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
Photo: Canada Post
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
Photo: CPAC
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
Photo: CPAC/YouTube
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
Photo: Ottawa2018NDP.ca
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
Photo: Mathew Kagis/Facebook
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
Photo: Colten Boushie/Facebook
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.
analysis February 1
Female combatants from the Syriac Military Council (MFS) in one of their bases in Jazeera Region of Rojava, northern Syria. Photo: Delil Souleiman/Syriac Military Council
Fouad Oveisy | A look at the egalitarian and ecofeminist Rojava revolution in the Kurdish north of Syria.
rabble series January 31
Cholon after Tet Offensive operations, 1968. Photo:  United States Army Center of Military History/Wikipedia
Karl Nerenberg | There were assassinations, massacres, protests and a near-revolution in France -- 1968 was a year of drama and crisis. We still live with the consequences.
rabble news January 29
Looking east from Harbour Centre Lookout in Vancouver, towards Fraser Surrey Docks in the distance. Photo: Bobanny/Wikimedia
Cheryl Whiting, Stuart Neatby | If built, this B.C. thermal coal export facility will make it almost impossible for Canada to reach its climate change target commitments
analysis January 26
When it comes to listing countries on the basis of the social services they provide to citizens compared to the subsidies they heap on corporations, Canada doesn’t fare well. Photo: Zhu
Ed Finn | If the national income were more equitably allocated –- as it is in truly progressive countries –- much of the prevailing social distress in Canada could be alleviated.
rabble series January 25
 More details Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau of Canada, Jimmy Carter, Margaret Trudeau and Rosalynn Carter at State Visit arrival. Photo: U.S. National Archives and Records Administration
Karl Nerenberg | Pierre Trudeau had been in power for 10 years. Nigeria moved toward a (brief) return to democracy. And René Lévesque prepared the ground for 1980's referendum on Quebec independence.
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

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