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Blog - The Views Expressed September 18
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Khadijah Kanji | Part three in a series addressing the myths that conflate multiculturalism and anti-racism.
Blog - On The Other Hand September 18
A Democrats Abroad stall in 2018 (Image: Will Bakker/Flickr)
Penney Kome | Democrats Abroad says U.S. voters from Canada could significantly affect the U.S. national election results -- if enough of them vote.
Blog - The Views Expressed September 17
Trudeau with Marc and Craig Kielburger at a WE Day event in 2017 (Image: Adam Scotti/Prime Minister's Office)
Mehdi Rizvi | The alleged corruption charges against WE have destroyed both the reputation of WE and the transparency of government.
Blog - Alberta Diary September 17
Jason Kenney unveils Alberta's economic recovery plan on September 15, 2020 (Image: Alberta Newsroom/Flickr)
David J. Climenhaga | As hostility to fossil fuel producers grows, it will be easier in the short term for a cynical politician like Kenney to persuade some Albertans that they need to double down against critics.
Blog - The Views Expressed September 16
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at last year's NATO summit (Image: Justin Trudeau/Facebook)
Jennie-Laure Sully | Whatever cause we struggle for today in Canada, we have a responsibility to be consistent in criticizing the abuses of power that Canada engages in through its foreign policy.
Blog - Cathy Crowe's blog September 16
The Toronto Homeless Memorial showing levered pages to allow the 1,000 plus names to be viewed (Image: Cathy Crowe)
Cathy Crowe | The City of Toronto has stopped tracking deaths of homeless people during COVID-19 pandemic.
Blog - The Views Expressed September 15
A photographer looks down a road in Muskoka, Ontario. Image: Justin Main/Unsplash
Gordon Laxer | With the help of the Ontario and federal governments, Muskoka could live up to a new brand as a green vacation area, by cutting carbon emissions and taking better care of its scenic lakes and forests.
Blog - The Views Expressed September 15
Photo taken at a George Floyd rally in May 2020. Image: Anthony Crider/Flickr
Khadijah Kanji | Part two in a series addressing the myths that conflate multiculturalism and anti-racism.
Blog - David Suzuki September 15
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David Suzuki | Pricing carbon, along with removing fossil fuel subsidies, stimulates investment in low-carbon energy technologies that will lead the way to a decarbonized economy and a shift away from fossil fuels.
Blog - The Views Expressed September 14
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Ed Finn | "Canada's children are worlds apart from the happiest, healthiest children in rich countries and worlds apart from each other due to wide inequalities," said David Morley, president of UNICEF Canada.
Blog - The Views Expressed September 14
Marc and Craig Kielburger at a WE Day event in the U.K. in 2014. Image: Paul Williams/Flickr
Chi Nguyen | Canada has seen the spectacular and quick implosion of one of the charity sector's biggest brands. The Kielburgers are leaving a gaping hole by pulling out of Canada.
Blog - The Views Expressed September 11
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Amy Tan | The COVID-19 pandemic has drastically impacted our ability to grieve lost loved ones properly. To soften the blow of this "complicated grief," it is crucial that we all act as "infection fighters."
Blog - The Views Expressed September 11
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Khadijah Kanji | Part one in a series addressing the myths that conflate multiculturalism and anti-racism.
Blog - A change is gonna come September 11
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Doreen Nicoll | Filmmaker Michelle Latimer is premiering her provocative documentary, "Inconvenient Indian," and her new CBC series, "Trickster," at TIFF, giving a voice to those whom colonialism tries to silence.
Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog September 11
Bob Gallagher | Right now, rabble.ca is at $45,000 -- that is 90 per cent of the way to its $50,000 summer goal.
Blog - Alberta Diary September 11
Premier Jason Kenney unveils new cabinet appointees in August 2020. Image: Jason Kenney/Twitter
David J. Climenhaga | Columnist Allan Fotheringham once compared Conservatives to cream: "Rich, thick and full of clots." The Alberta government is living up to that description.
Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog September 10
rabble staff | Join us this evening at 7 p.m ET to hear candidates' views on Palestinian rights, Venezuela, NATO, the global climate crisis, as well as the international mining and arms industries.
Blog - The Views Expressed September 9
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Yves Engler | The revelation that Canadian troops have been stationed in Saudi Arabia for 17 years highlights our military ties to the Saudi monarchy and warfare in the Middle East.
Blog - The Views Expressed September 8
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Ed Finn | With schools reopening and the flu season approaching, the COVID-19 pandemic could be more challenging than ever to contain.
Blog - David Suzuki September 8
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David Suzuki | Even with a later "overshoot" date, we burned through a year's resources in under eight months. That means we would need 1.6 Earths to support humanity's current demands on the planet's ecosystems.
Blog - The Activist Toolkit Blog September 8
Image: Joe deSousa/Flickr
Maya Bhullar | A reflection on the labour movement's achievements in 2020 so far.
Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog September 4
rabble.ca board of directors | While we believe we have much to be proud of in the last two decades, we also know that there are ways that we have failed to live up to our values and therefore failed communities of colour.
Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog September 3
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Matthew Adams | Now we just need a bit of a boost to finish our campaign.
Blog - The Views Expressed September 2
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Ed Finn, Brian Arden | A satirical look at the doctrines and dogmas of capitalism and neoliberalism.
Blog - David Suzuki September 1
An oil well in Alberta. Image: taylorandayumi/Flickr
David Suzuki | In most cases, it's best to restore well sites to more natural states. But, with roads, grid connections and infrastructure already in place, some can be converted to renewable energy operations.
Blog - Alberta Diary September 1
Dr. Deena Hinshaw at yesterday's COVID-19 daily briefing. Image: Screenshot of Alberta Government video
David J. Climenhaga | Reaction to the revelation of the weekend order by Dr. Deena Hinshaw, Alberta's chief medical officer of health, was visceral.
Blog - On The Other Hand September 1
Biden gives a speech at the DNC. Image: Elvert Barnes/Flickr
Penney Kome | Irony abounds in the U.S. presidential election campaign, especially the recent Democratic and Republican conventions.
Blog - Alberta Diary August 31
John A. Macdonald. Image: Wikimedia Commons
David J. Climenhaga | Alberta separatists keen to depart from the rest of Canada were apparently horrified by the actions against the statue of this country's first prime minister.
Blog - The Journalism Doctor August 28
The Toronto Star building, photographed in 2010. (Image: petmutt/Flickr)
John Miller | The majority of the Star newsroom publicly spoke out against columnist Rosie DiManno.
Blog - A change is gonna come August 28
Food prepared at Camp Samac. Image: Kelly O'Brien
Doreen Nicoll | "Instead of instituting rent caps in a city where the average one-bedroom costs over $1,000 they're relying on private companies to build shelters," says DIRE executive director Christeen Thornton.

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