Canadian Union of Public Employees September 18
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
Council of Canadians press release September 17
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
Amnesty International September 17
Amnesty International
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
September 12
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
September 12
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
September 12
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
September 11
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,
September 10
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September 7
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
September 4
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
August 30
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.
August 23
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
August 21
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
what's up August 17
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
August 16
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
August 15
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
August 13
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
August 9
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
August 8
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
August 3
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
August 1
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.
July 30
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
July 26
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,
July 23
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
July 19
Today marks the launch of a new online bookstore devoted to popular education. Featuring secure online transactions, "Reading the World / Reading the Word" is a service of the Catalyst Centre, one of
July 17
Doctors in some provinces are advocating private surgical clinics where they can offer faster service - to people who can pay a fee. They say this approach can cut waiting times for everyone. But doe
July 13
The strike is over at the National Gallery and the Canadian Museum of Contemporary Photography. Feeling they'd finally been shown some respect, 200 striking workers ratified a new collective agreemen
July 12
Many Canadians are proud to come from a country that ranked "best place to live" for seven straight years. In this year's UN Human Development Index, released Tuesday, Canada slipped to third place,
July 11
World leaders converge on Qatar this November for the first WTO Minsterial Conference since Seattle. The meeting could spawn a new round of negotiations to massively liberalize trade. And once again,
July 6
The new high-tech economy may be ushering in whole new "paradigms" of production and communication. But when the road gets rough, management still takes care of its own. And workers still feel like p

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