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rabble's end of year roundup: 2015 edition

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It has been quite a year together hasn't it?

In 2015, rabble headlines were dominated by climate change activism, the niqab controversy, immigration and refugee protests, Truth and Reconciliation critques and, oh yes, the 2015 federal election.

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Digital promises and progress: The year in tech

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Lately it seems like each year in technology offers more promise than delivery. 2015 was not the year we saw a smartwatch on every wrist, a personal digital assistant that truly understood us or a tablet that really could replace a laptop.

We did not get a government that will nuke Bill C-51. Nor did we get a real solution to pop-up ads. And a self-driving car? Uber is the closest we came.

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| December 23, 2015

Best book reviews of 2015

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Various

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(Various,
2015;
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It has been another excellent year in the rabble book lounge. I mean rabble doesn't just review books, we review books. Our reviewers dig down deep and deliver reviews that offer thoughtful analysis and excellent insight.

This year -- the whole, damn year -- was completely consumed by the election. So we brought the heat and stoked the flames of the Harper-heaving fire with plenty of books on Harper and Canadian politics.

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2015's best in rabble columns

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The year that was: 15 stories from 2015

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Canada's longest-ever election campaign resulted in a Liberal majority, significant losses of NDP seats, and the Conservatives as the Official Opposition. At the same time, Alberta elected an NDP government.

In the lead-up to the aforementioned longest election campaign ever we saw what is now our former government drawing on racist rhetoric and action and fiscal showmanship in an attempt to retain power. No luck for them.

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| December 17, 2015
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A pretty good year for progress

You have to be careful about declaring progress in history. Think of poor Hegel. In 1806 the matchless German philosopher was in the streets of Jena when the emperor Napoleon rode by. "I have seen the world spirit on horseback," he wrote. He meant that after millennia of lurching around, human history had come to its senses and reached its pinnacle — embodied in a leader who personified the spirit of the French Revolution: liberty, equality, solidarity. Above all: freedom. Our species had finally achieved its potential.

So how’d that work out for him and the rest of us?

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rabble's end of the year roundup: 2014 edition

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It's almost the end of 2014, and it has been quite a year. 

We've assembled some of our favourite, most inspiring and powerful posts from across the site in blogs, columns, books, podcasts and news and have, ever so conveniently, rounded up those roundups right here for you.

Please enjoy rabble's best of 2014, and have a great holiday!

 

 

 

Blogging all the way through 2014: The year's best blog posts

As blogs coordinator at rabble.ca, Michael Stewart gets to read the best writing we have to offer. Here are his favourites from 2014.

 

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