rabble news May 13
Israeli police officers in Lod. Image credit: Israel Police/Wikimedia Commons
Karl Nerenberg | What started as peaceful resistance to the latest attempted expulsion of Arabs from their homes in East Jerusalem has forced the Palestinian question onto centre stage.
opinion May 12
Dental chair and equipment in dentist's office.Image credit: StockSnap/Pixabay
Brandon Doucet | A public dental plan is urgently needed in Canada. In 2018, one in three Canadians lacked dental insurance and over one in five avoid the dentist each year due to financial constraints.
rabble news May 11
Farmworkers at work in a field. Image credit: Faith Unlimited/Flickr
Chelsea Nash | The province says work is "underway" to increase vaccine access to marginalized and vulnerable groups.
opinion May 10
Russell Lavis at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon. Image courtesy of Russell Lavis
Robert Massoud | On May 22, starting at 5 a.m., Russell Lavis will attempt to run 125 kilometres to help purchase emergency COVID equipment for Gaza.
opinion May 6
Military parade in Toronto. Image credit: Can Pac Swire/Flickr
Yves Engler | Military command structures reinforce the most undemocratic impulses of Canadian society, while its patriarchal and authoritarian nature is a threat to many within it.
opinion May 5
Stephen Lewis at mobile clinic in Uganda. Image credit: Judy Jackson. Used with permission.
Judy Jackson | As a young man Stephen Lewis worked as a teacher in Africa and fell in love with the continent. Later, filmmaker Judy Jackson witnessed Lewis' work in Africa combatting the HIV/AIDS crisis.
rabble news May 5
Lake Erie and Nanticoke Power Generating Station. Image credit: JasonParis/Flickr
Joyce Nelson | The Lake Erie Connector is a proposed 117-kilometre, 1,000-megawatt, high-voltage direct-current transmission line under Lake Erie. It would connect with the largest electricity market in the U.S.
opinion May 4
Stephen Lewis with children at mobile clinic in Uganda. Image credit: Judy Jackson. Used with permission.
Judy Jackson | Even though he is sick, Stephen Lewis is still speaking out about the rampant global inequality in access to vaccines for the COVID-19 pandemic which, once again, is created by big pharma.
opinion May 3
Ontario Premier Doug Ford at the Humber River Hospital Mass Immunization Centre in Toronto. Image credit: Premier of Ontario Photography/Flickr
Ken Grafton | It has been obvious for some time that Doug Ford has no idea what needs to be done to protect the public from COVID-19, and also lacks the leadership skills to lead Ontario through the pandemic.
profile April 30
Justice Thomas Berger on stage at Vancouver Island University in 2013. Image credit: Vancouver Island University/Flickr
Karl Nerenberg | Tom Berger died earlier this week at the age of 88. He had an eminent career, marked by a lifelong commitment to Indigenous peoples and social justice.
opinion April 29
Oil production facilities in Fort McMurray, Alberta. Image credit: kris krüg/Flickr
Gordon Laxer | As the world moves off oil and gas, Canadians must quickly change our mindset. Being a resource-exporting country is our past, not our future.
opinion April 28
IDF soldiers on patrol in Israel. Image credit: Israel Defense Forces/Flickr
Yves Engler | Those who oppose all forms of apartheid must challenge Israeli military recruitment in Canada, which contravenes the law and is obviously immoral.
analysis April 28
Flowers at the National COVID Memorial Wall in London, U.K. Image credit: Ehimetalor Akhere Unuabona/Unsplash
Chelsea Nash | The spread of COVID-19 in workplaces not only impacts workers, but also has potentially devastating consequences for their families and communities.
opinion April 28
The Northern Ontario School of Medicine's East Campus, part of the Faculty of Medicine at Laurentian University. Image credit: Matt Strickland/Wikimedia Commons
Joyce Green | The failure by governments to adequately support Laurentian in this moment violates the commitments we are all called to make to achieve reconciliation and measures of justice.
opinion April 27
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland. Image credit: Justin Trudeau/Facebook
Alex Himelfarb | Yes, deficits are growing, but if government is truly to make a comeback, if we are to usher in a rebalancing of public and private, individual and collective, this budget is just a down payment.
