rabble news September 14
Members of Women Transforming Cities at Hot Pink Paper launch. Photo: Tania Ehret
Tania Ehret | As Vancouver gears up for its 2018 election on October 20, local women's organization Women Transforming Cities launch their Hot Pink Paper on women-friendly policies in municipal politics.
politics September 14
Ontario Premier Doug Ford stands in the Ontario legislature. Photo: Premier of Ontario Photography/Flickr
Karl Nerenberg | Doug Ford intends to use the Constitution's notwithstanding clause to circumvent a court ruling preventing him from cutting Toronto city council, but he has not countered any of the judge's points.
rabble series September 12
Photo credit: Wooden Panda
Phillip Dwight Morgan | A proud alumnus of WomenWinTO, Toronto mayoral candidate Saron Gebresellassi spent more than a year planning her run and boasts over a decade of community organizing experience.
politics September 6
Rally against Kinder Morgan oil pipeline on Burnaby Mountain. Photo: Mark Klotz/Flickr
Karl Nerenberg | The Federal Court of Appeal decision on Trans Mountain condemns a patronizing consultation process with First Nations. Can Trudeau correct that, and protect the B.C. coast?
politics August 20
Premier Ford, joined by Minister of Finance, Vic Fedeli, and Minister of Government and Consumer Services, Todd Smith, at the government's Buck-a-Beer announcement. Photo: Premier of Ontario Photography/flickr
Karl Nerenberg | Premier Ford has spent nearly two months undermining the environment, welfare and refugees, breaking more than a few promises along the way. His admirers say that means he is decisive.
opinion August 10
Riot police confront demonstration. Photo: looking4poetry/Flickr
Humberto DaSilva | Extreme intolerance seems to be the 0.0001%'s new tack to ensure the energy of all the growing underclasses are not misdirected at them.
politics August 8
Photo: Elizabeth Littlejohn
Nisha Toomey, Sharmeen Khan | When we demand that immigrant families stay together, we mean they should be free together. Families should live in safety and should not live under the terror of being separated.
rabble news August 8
Mexican government photo of Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland and Mexican president-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador on July 25.
José Luis Granados Ceja | A review of Canada's adventures in imperialism and colonialism following the meeting between Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland and Mexican president-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador.
arts/media August 2
From left to right: Natalie Hanna, Sarah  Waisvisz, Sarah Kabamba, Manahil Bandukwala, Sanita Fejsic. Photo: Marie-Pierre Daigle
Clarissa Fortin | The Ottawa literary magazine now raising funds to deliver new special issue called Dis(s)ent.
in their own words July 31
Photo: The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Kate McInturff | The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternative mourns the loss of feminist researcher and scholar Kate McInturff.
opinion July 30
Vintage Racist Sun button. Photo: York University Libraries
Humberto DaSilva | If you ever wondered what you would do if you lived in 1935 Germany, it’s an easy question to answer. Look at what you are doing today.
for the sake of argument July 24
Michael Laxer | The next time you hear about someone wounding or killing five or 10 or 15 people in a community in Canada or the United States you won't even have to think about one aspect of it.
rabble news July 23
Meg Borthwick | With 250 participants currently registered, the NDP-led movement’s online seminars are presenting women with solid tools and strategies for succeeding in electoral politics.
in their own words July 20
Photo: Charles McVety on Twitter
Antonia Zerbisias | Charles McVety, the so-called “evangelical leader” who delivered unto Doug Ford a social conservative Christian base, is less about loving the poor and disadvantaged and more about promoting hate.
analysis July 19
Toronto Transit Commission Board Meeting - June 12, 2018. Photo: Toronto Transit Commission
Rosemary Frei | Part Two: Going Green at the Toronto Transit Commission should not be done at the expense of best practice or due diligence.
rabble interview July 18
Image: Flickr/SFU library
Tavleen Purewal | The author discusses his new book, I've Been Meaning To Tell You, which is written as a letter to his daughter.
analysis July 18
Photo: TTC’s Vehicles Program head Bem Case by Rosemary Frei
Rosemary Frei | Part one: New information, including FOI requested documents, suggests political pressure is at play when it comes to assessing analysis that compares the options for pricey green-bus technology.
in their own words July 17
Photo: Patrick Feller/Flickr
Carmela Hutchison | Her father, believing he acted out of "mercy" when he killed her, was judge, jury and executioner. Now he says he is being victimized because his second-degree murder conviction is public record.
in their own words July 16
Photo: Rick Chung/Flickr
Jessica Parish | For my final two years of my PhD I decided I’d rather bartend than teach in the post-secondary sector. Why? Because I needed time and money to continue writing and bartending made better sense.
analysis July 11
Vancouver. Image: Cliff Hellis/Flickr
Cheryl Whiting | Eye-opening studies show that the operation emissions of a building after 60 years are only half of the embodied emissions that are present as of day one, thanks to its construction methods.
analysis July 6
Photo: rick/Flickr
Ed Finn | Canada’s social spending has declined to just 17.2 per cent of GDP. There is no excuse for government refusal to improve our inferior social programs and help millions in poverty-stricken families.
in their own words June 29
The south façade of the Ontario Legislative Building. Photo: Benson Kua
Barâa Arar | That intimate relationship between legislation, extreme political rhetoric, and the rise in hate crimes as shown by Donald Trump’s America, is exactly why I am afraid of a Ford majority government.
analysis June 28
Photo: Humberto Da Silva
Nino Pagliccia | The elections are over but the electoral process in Venezuela has not ended.
arts/media June 27
The Canadian Labour International Film Festival (CLiFF) is showing Pride at the Carleton Cinema.
Michelle Guo | The Canadian International Labour Film Festival recognizes and celebrates the working class.
analysis June 25
From the film "Flying Paper".  Photo: Flying Paper Doc/Flickr
Jonathan Cook | Kites, a symbol for Palestinian children of normality and joy, are now being used to outwit military oppression.
analysis June 23
Photo: Takver/Flicker
Karl Nerenberg | In 2002, Canada and the U.S. signed an agreement that says asylum seekers can be sent back to the U.S. when they try to enter Canada. Trump’s recent actions make that agreement look ridiculous.
in their own words June 22
Photo: Can Pac Swire/Flickr
Gordon Laxer | NAFTA is a corporate rights agreement, not a free-trade agreement in the original sense.
in their own words June 22
Photo: Neil Moralee/Flickr
Jerry Dias | Labour leaders warned that getting rid of mandatory retirement would create a block to young workers entering the workforce.
book review June 20
Damming the Peace. Photo: Cathryn Atkinson
Cathryn Atkinson | A new book on the B.C. project on the Peace River breaks down its history, impacts and problems in 15 fascinating chapters.
analysis June 19
Looking down at Montreal from Mount Royal. Photo: Corey Templeton/Flickr
Karl Nerenberg | Mayor Valérie Plante of Montreal has initiated a pilot project banning cars from driving over Mount Royal. The vehement opposition, even from some of her erstwhile supporters, is worrisome.

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