opinion April 14
Protests during the third Summit of the Americas on 21 April 2001 in Quebec City. Image credit: Personal snapshot by Montréalais/Wikimedia Commons
Maude Barlow | rabble.ca was on the front lines of the anti-corporate globalization movement in 2001, telling the story of the dangers of free trade deals and of the growing protests to confront them.
opinion April 13
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Reg Whitaker | It is easy to be cynical about Liberal promises. But the NDP are mistaken to claim unbroken continuity from a past when the Liberals campaigned from the left and governed from the right.
politics April 12
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Karl Nerenberg | New Democrats and Liberals both had their conventions this past weekend. Liberal delegates were more focused on winning the next election and less on policy debates than their NDP counterparts.
opinion April 8
Three Australian fighter jets in a flight formation. Image credit: John Torcasio/Unsplash
Bianca Mugyenyi | This weekend 100 people across the country will be participating in the No Fighter Jet Coalition's fast and vigils to oppose Canada's planned purchase of 88 new fighter jets.
opinion April 6
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Armine Yalnizyan | The care economy could power a better life, not just a bigger economy, if we address issues revealed by the pandemic.
rabble news April 1
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Karl Nerenberg | Long-term care for the elderly is the weak sibling of Canada's health system. If we did not know that previously, the COVID-19 pandemic has proven it conclusively.
opinion March 30
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with dignitaries at NATO, December 4, 2019. Image credit: Adam Scotti/PMO
Yves Engler | The North Atlantic Treaty Organization is a bad influence on Canada, strengthening the worst tendencies of our political culture.
opinion March 30
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Philip Resnick | The Supreme Court's decision is telling Canadians that the federal government must take its responsibility to address climate change seriously and provide the necessary leadership for the provinces.
opinion March 26
Peace River, 2018. Image credit: Garth Lenz. Used with permission
Ana Simeon | West Moberly First Nations will be in court March 29 and 30 to request BC Hydro and B.C. government documents that provide key information about the Site C dam project.
rabble interview March 25
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Chelsea Nash | Karen Messing's new book is an intervention into the sex- and gender-based challenges of work.
politics March 25
Craig Kielburger Marc Kielburger in 2008. Image credit: Wikimedia Commons
Karl Nerenberg | Craig and Marc Kielburger, the two brothers who founded WE Charity, have decided to play aggressive offence as they push back against the members of Parliament investigating them.
opinion March 24
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Danny Glenwright | Child, early and forced marriage represents one of the worst forms of gender-based violence, a violation of human rights against young women and girls, affecting more than 650 million worldwide.
opinion March 23
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Justin Mohammed, Marisa Berry Mendéz | In the past year, detainees at the Immigration Holding Centre in Laval, Quebec have resorted to hunger strikes on three previous occasions, with the most recent taking place in past weeks.
opinion March 22
National Assembly of Quebec. Image: Paul VanDerWerf/Flickr
Saskia de Boer, Stefan Christoff, Ehab Lotayef | In Quebec, we regard our Charter of Rights and Freedoms as proof of our commitment to equality and justice, but we must also reckon with the fact that we have recently fallen short.
rabble news March 22
Jeremy Corbyn speaks in Manchester, November 2019. Image credit: Jeremy Corbyn/Flickr
Karl Nerenberg | Jeremy Corbyn spoke with hundreds of Canadians this past weekend, in an online event organized to raise funds for Progressive International.
opinion March 19
Foreign Affairs Minister Marc Garneau. Image credit: Estonian Foreign Ministry/Flickr
Yves Engler | A growing number of voices are criticizing Canadian policy in Haiti. On Monday a petition to be read in Parliament will shine a light on the historical roots of the issue.
analysis March 17
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Chelsea Nash | Uber has invested hundreds of millions into avoiding the reclassification of its workers as "employees" worldwide.
opinion March 17
George VI and Queen Elizabeth greet chieftains of the Stoney Indian Tribe in Calgary, who have brought a photo of Queen Victoria, 1939. Image credit: National Film Board of Canada/Wikimedia Commons
Aidan Simardone | Going from a monarchy to a republic would not affect Canada's treaties with Indigenous people. To argue otherwise is to argue against Indigenous sovereignty.
rabble news March 16
Health-care workers in South Africa receive COVID-19 vaccine, February 2021. Image credit: GovernmentZA/Flickr
Karl Nerenberg | A new report looking at the inequitable worldwide distribution of vaccines points its finger at Canada as typical of "unseemly and unfair vaccine grabs" by wealthy countries.
opinion March 15
Free Palestine Protest on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, 2014. Image credit: Tony Webster/Flickr
Jonathan Kuttab | If Canada is serious about promoting justice for Palestine, it needs to break out of the conventional paradigm and seek out a policy based on its own principles and ethics.
opinion March 10
Free Palestine Protest on Parliament Hill in Ottawa, 2014. Image credit: Tony Webster/Flickr
Yves Engler | The reaction to an upcoming event that NDP MP Niki Ashton has organized with former Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn suggests Israel lobby groups fear progressive challenges to the status quo.
analysis March 10
Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, riding in a landau (carriage) during their royal tour, Ottawa, 1957. Image credit: Rosemary Gilliat Eaton/BiblioArchives / LibraryArchives via Flickr
Karl Nerenberg | Isn't it time we cut the apron strings with the British Empire, once and for all?
opinion March 9
Trillium Health Partners vaccination clinic in Peel, University of Toronto Mississauga Campus. Image credit: Premier of Ontario Photography/Flickr
Evelyn Lazare | Why are people in Canada still waiting for vaccines, when countries all over the world are far ahead of us in putting shots in arms?
opinion March 8
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Sylvia Bashevkin | On International Women's Day, a year into this pandemic, Canada and the world face a major she-curity crisis -- which deepens long-standing patterns that disadvantaged women long before the pandemic.
opinion March 5
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Benjamin Rempel | As we approach the one-year mark of navigating a pandemic, Canadian adults owe children an apology.
politics March 5
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, February 16, 2021. Image credit: Adam Scotti/PMO
Karl Nerenberg | The current Liberal minority has arguably been working quite well, especially since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
opinion March 3
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Carl Hétu | Despite a pandemic, political instability and rumours of threats to his life, Pope Francis is going to Iraq from March 5 to 8.
opinion March 2
Berta Cáceres. Image credit: UN Environment/Wikimedia Commons
Tracy Glynn | Activist Berta Cáceres would likely look at the inequalities that COVID-19 has made more visible and still demand more of the activists concerned about climate change and forced migration.
rabble news March 2
Worker cleans street in Vancouver's Downtown Eastside neighbourhood. Image credit: Josh Berson/BC Labour Heritage Centre
Chelsea Nash | "COVID Chronicles" is preserving workers' experiences for future historians.
opinion March 1
Niki Ashton. Photo courtesy of Niki Ashton
Niki Ashton | As progressives, we must find ways to build solidarity at home and around the world, work with movements and activists who share our values and put forward a bold vision for our collective future.