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The Views Expressed

The Views Expressed here showcase a variety of progressive voices from critics, writers, thinkers and activists across Canada. You'll find ideas and commentary on politics, cultural happenings, activist actions and more! Submissions can be sent to [url=mailto:editor@rabble.ca]editor@rabble.ca[/url]. The [i]rabble.ca[/i] editorial team promises to read them all, and publish our favourites.
Blog - The Views Expressed February 28
Leaving Corner Brook, Newfoundland. Photo: Harry and Rowena Kennedy/Flickr
Ed Finn | Now in his 90s, writer Ed Finn shares an excerpt from his memoir, a look at his grandfather who died in 1937.
Blog - The Views Expressed February 7
Photo: Paul Downey
Ed Finn | Who benefits from government priorities? Usually just the rich and powerful.
Blog - The Views Expressed February 7
Harvey Weinstein, former chairman, The Weinstein Company. Photo: Thomas Hawk
Peggy Nash | Media attention on Hollywood's abusers will lessen, but the need to take action to end harassment and abuse will not.
Blog - The Views Expressed February 6
Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump, left, gives his running mate, Indiana Governor Mike Pence, a thumbs up after Pence addressed the Republican National Convention. Photo: A. Shaker/VOA
Jeff Shantz | A new book by pollster Michael Adams explores data to find out if Canada could succumb to xenophobic populism on a mass scale.
Blog - The Views Expressed January 24
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
Bruce Campbell | The Quebec town's citizens were not protected from unsafe transportation conditions which remain in place today. They deserve justice.
Blog - The Views Expressed January 4
plate 26 of Jerusalem the Emanation of the Giant Albion by William Blake. Photo: Wikimedia
Ed Finn | Creating an anthology of famous and not-so-famous poems on justice for humanity is thought provoking and inspiring.
Blog - The Views Expressed December 20
B.C. premier John Horgan at the press conference announcing the government will complete Site C construction. Photo: Government of British Columbia
Salman Zafar | There are times when you think the NDP has changed. But then you get a stark reminder that it hasn't.
Blog - The Views Expressed December 15
Photo: Richard Amasia/Flicker
Ed Finn | With more than a million Canadian kids living in poverty, giving them food and toys over the holidays is not enough.
Blog - The Views Expressed December 4
Welcome to the land of freedom
Jade Saab | What three years in the ubiquitous "West" has taught me.
Blog - The Views Expressed November 24
Dawn at Lapa Rios on the south end of the Osa Peninsula in Costa Rica. Photo: joiseyshowaa/Flickr
Ed Finn | The happiest countries in the world are not necessarily the richest, but those with truly democratic governments.
Blog - The Views Expressed November 17
McGill University campus. Photo: Ken Chaplin
Ehab Lotayef | Was the administration's behaviour revealing interference and intimidation meant to silence dissent?
Blog - The Views Expressed November 10
Ed Finn | ​Secreting wealth in tax havens deprives Canadian governments of massive amounts of tax revenue every year.
Blog - The Views Expressed November 7
Rally4Faculty at Queen's Park on Nov. 2. Photo: @OPSEU/Twitter
Thomas Ponniah | The Ontario colleges strike presents all of us with a fundamental question: what kind of society do we want to live in?
Blog - The Views Expressed November 6
Scrabble tiles
Ed Finn | Anyone who makes a living from writing English will come to enjoy the many ways our language can be transformed into clever, ingenious, witty, and pleasurable forms of wordplay.
Blog - The Views Expressed November 6
Generation Nutrition program for Canadian schools. Photo: Action Against Hunger
Danny Glenwright | Policymakers must make it easier to educate children and families as the government finalizes this country's first national food policy
Blog - The Views Expressed November 2
Roger Waters. Photo: Erik F. Brandsborg, Aktiv I Oslo.no/Flickr
Libby Davies | Pink Floyd front man talked about his commitment to the Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions movement in solidarity with Palestinians
Blog - The Views Expressed October 3
Ed Finn | Instead of being troubled by Donald Trump's threat to withdraw from NAFTA, Chrystia Freeland should be preparing to withdraw Canada
Blog - The Views Expressed September 27
Cannabis. Photo: Interiorrain/flickr
Stephanie Lake | In its current form, Ontario's cannabis legislation doesn't address the complexities of what it means to protect all young people and prioritize their rights to make decisions around their health.
Blog - The Views Expressed September 21
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at the UN General Assembly in New York. Photo: Adam Scotti/PMO
Scott Fenwick | As the Rohingya crisis in Myanmar deepens, Canada must amplify its voice as much as possible to rally the world in ending this crisis, widely viewed as an organized ethnic cleansing.
Blog - The Views Expressed September 20
At the Port Hardy bus station, prior to departure for Campbell River and Nanaimo. Photo: Stephen Rees/flickr
Amanda West | The quality of life of rural-dwelling British Columbians is being thrown under the bus. We can only hope that our provincial and federal politicians are finally paying attention.
Blog - The Views Expressed September 15
UN Ambassador Nikki Haley meets Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu at his office in Jerusalem, June 7, 2017. Photo: U.S. Embassy Tel Aviv/flickr
Miranda Gallo | The "singling out Israel" accusation is a decades-old tactic that Israel's proponents use almost any time that Israel is challenged on its human rights record.
Blog - The Views Expressed September 15
Memorial for Heather Heyer in downtown Charlottesville. Photo: Bob Mical/flickr
Jade Saab | It is time to make it clear that not all ideas are held equal, and therefore are not all deserving of the platforms they seek, and to refresh people's memories as to why.
Blog - The Views Expressed September 12
Caroline Grego | Catastrophic storms and other disasters are not anomalies but signs that systems of environmental exploitation, corporate greed, and laissez-faire government are working exactly as they should be.
Blog - The Views Expressed September 6
Chris Watson | At stake in the niqab debate is Canada's and the NDP's commitment to the equality and dignity of persons and the freedom of expression, freedom of association and freedom of religion.
Blog - The Views Expressed September 2
Ed Finn | The social, environmental, and financial excesses of the corporate elite are becoming more obvious all the time, making it easier to expose their antics and fight back.
Blog - The Views Expressed September 1
Steven Tufts | 700 workers at Toronto Pearson International Airport have been on strike since July 27th. This little strike has larger ramifications for airport industrial relations and its 50,000 workers.
Blog - The Views Expressed August 31
Tom Parkin | Since NDP leadership candidate Guy Caron provoked this uncomfortable but necessary debate, New Democrats on twitter or other social media have equated secularism with racism.
Blog - The Views Expressed August 28
Ed Finn | One of the reasons -- arguably the main reason -- why the big transnational corporations are now running the world is because most people don't believe they are.
Blog - The Views Expressed August 26
Image: Flickr/Jeff Djevdet​
Erin Weir | In 2015 Liberals overtook the NDP as the progressive alternative to Conservatives because the NDP didn't put forward a fiscal plan to pay for ambitious improvements to public services, income support.
Blog - The Views Expressed August 24
Creative Commons photo by Marc Pether-Longman
Vlad Bunea | The actions of mining company Gabriel Resources in Romania is a case study of how global capitalism extracts wealth from poor countries.

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