June 18
Susan Delacourt | What happens when the Government asks the public for input on new divorce and child-custody laws? The same kind of thing that happens when people divorce: women and men glare at each other from oppos
June 18
Ian Black and Michael White | After three days of rioting in Sweden's second city, states of the European Union began urgent talks about security. The discussions concluded that, in order to forestall violence at future summits,
rabble news June 15
Raymond J. Parker | In the wake of Seattle and Quebec City, there's a multitude of theories about how to preserve and build on the fragile left-wing consensus. So, why did Murray Dobbin, a supporter of the New Politics
rabble news June 14
Judy Rebick | Last June, The Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP) held a militant demonstration on the steps of the Ontario legislature. The demo turned violent. Now OCAP is bringing those confrontational tact
June 14
Lawrence Hill | When it comes to race, Canadians have perfected the art of burying our heads in the sand. We pretend it doesn't matter. Now we have a Black American to thank for forcing us to confront this oft-avoid
rabble news June 12
Paul Gallant | Fifty percent of Canadians say they are in favour of legalized same-sexmarriage. This suggests that the long-fought-for goal may become a legal reality. But a recent debate at a gay journalists' conf
rabble news June 12
Allison Hanes | On Monday, Concordia University's Institute for Management and Community Development opened its annual week-long summer-school. Grassroots activists from Canada and abroad discussed the growing over
June 9
Craig Segal | A Montreal investment group believes there's more to changing business practices than waving a sign around. Investors are holding votes to tell their companies how to behave. And in today's image-con
June 8
Ross Marowits | The number of women entering electoral politics, after an earlier period of increase, is declining sharply. According to Equal Voice, a non-partisan group of Canadian women, this situation is alarmin
June 7
Duncan Thorne | Mel Hurtig - founding Chairman of the Council of Canadians and fervent nationalist - has a new book due next spring. <i>The Vanishing Country</i> details corporate America's voracious gobbling-up of
June 7
Joan Jones | People of African descent arrived in Nova Scotia in the 1700s. Almost since those first arrivals, the Black community has petitioned the provincial government to address the racism and inequality its
June 6
Judy Rebick | Hoping to re-inspire a vision of just and sustainable future, a new political initiative calls upon the New Democratic Party to unite the increasingly energized left under a brand new party banner.
June 5
David Beers | They are as angry at cars as they are blissed-out on freedom, fun and flow. For members of the global bike tribe, the movement is inspired by movement. And a new Vancouver-based magazine is giving th
June 4
Murray Dobbin | The squeaky-voiced fundamentalist founded an incredibly successful party and gave its members the respectability and status they craved. And he did it all with utter ruthlessness, complete control of
June 4
Debbie Parkes | CEGEP teacher Vivian Barbot, a 59-year-old Quebecer of Haitian origin, has become the first woman of colour to lead the Quebec Federation of Women. With a long history of union activism, Barbot hopes
June 3
Glen Whiffen | Newfoundland does not legally recognize traditional Aboriginal marriage ceremonies. The same is true of other provincial governments. Partly because of this, Newfoundland's Conne River Band has seen
June 1
Jane George | On Tuesday, June 12th, the University of the Arctic opens its virtual doors. With an official launch in Rovaniemi, Finland, this "university without walls" will serve students throughout the circumpo
June 1
Richard Mackin | Why is it unbelievable that a vegan burger is meatless? Here are poems to Trix the Rabbit, Reeses Peanut Butter Cups and Biore's blackhead strips. Where are Keebler's cookie personnel? General Electr
May 31
Judy Rebick | The New Democratic Party is in deep crisis. While the broad left is experiencing a youthful and energetic renewal on the streets and through citizen groups, little if any of this new energy is makin
May 29
Finn Harvor | When a brokerage company messenger has more drops added to a day, "Instead of enjoying the walk, you're rushing, you're jay-walking in circumstances where it may be dangerous, you're going across red
rabble news May 28
Geoff Olson | Slipping a twenty to someone on the street won't right our culture's social, political and economic wrongs. Still, it can mean a lot, both to the giver and the receiver.
May 25
Nate Hendley | Controversial conspiracy theorists are finding new forums at alternative health, medicine and spirituality events. This is a story about the relationship between the far-out and the far right.
May 25
Wojtek Dabrowski | The national chief of the Assembly of First Nations, Matthew Coon Come, says that only 80,000 houses exist for the 750,000 aboriginals across Canada. That's about one house for every nine people. He
May 24
Kokila Jacob | In this country, politicians can easily revoke the right to free expression. The price they paid for doing so in the past has been high. India's media have prevailed over occasional intimidation from
May 23
Kate Heartfield | Local government is taking on global trade. Across Canada, municipalities have gone public with their worries about what free trade can do to towns and cities. When the Federation of Canadian Municip
May 22
David Leibl | Activists from around the world have joined forces to end the commodification of living things. They want organizations, governments and political parties to sign up and stop the privatization of "ge
rabble news May 22
Amnesty International | Amnesty International is calling for a public enquiry to investigate police tactics and behaviour in handling the demonstrations that surrounded the Quebec Summit, and into the conditions for people
rabble news May 21
Bronwen Cunningham | The other night, my daughter said that - now she understands how vulnerable I am to all of the violence the government can muster - she no longer feels that my protection is enough. Her disappointmen
May 21
Lenny Stoute | Toronto photographer Kevin Kelly's current show, Kings And Queens, examines cross-dressing on both sides of the gender divide. <i>rabble</i> asks Kelly about the whys and how-comes of the show. It su
May 20
Faye Denstedt | Members of the Canadian Alliance Party in Hastings and Prince Edward Counties, Ontario, are feeling the affects of the Stockwell Day's shaky leadership. One local membership chair indicates that ther