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.
opinion March 1
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Libby Davies | Libby Davies pays tribute to activist and organizer Bob Gallagher, talking to her friend and colleague about the moment 40 years ago when everything changed for Toronto's LGBTQ community.
opinion February 25
Image: Screenshot of film trailer
Kim Ives | The film provides a devastating analysis of the last four decades of Haitian history and the collusion between Washington, Ottawa, and Paris in Haiti's domination and exploitation.
opinion February 25
Indian soldiers, Kashmir, 2012. Image credit: flowcomm/Flickr
Karen Rodman | While on its surface, the restoration of 4G internet in Kashmir seems like positive news, it raises some questions, including: why now, and why would mainstream media pick up this story?
politics February 25
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the House of Commons, September 2020. Image credit: Adam Scotti/PMO
Karl Nerenberg | The purpose of the NDP's pharmacare bill was to advance a process to which the Trudeau government claims it is fully committed. And yet the governing Liberals voted against it.
in their own words February 24
Dr. Nili Kaplan-Myrth, Dr. Amy Tan (L-R). Image courtesy of authors
Nili Kaplan-Myrth, Amy Tan | Dr. Nili Kaplan-Myrth brought together a group of health-care experts and advocates to talk with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau about disparities in access to COVID-19 vaccine across Canada.
opinion February 23
Man holds sign reading "United Against Islamophobia." Image credit: Felton Davis/Wikimedia Commons
Ehab Lotayef | It is only when the people lead that the politicians will follow. Now we need to keep pushing Canada's politicians to continue fighting against Islamophobia.
arts/media February 23
Unveiling of mural of Daisy Sweeney in Montreal's Little Burgundy neighbourhood, 2018. Image credit: Karl Nerenberg/rabble.ca
Karl Nerenberg | A new Heritage Minute marking Black History Month puts the spotlight on jazz pianist Oscar Peterson. Before he rose to prominence, the musician had an important early mentor: his sister Daisy.
opinion February 22
Inauguration of new president of Haiti in 2017. Image credit: United Nations Photo/Flickr
Yves Engler | As Haiti's neo-Duvalierist regime becomes ever more dictatorial it's worth revisiting Canada's history in facilitating fraud and money laundering in the hemisphere's most impoverished nation.
opinion February 22
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Sharmarke Dubow | Every February, people across the country celebrate the contributions of Black Canadians, both past and present. Black Canada is diverse and we all have a tale to tell.
rabble news February 18
Woman covering face with frosted glass. Image credit: Jamie Street/Unsplash
Chelsea Nash | The sex worker rights organization Work Safe Twerk Safe says the Ontario government's order to close strip clubs while bars remained open was discriminatory.
opinion February 18
Sainte-Catherine Street, downtown Montreal,1968. Image credit: Archives de la Ville de Montréal/Flickr
Karl Nerenberg | Our class at Outremont High came of age in the turbulent '60s. For the most part, however, the political and cultural upheaval we associate with that decade had not yet happened.
opinion February 17
Rally on Parliament Hill calling for justice for Hassan Diab. Image credit: justiceforhassandiab.org
Frances Deverell | For Canadian professor Hassan Diab and his family, the case against him has been a battle against injustice that has gone on since 2008, almost 13 years.
opinion February 17
Jewish children, fleeing postwar antisemitic violence in Poland: Prague, Czechoslovakia, July 15, 1946. Image credit: American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee/The Holocaust Encyclopedia
Karl Nerenberg | We were the Outremont High School class of 1964. A Zoom reunion of the graduating class became, in a way, our own Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
opinion February 15
Norwegian Petroleum Museum. Image credit: Delphinidaesy/Flickr
Bruce Campbell | Both Canada and Norway face epic challenges in weaning themselves from petroleum dependence. But Canada is a long way from winding down the oil and gas industry while Norway is a climate leader.
