analysis December 11
NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg in 2017. Image: Raul Mee/Flickr
Karl Nerenberg | For the first time ever, NATO has acknowledged outer space as what it calls the "fifth domain" of warfare. The other warfare domains are land, air, sea and cyberspace.
opinion December 10
Anti-Brexit march in London on March 23, 2019. Image: Puckpics/Flickr
Shama Naqushbandi | By laying bare uncomfortable latent prejudices in our society, the Brexit referendum has turned a much-overlooked peripheral pain into a national tragedy.
in their own words December 6
Image: L'École Polytechnique
Judy Rebick | Thirty years later, remembering the killings at L'École Polytechnique and what came next.
rabble news December 6
Image: Ivan Castaneira
Diana Vela Almeida | This fall, Ecuador erupted into massive protests against neoliberal economic reforms. Protesters orchestrated a unified national shutdown and spurred an international movement against neoliberalism.
December 4
Tunney's Pasture LRT station in Ottawa. Image: Sean_Marshall/Flickr
Ed Finn | Uncontrolled global capitalism can be considered the ultimate outcome of the Peter principle, which theorizes the development of business and political incompetence.
analysis November 29
Evo Morales in 2017. Image: Ministério das Relações Exteriores/Flickr
Medea Benjamin | With the control that the right-wing coup leaders have consolidated in record time, and the intimidation and fear felt by opponents, it is hard to see how free and fair elections can take place.
analysis November 29
Image: Peter Blanchard/Flickr
Karl Nerenberg | If Canada aspires to be a global leader, we are going to have to step up our game on greenhouse gas emissions reductions. To achieve that, all of us will have to start considering our own choices.
rabble news November 28
Image: Mona Hjort
Zaid Noorsumar | The union is asking for better wages, paid sick days and safer working conditions.
opinion November 27
View from interior of transport truck. Image: AILAFM/Flickr
Ed Finn | Nearly 2,000 Canadians are killed every year and another 10,000 seriously injured in highway crashes, most of them involving collisions between cars and heavy trucks.
analysis November 25
Image: Justin Trudeau/Facebook
Karl Nerenberg | The Liberals have abandoned any pretence to the idealistic and aspirational spirit of reform that -- at least rhetorically -- informed their first mandate.
rabble series November 21
Image: Natalie Guitead
Zaid Noorsumar | Ottawa janitor Natalie Guitead works three jobs; moonlighting as a nanny and an event planner to make ends meet.
analysis November 20
Premier Jason Kenney announces the launch of a public inquiry into foreign-funded anti-Alberta energy campaigns in July 2019. Image: Government of Alberta/Flickr
Karl Nerenberg | The Alberta premier’s aggressive manner, coupled with the rise of a fringe western separatist movement, have too many Ottawa insiders overly worried.
rabble series November 18
Image: Lyle Skrapek
Zaid Noorsumar | Canadian janitor Lyle Skrapek talks about injuries, the physical toll working takes on his body, and the invisibility of his job.
November 15
Poppies on the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Ottawa. Image: Tjololo Photo/Flickr
Matthew Hayes | For some, Don Cherry was fired on Remembrance Day for defending the troops. For others, Don Cherry's bigoted language recalls the evil enemy we defeated at great sacrifice in 1945.
opinion November 14
Tyne Cot Cemetary in the Ypres Salient on the Western Front. Image: Thomas Quine/Flickr
Shama Naqushbandi | Remembrance poses uncomfortable questions with no easy answers. Do we treat war as an aberration in human history, or as the darker shadows of our better spirits that we need to continuously counter?
rabble interview November 14
Image: Michele Comeau
Vincent Ternida | The Toronto-based author speaks about stories of belonging, home, and the in-between in her debut collection.
opinion November 13
National War Memorial in Ottawa. Image: Paul Gorbould/Flickr
Abdul Nakua | All wars are fought twice, "the first time on the battlefield, and the second time in memory." What is often forgotten is the memory of those who were oppressed, exploited and unrecognized.
rabble series November 8
Natalie Guitead (left) and Lyle Skrapek (right). Images: Used with permission
Zaid Noorsumar | The physical challenges of custodial jobs are hard to overstate. Lyle Skrapek says that sometimes at the end of the day, he feels like he has played a game of hockey.
rabble news November 7
Protesting against the Ford Conservatives' planned cuts to education. Image: Mary Crandall/Flickr
Zaid Noorsumar | CUPE represents approximately 55,000 support staff in the province including special needs assistants, early childhood educators and custodians.
opinion November 7
Elections Canada sign at an advance polling station in Halifax, Nova Scotia, on October 11, 2019. Image: Coastal Elite/Wikimedia Commons
Ed Finn | The inherent unfairness of Canada's first-past-the-post electoral system has been displayed many times in previous federal elections, but never so blatantly as in the recent voting farce.
opinion November 6
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney announces the launch of a public inquiry into foreign-funded anti-Alberta energy campaigns. Image: Government of Alberta/Flickr
Gordon Laxer | If he truly advocates for Albertans, Kenney will embrace the future by joining with Ottawa to manage a rapid phase-out of the tar sands in ways that support oil workers and their communities.
opinion November 6
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney. Image: Government of Alberta/Flickr
Ed Finn | Albertans should not be piling all the liability for their current malaise on the federal government and environmentalists. Their own political leaders should at least shoulder some of the blame.
analysis November 6
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Image: Adam Scotti/PMO
Alex Cosh | Early excitement about the possibility of the NDP and Greens winning meaningful concessions from the Liberals was quickly tempered by Trudeau’s first policy announcements.
analysis November 5
Elizabeth May at a Trans Mountain pipeline protest on Burnaby Mountain. Photo: Elizabeth May/Facebook
Karl Nerenberg | Given the built-in biases of our electoral system, it is a minor miracle that the Greens managed to win any seats at all in the House of Commons.
opinion November 1
Image: IFEX
Annie Game | Imagine a world without impunity, where everyone is free to exercise their right to freedom of expression and information and able to access, generate and share ideas in any way they choose.
rabble series October 31
Enrique Turnainsky (left photo) and Martin Echevarrieta (right photo). Image: Zaid Noorsumar
Zaid Noorsumar | Unions have improved job conditions for many janitors, but spiralling costs of living require people in the low-wage sector to work themselves to exhaustion and forgo time with their families.
opinion October 31
Angela with her mom and puppy. Image: Angela Bischoff
Angela Bischoff | As a lifelong activist, this has perhaps been my sweetest campaign, parenting my parent. In providing a loving home for her, we've allowed her beautiful spirit to rise up.
opinion October 29
Flaming tires on February 11, 2019, in the streets of Hinche, Haiti.Image: Voice of America/Wikimedia Commons
various | The undersigned call on the Justin Trudeau government and Canadian state to stop backing a corrupt, repressive and illegitimate president that Haitians massively reject.
analysis October 28
Image: Green Party of Canada/Twitter
Alex Cosh | The Greens' pan-ideological approach might partly explain why the party struggled to make new gains in an NDP-dominated area like Vancouver Island.
analysis October 22
Image: Justin Trudeau/Facebook
Karl Nerenberg | To give his weakened party a greater measure of legitimacy, Trudeau might want to govern in such a way that takes into account all progressive voters, not just those who voted Liberal.

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