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Danielle Smith
Mar 2 2015 | David J. Climenhaga | On March 28, former Wildrose Leader Danielle Smith will face off against Okotoks town Councillor Carrie Fischer, who sounds familiar but only for coincidental reasons.
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Mar 2 2015 | Paul Moist | Manitoba has seen the importance of our various pension plans to a middle-class life, the prospects of which are increasingly under attack in Canada.
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Mar 2 2015 | Tobey Steeves | The Teach For Canada program can aptly be read as an attempt to translate educational and social inequalities (public needs) into targets of a "benevolent, yet colonizing, pedagogy of care."
Image: Library of Congress, Mary Post Wolcott
Mar 2 2015 | Jesse Bauman | By making food literacy--or lack thereof--the basic issue or explanation for food insecurity, we risk losing sight of larger structural issues while leaning towards a dangerous kind of victim-blaming.
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Mar 2 2015 | Gerry Caplan | With the IMF's treatment of Greece after Syriza's triumph, you can almost hear Henry Kissinger whispering "The issues are much too important for the Greek voters to decide for themselves."
Mar 2 2015 | Sophia Banks | With support, Senator Donald Plett wants to modify Bill C-279 so trans people will not be able to access any 'sex-segregated' facility and the term 'gender identity' will be removed. Horrible.
Mar 1 2015 | Redeye Collective | Canada is one of the wealthiest countries in the world yet millions of Canadians live in poverty. Dignity for All has just published a anti-poverty plan to get this issue on the national agenda.
Mar 1 2015 | Redeye Collective | Toronto artist Heather Hermant brings her own-woman show, "ribcage: this wide passage," to Vancouver this week. The performance tells the story of Esther Brandeau who came to colonial Canada in 1738.
Mar 1 2015 | Susan Wright | Sacrificing party loyalty? A small price to pay for humanity, surely.
Mar 1 2015 | Gary Shaul | The Catch 22 Campaign was one of several strategic voting initiatives in the 2011 federal election. C22 will not be doing a repeat in 2015.
Feb 28 2015 | Jiselle Hanna | An interview with Junya Lek Yimprasert, Thai labour activist, living in exile in Finland due to charges under Lese Majeste.
Feb 28 2015 | WINGS: Women's International News Gathering Service | Renowned poet Nikki Giovanni talks with Margaret Prescod of community radio KPFK-FM in Los Angeles, about America's Black history, Black present and Black future.
photo: flickr/oncall team
Feb 27 2015 | Ella Bedard | The Nova Scotia government fires its arbitrator as labour work to ensure labour rights in the face of Bill 1.
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Feb 27 2015 | Kaitlin McNabb | Big wins for activists! And big laughs for everyone in this week's Feel Good Friday.
Photo: CUPE
Feb 27 2015 | Ella Bedard | This week in labour news: Ontario campuses and beyond!
Photo: flickr/ Adrian Lee
Feb 27 2015 | Sophia Banks | With support, Senator Donald Plett wants to modify Bill C-279 so trans people will not be able to access any 'sex-segregated' facility and the term 'gender identity' will be removed. Horrible.
Feb 27 2015 | Michael Laxer | In the days since Mulcair first announced his and his party's intention to oppose the bill, this "opposition" has quickly begun to look far more like a retreat.
Jimmy Carter
Feb 27 2015 | David J. Climenhaga | To paraphrase Democrat Lloyd Bentsen's famous comment to Republican Dan Quayle in the 1988 U.S. vice-presidential debate: "I knew Ralph Klein... Premier, you're no Ralph Klein!"
Feb 27 2015 | Jessica Prupas | A roundup of the highlights from rabble.ca blogs this week.
Photo credit: The Wrap
Feb 27 2015 | Kate MacIntruff | The wage gap is a thing. It exists. It isn't pretty. It is the face of discrimination. It isn't going to go away if we close our eyes and hold our breath and count to one hundred.