rabble news October 18
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Zaid Noorsumar | The NDP is the only federal party promising to establish national standards -- although it will face an uphill task in that endeavour.
analysis October 18
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Karl Nerenberg | Although the NDP and the Greens tried to put wealth and income inequality on the election campaign agenda, most mainstream media coverage has focused elsewhere.
analysis October 17
Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau. Image: Justin Trudeau/Facebook
Karl Nerenberg | Governing from second-place position is not common in Canadian history, but there is nothing untoward or abnormal about it.
rabble interview October 17
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Image: 2017 Canada Summer Games/Flickr
Hans Rollman | Author Martin Lukacs speaks about his new book, "The Trudeau Formula," which argues that progressive branding has played a huge role in Liberal party operations.
rabble news October 15
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Zaid Noorsumar | Deteriorating working conditions in long-term care combined with poor wages have led to a severe personal support worker shortage -- making the situation even worse.
analysis October 12
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Karl Nerenberg | Liberal Leader Justin Trudeau came into his own, gamely defending himself on one of the most dubious parts of his time as prime minister: the SNC-Lavalin affair.
analysis October 12
Maxime Bernier. Image: Maxime Bernier/Twitter
Alex Cosh | The campaign period has been marked by a dwindling of civility and pitting communities against one another through vilification and marginalization, says hate crime expert Barbara Perry.
analysis October 10
Pearson Airport in Toronto. Image: h_w/Unsplash
Graeme Truelove | Police put far more resources into targeting Muslim extremism than they do white supremacy, even though far-right groups have been responsible for more attacks than every other group combined.
analysis October 8
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh before the leaders' debate. Image: Jagmeet Singh/Twitter
Karl Nerenberg | The purpose of a debate should be to force leaders to go beyond slogans, zingers and prepared lines. The voters want to hear party leaders explain in detail what they would do in government.
rabble news October 8
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Alex Cosh | The former MP and the first openly gay MP in Canadian history is running again as the NDP candidate for Burnaby North-Seymour.
rabble news October 8
A Tim Hortons in Cochrane, Ontario. Image: Jerry Huddleston/Flickr
Zaid Noorsumar | The only Tim Hortons in the small northern Ontario town of Fort Frances unionized this year.
analysis October 5
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh. Image: Jagmeet Singh/Twitter
Karl Nerenberg | As they prepare for the next round of debates, all of the federal party leaders are fighting their own demons.
arts/media October 3
Christina Turner | Campaign soundbites don't always capture the bigger issues at play in an election. We've rounded up six books that dive deeper into major issues in the 2019 federal campaign.
analysis October 2
Conservative Leader Andrew Scheer. Image: Screenshot/Andrew Scheer/Twitter
Karl Nerenberg | For the Conservatives, overseas development assistance, like immigration or Canada's stance on the Middle East, is a political punching bag, designed to attract votes by spreading fear and resentment.
rabble news October 1
Madeleine Sauvé and some of her campaign team. Image: Madeleine Sauvé/Twitter
Alex Cosh | The NDP's Madeleine Sauvé is one of several candidates carrying a left-leaning platform deep into B.C.'s right-wing heartlands.
analysis September 27
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Karl Nerenberg | When it comes to per capita emissions, only three countries exceed Canada's: Australia, Saudi Arabia and the U.S.
arts/media September 26
Jordan and his mother, Virginia Anderson. Image: Jordan River Anderson, The Messenger
Humberto da Silva | "Jordan River Anderson, The Messenger" reminds us of the battles that continue to be fought by Indigenous communities to assure a future for their children.
rabble interview September 26
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Alexandra Valahu | The writer and performer speaks with Alexandra Valahu about her new book, "I Hope We Choose Love."
rabble interview September 25
Naomi Klein. Image: Adolfo Lujan/Flickr
Sophia Reuss | We spoke with Naomi Klein about her new book, the Global Climate Strike, what's at stake in the upcoming Canadian federal election, and how the movement for a Green New Deal can counter eco-fascism.
rabble news September 24
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Alex Cosh | Sky-high rents, low vacancy rates and shortages of affordable non-market housing units are all concerns in one of the least affordable residential areas in Canada.
analysis September 24
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Karl Nerenberg | Good news both for the traditional party of the left and for the progressive side of the political spectrum: the dark and dour media narrative about the NDP has changed dramatically for the better.
rabble news September 23
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Zaid Noorsumar | Read what happened last week in the Canadian labour movement in rabble's roundup for September 23, 2019.
opinion September 20
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Image: Justin Trudeau/Twitter/Screenshot
Philip S. S. Howard | Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has apologized for wearing blackface when he was a teacher and a student. Individualizing blackface incidents overlooks the larger problem of anti-Black racism.
analysis September 19
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau participates in an armchair discussion at the 2019 CBTU Legislative Conference. Image: Adam Scotti/PMO
Karl Nerenberg | Long before 2001, most of us knew that imitating other cultures or ethnicities was not acceptable. Why didn't the young Justin Trudeau not know as much many years later?
analysis September 19
An oil pipeline in Alaska. Image: Gillphoto/Wikimedia Commons
Diane Pinch | Activist and advocacy groups have been sounding the alarm on fossil fuels for generations, so what can be learned from the campaigns of the past?
rabble series September 17
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Olivia Robinson | Amid an opioid crisis that claimed 4,460 lives last year in Canada, some libraries are arming themselves with naloxone in an effort to save their patrons' lives.
analysis September 16
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Karl Nerenberg | Scheer wants to present a reassuring and non-threatening face to voters; Singh stays on message; and May speaks her mind.
analysis September 16
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Alex Cosh | Although there is no single reason as to why the Greens are gaining traction on Vancouver Island specifically, some have suggested that most of the support is coming from former NDP voters.
book review September 12
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Jessica Rose | "Three Women" and "Just Pervs" each imagine a world in which women claim their sexuality.
analysis September 11
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Image: Adam Scotti/PMO
Karl Nerenberg | Now that we're in a new election campaign, it might be instructive to look back and see which promises the Liberal government kept.

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