, Canadian privacy is getting worse. Here are five ways to restore the balance.
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rabble news
May 6 2014 | by Mick Sweetman | A report identifies a combination of underfunding of the college system by successive provincial and federal governments as the main reason for the "crisis" in Ontario colleges, and a possible strike.
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rabble news
May 5 2014 | by H.G. Watson | The Canadian Labour Congress Convention kicks off Monday, so our Labour Beat Reporter H.G. Watson has decided to break down the four reasons you should keep your eye on the convention.
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politics
May 5 2014 | by Correy Baldwin | There is an important conversation happening among Indigenous communities right now about the First Nations Education Act. If you are confused about the details, here is a great primer to help.
briefly
May 5 2014 | by rabble staff | After a lifetime building the labour movement and making a difference in people's lives, Lynn Williams has died. He was the first Canadian to be International President of the United Steelworkers.
press release
May 5 2014 | by Idle No More | Idle No More issues a response about National Chief Shawn Atleo's resignation. In short, the question is, who was Atleo really serving? The Indigenous communities or the Harper government?
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rabble news
May 2 2014 | by Paul Weinberg | On Tuesday morning, an explosion occurred that sank the freshly renovated cargo ship Gaza's Ark. Ehab Lotayef comments on the attack and the future of the project.
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opinion
May 2 2014 | by Chetan Mehta | Ontario doctors plead with the Federal Government to continue funding for life-saving opiod treatment in Indigenous Communities.
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briefly
May 2 2014 | by Kaitlin McNabb | Is the news getting you down? Well we've got the cure for that with our new roundup Feel Good Friday! In this edition new emojis, Black Barbies and rising minimum wages.
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briefly
May 2 2014 | by rabble staff | Shawn Atleo has resigned from his position as national chief of the Assembly of First Nations. Atleo made the announcement at a news conference this afternoon.
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press release
May 2 2014 | by rabble staff | Faced with an unprecedented attack by the Prime Minister through his office, the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court sets the record straight in a press release.
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in their own words
May 2 2014 | by Deepan Budlakoti | Deepan Budlakoti was born in Canada. His parents and brother are Canadian citizens. Now the Canadian government has taken his passport and left him stateless.
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in their own words
May 1 2014 | by Brent Patterson | The late Dan Heap was arrested, along with a group of activists, for an anti-greed action on May Day 1996. Brent Patterson was with him at that action. Here are his remembrances of Dan Heap.
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rabble news
May 1 2014 | by H.G. Watson | Postal workers gathered to check out the facts about postal banking in Ottawa this weekend. From international success stories to strategy, here is a report on what they discussed.
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politics
Apr 30 2014 | by Joyce Nelson | Activists are increasingly appalled by the continuing revelations that they are being spied on by police and the CSEC on behalf of the corporate sector. Should we share our spying stories?
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profile
Apr 29 2014 | by H.G. Watson | Canadian Labour Congress incumbent Ken Georgetti has been CLC President for 15 years. H.G. Watson caught up with him to talk about the current leadership campaign and the future of the CLC.
arts/media
Apr 29 2014 | by Humberto DaSilva | Karl Rove needs help! So who does he turn to? Well his dead mentors Edward Bernays and Joseph Goebbels of course. New play 'Dinner with Goebbels' looks at the role of propaganda in history.
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briefly
Apr 29 2014 | by H.G. Watson | A member of the Canadian Labour Congress’s national executive has made allegations of abuse and sexism within the organization.
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rabble interview
Apr 29 2014 | by Patrick Clark | David Harvey, Distinguished Professor of Anthropology and Geography, sat down with Patrick Clark to discuss the global economic crisis and need for alternatives.
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rabble news
Apr 28 2014 | by Matt Dusenbury | With Rogers now firmly in control in the Canadian telecom world and its grasp on Hockey Night in Canada, CBC lies bleeding. Canadian media now teeters perilously on the brink of a dark new dawn.
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politics
Apr 28 2014 | by Kathleen Copps | Why is Omar Khadr still in jail? The Free Omar Khadr Now Campaign is calling for a renewed dedication from politicians and a parliamentary initiative in order to end this shameful chapter.
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briefly
Apr 27 2014 | by rabble staff | Former Toronto MP Dan Heap was a well-known activist advocating for peace, the labour movement, and human rights. Dan Heap has died at the age of 88.
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rabble news
Apr 25 2014 | by Cory Collins | Newfoundland and Labrador has maintained a decade-long tuition freeze, had earlier removed loan interest and has now become the first province set to replace student loans with grants.
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profile
Apr 25 2014 | by H.G. Watson | Hassan Yussuff is running for the presidency of the Canadian Labour Congress. H.G. Watson sat down with him to talk about his bid for the CLC leadership.
politics
Apr 25 2014 | by Marc Keelan-Bishop | Think the Fair Elections Act is really unfair? Ya, us too! Check out this great inforgraphic that illustrates the Act and join the Day of Action tomorrow.
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press release
Apr 25 2014 | by Idle No More | Northern Plains Tribal leaders and land owners representing the Cowboy and Indian Alliance joined in solidarity yesterday with their First Nations counterparts at the Canadian embassy in Washington.
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rabble news
Apr 23 2014 | by Catherine Edwards | The modern cable industry is not community-TV friendly, so a not-for-profit is proposing to take over community TV from Videotron.