analysis February 19
NDP leader Jagmeet Singh met supporters following his address to the party's convention on Ottawa on Saturday, Feb. 17. Photo: Michelle Langlois
Karl Nerenberg | The NDP leader gave a speech that promised to make the wealthiest pay their share and address inequality. It was, however, short on details, and barely mentioned the environment.
analysis February 16
Photo: Ottawa2018NDP.ca
Karl Nerenberg | The NDP meets in Ottawa this week with its two provincial governments squabbling and the party searching for a mission and an identity.
rabble news February 15
Photo: Mathew Kagis/Facebook
Caitlin O'Flanagan | Downtown Eastside event commemorates missing and murdered Indigenous women and bears witness to ongoing injustices in Vancouver and beyond
analysis February 14
Alberta Premier Rachel Notley meets with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau following meetings at a federal government cabinet retreat in Kananaskis, Alberta on Sunday, April 24, 2016. Photo: Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta
Karl Nerenberg | People are buying B.C. wines in solidarity with B.C.'s Horgan government in its dispute with Alberta. Ironically, many of those wine protesters campaigned for the Trudeau Liberals in 2015.
rabble news February 13
Left to right: Allen Magama, local activist, parent and musician; Fiqir Worku, University Waterloo student, vice president University of Waterloo Black Association for Student Expression; Robyn Maynard, author Policing Black Lives; Tana Turner, consultant and principal, Turner Consulting Group -- One Vision One Voice OACAS Report; Christien Levien, criminal defense lawyer and Legalswipe App Developer. Photo: Sylma Fletcher
Phillip Dwight Morgan | Kitchener event explores how systemic oppression reaches Black Canadians beyond large urban centres
analysis February 13
Syncrude's Mildred Lake site, plant and tailings ponds Fort McMurray, Alberta. Photo: Wikipedia
Gordon Laxer | Big oil corporations can make any decisions they want regarding the amounts and kinds of oil exported from Canada for profit reasons, but Canada's governments are hamstrung from making such decisions.
in their own words February 10
Photo: Colten Boushie/Facebook
Robert Jago | Don’t say that Canada or Saskatchewan failed Indigenous people -- Canada just failed. It wasn’t a mob of racists that released a killer onto the streets -- it was 12 regular Canadians.
rabble news February 8
Ann Wright | As the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics opens, a peace conference calls for suspension of military exercises after the Games, and lifting of sanctions and talks with North Korea.
rabble series February 5
Karl Nerenberg | In 1968, a U.S president was forced from office, a west African country was enflamed in civil war, and a new prime minister engendered high expectations Canada.
analysis February 1
Female combatants from the Syriac Military Council (MFS) in one of their bases in Jazeera Region of Rojava, northern Syria. Photo: Delil Souleiman/Syriac Military Council
Fouad Oveisy | A look at the egalitarian and ecofeminist Rojava revolution in the Kurdish north of Syria.
rabble series January 31
Cholon after Tet Offensive operations, 1968. Photo:  United States Army Center of Military History/Wikipedia
Karl Nerenberg | There were assassinations, massacres, protests and a near-revolution in France -- 1968 was a year of drama and crisis. We still live with the consequences.
rabble news January 29
Looking east from Harbour Centre Lookout in Vancouver, towards Fraser Surrey Docks in the distance. Photo: Bobanny/Wikimedia
Cheryl Whiting, Stuart Neatby | If built, this B.C. thermal coal export facility will make it almost impossible for Canada to reach its climate change target commitments
analysis January 26
When it comes to listing countries on the basis of the social services they provide to citizens compared to the subsidies they heap on corporations, Canada doesn’t fare well. Photo: Zhu
Ed Finn | If the national income were more equitably allocated –- as it is in truly progressive countries –- much of the prevailing social distress in Canada could be alleviated.
rabble series January 25
 More details Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau of Canada, Jimmy Carter, Margaret Trudeau and Rosalynn Carter at State Visit arrival. Photo: U.S. National Archives and Records Administration
Karl Nerenberg | Pierre Trudeau had been in power for 10 years. Nigeria moved toward a (brief) return to democracy. And René Lévesque prepared the ground for 1980's referendum on Quebec independence.
