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Judy Rebick's Blog

Judy Rebick is one of Canada's most celebrated and well-known feminist thinkers, critics and writers. She is the founder of rabble.ca.
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Judy Rebick | Given all the attention to International Women's Day this year, Judy Rebick is sharing a chapter of her book Ten Thousand Roses on how IWD came to be celebrated in Canada.
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Photo: Ursula Franklin
Judy Rebick | Ursula Franklin's brilliance, courage and kindness were in equal measure. She helped to shape feminism in Canada ensuring that it was also a movement for peace and justice.
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Judy Rebick | With the incessant polling and pundits, there are still some scenarios that no-one is talking about. Judy Rebick looks at the options and suggests we look again before we leap to strategic voting.
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Judy Rebick | The Leap Manifesto is the visionary platform we need to bring together all of our movements into a diverse, pluralistic, democratic project to save the planet and everyone on it.
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Judy Rebick | On Saturday July 5, the March for Jobs, Justice and Climate led by Indigenous contingents will be the start of a new movement bringing together major forces in the struggle for transformative change.
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Judy Rebick | It didn't feel like the other historic marches. This one had the flair of the environmentalists instead of the anger of social justice or feminist activists but no doubt it was a turning point.
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Judy Rebick | In honour of International Women's Day, the Canadian Media Guild asked Judy Rebick to write about her experiences as a female journalist in the 1960s.
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Photo: flickr/Pink Sherbet Photography
Judy Rebick | What has changed in Canadian society 25 years after the Montreal Massacre? In the wake of the Ghomeshi scandal, MMIW and continued systemic oppression, it doesn't seem like much.
Blog - Judy Rebick's Blog September 26
Judy Rebick | More than 40 days into their incarceration, it is becoming clearer that a more aggressive strategy is needed to free John Greyson and Tarek Loubani.
Blog - Judy Rebick's Blog July 1
Judy Rebick | An argument against Canadian nationalism. If we want to transform society to be more just and more equal, we have to change the unjust foundation of colonialism on which this country stands.
Blog - Judy Rebick's Blog April 8
Judy Rebick | When Margaret Thatcher was first elected in 1979, some thought she would pave the way for other women leaders. Here's my favourite story about her showing quite the opposite.
Blog - Judy Rebick's Blog March 8
Judy Rebick | On IWD, Judy Rebick is thinking that Idle No More is showing the way forward for the women's movement.
Blog - Judy Rebick's Blog January 8
Judy Rebick | Idle No More is as important or more important than the civil rights movement and the women's movement before it. It is a profound social movement that is already having tremendous success.
Blog - Judy Rebick's Blog December 31
Photo: Forgetthebox.net
Judy Rebick | For this old activist, it's been an inspiring year. In face of the most terrible right-wing government in our history, new movements are emerging. I am looking forward to 2013. Happy New Year.
Blog - Judy Rebick's Blog December 24
Judy Rebick | My letter was published today, Dec. 24, in the Globe and Mail, minus the last line which appears here.
Blog - Judy Rebick's Blog November 21
Judy Rebick | As you have heard many other places, this is not a war. This is a terror attack by one of the most powerful military forces in the world against an almost defenceless peoples.
Blog - Judy Rebick's Blog October 5
Judy Rebick | The Quebec Maple Spring is the most successful social movement in Canada in a generation. Its most visible spokesperson is now sharing their ideas with us in English Canada. Don't miss it.
Blog - Judy Rebick's Blog May 29
Judy Rebick | On Wednesday May 30, people across Canada will join the people across Quebec demonstrating our solidarity with the brave determined students.
Blog - Judy Rebick's Blog March 25
Judy Rebick | Mulcair's victory as leader of the NDP is not so much a defeat of the party establishment as it is a sign of the failure of the old left to unite with the new left to transform the party.
Blog - Judy Rebick's Blog March 22
Judy Rebick | It was the largest demonstration I've ever been on, maybe the largest one in Canadian history. More than 200,000 Quebec students and their allies hit the streets to protest tuition hikes.
Blog - Judy Rebick's Blog March 12
Photo: Mouvements/Library and Archives Canada
Judy Rebick | Madeleine Parent, one of our greatest activists, passed away last night in Montreal after a long illness. She was 93 years old.
Blog - Judy Rebick's Blog March 12
Judy Rebick | When my publisher Penguin suggested I write a "special e-book" about Occupy in October, I rushed right in. Occupy This! was just published or posted or whatever you call it.
Blog - Judy Rebick's Blog November 24
Judy Rebick | The eviction of Occupy Toronto was sad, inspiring and beautiful all at the same time. The Occupiers created such an atmosphere of care that even the police respected it.
Blog - Judy Rebick's Blog October 3
Judy Rebick | Nancy Riche, a fiery activist for women and workers, died on Saturday in Newfoundland. Her outspoken advocacy and humour will be sorely missed.
Blog - Judy Rebick's Blog August 24
Jack Layton during the 2011 federal election campaign. Photo: Matt Jiggins/flickr
Judy Rebick | What is it about Jack Layton that has caused the extraordinary outpouring of love and profound feelings of loss across the country?
Blog - Judy Rebick's Blog June 15
Judy Rebick | Defenders of the Land are working across the numerous divisions created by colonialist structures to build strategies and solidarity among all indigenous peoples.
Blog - Judy Rebick's Blog June 3
Judy Rebick, Brigette DePape | Parliamentary page Brigette Marcelle held up a 'Stop Harper' sign on the floor of the Senate in an unprecedented protest during the throne speech.
Blog - Judy Rebick's Blog June 2
One hoax to rule them all: The Hobbit movie tar sands hoax revealed. Photo: Erin Byrnes
Judy Rebick | A tale of dirty oil, a Hollywood blockbuster, Yes Men shenanigans, the ever-helpful media, and activist geniuses who spun out a joke to make a serious point.
Blog - Judy Rebick's Blog May 5
Judy Rebick, Caroline Castonguay-Boisvert | Several Quebecoise responded to my blog the morning after the election. Caroline Castonguay-Boisvert was one of them.
Blog - Judy Rebick's Blog May 3
Judy Rebick | The Conservatives won their majority but the NDP are the Official Opposition for the first time in history. Victories for the Left as well as the Right so why do I feel so bad?