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rabble news
Jan 15 2015 | by Ella Bedard | Less than two years in Canada, Target is leaving "an incredible legacy of scorched earth," having delivered two historic blows to Canadian retail workers.
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briefly
Jan 15 2015 | by Ella Bedard | The 31st anniversary of Xtra will be the last time it publishes on paper. The iconic gay and lesbian publisher is going digital-only, with jobs lost in the process.
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opinion
Jan 14 2015 | by Katie Mazer | Federal governments have recited the tired story of unemployed people and seasonal workers as lazy. But isn't reducing access to EI and creating a disposable workforce actually lazy governance?
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rabble news
Jan 14 2015 | by Francella Fiallos | Blacklock's Reporter discovered that it was banned on public employees' computers because the site posed a threat. However, a 2013 policy says public servants are allowed to access news websites.
Photo: flickr/Christian Peacemaker Team
rabble news
Jan 14 2015 | by Francella Fiallos | The Inter-American Commission on Human Rights released a report about the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women in Canada. Their recommendation? The government should take action.
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rabble news
Jan 13 2015 | by Ella Bedard | Unifor says it's happy to see investment in the auto industry, but hopes that future plans will be less ad hoc.
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rabble news
Jan 13 2015 | by Gwen Brodsky |, | by Sharon McIvor |, | by Shelagh Day | The Inter‑American Commission on Human Rights issues a breakthrough report on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.
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rabble news
Jan 13 2015 | by Wayne Roberts | Look out here's what's coming in global food megatrends including a new one: urbiculture.
Photo: BC Federation of Labour
rabble interview
Jan 12 2015 | by Ella Bedard | The first woman and first teacher to lead the BC Federation of Labour talks about politics, teaching and next steps for the labour movement.
Image: Nidal Elkhairy
rabble news
Jan 12 2015 | by Stefan Christoff | Harper stated that the government is "looking at additional powers to make sure security agencies have the range of tools available." But what will these powers actually do?
rabble news
Jan 12 2015 | by Wayne Roberts | Food trends in 2015 are bigger than the battle between kale and cauliflower. We're talking labour, information and industry.
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analysis
Jan 9 2015 | by Marcus A. Sibley | It's been just over a year since the Bedford decision. We look back on what led to the decision, what has happened since and if sex workers have seen any benefit from the new law.
Photo: flickr/Stephen Harper
politics
Jan 9 2015 | by John Cartwright | It's a federal election year and after ten years under Harper government rule, Canada has become a shell of itself. It's time to bid Harper adieu.
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briefly
Jan 9 2015 | by Francella Fiallos | Jason Kenney's tweets don't show it, but the real numbers show 4,000 jobs were lost this month in Canada. Bank of Canada President Stephen Poloz says expect a faltering economy in 2015.
Photo: CUPE 7000
briefly
Jan 9 2015 | by Ella Bedard | After one week on the picket line, members of CUPE 7000 say that rail safety is their major concerns.
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analysis
Jan 8 2015 | by Nick Fillmore | Canada's corporate-controlled mainstream media exercise so much control over today's media that journalism is similar to the language used to control the public in Orwell's 1984.
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briefly
Jan 8 2015 | by Ella Bedard | After months of scandal and public outcry, Ontario's privately owned Beer Store monopoly has announced changes to its ownership structure.
Photo: Flickr/Fernando Stankuns
analysis
Jan 7 2015 | by Wayne Roberts | The Brazil food guide puts social equity and the social value of food on the menu with a new classification system.
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year in review
Dec 24 2014 | by rabble staff | It has been a busy year for activists. We hope that the analysis, opinions, struggles and victories you read about here will inspire you for the progressive work to come in 2015.
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year in review
Dec 24 2014 | by Ella Bedard | What were the big stories this year when it came to Canada's labour movement? Well, let's take a look.
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year in review
Dec 24 2014 | by rabble staff | What had rabble's attention this year? Here's a look at the best of the best from all our sections and more!
Antony Thomas. Photo: Kempton/flickr
opinion
Dec 24 2014 | by Andrée Lévesque | There's a reason The Interview affair has an air of déjà vu. In 1980, the British film Death of a Princess, by Antony Thomas and Gladys Ganley, provoked similar responses on the part of Saudi Arabia.
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opinion
Dec 23 2014 | by Alex Bailey | The resistance to fracking in New Brunswick shows that the people know they have a strong collective voice. Labour movement activists need to look for opportunities for community engagement.
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politics
Dec 23 2014 | by Crystal Lameman | The First Nations Transparency Act is not about disclosing First Nations salaries and expenses. It is about putting First Nations at severe economic disadvantage.
Photo Credit: Ontario Federation of Labour
rabble news
Dec 22 2014 | by Ella Bedard | With 15 months and counting on the picket line, USW local 9176 members only want solidarity for Christmas this year.
briefly
Dec 22 2014 | by Francella Fiallos | Alternatives, a foreign-aid charity, faces an uncertain future after it lost its charitable status due to increased pressure from the government to target the political activities of charities.
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briefly
Dec 19 2014 | by Francella Fiallos | On Dec. 18, International Migrants Day, No One Is Illegal demanded the Canadian government remove Mexico from the Designated Countries of Origin refugee list due to the growing concerns of crime.
rabble news
Dec 18 2014 | by Tiffany MacLellan | There is a tension at the #BlackLivesMatter protests in D.C., not between police and protester, but between grassroots and local activists and the liberal agenda.
press release
Dec 18 2014 | by Amy Cohen |, | by Elise Hjalmarson | Today is International Migrants Day. We need to reflect on Canada's current exclusionary immigration policy and demand changes.
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rabble news
Dec 17 2014 | by Nick Fillmore | UN climate negotiation talks in Peru were extended by two days, but still delegates from 194 countries failed to resolve many key issues.