|rabble news June 25 Lidia Abraha | Why defunding the police is a crucial and necessary step to dismantling the carceral system.|
Have business and political leaders decided to co-exist with COVID-19 instead of seeking its curtailment?Ed Finn | Politicians and corporations in the United States and Canada have started to open up their economies. This is happening even though the coronavirus is still present in both countries.
Following Trudeau's UN Security Council defeat, it's time to fundamentally reassess Canadian foreign policyYves Engler | Ottawa's failure to gain a seat on the United Nations Security Council is a victory for those seeking a more just Canadian foreign policy.
|opinion June 22 Chuka Ejeckam | Manufactured mortality among Black and Indigenous people is a fundamental mechanism by which the world operates. Addressing this inequity requires action on a global scale.|
|opinion June 19 Tania Ehret | Bearing an individual brunt to systemic problems is a recipe for burnout.|
|opinion June 19 Vincent Collins | We could be entering a moment in which workers come together to fight the system that jeopardizes not only racialized peoples' livelihoods, but their very existence.|
|analysis June 19 Karl Nerenberg | Justin Trudeau has cracked open the door to a path to citizenship, in a way none of his predecessors ever did. Now, those who advocate for migrant workers will have to push hard on that door.|
Alberta's front-line health-care workers shouldn't have to rely on the grace of their employers to make ends meetBonnie Gostola | Some staff at private care homes have received pay bumps from their employers. But these "bonuses" are the rates they would need to bring their current salaries in-line with the public sector.
|opinion June 18 Jordan Grimsley | Responsibility for the crisis in long-term care exposed by the COVID-19 pandemic resides at a much higher level than the worker making $15 an hour.|
|rabble news June 18 Chelsea Nash | Foodora may have left the country, but its former workers can finally say they successfully formed the first certified union of app-based gig workers in Canada.|
|analysis June 18 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 Nathaniel G. Moore | When you buy from independent bookstores, you're investing in an author's career.|
|analysis June 15 Karl Nerenberg | An international group of economists proposes that all governments impose higher taxes on those massive corporations that dominate their sectors.|
What protests and police brutality in the U.S. can teach Canada about its violence against racialized peoplesDariusz Dziewanski | Addressing protests and policing in United States means also addressing the continuum of suicide, racism, incarceration, poverty and alienation that affects racialized peoples every day in Canada.
|opinion June 12 Robin Browne | The death of George Floyd has many Canadians saying we're glad we're not like the U.S. Modeling initiatives like the Detroit People's Food Co-op would be a good place to make an exception to that.|
|opinion June 12 Shama Naqushbandi | As we reflect on George Floyd, it would be a mistake to think that the murder revealed something new to the Black community about the injustice that led to his death.|
Bleak post-pandemic future looms as government keeps borrowing from private banks instead of Bank of CanadaEd Finn | Economists are already warning that pandemic-induced borrowing amounts will have to be repaid. This will likely entail the imposition of higher taxes and cuts in public services.
|rabble news June 12 Chelsea Nash | Ten taxi drivers working at Pearson International Airport have died since the beginning of the pandemic.|
|opinion June 11 Hisham Shokr, Nisha Kansal, Arnav Agarwal | The inconvenient truth is that in Canada, hundreds of thousands of people do not have access to health coverage as a result of their immigration status.|
|opinion June 11 Jeff Shantz | Growing movements against police brutality raise concerns over the self-serving relationships between criminal justice agencies and post-secondary institutions.|
|analysis June 11 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 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.|
|opinion June 10 Jim Harding | Federal and provincial governments were clearly caught off guard when the COVID-19 pandemic struck. A look at the emerging trends could help spark reforms as we seek a green and just recovery.|
|opinion June 10 Farah Shroff | We can turn the age of pandemic into the pivotal transformation we've needed all along -- towards stronger communities, rooted in empathy.|
|opinion June 10 Reakash Walters, Rachel Zellars | What would it mean to hold the intimacy and wellness of our friends as "our business," rather than allowing domestic and interpersonal matters to remain the business of the state?|
|opinion June 9 Lesley Wood | New tools and policies will not resolve the problem that emerges from arming a small group of mostly white men in an unequal, racist society, and giving them the power to defend the status quo.|
Will Black lives get as much attention as those using the George Floyd protests to build their careers?Shanese Steele | Individuals who previously stayed silent on Black death are using this moment to share photos, posts and attend protests in hopes to be seen as "woke" or not "anti-Black."
|opinion June 8 Robin Browne | People in power are suddenly eager to do things for Black folks. Black people should ask for everything they can get now, because these moments are fleeting.|
|rabble news June 8 Lidia Abraha | Cities across Canada are moving to install more CCTV cameras for policing, but communities in Toronto are fighting back.|
|opinion June 5 Wyatt James Schierman | Government debt is not the bogeyman neoliberals make it out to be. Reductions in government spending are the real danger.|