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Jan 29 2015 | rabble staff | We're adopting the Disqus commenting system. And we hope you like it.
Jan 29 2015 | Victoria Fenner | Is entrepreneurship and social enterprise always a good thing? A couple of different perspectives.
Photo: flickr/Jeremy Schultz
Jan 29 2015 | Karl Nerenberg | Is promising Canadians a budget surplus without making new tax measures or additional spending cuts really possible? (No.)
Jan 29 2015 | Eva Prkachin | Law-abiding Internet users who use popular and file hosting services are now finding themselves under the government’s microscope.
Jan 29 2015 | Azeezah Kanji | Women's political resistance and detention has been going on since, well colonialism, imperialism and the capitalist state. 'Captive Revolution' focuses on the participation of Palestinian women.
Jan 28 2015 | J. Baglow | The Harper government is introducing life without parole. New "anti-terrorism" legislation will follow. Inflicting punishment is an election ploy, appealing to base instincts--pun intended.
Sang with author Susan Swan. Photo: Justin Lauzon
Jan 28 2015 | June Chua | Writer and restauranteur Sang Kim brings together food, literature and community at the Windup Bird Cafe's literEATure events, where sets of courses are inspired by notable books.
Photo: Amine Ghrabi/flickr
Jan 28 2015 | Thomas Ponniah | The World Social Forum represents the development of a new left and a new global civilization, grounded by a desire for participatory, radical democracy.
Jan 28 2015 | Thomas Saczkowski | On January 28, International Data Privacy Day, it is imperative that those residing and visiting Canada understand the surveillance being used by Canadian governments and corporations.
Photo: GmanViz/flickr
Jan 28 2015 | Stephen Kimber | We have a complicated relationship with those who blow whistles on bad behaviour: think Edward Snowden, Chelsea Manning… and, now, Dalhousie dental student Ryan Millet.
Jan 28 2015 | Subhanya Sivajothy | Rad Sex Week aims to destigmatize alternative sexual practices
Jan 28 2015 | Scott Neigh | Gurpreet Singh talks about the first year of publishing Radical Desi, a monthly magazine that covers alternative politics.
Image: Nelson Tiny Houses
Jan 28 2015 | Michael Stewart | Lauding the 'tiny house' movement as a political solution spreads fantasy that we can find consumer-driven solutions to social problems. And that's dangerous.
Jan 28 2015 | Redeye Collective | Doctors at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto have been trying out a new approach to help their neediest patients. Dr. Andrew Pinto explains what it means to prescribe income for patients.
Jan 28 2015 | Ella Bedard | As Canada faces the biggest private-sector closure in recent history, the terms of severance are still to be determined for 17,600 Target workers who will soon be out of a job.
Jan 28 2015 | Redeye Collective | When Chevron bought Texaco in 2001, it inherited its liability for the devastation of Amazon rain forest in the late 1960s. Now Chevron is fighting to avoid paying billions of dollars in damages.
Jan 28 2015 | Redeye Collective | Boko Haram rose to prominence last year when they kidnapped 276 schoolgirls. They now control large areas of northeastern Nigeria. Ajamu Baraka says this rise is linked to the NATO attack on Libya.
Photo: Martin Fisch/flickr
Jan 28 2015 | David Macdonald | Why do Canada's measures of poverty, wage growth, average incomes etc., exclude First Nations populations?
Jan 28 2015 | Doug Howat | It's an election year! A time when we productively share opinions and ideas, and debate policy. Not! But can we actually have meaningful conversation this election?
Image: Wikimedia Commons
Jan 27 2015 | Gerry Caplan | Thomas Friedman wants to see a million Muslims take to the streets for peace. It's such a good idea that Muslims have been doing it for years.