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Facebook's for fogies, hipsters hit the streets

So you've joined the Facebook group against proroguing Parliament. Now what? Are you going to heft your body away from your desk to join in the Jan. 23 rally in your 'hood? On this week's episode of rabble radio Wayne and Meagan talk online activism and activism on the street. What's the diff? Plus, Regent Park is changing, and so are women's rights worldwide.

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Thousands march at COP15 climate conference

Thousands marched through Copenhagen on Saturday to demand action on climate change. (Photo: Ben Powless)

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Justice for migrant workers

As part of a National Day of Action for Migrant Workers, hundred rallied in front of Jason Kenney's Toronto office yesterday. (Photo: Sima Sahar Zerehi)

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Justice for Omar Khadr

Edmonton activists rally in support of Omar Khadr. (Photo: Raisemyvoice.com)

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Unions hold solidarity rally for Cadillac Fairview 61 workers

Unions from across Ontario rallied in Toronto to pressure Cadillac Fairview to negotiate a fair settlement.

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Toronto streets erupt over Israel's assault on Palestine

Over 10,000 people took to the streets in Toronto on Saturday, Jan. 3 to protest Israel;s most recent assault on Palestine.

A handful of counter protesters in support of Israel were also on hand. The march began at the city's downtown Yonge and Dundas Square and wound its way up to the Israeli Consulate at Bloor and Avenue Rd.

Across the street from the consulate, the rally continued for an hour before ending peacefully.

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December 5, 2008 |
The president of the Canadian Labour Congress has reacted to the shutdown of parliament, saying it will cost people their jobs and delay much-needed action to confront the economic crisis.

Ottawa day of action to stop hospital cuts and health-care privatization

Friday, June 12, 2015 - 12:00pm - 2:30pm

Location

Cabinet minister Bob Chiarelli' office
201-2249 Carling Avenue
Ottawa, ON
Canada
45° 22' 9.426" N, 75° 46' 27.696" W

This day of action is a rally at cabinet minister Bob Chiarelli's office. 

Maternity units, labs, physio, entire wards, even entire hospitals are at risk of closure as a result of funding cuts. For 9 years in a row the Ontario government has set funding levels for hospitals at less than the rate of inflation. For the last 4 years, funding has been frozen at a 0% increase. In real-dollar terms this means hospital budgets can’t keep up with inflation, let alone population growth and aging.

Year after year, more and more services are cut. After decades of downsizing, hospital staff are cut to the

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