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Announcing the winner of the Not Rex contest

The Not Rexes have spoken and the people have voted.  rabble.ca is pleased to present the winner of our Not Rex Murphy Context -- Humberto DaSilva! 

Humberto is a union representative and writer born and bred in Toronto. His father and mother, now retired, were respectively a miner and a shopkeeper in their native Portugal.

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How a community in B.C. was terrorized in order to get rid of social housing

Little Mountain is the oldest public housing site in Vancouver, home to families and a rich community for over 60 years. What was once public land has been sold to private developers who plan to evict all of the tenats and demolish the site.

The Steenhuisen family have lived in Little Mountain for close to 50 years and are not leaving without a fight. Along with support from community advocates and city council members, the Steenhuisens fight for social housing in a city that is rapidly losing affordable homes. 

Directed and Edited by Christopher Bevacqua
Produced by Limbo Akimbo Films

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A Diversity of Tactics - A Diversity of Opinions

A panel discussion organized by rabble.ca and co-hosted Working TV and the Georgia Straight, Saturday February 20, 2010 at W2 Media Arts Centre, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

No One is Illegal's Harsha Walia and StopWar.ca (and former rabble.ca editor) Derrick O'Keefe discuss the diversity of tactics strategy and the black bloc tactic. The Vancouver audience share their views and experiences of the tactic in the context of 2010 Olympics resistance.

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Former Environment Minister Rafe Mair at Media Democracy Day 09

Rafe Mair, former BC Minister of the Environment, gives the Opening Keynote at the 2009 Vancouver Media Democracy Day, Saturday November 7 at the Vancouver Public Library.  

rabble.ca publisher Kim Elliott participated in the MDD sessions.

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Activist profile: The BC Civil Liberties Association's David Eby

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Naomi Klein speaks on climate debt: rabble exclusive

On February 25th, 2010, Naomi Klein gave a lecture on the issue of climate debt, organized by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives http://policyalternatives.ca.

rabble.ca was the exclusive media sponsor and broadcast the event live.

This was the first in a series of lectures in honour of David Lewis (19091981), a leading labour lawyer, life-long social democrat, a founder of the NDP and its national leader from 1970 to 1975. The lecture series will focus on issues that were important to David Lewis: social democracy, organized labour, and income inequality.

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BC Civil Liberties' Eby defends his criticism of protesters

On Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010, VIVO (a not for profit media production, exhibition and distribution centre) hosted a night of discussion on the support of a 'diversity of tactics' and the direct action protests against the Olympics that took place on the previous Saturday, entitled 'Heart Attack.'

In this clip, David Eby, Executive Director of the British Columbia Civil Liberties Association, defends his criticism of the aggressive tactics that some, from the anti-Olympic 'Heart Attack' protest, employed in Vancouver.

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Vancouver Media Co-op's Dawn Paley defends protesters' non-peaceful tactics

On Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2010, VIVO (a not for profit media production, exhibition and distribution centre) hosted a night of discussion on the support of a 'diversity of tactics' and the direct action protests against the Olympics that took place on the previous Saturday, entitled 'Heart Attack'.

In this clip, Vancouver Media Co-op's Dawn Paley defends protesters' non-peaceful tactics.

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Chris Shaw comments on 'diversity of tactics', analysis of Saturday action in Vancouver

On Wednesday, February 17th, 2010, VIVO (a not for profit media production, exhibition and distribution centre) hosted a night of discussion surrounding a support of a 'diversity of tactics' and the direct action protests against the Olympics that took place on the previous Saturday, entitled 'Heart Attack'.

In this clip, Chris Shaw, a well-known leader in the anti-Olympics movement, and author of Five Ring Circus - The true cost of the Olympic Games, gives his analysis of the actions and their impact on the anti-Olympic movement.

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British launch 'Robin Hood tax' campaign

Campaign video by Richard Curtis and Bill Nighy, about the Robin Hood Tax, a tiny tax on bank transactions that could raise hundreds of billions for public services and to tackle poverty and climate change at home and around the world.

Add your own voice to the campaign at http://www.robinhoodtax.org.uk

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