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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.
Mar 31
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A managed decline would offer security and ease transition to a zero-carbon economy.
Mar 30
A worker protest at Amazon in Minnesota, December 2018. Image: Fibonacci Blue/Flickr
The coronavirus pandemic has made unjust power relations all the more evident, but how can we organize while self-isolating at home?
Mar 27
President Donald Trump participates in a governors' video teleconference about COVID-19 on Thursday, March 26, 2020, in the White House Situation Room. Image: Shealah Craighead/White House/Flickr
The simple fact is that if there is any plausible danger of the virus spreading from one country to the other, that danger all flows one way -- from the south to the north.
Mar 26
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Despite the pandemic, the production of F-35 fighter jets continues in Italy and the U.S., while Quebec deems "defence manufacturing" an essential service.
Mar 24
President Donald Trump holds a copy of the president's coronavirus guidelines brochure at a coronavirus (COVID-19) update briefing on Monday, March 23, 2020, in the White House. Image: Shealah Craighead/White House/Flickr
On the same day Trump was announcing that the economy takes precedence over people's lives, Trudeau was scolding fellow citizens who refuse to follow strict social distancing guidelines.
Mar 23
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau. Image: Justin Trudeau/Twitter
Canadians have little appetite for political sniping in the current health crisis -- even Conservatives are now playing nice.
Mar 20
NDP Leader Jagmeet Singh. Image: Jagmeet Singh/Facebook
The NDP's main and most urgent request is that the government start taking practical steps to put its emergency fiscal measures into action immediately.
Mar 19
Image: Justin Trudeau/Twitter
After the immediate health emergency ends, government will need to step up with an ambitious, longer-term reconstruction program, centred on the lasting expansion of public services.
Mar 17
Federal Health Minister Patty Hajdu. Image: Patty Hajdu/Twitter
Most Canadian workers do not have paid sick leave, and those who benefit from such leave are disproportionately in the upper income category.
Mar 13
SARS-CoV-2 (orange) -- also known as 2019-nCoV, the virus that causes COVID-19. Image: NIAID/Flickr
For seven decades, Connaught Labs performed brilliantly on the national and international stage, contributing to medical breakthroughs and developing affordable treatments and vaccines.
Mar 11
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In 2009, when H1N1 attacked Canada, it was Indigenous people, particularly those in the North, who paid the highest price.
Mar 8
Image: Justin Trudeau/Twitter
Trudeau's lasting legacy must not be his desire to advance women's rights. His legacy must be that he truly succeeded in advancing women's rights and gender equality.
Mar 6
Image: The White House/Flickr
A healthy populace with regular access to affordable health care is the best defence against epidemics like the COVID-19 outbreak.
Mar 4
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In the name of "we can't afford it," ordinary citizens in the U.S. and Canada have been cheated out of the services they need to live healthy lives.
Mar 3
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While the Broadcasting and Telecommunications Legislative Review panel made some positive suggestions, it also made recommendations that could undermine media independence and free speech.

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