rabble news June 21
Highway 400 runs through the Holland Marsh. Image credit: Floydian/Wikimedia Commons.
Joyce Nelson | Critics say the highway would not only contribute to loss of wetlands and wildlife habitat, but also would increase phosphorus and salt pollution in Lake Simcoe.
opinion June 17
Annamie Paul in 2019. Image credit: Annamie Paul/Wikimedia Commons
Yves Engler | Annamie Paul and her supporters are right: racism is a factor in her leadership crisis. But it is Paul's inability to view Palestinians as deserving of equal rights that has placed her in this mess.
politics June 16
Kamloops residential school memorial, May 30th 2021. Image credit: GoToVan/Flickr
Karl Nerenberg | We have known for decades what it will take to rewrite the future history of Indigenous nations in Canada. When will any government get the courage to take the first step?
opinion June 15
Helyeh Doutaghi (left) and Ashley Courchene (right). Image credit: Doutaghi and Courchene/used with permission.
Helyeh Doutaghi, Ashley Courchene | The media cycles in which Islamophobic killings crowd out stories about Indigenous children's remains suggests competition among different groups of victims, despite shared root causes.
analysis June 14
The X-Press Pearl before the Sri Lanka disaster. Image credit: Isuruhetti/Wikimedia Commons
Joyce Nelson | In mid-May, the X-Press Pearl container ship started leaking acid and caught fire while anchored off the coast of Sri Lanka. The fire destroyed much cargo, but plastic debris started washing ashore.
opinion June 11
Madiha Syed, used with permission.
Madiha Syed | When will my hijab be the symbol of peace it is meant to be rather than a target for hateful people?
opinion June 10
Security Council Chamber, UN headquarters. Image credit: Rick Bajornas/ United Nations Photo/Flickr
Yves Engler | The campaign proved that a small number of dedicated activists with a targeted, well-planned strategy could have a major impact on Canadian foreign policy.
politics June 9
Justin Trudeau attends a vigil for the Afzaal family. Image credit: Justin Trudeau/Twitter.
Karl Nerenberg | In New Zealand the government set up a royal commission after a gunman shot 51 people in two mosques in Christchurch, in March 2019. Canada should do the same.
opinion June 8
Four candles. Image credit: Christopher Bulle/Flickr.
Hawa Y. Mire | There is no rationale or explanation good enough. There is no room for condolences without accountability and action.
opinion June 8
Electric car at charging station. Image credit: andreas160578/Pixabay
Ken Grafton | The Trudeau government is promising net-zero emissions by 2050, but the prevailing paradigm of sustainability through electric vehicles has fatal flaws.
rabble news June 7
Diagram of a space lens, whose basic function is to mitigate global warming. Image credit: Mikael Häggström/Wikimedia Commons
Joyce Nelson | Sweden's space agency has cancelled a solar geoengineering test whose ultimate goal is to dim the sun as a way to counter climate change.
politics June 4
Large crowd of protesters on the streets of Toronto. A red dress and Mohawk Warrior flag can be seen hoisted above the crowd. May 30, 2020, by Louis Karoniaktajeh Hall.
Karl Nerenberg | The murders of Indigenous children and women are the result of a colonial lust for riches on their lands.
politics June 4
Murray Sinclair during opening keynote of the Shingwauk 2015 Gathering. Photograph taken during is address to survivors.
Karl Nerenberg | Survivors have been sharing the ugly truths of the so-called residential "schools" for many years. Who was listening?
opinion June 3
Hassan Diab in front of Parliament in Ottawa. Image: Don Pratt/Facebook
Robert J. Currie | It is time that the government of Canada took both diplomatic and legal steps to push back against France's unfair and unlawful pursuit of a Canadian citizen.
opinion June 2
Rabbi David Mivasair sits next to paint-covered steps outside Israeli consulate. Image: World BEYOND War Canada/Twitter
Michael Keefer | There are three glaring asymmetries made evident by the recent arrest of Rabbi David Mivasair following his participation in a demonstration outside the Israeli consulate in Toronto.
opinion May 31
Vaccination sticker reading "I Got My COVID-19 Vaccine." Image credit: Mick Haupt/Unsplash
W. A. Bogart | We have allowed individuals to choose regarding inoculations. Those refusing to be vaccinated are exercising that choice. But declining the jab will come with consequences.
opinion May 31
 Bradley Peats, the Director General of Strategic Planning, Canadian Armed Forces, signs the IDF-CAF annual work-plan, 2019. Image credit: IDF Spokesperson's Unit/Wikimedia Commons. CC BY-SA 3.0.
