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Judy Rebick's Blog

Judy Rebick is one of Canada's most celebrated and well-known feminist thinkers, critics and writers. She is the founder of rabble.ca.

Blog - Judy Rebick's Blog August 24
Jack Layton during the 2011 federal election campaign. Photo: Matt Jiggins/flickr
Judy Rebick | What is it about Jack Layton that has caused the extraordinary outpouring of love and profound feelings of loss across the country?
Blog - Judy Rebick's Blog June 15
Judy Rebick | Defenders of the Land are working across the numerous divisions created by colonialist structures to build strategies and solidarity among all indigenous peoples.
Blog - Judy Rebick's Blog June 3
Judy Rebick, Brigette DePape | Parliamentary page Brigette Marcelle held up a 'Stop Harper' sign on the floor of the Senate in an unprecedented protest during the throne speech.
Blog - Judy Rebick's Blog June 2
One hoax to rule them all: The Hobbit movie tar sands hoax revealed. Photo: Erin Byrnes
Judy Rebick | A tale of dirty oil, a Hollywood blockbuster, Yes Men shenanigans, the ever-helpful media, and activist geniuses who spun out a joke to make a serious point.
Blog - Judy Rebick's Blog May 5
Judy Rebick, Caroline Castonguay-Boisvert | Several Quebecoise responded to my blog the morning after the election. Caroline Castonguay-Boisvert was one of them.
Blog - Judy Rebick's Blog May 3
Judy Rebick | The Conservatives won their majority but the NDP are the Official Opposition for the first time in history. Victories for the Left as well as the Right so why do I feel so bad?
Blog - Judy Rebick's Blog April 29
Judy Rebick | Jack Layton is riding the tide of the most significant popular upsurge against the political elites that we've seen since the Charlottetown Accord in 1992. Only this time no one is leading it.
Blog - Judy Rebick's Blog March 30
Judy Rebick | It is an outrage to Canadian democracy that an unelected broadcast consortium has decided to exclude Elizabeth May from the leaders' debate. Time to stand up and protest this ridiculous exclusion.
Blog - Judy Rebick's Blog March 7
Judy Rebick | The history of International Women's Day started as a way to bring the struggles of working-class women into the mainstream. Let's continue that tradition.
Blog - Judy Rebick's Blog February 3
Judy Rebick | Only a few years later, the very elements that I describe in Transforming Power have erupted in a people's revolution across the Middle East, first in Iran then Tunisia and now Egypt.
Blog - Judy Rebick's Blog January 16
Judy Rebick, Hugo Salvatierra | Hugo Savatierra, a founder of the MAS in Bolivia and the first minister of agriculture and environment in MAS government outlines the history and current context of the Bolivian process.
Blog - Judy Rebick's Blog December 6
Judy Rebick | On the 21st anniversary of the Montreal Massacre Judy Rebick recalls that terrible day and the different reactions in Quebec and Canada to that shattering massacre.
Blog - Judy Rebick's Blog November 27
Judy Rebick | On Friday Evo Morales lamented the exclusion of the Cochabamba agreement from the Cancun discussions on climate change and called for action from social movements and ALBA governments.
Blog - Judy Rebick's Blog November 23
Judy Rebick | Next week Cancun environmental, social justice and Indigenous movements from around the world will gather to push the UN to adopt the Cochabamba People's Accord. You can help document it.
Blog - Judy Rebick's Blog November 12
Judy Rebick | Today Voice of Women celebrates their 50th Anniversary. A unique organization, Voice of Women started in the midst of the Cold War bringing a woman's perspective to peace.
Blog - Judy Rebick's Blog November 10
Judy Rebick | Even if you don't live in Toronto you can participate in the G20 fundraiser featuring Naomi Klein and Hawskley Workman on Thursday Nov. 11 through a virtual telethon brought to you by rabbletv.
Blog - Judy Rebick's Blog October 19
Judy Rebick | Bolivia is leading the struggle to put real solutions to climate change on the agenda in Cancun. Activities are moving ahead across Canada to support the campaign.
Blog - Judy Rebick's Blog July 8
Judy Rebick | This week and next we will be rallying for civil rights, protesting G8/G20 violations. As the Canadian who has suffered the greatest violation of civil rights, my heart aches for Omar Khadr.
Blog - Judy Rebick's Blog July 1
Judy Rebick | Please sign this comprehensive statement calling for a public inquiry into police action during the G8 G20 protest. We can shine a light on abusive police practices but need your help to do it.
Blog - Judy Rebick's Blog June 27
Judy Rebick | Police allowed the violence to happen last night in Toronto and then spent their time spinning it to the media instead of putting out the fires.
Blog - Judy Rebick's Blog June 26
Judy Rebick | Whatever your issue, whatever your community, join the massive protest against the G20 and the police state in Toronto. It's time to stand up for democracy.
Blog - Judy Rebick's Blog June 23
Judy Rebick | Toronto has been turned into an occupied city for no apparent reason. What we need now is tens of thousands of people who support democracy to join the protest at Queen's Park on Saturday at noon
Blog - Judy Rebick's Blog June 16
Judy Rebick | Ryerson is beginning an activist school this July. Combining an invisible history of activism with some skills training about working together and being more effective.
Blog - Judy Rebick's Blog June 15
Libby Davies
Judy Rebick | MPs across the floor called for NDP MP Libby Davies' resignation for saying something they didn't like about Israel. A new form of McCarthyism has taken hold in Canada and it's time to stop it.
Blog - Judy Rebick's Blog May 31
Judy Rebick | The Alternate Information Centre, one of Israel's most progressive organizations, denounces the massacre of unarmed human rights activists.
Blog - Judy Rebick's Blog May 8
Larry Gordon | Fair Vote Canada notes the lopsided results of the British elections not so different than Canada except in Britain that might actually reform the voting system.
Blog - Judy Rebick's Blog May 4
Judy Rebick | Pro-choice activists have been told to shut up before by our friends. Members of governments almost never think it's a good idea to rock the boat but for advocates, it almost always is.
Blog - Judy Rebick's Blog April 30
Michele Landsberg | Famed feminist columnist Michele Landsberg pays tribute to Norma Scarborough one of the great heroes of the pro-choice movement.
Blog - Judy Rebick's Blog April 26
Judy Rebick, Ben Powless | Historic Indigenous declaration from Cochabamba calls for a global movement against climate change led by the world's Indigneous peoples mobilizing in streets as well as for conferences.
Blog - Judy Rebick's Blog April 22
Judy Rebick | The World People's Conference on Climate Change looks like a major turning point in the struggle for climate justice with Indigenous people in the lead and an explicit anti-capitalist approach.

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