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| December 30, 2013

10 podcasts that you want to hear this holiday

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This year the rabble podcast network talked to world-changers across Canada and the globe. From activists remembering Nelson Mandela to taking an audio journey through Vancouver’s Chinatown nightmarket, to marking the 10th anniversary of the Insite safe injection site our podcasters were on the scene, talking to the folks making the news and making change.

For your holiday listening pleasure, here are a few podcasts for you to catch up on over the break. There are plenty more where that came from, these are just a few:

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2013's best in rabble columns

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It was an eventful year in rabble columns, with insights and analysis from some of the leading progressive voices in Canada. In 2013 our columnists spoke out about a range issues affecting Canadians, including Indigenous rights, austerity, abortion rights, climate change, Islamophobia, politics and much, much more. Here, we look back at the year in columns and highlight some of the top picks each month. For a complete selection of our columns year-round, check out our columns section!

January

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Happy Holidays! Check out our favourites from 2013

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We've had some great coverage on rabble this year and we'd like to celebrate it all with this great roundup of best of 2013 content on rabble. A roundup for the rest of us!

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Happy Holidays! Check out our favourites from 2013

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We've had some great coverage on rabble this year and we'd like to celebrate it all with this great roundup of best of 2013 content on rabble. A roundup for the rest of us!

Related rabble.ca story:

Happy Holidays! Check out our favourites from 2013

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This year, rabble.ca has kept track of progressive politics an activism across North America. From Idle No More protests around the world and actions around municipal politics to demonstrations against the pipeline proposals criss-crossing Canada, we’ve done our best to represent that myriad voices and viewpoints that make up Canada’s progressive movements for social justice. 

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A number is never just a number: Year in review

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Editor's note: this column was originally featured on December 2, 2013

January 2

By 1:18 p.m. on this date most workers had just finished lunch on the first working day of the year, but Canada's highest paid 100 CEOs had already pocketed the equivalent of the average wage in Canada, $45,448. BTW: The CCPA's 2013 CEO pay clock is still ticking. (Source)

January 24

Ten inspiring actions from 2012 and tools for the year ahead

Inspiring actions have touched communities and emboldened movements with historic victories.

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Ten activist success stories from 2012, and some tools to recreate them

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A Harper majority. Stifling anti-union legislation. Provincial unrest and austerity across the country. At a glance, it seems like activists don't have a lot to celebrate this holiday season. However, in these trying times, organizers, Indigenous people, workers, youth and ordinary citizens have come together for the common good.

Inspiring actions have touched communities and emboldened movements with historic victories. Here are our top 10 activist successes in 2012 -- and the tools they used to get there.

 

1. Creative labour actions

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