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Apr 30 2014 | Iglika Ivanova | The 2014 living wage numbers reveal a big gap between the low wages a number of British Columbians earn and the real costs of raising a family. Child poverty is a serious concern in our cities.
Site of the proposed convention centre in downtown Halifax. Photo: Emma Feltes
Apr 30 2014 | Peggy Cameron | With so many other better ways to spend public money for public benefit isn't it time to reprioritize the public money planned to be spent to subsidize the convention centre?
Photo: tiger_days/flickr
Apr 30 2014 | Bruce Livesey | Bill Browder's story lends insight into the Russian economy because it suggests that Putin manages a deeply corrupt kleptocracy -- an economy run by his pals who steal whatever they can.
Apr 30 2014 | Steffanie Pinch | Here are the top five radical grassroots activists that were featured on the Rad Voices podcast that you need to listen to.
Photo: flickr/The City of Toronto
Apr 30 2014 | Hans Rollman | The fact that international students pay higher tuition fees has been normalized. However, this discriminatory policy needs to be reversed, and don't worry, York students are getting organized.
Image: Free Press/flickr
Apr 30 2014 | Wayne MacPhail | Cable and telephone companies have lusted after an Internet they control for years. And last week a toothless and gutless Federal Communications Commission wrote the first act of their dream.
Jim Prentice
Apr 29 2014 | David J. Climenhaga | Yesterday's tentative agreement between 22,000 AUPE civil servants and the province paves the way for a relatively trouble-free coronation for banking executive Jim Prentice.
Photo: flickr/Banff Lake Louise
Apr 29 2014 | rabble staff | With Rogers now firmly in control in the Canadian telecom world and its grasp on Hockey Night in Canada, CBC lies bleeding. Canadian media now teeters perilously on the brink of a dark new dawn.
Photo: Derek Blackadder/flickr
Apr 29 2014 | Lynne Fernandez | The Day of Mourning, more than any other day in the labour movement's calendar, brings home why we must remain vigilant in the area of workers' rights.
Photo: Alex Guibord/flickr
Apr 29 2014 | Kaylie Tiessen | This week's 2014 Ontario budget won't contain many surprises -- much of what will be in it has already been announced -- but it should contain principles for greater shared prosperity.
Apr 29 2014 | Gary Engler | Unions and environmentalists share a common enemy: an economic system run by and for the wealthiest people in the world.
Image: flickr/fire_engine_red
Apr 29 2014 | Syed Hussan | At a time when all provinces are cutting resources from departments responsible for keeping corporations in check, it's not about abolishing the TFWP, it's about ensuring labour protection for all.
Apr 29 2014 | John Dillon | Government climate negotiators agree that the global temperature increase must be below two degrees Celsius above pre-industrial levels to avoid catastrophic climate change.
Apr 29 2014 | Roger Annis | Governments in the U.S. and Canada are dithering with promises of oil train safety as the volumes surge, ignoring the warnings of climate scientists to cut fossil fuel use.
Apr 29 2014 | Roger Annis | Most major media is now marching in lock-step with NATO governments, who say eastern Ukraine is undergoing 'aggression' from Russia and 'pro-Russia separatists'. Not so.
Apr 29 2014 | Roger Annis | Watch Roger Annis' talk "Oil, tar sands, coal, natural gas: What's behind the expansion drive of Canada's and North America's fossil fuel industries?"
photo: CLC
Apr 29 2014 | H.G. Watson | Canadian Labour Congress incumbent Ken Georgetti has been CLC President for 15 years. H.G. Watson caught up with him to talk about the current leadership campaign and the future of the CLC.
Apr 29 2014 | David Suzuki | Salmon farming is set to expand on B.C.'s coast, but despite improvements, the industry has yet to go far enough to get the green light from Seafood Watch in the U.S. and SeaChoice in Canada.
Apr 29 2014 | Humberto DaSilva | Karl Rove needs help! So who does he turn to? Well his dead mentors Edward Bernays and Joseph Goebbels of course. New play 'Dinner with Goebbels' looks at the role of propaganda in history.
Photo: flickr/Mohammadali F.
Apr 29 2014 | Jan Slomp | The Conference Board of Canada's ideas for changing supply management are ill-conceived and self-serving. Let's do a quick review of why we have dairy supply management, and how it works.