June 22
Duane A. Gallop | The UN Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) has launched a new initiative aimed at reducing the technological gulf between the developed and developing world. For the first time, farmers in the le
rabble news June 21
David Beers | Before the B.C. government ordered its nurses back to work, those protesting health-care professionals were doing us all a favour. By refusing to work overtime they were - and are - challenging the v
June 21
David Suzuki | Officials slated to attend next month's meeting of the International Whaling Commission (IWC) in London, England are bracing for a tough set of talks. Their aim is to set quotas for whale-catches. Bu
June 20
Alejandro Bustos | Skyrocketing electricity costs have California residents pawning their goods to pay their utility bills. But the root of this desperate situation is not, as George W. Bush would have us believe, an b
June 20
John Vidal and Charlotte Denny | In the wake of the Seattle and Quebec City anti-globalization protests, the World Trade Organization (WTO) has come up with a new tack: hold its next conference online. But protesters earlier this we
June 19
Mindelle Jacobs | The other day, the <i>National Post</i> said of federal justice minister Anne McLellan that her voice is so high-pitched it scatters birds from trees. On Sunday, the minister's remarks to a Sun Media
June 18
Susan Delacourt | What happens when the Government asks the public for input on new divorce and child-custody laws? The same kind of thing that happens when people divorce: women and men glare at each other from oppos
June 18
Ian Black and Michael White | After three days of rioting in Sweden's second city, states of the European Union began urgent talks about security. The discussions concluded that, in order to forestall violence at future summits,
June 18
Paul Pellizzari | Canadians may soon start seeing more questions coming from the floor at annual shareholder meetings. A proposed federal law appears to be a response to widespread calls for more corporate accountabil
June 18
Sarah Gauch | Nawal Al-Saadawi is accused of breaking Islamic law. If found guilty, she would be required to divorce her husband. Her crime: making statements construed as a renouncement of Islam.
rabble news June 15
Raymond J. Parker | In the wake of Seattle and Quebec City, there's a multitude of theories about how to preserve and build on the fragile left-wing consensus. So, why did Murray Dobbin, a supporter of the New Politics
rabble news June 14
Judy Rebick | Last June, The Ontario Coalition Against Poverty (OCAP) held a militant demonstration on the steps of the Ontario legislature. The demo turned violent. Now OCAP is bringing those confrontational tact
June 14
Lawrence Hill | When it comes to race, Canadians have perfected the art of burying our heads in the sand. We pretend it doesn't matter. Now we have a Black American to thank for forcing us to confront this oft-avoid
rabble news June 12
Paul Gallant | Fifty percent of Canadians say they are in favour of legalized same-sexmarriage. This suggests that the long-fought-for goal may become a legal reality. But a recent debate at a gay journalists' conf
rabble news June 12
Allison Hanes | On Monday, Concordia University's Institute for Management and Community Development opened its annual week-long summer-school. Grassroots activists from Canada and abroad discussed the growing over
June 9
Craig Segal | A Montreal investment group believes there's more to changing business practices than waving a sign around. Investors are holding votes to tell their companies how to behave. And in today's image-con
June 8
Ross Marowits | The number of women entering electoral politics, after an earlier period of increase, is declining sharply. According to Equal Voice, a non-partisan group of Canadian women, this situation is alarmin
June 7
Joan Jones | People of African descent arrived in Nova Scotia in the 1700s. Almost since those first arrivals, the Black community has petitioned the provincial government to address the racism and inequality its
June 7
Duncan Thorne | Mel Hurtig - founding Chairman of the Council of Canadians and fervent nationalist - has a new book due next spring. <i>The Vanishing Country</i> details corporate America's voracious gobbling-up of
June 6
Judy Rebick | Hoping to re-inspire a vision of just and sustainable future, a new political initiative calls upon the New Democratic Party to unite the increasingly energized left under a brand new party banner.
June 5
David Beers | They are as angry at cars as they are blissed-out on freedom, fun and flow. For members of the global bike tribe, the movement is inspired by movement. And a new Vancouver-based magazine is giving th
June 4
Debbie Parkes | CEGEP teacher Vivian Barbot, a 59-year-old Quebecer of Haitian origin, has become the first woman of colour to lead the Quebec Federation of Women. With a long history of union activism, Barbot hopes
June 4
Murray Dobbin | The squeaky-voiced fundamentalist founded an incredibly successful party and gave its members the respectability and status they craved. And he did it all with utter ruthlessness, complete control of
June 3
Glen Whiffen | Newfoundland does not legally recognize traditional Aboriginal marriage ceremonies. The same is true of other provincial governments. Partly because of this, Newfoundland's Conne River Band has seen
June 1
Richard Mackin | Why is it unbelievable that a vegan burger is meatless? Here are poems to Trix the Rabbit, Reeses Peanut Butter Cups and Biore's blackhead strips. Where are Keebler's cookie personnel? General Electr
June 1
Jane George | On Tuesday, June 12th, the University of the Arctic opens its virtual doors. With an official launch in Rovaniemi, Finland, this "university without walls" will serve students throughout the circumpo
May 31
Judy Rebick | The New Democratic Party is in deep crisis. While the broad left is experiencing a youthful and energetic renewal on the streets and through citizen groups, little if any of this new energy is makin
May 29
Finn Harvor | When a brokerage company messenger has more drops added to a day, "Instead of enjoying the walk, you're rushing, you're jay-walking in circumstances where it may be dangerous, you're going across red
rabble news May 28
Geoff Olson | Slipping a twenty to someone on the street won't right our culture's social, political and economic wrongs. Still, it can mean a lot, both to the giver and the receiver.
May 25
Nate Hendley | Controversial conspiracy theorists are finding new forums at alternative health, medicine and spirituality events. This is a story about the relationship between the far-out and the far right.