rabble news June 25
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Lidia Abraha | Why defunding the police is a crucial and necessary step to dismantling the carceral system.
opinion June 23
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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.
opinion June 22
A view from the president's seat inside the UN Security Council chamber (Image: United Nations Photo/Flickr)
Yves 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
A woman holds a Black Lives Matter sign. Image: Joan Villalon/Unsplash
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
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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
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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.
opinion June 18
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Bonnie 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
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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
Foodora worker and organizer Ivan Ostos. Image: Tess Siksay
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
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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
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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.
opinion June 15
Protester at a Black Lives Matter demonstration in Toronto, in June 2020. Image: Mitchel Raphael
Dariusz 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
Sherri Barnes (left) and Kwamena Mensa harvest fresh vegetables from the high tunnel at D-Town Farm in 2014. Image: U.S. Department of Agriculture/D-Town Farm/Flickr
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
A George Floyd mural in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Image: Lorie Shaull/Flickr
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.
opinion June 12
Bank of Canada building in Ottawa. Image: Brent Eades/Flickr
Ed 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
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Chelsea Nash | Ten taxi drivers working at Pearson International Airport have died since the beginning of the pandemic.
opinion June 11
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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
An RCMP cruiser on the UBC campus in 2014. Image: British Columbia Emergency Photography/Flickr
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
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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.
opinion June 10
This transmission electron microscope image shows SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, isolated from a patient in the U.S. Image: NIAID/Flickr
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
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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
Two police officers at the June 6, 2020 Black Lives Matter protest in Toronto. Image: Mitchel Raphael
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
Police at the June 6, 2020 Black Lives Matter protest in Toronto. Image: Mitchel Raphael
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.
opinion June 8
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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
Protesters in Queen's Park, June 6, 2020. (Image: michael_swan/Flickr)
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
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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.
opinion June 5
Stephen Harper at a press conference in 2010. Image: Number 10/Flickr
Wyatt James Schierman | Government debt is not the bogeyman neoliberals make it out to be. Reductions in government spending are the real danger.