rabble news August 31
Bill Horne | Left-wing culture in Canada has grown tired since the Second World War, but a new school in British Columbia wants to re-energize social movements with their own songs and images.
August 31
Guardian Staff | U.K. Prime Minister Tony Blair has triggered a potentially damaging row over Labour's increasingly close links with big corporations after it emerged that he is to attend a £15,000 recepti
August 30
John Aglionby | The people of East Timor are voting for an assembly that will prepare for full independence. The election is being held exactly two years after the East Timorese voted overwhelmingly to secede from I
August 30
Allison Lawlor | The British Columbia Human Rights Tribunal has ordered the province's Vital Statistics Agency to amend its forms so that same-sex couples have the legal right to register as parents on their child's
August 29
Dr.Gordon Guyatt | Increasingly, drug companies are using threats of legal action to silence medical researchers producing results they don't like.
August 29
Judy Rebick | As genetic selection becomes increasingly sophisticated, the pressure will be on women to choose only the highest quality embryo through artificial means.
rabble news August 28
John Clarke | John Clarke and his organization, the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty, have been called all sorts of things. Here, the activist explains what OCAP is and why it doesn't shy away from being openly a
August 27
Geoff Olson | Today's political lingo is worthy of Lewis Carroll. Here's a journey through the looking glass, where conservatives are revolutionaries, the social safety net is out of luck and everyone is neo somet
August 27
Kathryn Sinzinger | D.C. police are planning to fence off a 70-square-block area of downtown Washington for the upcoming annual meetings of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund. For four days, access to the ar
August 24
Makani Themba-Nixon | The World Conference Against Racism will likely boast few world leaders and even fewer participants from developing countries. Currently, more than three-quarters of the groups applying for accredita
August 23
Valerie Lawton | New Democratic Party supporters are evenly split on whether the party should be a mainstream alternative, or adopt a more radical stance, a new poll shows. "It is very dangerous,'' said pollster Chri
August 23
Ron Yamauchi | The debut feature from Winnipeg filmmaker Noam Gonick brings us a tale of prairie apocalypse, outdoor raves, and alien impregnation.
August 23
Patrick Lejtenyi | Controversy has been dogging the preparations for next week's UN World Conference Against Racism, not only over sticky issues like reparations and Zionism, but also because certain groups that feel t
August 22
Nate Hendley | Some Bloc Quebecois MPs recommend drastic changes to Canada's antiquated laws on prostitution. Among other measures, they call on federal and municipal authorities to set up legal "red light district
August 21
Aaron Freeman | They were once a symbol of national pride. Now, the subsidiary of a Texas-based company will be trying to sell them to you. "Why would you buy Canada Savings Bonds as an act of patriotism if they are
August 20
Victoria Klassen | Keeping bio-engineered crops out of the neighbours' fields is proving to be as difficult as trying to keep up a security fence at a world summit. According to one organic farmer, "The European and As
August 18
David Pugliese and Jim Bronskill | The move to strengthen the capacity of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police to control demonstrations comes amid increasing concern about government and police responses to legitimate dissent.
August 17
Dan Smoke-Asayenes | Using Native mascots and racist terms for non-Native sport is being challenged in classrooms, boardrooms and, now, in court. "If you're going to mimic, imitate and insult a race of people because the
August 16
Nate Hendley | There is a way to stem the rate of HIV/AIDS among injection drug users: give addicts clean needles, a safe place to shoot up and medical supervision, so they can be revived if they overdose. In fact,
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
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
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 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
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 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
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