rabble news February 15
Image: Screenshot from February 9, 2021 press conference given by "Coalition to Defend Collective Bargaining"
Chelsea Nash | A coalition of Ontario unions have filed evidence in their legal challenge against Bill 124.
opinion February 12
Prime Minister Trudeau attends question period, September 2020. Image credit: Adam Scotti/PMO
Yves Engler | The Canadian government is a big supporter of corporate power and imperialism in global affairs. The good news is that the pushers of an unjust world order do not always get their way.
opinion February 11
Israel Defense Forces soldiers. Image credit: Israel Defense Forces/Flickr
Karen Rodman | Over 50 organizations in Canada and around the world have joined the call to stop illegal Israeli military recruitment in Canada.
analysis February 10
Prime Minister Trudeau attends the Speech from the Throne to open the second session of the 43rd Parliament of Canada, September 2020. Image credit: Adam Scotti/PMO
Karl Nerenberg | Canada has no governor general, for the time being at least. Does anyone care? Should anyone care?
rabble news February 2
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Karl Nerenberg | NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh is calling on the federal government to take steps to eventually abolish for-profit long-term care -- and while they're at it, rebuild domestic vaccine production capacity.
opinion February 1
View of rooftops in Haiti. Image: Banco Mundial América Latina y el Caribe/Flickr
Yves Engler | There is a broad and deeply entrenched anti-Haitian discourse running through media reports about public health concerns linking COVID-19 and Haiti.
opinion February 1
Vigil for the victims of the terrorist attack at the Centre culturel islamique de Québec in Quebec City, January 30, 2017. Image: Adam Scotti/PMO
Ehab Lotayef | As well as remembering the Quebec City mosque attack on January 29, 2017, we have to work to eliminate the root causes of what happened on that dark night, four years ago.
opinion January 29
U.S. Army Soldiers with the National Guard stand outside the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., Jan. 20, 2021.Image credit: The National Guard/Flickr
Jacob Scheier | Government expansion of power is the wrong way to go about protecting democracy from those on the far right who threaten it.
rabble news January 27
University Health Network's expanded COVID-19 vaccination centre at MaRS Discovery District in Toronto. Image credit: Premier of Ontario Photography/Flickr
Karl Nerenberg | The Public Health Agency of Canada has been struggling to fulfill its role since the onset of the pandemic. That's the shocking conclusion of an internal federal government review.
opinion January 26
Woman holds happy face sign. Image credit: Sydney Sims/Unsplash
Andrew McEwan | It's revealing to question the Bell Let's Talk campaign's framing of mental illness, as well as its ties to a capitalist understanding of health.
opinion January 22
Israeli West Bank barrier. Image credit: Montecruz Foto/Flickr
Karen Rodman | Apartheid in Palestine was named 50 years ago by Reverend A. C. Forrest and brought up repeatedly since then. It's not a new message, but one that keeps getting shut down over and over again.
politics January 21
U.S. Capitol Hill ahead of 2021 presidential inauguration. Image credit: ehpien/Flickr
Karl Nerenberg | There is now a chance -- if, perhaps, only a slim one -- the new U.S. government will reform anti-democratic practices that plague the U.S. election process.
analysis January 21
Health-care worker. Image credit: Pathumporn Thongking/UN Women Asia and the Pacific/Flickr
Chelsea Nash | Front-line workers have been hailed as heroes over the course of this pandemic, but who gets to decide who is and isn't a front-line worker?
opinion January 20
ICAN campaigners protest outside Australia's permanent mission to the UN at Geneva. Image credit: International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons/Flickr
Yves Engler | Activists will mark a high this week when the UN treaty banning nuclear weapons enters into force. Why has the Trudeau government not signed the treaty?
analysis January 14
Grocery store cashier. Image credit: Russ Allison Loar/Flickr
Karl Nerenberg | In a time of pandemic, unpaid leave provisions for workers seem woefully inadequate -- not only for the well-being of workers, but for the safety of the rest of us.