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Columbus Day celebrates rapists and the enslavement of Indigenous people, FYI | Oct 13 2014 | Meghan Murphy | Remember how European men came to what is now known as North America and raped, enslaved, brutalized Indegenous people? Happy Columbus Day!
Migrant Detentions and Migrant Justice | Oct 12 2014 | The F Word | An interview with No One Is Illegal before the inquest for Lucia Vega Jimenez
Watch: Ellen Gabriel at the Peoples Social Forum | Oct 11 2014 | rabble staff | Ellen Gabriel was chosen by the People of the longhouse and her community of Kanehsatà:ke to be their spokesperson during the 1990 “Oka” Crisis. She recently spoke at the Peoples Social Forum.
Coming up! The 2014 Women's Forum will be live on rabble.ca October 30 | Oct 11 2014 | rabble staff | The third Women's Forum, hosted by MP Niki Ashton, will be taking place in Ottawa on October 30. Women from across the country will gather in person and online.
‘Skinny’ or ‘curvy,’ our bodies are not our own: Why the ‘No More Skinny’ campaign doesn’t help | Oct 10 2014 | Meghan Murphy | Objectifying 'curvy' women won't help resolve women's body-hatred.
New research suggests sex workers don't feel exploited, most buyers aren't oppressors | Oct 10 2014 | John Bonnar | Sex workers and sex buyers aren't who we thought they were, the first national report on the Canadian sex industry has found.
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Reproductive rights under attack: Texas imposes restrictions on abortion | Oct 9 2014 | Amy Goodman | Texas state restrictions on abortion access means that 80 per cent of abortion clinics have been closed. Pro-choice activists call them "TRAP laws" -- "Targeted Regulation of Abortion Providers."
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Olivia Chow can win Toronto's mayoral race | Oct 9 2014 | Judy Rebick | John Tory isn't the only option to beat Doug Ford. If progressive women, people of colour and young people get out to vote, Olivia Chow can win. Here's why Judy Rebick thinks it's worth it.
Buzzfeed: Whiskey is for men, being a dumb baby is for women | Oct 8 2014 | Meghan Murphy | Why is drinking culture still seen as a man's domain?
Bill C-36 passes in the House of Commons | Oct 7 2014 | Meghan Murphy | The Conservative government’s prostitution bill -- Bill C-36 -- passed in the House of Commons Monday night by a 156-124 vote.
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Why don't women's issues matter in the Toronto mayoral election? | Oct 7 2014 | Michele Landsberg | John Tory and Doug Ford sit idly by as racist and sexist comments are hurled at Olivia Chow. Tory and Ford ignore women's issues, while Chow continues to fight for them. What gives?
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What does it mean to have a 'good job' in Canada today? | Oct 6 2014 | Claudio D'Andrea | In the spirit of the Good Jobs Summit, rabble asked a diverse group of five people about the issues raised at the summit, what they meant to them and what they took away from the three-day gathering.

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