analysis June 18
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Karl Nerenberg | The NDP leader told reporters he does not believe he owes Therrien an apology, and that both the hand gesture and the act of turning thumbs down on the RCMP-related motion were racist behaviours.
arts/media June 18
Type Books in Toronto. Image: Jeff Hitchcock/Flickr
Nathaniel G. Moore | When you buy from independent bookstores, you're investing in an author's career.
analysis June 15
French economist Thomas Piketty. Image: CEU/Daniel Vegel/Flickr
Karl Nerenberg | An international group of economists proposes that all governments impose higher taxes on those massive corporations that dominate their sectors.
rabble news June 12
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Chelsea Nash | Ten taxi drivers working at Pearson International Airport have died since the beginning of the pandemic.
analysis June 11
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Karl Nerenberg | The NDP leader worries punitive measures could have unintended consequences, and could easily sweep up people who simply applied in error.
rabble interview June 11
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Meg Borthwick | A new book, "Uncertain Harvest," explores what needs to change about our global food system to fight climate change and feed everyone on the planet.
rabble news June 8
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Lidia Abraha | Cities across Canada are moving to install more CCTV cameras for policing, but communities in Toronto are fighting back.
analysis June 3
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Image: Justin Trudeau/Twitter/Screenshot
Karl Nerenberg | The prime minister acknowledged the continued scourge of racism in the U.S. and in Canada, but avoided overtly poking the U.S. beast.
analysis June 2
Protesters in Lafayette Square, Washington D.C., May 31, 2020. Image: Tracy Lee/Flickr
Karl Nerenberg | Aside from outside agitators and opportunists, there is also a strong possibility that police force agents-provocateur have infiltrated the U.S. anti-racism demonstrations.
opinion June 1
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Lidia Abraha | This tragedy is yet another reminder of how police continue to fail our community, and that we can't trust an institution that inherently views Black people as a threat.
rabble news May 28
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Chelsea Nash | Unions across the country intend to leverage current broad public support for grocery store workers to lobby for permanent wage increases.
arts/media May 28
Spartacus books in Vancouver. Image: Allison Jones/Wikimedia Commons
Jessica Rose | Publishers, bookstores and literary festivals have rallied during this period of massive uncertainty for independent publishing.
rabble news May 27
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Chelsea Nash | Canadian grocery store workers and their unions are concerned about the looming prospect of their temporary wage increase coming to an end.
analysis May 26
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Image: CanadianPM/Twitter/Video screenshot
Karl Nerenberg | Seems like a great victory, until you remember that Canada is a federal country, and, except for a few federally regulated sectors, most Canadian workers are governed by provincial labour laws.
analysis May 22
Minister for Women and Gender Equality Maryam Monsef. Image: Maryam Monsef/Twitter/Video screenshot
Karl Nerenberg | The crisis has created a "shadow pandemic" -- violence against women and children. Increased isolation, and the stress it has created, has resulted in more severe violence than ever before.
analysis May 20
Ontario Premier Doug Ford at a March 2020 press conference. Image: Premier of Ontario Photography/Flickr
Karl Nerenberg | At this precarious and uncertain stage in the pandemic, it is blue-collar and service sector workers in often insecure and low-paid jobs whom employers and governments want back on the job.
rabble news May 19
Foodora worker and organizer Ivan Ostos. Image: Tess Siksay
Chelsea Nash | The Foodora workers' union drive set a precedent for app-based gig workers in Ontario, but the path to its labour board victory offers a lesson in organizing disconnected workforces.
analysis May 13
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh. Image: Jagmeet Singh/Twitter/Video screenshot
Karl Nerenberg | One of the many unprecedented aspects of our current crisis is the way the federal party in power has been ready to quickly accept constructive suggestions from opposition parties.
analysis May 7
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney. Image: Alberta Newsroom/Flickr
Karl Nerenberg | Neither the workers, nor their union think the plant has become safe. The UFCW is taking legal action to force a shutdown, until Cargill can absolutely guarantee safe conditions for all employees.
analysis April 30
Revenue Minister Diane Lebouthillier. Image: Diane Lebouthillier/Twitter
Karl Nerenberg | Many major Canadian companies thinly disguise their use of offshore tax evasion schemes by shifting funds to subsidiary or related companies.
opinion April 30
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Sarah Kurchak | Our society consistently ties the value of a disabled person's life to the value we provide -- or fail to provide -- to abled people.
analysis April 27
President Donald Trump, joined by Vice President Mike Pence, at a coronavirus update briefing Wednesday, April 22, 2020, in the White House. Image: D. Myles Cullen/The White House/Flickr
Karl Nerenberg | Clinical trials are taking place right now to assess the effectiveness -- and potential side effects -- of chloroquine as treatment for COVID-19 patients. None of those trials are, as yet, conclusive.
analysis April 24
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Image: CanadianPM/Twitter/Video screenshot
Karl Nerenberg | Don't expect this Liberal government, that likes to be all things to all people, to take on powerful corporate interests, especially at a time of extreme economic emergency.
arts/media April 23
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Christina Turner | The mainstreaming of vegan food has produced a range of helpful cookbooks. Here's how to dive in.
analysis April 22
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the House of Commons. Image: Justin Trudeau/Twitter/Video screenshot
Karl Nerenberg | When a quorum of MPs returned to Parliament on Monday, they unanimously expressed the horror all Canadians feel about the extent of a single man's murderous rampage in Nova Scotia.
analysis April 15
President Donald Trump addresses his remarks during the coronavirus update briefing April 8, 2020, in the White House. Image: D. Myles Cullen/The White House/Flickr
Karl Nerenberg | Canadians can breathe a sigh of relief that our federal political system is mostly rising to the occasion of the COVID-19 pandemic. That is not so much the case in the republic to our south.
analysis April 9
President Donald Trump listens and responds to questions from members of the press Tuesday, April 7, 2020, in the White House. Image: Andrea Hanks/The White House/Flickr
Karl Nerenberg | How will COVID-19 change our world? Some are optimistic it will be for the better, but there are also darker potential scenarios.
rabble news April 3
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Karl Nerenberg | Colleagues and friends pay tribute to the late Mel Watkins, a towering figure.
analysis March 27
President Donald Trump participates in a governors' video teleconference about COVID-19 on Thursday, March 26, 2020, in the White House Situation Room. Image: Shealah Craighead/White House/Flickr
Karl Nerenberg | The simple fact is that if there is any plausible danger of the virus spreading from one country to the other, that danger all flows one way -- from the south to the north.
rabble interview March 26
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Meg Borthwick | Meg Borthwick interviews journalist and author Paul Weinberg on his recent book, about anti-poverty research and activism in the 1960s and 1970s.