Photo: flickr/Shawn Tron
in their own words
Aug 8 2014 | by Trip! Project | The recent deaths at VELD are tragic and highlight a dangerous trend across Canada: the safety measures at festivals are not completely working.
Photo: flickr/Global Panorama
in their own words
Aug 7 2014 | by Julia Smith | Julia Smith speaks about the Ebola epidemic in Sierra Leone and her experiences working with the community there.
analysis
Aug 7 2014 | by Clayton Thomas-Muller | Are you ready to do what it takes to stop the Harper government's aggressive neoliberal agenda? If so, the Peoples' Social Forum is for you.
Photo: Darren Ell
politics
Aug 6 2014 | by various | There seems to be little that actually distinguishes Mulcair's party line about the Israel-Gaza conflict from the position of the Harper government. Here is a list of what the NDP need to address.
Photo: wikimedia commons
opinion
Aug 6 2014 | by Noam Chomsky | Noam Chomsky weighs in on a serious discussion of the U.S. nuclear arsenal.
Photo: flickr/Joe Catron
opinion
Aug 6 2014 | by Noam Chomsky | Amid all the horrors unfolding in the latest Israeli offensive in Gaza, Israel's goal is simple: quiet-for-quiet, a return to the norm.
Photo: Dam Line 9 facebook group
briefly
Aug 5 2014 | by Miriam Katawazi | Activists halted work on a section of Enbridge's Line 9 to protest the construction of the pipeline.
Photo: Mothers and Families for Gaza
briefly
Aug 5 2014 | by Miriam Katawazi | On Tuesday, a group of mothers and families occupied NDP MP Don Davies' Vancouver office to advocate for Palestinian children who have died as a result of Israel's actions in Gaza.
Photo: flickr/JD Hancock
briefly
Aug 1 2014 | by Kaitlin McNabb | Friday! For most, it's the weekend. YES. Let Feel Good Friday send you off with some great stuff!
photo credit: Mohammed Saber/EPA
politics
Aug 1 2014 | by New Democratic Youth of Canada | New Democratic Youth of Canada are demanding a fair approach be taken with the situation in Gaza and calling on government to uphold human rights and work to create lasting peace.
Photo: flickr/Israel Defense Forces
analysis
Jul 31 2014 | by Jeremy Wildeman | The Harper government proclaimed in a video that "Israel and Canada are the greatest of friends." But this statement clearly does not represent the sentiment of most Canadians' values.
Twitter photo: Ben Powless
briefly
Jul 31 2014 | by Miriam Katawazi | "We don't expect this from the NDP, we expect better from them." Fifteen protesters are occupying NDP Foreign Affairs critic Paul Dewar's office in Ottawa demanding an end to the silence on Gaza.
rabble interview
Jul 30 2014 | by Miriam Katawazi | Since the Morgentaler Clinic announced its closure in April, reproductive rights in Canada have been in the spotlight. It is legal to have an abortion in Canada. So why is it so hard in New Brunswick?
rabble news
Jul 30 2014 | by Zach Ruiter | On Sunday July 27, Toronto Families Stand with Gaza and "freedom and democracy" rally for Israel collided in Toronto.
rabble series
Jul 29 2014 | by Michael Stewart | In Vancouver, activists from all manner of grassroots movements have organized themselves under a socialist banner called the "Left Front," and they're aiming to change the face of municipal politics.
Photo courtesy of Occupy.com
politics
Jul 29 2014 | by Maryam Adrangi | Grassy Narrows First Nation will head to the Ontario Legislative Building in Toronto on July 31 and are calling on support to join them "in a walk for clean water and Indigenous rights."
Photo: flickr/OTA Photos
rabble series
Jul 29 2014 | by Joyce Nelson | In 2012, Harper was (loudly) musing about cutting $24 billion to deal with the deficit (that he created). But even the CRAs said the cuts weren't necessary! The pundits? They didn't say a thing.
Photo: flickr/DAVID HOLT
opinion
Jul 29 2014 | by Bahija Réghaï | Is writing about Operation Protective Edge in 2014, writing about Operation Pillar of Defense in 2012, writing about Operation Cast Lead in 2008? Bahija Réghaï says yes.
Photo: flickr/DAVID HOLT
analysis
Jul 28 2014 | by Paul Weinberg | Is the war in Gaza really about Israel stopping a Palestinian unity government? Experts weigh in on the war in Gaza.
Photo: flickr/PJ Starr
politics
Jul 28 2014 | by Sandra Ka Hon Chu | A new study launched at the International AIDS Conference concludes that decriminalizing sex work could avert nearly one-third of new HIV infections among sex workers and their clients.
Photo: End Immigration Detention Network facebook group
briefly
Jul 28 2014 | by Miriam Katawazi | UN monitoring body urges Canada to adopt the 90-day limit on detentions that is common among numerous other nations to minimize human rights violations.
Photo: Miriam Katawazi
briefly
Jul 25 2014 | by Miriam Katawazi | The Indigenous Walking Tour took place Wednesday July 23 with the purpose of assisting with healing and reconciliation by providing a resource for Indigenous people and non-Indigenous people.
Photo: flickr/Adam Nieman
analysis
Jul 25 2014 | by Paul Di Stefano | The invasion of Gaza must not be detached from the history of Israeli occupation. We have to recall the history of colonization in Palestine.
Photo: flickr/Andrew_Writer
opinion
Jul 25 2014 | by Lyndsay Kirkham | When Lyndsay Kirkham overheard a conversation between two men in the tech industry discussing women's roles in the workplace, the blatant discrimination and sexism didn't seem all that surprising.
Photo: flickr/torbakhopper
analysis
Jul 25 2014 | by Mary Ann Davis | The WorldPride Human Rights Conference had a shocking statement: International anti-gay groups have become stronger and more organized than international LGBTI groups fighting for equality.
Photo: People's Social Forum
briefly
Jul 25 2014 | by Miriam Katawazi | The weekend-long pre-People's Social Forum Media Bootcamp starts on July 26. It will provide free workshops and training in radio, live-streaming, interviewing, editing, social media and photography.
Photo: flickr/AndYaDontStop
briefly
Jul 25 2014 | by Kaitlin McNabb | It's Friday. It's time to feel good. We've got what you need: mozzarella sticks, movie references, protest wins and new podcasts.
Photo: flickr/401(K) 2012
rabble series
Jul 24 2014 | by Joyce Nelson | What happens when credit rating agencies downgrade nations' sovereign debt? It seems to force government to further deregulate, privatize and cave to right-wing neoliberal economic agenda.
Photo: flickr/GGAADD
analysis
Jul 23 2014 | by Jim Manly | The Conservatives have become more and more unbalanced in their support for extremist Israeli actions, and opposition parties, fearing a Zionist reaction, have also been thrown off balance.
Photo: flickr/Tyler Nienhouse
analysis
Jul 23 2014 | by Bill Tieleman | The political equation driving Premier Christy Clark is solved. The B.C. Liberals have already saved $100 million from the teachers' strike. Money that can be spent anywhere but education, it seems.