politics November 2
Catalonia's declaration of independence from Spain on October 27, 2017. Photo: Antonio Litov/Fotomovimiento/Flickr
Karl Nerenberg | Canada’s political system is different from Spain’s, but this country has dealt with separatists without criminalizing them. A useful lesson for Spain?
analysis November 1
Photo: Food Marketing Association
Naomi Dachner, Valerie Tarasuk | Diverting food waste to charitable food programs will not address food insecurity in Canada
analysis October 31
Rohingya refugees in Bangladesh in 2013. Photo: Anwar Hossain EU/ECHO/Flickr
Karl Nerenberg | The dire situation of the Rohingya people has a complex history. Rae will have to be mindful of this as he takes on his new job as special envoy for the Trudeau government
rabble news October 30
The Lac-Mégantic rail disaster. Photo: Transportation Safety Board
Bruce Campbell | Only those at the bottom of the responsibility pyramid have been blamed for a catastrophe that killed 47 people
rabble news October 27
The strike feels a little harsher in Northern Ontario, and not just because picketers are already marching in sub-zero temperatures.
Meagan Gillmore | The ongoing strike at Ontario’s 24 publicly-funded colleges puts some of the most vulnerable students at greater risk, say faculty at northern Ontario colleges
rabble news October 25
The Swissport strike at Pearson International Airport is over.
Meagan Gillmore | The nearly three-month strike of Swissport airline baggage handlers and ground crew at Toronto’s Pearson International Airport has ended
rabble news October 25
Bill Morneau’s fall fiscal update gives the beleaguered finance minister a chance to shine. But his soaring rhetoric about his new measures might outrun their modest ambitions
Karl Nerenberg | The Trudeau government's fall fiscal update gives the beleaguered finance minister a chance to shine. But Bill Morneau’s soaring rhetoric about his new measures might outrun their modest ambitions
arts/media October 24
Mìwàte's dazzling lights distract from the dam that imprisons the falls. Photo: Dr. Julie Comber
Dr. Julie Comber | There is an appropriate and inappropriate way to celebrate the sacred Akikodjiwan (Chaudière Falls) through art
rabble news October 23
Picketers from Fanshawe College in London, Ont., at the start of the strike in support of college professors, instructors, counsellors and librarians. Photo: Erin E. MacDonald/Twitter
Meagan Gillmore | ​More than 12,000 professors, instructors, counsellors and librarians took to the picket lines after OPSEU and the College Employer Council failed to reach agreement
rabble news October 20
GM’s CAMI assembly plant in Ingersoll, Ont. Photo: General Motors
Meagan Gillmore | The agreement includes 2 per cent wage increases in the first and fourth years, annual $2,000 bonuses and a one-time $6,000 signing bonus.
opinion October 20
A woman wearing a niqab on Rue Ontario in Montreal in 2012. Photo: Claude Robillard/Flickr
Karl Nerenberg | Some political leaders have condemned Quebec’s Law 62 as a violation of human rights; others not. Justin Trudeau has been circumspect, while Jagmeet Singh and the Ontario legislature have gone further
rabble news October 19
Photo: Screenshot CEZinc website
Meagan Gillmore | Latest offer by owners at the CEZinc facility in Salaberry-de-Valleyfield is turned down by 97 per cent of workers
opinion October 19
Harvey Weinstein by Thomas Hawk/Flickr
Jonathan Cook | Organizing is an important way to stop the abuses of exploitation under this system
in their own words October 18
Photo by Jennifer Dales
Jennifer Dales | A tribute to Gord Downie
arts/media October 18
Karina Griffith uses film, music, theatre, panel discussions and storytelling to address the 10-point Plan for Reparatory Justice produced by CARICOM in 2014
June Chua | Karina Griffith uses film, music, theatre, panel discussions and storytelling to address the 10-point Plan for Reparatory Justice produced by CARICOM in 2014
politics October 17
Bombardier is not just a company. It is a piece of Quebec’s identity, and, in a way, Canada’s sense of itself as an industrial power.
