Duncan Cameron January 22
Duncan Cameron
The U.S. remains the world's dominant power in every respect, with no serious rival. But that does not stop the U.S. from mounting campaigns of fear and paranoia about potential threats to its power.
Rick Salutin January 19
Brexit is hard to take your eyes off, and not just in a slo-mo train wreck way. The issues are difficult, and the more you try to position yourself, the spikier they get.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan January 17
The U.S. House of Representatives passed a resolution -- on Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday -- rejecting "White nationalism and White supremacy as hateful expressions of intolerance."
Linda McQuaig January 17
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau jumped on buying an aging, climate-destroying pipeline, but has shrugged and shown no interest in using taxpayer dollars to create a Canadian-owned automaker.
Brent Patterson January 16
Peace Brigades International provides needed security and support to those on the front lines as activists are killed in record numbers and climate breakdown intensifies.
Duncan Cameron January 15
Duncan Cameron
A core belief of neoliberal capitalists is that government budgets must be balanced to prevent the accumulation of public debt. But is public debt necessarily bad?
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan January 10
"If I can't dance, I don't want to be part of your revolution," are words attributed to thinker and social-justice activist Emma Goldman. The words were on full display in the U.S. Congress last week.
Duncan Cameron January 8
Duncan Cameron
The Liberals are in a tight race with the Conservatives. For Trudeau to prevail and form a second consecutive majority government, the NDP must lose seats to Liberals.
Rick Salutin January 5
Comedian Louis C.K.'s unsettling comeback prompts reflections on motives for withdrawing from the spotlight -- and the temptation to return. In this regard, could C.K. learn from pianist Glen Gould?
Monia Mazigh January 4
Monia Mazigh
As Canada heads into a federal election year, the Trudeau government has the opportunity to show moral conviction in global politics by supporting peace and democracy abroad.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan January 3
Netflix's decision to censor an episode of comedian Hasan Minhaj's series, blocking access to it within Saudi Arabia, has implications that ripple far beyond the borders of the Saudi dictatorship.
Rodrigo Samayoa, Digital Freedom Update January 2
If Canada is to remain at the forefront of innovation and freedom, we need a robust net neutrality framework that doesn't benefit those with deep pockets and vested interests.
Rick Salutin December 22
I'm not saying China is a mensch and we aren't. Yet it feels like Fu Manchu and the Yellow Peril are back. Where did they go, like Joe DiMaggio, so it seemed they'd vanished forever?
rabble staff December 21
A look back at the year as seen by our columnists, who cast a spotlight on the top issues concerning progressives in 2018.
Lois Ross December 21
In a historic decision this week, the United Nations General Assembly adopted the UN Declaration on the Rights of Peasants and Other People Working in Rural Areas (UNDROP).
Linda McQuaig December 20
By co-operating with the U.S. request to extradite Chinese executive Meng Wanzhou, Canada is enabling rogue and reckless behaviour by the Trump administration.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan December 20
Immigration policy is a matter of life and death, most tragically impacting the most vulnerable among us.
Safia J. Lakhani, Pro Bono December 20
Safia J. Lakhani
The Ford government's decision to revert back to the 1998 curriculum has produced considerable backlash from educators, parents, and students -- and has also triggered four separate legal challenges.
Duncan Cameron December 18
Duncan Cameron
Canada's decision to make nice with the U.S. by arresting Huawei's top financial executive -- knowing full well that China would be enraged over the arrest -- has serious political overtones.
Matthew Behrens December 14
While the Trudeau government has long boasted of employing a gendered lens to enact its policies, that analysis has certainly not applied to extradition.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan December 13
Among those gathered at the annual UN climate change summit are two young women, who have decided to devote their lives to reversing humanity's destructive addiction to fossil fuels.
Duncan Cameron December 11
Duncan Cameron
Why are tens of thousands of regular people, citizens of the French Republic, staging a democratic revolt against tax increases?
Rick Salutin December 9
Those of us who mostly observe and comment on the current crisis, or suite of crises, owe a debt to France's gilets jaunes, the yellow vests. They're clarifiers.
Monia Mazigh December 7
Monia Mazigh
Hate crimes in Canada have increased by 47 per cent in 2017, yet both Quebec Premier François Legault and Ontario Premier Doug Ford have remained silent about the disturbing surge in numbers.
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan December 6
As this week's national day of mourning concludes in the U.S. with the funeral of George H.W. Bush, the country's 41st president, labour activist Mother Jones' words are worth remembering.
Marianela Ramos Capelo, Digital Freedom Update December 5
There is a gray, Schrödinger's cat kind of area in copyright. Enter: "orphan works" -- works that are neither public nor quite owned by someone.
Duncan Cameron December 4
Duncan Cameron
In a surreal Buenos Aires ceremony, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and Prime Minister Justin Trudeau were photographed on either side of U.S. President Donald Trump.
Rick Salutin November 30
What term could you use to replace, say, socialism? How about -- socialism?
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan November 29
Grassroots organizing gets results but there is a huge amount of work yet to be done to ensure a fair, representative democracy with an engaged and empowered electorate.
Shelina Ali, Pro Bono November 29
The federal government is making a superficial effort to address the role of social media platforms in publishing false statements that undermine the democratic process.