opinion April 27
Person holds sign reading "Stop Asian Hate." Image credit: Viviana Rishe/Unsplash
Summer Mahmud, Rahul Varma | The mass murder of six Asian women in Atlanta by a 21-year-old white man is the latest in a long-standing history of unrecognized anti-Asian racism, misogyny, and murder across Turtle Island.
rabble news April 23
Ontario Premier Ford visits vaccination program for employees organized by Humber River Hospital. Image credit: Premier of Ontario Photography/Flickr
Karl Nerenberg | Ford said he was sorry more than once. But he failed to make a single concrete new commitment to deal with the ravages wrought by the pandemic's third wave in Ontario.
analysis April 22
Image credit: OCADFA R.A.M.S (Rapid Art Mobilization Squad). Used with permission
Min Sook Lee | A combination of fiscal mismanagement by administration and the chronic underfunding of Ontario universities has produced the Laurentian University disaster.
analysis April 22
A  U.S. soldier from the Maine National Guard looks out of his armoured vehicle as part of military exercises in Gagetown, New Brunswick. Image credit: The National Guard/Flickr
Joyce Nelson | While the rest of us try to transition to a low-carbon future, the military has carte blanche to burn all the fossil fuels it wants in its hardware for never-ending wars.
rabble news April 21
Finance Minister Chrystia Freeland in Parliament on budget day. Image credit: Chrystia Freeland/Facebook
Karl Nerenberg | The Trudeau government's 2021 budget is a watershed document. It signals a major shift toward more government spending and increased federal regulation of the economy.
opinion April 20
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, March 12, 2021. Image credit: Adam Scotti/PMO
Kathleen O'Hara | Climate researchers Terry Moore and David Robertson have exposed the weaknesses -- even the dangers -- of the federal government's climate plan.
opinion April 20
Playground and swing set. Image credit: hpgruesen/Pixabay
Marjorie Griffin Cohen | This budget addresses one of the very crucial care issues that the Liberal Party has promised many, many times over many, many years -- child care.
opinion April 19
HMCS Calgary join U.S. navy in exercise during Rim of the Pacific 2016. Image credit: U.S. Pacific Fleet/Flickr
Yves Engler | Canadian naval presence off China's coast isn't new. But why are we engaging in aggressive exercises to support a nation that refuses to recognize the Law of the Sea?
analysis April 19
A piece of cobalt from a mining operation in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Image credit: Fairphone/Flickr
Joyce Nelson | A group of billionaires has been working closely for years with Natural Resources Canada in the drive for small modular reactors, especially for use in off-grid mining.
opinion April 16
Humberto daSilva with a camera. Image: rabble.ca
Humberto DaSilva | At 20, rabble.ca is still going strong as a platform for powerful progressive voices, and an incubator for the future voice of the working class.
analysis April 16
Ontario Premier Ford on a tour of the Niagara Health Mass Vaccination Site in St. Catharines. Image credit: Premier of Ontario Photography/Flickr
Karl Nerenberg | Health officials in Ontario say the province has not had it so bad since the beginning of the pandemic. By contrast, in Quebec the current rate of increase is not nearly as severe.
analysis April 16
Print of hands with heart. Image credit: Rod Long/Unsplash
Pat Armstrong, Marjorie Cohen, Laurell Ritchie, Armine Yalnizyan, Leah Vosko | If COVID-19 has taught us nothing else, it is that we need a new approach to caring for each other in this country.
opinion April 16
Hands touching. Image credit: giselaatje/Pixabay
Colleen Fuller | If you had to choose between fighter jets we don't need and doubling one year's worth of education, health care, social services and equalization payments for all Canadians, which would it be?
arts/media April 15
 Protesters engulfed by tear gas during Summit of the Americas protests and demonstrations in Quebec City. Image credit: Gates of Ale/Wikimedia Commons
Judy Rebick, Leah Gazan, Eriel Tchekwie Deranger | Three activists reflect on the future of movement organizing and the power of independent media.
rabble news April 15
Seamus O'Regan. Image credit: Seamus O'Regan/Facebook
Joyce Nelson | Opponents of nuclear technology they call "dirty, dangerous and distracting" will be watching the federal budget to see just how far the Liberals will go in their push for small modular reactors.