opinion February 22
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Sharmarke Dubow | Every February, people across the country celebrate the contributions of Black Canadians, both past and present. Black Canada is diverse and we all have a tale to tell.
rabble news February 18
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Chelsea Nash | The sex worker rights organization Work Safe Twerk Safe says the Ontario government's order to close strip clubs while bars remained open was discriminatory.
opinion February 18
Sainte-Catherine Street, downtown Montreal,1968. Image credit: Archives de la Ville de Montréal/Flickr
Karl Nerenberg | Our class at Outremont High came of age in the turbulent '60s. For the most part, however, the political and cultural upheaval we associate with that decade had not yet happened.
opinion February 17
Rally on Parliament Hill calling for justice for Hassan Diab. Image credit: justiceforhassandiab.org
Frances Deverell | For Canadian professor Hassan Diab and his family, the case against him has been a battle against injustice that has gone on since 2008, almost 13 years.
opinion February 17
Jewish children, fleeing postwar antisemitic violence in Poland: Prague, Czechoslovakia, July 15, 1946. Image credit: American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee/The Holocaust Encyclopedia
Karl Nerenberg | We were the Outremont High School class of 1964. A Zoom reunion of the graduating class became, in a way, our own Truth and Reconciliation Commission.
opinion February 15
Norwegian Petroleum Museum. Image credit: Delphinidaesy/Flickr
Bruce Campbell | Both Canada and Norway face epic challenges in weaning themselves from petroleum dependence. But Canada is a long way from winding down the oil and gas industry while Norway is a climate leader.
rabble news February 15
Image: Screenshot from February 9, 2021 press conference given by "Coalition to Defend Collective Bargaining"
Chelsea Nash | A coalition of Ontario unions have filed evidence in their legal challenge against Bill 124.
opinion February 12
Prime Minister Trudeau attends question period, September 2020. Image credit: Adam Scotti/PMO
Yves Engler | The Canadian government is a big supporter of corporate power and imperialism in global affairs. The good news is that the pushers of an unjust world order do not always get their way.
opinion February 11
Israel Defense Forces soldiers. Image credit: Israel Defense Forces/Flickr
Karen Rodman | Over 50 organizations in Canada and around the world have joined the call to stop illegal Israeli military recruitment in Canada.
analysis February 10
Prime Minister Trudeau attends the Speech from the Throne to open the second session of the 43rd Parliament of Canada, September 2020. Image credit: Adam Scotti/PMO
Karl Nerenberg | Canada has no governor general, for the time being at least. Does anyone care? Should anyone care?
rabble news February 2
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Karl Nerenberg | NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh is calling on the federal government to take steps to eventually abolish for-profit long-term care -- and while they're at it, rebuild domestic vaccine production capacity.
opinion February 1
View of rooftops in Haiti. Image: Banco Mundial América Latina y el Caribe/Flickr
Yves Engler | There is a broad and deeply entrenched anti-Haitian discourse running through media reports about public health concerns linking COVID-19 and Haiti.
opinion February 1
Vigil for the victims of the terrorist attack at the Centre culturel islamique de Québec in Quebec City, January 30, 2017. Image: Adam Scotti/PMO
Ehab Lotayef | As well as remembering the Quebec City mosque attack on January 29, 2017, we have to work to eliminate the root causes of what happened on that dark night, four years ago.
opinion January 29
U.S. Army Soldiers with the National Guard stand outside the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C., Jan. 20, 2021.Image credit: The National Guard/Flickr
Jacob Scheier | Government expansion of power is the wrong way to go about protecting democracy from those on the far right who threaten it.
rabble news January 27
University Health Network's expanded COVID-19 vaccination centre at MaRS Discovery District in Toronto. Image credit: Premier of Ontario Photography/Flickr
Karl Nerenberg | The Public Health Agency of Canada has been struggling to fulfill its role since the onset of the pandemic. That's the shocking conclusion of an internal federal government review.
