analysis February 12
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Tristan Markle, Sarah Beuhler | For the NDP to become the real champion of the left, the party will have to finally reform its relationship with social movements.
rabble news February 11
Alyse Kotyk | With the start of B.C.'s new session of legislature this week, Lieutenant Governor Judith Guichon read the B.C. Liberals' throne speech bringing with it criticism from environmental groups.
rabble news February 11
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Teuila Fuatai | Thousands of Toronto city workers are facing sweeping contract changes designed to eliminate job security, create less stability for part-time employees and significantly reduce benefits, says union.
opinion February 10
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Michael Geist | Confusion about the scope of the provision and worries about what it might mean longer term are just two of the concerns with the source code rule in the TPP.
opinion February 9
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Michael Geist | The intersection between the TPP and Canadian cultural policies is likely to emerge as one of the more controversial aspects of the TPP.
briefly February 9
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Alyse Kotyk | BCGEU and its 65,000 members have signed a solidarity agreement with First Nations opposing the Northern Gateway pipeline proposal and other tar sands projects in their territories.
analysis February 9
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Lynn Gehl, Fiona Whittington-Walsh | Indigenous women and girls with disabilities are targeted by predators at a greater rate yet there is a gap in research. Moving forward, the national inquiry must consider these questions.
opinion February 8
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Michael Geist | In early TPP drafts, Canada opposed including the IP treaty obligations for much of the neogtiations. However, by the end, Canada caved, confirming that the TPP has already begun changing Canada.
rabble interview February 8
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Alyse Kotyk | Upcoming article and research in partnership with Landscapes of Injustice reveals that the City of Vancouver was more involved in the forced sale of Japanese-Canadian property during Second World War.
rabble news February 5
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Alyse Kotyk | The Leap Manifesto has declared this leap year to be the time to take action on its call for new economic and energy systems.
opinion February 5
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Michael Geist | Chrystia Freeland, Canada's Minister of International Trade, has stated that the government is committed to a robust Parliamentary and public review of the agreement.
opinion February 5
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Michael Geist | Canadians must understand the costs and benefits of the TPP before they can provide useful feedback. And, unfortunately, the government is painting a misleading picture of the agreement.
rabble series February 5
Teuila Fuatai | In part two of rabble's minimum wage series, labour reporter Teuila Fuatai looks at who is most affected by low wages and what life can be like living below the poverty line.
rabble news February 5
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Paul Weinberg | Steelworkers are growing increasingly concerned that U.S. Steel will shut down Canadian operations, costing workers their pensions and benefits.
analysis February 4
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Irina Ceric | A week after the Forcillo verdict, we can draw some lessons from the trial and verdict for both the developments to come in this case and police accountability more broadly.
rabble news February 4
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Cory Collins | As the growth in the Aboriginal prison population comes under scrutiny, past recommendations are echoed once more.
opinion February 3
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Michael Geist | Canada has recently passed new rules specifically designed to provide enhanced borer measure provisions for trademarks. If they TPP is raitfied, we'll have to change domestic law.
analysis February 3
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Tristan Markle, Sarah Beuhler | How can the NDP bridge the gap between its members and the party centre? Make the party "less fucking boring" advocates Brian Topp.
opinion February 2
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Michael Geist | The U.S. is requiring Canada provide a report card every six months on its customs activities, meet on the issue whenever the U.S. demands, among other things.
rabble news February 2
OHC's Natalie Mehra demands a stop to Ontario's health budget cuts at yesterday'
Teuila Fuatai | Hundreds of workers protesting nine years of cuts to Ontario's health-care budget gathered at Queen's Park yesterday.
analysis February 2
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Raksha Vasudevan | There should be no one suffering from food insecurity in a country as rich as Canada, yet this is a big issue. Here is why we need a national food policy that focuses on sustainability.
opinion February 1
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Michael Geist | One of the TPP's selling points has been that it helps preserve and "open and free Internet." However, upon close examination, it doesn't advance the issue at all.
opinion February 1
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Michael Geist | Why did Canada fail to make digital inroads in TPP countries when most other countries did?
analysis January 29
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Paul Weinberg | Canada's federal government must stand strong in its position to end its combat mission in Iraq and Syria. So why hasn't Trudeau uttered any arguments against the bombing missions?
rabble series January 29
Teuila Fuatai | In part 1 of rabble's series on the minimum wage in Canada, we examine what the minimum wage is and how it applies to different workers.
briefly January 29
Alyse Kotyk | As the NEB hearings continue for Kinder Morgan's proposed Trans Mountain pipeline, activists deliver thousands of signatures opposing the project.
opinion January 28
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Michael Geist | The TPP will destroy Canadian culture. How you ask? With its restrictions on policies to support the creation of Canadian content.
opinion January 28
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Michael Geist | A closer look into the "benefits" from the e-commerce provisions in the TPP reveal they are pretty non-existent. Find out why here.
briefly January 28
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Alyse Kotyk | This year marks the 50th anniversary of Canada's Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program. With it, migrant farmworkers call upon the federal government to grant permanent residency upon arrival.
rabble news January 27
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Meg Borthwick | Enbridge's Line 9 is a potential environmental disaster and violates several treaties with Indigenous nations. Three Line 9 protesters face charges of mischief after shutting off the valve in Dec.