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rabble news
May 12 2014 | by H.G. Watson | "We want these jobs with dignity," said organizer Kalpona Akter to an audience at the CLC convention as she spoke about worker safety and needs in Bangladesh in the wake of the Rana Plaza collapse.
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briefly
May 9 2014 | by Kaitlin McNabb | This week's news got you down? Ya, we know the feeling. Here are a few bright spots to hopefully lighten up your week and get you looking forward to the weekend.
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opinion
May 9 2014 | by Amira Elghawaby | If young women and girls can't find role models within the pages of teen magazines or most mainstream books and film, then where can they find them? The answer should be, within their communities.
rabble news
May 9 2014 | by Randy Kitt | A Canadian delegation went to Bangladesh to stand in solidarity with workers, hear their stories and continue to shine the light on the working conditions of workers all over the world.
rabble interview
May 9 2014 | by H.G. Watson | Hassan Yussuff defeated Ken Georgetti by just 40 votes on Thursday for the CLC presidency. H.G. Watson grabs an exclusive interview with Yussuff to discuss his victory and the future of the CLC.
briefly
May 8 2014 | by H.G. Watson | Hassan Yussuff has defeated Ken Georgetti by just 40 votes to become the new President of the CLC.
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politics
May 8 2014 | by Kristin Moe | The Cowboy Indian Alliance has formed again, this time to take on Keystone XL. This activism and resistance is remaking the climate movement.
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rabble news
May 7 2014 | by H.G. Watson | The elections for leadership of the Canadian Labour Congress are being held tomorrow morning. Check out labour reporter H.G. Watson's overview of the candidates, and their platforms.
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rabble news
May 7 2014 | by H.G. Watson | The election for CLC President is tomorrow and things are getting interesting. Check out labour reporter H.G. Watson's overview of the candidates, and their platforms.
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rabble news
May 7 2014 | by rabble staff | rabble.ca is saddened to learn of the death of Bud Osborn. Osborn was a founding member of VANDU and memorialized Vancouver's Downtown Eastside in his poetry.
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opinion
May 7 2014 | by Jason Mogus | The May 10 National Day of Action asks political leaders to make climate change a priority. As Jason Mogus states, we may just be winning this tar sands fight after all.
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rabble news
May 7 2014 | by rabble staff | In a letter dated April 30, Canadian Labour Congress president Ken Georgetti responded to allegations of abuse and sexism by Marie Clarke Walker.
photo: Kim Elliot
rabble news
May 7 2014 | by H.G. Watson | A forum of young workers at the CLC convention talked about the best ways to organize, get involved and the challenges they face as youth in the labour movement.
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in their own words
May 7 2014 | by Libby Davies | Poet, and activist Bud Osborn died today. Libby Davies knew Bud well through his and her work in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside. She remembers him here.
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.
Graphic: OPSEU report
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 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.
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 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.
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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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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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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.