October 4
Dr. Sunera Thobani has faced storming derision since addressing a Women's Resistance conference on Monday in Ottawa. Opposing militaristic responses to the September 11 crisis, Dr. Thobani denounced
what's up listing October 3
World leaders will huddle in Qatar this November 9-13 for the first World Trade Organization Ministerial Conference since the 1999 Seattle flop. Once again, this meeting could spawn a new round of ne
October 2
Four more Canadian groups became <i>in cahoots</i> partners this September. By contributing to <i>rabble</i>, they help to sustain this rabble-rousing online magazine. We'd like you to meet them.
Sierra Club of Canada press release October 2
After a hearing tomorrow, the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission may permit Ontario Power Generation to restart four reactors at the Pickering "A" station near Toronto. The plant closed in December 1
what's up listing September 28
Disheartening numbers of women live within cycles of victimization and criminalization. Victims of violence can be re-victimized by a criminal justice system that's mandated to protect them. And crim
September 27
By signing the 1988 UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, Canada pledged action to protect specific rights that every child should enjoy. Sadly, since then, child poverty has risen by 40 per cent
IFAW Website September 27
It's a reality eclipsed by the enormity of human suffering. But what about all the pets lost in the evacuated sections of Manhattan since September 11? The area is a crime scene, so animal protection
NPI Newsletter #2 September 26
There's new energy building on Canada's Left, but it's mostly happening outside the New Democratic Party. So the party's renewal committee recently affirmed that <i>outreach</i> is the key to rebuild
Amnesty International September 25
Amnesty International
As the U.S. weighs options in its "new war," a humanitarian crisis is unfolding in Afghanistan. Fearing U.S. military strikes, hundreds of thousands of Afghans are heading for the border. But doors i
Maude Barlow's letter September 21
Grieving. Gripped with fear. So many of us. Maude Barlow sends us this impassioned letter. Four calls from the Council of Canadians chair ... First: resist the racist backlash rising in our midst. Se
Canadian Union of Public Employees September 18
A Senate committee examining Canadian health care appears set to push privatization. The committee is mandated to impartially examine "issues and options." But the Canadian Union of Public Employees
Council of Canadians press release September 17
In a letter to the U.S. Ambassador in Ottawa, Maude Barlow expressed grief for victims of the Sept. 11 tragedy. The Council of Canadians chair also challenged the U.S. to deny the terrorists their go
Amnesty International September 17
Amnesty International
While mourning the victims of last week's attacks in the U.S., Amnesty International warns that "international solidarity with the victims is not about seeking revenge but about cooperating within th
September 12
The head of Canada's largest union expressed grief after terrorist attacks killed thousands in New York and Washington. "We cannot begin to understand what has happened today in the United States," s
September 12
The President of the Canadian Auto Workers has expressed shock at yesterday's terrorist attacks on the U.S. Buzz Hargrove also called on CAW members to donate blood to help victims in New York and Wa
September 12
Amnesty International was quick to condemn yesterday's terrorist attacks on the U.S. as "the gravest abuses of fundamental human rights and basic principles of humanity." The world's leading defender
September 11
87,000 federal public servants have suspended all strike activity for the rest of the week, after today's terrorist attacks on New York and Washington. With security heightened at government offices,
September 10
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September 7
At this year's Canadian Auto Workers Convention, CAW editors pressed mikes into some familiar faces. Jaggi Singh remembered a summer of activist uprising and his arrest in Quebec City. Maude Barlow r
September 4
How'd you like to work 14 hours a day, seven days a week? A century and a half ago, that was the North American norm. We've come a long way since then, and we have the union movement to thank. This L
August 30
Seven more hard-toiling Canadian organizations became "in cahoots" partners this August. By contributing to rabble, they help to sustain this fiesty online magazine. We'd like you to meet them.
August 23
Did you know that British Columbia is home to more than 56,000 millionaires? As a percentage of all families (3.3%), that's more than any other province. Try reconciling that with the BC Liberals' wi
August 21
Need to renew your passport? Looking for a missing EI or pension cheque? Don't expect speedy service tomorrow. More than 50,000 Public Service Alliance of Canada workers will be staging their second
what's up August 17
Camp out in Ontario's Alquonquin Park for four days, sharing your campfire with a dozen high-profile guest speakers. It's a sublime setting for a workshop on forms of democracy. The Centre for Social
August 16
To guarantee life-and-limb essential services, governments sometimes limit workers' right to strike. Trade unionists usually accept this trade-off - in critical sectors. On Tuesday, BC's new Liberal
August 15
Three years ago, Canada's ecumenical community issued a sweeping call for social justice and renewal. As the Jubilee Initiative wraps up, a new article from Citizens for Public Justice reflects on it
August 13
When the New Politics Initiative (NPI) announced plans to create a new left party, many folks asked the same question: How will this be any different from the NDP? Part of the answer may be a new str
August 9
A bakery worker died of heat stroke Monday in Barrie, Ontario. Kim Warner, 44, died on the job at the Weston-owned Crissa Bakery. Warner's union is advising workers throughout South-Central Ontario t
August 8
Canada, the U.S. and Mexico agreed on July 31 to increase the "transparency" of tribunals that hear complaints pressed by corporations under the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). Calling t
August 3
The CRTC yesterday renewed broadcasting licenses for television stations controlled by CTV and CanWest Global. In doing so, the CRTC accepted the media conglomerates' plans to merge television and ne