rabble news August 28
John Clarke | John Clarke and his organization, the Ontario Coalition Against Poverty, have been called all sorts of things. Here, the activist explains what OCAP is and why it doesn't shy away from being openly a
August 27
Geoff Olson | Today's political lingo is worthy of Lewis Carroll. Here's a journey through the looking glass, where conservatives are revolutionaries, the social safety net is out of luck and everyone is neo somet
August 27
Kathryn Sinzinger | D.C. police are planning to fence off a 70-square-block area of downtown Washington for the upcoming annual meetings of the World Bank and International Monetary Fund. For four days, access to the ar
August 24
Makani Themba-Nixon | The World Conference Against Racism will likely boast few world leaders and even fewer participants from developing countries. Currently, more than three-quarters of the groups applying for accredita
August 23
Ron Yamauchi | The debut feature from Winnipeg filmmaker Noam Gonick brings us a tale of prairie apocalypse, outdoor raves, and alien impregnation.
August 23
Patrick Lejtenyi | Controversy has been dogging the preparations for next week's UN World Conference Against Racism, not only over sticky issues like reparations and Zionism, but also because certain groups that feel t
August 23
Valerie Lawton | New Democratic Party supporters are evenly split on whether the party should be a mainstream alternative, or adopt a more radical stance, a new poll shows. "It is very dangerous,'' said pollster Chri
August 22
Nate Hendley | Some Bloc Quebecois MPs recommend drastic changes to Canada's antiquated laws on prostitution. Among other measures, they call on federal and municipal authorities to set up legal "red light district
August 21
Aaron Freeman | They were once a symbol of national pride. Now, the subsidiary of a Texas-based company will be trying to sell them to you. "Why would you buy Canada Savings Bonds as an act of patriotism if they are
August 20
Victoria Klassen | Keeping bio-engineered crops out of the neighbours' fields is proving to be as difficult as trying to keep up a security fence at a world summit. According to one organic farmer, "The European and As
August 18
David Pugliese and Jim Bronskill | The move to strengthen the capacity of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police to control demonstrations comes amid increasing concern about government and police responses to legitimate dissent.
August 17
Dan Smoke-Asayenes | Using Native mascots and racist terms for non-Native sport is being challenged in classrooms, boardrooms and, now, in court. "If you're going to mimic, imitate and insult a race of people because the
August 16
Nate Hendley | There is a way to stem the rate of HIV/AIDS among injection drug users: give addicts clean needles, a safe place to shoot up and medical supervision, so they can be revived if they overdose. In fact,
August 16
Elaine Carey | At the time of a Statistics Canada survey, a total of 420,000 children lived in so-called "food insecure'' households, making up the largest proportion of any age group. But they didn't necessarily g
rabble news August 15
Kate Heartfield | The cyclists who make up the Climate Change Caravan are sick of government inaction. They are taking matters into their own hands, and urging Canadians to do the same.
August 15
John MacLachlan Gray | There was a time when I eked out a living as a satirist, but no more. Competition from the Fraser Institute has put me out of business. Now I sit idly upon the rocks on Sechelt Inlet and watch inscru
August 14
Heather Robinson | Fredericton's Tent City brought wealthy landowners and student protesters together for a common cause. Whether a corner of the city's green space will be saved as a result is yet to be seen.
August 13
David Leibl | "The scope of the (World Trade Organization) multilateral obligations, the technical complexity, the volume of issues covered and the administrative burden have placed most developing countries in a
rabble news August 10
Craig Segal | A mining company manages to do what would have seemed impossible a decade ago. Mohawks, farmers and the residents of Oka seem to be united in their opposition to a proposed niobium mine, which they b
August 9
Mark MacKinnon | A Website that jokingly invites "thugs, punks, and anarchists" to descend on Kananaskis says the forested region surrounding the resort should work to the advantage of protesters rather than police.
August 9
Ewoks? | The folks who brought us Quebec's catapault come up with a modest proposal for Kananaskis next June. Read the Deconstructionist Institute for Surreal Topology's white paper. Comment on it in <a href=
rabble news August 9
Jaggi Singh | Activists, punks and street people in Montreal are bringing the issues of poverty and the lack of affordable living space home by squatting in the city's abandoned buildings. It looks like this kind
rabble news August 9
Erin George | They looked like the Black Bloc, but were they the Black Bloc? Some summit agitators could have easily been operating with a different agenda than the demonstrators'. Evidence is growing that Italian
August 8
Margaret Dinsdale | Toronto has received most of the media attention surrounding homelessness and the lack of affordable housing, but these problems are growing across the country. In Calgary, for example, "People can w
August 7
Catherine Macleod | While specifics haven't been worked out yet, trade unions around the world plan to make November 9 a special day. That's when the World Trade Organization will meet in Qatar. It's also when anything
August 7
Laura Flanders | Archaic British libel laws - wielded by Canada's massively wealthy corporation, Barrick Gold - were able to intimidate a twenty-first-century, U.S.-based Website.
rabble news August 6
Todd Lamirande | The history of the dispute between natives and developers over British Columbia's Sun Peaks ski resort can be traced back to the 1858 Fraser River gold rush. The struggle by Aboriginal people to have
August 3
Karen Flynn | Toronto's Mel Lastman loves a show. The city's Caribana festival is North America's largest cultural celebration. But after a quote about cannibals in Kenya, the mayor hasn't been invited to head the
August 2
Lisa Caines | The Supreme Court recently decided that municipalities have the right to restrict the use of pesticides. But the science behind the fear of these chemicals is far from solid, especially when it comes
August 2
Penney Kome | The Supreme Court has said that Canadians are entitled and empowered to pass laws that protect us from toxins, no matter how profitable they might be, unless the manufacturers can prove that those to

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