Aug 11
Newspapers on a desk at a hotel in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Photo: Tony Webster/flickr
Chronicle Herald workers who were on strike for 19 months have mixed feelings from workers about the eight-year deal that passed with 94 per cent approval from the Halifax Typographical Union.
Aug 11
Women’s Memorial March - Vancouver. Photo: Jen Castro/flickr
Since its launch, the inquiry has been criticized for its numerous and lengthy delays, its failures to communicate with the families and its continued failure to provide information.
Aug 10
Image: Flickr/joeandsarah
In the last three years, homelessness has increased not only in downtown Vancouver but also in its outlying suburbs. So far there has been little response from local politicians.
Aug 9
Left to right: Niki Ashton, Charlie Agnus, Guy Caron, Jagmeet Singh
There is a giant, Quebec-sized hole in the NDP leadership debate. The four candidates have said nearly nothing about Quebec, either in their platforms or during the debates.
Aug 8
ACORN CANADA image from 4th National Convention, used with permission
Wade Rathke of ACORN International and Judy Duncan of Canada speak about about the global campaigns ACORN International is now building.
Aug 7
Desmond Cole sits at Toronto Police Services Board table. Used courtesy of @pangmeli on Twitter.
Together with Black Lives Matter Toronto and others in the Black community, Desmond Cole is now one of the strongest voices on the issue of anti-Black racism in Canada. They deserve support.
Aug 4
Baggage handler under airplane. Photo: Alexander Else/flickr
An ongoing strike at Toronto's Pearson International Airport has revealed the harsh working conditions of the airport's baggage handlers and grounds crew.
Aug 3
 Image:  Heather Majaury and Myrriah Gomez-Majaury. Photo by Victoria Fenner
The issue of identity can be difficult for people of mixed Indigenous and settler heritage. With Braden Alexander, Heather Majaury, Myrriah Gomez-Majaury about integrating those two solitudes.
Aug 2
Back of Westjet flight attendant. Creative Commons licensed photo: Cara Grimshaw Photography/flickr
WestJet employees are working in crowded environments -- and not just airplanes. Several campaigns are underway to organize workers, including customer service representatives and flight attendants.
Aug 1
Syrian refugees protest at the platform of Budapest Keleti railway station. Image: Wikimedia Commons/Mstyslav Chernov​
Last week, Advocate General Yves Bot dismissed the claims of Hungary and Slovakia against the EU refugee relocation scheme.
Jul 31
Despite decades of research showing homelessness is bad for your health, the gap between research and action has only widened.
Jul 28
Photo of Judy Rebick from files
Not enough people know that rabble was one of the first independent journalism sites in the world. You can help rabble take it to the next level in amplifying the voices of social movements.
Jul 28
Video still from film "Two Scoops" by Jackie Traverse
VUCAVU is the brainchild of independent video and film distributors from across Canada, concerned by the tidal wave of digitization that has pushed lesser-known artists to the edges of distribution.
Jul 27
Activists at counter march, pro-choice rally in 2014. Photo: Zhu/flickr
On April 25, 2012, a small grassroots group of (mostly) young women donned outfits inspired by Margaret Atwood's 1985 novel, The Handmaid's Tale, and went to Parliament Hill for a little "cosplay."
Jul 26
Singh at 2017 Pride Parade in Toronto. Photo: ideas_dept/flickr
Jagmeet Singh entered the NDP leadership race months after the four other candidates, yet there is polling and anecdotal evidence that he already has higher, and more positive, name recognition.
Jul 25
A press conference in Toronto with NDP Immigration Critic Jenny Kwan and migrant worker advocates. Credit: Ethel Tungohan
Advocates point out that the federal government's recent changes to the Temporary Foreign Workers Program were skewed to the interests of employers.
Jul 23
Financing a country mainly through one industry has several problems, including economic instability. Divestors challenge the petrostate's financial and political power.
Jul 21
New B.C. government being sworn in. Photo: BC Gov Photos/flickr
British Columbia's unions are hopeful for increases to minimum wage and improved workers' rights with John Horgan's NDP-Green coalition government.
Jul 20
Justin Trudeau and Donald Trump at the White House. Photo: Adam Scotti/PMO
The Trudeau government's pledge to hike military spending by a whopping 70 per cent over 10 years succeeded in winning praise from Trump while going largely unnoticed by Canadians.
Jul 19
Niki Ashton. Photo: Matt Jiggins/flickr
NDP leadership candidate Niki Ashton describes herself as an "intersectional feminist" and as the candidate of youth and of the left.
Jul 18
Omar Khadr. Image: Khadr family/Wikimedia Commons
Canadian torture survivor Omar Khadr has been forced to surf the wild wave of Canadian racism and white fragility that marks so much of the gloating Canada 150 party.
Jul 16
Victory for the Grassy Narrows First Nation and surrounding communities has finally come after a decades-long struggle.
Jul 14
US nuclear weapons test at Eniwetok in 1956. Image: Flickr/International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons
Canada's recent failure to step up for the UN vote banning nuclear weapons is just the latest in a series of bewildering decisions.
Jul 14
Justin Trudeau participates in discussion at Canadian Labour Congress National Young Workers Summit. Photo: Adam Scotti/PMO
It has been a long time since the Canadian labour movement has had the opportunity to applaud the actions of a Canadian federal government. And yet recently the Canadian Labour Congress did just that.
Jul 13
B.C. wildfire.Photo: BC Wildfire Service via BC Gov Photos/flickr
Why are you allowed to state one obvious conclusion when B.C. is afire, but not when Alberta is burning?
Jul 12
Image of Guy Caron. Courtesy of Caron leadership campaign
MP Guy Caron's two advantages in the NDP leadership race are that he is the only Quebecer in the race and the only one who can lay claim to being a professional economist.
Jul 11
Participants at table. Photo: Elizabeth Littlejohn
Stitch-by-Stitch's Unsettling Canada Day Sewing Circle was held in solidarity with Unsettling Canada 150 National Day of Action by Idle No More and Defenders of the Land.
Jul 10
The summit wrapped up in Hamburg on Saturday with only incremental progress made on key world issues.
Jul 7
PM Justin Trudeau participates in the EU-Canada Leaders' Summit and CETA signing ceremony in Brussels, Belgium. Photo: Adam Scotti/PMO
The ability of governments to favour Canadian suppliers of goods and services was protected in NAFTA and all of the many bilateral agreements signed by Canada under the Stephen Harper. Until CETA.
Jul 6
G20 Oxfam photo demo. Photo: Mike Auerbach/Oxfam
This is a time for seriousness and substantial answers to huge problems. Can the G20 come up with any of them?