rabble news April 4
David Gray-Donald | Divest McGill and its supporters have been actively applying pressure to the university to divest from fossil fuels. Alumni returned diplomas and withheld financial donations during a week of action.
analysis April 4
Fernanda Sánchez Jaramillo | Farmers in Colombia are being systemically detained, say many human rights lawyers. Why is this practice occuring and what is the impact of these mass arrests?
rabble news April 1
Image: Fight for 15 BC
Alyse Kotyk | Not an April Fool's Day joke: At $10.45/hour, B.C. has the lowest minimum wage in Canada as of April 1.
briefly April 1
Photo: flickr/ William Pitcher
Michael Stewart | PMO promises controversial project will be "greenest pipeline in the world."
briefly March 31
Photo: flickr/Robert Couse-Baker
Alyse Kotyk | On Thursday afternoon, the P.E.I. government announced that it will soon provide abortion service on the Island for the first time in almost 35 years.
briefly March 31
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Victoria Fenner | The money that cable companies are mandated to spend on community production could be put to better use if the CRTC directed funds directly to community media.
rabble news March 30
Image: PowerShift Canada facebook page
Alyse Kotyk | PowerShift Alberta takes place this weekend in Edmonton and will bring together over 500 people to discuss climate justice in Canada and launch two fossil fuel divestment campaigns.
analysis March 30
Photo: flickr/ Guillermo Ruiz
Azeezah Kanji | Fourteen people have died in detention since 2000, two this month. Canada needs to end indefinite immigration detention and needs a fundamental re-think of immigration policy.
rabble news March 29
David Gray-Donald | Last week McGill decided not to divest from fossil fuels and has received much criticism from Divest McGill and other supporters. Now, Divest McGill has staged a sit-in and camp-out.
rabble news March 29
Photo: flickr/ British Columbia Emergency Photography
Ethel Tungohan | The continued rights abuses of caregivers in Canada, now exacerbated by the "Project Guardian" initiative, are drawing much-needed attention to the Caregiver program and its need for reform.
rabble series March 29
rabble staff | Justin Trudeau promised electoral reform in Canada, but all voting systems are not created equal. rabble's new series hopes to inform the conversation on PR and why Canada needs it.
rabble news March 25
Christina Turner | Survivors and allies gathered on Thursday evening in Toronto to share stories, show solidarity and demand reform in the criminal justice system after Jian Ghomeshi was acquitted of all charges.
rabble news March 24
Alyse Kotyk | As the verdict of the Ghomeshi trial was announced, allies continue to stand with survivors of sexual violence through social media and rallies across the country.
rabble news March 24
Photo: flickr/ Chris
Teuila Fuatai | The "outdated" Alberta employment law permitting employers to pay disabled workers below minimum wage is set to be reviewed by the NDP government.
rabble news March 24
Screenshot: Divest McGill twitter
David Gray-Donald | Divest McGill was not informed of Wednesday's meeting where fossil fuel divestment would ultimately be rejected, just as it was in 2013. Divest McGill and supporters responded quickly.
rabble news March 23
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Teuila Fuatai | The Liberals' new budget promises a much-needed funding boost to a range of Canadian initiatives and sectors. However, it does come up short in a few areas.
analysis March 23
Photo: flickr/ Amnesty Finland
Ryan Donnelly | Some Liberal MPs were very critical of the Harper government's response to Saudi blogger Raif Badawi's imprisonment, calling for direct intervention. But, Trudeau has yet to take any action either.
rabble news March 22
Photo by Rebel Sage; Black Lives Matter Toronto protester at Nov 2014 demonstrat
Alyse Kotyk | The Black Lives Matter Toronto protest turned violent Monday night as police attempted to shut down the demonstration. Protesters remain camped out and are in need of support and supplies.
briefly March 21
Photo: flickr/ MyEyeSees
Alyse Kotyk | The Mamisarvik Healing Centre, a healing centre for Inuit people across the country, was set to close at the end of March due to lack of funding, but has received funding from the federal government.
rabble news March 18
Photo: flickr/ Michael Lokner
Teuila Fuatai | Canada's largest public service union continues to be frustrated during contract negotiations with the Liberals. The unions warns of another era of emaciated civil service systems.
rabble interview March 17
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Teuila Fuatai | New BCTF president Glen Hansman discusses what's ahead including addressing gender inequality, lack of education funding in B.C. and the child poverty problem.
rabble news March 17
Kristin Henry & Sage Birley pictured outside BC Hydro
Alyse Kotyk | Kristin Henry has gone on hunger strike in front of B.C. Hydro to protest the building of the Site C dam project. The fact that it could also contribute to food insecurity in that area is not lost.
in their own words March 15
Photo: flickr/ Kat Northern Lights Man
Ingrid Bulmer, Francis Campbell | And, unfortunately it's an inside job. The newsroom workers at the Halifax Chronicle Herald have been on strike since Jan. 23. The Halifax Typographical Union responds.
rabble news March 14
A. Splawinski | Activists and allies gathered in Toronto on March 11 to to voice their solidarity with Indigenous activists and environmentalists and condemn the assassination of Berta Cáceres.
rabble news March 11
Photo: flickr/ Tony Webster
Teuila Fuatai | Halifax Chronicle Herald workers have been on strike for almost two months. Management has not been in contact with the union since the early days, but workers continue to press for change.
rabble news March 10
Photo: flickr/ Mike Gabelmann
Alyse Kotyk | The Province of B.C. is in court on Friday to seek an injunction against remaining campers of Victoria's Super InTent City. Campers and supporters of tent city say this is exactly what not to do.
rabble news March 9
Photo: flickr/ Canada 2020
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
Photo: flickr/ Ashley Marinaccio
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.