Jun 14
Image: Senator Murray Sinclair - by Emily Parr
The Chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission speaks about what reconciliation means in a keynote address at this year's Tommy Douglas Institute at George Brown College in Toronto.
Jun 13
Photo: Alan Stanton/Flickr
The prospect of saving billions in the future by spending more to alleviate child poverty today doesn’t appeal to conservative corporate CEOs or their political minions.
Jun 12
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks with Donald Trump during the G7 in Taormina, Italy.Photo: Adam Scotti/PMO
Canada is better off working with other countries to build a reasonable multilateral trading world rather than depending on the goodwill of a Donald Trump to re-negotiate NAFTA.
Jun 11
Protest sign at Charlevoix G7 meeting. Photo: Humberto DaSilva
A light meal is always welcome before exercising... one's freedom of expression at the G7 conference
Jun 9
G7 police presence. Image: Humberto Da Silva
There wasn't much for the police to worry about at this weekend's G7 Conference in Charlevoix, but they did their best.
Jun 8
Photo: Doug Ford/Twitter
In Ontario, first-past-the-post again did its work and rewarded all of the power to a leader with 40 per cent of the vote. In the case of Doug Ford, close to 60 per cent of voters cannot abide him.
Jun 6
Andrea-Horwath-Nomination-Meeting-Ontario-NDP-Campaign-Kickoff-2018. Photo: Joey Coleman/Flickr
The Ontario Liberals who prefer a PC to an NDP win have prevailed. Progressives tempted by Kathleen Wynne’s party might want to re-consider before rewarding Liberal cynicism with their votes.
Jun 5
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, with European Parliament President Antonio Tajani, addressed MEPs in Strasbourg on Thursday 16 February, 2017, one day after the the European Parliament approved the EU-Canada trade agreement (CETA). Photo: European Parliament
A new book by Joyce Nelson provides practical challenges to corporate rule.
Jun 4
Photo: Dominion Voting Systems
Among other things, scrutineers, appointed by parties to watch for cheating, will no longer be able to observe the count for 90 per cent of the ballots.
Jun 1
Justin Trudeau at Pearson Airport in 2015 to welcome Syrian refugees. Photo: Adam Scotti/PMO
The gap between Trudeau's rhetoric and the reality for refugees in Canada continues to widen. Immigration Minister Ahmed Hussen recently said: "We do not appreciate or welcome irregular migration."
May 31
The Trudeau government confirmed that it would pay $4.5 billion to buy the Kinder Morgan pipeline. Yet the water in First Nations is underfunded and the number of advisories increased this month.
May 30
The Fight to Get Karen Spring into Honduran Prison
May 29
Photo: Rosemary Frei
Exploring Toronto's potential as a smart and inclusive city at U of T conference.
May 28
Photo: Andrea Horwath
The Ontario election is a bit more than a week away. In the last leaders’ debate of the campaign, PC leader Ford still refused to give any details about his plans.
May 25
Tory hopeful and anti-environmentalist Goldi Ghamari fixing her first election sign of the 2018 campaign. Photo: @gghamari/Instagram
A PC candidate said she does not believe humans caused climate, and her leader has not disavowed that view. One of Doug Ford’s big pledges is to scrap key measures to reduce carbon emissions.
May 24
rabble.ca's correspondent to the Venezuelan presidential elections on May 20 reflects on what he saw in Caracas.
May 23
Trudeau’s plan to make elections fairer is salutary. But it is hard to forget that he flagrantly broke his promise to change the electoral system.
May 22
Image: Joey Coleman/Flickr
I'm feeling good about my prediction that the next Premier of Ontario will be Andrea Horwath of the NDP.
May 21
Closing of a voting table at about 7 pm Sunday in the teacher’ college in Ali Primera park, Caracas. Photo: Jim Hodgson
Venezuelans merit attention and solidarity as they try to find a way forward. Democracy is supposed to be about the people ruling.
May 20
Photo: Humberto Da Silva
rabble.ca's correspondent Humberto Da Silva reports as citizens cast their ballots on Sunday, May 20.
May 19
Andrea Horwath’s party is moving up in all the Ontario election polls. The NDP appears to have momentum now, but there is lots of the campaign left to fight.
May 17
rabble.ca correspondent Humberto Da Silva will be in Venezuela covering the election on May 20. Photo courtesy of Humberto Da Silva
Humberto Da Silva will be in Venezuela to cover its election on May 20. Here he describes a very personal connection to a country he is visiting for the first time.
May 16
International observers will be in Venezuela to monitor the presidential election. Raul Burbano of Common Frontiers speaks about the electoral process in the country.
May 15
Canadian Boat to Gaza Logo, Libby Davies, Ann Wright, Freedom Flotilla for a Just Future for Palestine
We discuss current events in Gaza and the Freedom Flotilla 2018 with Ann Wright and Libby Davies, then introduce the five 2018 Freedom Flotilla participants from Canada.
May 14
Doug Ford. Photo: Bruce Reeve/Flickr
Canadian media are covering Ford the way U. S. media covered Trump. Even when they believe they are being critical, by disproportionately focusing on the PC leader they are helping his campaign.
May 11
Photo: James McCaffrey
Elections Ontario is telling voters the party that wins the most seats always gets to form a government. That is utterly false.
May 9
The work of economic thinker and political activist Karl Marx, born 200 years ago on May 5, 1818, continues to inspire contemporary seekers of justice for working people.
May 9
The work of economic thinker and political activist Karl Marx, born 200 years ago on May 5, 1818, continues to inspire contemporary seekers of justice for working people.
May 8
NDP 2018 campaign kick-off, April 29, 2018. Photo: Joey Coleman/Flickr
In the first debate of the Ontario election campaign, the NDP’s Andrea Horwath was cogent and kept smiling, Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne was defensive, and Tory Doug Ford was absent for long periods
May 4
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau escorts newly elected Members of Parliament into the House of Commons for the first time, Jan. 29, 2018. Photo: PMO
The Liberals have introduced a bill to make elections fairer and more accessible to all, but it is very late in the day. The next election is in October 2019.

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