Civil Liberties

on rabble.ca

Photo: Ian Mackenzie/flickr
Canadian innocence lost? We never were a 'Peaceable Kingdom' | Oct 24 2014 | Rick Salutin | After Wednesday's events in Ottawa, Rick Salutin comments on the "unprecedented chaos, lost our virginity/innocence, never gonna be the same, demise of Canada as a Peaceable Kingdom" narrative.
Photo: flickr/meesh
Why doesn't the justice system help abused women? | Oct 24 2014 | Jeannette Tossounian | Dual arrests and mandatory charge policies for domestic abuse incidents increase risk of further abuse. So why are they still in place?
Photo: media coop
The Canada-Honduras trade agreement: A stain on Canada | Oct 23 2014 | Don Davies | Don Davies, the NDP Official Opposition Critic for International Trade, explains why Canada should not have a Free Trade Agreement with Honduras.
Photo: katerkate/flickr
Can we talk about the root causes of terrorism? | Oct 23 2014 | Linda McQuaig | For years, the pro-war right has suppressed any meaningful discussion of the "root causes" of terrorism, limiting our focus to the horrific nature of terrorist acts in order to rouse us to go to war.
Photo: Ashwin Kumar/flickr
Reflections on a violent day in Ottawa | Oct 23 2014 | Matthew Behrens | The tragic events in Ottawa give us an opportunity to examine our addiction to violence as the solution to conflict. Will we use the chance to disengage from our increasingly militarized culture?
Who are the victims of Wednesday's attacks at the War Memorial and on Parliament Hill? | Oct 23 2014 | Karl Nerenberg | On Wednesday, a deranged man killed a single father, terrorized Parliament and a city, and traumatized a country. But is it now time to restrict our liberties?
Photo: Scott Barron/flickr
Demonizing those Canada calls 'radicalized' | Oct 22 2014 | Matthew Behrens | Like moral panics that have framed particular groups as the new internal enemy, youth both idealist and alienated now fit the focus of terror suspect, especially if they are Muslim and plan to travel.
Photo: flickr
After 13 years of war, Canada is shocked that a 'terrorist' attacked its soldiers | Oct 22 2014 | Glenn Greenwald | Terrorism and violence bring reactions of shock and bewilderment. These acts need not be used to promote right-wing agendas.
Photo: Darcy Knoll/flickr
Watching the dust settle in love and solidarity with one another | Oct 22 2014 | Nora Loreto | With downtown Ottawa slowly emerging from lockdown and thousands of people who work in the core reeling, we are far from the dust settling on what has just happened.
Photo: flickr/Jeff Nelson
Live-in caregivers fight against proposals to remove their right to permanent residency | Oct 21 2014 | Ethel Tungohan | The Harper government's proposed changes to the Live-in Caregiver Program is unsurprisingly not great. Why does the government refuse to give landed status to live-in caregivers?
Watch Glenn Greenwald LIVE from Ottawa on Saturday, October 25 | Oct 21 2014 | rabble staff | Pulitzer-prize winning journalist Glenn Greenwald will be speaking in Ottawa on Saturday, and rabble.ca will be video livestreaming the event.
Photo: flickr/A Yee
Bill C-36: No safety or security for sex workers | Oct 17 2014 | Cheryl Auger | Bill C-36 was passed in the House of Commons last week. And a lot of people, including sex workers, are not pleased. Will this bill continue to contribute to sex workers' rights violations?

on babble

Ottawa shooting plays into Harper's National Security Agenda Slumberjack said... Quote:We cannot be silent. These days you never know what categories of dissent are being...
B.C. Law Society votes against Trinity Western kropotkin1951 said... I attended the satellite meeting in Nanaimo to register my vote. Quote: On June 10, 2014, the...
anti-itinerant "spikes" in London ... and Montréal Slumberjack said... London Mayor Johnson calls for 'ugly, stupid anti-homeless' spikes to be removed Quote:The Mayor...
Did Harper government condone illegal spying by U.S. in Canada? NorthReport said... Canada knew U.S. spying on G20: CBC report Citing Snowden leaks, CBC reported U.S. spies worked “...
winter closing in Timebandit said... We got snow the night before last, and it will be here to stay, this late in the year. The new...
Humanist (and freethinking) life and death ceremonies 6079_Smith_W said... Yet another reminder that it is never too early to make a will. Say clearly what you want and put...
GCC to screen LGBT individuals bagkitty said... With Qatar scheduled to host the World Cup in 2022, there are already calls for FIFA to confront...
Edward Snowden granted one-year asylum in Russia ikosmos said... The pathetic whining by the Yanqui Empire is touching. They had to explicitly state that they would...
Snowden nominated for Nobel Peace Prize epaulo13 said... Snowden Nominated for Nobel Peace Prize A Swedish professor has nominated NSA whistleblower Edward...
Reporter arrested by the same police that asked him to be an informant KenS said... Even more alarming and worrying, to Miles the arrested reporter as well: Elsipogtog War Chief John...

More on rabble

in cahoots

United Food and Commercial Workers
EI victory for migrant workers
More than 100 migrant agriculture workers will now receive the EI Parental Benefits they were wrongfully denied by an Employment Insurance tribunal.

on twitter