rabble news April 16
A mom and her newborn baby at the Maternal and Child Health Training Institute for medically needy in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Photo: UN Photo/Kibae Park/Flickr
Karl Nerenberg | In many parts of the world, infant and maternal mortality continue to be frightfully high, made worse by the persistent prevalence of child marriage and teen pregnancy.
analysis April 11
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Photo: Adam Scotti/PMO
Karl Nerenberg | The Liberals' just-announced change in refugee policy could have a devastating effect on thousands of vulnerable people. For some asylum seekers, it could, in fact, have life and death impact.
arts/media April 11
Suzanne Methot | Suzanne Methot's father was one of 20,000 orphaned children confined to psychiatric institutions in Quebec. In this excerpt from her new book, Methot uncovers her father's past.
analysis April 9
Conservative leader Andrew Scheer. Photo: Andrew Scheer/Flickr
Karl Nerenberg | Progressives in Canada have many good reasons to be disappointed with the Trudeau Liberal government, but the Conservative campaign of fear and panic against immigration and refugees is frightening.
analysis April 5
Then citizenship and immigration minister Jason Kenney at a 2012 press conference. Photo: Daily Xtra/Flickr
Karl Nerenberg | Kenney often points to the record number of Canadian immigrants when he was immigration minister, but he was not above appealing to prejudices and hatreds when it suited his political purposes.
rabble interview April 4
Vivek Shraya. Photo: Tanja Tiziana
Alexandra Valahu | The multidisciplinary artist spoke with Alexandra Valahu about her new graphic novel with Ness Lee, a portrayal of the death threats Shraya received over email.
rabble news March 29
Protest against Quebec's Charter of Values in 2013. Photo: ibourgeault_tasse/Flickr
Karl Nerenberg | Though the new law targets all religious symbols, many believe the goal is to demonize and persecute one identifiable minority group: Muslim women.
rabble news March 27
Photo: Carlos Adampol Galindo/Flickr
Fernando Arce | In Venezuela, socialist communes play a key role in the production and distribution of food. In recent weeks they have have also taken a more active role in the defence of the Bolivarian Revolution.
rabble news March 22
A Toronto rally for the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. Photo: Marites N. Sison
Marites N. Sison | The rally was part of a co-ordinated action in over a dozen cities across Canada, including Montreal, Vancouver and Halifax.
rabble news March 21
Bill Morneau speaks at podium. Photo credit: Rosemary Frei
Rosemary Frei | John Tory's eye, like Bill Morneau's, appears to be squarely on boosting the share of the private sector in the benefits from the escalating building boom.
politics March 20
A Sears Canada store closing in 2017. Photo: jasonwoodhead23/flickr
Karl Nerenberg | Budget 2019 seems to say it guarantees payments to retirees even after bankrupt companies wind up their pension plans. Sounds too good to be true -- and it likely is!
politics March 20
Kara Manso, head of the Caregivers' Action Centre in Toronto. Photo: Marites N. Sison
Marites N. Sison | Although migrant worker groups across Canada welcomed the announcement of open work permits, they said the program still doesn't end exploitation since it denies workers landed status upon arrival.
politics March 7
Photo: Justin Trudeau/Facebook
Karl Nerenberg | The prime minister finally addressed the SNC-Lavalin affair in detail today and came close to openly admitting that moving Wilson-Raybould out of the justice ministry might have been a mistake.
analysis March 6
Photo: Jagmeet Singh/Facebook
Alex Cosh | NDP leader Jagmeet Singh's victory in the Burnaby South byelection last week followed an increasingly familiar pattern in electoral politics.
rabble interview March 4
Headshot of Emma Norton. Image: Emma Norton/Facebook
Sophia Reuss | Emma Norton, a 28-year-old climate activist, is throwing her hat in the ring for the NDP nomination in Dartmouth-Cole Harbour. Her policy priorities? A Canadian Green New Deal and grassroots politics.
rabble news February 28
 Prime Minister Trudeau speaks with media in the Foyer of the House of Commons. Photo: Adam Scotti/PMO
Karl Nerenberg | The Trudeau government betrayed its promise of openness in the SNC-Lavalin affair. Conservatives were worse when in power, but are profiting. What about the NDP?
politics February 26
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh. Photo: Wayne Polk/Flickr
Karl Nerenberg | The NDP did better than expected on February 25 in both Burnaby South and Outremont. Andrew Scheer will now be having nightmares about Maxime Bernier.
arts/media February 21
Jean Walton | This excerpt from Jean Walton's new book "Mudflat Dreaming" chronicles how housing activists in 1970s Vancouver responded to the first UN Conference on Human Settlements.
politics February 19
Photo: Adam Scotti/PMO
Karl Nerenberg | Justin Trudeau promised to reverse the trend, starting in his father's time, of centralizing power in the Prime Minister's Office. It does not look like he has lived up to that pledge.
politics February 18
Photo: Julia Sanchez pour Outremont/Facebook
Karl Nerenberg | Recently passed deferred prosecution legislation might not apply to SNC-Lavalin, but the NDP's Julia Sanchez suggests how jobs and expertise could still be protected.
rabble news February 14
Image: PowerShift/Facebook
Sophia Reuss | Several hundred youth from across the country are gathering to scale up the youth movement around climate change ahead of the federal election. On their agenda? Indigenous rights and a Green New Deal.
politics February 14
2017 First Nations Leaders’ Gathering. Photo: Province of British Columbia/Flickr
Karl Nerenberg | Liberals say the former justice minister should have complained or quit months ago. The House justice committee met in an emergency sitting to discuss the Wilson-Raybould affair.
arts/media February 14
Christina Turner | We asked Canadian independent bookstores to share which books they are most looking forward to reading this year.
rabble news February 8
Sophia Reuss, Tremé Manning-Cere | On February 12, people in 15 cities across the country plan demonstrations to demand health care be made accessible to everyone living in Canada, regardless of immigration status.
rabble news February 7
Mark Wiseman and Jacquie McNish at the Canadian Club in Toronto. Photo courtesy of Mike Hagarty.
Rosemary Frei | Speaking to an audience at the Canadian Club in Toronto, BlackRock exec Mark Wiseman outlines how companies will profit in the age of disruption.
rabble news February 7
Paul Dewar/Flickr
Karl Nerenberg | The longtime Ottawa area MP died Wednesday of brain cancer. His career on Parliament Hill was marked by his passion for human rights.
rabble news February 5
Photo: Courtesy Cameron Funeral Homes
rabble staff | As the first person arrested under a new law at the G20 in Toronto in 2010, he made headlines. He continued to fight injustice and increase awareness.
rabble news February 4
Photo: OEA - OAS/flickr
Ryan Donnelly | As representatives of Lima Group countries prepare to meet in Ottawa, turmoil and pressure mounts in Venezuela.
rabble news January 31
Photo: Sheila Malcolmson/Facebook
Karl Nerenberg | Two days before the byelection vote, polls had the Liberal candidate ahead 13 points. But the vote gave the NDP a win by nearly 10 points – a 23-point difference.
rabble news January 29
Photo: Coastal Elite/Flickr
Karl Nerenberg | The shooting that left six dead and 19 injured in Quebec City was treated quite differently compared with the recent arrest in Kingston.

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