Graphic: Indigenous Nationhood Movement
rabble series
Mar 21 2014 | by Jana-Rae Yerxa | Jana-Rae Yerxa states that in honour of Indigenous women lost to violence, she will continue to use her voice, not be shamed into silence and refuse to live quietly.
Photo: flickr/AshtonPal
briefly
Mar 21 2014 | by H.G. Watson | Teamsters Canada Rail workers have rejected a second tentative labour agreement Thursday, prompting CN Rail officials to propose that the two parties go to binding arbitration to reach an agreement.
Photo: flickr/PJ Starr
rabble news
Mar 21 2014 | by Julia Smith | The Canadian government has one year to draft new sex work legislation and must consider the risk of HIV infection in this decision. Which model for sex worker legislation is best for preventing HIV?
Photo: Feeding My Family
rabble news
Mar 20 2014 | by Feeding My Family | Is it really $28 for cabbage and $99 for a whole fish in Nunavut? Yes. About 70 per cent of households are food insecure in Nunavut and we need to speak out about how hunger affects these families.
Graphic: Indigenous Nationhood Movement
rabble series
Mar 20 2014 | by Tasha Beeds | Tasha Beeds' devastatingly beautiful piece on the history of violence against Indigenous people and the colonization of Indigenous territories.
Photo: takebackclc.ca
profile
Mar 20 2014 | by H.G. Watson | Veteran Public Service Alliance of Canada negotiator Hassan Husseini revealed today that he will challenge Ken Georgetti for the president's position at the Canadian Labour Congress.
Graphic: Indigenous Nationhood Movement
rabble series
Mar 19 2014 | by Siku Allooloo | Siku Allooloo passionately states that it is time to step up, take a stand together and create a line to put an end to gender violence and stop violence against Indigenous women.
Photo: flickr/jpopesku1
rabble news
Mar 19 2014 | by Kathleen Gibson | Food Secure Canada has been watching the Conference Board of Canada's progress on its "Canadian Food Strategy." This work has been under way since 2010 and is about to be unveiled at a third Summit.
Photo: flickr/Libertinus
rabble interview
Mar 18 2014 | by Paul Weinberg | Human rights laywer Diana Buttu discusses the future for Palestine and the need to move beyond negotiations with Israel and intensify the BDS movement and hold Israel accountable.
Graphic: Indigenous Nationhood Movement
rabble series
Mar 18 2014 | by Leanne Simpson | In the wake of Loretta Saunders' death, Leanne Simpson discusses gender violence as a core resurgence project, a core decolonization project, a core of any Indigenous mobilization.
Photo: flickr/burgundavia
briefly
Mar 18 2014 | by H.G. Watson | Students Against Migrant Exploitation and the United Food and Commercial Workers have been visiting Canadian universities hoping to get people thinking about worker conditions with #NotMyTomato.
Photo: flickr/Pleuntje
rabble news
Mar 17 2014 | by Meg Borthwick | Canadian non-profits are really seeing love from the Harper government: increases in postage will damage their long-term financial viability and audits cost money and will distract from their mission.
Graphic: Indigenous Nationhood Movement
rabble series
Mar 17 2014 | by Sarah Hunt | Sarah Hunt's impassioned discussion about Loretta Saunders, violence against Indigenous women and the limitations of Canadian law urges us to be accountable to these women and demand real change.
photo: flickr/Caelie_Frampton
rabble news
Mar 14 2014 | by H.G. Watson | Negotiations between B.C. and its teachers' union is one more example of how governments create instability by dismantling labour rights.
Photo: wikimedia commons
politics
Mar 14 2014 | by Leo Panitch | Tony Benn has died at 88. He was a member of the Labour Party, a Member of Parliament for 50 years and a voice for radical democracy and socialism in the UK.
Photo: flickr/snamess
politics
Mar 14 2014 | by David Mandel | Ukraine is caught between two versions of itself: Stephen Harpers's 'Popular Uprising for Democracy' and Vladimir Putin's 'Fascist Putsch.'
rabble news
Mar 13 2014 | by rabble staff | Yesterday in Toronto a rail blockade was held in solidarity with Tyendinaga and Shawn Brant and their demands for a full, meaningful public inquiry into Canada's Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women.
Photo: flickr/spenceyc
briefly
Mar 13 2014 | by H.G. Watson | Wondering what you think about the Canada-South Korea free trade agreement? To help you decide, here are four things you can consider.
arts/media
Mar 12 2014 | by Peter Goffin | When are homophobic words not homophobic? Never, that is when. Regardless of political status, when homophobic words are hurled as insults, you're being homophobic.
Photo: flickr/ m+A+s
briefly
Mar 12 2014 | by H.G. Watson | Canucks Sports & Entertainment will be ending their contract with Aramark Canada Ltd and is set to lay off almost 1,000 concession stand workers at Vancouver's Rogers Arena.
Photo: Unifor
rabble news
Mar 11 2014 | by H.G. Watson | They've never unionized before. Can Unifor organize Toyota? This is Unifor's first high-profile test of organizing strength and they'll need to overcome 30 years of stigma in order to be successful.
Photo: wikimedia commons
opinion
Mar 11 2014 | by Paula Gordon | Regular mammograms find cancers earlier and save lives. For many, this is conventional wisdom. Yet, despite being widely discredited, the Canadian National Breast Screening Study still haunts us.
Photo: Robert Cory
rabble news
Mar 10 2014 | by Meg Borthwick | Enbridge's Line 9 pipeline has been approved by the National Energy Board leading to outrage among environmental activists across Canada, protests in Ontario and calls for an environmental assessment.
Photo: flickr/Kyle Pearce
briefly
Mar 10 2014 | by H.G. Watson | After rejecting a tentative agreement last Thursday, Port Metro Vancouver container truck drivers are taking their grievances to the picket line today.
in their own words
Mar 10 2014 | by Veronica Strong-boag | A blog post was approved and posted by the Museum for Human Rights on March 4, 2014. Then it was withdrawn, due to a line critical of federal Conservative government policies on women.
Photo: flickr/vanish.hide
in their own words
Mar 10 2014 | by Justin Podur | Justin Podur remembers photojournalist Ali Mustafa as a person who always went there with a story and put himself with the people instead of above the people he was writing about.
in their own words
Mar 8 2014 | by various | On International Women's day, women in elected positions in educational institutions from across Canada sign an open letter saying "We've been there too.".
Photo: Enbridge Pipeline from Kalamazoo Spill by NTSB
rabble news
Mar 6 2014 | by Meg Borthwick | While there remains a glimmer of hope that the Line 9 pipeline proposal will be rejected by the Harper government, it seems unlikely. There is too much money to be made despite the severe risks.
Photo: flickr/brizzle born and bred
opinion
Mar 6 2014 | by Michael Geist | Does Canada still need the CRTC to regulate broadcasting, especially when their vision includes a whole host of new fees? Seems like it's time for a change.
Photo: flickr/opensourceway
opinion
Mar 6 2014 | by Megan Leslie | NDP MP Megan Leslie to rabble columnist Murray Dobbin: The NDP has got big ideas, and we're proud of them!