modest proposal January 22
Photo: Julie Morrell/Twitter
Roberta Lexier | Divisions within and between social movements should be acknowledged and accepted as unavoidable and, in fact, essential for success.
rabble news January 22
Photo: Do We Need More Food?/YouTube
Peter Biesterfeld | The former Health Canada scientist and whistleblower was a hero of the non-GMO movement.
rabble series January 18
Photograph of The Reagans and Mulroneys in Quebec in 1985. Photo: U.S. National Archives and Records Administration
Karl Nerenberg | Brian Mulroney is remembered for his unctuous manner and the whiff of corruption that surrounded him. In fact, his was a consequential government. Part 2 of 2.
rabble series January 17
November 1988 federal election rally in Calgary. With Mayor Ralph Klein, Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, Premier Don Getty, and former Prime Minister Joe Clark
Karl Nerenberg | Brian Mulroney is remembered for his unctuous manner and the whiff of corruption that surrounded him. In fact, his was a consequential government. Part 1 of 2.
in their own words January 16
Anti-war activists in front of the Vancouver Art Gallery, invited for the rally in support of Iranian protesters, with a "US/NATO hands off Iran" banner, photographed as pro-US interventionists block them with the monarchist flag of Iran discarded in 1979.  Photo: Roberto Morago
Sara Sagaii, Nyusha Samiei | A statement to the progressive community in Canada that we weren’t able to read out at a Vancouver rally after being attacked
arts/media January 15
Insite Vancouver. Photo: Jonathan Dickinson
Tyson Kelsall | A former harm reduction worker reviews a reporter’s new book on how this part of Vancouver has progressed
rabble series January 12
Photo: Wikimedia
Karl Nerenberg | In 1998, it looked like Jean Chrétien and his Liberals could remain in power forever. With his response to the near loss of the 1995 referendum, however, Chrétien sowed the seeds of his party's demise
analysis January 10
Ahed Tamimi. Image: Haim Schwarczenberg/Wikimedia Commons.
Jonathan Cook | The 16-year-old Palestinian teenager has incensed right-wing Israeli politicians with her defiant dignity.
in their own words January 9
Photo: $15 & Fairness/Twitter
Peter Hogarth | ​Most Ontarians want minimum wage increases, but threats continue to be made by some employers.
rabble series January 8
Canada 2008: Prime Minister Stephen Harper at a meet-and-greet. Photo: Andrew d'Entremeont
Karl Nerenberg | Ten years ago we had a federal election, the great recession and a prorogation crisis. As well, Justin Trudeau won his first election.
rabble news January 3
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Meagan Gillmore | A look at the system that employs thousands of adults with intellectual disabilities and what comes next for them.
rabble news December 23
Stitch-by-Stitch's Unsettling Canada Day Sewing Circle was held in solidarity with Unsettling Canada 150 National Day of Action by Idle No More and Defenders of the Land. Photo: Elizabeth Littlejohn
Cathryn Atkinson | From Indigenous demands for respect and recognition, to Donald Trump's dog whistles to racists, to the Canadian housing crisis, to changes in the NDP, 2017 was a busy news year for rabble writers.
year in review December 23
Cardinal in the maple tree. Photo: Julie Falk/flickr
rabble staff | What had rabble's attention this year? Here's a look at the best of the best from all our sections and more.
rabble news December 22
Ontario colleges and supporters gathered at Queen’s Park on November 2. Photo: OPSEU/Twitter
Meagan Gillmore |'s outgoing labour reporter recaps some of the stories that mattered most in 2017.
rabble news December 22
Prime Minister Justin Trudeau in the Oval Office with President Donald Trump and his daughter Ivanka on February 13, 2017. Photo: Ivanka Trump/Twitter
Karl Nerenberg | The U.S. president has had an impact on Trudeau's policies. For example, Canada shelved plans to reform refugee law and thus roll back some of Harper's draconian measures.
politics December 22
The Leader of the Liberal Party of Canada, Justin Trudeau, and his wife, Sophie Grégoire-Trudeau, meet with his Highness the Aga Khan at the new Delegation of the Ismaili Imamat in Ottawa in 2015. Photo:
Karl Nerenberg | The PM vacationed at the expense of a person involved with a large NGO. Other NGOs should not be disadvantaged because they lack private islands to which to invite Justin Trudeau and family.
year in review December 22
Christmas Microphone. Photo: Max Pixel
Victoria Fenner | For your holiday listening, some wise words from people who believe that all is not lost. The struggle continues, and is far from over.
analysis December 21
Kyrgyzstan. Photo by Richard Raber
Richard Raber | Central Asia remains categorized simultaneously as intransigently stuck between the Soviet experience and the 21st century.
rabble news December 21
Photo courtesy of Gaetan Heroux
Gaetan Heroux | Hidden behind the doors of All Saints Church is the long history of the abandonment of Toronto's poor by all three levels of government.
opinion December 19
An anti-racism protest staged at the United States Embassy in Ottawa on Aug 22, 2017. Photo: Obert Madondo/Flickr
Sharon O Nyangweso | America's disease allows white Canadians to be ignorant and thoughtless regarding their own racist behaviour and history.
rabble news December 19
Meagan Gillmore | Both potential employees and employers need to overcome misconceptions of others about returning to the workforce.
rabble news December 18
Photo: CEZinc website
Meagan Gillmore | Workers at the CEZinc smelter voted 82 per cent in favour of the company's latest offer.
rabble news December 15
An arrest in London, Ontario. Photo: Toban B./Flickr
Meagan Gillmore | Changes to the province's human rights law would make it illegal to discriminate at work because of an individual's police records.
rabble news December 14
Photo: Paul B/Flickr
Karl Nerenberg | Canadian attitudes toward Indigenous peoples have only recently evolved. In the past, we believed, as one official told me, "the natives would not know how to flush toilets if they had them."
rabble news December 14
Former inmates have trouble finding work, whether at fast food restaurants, offices or factories. Photo: Daniel Lee/Flickr
Meagan Gillmore | In the first in a three-part series, a look at the challenges experienced by former prisoners looking for work in Canada.
analysis December 14
Shot of a cell block "range" at Millhaven Prison. Photo: The Government of Canada — The Correctional Investigator of Canada
Jarrod Shook, Bridget McInnis, Justin Piché, Kevin Walby | 'The Journal of Prisoners on Prisons' identifies several areas for changes to the laws, policies, and practices in the Canadian penal system to improve life and work inside federal penitentiaries.
for the sake of argument December 12
Photo: Twelve-year-old Timoci Naulusala of Fiji gave an impassioned speech to delegates at COP 23. Photo: @COP23/Twitter
David Bleakney | Avoidance and possibility in a burning world: our uncomfortable future demands that climate criminals not be enabled further while we carry our caps in hand with appeals to do the right thing.
rabble news December 8
Photo: Mike Seyfang/Twitter
Karl Nerenberg | The Parliamentary Budget Officer warns the funds budgeted for water infrastructure and maintenance in First Nations communities is inadequate to the need -- and to the government's own commitments.
rabble news December 7
Photo: UNWFP Nuturition Program. Rwanda/Flickr
Karl Nerenberg | Every year the UN's population agency reports on the world's population. This year's report focuses on the connection between poverty and lack of access to reproductive services.
rabble news December 5
Die-in Bourke Street Mall in Melbourne on Sunday April 5, 2009. Photo: Takver/Flickr
Karl Nerenberg | While Parliament honours the anti-nuclear campaign, the Trudeau government refuses to join the effort of more than 120 countries to ban nuclear weapons. Critics wonder why.