rabble news April 15
Amber Slegtenhorst stands out in black while rallying for workers' rights. Suppl
Teuila Fuatai | Teuila Fuatai spoke with minimum-wage workers across Canada about their job conditions and the fight for $15 and fairness in Canada.
rabble news April 14
Photo: Idle No More Toronto Facebook page
Alyse Kotyk | Idle No More protesters and allies are occupying Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada offices in Toronto and Winnipeg in solidarity with the Attawapiskat community to demand action.
rabble interview April 13
Photo: flickr/Howl Arts Collective
Paul Weinberg | Gordon Laxer knows Canadian petro politics. In this interview, Laxer discusses Canada's dependency on fossil fuels, the economic situation in Alberta and how to tackle climate change.
rabble series April 13
Photo: flickr/Laurel L. Russwurm
Alyse Kotyk | Leadnow, Fair Vote Canada and the Every Voter Counts Alliance all call on Canadians to push for an electoral system of proportional representation. Can they make it happen?
modest proposal April 12
Art by Andrei Venal, April 1 2016
Chaya Ocampo Go | Filipino-Canadian grassroots organizations and their supporters respond to the violence against Filipino farmers.
rabble news April 12
Photo: flickr/NCDOTcommunications
Teuila Fuatai | Thousands of intellectually disabled adults in Canada are earning less than $2 an hour under sheltered workshop programs. Teuila Fuatai investigates the situation.
modest proposal April 8
Kathleen Copps | The Free Omar Khadr Committee has launched a letter-writing campaign that calls on the Canadian government to finally fully address our obligation to Omar Khadr.
rabble news April 8
Alyse Kotyk | Combatting Islamophobia in media was the focus of a panel discussion in Vancouver. Urooba Jamal, Itrath Syed and Sunera Thobani shared their firsthand experiences and solutions on how to move forward.
rabble news April 8
Photo: flickr/ David Robert Bliwas
Teuila Fuatai | The federal government's exemption to the Temporary Foreign Workers Program fails to fix underlying problems around unsustainable business practices and workers' rights, argue workers' groups.
arts/media April 7
Photo: The Shore Break
David Chudnovsky | "The Shore Break" is the award-winning documentary film that tells the tale of the Pondo people and their opposition to the titanium-mining proposal. A fascinating film that opens Friday in Vancouver!
rabble news April 7
Riad Sabbagh and wife Ibtisam Chabouk
Teuila Fuatai | Union-sponsored Syrian refugee families waiting for immigration clearance could be settled in Canada by the end of the year following a recent decision to restart application processing.
rabble interview April 7
Image: Megaphone Magazine
Alyse Kotyk | rabble spoke with Megaphone Executive Director, Sean Condon, about its recent report on homeless deaths in B.C. and what can be done, especially by the provincial government, to end homelessness.
rabble news April 6
Photo: flickr/ Mike Gabelmann
Alyse Kotyk | In a decision announced Tuesday, the B.C. Supreme Court refused to grant the Province of B.C. an injunction against SuperIntent City campers.
rabble series April 6
Photo: flickr/ liz west
Stuart Parker | The voting reform debate in Canada is full of confusing and nonsensical statements about proportional representation. And that's intentional. But here's the truth!
analysis April 5
Photo: flickr/ UN Women
Amira Elghawaby | Amira Elghawaby reports back with a snapshot of the Broadbent 2016 Progress Summit including Gloria Steinem's keynote speech, the need for intersectionality, and xenophobia in Canada.
rabble news April 4
David Gray-Donald | Divest McGill and its supporters have been actively applying pressure to the university to divest from fossil fuels. Alumni returned diplomas and withheld financial donations during a week of action.
analysis April 4
Fernanda Sánchez Jaramillo | Farmers in Colombia are being systemically detained, say many human rights lawyers. Why is this practice occuring and what is the impact of these mass arrests?
rabble news April 1
Image: Fight for 15 BC
Alyse Kotyk | Not an April Fool's Day joke: At $10.45/hour, B.C. has the lowest minimum wage in Canada as of April 1.
briefly April 1
Photo: flickr/ William Pitcher
Michael Stewart | PMO promises controversial project will be "greenest pipeline in the world."
briefly March 31
Photo: flickr/Robert Couse-Baker
Alyse Kotyk | On Thursday afternoon, the P.E.I. government announced that it will soon provide abortion service on the Island for the first time in almost 35 years.
briefly March 31
Photo: flickr/ abuchanterrell
Victoria Fenner | The money that cable companies are mandated to spend on community production could be put to better use if the CRTC directed funds directly to community media.
rabble news March 30
Image: PowerShift Canada facebook page
Alyse Kotyk | PowerShift Alberta takes place this weekend in Edmonton and will bring together over 500 people to discuss climate justice in Canada and launch two fossil fuel divestment campaigns.
analysis March 30
Photo: flickr/ Guillermo Ruiz
Azeezah Kanji | Fourteen people have died in detention since 2000, two this month. Canada needs to end indefinite immigration detention and needs a fundamental re-think of immigration policy.
rabble news March 29
David Gray-Donald | Last week McGill decided not to divest from fossil fuels and has received much criticism from Divest McGill and other supporters. Now, Divest McGill has staged a sit-in and camp-out.
rabble news March 29
Photo: flickr/ British Columbia Emergency Photography
Ethel Tungohan | The continued rights abuses of caregivers in Canada, now exacerbated by the "Project Guardian" initiative, are drawing much-needed attention to the Caregiver program and its need for reform.
rabble series March 29
rabble staff | Justin Trudeau promised electoral reform in Canada, but all voting systems are not created equal. rabble's new series hopes to inform the conversation on PR and why Canada needs it.
rabble news March 25
Christina Turner | Survivors and allies gathered on Thursday evening in Toronto to share stories, show solidarity and demand reform in the criminal justice system after Jian Ghomeshi was acquitted of all charges.
rabble news March 24
Alyse Kotyk | As the verdict of the Ghomeshi trial was announced, allies continue to stand with survivors of sexual violence through social media and rallies across the country.
rabble news March 24
Photo: flickr/ Chris
Teuila Fuatai | The "outdated" Alberta employment law permitting employers to pay disabled workers below minimum wage is set to be reviewed by the NDP government.
rabble news March 24
Screenshot: Divest McGill twitter
David Gray-Donald | Divest McGill was not informed of Wednesday's meeting where fossil fuel divestment would ultimately be rejected, just as it was in 2013. Divest McGill and supporters responded quickly.