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rabble.ca takes on Ottawa: what is next in the COVID-19 crisis

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Dear readers,

What a year 2020 has been so far. I don't have to tell you that what we're experiencing with the COVID-19 pandemic is unprecedented in so many ways. It's scary to look at a global future so chaotic and uncertain all at once. But, as our friends at the Intercept demonstrated so well in Naomi Klein's new video, we are standing at the precipice of a new future. As this health crisis continues to unfold, we have the option to fight for our most vulnerable -- precarious and low-wage workers, people facing homelessness, migrant workers, seniors -- and of creating new policies and an approach to inequality and climate justice that will live on well after this crisis is over, and perhaps change the course of history. We can't give in to those exploiting the coronavirus crisis to push for no-strings-attached corporate bailouts.

At rabble.ca, we're proud to have parliamentary reporter Karl Nerenberg providing incisive and accurate political reporting, and telling the stories so often underrepresented out of Ottawa. And our politics webinars are a part of our work to share stories and insights important to activist communities.

On April 15 at 7:30 p.m. EST, our next webinar will take on these pressing issues around the COVID-19 pandemic -- for workers, for marginalized communities and what this means for building a new world -- and we would love for you to join us! Join parliamentary reporter Karl Nerenberg; former NDP deputy leader and author of Outside In: A Political Memoir, Libby Davies; and special guests Winnipeg Centre MP Leah Gazan, and CCPA senior economist David Macdonald, for this exclusive online discussion.

Update: Though these webinars are typically exclusive to donors, with the current climate of the COVID-19 pandemic, we wanted to ensure that all are able to join in such an important discussion, and so we will be offering the online event as free for all.

You can register to participate in the webinar for free here.

Thank you for your support,

Matthew DiMera, acting editor

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