rabble news September 4
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Chelsea Nash | Health reasons, but also not wanting to participate in a plan they say was not made with students or staff in mind, are contributing to teachers' decisions to hold off on returning to school.
opinion September 2
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Ed Finn, Brian Arden | A satirical look at the doctrines and dogmas of capitalism and neoliberalism.
rabble news September 2
Mike Saliba is a custodian for the York Catholic District School Board who is on leave as he serves as CUPE Local 1571's president. Image: Submitted
Chelsea Nash | Custodians are anticipating hours of additional work to be able to keep up with new cleaning demands in Ontario schools.
rabble news September 1
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Lidia Abraha | Black youth face a number of challenges navigating the world, but how do they fare in a system that's historically set them up for failure?
rabble news August 28
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Anika Nykanen | Advocates say the end of pandemic support programs will inflame B.C.'s rental crisis.
opinion August 27
Jorge Arreaza in 2017. Image: UN Geneva/Flickr
Bianca Mugyenyi | Jorge Arreaza spent an hour detailing Ottawa's bid to overthrow his government.
rabble news August 26
Foodora worker and organizer Ivan Ostos. ​Image: Tess Siksay​
Chelsea Nash | Foodster union organizers say they're now setting their sights on organizing the broader gig economy.
rabble interview August 26
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Barâa Arar | An interview with Julie Lalonde on the audiobook of her memoir "Resilience is Futile."
rabble news August 24
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Chelsea Nash | Those who lack paid sick leave are often precariously employed and come from racialized communities.
opinion August 21
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Sunera Thobani | The Trump administration has made starkly visible overt white supremacy and a reformist racial liberalism. Both are, however, deeply intertwined within the global structure of racial-capitalism.
opinion August 21
Vancouver's Oppenheimer Park in 2019. Image: Paul Sableman/Flickr
Lisa Lacoste | "I see constantly in Toronto not a lack of concern about homelessness and income inequality, but a sweeping inability to acknowledge it."
opinion August 20
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Stacey Wakelin | The health and well-being of children is worth the time it takes to get this school year off to a safe start. Our communities depend on it.
rabble news August 18
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Chelsea Nash | Chronic underfunding of public schools in Ontario has forced school boards to choose between funding educational programming and funding maintenance.
opinion August 18
OAS Secretary General Luis Almagro in 2018. Image: OEA - OAS/Flickr
Yves Engler | NDP and Green MPs have recently raised concerns over Canada's ties to OAS.
opinion August 14
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Ed Finn | Only if enough valiant and dedicated progressives rally behind a global campaign to dump capitalism in time to avert another pandemic will humankind survive.
opinion August 13
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Joe Masoodi | Uncovering the silent role that surveillance technologies play in structural racism and police brutality must be an important part of conversations about policing.
rabble news August 12
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Lidia Abraha | Doctors gather to address systemic anti-Black racism by police, and how that impacts the public health sector.
rabble news July 30
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Chelsea Nash | Lack of status means workers have no labour rights, can be deported at any time, and experience long term damage to their family relationships.
opinion July 28
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Jason Kunin | The desperation to reopen schools is creating a climate where too many people looking for short-term relief are prepared to throw caution to the wind.
analysis July 28
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau meets with NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh in November 2019. Image: Adam Scotti/PMO
Karl Nerenberg | In Canada, parties do not form coalitions with other parties when they fail to win a majority of seats. It might be time to take a different approach.
analysis July 24
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau speaks on the phone with Donald Trump. Image: JustinTrudeau/Twitter
Karl Nerenberg | If there is any threat to Trudeau's leadership, it comes from his own party. A good many Liberals are growing weary of the prime minister's questionable judgment.
opinion July 23
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Melissa Johnston | Now is the time for unionized workers to advocate for the protections of unionization to be afforded to all, especially the most vulnerable and marginalized.
opinion July 23
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Jeff Shantz, Eva Ureta | A very small proportion of criminal justice activity actually deals with stopping or even responding to violence.
rabble news July 23
A photo of food given to migrant workers. Image: Submitted by Justicia for Migrant Workers
Chelsea Nash | Volunteers have to be extremely careful when dropping off fresh produce to workers, for fear that employers will fire and deport workers caught interacting with outsiders.
opinion July 23
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Rayne Fisher-Quann | The astronomical cost of J-school and the endless class- and race-privileged opportunities that follow serve as a near-impenetrable barrier to keep marginalized young people out of the media industry.
opinion July 21
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Ed Finn | During the COVID-19 pandemic, it's getting harder to maintain a good sense of humour. But laughter is important, even in these morbid times.
rabble interview July 21
AUPE president Guy Smith. Image: Submitted
Chelsea Nash | In conversation with AUPE president Guy Smith about how his union is handling legislative challenges to union and worker power.
opinion July 20
Aerial photo of the 2013 Lac-Megantic rail disaster. Image: Transportation Safety Board/Flickr
Liette Gilbert, Anna Zalik | Inconsistencies in reported data present a major obstacle to proper monitoring and auditing, even though the available information provides superficial comfort to some.
opinion July 17
Finance Minister Bill Morneau with Kielburger in 2017. Image: Bill Morneau/Facebook
Yves Engler | A little-discussed reason the federal government funds NGOs is to co-opt internationalist minded young people into aligning with Canadian foreign policy.
opinion July 17
Unist'ot'en Matriarchs burning a court injunction in ceremony in February, 2020. Image: Unist'ot'en Camp/Twitter
Pierrot Ross-Tremblay, Nawel Hamidi, Colin Samson | The speed with which the Canadian government is acting is clearly linked to pushing through as many dangerous and irresponsible extractive projects on ancestral territories as possible.