politics June 4
Murray Sinclair during opening keynote of the Shingwauk 2015 Gathering. Photograph taken during is address to survivors.
Karl Nerenberg | Survivors have been sharing the ugly truths of the so-called residential "schools" for many years. Who was listening?
opinion June 3
Hassan Diab in front of Parliament in Ottawa. Image: Don Pratt/Facebook
Robert J. Currie | It is time that the government of Canada took both diplomatic and legal steps to push back against France's unfair and unlawful pursuit of a Canadian citizen.
opinion June 2
Rabbi David Mivasair sits next to paint-covered steps outside Israeli consulate. Image: World BEYOND War Canada/Twitter
Michael Keefer | There are three glaring asymmetries made evident by the recent arrest of Rabbi David Mivasair following his participation in a demonstration outside the Israeli consulate in Toronto.
opinion May 31
Vaccination sticker reading "I Got My COVID-19 Vaccine." Image credit: Mick Haupt/Unsplash
W. A. Bogart | We have allowed individuals to choose regarding inoculations. Those refusing to be vaccinated are exercising that choice. But declining the jab will come with consequences.
opinion May 31
 Bradley Peats, the Director General of Strategic Planning, Canadian Armed Forces, signs the IDF-CAF annual work-plan, 2019. Image credit: IDF Spokesperson's Unit/Wikimedia Commons. CC BY-SA 3.0.
Yves Engler | Media largely ignores how Canadian military trainers and aid have supported the creation of a Palestinian security force explicitly to enforce Israel's occupation of the West Bank.
rabble news May 28
Helipcopter aerial sprays herbicides on clearcut land. Image credit: Francis Eatherington/Flickr
Joyce Nelson | The aerial spraying of the herbicide glyphosate on Canada's forests has been going on for so long that observers on the ground can no longer doubt the widespread damage it leaves behind.
rabble news May 27
Person on bicycle with food delivery case. Image credit: Paolo Feser/Unsplash
Karl Nerenberg | For gig workers, the federal government recognizes the need to act, at some time in the future. But when will that happen?
opinion May 27
Hospital beds line a hallway. Image credit: Ante Samarzija/Unsplash
Mary Jane Logan McCallum, Christa Big Canoe, Josée G. Lavoie | Joyce Echaquan's experience of overt racism cannot be attributed to an isolated incident. Nor can it be acceptable that staff are too busy to meet their professional obligations.
in their own words May 26
Protesters at Black Lives Matter rally in Trafalgar Square, July 2020. Image credit: john crozier/Unsplash
Shama Naqushbandi | I was nobody -- impressionable and uncut, fresh from constitutional law and letter writing. I still believed I could change the world.
analysis May 26
Aerial view of the Temple Mount showing Al-Aqsa mosque in the Old City of Jerusalem. Image credit: Andrew Shiva/Wikipedia/CC BY-SA 4.0
Karl Nerenberg | Among those of us here in Canada who feel some connection to the beleaguered region, despair often seems like the only possible response. But many continue to believe a just settlement is possible.
opinion May 25
Small gathering of lechwe antelopes, Okavango Delta. Image credit: Diego Delso/Wikimedia Commons
Amy Giliam, André-Yanne Parent | Canada's promises of ambitious climate regulation will not be credible if Canadian companies such as ReconAfrica dig for new fossil-fuel projects.
rabble news May 21
Microphone with "Courage My Friends" logo
Resh Budhu | The Tommy Douglas Institute and rabble.ca bring you the Courage My Friends podcast, May 26 to June 30.
opinion May 20
Picture taken from a Sûreté du Québec helicopter of Lac-Mégantic, the day of the train derailment in 2013. Image credit: Sûreté du Québec/Wikimedia Commons
Bruce Campbell | Under the current corporate-government relationship, regulations and legislation are systematically tilted to benefit the private interest at the expense of the public interest.
rabble news May 19
Brick front of apartment building. Image credit: Mo/Unsplash
Karl Nerenberg | For all its good intentions, very little this government is doing addresses the looming housing crisis for millions of poor, young and otherwise marginalized Canadians.
rabble news May 19
Israeli Air Force bombs press offices in Gaza, May 2021. Image credit: Osps7/Wikimedia Commons
Joyce Nelson | Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has vowed that the bombing will continue until there is "quiet." Apparently, that specifically includes the media.
