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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.
Photo: flickr/Mika Hiironniemi
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.
Photo: Mick Sweetman
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.
image: Mark Rowlinson
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.
Photo source: Ontario's NDP
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.
politics
May 23 2014 | by Gurkirat Batth |, | by Gurnishan Singh | Today is the 100th anniversary of the Komagata Maru's arrival in Vancouver, which sparked a challenge to anti-migrant racism in Canada -- a struggle that continues today.
Photo: flickr/Dean Shareski
rabble interview
May 22 2014 | by Stefan Christoff | Community activist and author Darrin Qualman reflects on the recent battles to sustain co-operative farmer wheat pools in Saskatchewan and the Conservative attack on the Canadian Wheat Board.
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politics
May 22 2014 | by Jarrah Hodge | A new report shows new statistics on the total number of cases of MMIW and how disproportionate they are to cases involving non-Aboriginal victims. However, media chose to report this differently.
Photo: Brad Perkins
briefly
May 22 2014 | by H.G. Watson | The dispute over B.C. teachers' collective agreement is heating up with threats of lockouts and job actions.
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rabble news
May 22 2014 | by Jon Milton | Peoples for Mother Earth is marching along the proposed route of Energy East and Line 9 in opposition to these pipelines and will be in Quebec tomorrow.
rabble news
May 21 2014 | by Meg Borthwick | The proposed Energy East pipeline poses risks to many Canadian communities. Here's why you should get the facts and get involved.
rabble news
May 21 2014 | by H.G. Watson | Justice for Janitors is demanding the government clean up its act when it comes to subcontracted cleaning companies and employees working in government buildings.
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rabble series
May 20 2014 | by Pam Frache | A decent minimum wage is not just a youth issue. About one million workers earn less than $14.25/hour and more than 60 per cent are adults over 25.
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rabble interview
May 20 2014 | by H.G. Watson | Susan Delacourt doesn't like the word taxpayer. Why? Because it reduces the relationship between the people and the government to just something we pay for.
opinion
May 16 2014 | by Ngoc Loan Tran | Ngoc Loan Tran is a prominent organizer in immigrant, queer and trans communities, and this work reminds them of their mother's identity and how it fits into "the struggle" and their own politics.
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briefly
May 16 2014 | by Kaitlin McNabb | Well this has been a week hasn't it? Have no fear, Feel Good Friday is here! We've got some great satire, good news and, as promised, animal videos.
Image: Canada Health Coalition
politics
May 14 2014 | by Justin Panos | The Canada Health Accord ceased functioning on March 31. The Harper government cut $36 billion from health care beginning after the 2015 election instead of renegotiating the terms of the Accord.
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rabble series
May 13 2014 | by Rebecca Rose | Young labour leaders abound in Nova Scotia. Not so in the rest of Canada. Rebecca Rose writes about Nova Scotia's young labour leaders, and what keeps the movement vibrant.
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opinion
May 12 2014 | by Julie S. LaLonde | If we (can) agree that rape culture is systemic, then we have to look at the actual system and its mechanisms, especially in Canadian universities.