Blog August 23
Alex Potter designed and led a concert featuring musical versions of the Song of Songs as part of Early Music Vancouver's Bach Festival at Christ Church Cathedral. Image: Jan Gates/Early Music Vancouver/Facebook
Hadani Ditmars | As Eid al adha and Tisha b'av coincide and news from the Holy Land -- not to mention America -- seems as grim as ever, it seems a fitting time to ponder another side of the religious experience.
Blog August 23
Man listening to earphones. Image: Muhammadtaha Ibrahim/Unsplash
Philip Lee | Accessibility and affordability are watchwords of the communication rights movement. Yet when it comes to digital access, governments still have not got their act together.
Columnists August 23
Stone panel from the Palace of Ashurbanipal. Nineveh, northern Iraq, about 645 BC. Image: Frans Vandewalle/Flickr
Rick Salutin | Michael Hudson, an eminent left economist, has spent decades studying ancient Mideast economies. His latest book examines debt as "the major cause of economic polarization from antiquity" to now.
Columnists August 23
Ontario Premier Doug Ford announcing funding for road project in Pelham. Image: Premier of Ontario Photography/Flickr
Antonia Zerbisias, Broadsides | This week, Ontario's education minister announced that the province's sex-ed program was going back to the future. The new curriculum would be almost identical to the 2015 curriculum.
Podcast August 23
Image: Larry Weinstein and Hawkeye Pictures. Used with permission.
Face2Face | Larry Weinstein talks to David Peck about his new film 'Propaganda: The Art of Selling Lies' and about how propaganda is influencing changes in the world order.
Blog August 22
rabble staff | The fellowship supports emerging writers and journalists who are passionate and engaged in developing unique voices in social change reporting. The deadline for applications is October 30, 2019.
News August 22
The Mearns Centre at the University of Victoria. Image: Page DeWolfe/Flickr
Zaid Noorsumar | Job security is the main goal for the 450 sessional lecturers and music instructors currently in negotiations with the university.
Blog August 22
Elections Canada poll sign. Image: Dennis Sylvester Hurd/Flickr
Penney Kome | Ready or not, we are embarking on an experiment to see whether Harper's legacy of election laws can support an actual election.
Columnists August 22
Border Patrol helicopter above the Camino del Diablo near the U.S.-Mexico border. Image: Dan Sorensen Photography/Flickr
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | Along the U.S-Mexico border, the Sonoran Desert creates a deadly barrier to the thousands of migrants seeking a better life in "el Norte," the North.
Podcast August 22
Jack Layton goodbyes. Image: Elliott Margolies/Flickr
Victoria Fenner | Jack Layton, NDP leader, activist and friend to many, passed away on August 22, 2011. Today on rabble radio, some excerpts from his funeral to help us remember him and his contribution to Canada.
Book Review August 22
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Mary Rowles | Margaret O'Mara's "The Code"shows that the technological revolution in America didn't emerge from the free market, but floated on a multi-billion dollar sea of postwar defence funding.
Blog August 21
Rita Wong. Image: PBI-Canada/Facebook
Brent Patterson | Before she was arrested, Rita Wong encouraged "more people to make the connections between violence against the land and violence against missing and murdered Indigenous women."