opinion May 18
Fruits and vegetables in a store. Image credit: Mehrad Vosoughi/Unsplash
Lucy Sharratt | Health Canada is consulting Canadians on proposals to exempt some new genetically engineered foods -- genetically modified organisms or GMOs -- from government regulation.
opinion May 18
Prime Minister Trudeau meetd with the president of Israel, Reuven Rivlin, in Chelsea, Quebec, April 2019. Image credit: Adam Scotti/PMO
Yves Engler | The Canadian government offers innumerable forms of support to the regime. Chief among them are tax deductible charitable donations going to Israel.
rabble news May 17
Traffic on a highway. Image credit: Alexander Popov/Unsplash
Karl Nerenberg | In a 2021 report, Health Canada said what it calls "above background" air pollution contributes to over 15,000 premature deaths a year in Canada.
opinion May 17
eople attend the March for Palestine protest in London, U.K. May 15, 2021. Image credit: Ehimetalor Akhere Unuabona/Unsplash
Dr. Izzeldin Abuelaish | What is happening right now in Palestine is not only a test of political will -- and international law -- but of our shared humanity.
opinion May 17
Human rights defenders try to dialogue with ESMAD police (mobile anti-riot squad), Medellín, Colombia, April 28, 2021. Image credit: Humano Salvaje/Wikimedia Commons
Cristina Rojas, Daniel Tubb | The world is watching and learning what Indigenous and Afro-Colombians have never been allowed to forget: death can come at any time at the hands of the paramilitary, police, or army.
rabble news May 14
Picture of a pilot cave at final depth in a planned deep geological repository for the final disposal of spent nuclear fuel in Eurajoki, Finland. Image credit: kallerna/Wikimedia Commons
Joyce Nelson | Concerns are growing about the proposed burial of high-level nuclear waste in northwestern Ontario.
rabble news May 13
Israeli police officers in Lod. Image credit: Israel Police/Wikimedia Commons
Karl Nerenberg | What started as peaceful resistance to the latest attempted expulsion of Arabs from their homes in East Jerusalem has forced the Palestinian question onto centre stage.
opinion May 12
Dental chair and equipment in dentist's office.Image credit: StockSnap/Pixabay
Brandon Doucet | A public dental plan is urgently needed in Canada. In 2018, one in three Canadians lacked dental insurance and over one in five avoid the dentist each year due to financial constraints.
rabble news May 11
Farmworkers at work in a field. Image credit: Faith Unlimited/Flickr
Chelsea Nash | The province says work is "underway" to increase vaccine access to marginalized and vulnerable groups.
opinion May 10
Russell Lavis at the Scotiabank Toronto Waterfront Marathon. Image courtesy of Russell Lavis
Robert Massoud | On May 22, starting at 5 a.m., Russell Lavis will attempt to run 125 kilometres to help purchase emergency COVID equipment for Gaza.
opinion May 6
Military parade in Toronto. Image credit: Can Pac Swire/Flickr
Yves Engler | Military command structures reinforce the most undemocratic impulses of Canadian society, while its patriarchal and authoritarian nature is a threat to many within it.
opinion May 5
Stephen Lewis at mobile clinic in Uganda. Image credit: Judy Jackson. Used with permission.
Judy Jackson | As a young man Stephen Lewis worked as a teacher in Africa and fell in love with the continent. Later, filmmaker Judy Jackson witnessed Lewis' work in Africa combatting the HIV/AIDS crisis.
rabble news May 5
Lake Erie and Nanticoke Power Generating Station. Image credit: JasonParis/Flickr
Joyce Nelson | The Lake Erie Connector is a proposed 117-kilometre, 1,000-megawatt, high-voltage direct-current transmission line under Lake Erie. It would connect with the largest electricity market in the U.S.
opinion May 4
Stephen Lewis with children at mobile clinic in Uganda. Image credit: Judy Jackson. Used with permission.
Judy Jackson | Even though he is sick, Stephen Lewis is still speaking out about the rampant global inequality in access to vaccines for the COVID-19 pandemic which, once again, is created by big pharma.
opinion May 3
Ontario Premier Doug Ford at the Humber River Hospital Mass Immunization Centre in Toronto. Image credit: Premier of Ontario Photography/Flickr
Ken Grafton | It has been obvious for some time that Doug Ford has no idea what needs to be done to protect the public from COVID-19, and also lacks the leadership skills to lead Ontario through the pandemic.