opinion November 10
Justin Trudeau in 2019 with then-foreign affairs minister Chrystia Freeland. Image: CanadianPM/Twitter
Yves Engler | The Liberal government's marketing of its foreign policy drains all meaning from the word "feminist," and sometimes convinces progressives to support policies driven by U.S. interests.
opinion November 9
135A Encampment, Surrey, on the unceded territory of the qʼʷa:n̓ƛʼən̓ (Kwantlen), sq̓əc̓iy̓aɁɬ təməxʷ (Katzie) & kʷikʷəƛ̓əm - Kwikwetlem Nations. Image: Meenakshi Mannoe​
Meenakshi Mannoe, Viveca Ellis | It's time to demand the elimination of anti-poor discrimination and the outright eradication of poverty and stigma in British Columbia.
arts/media November 9
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Steven Heighton | In 2015, Heighton travelled to Lesvos to assist Syrian refugees who had crossed the Aegean Sea from Turkey -- the same crossing made by his mother's people after the Greco-Turkish War ended in 1922.
rabble news November 5
Premier Jason Kenney at a news briefing in July. Image: Alberta Newsroom/Flickr
Chelsea Nash | Alberta is taking the most extreme austerity measures in response to the pandemic as it seeks to replace public employees with private industry.
opinion November 2
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Kit Dobson | Current demands for pandemic discounts on tuition are imprecise and impractical, but the abolishment of fees entirely would make the social benefits of post-secondary education accessible to all.
analysis October 30
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Karl Nerenberg | The 2020 U.S. presidential election could see a repeat of 2000 or 2016, where the Republicans win electoral votes in just enough states to carry the electoral college, while losing the popular vote.
opinion October 30
Chalk River Laboratories, run by Atomic Energy of Canada Limited, near Chalk River, Ontario. Image: Ryan Padraic/Wikimedia Commons
Ole Hendrickson | The nearly 70-year history of Atomic Energy of Canada Limited has left a $16-billion toxic legacy of shuttered reactors, polluted lakes and groundwater, contaminated soils, and radioactive waste.
opinion October 29
Sask. NDP Leader Ryan Meili on the campaign trail earlier this month. Image: Ryan Meili/Twitter
Jim Harding | If the NDP ever wants to govern Saskatchewan again, it will have to build a new coalition that can embrace the key issues of the day.
rabble news October 28
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Chelsea Nash | Unifor leadership and workers have questions about why police intervened when there was no injunction preventing picketing at a Weston's Bakery location.
rabble news October 27
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Chelsea Nash | Advocates are lobbying for federal legislation that would qualify many app-based gig workers as "employees."
opinion October 27
Guy Smith, president of the AUPE, addresses the media outside of the Royal Alexandra Hospital in Edmonton (Image: Courtesy of ProgressReport.ca)
David J. Climenhaga | Infuriated at the Kenney government's determination to lay off public sector health-care workers and privatize their jobs, members of the Alberta Union of Provincial Employees walked off the job.
analysis October 27
Conservative MP Michelle Rempel Garner. Image: Video screenshot
Karl Nerenberg | Members of Parliament are supposed to be more than rubber stamps for the government. It should be possible for MPs to do their job while the crucial work to fight the pandemic continues unimpeded.
opinion October 26
Premier Jason Kenney at a public announcement in Calgary on October 9, 2020. Image: Alberta Newsroom/Flickr
Eric Strikwerda | By any reasonable measure, nearly everything the Kenney government has touched has turned into a stinky disaster.
rabble interview October 26
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Alexandra Valahu | Although the world Hernandez builds in her new novel "Crosshairs" has been described as sci-fi and dystopian, it looks a lot like the one we live in right now.
opinion October 23
Map from 1962 showing the range of nuclear missiles based in Cuba. Image: Wikimedia Commons
Ed Finn | October 27, 1962, was by far the most dangerous day in human history -- the day the world came perilously close to being devastated by a nuclear holocaust that could have killed three billion people.
opinion October 23
MP Iqra Khalid during the public forum on October 22 to consider Canada's policy in regard to Kashmir. Image: Screenshot of Facebook video
Karen Rodman | Since August 5, 2019, India has illegally annexed the territory, downgraded its status and put the Valley of Kashmir under siege.
opinion October 22
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Jade Guthrie | The first food bank opened its doors in Alberta in 1981 as a "temporary" measure to address food insecurity. But many still rely on them 40 years later.
analysis October 22
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh. Image: Video screenshot
Karl Nerenberg | The hubris of the federal Liberals and Conservatives brought Canada to the brink of an election, just a year after the last one -- and during the second wave of a pandemic.
rabble news October 21
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Chelsea Nash | Sixty union jobs have been lost in Bowmanville, Ontario, amid a pandemic crisis in long-term care homes.
opinion October 20
Trudeau announcing support for Black entrepreneurs at a press conference in September 2020. Image: CanadianPM/Twitter
Yafet Tewelde | The normalizing of whiteness through the conflation of all non-white groups under the term "racialized" is endemic to how racism operates in Canada.
analysis October 20
Moderate living fishery fleet. Image: Courtesy Sipeknekatik
Karl Nerenberg | The RCMP has called in reinforcements from other provinces, but will the police recognize that the Indigenous fishers are the law-abiding people here, while their tormentors are the criminals?
opinion October 19
Israeli soldiers pictured in 2016. Image: Dennis Jarvis/Flickr
Bianca Mugyenyi | There have been as many as 230 Canadians in the Israeli army at any one time. It is unclear how many of these individuals were recruited in ways that may have violated the Foreign Enlistment Act.
rabble news October 16
Alberta Minister of Health Tyler Shandro pictured in May 2020. Image: Alberta Newsroom/Flickr
Chelsea Nash | Alberta union leaders are in daily communication with one another, something they say is beyond the norm.
opinion October 15
Natural Resources Minister Seamus O'Regan, pictured in September 2020. Image: Seamus O'Regan/Twitter
Susan O'Donnell | Now that federal funds are flowing for new nuclear reactors, it is certain that climate activists will be refining their strategies and demands for genuine climate action.
rabble news October 14
Minister Marc Miller pictured in June 2020. Image: Marc Miller/Twitter
Karl Nerenberg | First Nations communities will be safer when federal and provincial governments adopt a fulsome recognition of First Nations' right to run their own affairs.
opinion October 13
Alberta Finance Minister Travis Toews. Image: David J. Climenhaga
David J. Climenhaga | Finance Minister Travis Toews fired off an intemperate press release last week attacking the nurses' union for refusing to agree to put off contract negotiations until after the COVID-19 crisis.
opinion October 11
Stephen Harper with his son, Ben, back in 2015. Image: Stephen Harper/Facebook
David J Climenhaga | The former Conservative prime minister's 24-year-old son landed a job as a "junior policy advisor" in Kenney's office for a cool $100,000 or so a year.
analysis October 9
Foodora worker and organizer Ivan Ostos. Image: Tess Siksay
Chelsea Nash | Unions, lawyers and a variety of workers are pursuing different legal avenues to have gig workers' rights recognized under the Employment Standards Act.
opinion October 9
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Emma Lui | Healing and addressing burnout is the missing piece that will enable our movements to continue to work for the liberation of all in a regenerative way.
opinion October 7
Sign at the RCMP headquarters in Surrey, B.C. Image: Waferboard/Flick
Jeff Shantz | All too often, even minimal details about police killings of civilians are not made public for months. Officers involved in such killings are typically shielded from public scrutiny.