rabble news March 9
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Teuila Fuatai | PSAC returned to the bargaining table this week for a second round of contract negotiations under Justin Trudeau's Liberal government. Here's what we can expect from the talks.
analysis March 9
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Tristan Markle, Sarah Beuhler | If the NDP are truly going to renew their party, they must integrate the lessons learned for the three manifestos: the Waffle, the NPI and the Leap.
analysis March 8
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A. Splawinski | The presence of online hate groups in public has many individuals asking what they can do to legally ban these groups from meeting up.
rabble news March 8
rabble staff, Elizabeth Littlejohn | On Saturday March 5, people in Toronto took to the streets for the International Women's Day 2016 Rally, Fair and March.
rabble series March 7
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Teuila Fuatai | In the final part of rabble's minimum wage series, labour reporter Teuila Fuatai looks at how minimum wage and basic income programs are faring across Canada.
rabble news March 7
Alyse Kotyk | In the midst of our current "digital revolution," governments and business conglomerates are swiftly seeking control, calling into question the direction that this technological movement is heading.
analysis March 4
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David Gray-Donald | The push for fossil fuel divestment on university campuses has many asking what goes into the process and why this should be done. We look at the upcoming McGill case to get a deeper understanding.
rabble news March 4
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Alyse Kotyk | Prime Minister Trudeau made several climate change-related announcements this week, yet meaningful Indigenous consultation was limited.
briefly March 3
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Teuila Fuatai | "It was a tough round of negotiations," Local 79 president Tim Maguire told the media after reaching a tentative agreement with the City of Toronto.
rabble news March 3
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Alyse Kotyk | Despite Indigenous treaty rights, Vancouver's Supreme Court has granted B.C. Hydro an injunction against Site C protesters.
rabble news March 2
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Alyse Kotyk | As communities across Canada research the feasibility of safe injection services, groups call on the federal government to change the exemption policy, repeal Bill C-2 and more.
briefly March 1
David Gray-Donald | A 100 per cent electric vehicle fleet? Postal banking? Door-to-door service and more, all from Canada Post? Where do we sign up?!
analysis March 1
Archana Rampure | The disaster at Rana Plaza in Bangladesh was not an isolated incident. How do we put pressure on the garment industry, who exploit Bangladeshi workers, to pay fair wages and respect workers?
rabble news February 26
Alyse Kotyk | While individuals living on disability in B.C. finally received an increase to their monthly rates in the province's 2016 budget, it was paired with an increase to costs of transit subsidies.
rabble news February 26
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Shenaz Kermalli | Iranians are voting in the first election since the U.S.-Iran nuclear deal and the outcome has the potential to change the political landscape of Iran over the next decade.
rabble news February 26
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Paul Weinberg | The Liberals' support for the anti-BDS motion recently passed in Parliament has BDS supporters concerned, confused or elated. How can this possibly be?
rabble news February 25
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Teuila Fuatai | A group of unionized employees at the University of Regina are about to enter their 20th month without a collective agreement following a year of unsuccessful contract negotiations.
analysis February 25
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Cory Collins | Regina hunger strike highlights the intense politics of private food in public institutions. How does privatization of food affect those who consume and how can we improve the system?
rabble news February 24
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Roshini Nair | "In Canada, the refugee crisis has become synonymous with the Syrian refugee crisis," said Daniel Tseghay. While Canada pats itself on the back, we must adovcate for refuge in Canada for all refugees.
arts/media February 23
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TK Matunda | Controversy struck the Academy Awards again this year when the list of nominees were predominantly white. Is this exclusion of people of colour also happening in the Canadian film industry?
rabble series February 23
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Teuila Fuatai | Paying employees a living wage will always increase labour costs for businesses relying on low-wage workers. Despite this, fairer wages often translate to benefits and savings in other areas.
rabble news February 22
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Teuila Fuatai | Toronto City workers, including inside, outside and public library sectors, are in contract negotiations with the City over precarious work conditions, cuts to benefits and hours among other things.
rabble news February 22
Joshua Davidson | Food prices are skyrocketing across Canada especially in the North. This new campaign seeks to raise awareness about food insecurity in Nunavut and create real lasting change.
rabble news February 18
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Alyse Kotyk | Vancouver Translink's new Compass card payment system presents privacy concerns as it tracks detailed information of a transit user's time and location.
opinion February 17
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Michael Geist | The Trouble with the TPP continues with another area of intellectual property that is subject to an overhaul due to largely to the trade agreement: trademark law.
opinion February 16
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Michael Geist | The failure to sign CETA before TPP raises the possibility of problems with the Canadian provisions on geographical indications. Here's how this will impact Canada and its businesses.
rabble series February 15
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Teuila Fuatai | In part three of rabble's minimum wage series, labour reporter Teuila Fuatai investigates the case for a guaranteed minimum income in Canada.
rabble news February 15
Alyse Kotyk | The 26th Annual Women's Memorial March took place on February 14 to remember women in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside who have gone missing or have been murdered.
opinion February 12
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Michael Geist | Today's post examines the possibility that new policy innovations might also be stymied by the TPP, further limiting Canadian cultural policy.
opinion February 12
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Michael Geist | Security and Internet experts have been sounding the alarm on the risks associated with exploited wifi routers and pointing to source code disclosures as potential solution.

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