modest proposal January 22
Photo: Julie Morrell/Twitter
Roberta Lexier | Divisions within and between social movements should be acknowledged and accepted as unavoidable and, in fact, essential for success.
rabble news January 22
Photo: Do We Need More Food?/YouTube
Peter Biesterfeld | The former Health Canada scientist and whistleblower was a hero of the non-GMO movement.
rabble series January 18
Photograph of The Reagans and Mulroneys in Quebec in 1985. Photo: U.S. National Archives and Records Administration
Karl Nerenberg | Brian Mulroney is remembered for his unctuous manner and the whiff of corruption that surrounded him. In fact, his was a consequential government. Part 2 of 2.
rabble series January 17
November 1988 federal election rally in Calgary. With Mayor Ralph Klein, Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, Premier Don Getty, and former Prime Minister Joe Clark
Karl Nerenberg | Brian Mulroney is remembered for his unctuous manner and the whiff of corruption that surrounded him. In fact, his was a consequential government. Part 1 of 2.
in their own words January 16
Anti-war activists in front of the Vancouver Art Gallery, invited for the rally in support of Iranian protesters, with a "US/NATO hands off Iran" banner, photographed as pro-US interventionists block them with the monarchist flag of Iran discarded in 1979.  Photo: Roberto Morago
Sara Sagaii, Nyusha Samiei | A statement to the progressive community in Canada that we weren’t able to read out at a Vancouver rally after being attacked
arts/media January 15
Insite Vancouver. Photo: Jonathan Dickinson
Tyson Kelsall | A former harm reduction worker reviews a reporter’s new book on how this part of Vancouver has progressed
rabble series January 12
Photo: Wikimedia
Karl Nerenberg | In 1998, it looked like Jean Chrétien and his Liberals could remain in power forever. With his response to the near loss of the 1995 referendum, however, Chrétien sowed the seeds of his party's demise
analysis January 10
Ahed Tamimi. Image: Haim Schwarczenberg/Wikimedia Commons.
Jonathan Cook | The 16-year-old Palestinian teenager has incensed right-wing Israeli politicians with her defiant dignity.
in their own words January 9
Photo: $15 & Fairness/Twitter
Peter Hogarth | ​Most Ontarians want minimum wage increases, but threats continue to be made by some employers.
rabble series January 8
Canada 2008: Prime Minister Stephen Harper at a meet-and-greet. Photo: Andrew d'Entremeont
Karl Nerenberg | Ten years ago we had a federal election, the great recession and a prorogation crisis. As well, Justin Trudeau won his first election.
rabble news January 3
Photo: flickr/NCDOTcommunications
Meagan Gillmore | A look at the system that employs thousands of adults with intellectual disabilities and what comes next for them.
rabble news December 23
Stitch-by-Stitch's Unsettling Canada Day Sewing Circle was held in solidarity with Unsettling Canada 150 National Day of Action by Idle No More and Defenders of the Land. Photo: Elizabeth Littlejohn
Cathryn Atkinson | From Indigenous demands for respect and recognition, to Donald Trump's dog whistles to racists, to the Canadian housing crisis, to changes in the NDP, 2017 was a busy news year for rabble writers.
year in review December 23
Cardinal in the maple tree. Photo: Julie Falk/flickr
rabble staff | What had rabble's attention this year? Here's a look at the best of the best from all our sections and more.
rabble news December 22
Ontario colleges and supporters gathered at Queen’s Park on November 2. Photo: OPSEU/Twitter
Meagan Gillmore | rabble.ca's outgoing labour reporter recaps some of the stories that mattered most in 2017.
rabble news December 22
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the Oval Office with President Donald Trump and his daughter Ivanka on February 13, 2017. Photo: Ivanka Trump/Twitter
Karl Nerenberg | The U.S. president has had an impact on Trudeau's policies. For example, Canada shelved plans to reform refugee law and thus roll back some of Harper's draconian measures.
politics December 22
The Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, Justin Trudeau, and his wife, Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau, meet with his Highness the Aga Khan at the new Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat in Ottawa in 2015. Photo: liberal.ca
Karl Nerenberg | The PM vacationed at the expense of a person involved with a large NGO. Other NGOs should not be disadvantaged because they lack private islands to which to invite Justin Trudeau and family.

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