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in her own words
Jan 29 2014 | by Dr. Lisa Tomlinson | Rob Ford speaking Jamaican may enhance his image as "down-to-earth" (not), but it should not discourage us from critically examining issues such as politicians friending socially marginalized groups.
rabble interview
Jan 29 2014 | by Greg Macdougall | The Lubicon Lake Nation have shifted from road bloackades to court appeals in their fight against PennWest fracking operations for their land rights, after the Lubicon were served an injunction.
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politics
Jan 28 2014 | by Shannon Houle | Controversy over 'Got Land? Thank an Indian' gear and an RCMP response to a walk protesting an Alberta oil spill got Shannon Houle writing about Canada's treaty literacy.
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briefly
Jan 28 2014 | by rabble staff | Activist and folk singer Pete Seeger has died at the age of 94. Seeger was well known for his Grammy award-winning music and commitment to progressive causes.
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rabble news
Jan 28 2014 | by Sanita Fejzic | With the extreme weather this year and the staggering rates of homelessness, Canada, more than ever, needs to adopt a national housing strategy because housing is a basic human right.
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rabble news
Jan 27 2014 | by Sheryle Carlson | On January 16, elected members from all major political parties agreed that coal-fired power needs to be phased out in Alberta.
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rabble news
Jan 24 2014 | by H.G. Watson | CUPE National President Paul Moist finally delivered answers to the former residence fellows organizers from Carleton about why their campaign was stopped at the behest of CUPE's national office.
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rabble interview
Jan 24 2014 | by Ferrukh Faruqui | At the Reviving the Islamic Spirit Conference in Toronto, Dr. John Esposito and Dr. Tariq Ramada spoke about the depiction of Muslims in society and the issues with the Quebec charter of values.
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Opinion
Jan 23 2014 | by Haseena Manek | Why have organizations representing students not addressed the issues of islamophobia and sexism at York University? Sexism is sexism and Islam is not sexist, refusing to work with female peers is.
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politics
Jan 23 2014 | by Alex Neve |, | by Béatrice Vaugrante |, | by Yonatan Gher | Harper's recent spectacle seemed to cement his relationship with Israel during his recent visit. How disappointing that Israel's human rights shortcomings did not make it to the show.
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rabble news
Jan 22 2014 | by Cory Collins | The fate of Labatt brewery workers in St. John's, Newfoundland remains uncertain as the strike by its approximately 50 employees (NAPE Local 7004) has dragged on since April.
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politics
Jan 22 2014 | by Alex Grant |, | by Mike Palecek | Cuts at Canada Post may well become the symbol of Stephen Harper’s austerity. The anger and discontent that has built up within Canadian society needs to be organized into a mass movement.
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rabble news
Jan 22 2014 | by H.G. Watson | Is minimum wage bad for your health? A report found that amongst people who made less than $40,000/year, only 40 per cent said they lived in good health.
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rabble news
Jan 21 2014 | by Sally Miller | If UPOV '91 is pushed through this winter by the Harper government, it would be another victory for the transnational companies, like Monsanto, that seek to privatize agricultural supplies.
Graphic: Wade Thompson
external story
Jan 21 2014 | by H.G. Watson | In this award-winning article from March of 2013, Cord Community Edition Editor-in-Chief H.G. Watson explores the controversial topic of unpaid internships.
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Opinion
Jan 20 2014 | by Muna Mire | Muna Mire writes that Martin Luther King Jr. Day celebrates more than one man's vision, and there's a message in that for all of us: Take the myth, look at the reality and then get to work.
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rabble news
Jan 17 2014 | by Jocelyn Formsma | This week, the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal heard from Elder Robert Joseph that there is a connection between residential schools and the large number of Indigenous children in child welfare.
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rabble news
Jan 16 2014 | by John Dupuis | The Department of Fisheries and Oceans science library recently consolidated 11 locations to four. What does this say about the Harper government, the actions at DFO and the future of libraries?
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rabble news
Jan 16 2014 | by Josh Hawley | Co-op residents await the effects of Bill 14 that allows co-ops to bring evictions before the Landlord and Tenant Board and leaves residents without a neutral organization to report transgressions.
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rabble news
Jan 14 2014 | by Sonia Grant | As we await NEB's decision on the Line 9 reversal, new details about the devastating impacts of Enbridge's Kalamazoo River Spill raise questions about health impacts of exposure to spilled dilbit.
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politics
Jan 14 2014 | by Roger Annis | The military-dominated regime that seized power in July 2013 has escalated its attack on freedom and democracy, including banning the Muslim Brotherhood.
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rabble news
Jan 13 2014 | by Justin Smirlies | Ezra Levant gave his keynote speech at CUP's NASH conference on Saturday and it lived up to most expectations: calling people 'assholes,' disrespecting feminists and relying on 'shock value.'
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Opinion
Jan 13 2014 | by Jonathan Cook | U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry spent last week testing the waters with Israelis and Palestinians over his so-called framework agreement. But the issues appear more intractable by the day.
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arts/media
Jan 10 2014 | by Paul Weinberg | In the documentary 'Partners for Peace,' 13 women travel to Israel and Palestine to learn about the conflict and to explore how they may support the work of Israeli and Palestinian women.
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politics
Jan 10 2014 | by Sarah Schmidt | Chuck Strahl, a former Conservative cabinet minister and current chair of the Security Intelligence Review Committee (SIRC) defends himself against allegations of a conflict of interest.
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politics
Jan 10 2014 | by Edward C. Corrigan | The Minister of Citizenship and Immigration announced that Canada was reopening the sponsorship of parents and grandparents in January 2014. However, a limit was placed on the number of applications.
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rabble news
Jan 10 2014 | by Justin Smirlies | More than 300 student journalists have gathered at the Canadian University Press (CUP) annual NASH conference this week to hear a very strong message: think outside of the print product
politics
Jan 9 2014 | by Brian Ward | The Elsipogtog Nation's protests have forced SWN to leave the province until 2015 when they will continue their fracking. What continues to drive these colonial projects across Canada?
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politics
Jan 8 2014 | by Andrea Palframan | First Nations are bringing their cases before the Canadian judiciary and standing as a formidable barrier against the Harper government's fossil fuel expansion agenda.
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politics
Jan 7 2014 | by Edward C. Corrigan | Changes proposed to the Canadian Citizenship and Immigration file by the Harper government include extending the qualifying period for residence and eliminating citizenship by birthright.