November 3
Two more Canadian groups became <i>in cahoots</i> partners this October. By contributing to <i>rabble</i>, they help to sustain this rabble-rousing online magazine. We'd like you to meet them.
what's up listing November 1
Do Shell and the Nigerian government share responsibility for making the Niger Delta one of the world's most endangered ecosystems? That's the assertion of <I>Where Vultures Feast</I>, a new offering
Canadian Union of Public Employees October 31
CUPE's Hospital Employees Union calls it "the most brazen attack yet ... to undermine Medicare." BC's Liberals have quietly hatched a plan for a hospital to replace Abbotsford's ageing MSA General. T
CAW October 31
Uncertainty since September 11 is squeezing an already-tight economy. Tens of thousands of Canadians are staring at pink slips. And Canada's largest private-sector union says only emergency measures
MAW letter to the PM October 30
If Afghanistan's Taliban regime falls ... then what? The Northern Alliance is no human rights star. Same goes for other factions proffered as successor candidates. In a letter to the Prime Minister,
Amnesty International October 29
Amnesty International
Civilians are dying in the U.S.-led attacks on Afghanistan. Impartial observers can't get close enough to verify numbers. But scattered reports from UN officials, NGOs and fleeing refugees raise conc
Alternatives October 29
It's become a Western truism that Afghanistan's Taliban regime is a bad apple. Afghan women suffer an inhuman legal position. We've seen little effort to rebuild war-ravaged infrastructure - but much
CUPW Bulletin October 25
Anthrax anxiety is mounting. Like the September 11 attacks, the spore-forming bacterium transforms a trusted service &#151; regular mail this time &#151; into a lethal weapon. Exposures have barely t
in cahoots October 24
When British Columbia banned smoking from workplaces in 1998, it excluded smoke-choked hospitality businesses. A total ban was set to start September 10. But on the eve of its implementation, the BC
Amnesty International October 23
Amnesty International
Without being charged, two men are held in solitary confinement in a New York jail. They're reportedly denied exercise, shackled when they're outside their cold cells, and subjected to strip searches
in cahoots October 23
The September Eleventh Peace Coalition is calling on groups across Canada to join a national day of non-violent action &#147;for global peace and justice&#148; on November 17. On that same day, Ottaw
IFAW Press Release October 22
It's a reality eclipsed by the enormity of human suffering. But what about all the pets injured or lost in Manhattan on September 11? Shut out until recently, animal protection groups are finally on
OSSTF Press Release October 22
How hard has education been hit in Ontario? Teachers are shaking their heads after the Bluewater District School Board asked schools to help out with fundraising. "While public school students sell c
Common Front on the WTO October 19
When world leaders huddle in Qatar this November at the WTO Ministerial Conference, they could spawn a new round of negotiations to liberalize trade. And once again, the Common Front on the WTO will
October 18
In British Columbia's first-ever province-wide strike vote, 91.4 per cent of teachers have said "yes." That doesn't mean a strike is inevitable. It does mean the teachers have given themselves a new
Council of Canadians press release October 18
Parliament yesterday killed legislation to enforce labelling for all genetically engineered (GE) foods. The large-scale farming industry favours GE products, but their environmental and health effect
Citizens for Public Justice: <I>Catalyst</I> article October 18
"Canada is a wonderful country. Our international image of being compassionate and humanitarian is well known. For a couple of years we even made it to the top of the United Nations' list of the best
Amnesty International October 17
Amnesty International
Since the 1980s, many countries have funnelled weapons and expertise to factions within Afghanistan. That flow is growing with the American campaign against the ruling Taliban. Pakistani and Saudi so
CUPW Bulletin October 15
Canada's Post's courier service is changing. According to the Canadian Union of Postal Workers (CUPW), postal outlets were to begin offering Purolator's service as early as last week. The repositioni
October 11
Without tax and spending cuts, BC's budget may have been balanced this year. But shortly after taking office, BC's Liberals consummated an election promise - delivering thundering tax cuts of $2.1 bi
Public Service Alliance of Canada response October 9
An exhibit featuring thirty Arab-Canadian artists was set to debut this month at the Canadian Museum of Civilization. After the September 11 attacks, however, the Museum postponed the exhibit - indef
press release October 9
Thirty high-profile groups have formed a national coalition to oppose Canada's participation in military retaliation and to confront racism festering since the September 11 terrorist strikes on the U
October 5
Today is World Teachers' Day. It's also the last working day before British Columbia's teachers vote on whether to strike. It will be the first province-wide strike vote on a bargaining dispute in th
October 4
Dr. Sunera Thobani has faced storming derision since addressing a Women's Resistance conference on Monday in Ottawa. Opposing militaristic responses to the September 11 crisis, Dr. Thobani denounced
October 4
Thousands died when hijacked jetliners levelled the World Trade Center and punched holes in the Pentagon - and the airline industry. Now thousands of Air Canada workers are about to lose their jobs.
what's up listing October 3
World leaders will huddle in Qatar this November 9-13 for the first World Trade Organization Ministerial Conference since the 1999 Seattle flop. Once again, this meeting could spawn a new round of ne
October 2
Four more Canadian groups became <i>in cahoots</i> partners this September. By contributing to <i>rabble</i>, they help to sustain this rabble-rousing online magazine. We'd like you to meet them.
Sierra Club of Canada press release October 2
After a hearing tomorrow, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission may permit Ontario Power Generation to restart four reactors at the Pickering "A" station near Toronto. The plant closed in December 1
what's up listing September 28
Disheartening numbers of women live within cycles of victimization and criminalization. Victims of violence can be re-victimized by a criminal justice system that's mandated to protect them. And crim
September 27
By signing the 1988 UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, Canada pledged action to protect specific rights that every child should enjoy. Sadly, since then, child poverty has risen by 40 per cent