rabble news April 5
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Karl Nerenberg | In 1968 when an assassin killed Martin Luther King, the civil rights leader was becoming more radical. Today, prisons are at the heart of a new Jim Crow.
analysis April 3
Photo: Toronto Police Chief Mark Stewart at a Black Votes Matter event in 2015/OFL Communications Department
Phillip Dwight Morgan | Strategic silences, Twitter feuds, and poor accountability mark the Toronto Police.
rabble news March 30
Squamish Nation member Clarissa Antone at Camp Cloud at the Kinder Morgan protest site. Photo: Megan Devlin
Megan Devlin | 'A good reminder of why you're doing it': Ceremonies and teaching followed a week of demonstrations where 173 people were arrested in Burnaby.
book review March 29
Christina Turner | A clunky novel with a compelling premise by Ausma Zehanat Khan, it is a thriller set in the world of a refugee camp in Greece.
analysis March 28
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Karl Nerenberg | Polls show Doug Ford's Conservatives winning big in Ontario. A majority victory would not be all his doing, however. It would largely be a product of the electoral system.
analysis March 22
Karl Nerenberg | The NDP leader spoke to reporters on Wednesday and said he is against political violence, without qualification. He also affirmed that he supports peoples' rights to self-determination.
rabble news March 21
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Ed Finn | How can we work our way out of muddled language conundrums, especially with English?
rabble news March 19
Photo: Humans of UWaterloo/Facebook.
Phillip Dwight Morgan | No degree is worth the loss of another student, say U of Waterloo students following the school's latest suicide.
opinion March 16
NDP leader Jagmeet Singh during a meet and greet in Nanaimo earlier in March. Photo: Jagmeet Singh/Twitter
Karl Nerenberg | In a series of media interviews the NDP leader finally condemned the mastermind of the Air India bombing. But he refused to categorically condemn violence in support of the Sikh cause.
analysis March 14
U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson greets Canadian Foreign Minister Chrystia Freeland before their bilateral meeting at the U.S. Department of State in Washington D.C., on February 8, 2017. Photo: U.S. State Department/Flickr
Karl Nerenberg | Rex Tillerson was Trumpian in his disdain for the foreign service and support of America First. But he was willing to listen to allies and diplomats. By contrast, his successor looks like a fanatic.
rabble interview March 13
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Matt Fodor | A 2014 interview with the late political thinker, academic and writer on the NDP, the Waffle, and social democracy in Canada.
analysis March 9
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Karl Nerenberg | Voluntary guidelines for reduced sodium in food have been a failure. The government is now working on better labelling. The real problem may be that we have become inured to massive quantities of salt
analysis March 8
Photo: Mary Crandall/Flickr
Ed Finn | A prolonged cessation of growth, without government bailouts, would eventually morph into capitalism's demise.
modest proposal March 7
Advance poll at the 2015 federal election. Photo: Cathryn Atkinson
Rusa Jeremic | A reminder that good words can make good political responses -- and lead to better political possibilities
arts/media March 6
Photo: Emily Neufeld with Cease Wyss, common place (detail), 2018. Huckleberry, little mountain hemlock, salal, licorice, fern, oxalis, nurse log, soil.
Tania Ehret | Vancouver art series explores how artists' projects in public spaces aim to ask the difficult questions about the supports necessary to sustain public art and common space.
opinion March 2
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Phillip Dwight Morgan | While the celebrations of Black culture in Canada are welcome, other events in February reminded us there is much improvement still needed.
analysis March 1
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Karl Nerenberg | Budget 2018 is all about gender, although the rhetoric might outweigh the substance, and the economy still faces big risks from household debt and global conditions.
profile February 26
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Karl Nerenberg | Laxer died on Friday February 23 in Paris. He was a political activist and public intellectual who influenced more than one generation.
analysis February 23
York South-Weston NDP delegates with Jagmeet Singh after his conference speech on February 17. Photo: York South-Weston NDP/Twitter
Karl Nerenberg | Justin Trudeau's current troubles should remind NDPers how easy it is in politics to step right into a cow pie.
rabble news February 22
OCAP action on February 12 at Toronto City Hall. Photo: Errol Young
Yogi Acharya | After a significant victory, advocates are ready to take the fight up a notch
in their own words February 21
Photo: Kristie de Garis
Svea Vikander | The progress we have made in speaking out about sexual assault relies on one major cultural shift: the women making allegations have stopped caring about men's feelings.
analysis February 19
NDP leader Jagmeet Singh met supporters following his address to the party's convention on Ottawa on Saturday, Feb. 17. Photo: Michelle Langlois
Karl Nerenberg | The NDP leader gave a speech that promised to make the wealthiest pay their share and address inequality. It was, however, short on details, and barely mentioned the environment.
analysis February 16
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Karl Nerenberg | The NDP meets in Ottawa this week with its two provincial governments squabbling and the party searching for a mission and an identity.
rabble news February 15
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Caitlin O'Flanagan | Downtown Eastside event commemorates missing and murdered Indigenous women and bears witness to ongoing injustices in Vancouver and beyond
analysis February 14
Alberta Premier Rachel Notley meets with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau following meetings at a federal government cabinet retreat in Kananaskis, Alberta on Sunday, April 24, 2016. Photo: Chris Schwarz/Government of Alberta
Karl Nerenberg | People are buying B.C. wines in solidarity with B.C.'s Horgan government in its dispute with Alberta. Ironically, many of those wine protesters campaigned for the Trudeau Liberals in 2015.
rabble news February 13
Left to right: Allen Magama, local activist, parent and musician; Fiqir Worku, University Waterloo student, vice president University of Waterloo Black Association for Student Expression; Robyn Maynard, author Policing Black Lives; Tana Turner, consultant and principal, Turner Consulting Group -- One Vision One Voice OACAS Report; Christien Levien, criminal defense lawyer and Legalswipe App Developer. Photo: Sylma Fletcher
Phillip Dwight Morgan | Kitchener event explores how systemic oppression reaches Black Canadians beyond large urban centres
analysis February 13
Syncrude's Mildred Lake site, plant and tailings ponds Fort McMurray, Alberta. Photo: Wikipedia
Gordon Laxer | Big oil corporations can make any decisions they want regarding the amounts and kinds of oil exported from Canada for profit reasons, but Canada's governments are hamstrung from making such decisions.
in their own words February 10
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Robert Jago | Don’t say that Canada or Saskatchewan failed Indigenous people -- Canada just failed. It wasn’t a mob of racists that released a killer onto the streets -- it was 12 regular Canadians.
rabble news February 8
Ann Wright | As the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics opens, a peace conference calls for suspension of military exercises after the Games, and lifting of sanctions and talks with North Korea.
rabble series February 5
Karl Nerenberg | In 1968, a U.S president was forced from office, a west African country was enflamed in civil war, and a new prime minister engendered high expectations Canada.

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