May 11
Photo: James McCaffrey
Elections Ontario is telling voters the party that wins the most seats always gets to form a government. That is utterly false.
May 9
The work of economic thinker and political activist Karl Marx, born 200 years ago on May 5, 1818, continues to inspire contemporary seekers of justice for working people.
May 9
The work of economic thinker and political activist Karl Marx, born 200 years ago on May 5, 1818, continues to inspire contemporary seekers of justice for working people.
May 8
NDP 2018 campaign kick-off, April 29, 2018. Photo: Joey Coleman/Flickr
In the first debate of the Ontario election campaign, the NDP’s Andrea Horwath was cogent and kept smiling, Liberal Premier Kathleen Wynne was defensive, and Tory Doug Ford was absent for long periods
May 4
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau escorts newly elected Members of Parliament into the House of Commons for the first time, Jan. 29, 2018. Photo: PMO
The Liberals have introduced a bill to make elections fairer and more accessible to all, but it is very late in the day. The next election is in October 2019.
May 3
We need to support a free and independent media; efforts to undermine them are on the rise, and we need to hear a diversity of voices and opinions more than ever. Check out our 2018 campaign.
May 2
2017 Paddle for the Peace. Photo: Louis Bockner
A review of Breaching the Peace: The Site C Dam and a Valley’s Stand Against Big Hydro
Apr 30
A Gaza march and rally in London in August 2014. Photo: Garry Knight
We must stand in support of Palestinians demanding the right to return to their ancestral homes and the ability to leave the Gaza Strip.
Apr 27
Paula Fletcher and Jonathan Ahee at Toronto Film Board meeting on April 23. Photo: Rosemary Frei
There is little or no discussion of how much public funding are in play, whether there is good value for subsidies, and whether other industries could provide as much or more economic return
Apr 26
Photo: Karl Nerenberg
In her spring report, federal Environment Commissioner Julie Gelfand takes the federal government to task for failing to adequately regulate and supervise the salmon farming industry.
Apr 25
Shortly after the horrific events in Toronto, some folks took to social media complaining about our ‘weak’ government. They claimed the suspect belongs to a group they distrust and fear.
Apr 23
Photo: Jacob Bøtter/Flickr
Follow these and the promise of Mammon is yours
Apr 19
Photo: Jamie McCaffrey
Ontario's three provincial parties have chosen very different strategies for portraying themselves to the voters. For some of them, one has to hunt around to find anything of substance.
Apr 18
Picture taken from a Sûreté du Québec helicopter of Lac-Mégantic, the day of the derailment, July 6, 2013. Photo: Sûreté du Québec/Wikimedia Commons
The Feds do not favour request. Why? The reasons extend to Transport Canada decisions.
Apr 17
Maybe their plight would get more attention from the West if they put on a production of Jesus Christ Superstar to show what real suffering can be
Apr 16
Photo: Wikipedia
By launching airstrikes without UN approval, the U.S. has once again flagrantly violated international law, and Ottawa immediately supported the U.S. bombing.
Apr 13
With an Ontario election coming, all major parties still refuse to consider abolishing the costly and archaic denominational school system, even though others did so long ago.
Apr 12's cofounder talks about her new memoir about her life as an activist while coping as a survivor of childhood sexual abuse.
Apr 11
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Part Two excerpt from rabble co-founder Judy Rebick's memoir, with a look at the court battle to support Dr. Henry Morgentaler, and Rebick's own exploration of her mental health
Apr 10
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Activist, feminist and co-founder of, Judy Rebick shares her life in this excerpt about her support for Dr. Henry Morgentaler's Toronto abortion clinic.
Apr 9
Photo: Cory Collins
St. John's Centre MHA Gerry Rogers aims to grow party for 2019
Apr 6
Photo: Glotman Simpson/Flickr
The government and Catherine Tait have committed to making local programming a priority for CBC. That will be hard, given the devastation local services have suffered over a number of decades.
Apr 5
In 1968 when an assassin killed Martin Luther King, the civil rights leader was becoming more radical. Today, prisons are at the heart of a new Jim Crow.
Apr 4
Martin Luther King' speaking during March on Washington,1963. Photo: Wikipedia Commons.
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., one of history's great orators, was murdered 50 years ago today, on April 4, 1968.
Apr 3
Photo: Toronto Police Chief Mark Stewart at a Black Votes Matter event in 2015. Photo: OFL Communications Department
Transparency shouldn't be optional -- especially when you carry a gun
Apr 2
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In Canada, July 1, 2018, could be the implementation date of Bill C-45, which could make marijuana legal in Canada for the first time in 94 years.
Mar 30
Squamish Nation member Clarissa Antone at Camp Cloud at the Kinder Morgan protest site. Photo: Megan Devlin
'A good reminder of why you're doing it': Ceremonies and teaching followed a week of demonstrations where 173 people were arrested in Burnaby.
Mar 29
Crowd taking part in Salt Spring-Kinder Morgan action. Photo: Christina Marshall/Leadnow Canada/Flickr
If protests in Burnaby continue to grow, and British Columbians continue to line up to be peacefully arrested, this is when Canadians will learn the real power of social license.
Mar 28
Photo: Jamie McCaffrey/Flickr
Polls show Doug Ford's Conservatives winning big in Ontario. A majority victory would not be all his doing, however. It would largely be a product of the electoral system.
Mar 27
Bringing stalking into the 'MeToo' conversation. Image: Creative Commons
Julie Lalonde talks about stalking, gendered violence, and the Outside of the Shadows project.