rabble interview February 24
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Zaid Noorsumar | rabble interviews the sociology professor about janitorial work and the decline of the Canadian welfare state.
rabble interview February 21
Grassroots organizer Suzanne Narain. Image: Errol Young. Used with permission.
Zaid Noorsumar | As many as 100 temp agencies operate in the highly diverse neighbourhood, says advocacy report.
opinion February 20
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Ed Finn | If protests awaken citizens and prod governments to take appropriate remedial action for abuse and neglect against Indigenous peoples, economic damage may come to be regarded by many as justifiable.
analysis February 19
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks in the House about the rail blockades. Image: Justin Trudeau/Twitter
Karl Nerenberg | For some federal politicians, the crisis engendered by the Wet'suwet'en hereditary chiefs' refusal to allow a natural gas pipeline through their territory is also an opportunity.
opinion February 19
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Adam R. Houston | Drug companies need to offer their wares at a fair price for everyone, everywhere, rather than letting some patients draw lots for a shot at life while keeping the financial jackpot for themselves.
rabble news February 19
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Zaid Noorsumar | Patty Coates, the president of the Ontario Federation of Labour, speaks to rabble ahead of its rally against Conservative cuts.
opinion February 17
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Greg Dwulit | Free market advocates claim teachers are overpaid and enjoy too much vacation time. But many people don't know that Canada has one of the strongest education systems in the world.
opinion February 16
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Pam Palmater | Scheer's ill-informed comments serve only to cause confusion and apprehension in the public, instead of offering thoughtful solutions that would bring everyone together.
opinion February 13
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Ed Finn | Federal and most provincial governments continue to deny many thousands of citizens the basic preventive and protective health services that are standard practice in most other advanced nations.
analysis February 13
U.S. Senator Bernie Sanders speaking at the 2019 California Democratic Party State Convention. Image: Gage Skidmore/Flickr
Karl Nerenberg | American citizens should, at least, be forewarned when politicians and commentators tell bald-faced lies about Canada, especially about our health-care system.
opinion February 13
2014 Black Lives Matter protest in New York City. Image: Otto Yamamoto/Flickr
Silvia Argentina Arauz | In this excerpt from a new collection on Black Lives Matter in Canada, Silvia Argentina Arauz reflects on being a mother in an activist movement.
opinion February 12
A boy confronts heavily armed Egyptian military police at a barbed wire barricade in central Cairo just south of Tahrir Square. (Image: Alisdare Hickson/Flickr)
Abdul Nakua | What started as a seemingly a futile act of protest a decade ago transitioned into a fully-fledged revolution. The road to a better future is still ahead, and so the revolution lives on.
rabble news February 12
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Anna Bianca Roach | "Don't cry on the shoulder of the man that stole their land," says one activist. Land defenders gather at minister's office after police extend the exclusion zone around the Unist'ot'en checkpoint.
analysis February 6
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Image: Justin Trudeau/Twitter
Karl Nerenberg | The new heritage minister and the government have lost the first round of the debate over extending broadcast regulations to include the internet.
arts/media February 6
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Christina Turner | What should you read this year? We asked staff members at six independent Canadian bookstores which upcoming releases they were most excited about.
rabble interview February 3
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Zaid Noorsumar | An interview with the NDP's health critic in the Ontario legislature, about the state of home care in the province.
opinion January 31
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Keira Kang | Racialized Canadians, women and Indigenous peoples have limited access to economic development in the labour force. The federal government's just transition policies must address these inequalities.
analysis January 31
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Karl Nerenberg | The time has come for Canada to take the new media environment made possible by the internet seriously, says new report from the Broadcasting and Telecommunications Legislative Review Panel.
analysis January 29
Dafina Savic, executive director of Romanipe, and Michaëlle Jean, former governor general of Canada. Image: Karl Nerenberg/rabble.ca
Karl Nerenberg | In Canada, the spirit of resentment and the need for scapegoats that fuel the populist right might not seem strong right now. But make no mistake, they are here, not too far below the surface.
opinion January 28
UN climate talks failed to muster a consensus on real climate action last December. Image: World Tourism Organization (UNWTO)/Flickr
Ed Finn | Capitalism is incompatible with a clean climate. Governments all over the world must make transformative social and economic changes to prevent global climate catastrophe.
rabble news January 28
Annette Gerard with her mother. Image: Submitted
Zaid Noorsumar | Low government health-care spending and privatized services are neglecting the needs of an aging population and profoundly impacting an overburdened and precarious workforce.
rabble news January 28
Activists rally in Etobicoke in solidarity with Wet'suwet'en Nation. Image: Anna Bianca Roach
Anna Bianca Roach | "Canada is an occupation," says one activist. RCMP surveillance and arrests of Indigenous land defenders and allies continue while resistance to the Coastal GasLink pipeline intensifies.
rabble news January 27
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Zaid Noorsumar | Read what happened last week in the Canadian labour movement in rabble's roundup for January 27, 2020.
rabble interview January 23
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Jenny Ferguson | New edition includes episode cut from 1973 book about Campbell's assault by RCMP officers at the age of 14.
rabble news January 17
Personal support workers (from left) Dyana Forshner-Juby, Gloria Turney and Mona Hjort. Images: submitted
Zaid Noorsumar | Privatization has negatively affected both workers and patients. The work is demanding, unstable and low-paying, and staff turnover is high.
rabble news January 7
Protesters occupy RBC office in Toronto. Image: Anna Bianca Roach
Anna Bianca Roach | Activists occupied RBC and AIMCo's Toronto offices to protest the Coastal GasLink pipeline project in solidarity with the Wet'suwet'en Nation.
opinion January 7
President Trump, Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau and Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto sign the U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade agreement during a ceremony in Buenos Aires, on the margins of the G-20 Leaders' Summit on November 30, 2018. Image: U.S. Department of State/Flickr
Gordon Laxer | The new agreement, USMCA, is subject to review every six years. When it dies, Canada and the U.S. will revert to an old agreement with an energy clause that would kneecap any future climate action.
rabble interview January 3
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Zaid Noorsumar | The neoliberalization of Ontario's long-term care system has resulted in all the contradictions and inefficiencies associated with for-profit health care delivery.
rabble news December 24
The Ontario Health Coalition released the report "Caring in Crisis: Ontario's Long-Term Care PSW Shortage,", developed in partnership with UNIFOR in a press conference at the Ontario legislature. Image: Ontario Health Coalition/Facebook
Zaid Noorsumar | Workers are leaving the industry due to demanding working conditions, poor compensation, high rates of injury and abuse, and lack of full-time work.
analysis December 20
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Image: Justin Trudeau/Facebook
Karl Nerenberg | The SNC-Lavalin affair, which cast a shadow over 2019, highlighted the Trudeau government's ambiguity, if not outright double talk, on both democratic reform and Indigenous rights.