May 22
Minister for Women and Gender Equality Maryam Monsef. Image: Maryam Monsef/Twitter/Video screenshot
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.
May 21
Image: Boden Deplaedt/Unsplash
In his new book, James Wilt makes a convincing case for why public transit options better serve the most marginalized members of our society at a lower cost.
May 20
Ontario Premier Doug Ford at a March 2020 press conference. Image: Premier of Ontario Photography/Flickr
At this precarious and uncertain stage in the pandemic, it is workers in often insecure and low-paid jobs whom employers and governments want back on the job.
May 19
Foodora worker and organizer Ivan Ostos. Image: Tess Siksay
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.
May 15
Jason Kenney with Jack Mintz in 2015. Image: Jason Kenney/Twitter
University of Calgary Professor Jack Mintz, appointed in March to lead Jason Kenney's "emergency economic panel," has joined other right-wing commentators in calling for public-sector rollbacks.
May 13
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh. Image: Jagmeet Singh/Twitter/Video screenshot
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.
May 12
A streetcar passes through a suburb of Stockholm, Sweden. Image: La Citta Vita/Flickr
We cannot afford to return to a business-as-usual economic model that kills many, impoverishes millions and fuels global warming.
May 11
Anti-war protesters during one of the first Mother's Days in history. Image: bravenewfoundation/Video Screenshot/YouTube
This Mother's Day let us recall the radical origins of the day and the women who proclaimed it to be a day to challenge war and militarism.
May 7
Alberta Premier Jason Kenney. Image: Alberta Newsroom/Flickr
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.
May 6
Wolves - Discovery Center in West Yellowstone in 2009. Image: Shawn Kinkade/Flickr
Whether it's conservation or rewilding, we know that when we give nature a chance, it bounces back. Because we're part of nature and rely on everything it provides, that's to our benefit.
May 5
Workers at the Coastal GasLink project site on unceded Wet'suwet'en land on April 1, 2020. Image: Unist'ot'en Camp/Video Screenshot/Twitter
The grave threat posed by COVID-19 across the American hemisphere, especially to Indigenous peoples, is exacerbated by extractivism.
May 1
Revenue Minister Diane Lebouthillier. Image: Diane Lebouthillier/Twitter
Many major Canadian companies thinly disguise their use of offshore tax evasion schemes by shifting funds to subsidiary or related companies.
Apr 30
Image: Province of British Columbia/Flickr
When labour is feminized, it is structurally undervalued and even delegitimized. The COVID-19 crisis further exposes the ways that this process puts workers in harm's way.
Apr 29
Image: Paul Lowry/Flickr
Supporting workers in hard-hit occupations is necessary, but spending billions to prop up polluting industries that are no longer profitable and aren't likely to be soon is counterproductive.
Apr 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
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.
Apr 24
Paul Taylor in the FoodShare Toronto warehouse, where the organization stores and packages fresh produce for delivery. Image: Sandro Pehar, used with permission
The COVID-19 crisis has thrown into stark relief just how many of us are a paycheque away from using a food bank. But the Greater Vancouver Food Bank is throwing up barriers for those in need.
Apr 23
Image: PublicDomainPictures/Pixabay
This pandemic warns us again about the horrors of warehousing people in institutional model facilities. We must create inclusive communities where everyone receives the support they need.
Apr 22
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the House of Commons. Image: Justin Trudeau/Twitter/Video screenshot
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.
Apr 21
Image: Sonny Abesamis/Flickr
As we all commit to staying home and and protecting our communities, consider joining us and taking part in rabble's #2020VeganChallenge -- from the comfort of your own kitchen.
Apr 20
Premier Doug Ford announces the declaration of an emergency under s 7.0.1 (1) of the Emergency Management and Civil Protection Act. Image: Premier of Ontario Photography/Flickr
COVID-19 has crashed the long-term care system, and much blame lies with for-profit corporations in the sector and Conservative politicians Doug Ford and Mike Harris.
Apr 17
Author image: Vanessa Heins
Shraya's second novel explores how, while social media amplifies our jealousy and longing, it is not the root cause of these feelings.
Apr 16
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
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.
Apr 15
Join rabble's webinar which will look at pressing issues around the COVID-19 pandemic, and consider the question of what the crisis means for addressing inequality and climate justice.
Apr 13
U.S. President Donald Trump answers questions from the press about COVID-19 on April 7, 2020. Image: Tia Dufour/The White House/Flickr
The United States is critically ill -- COVID-19 is the proximate cause, but the ailment that may kill it is neoliberalism.
Apr 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
How will COVID-19 change our world? Some are optimistic it will be for the better, but there are also darker potential scenarios.
Apr 8
Image: Duncan McCaskill/Flickr
Countries around the world committed to safeguarding 10 per cent of their ocean territories by this year, through marine protected areas and other means. Some have done better than others.
Apr 7
A commuter in Washington D.C. dons a face mask amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Image: Elvert Barnes/Flickr
As they are now in Asia, anti-viral masks are likely to be part of Canadian life going forward.
Apr 3
Image: Mel Watkins
Colleagues and friends pay tribute to the late Mel Watkins, a towering figure.
Apr 2
Author image: SFU Library/Flickr
In her new book, "My Art Is Killing Me and Other Poems," Amber Dawn names abuses of power in certain spaces and communities.
Apr 1
Image: Vinoth Chandar/Flickr
We're facing a crisis trifecta: COVID-19, climate disruption and plunging oil prices. This is exposing flaws in the systems we've been relying on far beyond their best-before dates.

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