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Activist Communiqué

Krystalline Kraus is an intrepid journalist and veteran reporter for rabble.ca since its 2001 beginnings. She needs neither a red cape nor safety goggles to fly into her latest political assignment. She often live-tweets from events -- almost exclusively First Nations and environmental issues. You can follow her on Twitter @krystalline_k.

Blog - Activist Communiqué August 31
Image: Flickr/Alisdare Hickson
Krystalline Kraus | If you think that you're the only one who has been worried about the Make America Hate movement in the United States and are struggling to find a way to get involved, to act, you are not alone.
Blog - Activist Communiqué August 1
Krystalline Kraus | Two controversial new Netflix programs have sparked discussion about issues usually deemed irrelevant by the left.
Blog - Activist Communiqué July 28
Krystalline Kraus | The Prime Minister's current high popularity ratings could be compromised by resistance to Keystone and Kinder Morgan.
Blog - Activist Communiqué July 18
 Image: Flickr/Olivia Chow
Krystalline Kraus | Apparently, the word dyke is too controversial for Facebook administrators to trust consenting adults to use appropriately. So you could upload your content but not mention what you were referring to.
Blog - Activist Communiqué July 13
Krystalline Kraus | Victory for the Grassy Narrows First Nation and surrounding communities has finally come after a decades-long struggle.
Blog - Activist Communiqué July 13
G8: Lost tourists or powerful leaders?
Krystalline Kraus | It seems that Canada is not done with hosting big tent, government organizing bodies like the G8 and the G20.
Blog - Activist Communiqué April 30
Photo: Gage Skidmore/flickr
Krystalline Kraus | I’ll be the first to tell you that it’s simply too simple to blame one man for a cultural legacy of racism against Indigenous communities
Blog - Activist Communiqué March 30
Krystalline Kraus | We should be shocked and ashamed of ourselves.
Blog - Activist Communiqué December 24
Image: Wikimedia Commons/John Clark
Krystalline Kraus | This project showcases 84 different ways to say "water is life."
Blog - Activist Communiqué December 23
Photo: PASCAL.VANDON/flickr
Krystalline Kraus | I believe we must be vigilant in showing real solidarity -- for example, volunteering with No One Is Illegal.
Blog - Activist Communiqué December 20
Photo: Joe Brusky/flickr
Krystalline Kraus | Yes, celebration erupted at the camp where it was announced that the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers has turned down a permit for a controversial pipeline -- at least temporarily.
Blog - Activist Communiqué November 30
Image: Instagram/Elizabeth Hoover
Krystalline Kraus | One of the key concerns is demonstrating in the middle of winter, which was the all-too-familiar cause of most Occupy camp shutdowns as temperatures dropped.
Blog - Activist Communiqué November 29
Image: Flickr/Peg Hunter
Krystalline Kraus | It's amazing to know that at 7 a.m. on Nov. 25, 2016, Standing Rock was the top trending topic on Facebook with over 1 million people talking about it.
Blog - Activist Communiqué October 13
Krystalline Kraus | Please forgive us for the fact that Occupy wasn't always dainty or clean. We had dedicated people do the necessary logistics and fundraising, the media tent was busy and we all OccuTried our best.
Blog - Activist Communiqué October 3
Image: Phil Drinkwater
Krystalline Kraus | Back then, there were those who were sure that Occupy would unite the 99% of us -- while the rest of us kinda just went along for the ride.
Blog - Activist Communiqué September 29
Krystalline Kraus | For her direct action, Vanessa Gray has been charged with counts of Mischief Over $5,000 and Mischief Endangering Life.
Blog - Activist Communiqué August 30
Krystalline Kraus | Tthe city of Toronto has licensed Uber as a private transportation company.
Blog - Activist Communiqué August 26
Image: Flickr/andrewarchy
Krystalline Kraus | While the G20 Summit occurred in 2010, the issue still is not settled more than five years later.
Blog - Activist Communiqué July 31
Krystalline Kraus | From solidarity with Black Lives Matter to Occupy INAC, Idle No More continues to fight oppression and work for Indigenous sovereignty.
Blog - Activist Communiqué July 30
Krystalline Kraus | It's time the Cleveland Indians got rid of their racist logo and went with one of many possible alternatives.
Blog - Activist Communiqué July 27
Image: Flickr/Gustavo Oliveira
Krystalline Kraus | Heat waves do the most harm to our most vulnerable members of society; often the very members whose quality of care we should concern ourselves with most.
Blog - Activist Communiqué June 29
Krystalline Kraus | And the only thing that that's keeping the world from knowing the truth about how little we care about the gay community in America is that a few have again placed a rainbow over their profile picture
Blog - Activist Communiqué June 27
Krystalline Kraus | Visitation counts for this season were down by 65 per cent according to Angus Carroll, the zoo's Director of Communications, the sharp decrease being blamed on animal rights activists.
Blog - Activist Communiqué June 26
Krystalline Kraus | The officer who ordered kettling and mass detention during the 2010 summit was found guilty of misconduct, but only loses 30 days' pay as punishment.
Blog - Activist Communiqué June 1
Krystalline Kraus | Just like many other climate justice activists, I often -- and it's happening more and more -- shake my head in frustration when I consider just how perilous our climate crisis is.
Blog - Activist Communiqué May 30
Grassy Narrows youth, 2012
Krystalline Kraus | It's not too late to remove the mercury from the river system, freeing community members from the killer legacy left by the pulp and paper industry.
Blog - Activist Communiqué May 29
Krystalline Kraus | Despite what earlier this month look like an attempt by Mississauga City Council to snuff out Uber operations, new council plans look much more friendly with the potential for a pilot program.
Blog - Activist Communiqué May 27
Krystalline Kraus | Grassy Narrows youth, traditional drummers, mercury survivors, and a thousand supporters are converging downtown on Thursday June 2.
Blog - Activist Communiqué May 22
Krystalline Kraus | The city has banned ride-sharing companies but left the door open for future legislation
Blog - Activist Communiqué April 30
Krystalline Kraus | Just days before the occupation at the Indigenous and Northern Affairs (INAC) office in Toronto ended, photographer David Coombs took these photos.