OSSTF Press Release November 21
Panicked by the prospect of a deficit, Ontario's Tories may cut spending by $5-billion next year. Taking a page from BC, they're weighing a plan to command ministries to slash budgets by 5 per cent.
November 20
As we dip into recession, few doubt that poorer Canadians will be hardest hit. Popular wisdom also holds that restoring growth will renew everyone's standard of living. That wisdom is used to justify
CUPW Health & Safety Site November 20
Anthrax-contaminated mail has killed at least three Americans, infecting a dozen more. And though we've had no confirmed cases in Canada, we're seeing our mailboxes differently these days. A brand-ne
Canadian Union of Public Employees November 19
Canada's largest union launches its week-long national convention today in Vancouver. The Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) represents a half-million public sector workers. And coming days af
PSAC press release November 19
With the holiday mail rush looming, 3000 Canada Post workers begin voting today to authorize strike action. The customer service, administrative and technical workers are organized with the Public Se
Council of Canadians press release November 18
It happened during the all-nighter closing out the WTO talks in Qatar. A wee clause about barriers to "environmental services" slipped into the Ministerial Declaration. Canadian groups say it opens a
November 16
Amid reports of Taliban retreat, attention turns to "rebuilding" Afghanistan. The enormity of that project is obscured by talk of expunging "evil-doers." Amnesty International says a human rights age
what's up listing November 14
As G20 Finance Ministers meet in Ottawa, groups across Canada will be calling for military withdrawal from Afghanistan — and a reassessment of trade agreements based on peace and development pri
what's up listing November 14
WTO talks in Qatar are running into overtime. The Council of Canadians' Maude Barlow is there. You may already be following her daily audio reports online. If you're in Toronto, you can meet her on T
Sierra Club of Canada press release November 13
Canada's nuclear industry has a growing problem. They'd like to bury it deep in the Canadian Shield. Non-industry experts say the out-of-my-sight approach to nuclear waste could threaten life for mil
Canadian Union of Public Employees November 13
Canada 3000 is crashing. Creditors are poised to seize the bankrupt airline's assets. And the Canadian Union of Public Employees (CUPE) has two messages. First: don't blame the union, which is offeri
in cahoots feature November 11
Trade ministers from 142 countries are in Qatar for the WTO's fourth Ministerial meeting. The result could be a new round of global trade negotiations — something the WTO failed to catalyze in S
Canadian Union of Public Employees November 9
Canada's "second" airline suspended operations today, hours after winning bankruptcy protection. On Wednesday, Canada 3000 was denied federal approval to sever its Royal wing, a prelude to dumping al
November 7
Calls to disclaim America's New War, archaeologies of its roots, strategies for building the New Left ... You'll find this and more in the October/November issue of New Socialist.
IFAW Press Release November 6
No, not Dalmatians. 101 sealers were charged in 1996 with illegally selling the pelts of young hooded and harp seals. Last week, their case went all the way to Canada's Supreme Court. The sealers are
B.C. Teachers' Federation November 5
B.C. Teachers' Federation
The British Columbia Teachers' Federation (BCTF) served notice this morning that limited job action will begin Thursday at schools throughout the province. After 50 days of bargaining, contract negot
CFWTO press release November 5
Dozens of Canadian citizen groups are vocally opposing the launch of a new trade round at the World Trade Organization (WTO). That could be the outcome of the 4th WTO Ministerial meeting set to start
November 3
Two more Canadian groups became <i>in cahoots</i> partners this October. By contributing to <i>rabble</i>, they help to sustain this rabble-rousing online magazine. We'd like you to meet them.
what's up listing November 1
Do Shell and the Nigerian government share responsibility for making the Niger Delta one of the world's most endangered ecosystems? That's the assertion of <I>Where Vultures Feast</I>, a new offering
Canadian Union of Public Employees October 31
CUPE's Hospital Employees Union calls it "the most brazen attack yet ... to undermine Medicare." BC's Liberals have quietly hatched a plan for a hospital to replace Abbotsford's ageing MSA General. T
CAW October 31
Uncertainty since September 11 is squeezing an already-tight economy. Tens of thousands of Canadians are staring at pink slips. And Canada's largest private-sector union says only emergency measures
MAW letter to the PM October 30
If Afghanistan's Taliban regime falls ... then what? The Northern Alliance is no human rights star. Same goes for other factions proffered as successor candidates. In a letter to the Prime Minister,
Amnesty International October 29
Amnesty International
Civilians are dying in the U.S.-led attacks on Afghanistan. Impartial observers can't get close enough to verify numbers. But scattered reports from UN officials, NGOs and fleeing refugees raise conc
Alternatives October 29
It's become a Western truism that Afghanistan's Taliban regime is a bad apple. Afghan women suffer an inhuman legal position. We've seen little effort to rebuild war-ravaged infrastructure - but much
CUPW Bulletin October 25
Anthrax anxiety is mounting. Like the September 11 attacks, the spore-forming bacterium transforms a trusted service &#151; regular mail this time &#151; into a lethal weapon. Exposures have barely t
in cahoots October 24
When British Columbia banned smoking from workplaces in 1998, it excluded smoke-choked hospitality businesses. A total ban was set to start September 10. But on the eve of its implementation, the BC
Amnesty International October 23
Amnesty International
Without being charged, two men are held in solitary confinement in a New York jail. They're reportedly denied exercise, shackled when they're outside their cold cells, and subjected to strip searches
in cahoots October 23
The September Eleventh Peace Coalition is calling on groups across Canada to join a national day of non-violent action &#147;for global peace and justice&#148; on November 17. On that same day, Ottaw
IFAW Press Release October 22
It's a reality eclipsed by the enormity of human suffering. But what about all the pets injured or lost in Manhattan on September 11? Shut out until recently, animal protection groups are finally on
OSSTF Press Release October 22
How hard has education been hit in Ontario? Teachers are shaking their heads after the Bluewater District School Board asked schools to help out with fundraising. "While public school students sell c