rabble news October 6
In 2012, hundreds of demonstrators marched from an Ottawa science conference to Parliament Hill under the banner the ‘Death of Evidence’. Photo: Richard Webster/deathofevidence.ca
Murray Dobbin | Scientists have fought back against irrationalism. They also need to fight against corruption in their own ranks
arts/media October 5
'Keep Talking' is screening at the Vancouver International Film Festival
Tania Ehret | Keep Talking follows four women who set out to educate Alaskan youth on the Alutiiq language, looking at the need for collective healing
rabble news October 5
An Equinox Sport outside the CAMI Equinox manufacturing plant in Ingersoll, Ont. in 2008.
Meagan Gillmore | Nearly 2,800 workers walked off the job at General Motors’ CAMI plant in Ingersoll, Ont., on Sept. 17, after contract negotiations with the company broke down.
rabble news October 5
Environment Minister Catherine McKenna with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at COP21 on Nov. 30, 2015
Karl Nerenberg | Justin Trudeau signed the Paris accord with much enthusiasm. He has been much slower to act on reducing greenhouse gas emissions
rabble interview October 4
With her brother on her back a war weary Korean girl tiredly trudges by a stalled M-26 tank, at Haengju, Korea, in June 1951.
Chris Walker | As an escalating war of words between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un receives mainstream news attention, it is time to consider history
opinion October 3
Hurricane Irma passes Cuba on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, in a NASA satellite photo.
Arnold August | Canada should overcome its self-imposed bureaucracy and provide immediate aid to the country following the devastation
politics October 2
Judy Graves has been an advocate for fighting homelessness for decades. Photo: SFU/Flikr
Alyse Kotyk | With Vancouver's by-election just under two weeks away, homeless-advocate is hoping to win a seat on city council.
rabble news October 2
Jagmeet Singh at 2017 Pride Parade in Toronto. Photo: ideas_dept/flickr
Karl Nerenberg | The new NDP leader spoke of 'love and courage' in his victory speech after winning in the first ballot
rabble series September 28
Image: Flickr/Matt Brown
Meagan Gillmore | Federal employees affected by Phoenix think unions should be more aggressive in pressuring the government to fix the growing problems and provide more clarity to their members about what's happening.
rabble news September 27
Image: Flickr/Province of British Columbia
Abeer Yusuf | Sunday morning drew a crowd of 50,000 people to Walk for Reconciliation, an event organized in partnership by Reconciliation Canada and the City of Vancouver.
rabble interview September 27
Niki Ashton speaks to students and supporters at McGill University. Photo: davehuehn/flickr
babblers, Meg Borthwick | On September 26, we hosted our first Q&A with leadership candidate Niki Ashton. Here we bring you her full babble interview, featuring the top questions submitted by you, our readers.
rabble news September 26
Gander airport. Photo: Klaus Radermacher/flickr
Meagan Gillmore | Union leaders in Newfoundland and Labrador are hoping the ongoing strike at D-J Composites in Gander motivates the provincial government to tighten the Labour Relations Act.
rabble series September 24
Image: flickr/qwrrty
Meagan Gillmore | Federal employees speak out about the stresses they experienced as a result of problems with the Phoenix payroll system.
rabble news September 23
Karl Nerenberg | Chrystia Freeland announced new sanctions against the Maduro government on Friday, likely motivated by a desire to keep the U.S. happy during NAFTA negotiations.
rabble news September 22
rabble staff, Institute for Change Leaders | Our judges had the challenging task of selecting a shortlist of three finalists from over 100 applications. Now it's your turn.
rabble series September 22
Justin Trudeau speaks with employees at the Public Service Pay Centre in Miramichi. Photo: Adam Scotti/PMO
Meagan Gillmore | The Phoenix pay system has been in place for more than 18 months, and problems with it only continue to grow. Workers across the country have consistently been overpaid, underpaid or not paid at all.
arts/media September 21
Film still showing landscape from "Gutland"
Humberto DaSilva | Gutland is a cinematic mind game set squarely in its chosen rural European context. The film can be best described as a "farm noir."
politics September 20
Photo: Jagmeet Singh/Facebook
Karl Nerenberg | Bloc Québécois leader Martine Ouellet claims that Jagmeet Singh's NDP leadership campaign signifies we must now confront not only the religious right, but also the new and scary religious left.
rabble news September 19
2008 Equinox Sport outside the CAMI plant in Ingersoll, Ontario. Photo: Nox360/Wikimedia Commons
Meagan Gillmore | Almost 2,800 workers walked off the job on Sunday night after contract negotiations with GM CAMI broke down. It's the first strike at the plant in 25 years.
rabble news September 18
Ethel Tungohan | Caregivers who have been waiting years to have Canadian permanent residency applications processed held a rally in front of Immigration, Refugee and Citizenship Canada offices in Toronto this week.
analysis September 14
Edward Cornwallis statue, covered, in downtown Halifax. Photo: Ben MacLeod/Wikimedia Commons
Cheryl Thompson | Removing monuments or renaming buildings calls upon the public to reflect on what they don't know about "our" story not just in the past but also in the present.
rabble series September 14
Medicare for All Rally in Los Angeles - Feb 2017. Photo: Molly Adams/flickr
Karl Nerenberg | Many Democrats are showing a renewed interest in a robust public sector solution to the U.S. health insurance system. And their solution would go a lot further than Obamacare.
rabble series September 13
Morning mist Heart Lake, High Peaks region. Photo by Karl Nerenberg
Karl Nerenberg | An Ohio father and son share a contemptuous skepticism about the current occupant of the White House. And yet, they still have faith in the fundamental fairness of U.S. democracy.
rabble interview September 12
Jean Swanson. Photo: Tamara Herman/flickr
Alyse Kotyk | With a byelection coming up next month, Vancouver-based activist Jean Swanson is vying for a seat on city council and focusing her efforts on housing and affordability.
rabble news September 11
Hospital hallway. Photo: Michael Coté/flickr
Meagan Gillmore | The Administrative Labour Tribunal (ALT) in Quebec has ruled that a portion of the province's Labour Code restricting how much certain public sector employees can strike violates the Constitution.
rabble news September 7
Nova Scotia Province House. Photo: Taber Andrew Bain/flickr
Meagan Gillmore | Unions in Nova Scotia are asking to be included in a legal review of a bill that restricts wage increases for public servants and, they say, infringes on their rights to collectively bargain.
rabble news August 30
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Meagan Gillmore | The Royal Ottawa Health Care Group was ordered to pay a fine for violating the provincial Occupational Health and Safety Act.
rabble news August 29
Meg Borthwick | Hundreds of anti-racist activists showed up at London's City Hall on Saturday for a highly organized counter protest against a white supremacist rally.
rabble news August 25
Meagan Gillmore | The divisions that strikes create between employees and management can take a long time to heal, and in some cases never do.
rabble news August 24
Photo of Joan Gower Gillatt used with permission from BCGEU.
Meagan Gillmore | The Canadian labour movement lost a formidable champion of women's rights this month with the passing of Joan Gower Gillatt, the first woman president of what is now the BCGEU.