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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 - Yves Engler's Blog September 6
Image: Facebook/Edmonton Strathcona Federal NDP
Yves Engler | Having failed to deter Ashton from expressing support for the Palestinian cause by associating her with "terrorists," B'nai Brith brought the Holocaust into the NDP leadership race.
Blog - David Suzuki September 5
2007 Tabasco flood. Image: Flickr/Huitzil
David Suzuki | As climate disruption accelerates in concert with still-increasing greenhouse gas emissions, people are looking for ways to protect cities from events like flooding.
Blog - September 4
Image: Flickr/European External Action Service
Thomas Woodley | Israel's school textbooks have the same and sometimes worse problems than Palestinian school textbooks.
Blog - Pulpit and Politics September 4
Unions are good for individuals, communities and society at large.
Dennis Gruending | It's Labour Day this week and the message is that unions are good for individuals, for communities and for society at large.
Blog - Alberta Diary September 4
Rachel Notley & friends at last year's EDLC Labour Day BBQ (Photo: David Climenhaga)
David J. Climenhaga | Passage of the Fair and Family-friendly Workplaces Act on June 6 finally dragged Alberta labour law into the 20th Century -- less than two decades into the 21st!
Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog September 4
Barb Byers | On this Labour Day I wish you all the chance, like me, of being an activist in your organizations and your communities.
Blog - Activist Communiqué September 3
Krystalline Kraus | After the G20 protests in Toronto and the ensuing lawsuits, the Toronto police have promised to use kettling as a technique of crowd control. But that doesn't mean activists are 100% safe.
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 - Alberta Diary September 2
John Heaney
David J. Climenhaga | John Heaney will be replaced as chief of staff by Nathan Rotman, who has worked as issues management director of the Premier’s Office and chief of staff to Finance Minister Joe Ceci.
Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog September 1
rabble staff | Amy Goodman, American broadcast journalist, syndicated columnist, investigative reporter and author of six books will be speaking as part of rabble.ca's fall fundraiser.
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 - Pulpit and Politics September 1
Sir John A Macdonald. Was he a founding father, a racist, or both? Some want his name removed from buildings. Image: Dennis Gruending
Dennis Gruending | Sir John A. Macdonald: Was he a founding father, a racist, or both? Some want his name removed from buildings.
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 - rabble.ca's staff blog August 31
Pam Palmater | What we need in Canada is an independent media system that is tuned to the activism that fights for a more just, wise, and equal world.
Blog - Yves Engler's Blog August 31
Image: Wikimedia Commons
Yves Engler | The former Nobel Peace Prize winner was an aggressive militarist and imperialist. There is even a case to be made that the former prime minister could be posthumously tried for war crimes.
Blog - August 31
UNRWA refugee shelters, school and mosque in Rafah, Gaza. Image: Flickr/ISM Palestine  Like this article? Please chip in to keep stories like these coming.
Thomas Woodley | Canada must protect its aid program from mean-spirited and prejudiced domestic influences.
Blog - Activist Communiqué August 31
Image: Flickr/Alisdare Hickson
Krystalline Kraus | If you think that you're the only one who has been worried about the Make America Hate movement in the United States and are struggling to find a way to get involved, to act, you are not alone.
Blog - David Suzuki August 30
 Image: Flickr/Mike Mozart
David Suzuki | Although Exxon knew of and communicated internally about its product's climate impacts and the danger of it becoming a "stranded asset," it told the public a different story.
Blog - On The Other Hand August 30
Image: Wikimedia Commons/Oxfam East Africa
Penney Kome | Bystanders can and do change history. And we are all bystanders as our global neighbours suffer the scourges of war, disease, and famine.
Blog - Nora Loreto's blog August 28
Image: Wikimedia Commons
Nora Loreto | This isn't really a struggle over monuments, it's a struggle over public space: does the public have a right to determine what is placed our public spaces?
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 - Alberta Diary August 28
Sarah Hoffman
David J. Climenhaga | Rolled out skillfully, because most Albertans are not fools, a sales tax might be more saleable than either major party imagines -- especially in light of the alternatives.
Blog - August 27
Thomas Woodley | There are strong historic and political reasons for Canadian aid to Palestinian refugees, despite what critics might say.
Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog 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 - Pulpit and Politics August 25
Even after a neo-Nazi rally in Charlottesville, white evangelical leaders continue to support Donald Trump.
Dennis Gruending | Even after Donald Trump's support for neo-Nazis in Charlottesville, white evangelical leaders continue to support him.
Blog - Yves Engler's Blog August 25
Image: Wikimedia Commons/Chatham House, London​
Yves Engler | From applauding questionable elections to commemorating Liberation Day, Canada's High Commissioner has provided various forms of ideological support to Rwanda's dictator.
Blog - rabble.ca's staff blog August 24
Amira Elghawaby | By supporting rabble, you are supporting an independent, progressive, and ethical media platform.
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.
Blog - The Views Expressed August 24
Mortar and pestle with pills. Photo: Pixabay
Ed Finn | Medicare originated at the provincial, not federal level -- in Saskatchewan. So could the extension of public health care to include prescription drugs, and even dental and vision coverage.

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