rabble news May 18
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Teuila Fuatai | Canada's postal system is under review, and creating a postal banking system is a major talking point. rabble labour reporter Teuila Fuatai looks at how postal banking has worked out in New Zealand.
briefly May 17
Sophia Reuss | #StatusNow actions during Parliament's review of the TFWP will demand reforms that grant temporary foreign workers mobility, voice and equality.
analysis May 16
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Teuila Fuatai | The Liberals' extended employment insurance benefits to regions suffering higher-than-normal jobless rates have reignited a debate around the entire program. rabble's labour reporter investigates.
rabble news May 16
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Alyse Kotyk | Over 800 Canadians, organized by Greenpeace and 350.org, took action outside a Kinder Morgan facility in Burnaby, B.C. as part of the international Break Free from Fossil Fuel movement.
politics May 16
Resh Budhu | On May 19, Canada's Parliamentary Poet Laureate George Elliott Clarke joins educators and activists to speak to the theme of Canada: A Different Story at the fourth annual Tommy Douglas Institute.
rabble news May 13
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Sophia Reuss | FRAPRU organized a week of occupation across Quebec to demand recognition of the right to housing and increases in government funding for social housing.
rabble series May 12
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Jennifer Dalton | Indigenous electoral disengagement is rooted in discrimination and marginalization, which have perpetuated alienation and discouraged Indigenous people from participating in Canadian elections.
rabble interview May 12
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A. Splawinski | Janaya Khan, an organizer with the Toronto chapter of #BlackLivesMatter, discusses interacting with the media, the Freedom School, and how boxing can teach people more than just how to throw a punch.
rabble news May 10
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Laura Brightwell | Last Monday, an arsonist attacked Canada's only sex reassignment surgery provider, and no one is talking about it.
rabble news May 9
Photo by Ion Etxebarria, Concordia University Television (CUTV)
Sophia Reuss | Solidarity Across Borders staged an occupation of the Montreal office of the Canadian Border Services Agency (CBSA) on Tuesday, May 3 to demand status for all.
analysis May 9
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Mathieu Murphy-Perron | Pierre Karl Péladeau resigned abruptly last week from the Parti québécois. Mathieu Murphy-Perron addresses what this means for Quebec politics, and he does not mince his words.
in their own words May 9
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Nikolaos Gryspolakis | Nikolaos Gryspolakis gives his first-hand account of participating in the refugee solidarity movement in Greece. Here he shares refugees' stories and his experience during this time.
briefly May 6
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Teuila Fuatai | A new collective agreement for the Toronto City public library workers is in the final steps of ratification.
rabble news May 6
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Teuila Fuatai | Suncor Energy has ceased operations due to safety concerns for employees and has begun demobilizing non-critical staff.
rabble interview May 6
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A. Splawinski | An interview with Janaya Khan, an organizer with BLMTO, about how they address criticism, how activism differs in Canada vs. the U.S. and how diverse tactics are necessary to achieve Black liberation.
rabble news May 3
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Alyse Kotyk | Trudeau said working with the provinces and territories will be the cornerstone of the climate change approach. But B.C. is ignoring recommendations that could limit carbon pollution. What now?
rabble news May 2
Photo: TAWC: Toronto Airport Workers' Council facebook group
Teuila Fuatai | Toronto airport workers celebrated May Day with a rally demanding equal pay for equal work, $15 minimum wage, sick days and an end to precarious work.
rabble news April 29
Sarah Beuhler | A new pilot project in B.C. aims to address the risks associated with work and raise awareness about young workers' rights in the workplace.
rabble news April 29
Lenée Son | The Council of Mothers and its supporters have ended their occupation of INAC Vancouver after Carolyn Bennett and Mélanie Joly agreed to meet with the group and discuss their demands.
rabble news April 29
Photo: Parkdale libararians Miranda Huska and Portia Dodds in action
Teuila Fuatai | Library workers prepare for a looming strike deadline on Monday May 2 as key issues like job security and funding are negotiated this weekend. Teuila Fuatai spoke with two workers about the situation.
rabble news April 28
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Teuila Fuatai | Workers across Canada and around the world today stand united in the fight for better health and safety in the workplace.
briefly April 27
Alyse Kotyk | "uOttawa has achieved something historic." On Monday, the University of Ottawa became the first Canadian university to commit to fossil fuel divestment.
analysis April 27
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Chavon Niles, Ilaneet Goren | Denying people with disabilities the right to live in Canada reinforces the stereotype that disability is a "burden." We need to change this rhetoric and exclusion.
rabble series April 27
Anita Nickerson, Antony Hodgson | What do you need to know about implementing proportional representation in Canada? Well for starters, the main differences between Single Transferable Vote (STV) and Mixed-Member Proportional (MMP).
rabble news April 26
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Teuila Fuatai | In part two of her investigation into sheltered workshop programs exploiting intellectually disabled adults in Canada, Teuila Fuatai looks at what is next for the programs and those involved.
rabble news April 26
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Alyse Kotyk | Nearly 80 detainees staged a hunger strike at the Lindsay, Ontario facility to protest immigration detention and inhumane treatment as indefinite detention remains in Canada.
rabble news April 22
Lenée Son | Vancouver #OccupyINAC has vowed to stay at the INAC office until the federal government meets the demands of the Attawapiskat Youth Council. On April 19 a rally in support of #OccupyINAC was held.
rabble news April 22
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Teuila Fuatai | The proposed labour law amendments under Bill 24 that would have affected collective bargaining rights was shelved this month after a successful campaign by New Brunswick unions.
modest proposal April 22
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Andrew Dilevics | As population and industries (not to mention corporate greed) continue to increase, the world's oceans are at risk. Here's what you can do today to help decrease ocean pollution.
rabble news April 21
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Teuila Fuatai | Last Thursday the SRRA staff voted to decertify the union in its workplace, which previously included the now-shuttered PMAA, a creative space for local youth.