Oct 12
The Supreme Court of Canada
The Supreme Court’s 7-2 decision this week that says the federal government does not have the duty to consult Indigenous people when drafting laws, includes a powerful opposing opinion.
Oct 11
Photo source: City of Toronto Flickr
As the Toronto election campaign heads into its final days, writer Phillip Morgan looks at how the democratic system is failing the city
Oct 10
Photo source: UN Climate Change Flickr
As some politicians continue to hammer at their who-cares-about-climate-change message while making headlines, the complex news of failing to curb carbon emissions receives a lot less coverage.
Oct 9
Photo: Adam Scotti/PMO
In ongoing talks with Japan and the EU, the U.S. plans to use the concession it got from Canada and Mexico in the USMCA to advance the American goal of punishing China for its trade practices.
Oct 5
Image: Wikimedia Commons
Author Lars Osberg takes a deep dive on the trend of the increasing concentration of wealth among the richest Canadians and how the rest have fared.
Oct 4
John Tory/Facebook
The CBC points to Tory's refusal to participate, but the move raises questions about how the media frames coverage and contributes to influencing outcomes
Oct 3
Photo: Christina Marshall/Leadnow Canada/Flickr
Federal government appoints former Supreme Court justice to lead the talks on how to accommodate concerns of the affected First Nations.
Oct 2
Image: François Legault's official page/Facebook
Coalition Avenir Québec leader François Legault swept to power Monday with a convincing majority, leaving the two traditional provincial parties – the PQ and Liberals – shattered.
Oct 1
U.S. President Donald Trump meeting with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the White House. Photo: @WhiteHouse on Twitter/Wikimedia Commons
Pierre Trudeau called the original trade deal with the U.S. "a monstrous swindle." The new deal is that, plus a set of unnecessary capitulations to shut up Donald Trump on trade. It won't.
Sep 28
rime Minister Justin Trudeau, Minister Chrystia Freeland and Minister James Gordon Carr take part in a panel discussion. Photo: Adam Scotti/PMO
To distract from the glaring failure to prioritize child care over warfare and housing over drones and new bombers, the Liberals continue to dance about the global stage as self-proclaimed feminists.
Sep 27
Photo credit: John Wilson/Facebook
While climate change related events ravage citizens' lives, Ontario Premier Ford and his enablers gleefully attack virtually all measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Sep 26
People protest in Nicaragua. Photo: Julio Vannini/Flickr
The 1980s were an incredible time of change, challenge and hope in Nicaragua after the 1979 Sandinista Revolution. Now many are questioning the source of the violence that's erupted in the country.
Sep 25
Prime Minister Trudeau speaks with media following a swearing-in ceremony at Rideau Hall. Photo: Adam Scotti/PMO
Whether Liberal or Conservative in name, once in government, both parties have regularly adopted each other's main policies.
Sep 24
A tornado forming in Kansas in 2016. Image: Wikimedia Commons
On Friday evening, a tornado hit the Ottawa-Gatineau area with winds of up to 200 kilometres per hour. Can we expect tornadoes to increase with climate change?
Sep 21
Crowd taking part in Salt Spring-Kinder Morgan action. Photo: Christina Marshall/Leadnow Canada/Flickr
We cannot count on either federal or provincial governments to put the health of peoples, lands, waters, plants or animals ahead of the money to be made from the extractive industry.
Sep 20
Photo courtesy of D!ONNE Renée's election campaign
For mayoral candidate D!ONNE Renée, Toronto still presents many barriers to people's livelihoods. As mayor she would bring an inclusive vision for the city's future.
Sep 19
Sign at Hambach Forest occuption site. Photo: Hambi Info/Flickr
The occupation of numerous old growth trees in the Hambach Forest provides an inspiring example of grassroots resistance to the coal industry that we can apply to struggles in this country.
Sep 18
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with members of the Business Council of Canada. Photo: Adam Scotti/PMO
Behind-the-scenes efforts by corporate executives are underway to bring Trump-like tax reform to Canada, in the form of tax write-offs to boost manufacturing industry profits.
Sep 17
rabble.ca can grow and develop to be an even stronger journalist voice for social movements, an even better platform for national politics. How? You.
Sep 14
Ontario Premier Doug Ford stands in the Ontario legislature. Photo: Premier of Ontario Photography/Flickr
Doug Ford intends to use the Constitution's notwithstanding clause to circumvent a court ruling that would prevent him from cutting Toronto city council, but he has not tried to counter a single one.
Sep 13
Drumming, Vancouver Kinder Morgan protest. Photo: William Chen/Flickr
This case is non-calamitous; unless of course you consider the fate of the southern resident killer whale or the health of the Indigenous lands and waters upon which this pipeline will wreak havoc.
Sep 12
Photo credit: Wooden Panda
A proud alumnus of WomenWinTO, Toronto mayoral candidate Saron Gebresellassi spent more than a year planning her run and boasts over a decade of community organizing experience.
Sep 11
Ontario Premier Doug Ford announces action to uphold the Better Local Government Act. Photo: Premier of Ontario Photography/Flickr
Voters now need to ask politicians in what circumstances they would use Section 33. And if you live in Toronto, you should probably grab your pots and pans and hit the streets.
Sep 10
Image: Rise for Climate
On September 8, hundreds of thousands of protesters in 95 countries rallied to demand a swift, just transition to 100 per cent renewable energy.
Sep 6
Rally against Kinder Morgan oil pipeline on Burnaby Mountain. Photo: Mark Klotz/Flickr
The Federal Court of Appeal decision on Trans Mountain condemns a patronizing consultation process with First Nations. Can Trudeau correct that, and protect the B.C. coast?
Sep 5
Buttons from "$15 and Fairness" campaign. Photo: OFL Communications Department/Flickr
There are sombre facts and figures available that paint a much darker picture of unemployment in this country than the basic statistics alone.
Sep 4
Children boarding school bus. Photo: SouthernWI/Flickr
As we send our kids back to school, let's make sure our MPPs know that we do not support the politicization of our kids' education.
Aug 31
Steelworkers Toronto Area Council on Labour Day 2017. Photo: United Steelworkers/flickr
The media are now operated like all other big corporations: their overriding fixation is to maximize profits. They see no way of profiting from in-depth labour coverage, so they have scrapped it.
Aug 30
News conference following 2011 Supreme Court ruling with Insite's supporting partners. Photo: Vancouver Coastal Health/Flickr
If denying access to supervised injection sites was found to be an infringement of the Charter by the Supreme Court, the same may be said of Ontario's decision to halt new overdose prevention sites.
Aug 29
Zapatista children. Wikimedia photo by Julian Stallabrass.
The fight against climate change now names the need for system change. The same should be true for the fight against neoliberal trade policy.

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