News January 17
Personal support workers (from left) Dyana Forshner-Juby, Gloria Turney and Mona Hjort. Images: submitted
Zaid Noorsumar | Privatization has negatively affected both workers and patients. The work is demanding, unstable and low-paying, and staff turnover is high.
Columnists January 17
2019 Iranian protests. Image: GTVM92/Wikimedia Commons
Rick Salutin | Seemingly non-ideological protest movements and the urgency of the climate crisis indicate we may be moving beyond peak ideology.
Blog January 17
Manning Centre founder and former Reform party leader Preston Manning. Image: David J. Climenhaga
David J. Climenhaga | File under unsolved political mysteries: career changes by Stephen Harper, Preston Manning and Andrew Weaver. Whatever can they mean?
Columnists January 17
Moms 4 Housing activists gather to protest real estate speculators. Image: Moms 4 Housing/Twitter
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | Moms 4 Housing, a collective of homeless and marginally housed mothers, are fighting against real estate speculators and profiteers in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Podcast January 17
Image: United Food and Commercial Workers. Used by permission.
Marc Belanger, Derek Blackadder, C. Marie Ainsborough | RadioLabour's Canada Report: the UFCW says Uber Black drivers are employees and eligible to unionize. And more.
Blog January 17
Land defenders at Wet'suwet'en Access Point on Gidimt'en Territory. Image: Wet'suwet'en Access Point on Gidimt'en Territory/Facebook
Brent Patterson | Forty per cent of the human rights defenders killed in 2019 were working on land rights, Indigenous peoples' rights and environmental rights.
Blog January 16
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Duncan Cameron | At rabble, we know that without independent media, debate is distorted, issues are ignored, and injustices are overlooked.
Blog January 16
Premier Jason Kenney speaks to media. Image: Government of Alberta/Flickr
David J. Climenhaga | The Alberta legislature returns on February 25 amid disappearing jobs and sour economic indicators. Can Alberta survive another spring of renewal like the last one?
Columnists January 16
People in Khlong Khwang, Nonthaburi, Thailand compete with the excavator to collect recyclable items and sell them. Image: Thibaud Saintin/Flickr
Linda McQuaig | The forces fighting capitalism's worst excesses are responsible for improving people's lives.
Podcast January 16
Image: "Time to Topple" campaign graphic. Used with permission.
Victoria Fenner | Election reform advocate Dave Meslin has succeeded in his Kickstarter to raise $15,000 to fund research into electoral reform at the municipal level, building on what’s been done in London, Ontario.
Book Review January 16
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Cristina D'Amico | Platforms like Facebook and Twitter extract their users' labour for profit. The solution, says author Richard Seymour in his new book, is a social industry strike.
Blog January 14
Mass strikes and protests in France over pension reform. Image: Jeanne Menjoulet/Flickr
David J. Climenhaga | Why is there an almost total blackout of news about the general strike in France in Canadian media?