August 16
Elaine Carey | At the time of a Statistics Canada survey, a total of 420,000 children lived in so-called "food insecure'' households, making up the largest proportion of any age group. But they didn't necessarily g
rabble news August 15
Kate Heartfield | The cyclists who make up the Climate Change Caravan are sick of government inaction. They are taking matters into their own hands, and urging Canadians to do the same.
August 15
John MacLachlan Gray | There was a time when I eked out a living as a satirist, but no more. Competition from the Fraser Institute has put me out of business. Now I sit idly upon the rocks on Sechelt Inlet and watch inscru
August 14
Heather Robinson | Fredericton's Tent City brought wealthy landowners and student protesters together for a common cause. Whether a corner of the city's green space will be saved as a result is yet to be seen.
August 13
David Leibl | "The scope of the (World Trade Organization) multilateral obligations, the technical complexity, the volume of issues covered and the administrative burden have placed most developing countries in a
rabble news August 10
Craig Segal | A mining company manages to do what would have seemed impossible a decade ago. Mohawks, farmers and the residents of Oka seem to be united in their opposition to a proposed niobium mine, which they b
August 9
Mark MacKinnon | A Website that jokingly invites "thugs, punks, and anarchists" to descend on Kananaskis says the forested region surrounding the resort should work to the advantage of protesters rather than police.
August 9
Ewoks? | The folks who brought us Quebec's catapault come up with a modest proposal for Kananaskis next June. Read the Deconstructionist Institute for Surreal Topology's white paper. Comment on it in <a href=
rabble news August 9
Jaggi Singh | Activists, punks and street people in Montreal are bringing the issues of poverty and the lack of affordable living space home by squatting in the city's abandoned buildings. It looks like this kind
rabble news August 9
Erin George | They looked like the Black Bloc, but were they the Black Bloc? Some summit agitators could have easily been operating with a different agenda than the demonstrators'. Evidence is growing that Italian
August 8
Margaret Dinsdale | Toronto has received most of the media attention surrounding homelessness and the lack of affordable housing, but these problems are growing across the country. In Calgary, for example, "People can w
August 7
Catherine Macleod | While specifics haven't been worked out yet, trade unions around the world plan to make November 9 a special day. That's when the World Trade Organization will meet in Qatar. It's also when anything
August 7
Laura Flanders | Archaic British libel laws - wielded by Canada's massively wealthy corporation, Barrick Gold - were able to intimidate a twenty-first-century, U.S.-based Website.
rabble news August 6
Todd Lamirande | The history of the dispute between natives and developers over British Columbia's Sun Peaks ski resort can be traced back to the 1858 Fraser River gold rush. The struggle by Aboriginal people to have
August 3
Karen Flynn | Toronto's Mel Lastman loves a show. The city's Caribana festival is North America's largest cultural celebration. But after a quote about cannibals in Kenya, the mayor hasn't been invited to head the
August 2
Lisa Caines | The Supreme Court recently decided that municipalities have the right to restrict the use of pesticides. But the science behind the fear of these chemicals is far from solid, especially when it comes
August 2
Penney Kome | The Supreme Court has said that Canadians are entitled and empowered to pass laws that protect us from toxins, no matter how profitable they might be, unless the manufacturers can prove that those to
August 1
Wayne MacPhail | After two decades of chasing the latest machine, technophiles might have what they need and not suffer from envy anymore. That would explain the recent lullin computer sales.
rabble news July 31
Alan Sears | The fight for gay marriage is a worthwhile one - after all, anything that riles up the religious right has got to be good. That doesn't mean, however, that queer marriage is a step toward real freedo
rabble news July 30
Dan Smoke-Asayenes | The officer who shot and killed Native activist Dudley George in 1995 has a disciplinary hearing coming up in September. Meanwhile, the George family's wrongful-death suit drags on with no end in sig
July 27
Rory Carroll | A Roman daily newspaper reported that right-wing thugs employed as Italian police officers were told by superiors they could brutalize the protesters detained in Genoa.
July 27
Arthur Nelson | When 400 armed NLA rebels were evacuated from Aaracinovo under a KFOR-sponsored peace deal in June, seventeen U.S. "instructors" were among them. Seventy per cent of the rebels' weaponry was of U.S.
July 27
Karen Flynn | John Singleton apparently wanted to do something revolutionary with his current film, Baby Boy. There's a cheating, lying guy who can't commit, women with little ambition and not much depth, and a dr
July 27
Anne Marie Aikins | An inquiry into fatal gun violence isn't what Toronto's black populace needs. Reparation and change will only come when government is compelled to compensate the black community for the consequences
rabble news July 26
Erin George | Corporate media claimed only 100,000 demonstrated against the Group of Eight summit in Genoa, Italy. Nothing could be farther from the truth. Over 300,000 marched on Saturday, despite the brutal kill
July 25
Nate Hendley | Tiny and largely irrelevant today, the Socialists used to be the most prominent "third party" in America. But the party is attracting new members as of late, many of whom are quite young.
rabble news July 24
Raymond J. Parker | As the titans of "turbo-capitalism" slam history's clock into reverse, returning us to the days of extreme class polarization, the pioneers are there with us, lighting the way forward, through clouds
July 23
Barry Shell | Like vast forests, or the radio and TV airwaves, domain space is a free, virtually limitless public resource. But like those resources, it can be exploited for huge profit. The Canadian Internet Regi
July 20
Joe Conason | On one side of a court case: the Canadian company Barrick Gold Mining. On the other side: the U.K.'s Guardian Newspapers. At issue: "The Best Democracy Money Can Buy," a column by investigative repor
July 20
Alejandro Bustos | In case you haven't heard, the U.S. government is hiring private American firms to fight its drug war in South America. Some say it amounts to hiring mercenaries. Critics of "outsourcing" - a term us