rabble news May 26
Photo: twitter/@KevinShimmin
Sophia Reuss | Actions in Ottawa and Montreal target CANSEC 2016 and Canada's involvement in the global arms trade, specifically the controversial deal with Saudi Arabia.
arts/media May 26
Photo: Rachel Sanders
Megan Devlin, Rachel Sanders | With a revitalized mural program and rumours of an upcoming mural festival, Vancouver is seeing more colour on its streets and will hopefully start to shed its reputation as "no fun city."
rabble news May 25
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Kylie Kendall | The abortion drug Mifepristone will soon be available in Canada. However prohibitive restrictions from Health Canada may temper the drug's overall effectiveness and use.
briefly May 24
Photo: flickr/Tony Webster
Teuila Fuatai | After four months on strike, the Halifax Chronicle Herald newspaper company has agreed to meet with its striking workers on Friday. The workers' union states it doesn't have "high expectations."
rabble news May 24
Image: Amanda Taylor
Albert Van Santvoort | Some members of the transgender community can't help but feel institutionally overlooked after the 2016 census failed to include options for transgender people.
rabble news May 21
Photo by Ion Etxebarria
Sophia Reuss | The majority of co-ops face expiring operating agreements. Once the funding runs dry, more than 50,000 Canadians will face a housing crisis.
rabble news May 20
Image: Flickr/Joka Madruga
Cory Collins | Amidst a dire economic situation and Rousseff's suspension in Brazil, Venezuela declares a state of emergency and accuses the U.S. of a coup plot.
briefly May 19
Rueben George about to talk to media about the NEB recommendation.
Michael Stewart | "This issue is too important to leave up to industry or politicians to decide," said Dogwood campaigner Kai Nagata.
rabble interview May 19
Photo: Tania Liu/flickr
Teuila Fuatai | Qualifying for employment insurance based on your postal code is not working. Carleton University economist Frances Woolley discusses why with rabble labour reporter Teuila Fuatai.
briefly May 19
Image: Facebook/Gaetan Barrette
Sophia Reuss | Demonstrations and fundraising continues in Quebec City to save the Cooperative de solidarité SABSA from closing its doors due to lack of funding.
analysis May 19
Image: Facebook/Sadiq Khan
Neil Faulkner | London's newly elected mayor Sadiq Khan might indicate a victory for multiculturalism and anti-racism, but he also represents New Labour's degraded neoliberalism.
rabble news May 18
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Teuila Fuatai | Canada's postal system is under review, and creating a postal banking system is a major talking point. rabble labour reporter Teuila Fuatai looks at how postal banking has worked out in New Zealand.
briefly May 17
Sophia Reuss | #StatusNow actions during Parliament's review of the TFWP will demand reforms that grant temporary foreign workers mobility, voice and equality.
analysis May 16
Saskatchewan Premier Brad Wall
Teuila Fuatai | The Liberals' extended employment insurance benefits to regions suffering higher-than-normal jobless rates have reignited a debate around the entire program. rabble's labour reporter investigates.
rabble news May 16
Image: Alyse Kotyk
Alyse Kotyk | Over 800 Canadians, organized by Greenpeace and 350.org, took action outside a Kinder Morgan facility in Burnaby, B.C. as part of the international Break Free from Fossil Fuel movement.
politics May 16
Resh Budhu | On May 19, Canada's Parliamentary Poet Laureate George Elliott Clarke joins educators and activists to speak to the theme of Canada: A Different Story at the fourth annual Tommy Douglas Institute.
rabble news May 13
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Sophia Reuss | FRAPRU organized a week of occupation across Quebec to demand recognition of the right to housing and increases in government funding for social housing.
rabble series May 12
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Jennifer Dalton | Indigenous electoral disengagement is rooted in discrimination and marginalization, which have perpetuated alienation and discouraged Indigenous people from participating in Canadian elections.
rabble interview May 12
Photo: flickr/rabble.ca
A. Splawinski | Janaya Khan, an organizer with the Toronto chapter of #BlackLivesMatter, discusses interacting with the media, the Freedom School, and how boxing can teach people more than just how to throw a punch.
rabble news May 10
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Laura Brightwell | Last Monday, an arsonist attacked Canada's only sex reassignment surgery provider, and no one is talking about it.
rabble news May 9
Photo by Ion Etxebarria, Concordia University Television (CUTV)
Sophia Reuss | Solidarity Across Borders staged an occupation of the Montreal office of the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) on Tuesday, May 3 to demand status for all.
analysis May 9
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Mathieu Murphy-Perron | Pierre Karl Péladeau resigned abruptly last week from the Parti québécois. Mathieu Murphy-Perron addresses what this means for Quebec politics, and he does not mince his words.
in their own words May 9
Photo: flickr/Fotomovimiento
Nikolaos Gryspolakis | Nikolaos Gryspolakis gives his first-hand account of participating in the refugee solidarity movement in Greece. Here he shares refugees' stories and his experience during this time.
briefly May 6
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Teuila Fuatai | A new collective agreement for the Toronto City public library workers is in the final steps of ratification.
rabble news May 6
Photo credit: Dusty Lane Photography
Teuila Fuatai | Suncor Energy has ceased operations due to safety concerns for employees and has begun demobilizing non-critical staff.
rabble interview May 6
Photo: flickr/Lenee Son
A. Splawinski | An interview with Janaya Khan, an organizer with BLMTO, about how they address criticism, how activism differs in Canada vs. the U.S. and how diverse tactics are necessary to achieve Black liberation.
rabble news May 3
Photo: flickr/Province of British Columbia
Alyse Kotyk | Trudeau said working with the provinces and territories will be the cornerstone of the climate change approach. But B.C. is ignoring recommendations that could limit carbon pollution. What now?
rabble news May 2
Photo: TAWC: Toronto Airport Workers' Council facebook group
Teuila Fuatai | Toronto airport workers celebrated May Day with a rally demanding equal pay for equal work, $15 minimum wage, sick days and an end to precarious work.
rabble news April 29
Sarah Beuhler | A new pilot project in B.C. aims to address the risks associated with work and raise awareness about young workers' rights in the workplace.
rabble news April 29
Lenée Son | The Council of Mothers and its supporters have ended their occupation of INAC Vancouver after Carolyn Bennett and Mélanie Joly agreed to meet with the group and discuss their demands.