rabble news May 24
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Resh Budhu | At the fifth Tommy Douglas Institute, environmental justice activists Vandana Shiva and Clayton Thomas-Müller ask: Unless we stand up for the planet we stand on, how can we stand for anything else?
rabble interview May 23
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Meagan Gillmore | The Canadian Labour Congress must continue to adapt if it wants to thrive, recently acclaimed president Hassan Yussuff says. Increasing the number of people in the movement is his "ultimate priority."
rabble news May 16
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Meagan Gillmore | Indigenous child advocate Cindy Blackstock was awarded the Canadian Labour Congress (CLC) award for Outstanding Service to Humanity at the congress's 2017 national convention in Toronto last week.
rabble news May 10
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Meagan Gillmore | Anti-poverty activists are calling Ontario's announcement of a basic income pilot project for low-income adults a positive first step, but say more must be done to help people living in poverty.
rabble news May 9
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Meagan Gillmore | Labour leaders in Ontario are criticizing the provincial government's plans to pilot a guaranteed basic income, saying it doesn't address a broken social assistance system and precarious job market.
rabble news May 8
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Meagan Gillmore | Despite work towards gender equality, women still struggle for recognition in the workforce, and the labour movement. Two women labour leaders weigh in.
rabble news May 5
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Ryan C. Kerr, Elizabeth Littlejohn | With increasing reports of atrocities being committed against suspected LGBTQ people in Chechnya, human-rights organization Rainbow Railroad is mobilizing emergency efforts to help those at risk.
arts/media May 4
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Tania Ehret | A standout in this year's Mayworks Festival is the workshop Writing while Black which focuses on zine-making as a social justice and political tool used by folks of colour.
politics May 2
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June Chua | Tom Pitfield, a childhood friend of Trudeau's and a former IBM innovation expert, went through a top 10 Buzzfeed-like list of What He Learned from the Election Campaign.
rabble interview May 1
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Meagan Gillmore | To celebrate May Day, rabble is focusing on the accomplishments of women in the workplace. We spoke with outgoing CLC secretary-treasurer Barbara Byers about her work as a labour activist.
briefly April 28
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Meagan Gillmore | A series of focus groups organized to determine barriers people who are blind or visually impaired face finding employment conclude this week in Toronto.
rabble news April 19
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Tessa Vikander | Housing advocates say the redevelopment process for B.C.'s oldest social housing site has failed the residents because it broke up a vibrant community.
analysis April 1
Meagan Gillmore | Saskatchewan has become the latest province to guarantee leave to employees suffering domestic violence. Organized labour has been leading the battle.
rabble series March 29
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Alyse Kotyk | University carbon divestment movements in B.C. are encouraging fellow students to remember recently approved massive fossil fuel projects like the Kinder Morgan pipeline during May's election.
rabble news March 25
Meagan Gillmore | PSAC's "conference of conferences" puts human rights are front and centre." Union president Robyn Benson told delegates: “you own the floor and you own the stage.”
politics March 23
Miriam Katawazi | The federal government, says David Macdonald, "took the 2016 budget out and put a new cover on it... Now you have the 2017 budget. They’ve gift wrapped last year’s budget."
politics March 20
Dennis Howlett | If Finance Minister Morneau is serious about tax fairness, Canadians for Tax Fairness say here are three changes he could include in the 2017-18 Budget.
opinion March 18
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Stephen Kimber | What if our finance minister chose Canadian values over the interests of a privileged minority?
in their own words March 16
various | "We, the undersigned professors, call on the Canadian government to enact legislation to establish a credible and effective independent ombudsperson to investigate and hear complaints..."
rabble series March 15
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Alyse Kotyk | The B.C. Liberals are under scrutiny for accepting significant donations from lobbyists, including those connected to the controversial Trans Mountain pipeline project, sparking an RCMP investigation.
arts/media March 13
Image: Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance
Tania Ehret | "Beyond 150 Years" film festivals asks: what exactly is Canada 150 celebrating and who is invited to the party?
rabble news March 7
Lenée Son | In an area where over 13,000 people live in poverty having to survive on social assistance, gentrifying businesses are selling $138 mink eyelashes and $11 bottles of juice.
rabble news March 1
Matthew Brett | Though a number of cities across Canada are adopting "Sanctuary City" declarations, deportations persist and basic public services are still not being provided.
rabble news March 1
Megan Devlin | Tomorrow’s doctors want comprehensive pain management, supervised injectable heroin and continuity of care for their patients.
rabble series February 28
Alyse Kotyk | Across B.C.'s interior, First Nations communities are deciding whether or not they will support Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline project through mutual benefits agreements.
rabble series February 20
Phillip Dwight Morgan | Indigenous writer and activist Nickita Longman offers candid reflections on Canada's hopes for reconciliation, the colonial governments of Brad Wall and Justin Trudeau, and more uncomfortable truths.
rabble news February 14
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Alyse Kotyk | Whales, corruption and contempt for Indigenous rights are just some of the court cases that activists hope will halt the controversial Kinder Morgan Trans Mountain Expansion project.
in their own words January 27
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Sofia Ali-Khan | Here are some uncomfortable truths, and some thoughts on what we need to do about them to succeed in the fight against Trump.
in their own words January 24
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Sophia Reuss | The "Anti-Inauguration" protest and Women's March on Washington provide hope that a global, inclusive left can finally fight neoliberalism and oppression together.
rabble news January 24
Trans activist and B.C. NDP candidate Morgane Oger
Tessa Vikander | Organizers of Vancouver's Women's March on Washington express remorse at lack of communication, while omission sparks wider conversation of inclusive organizing.