rabble staff December 21
A look back at the year as seen by our columnists, who cast a spotlight on the top issues concerning progressives in 2018.
Lois Ross December 21
In a historic decision this week, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the UN Declaration on the Rights of Peasants and Other People Working in Rural Areas (UNDROP).
Linda McQuaig December 20
By co-operating with the U.S. request to extradite Chinese executive Meng Wanzhou, Canada is enabling rogue and reckless behaviour by the Trump administration.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan December 20
Immigration policy is a matter of life and death, most tragically impacting the most vulnerable among us.
Safia J. Lakhani, Pro Bono December 20
Safia J. Lakhani
The Ford government's decision to revert back to the 1998 curriculum has produced considerable backlash from educators, parents, and students -- and has also triggered four separate legal challenges.
Duncan Cameron December 18
Duncan Cameron
Canada's decision to make nice with the U.S. by arresting Huawei's top financial executive -- knowing full well that China would be enraged over the arrest -- has serious political overtones.
Matthew Behrens December 14
While the Trudeau government has long boasted of employing a gendered lens to enact its policies, that analysis has certainly not applied to extradition.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan December 13
Among those gathered at the annual UN climate change summit are two young women, who have decided to devote their lives to reversing humanity's destructive addiction to fossil fuels.
Duncan Cameron December 11
Duncan Cameron
Why are tens of thousands of regular people, citizens of the French Republic, staging a democratic revolt against tax increases?
Rick Salutin December 9
Those of us who mostly observe and comment on the current crisis, or suite of crises, owe a debt to France's gilets jaunes, the yellow vests. They're clarifiers.
Monia Mazigh December 7
Monia Mazigh
Hate crimes in Canada have increased by 47 per cent in 2017, yet both Quebec Premier François Legault and Ontario Premier Doug Ford have remained silent about the disturbing surge in numbers.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan December 6
As this week's national day of mourning concludes in the U.S. with the funeral of George H.W. Bush, the country's 41st president, labour activist Mother Jones' words are worth remembering.
Marianela Ramos Capelo, Digital Freedom Update December 5
There is a gray, Schrödinger's cat kind of area in copyright. Enter: "orphan works" -- works that are neither public nor quite owned by someone.
Duncan Cameron December 4
Duncan Cameron
In a surreal Buenos Aires ceremony, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau were photographed on either side of U.S. President Donald Trump.
Rick Salutin November 30
What term could you use to replace, say, socialism? How about -- socialism?
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan November 29
Grassroots organizing gets results but there is a huge amount of work yet to be done to ensure a fair, representative democracy with an engaged and empowered electorate.
Shelina Ali, Pro Bono November 29
The federal government is making a superficial effort to address the role of social media platforms in publishing false statements that undermine the democratic process.
Matthew Behrens November 29
With each new reported Saudi atrocity, Canadian leaders dig in their heels and issue earnest statements about "troubling" revelations, and respect for human rights and the rule of law.
June Chua November 28
"Mr. Flamingo" is a vibrantly illustrated children's book that chronicles the story of a flamingo forced to leave his homeland and trying to find friends after landing in Berlin.
Duncan Cameron November 27
Duncan Cameron
When Finance Minister Bill Morneau stood in place in the House of Commons on Wednesday, November 21, this is the economic update statement he dared not deliver.
Wayne MacPhail November 23
In the past 10 years, about 16,000 Canadian journalists lost their jobs, and over two dozen daily and 220 weekly newspapers have merged or been shuttered. Will $600 million in media funding help?
Linda McQuaig November 22
After Lac-Mégantic, we need proper regulation of railways -- and every other aspect of our economy that requires government oversight to protect us from corporations whose only interest is profit.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan November 22
The murder of Jamal Khashoggi may sway enough Republican senators to join Democrats in voting to block further U.S. support for Saudi Arabia's destruction of Yemen, and to suspend arms sales.
Brent Patterson November 21
Six thousand Extinction Rebellion activists recently occupied five bridges in London and the rebellion is set to go global in March 2019.
Duncan Cameron November 20
Duncan Cameron
Overcoming furious rivals, British Prime Minister Theresa May has convinced her cabinet to support the "soft" Brexit deal with the EU, but the real test will come in a U.K. parliamentary vote.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan November 15
Will Amazon's HQ2 spark a magical, high-tech age, or will it kill small businesses, drive up rents and leave the cadaver of a working-class neighbourhood in its wake?
Lois Ross November 14
These are serious and troubling times in Nicaragua. Protests since April have left hundreds dead and many more incarcerated or missing. Where will the turmoil end and how?
Duncan Cameron November 13
Duncan Cameron
On Saturday, November 10, over 50,000 people braved cold and snow to walk the streets of Montreal in support of "taking the planet to parliament."
Rick Salutin November 9
Electoral politics is still basically about aggregating people, not dividing them -- which the Democratic establishment does in a freakily similar way to what they accuse Trump of.
Monia Mazigh November 9
Monia Mazigh
It's been 16 years since Mohamed Harkat was arrested on a secret hearing security certificate. Today he is still threatened with deportation to his native Algeria.