opinion July 23
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Jeff Shantz, Eva Ureta | A very small proportion of criminal justice activity actually deals with stopping or even responding to violence.
rabble news July 23
A photo of food given to migrant workers. Image: Submitted by Justicia for Migrant Workers
Chelsea Nash | Volunteers have to be extremely careful when dropping off fresh produce to workers, for fear that employers will fire and deport workers caught interacting with outsiders.
opinion July 23
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Rayne Fisher-Quann | The astronomical cost of J-school and the endless class- and race-privileged opportunities that follow serve as a near-impenetrable barrier to keep marginalized young people out of the media industry.
opinion July 21
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Ed Finn | During the COVID-19 pandemic, it's getting harder to maintain a good sense of humour. But laughter is important, even in these morbid times.
rabble interview July 21
AUPE president Guy Smith. Image: Submitted
Chelsea Nash | In conversation with AUPE president Guy Smith about how his union is handling legislative challenges to union and worker power.
opinion July 20
Aerial photo of the 2013 Lac-Megantic rail disaster. Image: Transportation Safety Board/Flickr
Liette Gilbert, Anna Zalik | Inconsistencies in reported data present a major obstacle to proper monitoring and auditing, even though the available information provides superficial comfort to some.
opinion July 17
Finance Minister Bill Morneau with Kielburger in 2017. Image: Bill Morneau/Facebook
Yves Engler | A little-discussed reason the federal government funds NGOs is to co-opt internationalist minded young people into aligning with Canadian foreign policy.
opinion July 17
Unist'ot'en Matriarchs burning a court injunction in ceremony in February, 2020. Image: Unist'ot'en Camp/Twitter
Pierrot Ross-Tremblay, Nawel Hamidi, Colin Samson | The speed with which the Canadian government is acting is clearly linked to pushing through as many dangerous and irresponsible extractive projects on ancestral territories as possible.
opinion July 16
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Paul Taylor | Will we take the lessons of the past several months to implement progressive policies to confront the societal wrongs exposed by the pandemic?
analysis July 16
Justin Trudeau announces the Canada Student Service Grant in June 2020. Image: CanadianPM/Twitter/Screenshot
Karl Nerenberg | The government will try to tough it out, and hope a couple of apologies do the trick, even as more revelations about the deep involvement of the prime minister and his family with WE emerge.
opinion July 15
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Chi Nguyen | The federal government has an opportunity to put more effective principles of community-ownership, youth empowerment, and intergenerational thinking in reshaping the Canada Student Service grant.
rabble interview July 13
Chris Ramsaroop (left) and Jade Guthrie (right), organizers with Justicia for Migrant Workers. Images: Submitted
Chelsea Nash | Two activists with Justicia for Migrant Workers say without permanent status, the rest is just a band-aid fix.
opinion July 9
Photo depicting the destruction caused by the 2013 Lac-Mégantic rail disaster. Image: National Transportation Safety Board/Wikimedia Commons
Bruce Campbell | Oil trains -- although volumes have been somewhat reduced during the pandemic -- continue to roll through towns and cities across Canada. The window is still open for history to repeat itself.
opinion July 9
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Ed Finn | Disregard for preventative measures against COVID-19 is the direct result of an economic and cultural ideology that ranks individualism above collaboration.
rabble news July 8
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Chelsea Nash | This will be the second strike vote for Canadian grocery workers in recent weeks after retailers took away the $2-an-hour pandemic pay premiums.
opinion July 8
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Stefan Christoff | The sanctions amount to vindictive economic measures that directly hurt the fight against the pandemic in Iran, leading to a greater amount of suffering and death.
opinion July 7
Oppenheimer Park. Image: Paul Sableman/Flickr
Stepan Wood | The second article in a two-part series looking at the cycle of displacement of homeless people during the COVID-19 pandemic.
opinion July 7
Bob Rae speaking at Queen's University in 2013. Queen's University/Flickr
Yves Engler | Rae's appointment suggests the Liberals are ignoring the lessons of the UN Security Council defeat and calls to rethink Canadian foreign policy.
rabble news July 7
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Chelsea Nash | Reforms to Canada's employment insurance system are necessary, say workers' advocates.
rabble news July 6
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Lidia Abraha | Canada is decades behind in collecting race-based data in the public sector. Advocates have long fought for easier access to disaggregated data from the criminal justice system.
opinion July 3
Vancouver's Oppenheimer Park in 2019. Image: Paul Sableman/Flickr
Stepan Wood | The first article in a two-part series looking at the cycle of displacement of homeless people during the COVID-19 pandemic.
opinion July 3
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Khadijah Kanji | Police officers carry the name, but don't monopolize the practice. Policing is structurally integral to all of our institutions, and is carried out both "benevolently" and violently.
opinion July 2
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Robert Sweeny | The failure of successive governments to act on evidence has helped create the conditions for the spectacularly unequal Canada we live in today.
opinion June 30
Noam Chomsky in 2015. Image: Cancillería del Ecuador/Flickr
Robert Hackett | Powerful elites are running scared, says Chomsky. "The peasants are coming with the pitchforks."
opinion June 30
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Mark Nykanen, Howard Breen | Recriminations have followed Canada's failure to secure one of two highly-coveted seats on the UN Security Council, after the Trudeau government spent $2.3 million on the effort.
opinion June 30
Police officer at a Toronto Black Lives Matter demonstration in June, 2020. Image: Mitchel Raphael
Francis Carbonu | As law enforcement and public institutions face scrutiny following incidents of police violence, we might gain insight into the true omnipresence of injustice by hearing stories from our peers.
rabble news June 30
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Chelsea Nash | As calls to defund the police mount, police unions are already starting to put up a fight.
opinion June 29
Ejaz Choudry. (Image: Submitted)
Paul Salvatori | A person in mental distress needs to know they will be safe. Changing the way public bodies respond to those in distress could save lives.
rabble news June 25
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Lidia Abraha | Why defunding the police is a crucial and necessary step to dismantling the carceral system.
opinion June 23
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Ed Finn | Politicians and corporations in the United States and Canada have started to open up their economies. This is happening even though the coronavirus is still present in both countries.