politics October 15
House of Commons.
Karl Nerenberg | Making a distinction between the executive and legislative branches, the Supreme Court recently ruled the federal government doesn't always have to consult Indigenous people. The distinction is flawed
rabble news October 12
Members of the Canadian Supreme Court.
Karl Nerenberg | The Supreme Court’s 7-2 decision this week that says the federal government does not have the duty to consult Indigenous people when drafting laws, includes a powerful opposing opinion.
politics October 11
Toronto skyline Source City of Toronto/Flickr
Phillip Dwight Morgan | As the Toronto election campaign heads into its final days, writer Phillip Morgan looks at how the democratic system is failing the city
rabble news October 10
Photo: UN Climate Change Flickr
Karl Nerenberg | As some politicians continue to hammer at their who-cares-about-climate-change message while making headlines, the complex news of failing to curb carbon emissions receives a lot less coverage.
politics October 4
John Tory/Facebook
Phillip Dwight Morgan | The CBC points to Tory's refusal to participate, but the move raises questions about how the media frames coverage and contributes to influencing outcomes.
politics October 3
Christina Marshall/Leadnow Canada/Flickr
Karl Nerenberg | Federal government appoints former Supreme Court justice to lead the talks on how to accommodate concerns of the affected First Nations.
politics October 2
CAQ leader François Legault addresses supporters election night.  François Legault's official page/Facebook
Karl Nerenberg | Coalition Avenir Québec leader François Legault swept to power Monday with a convincing majority, leaving the two traditional provincial parties -- the PQ and Liberals -- shattered.
arts/media September 27
Dana Ewachow | From fiction to the media, portrayals of student-teacher relationships tend to favour the perspective of the older, more powerful party.
analysis September 27
Torndao damage in west end Ottawa. Photo credit: John Wilson/Facebook
Karl Nerenberg | While climate change related events ravage citizens' lives, Ontario Premier Ford and his enablers gleefully attack virtually all measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
rabble interview September 20
Rosemary Frei | This collection of essays reveals how pension fund capitalism is robbing Canadians of safe and affordable infrastructure, and what can be done to stop this.
rabble series September 20
Photo courtesy of D!ONNE Renée's election campaign
Phillip Dwight Morgan | For mayoral candidate D!ONNE Renée, Toronto still presents many barriers to people's livelihoods. As mayor she would bring an inclusive vision for the city's future.
rabble news September 14
Members of Women Transforming Cities at Hot Pink Paper launch. Photo: Tania Ehret
Tania Ehret | As Vancouver gears up for its 2018 election on October 20, local women's organization Women Transforming Cities launch their Hot Pink Paper on women-friendly policies in municipal politics.
politics September 14
Ontario Premier Doug Ford stands in the Ontario legislature. Photo: Premier of Ontario Photography/Flickr
Karl Nerenberg | Doug Ford intends to use the Constitution's notwithstanding clause to circumvent a court ruling preventing him from cutting Toronto city council, but he has not countered any of the judge's points.
rabble series September 12
Photo credit: Wooden Panda
Phillip Dwight Morgan | A proud alumnus of WomenWinTO, Toronto mayoral candidate Saron Gebresellassi spent more than a year planning her run and boasts over a decade of community organizing experience.
politics September 6
Rally against Kinder Morgan oil pipeline on Burnaby Mountain. Photo: Mark Klotz/Flickr
Karl Nerenberg | The Federal Court of Appeal decision on Trans Mountain condemns a patronizing consultation process with First Nations. Can Trudeau correct that, and protect the B.C. coast?
politics August 20
Premier Ford, joined by Minister of Finance, Vic Fedeli, and Minister of Government and Consumer Services, Todd Smith, at the government's Buck-a-Beer announcement. Photo: Premier of Ontario Photography/flickr
Karl Nerenberg | Premier Ford has spent nearly two months undermining the environment, welfare and refugees, breaking more than a few promises along the way. His admirers say that means he is decisive.
opinion August 10
Riot police confront demonstration. Photo: looking4poetry/Flickr
Humberto DaSilva | Extreme intolerance seems to be the 0.0001%'s new tack to ensure the energy of all the growing underclasses are not misdirected at them.
politics August 8
Photo: Elizabeth Littlejohn
Nisha Toomey, Sharmeen Khan | When we demand that immigrant families stay together, we mean they should be free together. Families should live in safety and should not live under the terror of being separated.
rabble news August 8
Mexican government photo of Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland and Mexican president-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador on July 25.
José Luis Granados Ceja | A review of Canada's adventures in imperialism and colonialism following the meeting between Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland and Mexican president-elect Andrés Manuel López Obrador.
arts/media August 2
From left to right: Natalie Hanna, Sarah  Waisvisz, Sarah Kabamba, Manahil Bandukwala, Sanita Fejsic. Photo: Marie-Pierre Daigle
Clarissa Fortin | The Ottawa literary magazine now raising funds to deliver new special issue called Dis(s)ent.
in their own words July 31
Photo: The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives
Kate McInturff | The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternative mourns the loss of feminist researcher and scholar Kate McInturff.
opinion July 30
Vintage Racist Sun button. Photo: York University Libraries
Humberto DaSilva | If you ever wondered what you would do if you lived in 1935 Germany, it’s an easy question to answer. Look at what you are doing today.
for the sake of argument July 24
Michael Laxer | The next time you hear about someone wounding or killing five or 10 or 15 people in a community in Canada or the United States you won't even have to think about one aspect of it.
rabble news July 23
Meg Borthwick | With 250 participants currently registered, the NDP-led movement’s online seminars are presenting women with solid tools and strategies for succeeding in electoral politics.
in their own words July 20
Photo: Charles McVety on Twitter
Antonia Zerbisias | Charles McVety, the so-called “evangelical leader” who delivered unto Doug Ford a social conservative Christian base, is less about loving the poor and disadvantaged and more about promoting hate.
analysis July 19
Toronto Transit Commission Board Meeting - June 12, 2018. Photo: Toronto Transit Commission
Rosemary Frei | Part Two: Going Green at the Toronto Transit Commission should not be done at the expense of best practice or due diligence.
rabble interview July 18
Image: Flickr/SFU library
Tavleen Purewal | The author discusses his new book, I've Been Meaning To Tell You, which is written as a letter to his daughter.
analysis July 18
Photo: TTC’s Vehicles Program head Bem Case by Rosemary Frei
Rosemary Frei | Part one: New information, including FOI requested documents, suggests political pressure is at play when it comes to assessing analysis that compares the options for pricey green-bus technology.
in their own words July 17
Photo: Patrick Feller/Flickr
Carmela Hutchison | Her father, believing he acted out of "mercy" when he killed her, was judge, jury and executioner. Now he says he is being victimized because his second-degree murder conviction is public record.
in their own words July 16
Photo: Rick Chung/Flickr
Jessica Parish | For my final two years of my PhD I decided I’d rather bartend than teach in the post-secondary sector. Why? Because I needed time and money to continue writing and bartending made better sense.

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