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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.
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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.
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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.
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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Mar 24 2016 | by Teuila Fuatai | The "outdated" Alberta employment law permitting employers to pay disabled workers below minimum wage is set to be reviewed by the NDP government.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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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rabble news
Mar 18 2016 | by Teuila Fuatai | Canada's largest public service union continues to be frustrated during contract negotiations with the Liberals. The unions warns of another era of emaciated civil service systems.
Kristin Henry & Sage Birley pictured outside BC Hydro
rabble news
Mar 17 2016 | by Alyse Kotyk | Kristin Henry has gone on hunger strike in front of B.C. Hydro to protest the building of the Site C dam project. The fact that it could also contribute to food insecurity in that area is not lost.
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rabble interview
Mar 17 2016 | by Teuila Fuatai | New BCTF president Glen Hansman discusses what's ahead including addressing gender inequality, lack of education funding in B.C. and the child poverty problem.
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in their own words
Mar 15 2016 | by Francis Campbell |, | by Ingrid Bulmer | And, unfortunately it's an inside job. The newsroom workers at the Halifax Chronicle Herald have been on strike since Jan. 23. The Halifax Typographical Union responds.
rabble news
Mar 14 2016 | by A. Splawinski | Activists and allies gathered in Toronto on March 11 to to voice their solidarity with Indigenous activists and environmentalists and condemn the assassination of Berta Cáceres.
Photo: flickr/ Tony Webster
rabble news
Mar 11 2016 | by Teuila Fuatai | Halifax Chronicle Herald workers have been on strike for almost two months. Management has not been in contact with the union since the early days, but workers continue to press for change.
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rabble news
Mar 10 2016 | by Alyse Kotyk | The Province of B.C. is in court on Friday to seek an injunction against remaining campers of Victoria's Super InTent City. Campers and supporters of tent city say this is exactly what not to do.
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analysis
Mar 9 2016 | by Sarah Beuhler |, | by Tristan Markle | If the NDP are truly going to renew their party, they must integrate the lessons learned for the three manifestos: the Waffle, the NPI and the Leap.
Photo: flickr/ Canada 2020
rabble news
Mar 9 2016 | by Teuila Fuatai | PSAC returned to the bargaining table this week for a second round of contract negotiations under Justin Trudeau's Liberal government. Here's what we can expect from the talks.
rabble news
Mar 8 2016 | by rabble staff |, | by Elizabeth Littlejohn | On Saturday March 5, people in Toronto took to the streets for the International Women's Day 2016 Rally, Fair and March.
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analysis
Mar 8 2016 | by A. Splawinski | The presence of online hate groups in public has many individuals asking what they can do to legally ban these groups from meeting up.
rabble news
Mar 7 2016 | by Alyse Kotyk | In the midst of our current "digital revolution," governments and business conglomerates are swiftly seeking control, calling into question the direction that this technological movement is heading.
Photo: flickr/OFL Communications Department
rabble series
Mar 7 2016 | by Teuila Fuatai | In the final part of rabble's minimum wage series, labour reporter Teuila Fuatai looks at how minimum wage and basic income programs are faring across Canada.
Photo: flickr/Province of British Columbia
rabble news
Mar 4 2016 | by Alyse Kotyk | Prime Minister Trudeau made several climate change-related announcements this week, yet meaningful Indigenous consultation was limited.
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analysis
Mar 4 2016 | by David Gray-Donald | The push for fossil fuel divestment on university campuses has many asking what goes into the process and why this should be done. We look at the upcoming McGill case to get a deeper understanding.
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rabble news
Mar 3 2016 | by Alyse Kotyk | Despite Indigenous treaty rights, Vancouver's Supreme Court has granted B.C. Hydro an injunction against Site C protesters.