Karl Nerenberg | The European giant Airbus has taken control of Bombardier's C Series aircraft division and plans to manufacture planes for Delta Airlines in the U.S. Will that save the Canadian aerospace industry?
politics October 17
Jean Swanson during the 2017 Vancouver by-election. Photo: Tamara Herman/flickr
Salman Zafar | Her second place electoral result in Vancouver shows that an unapologetic, undiluted left candidate can do well in Canadian politics
politics October 16
Finance Minister Bill Morneau's recent tax-sprinking backlash is not the sole reason Justin Trudeau's Liberals are hurting in the polls.
Karl Nerenberg | Bill Morneau is not the first finance minister to back away from a major proposal. Canadians have many reasons other than a corporate tax change to be disappointed with Justin Trudeau's record
rabble series October 13
Fairchild TV Studio, Richmond Hill, ON. Image: Wikimedia Commons/Raysonho
Meagan Gillmore | Rogers farms out its Chinese-language news broadcast for Omni TV to competitor Fairchild amid concerns of pro-conservative political bias.
politics October 12
Karl Nerenberg | On his first visit to Quebec outside Montreal, Singh had to answer tough questions not only on his turban, but also on separation.
rabble news October 11
The Secwepemc Nation and their supporters are building tiny houses to assert their land rights in the face of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain Pipeline
Erin Despard | The Secwepemc Nation and their supporters are building tiny houses to assert their land rights in the face of Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain Pipeline
politics October 11
Vancouver Green Party candidate Pete Fry
Alyse Kotyk | Vancouver's Green Party is hoping for a second seat on city council in the upcoming by-election.
rabble series October 10
The Wynne government wants to offer up to 17 weeks leave, but since it is all unpaid it will not help those who need it most
Meagan Gillmore | The Wynne government wants to offer up to 17 weeks leave, but since it is all unpaid it will not help those who need it most
rabble news October 6
Bazaar in Dohuk, the capital of Dohuk Governorate in Iraqi Kurdistan. Photo:  Levi Clancy/Wikimedia Commons
Jonathan Cook | Israel views the Kurds as a key ally in an Arab-dominated region. Now, with Islamic State’s influence receding, an independent Kurdistan could help prevent Iran filling the void.
rabble news October 6
In 2012, hundreds of demonstrators marched from an Ottawa science conference to Parliament Hill under the banner the ‘Death of Evidence’. Photo: Richard Webster/deathofevidence.ca
Murray Dobbin | Scientists have fought back against irrationalism. They also need to fight against corruption in their own ranks
arts/media October 5
'Keep Talking' is screening at the Vancouver International Film Festival
Tania Ehret | Keep Talking follows four women who set out to educate Alaskan youth on the Alutiiq language, looking at the need for collective healing
rabble news October 5
An Equinox Sport outside the CAMI Equinox manufacturing plant in Ingersoll, Ont. in 2008.
Meagan Gillmore | Nearly 2,800 workers walked off the job at General Motors’ CAMI plant in Ingersoll, Ont., on Sept. 17, after contract negotiations with the company broke down.
rabble news October 5
Environment Minister Catherine McKenna with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at COP21 on Nov. 30, 2015
Karl Nerenberg | Justin Trudeau signed the Paris accord with much enthusiasm. He has been much slower to act on reducing greenhouse gas emissions
rabble interview October 4
With her brother on her back a war weary Korean girl tiredly trudges by a stalled M-26 tank, at Haengju, Korea, in June 1951.
Chris Walker | As an escalating war of words between Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un receives mainstream news attention, it is time to consider history
opinion October 3
Hurricane Irma passes Cuba on Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017, in a NASA satellite photo.
Arnold August | Canada should overcome its self-imposed bureaucracy and provide immediate aid to the country following the devastation

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