May 16
Photo: BGM Riding Association/Wikimedia Commons
Jagmeet Singh has joined the NDP leadership race and his long-anticipated candidacy creates a new dynamic in a contest that runs until the fall.
May 14
The government of Canada should make clear its support for constitutional government, electoral democracy, and the rule of law in Venezuela.
May 12
Photo: OFL Communications Department/flickr
On May 11, 2017 activists and delegates of the Canadian Labour Congress gathered at the most hallowed ground of Canada's financial elites, for a street party, and to deliver a message.
May 11
Image: premierofalberta/flickr
Success on the pipeline file is apparently essential to political success in Alberta -- never mind the world market for petroleum.
May 10
Striking Palestinian prisoners are demanding respect for their basic human rights.
May 9
Image: Flickr/bcnewdemocrats
Today B.C. will decide if we want four more years of corruption or a much needed change in government -- please have your voice heard and VOTE.
May 7
What will the BC election on May 9 bring? An increase on the 55% of eligible voters who cast ballots last time? An NDP government? A Green surge?
May 5
Photos: Alexander Pope/flickr, BC Gov Photos/flickr
Is the Green Party in a tacit alliance with the Liberal Party of Christy Clark in B.C.'s election? A lot of people in B.C. think so.
May 4
Image: Mayworks Festival
A standout in this year's Mayworks Festival is the workshop Writing while Black which focuses on zine-making as a social justice and political tool used by folks of colour.
May 3
After years of obfuscation, the RCMP have admitted they are using invasive surveillance devices known as IMSI-catchers or Stingrays to spy on Canadians' cellphones.
May 2
Photo: World Bank Photo Collection/flickr
Tom Pitfield, a childhood friend of Trudeau's and a former IBM innovation expert, went through a top 10 Buzzfeed-like list of What He Learned from the Election Campaign.
May 1
Photo: United Steelworkers/flickr
To celebrate May Day, rabble is focusing on the accomplishments of women in the workplace. We spoke with outgoing CLC secretary-treasurer Barbara Byers about her work as a labour activist.
Apr 30
A still from the short film Sunflower Man
The annual Mayworks festival in Toronto features art on the topic of migrant activism.
Apr 28
Image: Joseph King/flickr
Canadian workers' deaths and injuries more numerous per capita than in most other developed nations.
Apr 27
Photo: Liz Lemon/flickr
How do we create a new politics that in the long term builds the basis of a citizen-based democracy to replace the hollowed-out institutions we now have in English-speaking developed countries?
Apr 26
Photo credit: Brian Cornelius
Every time Ottawa-based Syrian refugee Dima Siam sees Prime Minister Justin Trudeau saying refugees are welcome in Canada, she says, "I feel as if someone despises me and slapped me on the face."
Apr 25
Photo: radiowood/flickr
The marriage of social democracy and neoliberal market economics has created what Belgian political philosopher Chantal Mouffe calls "post-politics."
Apr 23
Toronto Star columnist Desmond Cole's campaign against police carding led him to disrupt a public meeting this week. Journalism needs to update its rules. Image: Flickr/id4ro
Apr 21
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Of all the many solutions to global warming and other environmental problems, none is as powerful as people getting together to demand change.
Apr 20
Photo: Victoria Fenner
Will a guaranteed basic income release people from the poverty trap or keep them in it? A spirited debate exploring the issues from both sides and all points between.
Apr 19
Image: David Vaisbord
Housing advocates say the redevelopment process for B.C.'s oldest social housing site has failed the residents because it broke up a vibrant community.
Apr 18
Photo: Adam Scotti/PMO
Turning Canadian democracy over to the PMO may make it simpler to govern. Watching the Trudeau PMO at work shows it does not improve a government's ability to perform the duties it promised.
Apr 14
Image: Karl Nerenberg
The Liberal government finally introduced its pot legalization legislation, which contains many law-and-order measures to placate the many who are concerned about the impact of legal dope.
Apr 13
Photo: Adam Scotti/PMO
Chrystia Freeland's well-documented hostility towards Russia raises questions about her suitability for the foreign affairs post. Are we risking a Freeland blunder in a situation that requires nuance?
Apr 12
Photo: Gage Skidmore/flickr
Sean Spicer reveals a lot about how Trump's team speaks to its base, and promotes their racist agenda.
Apr 11
Photo: IS1 Kenneth Moll, USS Cape St. George via Matt Morgan/flickr
As a rule, not long after taking office, U.S. presidents authorize overseas bombing. Donald Trump has just attacked Syria and his "global leadership" was met with approval from NATO states.
Apr 9
Image: Flickr/Mark Klotz
Most British Columbians are also deeply worried about economic insecurity, inequality and the environment -- and want our political leaders to take action.
Apr 7
The fog of war obscures the truth from Vimy to Mosul and Allepo.
Apr 6
Alberta's first woman premier calls for more than talk about the deplorable treatment of women in politics
Alberta's first woman premier calls for more than talk about the deplorable treatment of women in politics
Apr 4
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Meaningful changes to parliament are unlikely so long as a party with the support of only 40 percent of voters can form a majority government, and carry on without seeking support across party lines.

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