rabble news April 19
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Karl Nerenberg | Ontario's three provincial parties have chosen very different strategies for portraying themselves to the voters. For some of them, one has to hunt around to find anything of substance.
opinion April 18
Protesters marching in Toronto against Islamophobia and Trump's ban on Muslims entering the U.S. Photo: J_P_D/flickr
Amira Elghawaby | Canadians are exposed to the views of racist extremists day and night, with our own politicians occasionally fuelling fear and suspicion of Muslims.
satire April 17
Hadani Ditmars | Could snappy show tunes step in where diplomacy has failed?
opinion April 14
Michael Stewart | Loreto's suggestion that empathy for Humboldt victims be extended to others elicited death threats and vitriol, and the mainstream media was only too happy to go along.
analysis April 13
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Karl Nerenberg | With an Ontario election coming, all major parties still refuse to consider abolishing the costly and archaic denominational school system, even though others did so long ago.
rabble news April 9
Gerry Rogers, the MHA for St. John's Centre, is the new leader of the NDP in Newfoundland and Labrador. Photo: NL NDP
Cory Collins | St. John's Centre MHA Gerry Rogers aims to grow the party for 2019.
analysis April 6
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Karl Nerenberg | The government and Catherine Tait have committed to making local programming a priority for CBC. That will be hard, given the devastation local services have suffered over a number of decades.
rabble news April 5
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Karl Nerenberg | In 1968 when an assassin killed Martin Luther King, the civil rights leader was becoming more radical. Today, prisons are at the heart of a new Jim Crow.
analysis April 3
Photo: Toronto Police Chief Mark Stewart at a Black Votes Matter event in 2015/OFL Communications Department
Phillip Dwight Morgan | Strategic silences, Twitter feuds, and poor accountability mark the Toronto Police.
rabble news March 30
Squamish Nation member Clarissa Antone at Camp Cloud at the Kinder Morgan protest site. Photo: Megan Devlin
Megan Devlin | 'A good reminder of why you're doing it': Ceremonies and teaching followed a week of demonstrations where 173 people were arrested in Burnaby.
book review March 29
Christina Turner | A clunky novel with a compelling premise by Ausma Zehanat Khan, it is a thriller set in the world of a refugee camp in Greece.
analysis March 28
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Karl Nerenberg | Polls show Doug Ford's Conservatives winning big in Ontario. A majority victory would not be all his doing, however. It would largely be a product of the electoral system.
analysis March 22
Karl Nerenberg | The NDP leader spoke to reporters on Wednesday and said he is against political violence, without qualification. He also affirmed that he supports peoples' rights to self-determination.
rabble news March 21
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Ed Finn | How can we work our way out of muddled language conundrums, especially with English?
rabble news March 19
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Phillip Dwight Morgan | No degree is worth the loss of another student, say U of Waterloo students following the school's latest suicide.
opinion March 16
NDP leader Jagmeet Singh during a meet and greet in Nanaimo earlier in March. Photo: Jagmeet Singh/Twitter
Karl Nerenberg | In a series of media interviews the NDP leader finally condemned the mastermind of the Air India bombing. But he refused to categorically condemn violence in support of the Sikh cause.
analysis March 14
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson greets Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland before their bilateral meeting at the U.S. Department of State in Washington D.C., on February 8, 2017. Photo: U.S. State Department/Flickr
Karl Nerenberg | Rex Tillerson was Trumpian in his disdain for the foreign service and support of America First. But he was willing to listen to allies and diplomats. By contrast, his successor looks like a fanatic.
rabble interview March 13
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Matt Fodor | A 2014 interview with the late political thinker, academic and writer on the NDP, the Waffle, and social democracy in Canada.
analysis March 9
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Karl Nerenberg | Voluntary guidelines for reduced sodium in food have been a failure. The government is now working on better labelling. The real problem may be that we have become inured to massive quantities of salt
analysis March 8
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Ed Finn | A prolonged cessation of growth, without government bailouts, would eventually morph into capitalism's demise.
modest proposal March 7
Advance poll at the 2015 federal election. Photo: Cathryn Atkinson
Rusa Jeremic | A reminder that good words can make good political responses -- and lead to better political possibilities
arts/media March 6
Photo: Emily Neufeld with Cease Wyss, common place (detail), 2018. Huckleberry, little mountain hemlock, salal, licorice, fern, oxalis, nurse log, soil.
Tania Ehret | Vancouver art series explores how artists' projects in public spaces aim to ask the difficult questions about the supports necessary to sustain public art and common space.
opinion March 2
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Phillip Dwight Morgan | While the celebrations of Black culture in Canada are welcome, other events in February reminded us there is much improvement still needed.
analysis March 1
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Karl Nerenberg | Budget 2018 is all about gender, although the rhetoric might outweigh the substance, and the economy still faces big risks from household debt and global conditions.
profile February 26
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Karl Nerenberg | Laxer died on Friday February 23 in Paris. He was a political activist and public intellectual who influenced more than one generation.
analysis February 23
York South-Weston NDP delegates with Jagmeet Singh after his conference speech on February 17. Photo: York South-Weston NDP/Twitter
Karl Nerenberg | Justin Trudeau's current troubles should remind NDPers how easy it is in politics to step right into a cow pie.
rabble news February 22
OCAP action on February 12 at Toronto City Hall. Photo: Errol Young
Yogi Acharya | After a significant victory, advocates are ready to take the fight up a notch
in their own words February 21
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Svea Vikander | The progress we have made in speaking out about sexual assault relies on one major cultural shift: the women making allegations have stopped caring about men's feelings.
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
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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.