February 7
Murray Dobbin | In the immediate aftermath of the Enron/Andersen Super Scandal, everyone was praying that it was a one-off thing. A freak of business nature. Just one bad dream. But the nightmare continues. The stoc
rabble news February 6
Jaggi Singh | The days of protest against the World Economic Forum in New York City occurred under an enormous police mobilization. Permitted protests, including the main march of anywhere between 10,000-20,000 pe
rabble news February 6
Judy Rebick | Porto Alegre, Brazil, has become a beacon for the left around the world. As the global justice movement discusses how a better world might look, it becomes increasingly clear that citizens' democrac
rabble news February 5
Judy Rebick | The genius of the World Social Forum in Porto Alegre, Brazil, is to bring so many movements together in one place. And what a place. This year's forum is exploring alternatives to neo-liberalism. Del
rabble news February 5
Krystalline Kraus | Across Canada, students are feeling shut out of post-secondary education due to the threat of deregulation, tuition increases and lack of federal and provincial funding. "Forget part-time work. These
rabble news February 4
Judy Rebick | Thursday, the World Social Forum in Porto Alegre kicked off with a march that brought out an estimated 25,000 people. Flags were everywhere. I'd never seen so much red before. The most common image w
rabble news February 4
Erin George, interview with Martin Khor | "The power that is coming out of the social movements is not due to ideology or theory. It is due to the fact that our views are proven correct by the actual events that are happening."
rabble news February 1
Nate Hendley | The United States Drug Enforcement Administration has announced a ban on hemp-based food products because it claims that consuming hemp products can screw up drug tests aimed at detecting pot. As a r
rabble news January 31
Jaggi Singh | The coming days will see two kinds of solidarity in this city. "Fortress Waldorf" will be the playpen of the World Economic Forum, complete with its own security perimeter and US$25,000 cover charge.
January 31
Caroline Lucas | The World Social Forum at Porto Alegre, Brazil, will be a key opportunity to identify proposals and strategies to replace this "beggar your neighbour" approach of today's economic globalization with
January 31
Richard Blow | Enron payments to top journalists are signs of an ongoing trend.
January 30
Richard Norton-Taylor | Britain was not consulted by the United States about the handling of prisoners in Afghanistan - including the five Britons so far identified - it was disclosed yesterday.
January 30
Graham Fraser | For days, Prime Minister Chrétien had been saying that the issue of how Canadian soldiers would deal with the detainees was hypothetical, unaware until yesterday morning that he was a week
January 30
Barbara McLintock | British Columbia's seventy-seven Liberal Members of the Legislative Assembly say they are "leading by example" by taking a 5 per cent pay cut. Premier Gordon Campbell said yesterday the cut will take
rabble news January 30
Krystalline Kraus | Squad set? You bet! With kilts, pigtails, pompoms and combat boots, radical cheerleaders chant, "Smash the state" with a smile.
January 29
Brian Holmes | The protests around the European Union summit in the palace of Laeken, Belgium, got huge popular support despite the freezing wind. At least 80,000 people came out for the union march, plus another 2
January 26
Boris Kagarlitsky | After the enraged population poured onto the streets of Buenos Aires, people here in Russia recalled that three years ago Argentina was being held up to us as an example. The business press was publi
January 25
Luiza Chwialkowska | The free speech rights of labour unions trump private business interests, the court declared in a 9-0 decision that sweeps aside a 1963 precedent banning so-called "secondary picketing" that harms bu
everyone's a critic January 25
Corvin Russell | "What is new politics?" This question opened a debate last Saturday that was sponsored by the New Politics Initiative. Exchanges between activist Jaggi Singh and federal MP Svend Robinson were especi
January 24
CBC News Staff | Canada's premiers and territorial leaders say they're ready to engage in a wide-ranging debate over the future of health care when they gather for a two-day summit.
January 24
CBC News Staff | Peter Gzowski, author, columnist and broadcaster, has died at the age of sixty-seven.
January 24
Theresa Boyle | The province's Universities Minister Dianne Cunningham yesterday rejected a request from Queen's University for the right to decide on its own tuition fees. Queen's has been leading the charge for de
January 23
CBC News Staff | After announcing an overhaul of his province's healthcare system, Premier Ralph Klein assured Albertans that people who are sick and injured will continue to be cared for.
January 23
Richard Esposito | New York cops vow to crush violent protest at World Economic Forum which runs from January 31 to February 4, 2002. "If there are demonstrations, they will certainly be allowed to go forward if they a
rabble news January 22
Krystalline Kraus | On January 14, five students from the Queen's Coalition Against Deregulation walked into the university's administration offices with a list of demands, five days worth of supplies and flowers for th
rabble news January 21
Alejandro Bustos | New laws are in the works, including organized crime legislation, the expansion of diplomatic immunity, an anti-terrorism act, a bill allowing cabinet to issue emergency decrees, and one that gives t
January 18
CBC News Staff | Walkerton residents will hear the results of a sweeping study into the town's water tragedy when the Ontario government releases the report later today, four days earlier than scheduled.
January 18
David Redwood and Murray MacAdam | The next time you savour a cup of joe, consider this: the farmer who grew those beans may have received less than one-tenth of the price you paid. But thanks to a coffee-selling co-operative in Nova
January 18
Canadian Press | The most deadly E. coli outbreak in Canadian history could have been prevented and lives saved if the brothers who ran Walkerton's water system had properly chlorinated the water and the government h
January 17
Kim Lunman | Premier Gordon Campbell, who was elected in May on a platform of tax cuts, will outline the drastic reductions in Victoria today; the moves have been described by observers as "Kleinian" in scope.

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