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Photo: Amalgamated Transit Union
Labour | Lockout ends but pension troubles continue for Saskatoon transit workers | Oct 28 2014 | Ella Bedard | Transit workers reject two-tiered pension plan in Saskatchewan, refusing poverty wages.
Image: Workers United Poster
Labour | Ratification at Woodgreen: Another victory for Workers United | Oct 28 2014 | Ella Bedard | After two weeks on strike, the mostly female workforce at Woodgreen Community Services have reached a collective agreement.
Media Matters | Jian Ghomeshi's public relations disaster | Oct 28 2014 | John Miller | He's a brilliant interviewer, but his judgment in real life has been his undoing
Yara Abbas: the young Syrian journalist murdered by ISIS forces
World | The non-useful atrocities of Syria, ISIS and the Middle East | Oct 28 2014 | Eva Bartlett | The corporate media has inundated us with news of two American journalists allegedly beheaded. But what of the non-Western journalists and civilians who met identical fates?
Security outside Parliament
Civil Liberties Watch | Politics in Canada | A very Canadian response to political violence | Oct 27 2014 | Geoffrey Stevens | We don't like politicians who play partisan politics with security issues. We try to keep a sense of perspective.
Civil Liberties Watch | Politics in Canada | What do you think about the shooting on Parliament Hill? What should come next? | Oct 27 2014 | Alexandre Boulerice | MP Alexandre Boulerice has launched an initiative to gather feedback from the public on the Parliament Hill shooting. Find out how to participate.
Economy | Labour | Politics in Canada | Episode 159: Jobs, jobs, jobs ... or lack thereof | Oct 27 2014 | Victoria Fenner | Unifor, Canada's largest private sector union, hosted a conference called The Good Jobs Summit on October 3-6, 2014. Here are some highlights.
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Economy | Politics in Canada | What is the 'right amount' for local governments to spend? | Oct 27 2014 | Keith Reynolds | The issue is about more than tax dollars, it is about the services those tax dollars provide. And lower taxes don't always mean either better government or happier citizens.
Education | Environment | Education in the age of climate change | Oct 27 2014 | Lizanne Foster | We need to stop seeing environmental destruction and low wages as the only way to build a viable economy.
Elections | Environment | Political Action | Senior citizens: Take action on climate change now! | Oct 27 2014 | Anthony Ketchum, Peter Jones | What do you want your legacy to be? If senior citizens collectively told our elected representatives to take action on climate change that would be the world's greatest legacy.
Elections | Watch: Voter suppression comes to Canada | Oct 27 2014 | rabble staff | It's a throwback, but it's always a relevant question. Is voter suppression alive and well in Canada?
Photo: flickr/Moyan Brenn
Elections | Politics in Canada | Technology | Missed call: The influence of cell phone culture on accuracy in political polls | Oct 27 2014 | Quintin Zachary Hewlett | Political polling by phone has become an unreliable predictor of the end results. Why? Cell phones. Youth, urban professionals under 40, and low-income voters are not captured by landline polling.
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Elections | Politics in Canada | Voter turnout delivers real people's verdict in Toronto election | Oct 27 2014 | Alice Klein | This election is a truly special one. It really comes down to a question of who we the people are. It's time for the people of Toronto to reveal ourselves to ourselves and to the world.
Environment | The activist: Greenpeace co-founder Rod Marining shares his story | Oct 27 2014 | David Swanson | Greenpeace co-founder Rod Marining talks about his early activist years, establishing Greenpeace, fighting nuclear testing and Arctic oil drilling and the dangers he faced as a radical activist.
Feminism | Jian Ghomeshi's 'consent' defence shows why 'consent' isn't good enough | Oct 27 2014 | Meghan Murphy | Jian Ghomeshi is fired from the CBC on account of abuse allegations. He claims the BDSM relationships he was engaged in were "consensual" and a "human right."