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A year of rabble: 2016 edition

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Well, we've almost made it to the end of 2016. And boy, was it one for the record books. At rabble.ca, we followed the events from a turbulent year and covered the issues that matter to progressives.

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Capturing this turbulent year: 16 stories of 2016

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It was a turbulent year for Canada and the rest of the world.

Donald Trump won the 2016 U.S. presidential elections on a platform that critics say was based on xenophobia and “making America great again.” The United Kingdom withdrew from the European Union. The conflict in Syria intensified further, with innocent civilians being the target of horrific violence in Aleppo and other parts of the country. A coup attempt in Turkey, as well as multiple attacks in cities across the world added to these difficult times. 

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The year in your ear: Instant replays from the rabble podcast network

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And what a year it was. Coming off of the maddening, disappointing and very scary U.S. election, it's too easy to look back and wish that we could have just fast-forwarded from December 31, 2015 right to January 1, 2017. 

But that's not the whole story. In many ways it was also a really good year. Admittedly, we have to work a little harder to lift our spirits in this holiday season than in other years. But we know that rabble listeners and readers know that these things happen in cycles. Better days are ahead. 

There's lots of work for us to do in the New Year to help restore this planet to health and happiness. But for now, take a break and have a listen to some of our faves.

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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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Do you hear what I hear? Ten top podcasts from 2015

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2015 marked the rabble podcast network's 10th anniversary. The network continues to be home to some of the best in Canadian progressive podcasts, and we're looking forward to another 10 years.

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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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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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Year in Canadian labour: Ten important stories in 2014

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'Tis the season for year-end countdowns, and rabble's Labour Beat Reporter is not immune to roundup frenzy!

So, in no particular order, here is the Year in Canadian labour.

 

At the federal level, the zombie-like Bill C-377, rose from the grave.

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The best of rabble news in 2014

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This year, rabble.ca continued its work to report activist and progressive news along with misreported and underreported stories across the country.

From new discussions about sexual consent and workplace harassment, to talking about systemic racism through the tragic events that have led to the #BlackLivesMatter protests, rabble.ca has been bringing progressive news to our readership and beyond.

We've gathered together some of our most-read articles here for you. We hope that the analysis, opinions, struggles and victories you read about here are 15 articles to will inspire you for the progressive work to come in 2015:

 

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2013 leaves behind some major issues to conquer in 2014

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Oh, 2013, you were quite a year! We saw scandal after scandal for the Conservative government, Indigenous communities and supporters fight for justice, the sad passing of legendary activists, historic rulings and not to mention a few others things.

As we say goodbye to 2013, we'd like to look back on some of our great articles as well as some of the issues we think will rise to the forefront in 2014.

 

Corruption in Canadian politics

There isn't much to say about this one -- kidding! There's a lot.

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