opinion January 26
Woman holds happy face sign. Image credit: Sydney Sims/Unsplash
Andrew McEwan | It's revealing to question the Bell Let's Talk campaign's framing of mental illness, as well as its ties to a capitalist understanding of health.
opinion January 22
Israeli West Bank barrier. Image credit: Montecruz Foto/Flickr
Karen Rodman | Apartheid in Palestine was named 50 years ago by Reverend A. C. Forrest and brought up repeatedly since then. It's not a new message, but one that keeps getting shut down over and over again.
politics January 21
U.S. Capitol Hill ahead of 2021 presidential inauguration. Image credit: ehpien/Flickr
Karl Nerenberg | There is now a chance -- if, perhaps, only a slim one -- the new U.S. government will reform anti-democratic practices that plague the U.S. election process.
analysis January 21
Health-care worker. Image credit: Pathumporn Thongking/UN Women Asia and the Pacific/Flickr
Chelsea Nash | Front-line workers have been hailed as heroes over the course of this pandemic, but who gets to decide who is and isn't a front-line worker?
opinion January 20
ICAN campaigners protest outside Australia's permanent mission to the UN at Geneva. Image credit: International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons/Flickr
Yves Engler | Activists will mark a high this week when the UN treaty banning nuclear weapons enters into force. Why has the Trudeau government not signed the treaty?
analysis January 14
Grocery store cashier. Image credit: Russ Allison Loar/Flickr
Karl Nerenberg | In a time of pandemic, unpaid leave provisions for workers seem woefully inadequate -- not only for the well-being of workers, but for the safety of the rest of us.
politics January 13
Jagmeet Singh. Image credit: Jagmeet Singh/Facebook
Karl Nerenberg | NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh has suggested the government list the far-right group Proud Boys as a terrorist entity. Both the Liberal and Conservative leaders agree that it's a good idea. But is it?
rabble news January 12
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Chelsea Nash | All travellers coming to Canada must obtain a negative COVID-19 test prior to departure, but the requirement means migrant workers must pay hundreds for the test out of pocket.
analysis January 8
Pro-Trump supporters at the U.S. Capitol. Image credit: Brett Davis/Flickr
Karl Nerenberg | On the very day violent extremists seized the U.S. Capitol Building, our federal government warned us about the rise of far-right extremism here in Canada.
politics January 5
Prime Minister Trudeau attends question period in September 2020. Image: Adam Scotti/PMO
Karl Nerenberg | Here we are, a mere year and a quarter from the last federal election -- and in the midst of a frightful and deadly pandemic -- yet, believe it or not, Ottawa is full of election talk.
opinion December 18
Foreign Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne (Image: Francois-Philippe Champagne​/Twitter)
Karen Rodman | Perhaps the Canadian government needs to be reminded that Canadians and the world are watching, and sees Canada's complicity in crossing "the red line" in blatant disregard for international law.
analysis December 18
Commonwealth heads of government lunch with Queen Elizabeth II, Jun 6, 2012. Image: Adam Gasson/Commonwealth Secretariat/Flickr
Karl Nerenberg | "The Crown" never mentions Canada, but in real life, Canada and its prime minister played a crucial role at the 1985 Commonwealth meeting dramatized in an episode.
opinion December 17
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Reem Bahdi | The rule of law and justice, as minister Chrystia Freeland has stated on many occasions, is not a "smorgasbord" from which one can pick and choose. The same applies to Palestinian human rights.
analysis December 17
World Bank Group president David Malpass and IMF managing director Kristalina Georgieva at a March 3 press conference addressing the economic challenges posed by COVID-19. Image: World Bank Photo Collection/Flickr/Simone D. McCourtie
Karl Nerenberg | A new and well-documented report from Oxfam details the highly unequal distribution around the globe of COVID-19-related social protection.
rabble news December 15
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Karl Nerenberg | Politicians should not forget their pledge to enact and make real both of these long-promised measures.