May 3
Claire Miller | Genetically modified canola seeds have been spread around Mount Gambier in South Australia in a breach of federal guidelines intended to prevent their general release into the environment.
May 3
Trish Salah | It is increasingly clear that the objective of policing is the surveillance, management and removal of people who get in the way of business, that threaten its ethos, or its profits. Toronto's queer
rabble news May 3
Doug Smith | A documentary airing May 3 on WTN tells the remarkable story of the Notorious Mrs. Armstrong. It also explores the filmmaker's search for traces of the feminist and union organizer who played a part
rabble news May 2
David Bernans | A lot of bike paths could be created for the price tag of a summit and some international business deals. Bikesheviks were on-hand in Quebec to fill folks in about the impact of free trade. Police ma
rabble news May 2
The Deconstructionist Institute for Surreal Topology | DIST announces a campaign of teddy bear rage aimed at freeing the prisoners captured during the Summit of the Americas. They are asking people to catch as many stuffed animals as they can, and mail t
May 2
Lamont Muhammad | People of color, poor and immigrant communities here made history last week when representatives announced they had agreed to rally their constituents around local issues, register them to vote, get
May 2
Canadian Press | Human cloning and fusion of genetic material to create human-animal hybrids would be outlawed under draft legislation to be proposed Thursday by Health Minister Allan Rock.
everyone's a critic May 1
Heather Menzies | As the living river, we came to Quebec City to speak for the world's water. Our icons are boxes of water bottles, passed from hand to hand around our circle, then out through the crowd with the invoc
May 1
Penney Kome | Canada's largest oil company, Talisman, is willing to deal with the Sudanese government. That government slaughters and tortures civilians, and condones slave-trading. Calgary's Project Sudan protest
rabble news May 1
Ali Kazimi | It was a scene right out of a film about a repressive police state - except it happened in Canada, in Quebec City.
April 30
Fiona Morgan | Abortion rights advocates get clobbered by pro-life groups as the Unborn Victims of Violence Act advances in Congress.
April 29
Gumisai Mutume | African finance ministers meeting with officials here at the annual spring meetings of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund have joined the chorus of anti-debt activists demanding no less t
April 28
Tony Tremblay | Cultural studies professor Tony Tremblay toiled away in happyobscurity until he wrote an academic paper on <i>Survivor</i>. That's when TV cameras came swarming like deadly snakes in the outback.
April 28
Rick Salutin | Playwright and columnist Rick Salutin chooses a pivotal moment to return to Quebec City, the launch pad three decades ago for his career as a writer. Amid the turbulence, tear gas and water-cannon fi
April 27
Todd Scarth | How was your Earth Week? If you barely even noticed the occasion, you're not alone. Tim Brandt thinks that's a problem, and he's leading a campaign in Manitoba to make Earth Day a real holiday - a ho
April 26
Donna Lypchuk | Unfortunately, privatization plus deregulation plus globalization plus turbo-capitalism also equals poverty, pollution, war and the withholding of the right to hold a peaceful assembly in front of a
April 26
John Lucas and Deena Cox | <i>The Georgia Straight</i>'s reviews oHgr, D:Fuse and DJ Mark Farina
April 26
Angela Baldassarre | A movie by a man who says, "To write good women, strong women effectively you have to sort of learn how women feel about themselves. I'm not saying I know everything, but if you listen you might lear
April 25
Heather Robinson | He outlined what the Black Bloc was planning to do when it reached the perimeter. He spoke of the anticipated police reaction when the group got there. He told me about the risk I was in by walking w
April 25
Deconstructionist Institute for Surreal Topology | Following yet another nabbing of Jaggi Singh (this time, at the Summit of the Americas in Quebec City), and his court appearance today on charges for possession of a weapon (a humongous catapult), th
April 24
Sara Ahronheim | On Friday night we ended up under siege in our medical clinic as the cops advanced down Cote D'Abraham, firing rounds and rounds of tear gas. The air was so contaminated that we had to breathe throug
April 24
Bruce Campbell | The promise of free trade in North America was prosperity for all; "a rising tide lifts all boats." But most workers, having no boats, have been swamped by NAFTA. This is a cautionary tale about free
everyone's a critic April 22
Jessie Smith | Anti-FTAA activists weren't just in Quebec City. At the Washington-B.C. border, demonstrators could kick back and have a good time. Call it a millennial Be-In.
April 22
Judy Rebick | Some demonstrators fought police. Others didn't. It made little difference. When people sang and held up peace signs, riot police approached from two sides, trapping the group. After only one warning
April 22
Judy MacDonald | Saturday, police arrested one news photographer, and levelled a rubber bullet at another's chest.
April 22
Sierra Bacquie | rabble's intrepid reporter gets the goods on Monday's fearless launch of "audio testosterone - the aural fix Toronto has Been Waiting For." Mojo Radio claims to be "the world's first Talk Radio stati
April 21
Maude Barlow | It's the morning of April 21, 2001. Tens of thousands of protesters come together in Quebec City. They are going to march in a massive demonstration against the Summit of the Americas. Maude Barlow o
April 21
Judy Rebick | Most media attention is on the perimeter breach, and it was an impressive action. First a few, then more, climbed up the chain-link fence and, in a rocking action, pushed it down. By my watch it took
April 21
Alan O'Connor | The police were still doing their little baby steps forward. Many of the protesters had been at other demonstrations, and were not intimidated. Every now and again, there was a determined chant: "Who
April 21
Judy Rebick | Outside the Summit of the Americas, police and protesters clash.

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