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rabble news
Apr 12 2016 | by Teuila Fuatai | Thousands of intellectually disabled adults in Canada are earning less than $2 an hour under sheltered workshop programs. Teuila Fuatai investigates the situation.
Art by Andrei Venal, April 1 2016
modest proposal
Apr 12 2016 | by Chaya Ocampo Go | Filipino-Canadian grassroots organizations and their supporters respond to the violence against Filipino farmers.
Photo: flickr/ David Robert Bliwas
rabble news
Apr 8 2016 | by Teuila Fuatai | The federal government's exemption to the Temporary Foreign Workers Program fails to fix underlying problems around unsustainable business practices and workers' rights, argue workers' groups.
rabble news
Apr 8 2016 | by Alyse Kotyk | Combatting Islamophobia in media was the focus of a panel discussion in Vancouver. Urooba Jamal, Itrath Syed and Sunera Thobani shared their firsthand experiences and solutions on how to move forward.
modest proposal
Apr 8 2016 | by Kathleen Copps | The Free Omar Khadr Committee has launched a letter-writing campaign that calls on the Canadian government to finally fully address our obligation to Omar Khadr.
Image: Megaphone Magazine
rabble interview
Apr 7 2016 | by Alyse Kotyk | rabble spoke with Megaphone Executive Director, Sean Condon, about its recent report on homeless deaths in B.C. and what can be done, especially by the provincial government, to end homelessness.
Riad Sabbagh and wife Ibtisam Chabouk
rabble news
Apr 7 2016 | by Teuila Fuatai | Union-sponsored Syrian refugee families waiting for immigration clearance could be settled in Canada by the end of the year following a recent decision to restart application processing.
Photo: The Shore Break
arts/media
Apr 7 2016 | by David Chudnovsky | "The Shore Break" is the award-winning documentary film that tells the tale of the Pondo people and their opposition to the titanium-mining proposal. A fascinating film that opens Friday in Vancouver!
Photo: flickr/ liz west
rabble series
Apr 6 2016 | by Stuart Parker | The voting reform debate in Canada is full of confusing and nonsensical statements about proportional representation. And that's intentional. But here's the truth!
Photo: flickr/ Mike Gabelmann
rabble news
Apr 6 2016 | by Alyse Kotyk | In a decision announced Tuesday, the B.C. Supreme Court refused to grant the Province of B.C. an injunction against SuperIntent City campers.
Photo: flickr/ UN Women
analysis
Apr 5 2016 | by Amira Elghawaby | Amira Elghawaby reports back with a snapshot of the Broadbent 2016 Progress Summit including Gloria Steinem's keynote speech, the need for intersectionality, and xenophobia in Canada.
rabble news
Apr 4 2016 | by David Gray-Donald | Divest McGill and its supporters have been actively applying pressure to the university to divest from fossil fuels. Alumni returned diplomas and withheld financial donations during a week of action.
analysis
Apr 4 2016 | by Fernanda Sánchez Jaramillo | Farmers in Colombia are being systemically detained, say many human rights lawyers. Why is this practice occuring and what is the impact of these mass arrests?
Photo: flickr/ William Pitcher
briefly
Apr 1 2016 | by Michael Stewart | PMO promises controversial project will be "greenest pipeline in the world."
Image: Fight for 15 BC
rabble news
Apr 1 2016 | by Alyse Kotyk | Not an April Fool's Day joke: At $10.45/hour, B.C. has the lowest minimum wage in Canada as of April 1.
Photo: flickr/ abuchanterrell
briefly
Mar 31 2016 | by Victoria Fenner | The money that cable companies are mandated to spend on community production could be put to better use if the CRTC directed funds directly to community media.
Photo: flickr/Robert Couse-Baker
briefly
Mar 31 2016 | by Alyse Kotyk | On Thursday afternoon, the P.E.I. government announced that it will soon provide abortion service on the Island for the first time in almost 35 years.
Photo: flickr/ Guillermo Ruiz
analysis
Mar 30 2016 | by Azeezah Kanji | Fourteen people have died in detention since 2000, two this month. Canada needs to end indefinite immigration detention and needs a fundamental re-think of immigration policy.
Image: PowerShift Canada facebook page
rabble news
Mar 30 2016 | by Alyse Kotyk | PowerShift Alberta takes place this weekend in Edmonton and will bring together over 500 people to discuss climate justice in Canada and launch two fossil fuel divestment campaigns.
rabble series
Mar 29 2016 | by rabble staff | Justin Trudeau promised electoral reform in Canada, but all voting systems are not created equal. rabble's new series hopes to inform the conversation on PR and why Canada needs it.
Photo: flickr/ British Columbia Emergency Photography
rabble news
Mar 29 2016 | by Ethel Tungohan | The continued rights abuses of caregivers in Canada, now exacerbated by the "Project Guardian" initiative, are drawing much-needed attention to the Caregiver program and its need for reform.
rabble news
Mar 29 2016 | by David Gray-Donald | Last week McGill decided not to divest from fossil fuels and has received much criticism from Divest McGill and other supporters. Now, Divest McGill has staged a sit-in and camp-out.
rabble news
Mar 25 2016 | by Christina Turner | Survivors and allies gathered on Thursday evening in Toronto to share stories, show solidarity and demand reform in the criminal justice system after Jian Ghomeshi was acquitted of all charges.
Screenshot: Divest McGill twitter
rabble news
Mar 24 2016 | by David Gray-Donald | Divest McGill was not informed of Wednesday's meeting where fossil fuel divestment would ultimately be rejected, just as it was in 2013. Divest McGill and supporters responded quickly.
Photo: flickr/ Chris
rabble news
Mar 24 2016 | by Teuila Fuatai | The "outdated" Alberta employment law permitting employers to pay disabled workers below minimum wage is set to be reviewed by the NDP government.
rabble news
Mar 24 2016 | by Alyse Kotyk | As the verdict of the Ghomeshi trial was announced, allies continue to stand with survivors of sexual violence through social media and rallies across the country.
Photo: flickr/ Amnesty Finland
analysis
Mar 23 2016 | by Ryan Donnelly | Some Liberal MPs were very critical of the Harper government's response to Saudi blogger Raif Badawi's imprisonment, calling for direct intervention. But, Trudeau has yet to take any action either.
Photo: flickr/ gigglebox1091;)
rabble news
Mar 23 2016 | by Teuila Fuatai | The Liberals' new budget promises a much-needed funding boost to a range of Canadian initiatives and sectors. However, it does come up short in a few areas.
Photo by Rebel Sage; Black Lives Matter Toronto protester at Nov 2014 demonstrat
rabble news
Mar 22 2016 | by Alyse Kotyk | The Black Lives Matter Toronto protest turned violent Monday night as police attempted to shut down the demonstration. Protesters remain camped out and are in need of support and supplies.
Photo: flickr/ MyEyeSees
briefly
Mar 21 2016 | by Alyse Kotyk | The Mamisarvik Healing Centre, a healing centre for Inuit people across the country, was set to close at the end of March due to lack of funding, but has received funding from the federal government.