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Women's Victimization, Criminalization - and Resistance
Sep 28 2001
Disheartening numbers of women live within cycles of victimization and criminalization. Victims of violence can be re-victimized by a criminal justice system that's mandated to protect them. And crim
Ground Zero: What About the Pets?
Sep 27 2001
It's a reality eclipsed by the enormity of human suffering. But what about all the pets lost in the evacuated sections of Manhattan since September 11? The area is a crime scene, so animal protection
End Child Poverty Fast
Sep 27 2001
By signing the 1988 UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, Canada pledged action to protect specific rights that every child should enjoy. Sadly, since then, child poverty has risen by 40 per cent
"Outreach" and Rebuilding Canada's Left
Sep 26 2001
There's new energy building on Canada's Left, but it's mostly happening outside the New Democratic Party. So the party's renewal committee recently affirmed that <i>outreach</i> is the key to rebuild
Amnesty International
Afghanistan: Impending Human Catastrophe
Sep 25 2001
As the U.S. weighs options in its "new war," a humanitarian crisis is unfolding in Afghanistan. Fearing U.S. military strikes, hundreds of thousands of Afghans are heading for the border. But doors i
Aftermath of Despair
Sep 21 2001
Grieving. Gripped with fear. So many of us. Maude Barlow sends us this impassioned letter. Four calls from the Council of Canadians chair ... First: resist the racist backlash rising in our midst. Se
Canadian Union of Public Employees
Senate Committee "Pushes" Health Privatization
Sep 18 2001
A Senate committee examining Canadian health care appears set to push privatization. The committee is mandated to impartially examine "issues and options." But the Canadian Union of Public Employees
Amnesty International
Justice, Not Revenge
Sep 17 2001
While mourning the victims of last week's attacks in the U.S., Amnesty International warns that "international solidarity with the victims is not about seeking revenge but about cooperating within th
Barlow Challenges U.S. to Take Higher Road
Sep 17 2001
In a letter to the U.S. Ambassador in Ottawa, Maude Barlow expressed grief for victims of the Sept. 11 tragedy. The Council of Canadians chair also challenged the U.S. to deny the terrorists their go
Terrorist Tragedy: Public Employees Express Grief and Solidarity
Sep 12 2001
The head of Canada's largest union expressed grief after terrorist attacks killed thousands in New York and Washington. "We cannot begin to understand what has happened today in the United States," s
Auto Workers President Shocked by Terrorist Tragedy
Sep 12 2001
The President of the Canadian Auto Workers has expressed shock at yesterday's terrorist attacks on the U.S. Buzz Hargrove also called on CAW members to donate blood to help victims in New York and Wa
Amnesty Condemns Terrorist Assault
Sep 12 2001
Amnesty International was quick to condemn yesterday's terrorist attacks on the U.S. as "the gravest abuses of fundamental human rights and basic principles of humanity." The world's leading defender
PSAC Suspends Strikes After Terrorist Attacks on U.S.
Sep 11 2001
87,000 federal public servants have suspended all strike activity for the rest of the week, after today's terrorist attacks on New York and Washington. With security heightened at government offices,
Selling Crap to Kids
Sep 10 2001
You're a marketing wonk. And you want to cut through kids' media savvy to schlep your wares. Get tips here!
Radio CAW: Jaggi, Maude, Svend, Buzz
Sep 7 2001
At this year's Canadian Auto Workers Convention, CAW editors pressed mikes into some familiar faces. Jaggi Singh remembered a summer of activist uprising and his arrest in Quebec City. Maude Barlow r
Labour Looks Back, and Ahead
Sep 4 2001
How'd you like to work 14 hours a day, seven days a week? A century and a half ago, that was the North American norm. We've come a long way since then, and we have the union movement to thank. This L
Meet Our Newest Partners
Aug 30 2001
Seven more hard-toiling Canadian organizations became "in cahoots" partners this August. By contributing to rabble, they help to sustain this fiesty online magazine. We'd like you to meet them.
BC's Many Millionaires
Aug 23 2001
Did you know that British Columbia is home to more than 56,000 millionaires? As a percentage of all families (3.3%), that's more than any other province. Try reconciling that with the BC Liberals' wi
Second Workless Wednesday
Aug 21 2001
Need to renew your passport? Looking for a missing EI or pension cheque? Don't expect speedy service tomorrow. More than 50,000 Public Service Alliance of Canada workers will be staging their second
Retreat: What Does Democracy Look Like?
Aug 17 2001
Camp out in Ontario's Alquonquin Park for four days, sharing your campfire with a dozen high-profile guest speakers. It's a sublime setting for a workshop on forms of democracy. The Centre for Social
BC Teachers: Bargaining Rights Assailed
Aug 16 2001
To guarantee life-and-limb essential services, governments sometimes limit workers' right to strike. Trade unionists usually accept this trade-off - in critical sectors. On Tuesday, BC's new Liberal
Jubilee Initiative: End of the Beginning
Aug 15 2001
Three years ago, Canada's ecumenical community issued a sweeping call for social justice and renewal. As the Jubilee Initiative wraps up, a new article from Citizens for Public Justice reflects on it
Participatory Democracy: the NPI Difference?
Aug 13 2001
When the New Politics Initiative (NPI) announced plans to create a new left party, many folks asked the same question: How will this be any different from the NDP? Part of the answer may be a new str
Heat Wave: Bakery Worker Dies
Aug 9 2001
A bakery worker died of heat stroke Monday in Barrie, Ontario. Kim Warner, 44, died on the job at the Weston-owned Crissa Bakery. Warner's union is advising workers throughout South-Central Ontario t
NAFTA Tribunals: a Little Less Secret
Aug 8 2001
Canada, the U.S. and Mexico agreed on July 31 to increase the "transparency" of tribunals that hear complaints pressed by corporations under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Calling t
CRTC Approves "Convergence," Threatens Diversity
Aug 3 2001
The CRTC yesterday renewed broadcasting licenses for television stations controlled by CTV and CanWest Global. In doing so, the CRTC accepted the media conglomerates' plans to merge television and ne
Montreal Squatters Stand Firm
Aug 1 2001
More than 75 activists continue to occupy an abandoned three-story building near Montreal's finer hotels. Calling for more affordable housing, the squatters say they're in for the long haul.
August Brings Celtic Harvest Celebration
Jul 30 2001
What's sweeter than tasting the summer's first tender ears of corn? The month of August brings Lammas, a Celtic celebration of the first harvest. It's a time to reflect on abundance. It's also a time
Welcome rabble's Newest Partners
Jul 26 2001
Four Canadian organizations have joined the ranks of <I>rabble</I>'s supporting partners this July. You can expect to hear more in this space from the Canadian Association of Elizabeth Fry Societies,
BC Threatens Teachers' Bargaining Rights
Jul 23 2001
Collective bargaining and striking are workers' democratic rights. Governments can limit those rights in order to ensure life-and-limb "essential services" like policing and firefighting. In a fright