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Oct 21 2014 | Jason Samilski | Can any major Toronto mayoral candidate directly address this larger issue: what role does politics play in changing conditions for people who are historically marginalized and disenfranchised?
Photo: Eric B./flickr
Oct 21 2014 | Brent Patterson | It's not just about shortfalls in revenue. Falling oil prices may also have a major impact on tar sands expansion, pipeline development, and even shipping bitumen on the St. Lawrence River.
Image: Flickr/Gisella Klein
Oct 21 2014 | Robin Vose | Fair Employment Week, celebrated every October, reminds us that all academic work must be fairly supported, validated and remunerated.
Oct 21 2014 | Pamela Palmater | For 20 years, Lynn Gehl, who shares five generations of Algonquin heritage, has been denied Indian status in Canada because of unstated paternity. Yesterday, she got her day in court.
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Oct 21 2014 | David Climenhaga | Don't want to get sued for defamation? Lucky for you, David Climenhaga has been so that you don't have to.
Oct 21 2014 | David Suzuki | Clean technology is the fastest-growing industry in Canada, and it could get a lot bigger. So why is so much focus put on supporting resource extraction?
Oct 21 2014 | David J. Climenhaga | Yes, there's been a management facelift. But where the rubber hits the road? Nothing has changed.
Photo: Andrew Bates/flickr
Oct 21 2014 | Duncan Cameron | For Stephen Harper to lose power in the next election, either the Conservative voter base must decline, or more people need to turn up and vote.
Oct 21 2014 | Karl Nerenberg | A Broadbent Institute study shows that a number of charitable organizations with a right-of-centre orientation claim that they devote zero per cent of their resources to advocacy. Is that believable?
Photo: flickr/Jeff Nelson
Oct 21 2014 | Ethel Tungohan | The Harper government's proposed changes to the Live-in Caregiver Program as unsurprisingly not great. Why does the government refuse to give landed status to live-in caregivers?
Photo: Susan Taylor
Oct 21 2014 | Ella Bedard | Workers United members fight two-tiered contracts and win!
Oct 21 2014 | Grace-Edward Galabuzi | The Black community must vote in the Toronto mayoral election, not spoil their ballots, says Grace-Edward Galabuzi.
Oct 21 2014 | rabble staff | Pulitzer-prize winning journalist Glenn Greenwald will be speaking in Ottawa on Saturday, and rabble.ca will be video livestreaming the event.
Oct 20 2014 | David Swanson | Greenpeace co-founder Rod Marining talks about his early activist years, establishing Greenpeace, fighting nuclear testing and arctic oil drilling and the dangers he faced as a radical activist.
Oct 20 2014 | Gerry Caplan | Local politics in Ontario are starting to take their cues from President Frank Underwood. It doesn't look good.
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Oct 20 2014 | Elizabeth Littlejohn | Recreational paddlers, sailors, and power boaters protest against the proposed introduction of jets and expansion of Toronto Island Airport.
Oct 20 2014 | Maude Barlow | On October 20, Catarina de Albuquerque, the special rapporteur on the human right to drinking water and sanitation and Leilani Farha, the special rapporteur on housing, visit Detroit.
Oct 20 2014 | Murray Dobbin | Harper's political calculations about Canada's role in Iraq have little to do with foreign policy: Harper's goal is to stay in power long enough to dismantle the post-war activist state.
Photo: flickr/Charles Hoffman
Oct 20 2014 | Ralph Surette | Politics and political attitudes are changing in Nova Scotia -- albeit, in a manner too slow and complex for the public's short attention span to notice.
Photo: flickr/Nick Ares
Oct 20 2014 | Tess Allen | This summer, New Brunswick introduced new regulations on abortion access and stopped funding abortions. Now, clinics in Maine see increasing numbers of women at their clinics coming from Canada.