opinion April 3
Spanish troops deployed to help contain the COVID-19 pandemic. Image: NATO/Flickr
Archana Rampure | Spain's shaky coalition government is trying to get the country through this unimaginable, unprecedented nightmare.
opinion March 31
Pop superstar Britney Spears receives RDMA "Icon" Award in 2017. Image: Walt Disney Television/Flickr
Amanda Harvey-Sanchez | Americans are not willing to die for the profits of the 1%, but they are eager to fight for those they love. If Donald Trump attempts to reopen the U.S. economy, working-class Americans should strike.
opinion March 30
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Greg Dwulit | If banks and landlords are expected to place a hold on mortgage payments and rent, credit card companies should be expected to do the same.
opinion March 28
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Ken Neumann | Governments must do more to keep workers employed, and they need to be thinking about how we build an economy where workers are not so vulnerable when the next economic crisis hits.
opinion March 27
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Pamela Palmater | The least Canada can do is step up and work with First Nations to implement a more fulsome response that is grounded in the human rights of First Nations.
analysis March 27
President Donald Trump participates in a governors' video teleconference about COVID-19 on Thursday, March 26, 2020, in the White House Situation Room. Image: Shealah Craighead/White House/Flickr
Karl Nerenberg | The simple fact is that if there is any plausible danger of the virus spreading from one country to the other, that danger all flows one way -- from the south to the north.
opinion March 26
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Khadijah Kanji | COVID-era communal care offers an example of how charitable giving and political organizing can come together for a common purpose: to redistribute the world's assets based on need.
rabble interview March 26
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Meg Borthwick | Meg Borthwick interviews journalist and author Paul Weinberg on his recent book, about anti-poverty research and activism in the 1960s and 1970s.
opinion March 24
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Ed Finn | The main question that the COVID-19 crisis raises is whether such a severe reprimand by Mother Earth -- when it eventually runs its course -- will be heeded and appropriately acted upon.
analysis March 24
President Donald Trump holds a copy of the president's coronavirus guidelines brochure at a coronavirus (COVID-19) update briefing on Monday, March 23, 2020, in the White House. Image: Shealah Craighead/White House/Flickr
Karl Nerenberg | On the same day Trump was announcing that the economy takes precedence over people's lives, Trudeau was scolding fellow citizens who refuse to follow strict social distancing guidelines.
opinion March 23
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Doreen Nicoll | The only way any recognizable form of basic income could be mobilized to respond to a virus comes if a government had already developed a workable version of BI.
analysis March 23
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Image: Justin Trudeau/Twitter
Karl Nerenberg | Canadians have little appetite for political sniping in the current health crisis -- even Conservatives are now playing nice.
opinion March 20
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Sunera Thobani | The COVID-19 crisis reveals how unreliable and unprepared key institutions remain in the face of potentially unmitigated -- but foreseeable -- disaster.
analysis March 20
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh. Image: Jagmeet Singh/Facebook
Karl Nerenberg | The NDP's main and most urgent request is that the government start taking practical steps to put its emergency fiscal measures into action immediately.
arts/media March 19
Christina Turner | Fiction, memoir, and other reads to keep you busy during this time of social distancing.
rabble news March 17
Federal Health Minister Patty Hajdu. Image: Patty Hajdu/Twitter
Karl Nerenberg | Most Canadian workers do not have paid sick leave, and those who benefit from such leave are disproportionately in the upper income category.
opinion March 13
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Trish Hennessy | If we can contain COVID-19, it will be because of individual efforts to follow public-health protocols and because of the expertise of public-health officials in quickly establishing those protocols.
analysis March 11
 Fort McPherson (Tetlit Zheh), N.W.T. Image: Tetlit Zheh Gwich'in band council, 2017
Karl Nerenberg | In 2009, when H1N1 attacked Canada, it was Indigenous people, particularly those in the North, who paid the highest price.
rabble news March 9
Thousands of Torontonians celebrated International Women's Day with a march calling for gender pay equity, an end to cuts to education and social welfare, support for universal childcare, and more. Image: Marites N. Sison
Marites N. Sison | Marchers urged resistance to government's cuts in public education, health care, and social welfare in Ontario.
rabble interview March 9
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Zaid Noorsumar | rabble talks to OPSWA president Miranda Ferrier about her efforts lobbying the government to regulate the profession.
book review March 8
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Jessica Rose | Two new books reimagine power structures and the ways women can disrupt them.
opinion March 7
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Shama Naqushbandi | Creating a world of real equality demands more than lip service. Increasingly, it calls for strong leadership, particularly in environments where there is a palpable absence.
opinion March 6
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Jackie Hansen | Trudeau's lasting legacy must not be his desire to advance women's rights. His legacy must be that he truly succeeded in advancing women's rights and gender equality.
opinion March 6
Ontario Deputy Premier and Minister of Health Christine Elliot announcing new legislation for home and community care on February 25, 2020. Image: Government of Ontario/Flickr
Zaid Noorsumar | As the population ages, and seniors experience increasingly complex conditions as they live longer than ever before, home care is projected to expand rapidly. And Ontario is open for business.
opinion March 5
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Khadijah Kanji | A category that accounts for half of the world's population can't capture the oppressions, needs and realities of all those within it. At best, this renders it useless -- at worst, harmful.
opinion March 4
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Ed Finn | As long as ignorance of public and private sector interdependence prevails, so too will inequality, poverty, deregulation, privatization, crumbling infrastructure and environmental degradation.
opinion March 2
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Jim Harding | Following the withdrawal of the Frontier oil sands project, Alberta Premier Jason Kenney engaged in well-rehearsed political rhetoric. But political hot air is not as dangerous as a warming planet.
analysis February 28
Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with U.S. President Donald Trump. Image: Adam Scotti/PMO
Karl Nerenberg | The protracted presidential election campaign now underway in the U.S. underscores a number of fundamental differences between our two countries.
analysis February 25
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney reacts to the Alberta Court of Appeal ruling on the carbon tax. Image: Government of Alberta/Flickr
Karl Nerenberg | Jason Kenney is leading a militant and official backlash against Indigenous resistance, introducing a law imposing harsh sanctions on protesters who interfere with "critical economic infrastructure."
opinion February 24
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Fernando Arce | While income is one of the most important determinants of personal health, strong labour laws are also important for protecting the health of the broader public.