Yves Engler | Media largely ignores how Canadian military trainers and aid have supported the creation of a Palestinian security force explicitly to enforce Israel's occupation of the West Bank.
rabble news May 28
Helipcopter aerial sprays herbicides on clearcut land. Image credit: Francis Eatherington/Flickr
Joyce Nelson | The aerial spraying of the herbicide glyphosate on Canada's forests has been going on for so long that observers on the ground can no longer doubt the widespread damage it leaves behind.
rabble news May 27
Person on bicycle with food delivery case. Image credit: Paolo Feser/Unsplash
Karl Nerenberg | For gig workers, the federal government recognizes the need to act, at some time in the future. But when will that happen?
opinion May 27
Hospital beds line a hallway. Image credit: Ante Samarzija/Unsplash
Mary Jane Logan McCallum, Christa Big Canoe, Josée G. Lavoie | Joyce Echaquan's experience of overt racism cannot be attributed to an isolated incident. Nor can it be acceptable that staff are too busy to meet their professional obligations.
in their own words May 26
Protesters at Black Lives Matter rally in Trafalgar Square, July 2020. Image credit: john crozier/Unsplash
Shama Naqushbandi | I was nobody -- impressionable and uncut, fresh from constitutional law and letter writing. I still believed I could change the world.
analysis May 26
Aerial view of the Temple Mount showing Al-Aqsa mosque in the Old City of Jerusalem. Image credit: Andrew Shiva/Wikipedia/CC BY-SA 4.0
Karl Nerenberg | Among those of us here in Canada who feel some connection to the beleaguered region, despair often seems like the only possible response. But many continue to believe a just settlement is possible.
opinion May 25
Small gathering of lechwe antelopes, Okavango Delta. Image credit: Diego Delso/Wikimedia Commons
Amy Giliam, André-Yanne Parent | Canada's promises of ambitious climate regulation will not be credible if Canadian companies such as ReconAfrica dig for new fossil-fuel projects.
rabble news May 21
Microphone with "Courage My Friends" logo
Resh Budhu | The Tommy Douglas Institute and rabble.ca bring you the Courage My Friends podcast, May 26 to June 30.
opinion May 20
Picture taken from a Sûreté du Québec helicopter of Lac-Mégantic, the day of the train derailment in 2013. Image credit: Sûreté du Québec/Wikimedia Commons
Bruce Campbell | Under the current corporate-government relationship, regulations and legislation are systematically tilted to benefit the private interest at the expense of the public interest.
rabble news May 19
Brick front of apartment building. Image credit: Mo/Unsplash
Karl Nerenberg | For all its good intentions, very little this government is doing addresses the looming housing crisis for millions of poor, young and otherwise marginalized Canadians.
rabble news May 19
Israeli Air Force bombs press offices in Gaza, May 2021. Image credit: Osps7/Wikimedia Commons
Joyce Nelson | Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed that the bombing will continue until there is "quiet." Apparently, that specifically includes the media.
opinion May 18
Fruits and vegetables in a store. Image credit: Mehrad Vosoughi/Unsplash
Lucy Sharratt | Health Canada is consulting Canadians on proposals to exempt some new genetically engineered foods -- genetically modified organisms or GMOs -- from government regulation.
opinion May 18
Prime Minister Trudeau meetd with the president of Israel, Reuven Rivlin, in Chelsea, Quebec, April 2019. Image credit: Adam Scotti/PMO
Yves Engler | The Canadian government offers innumerable forms of support to the regime. Chief among them are tax deductible charitable donations going to Israel.
rabble news May 17
Traffic on a highway. Image credit: Alexander Popov/Unsplash
Karl Nerenberg | In a 2021 report, Health Canada said what it calls "above background" air pollution contributes to over 15,000 premature deaths a year in Canada.

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