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rabble news
Dec 2 2013 | by Kathleen Copps | Last month, two voices from the U.S. military travelled to Edmonton to give their support for Omar Khadr's release, and international support for Khadr's release continues to grow.
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rabble news
Dec 2 2013 | by H.G. Watson | Audrey Gauthier was elected CUPE local 4041 president and is the first openly transsexual union president in Canada. Gauthier aims to create an accepting environment by building solidarity.
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external story
Nov 29 2013 | by Shit Harper Did | Shit Harper Did triggered alarms after they peacefully mounted a banner and giant eyeballs at a CSEC site to protest government spying, among many things.
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rabble news
Nov 29 2013 | by Mercedes Allen | Vancouver Rape Relief's event to remember the victims of the L’École Polytechnique massacre has become controversial due to the presence of Janice Raymond and discussion around sex work.
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Nov 29 2013 | by H.G. Watson | Over 200 shipyard employees in Halifax walked off the job yesterday to protest alleged bullying by their employer.
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Nov 29 2013 | by H.G. Watson | Over the last week labour leaders from across Ontario and Canada gathered in Toronto to talk about the growing threat to workers rights, at the Ontario Federation of Labour convention.
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politics
Nov 27 2013 | by Matthew Millar | The federal government has been vigorously spying on anti-oil sands activists and organizations in B.C. and across Canada since last December to protect their interest in creating pipelines.
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Opinion
Nov 27 2013 | by Harrison Samphir | The Warsaw Climate Change Conference began days after Typhoon Haiyan and saw Japan, Canada and Australia reverse their climate change goals. We can combat this crisis through grassroots organizing.
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in his own words
Nov 27 2013 | by Riaz Sayani-Mulji | With November winding down, Riaz Sayani-Mulji names the reasons he chooses not to participate in Movember and counts islamophobia, rape culture and transphobia amongst those issues.
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rabble news
Nov 26 2013 | by Sally Miller | Sustain Ontario's 'Bring Food Home' conference emphasized local food and production initiatives and food justice initiatives growing in response to systemic racism in the food system.
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rabble news
Nov 26 2013 | by Waleed Ahmed | In response to worker safety issues in Bangladesh garment factories resulting in over 1,800 deaths since 2005, the Bangladesh Accord was created. Wal-Mart and Gap have yet to sign on.
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Nov 25 2013 | by Ontario Coalition Against Poverty | Ontario Coalition Against Poverty has released an open letter to the City of Toronto detailing the need for more homeless shelters for women and a need to make ending violence against women a priority
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arts/media
Nov 22 2013 | by Tania Ehret | The Theatre for Living presents 'Corporations in our Heads,' an interactive play that provides insight into the relationships we have with corporate culture and control.
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in her own words
Nov 22 2013 | by Meghan Murphy | Gail Vaz-Oxlade is on a crusade to correct 'money mismanagement' and help people with finances. What she doesn't know is that poverty and debt don't exist simply because of 'money mismanagement.'
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Opinion
Nov 22 2013 | by Jessica Knowler | Joss Whedon has long been championed as a crusader for equality because of his portrayal of women in TV and film. Why does Whedon's rhetoric outweigh that of actual feminists?
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rabble news
Nov 22 2013 | by H.G. Watson | The former Industrial, Wood and Allied Workers of Canada (IWA) president Jack Munro passed away last week at the age of 82 after a long battle with cancer.
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rabble news
Nov 21 2013 | by H.G. Watson | What is Bill C-4, how will it impact Canadian labour and what does it mean for federal public service? H.G. Watson breaks down everything you need to know about Bill C-4.
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Nov 21 2013 | by H.G. Watson | Jason Kenney tweets, then quickly deletes, his thoughts on working with his apparently non-unionized staff and ignites a Twitter frenzy about the CPC's anti-union views.
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rabble news
Nov 20 2013 | by Daniel Adaszynski | Is print dead? Is it causing the decrease in compensation for freelance writers or is that just a smokescreen? The Canadian Freelance Union aims to unionize freelance workers and raise the pay.
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rabble interview
Nov 20 2013 | by H.G. Watson | NDP Labour Critic Alexandre Boulerice discusses precarious employment and youth workers, the omnibus bill and Bill C-377 and his perspective on the labour movement now that he is in the government.
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politics
Nov 20 2013 | by Paul Weinberg | Secret evidence has been used in a range of immigration procedures in Canada and demonstrates the federal government's increasing tendency to criminalize and securitize non-citizens.
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Opinion
Nov 19 2013 | by Heather Morgan | The Rob Ford spectacle is hardly an "accident." His policies and behaviour were always evident, but Canada's right-wing politicians choose to ignore it in favour of their toxic ideology.
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in his own words
Nov 18 2013 | by Jason Mogus | Defend Our Climate actions took place across Canada on November 17 and were a huge success in raising awareness about pipelines and bringing Canadians together to say no to pipelines.
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rabble news
Nov 15 2013 | by H.G. Watson | The need for home care workers in Canada is increasing. Family caregivers, high needs patients and the aging population need government to make home care a national priority.
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in his own words
Nov 15 2013 | by Krisna Saravanamuttu | Harper has boycotted the Commonwealth meeting hosted by Sri Lanka in light of human rights abuses. Is this just a political move for the election or has Harper changed his tune and actions?
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Opinion
Nov 15 2013 | by Jason Mogus | The "Defend" movement has almost tripled in size in just a week's time because of many reasons, most of which centre on Canadians being united in disgust in the current behaviour of Canada.
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Opinion
Nov 15 2013 | by Correy Baldwin | What if Harper's boycott of the Commonwealth meeting is genuine? His next steps should be to dismantle the harsh refugee policy he put in place.
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arts/media
Nov 13 2013 | by Jessica Rose | 2013 has been a big year for CanLit, specifically women in CanLit. Munro won the Nobel Prize in Literature, Coady won the Giller Prize, Catton won the Man Booker Prize and all got us talking!
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rabble news
Nov 12 2013 | by H.G. Watson | The Conservative government has placed more stock in Canada's military than its predecessors. It is surprising that the substandard living conditions and issues with pensions have yet to be addressed.
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in her own words
Nov 12 2013 | by Tara Mahoney | Russell Brand's now infamous editorial and interview touched on a lot of feelings of youth disenfranchisement. However, he also urged youth not to vote and undermined youth activism.