rabble news August 3
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Teuila Fuatai | Ontario is tackling its outdated labour laws in an extensive multi-year project. Labour reporter Teuila Fuatai looks at the implications of the province's Change Workplaces Review.
rabble news August 3
Photo: Sasha Patterson, End Immigration Detention Peterborough
Sophia Reuss | Resistance against indefinite detention amps up as massive solidarity action planned for October and groups continue to pressure Minister Goodale.
rabble news August 2
Lenée Son | Support and solidarity were interwoven throughout the march on Saturday. Black Lives Matter members called for accountability.
rabble news July 29
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Teuila Fuatai | We're not crying, you're crying! We speak with four women from the housekeeping department about their fight for unionization and what it means.
rabble news July 28
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Sophia Reuss | Hamilton's city council unanimously approved a motion that permitted undocumented migrants to access municipal services. But lack of staff and will has led to a lack of change for these people.
rabble interview July 28
Coco Framboise
Laura Brightwell | This weekend the Toronto Burlesque Festival begins! Laura Brightwell caught up with the Executive Director of Programming Coco Framboise to get her thoughts on the current burlesque scene.
rabble news July 25
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Sophia Reuss | Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale still hasn't agreed to meet with over 50 hunger striking immigration detainees.
rabble interview July 19
Photo courtesy of Cheri DiNovo
Cory Collins | In part two of our talk with Cheri DiNovo, hear what she has to say about Trudeaumania, unions, poverty, Israel and making the banks pay.
analysis July 19
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Sophia Reuss | Justin Trudeau's "Because it's 2015" feminism has a lot of political currency. But is all this rhetoric really addressing a huge issue in Canadian politics: the parliamentary gender gap?
analysis July 18
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Teuila Fuatai | Canada's Supreme Court ruling in favour of fired nuclear energy worker Joseph Wilson has been rightly revered. But, it's being celebrated for essentially ensuring the law was followed.
rabble news July 18
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Alyse Kotyk | Huge deficits. Environmental destruction. Lack of permits. Why is such an unnecessary project like Site C being pushed through?
rabble interview July 15
Photo courtesy of Cheri DiNovo
Cory Collins | Bernie Sanders. Jeremy Corbyn. Cheri DiNovo? Get acquainted with the woman who wants to bring socialism back to the NDP.
in their own words July 15
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Lyla Miklos | "Pride is political. It always has been." Lyla Miklos' powerful essay on experiencing the Pussy Palace raid in 2000 and marching in Toronto Pride in 2016.
briefly July 14
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Sophia Reuss | Public Safety Minister Ralph Goodale has refused a meeting with the immigration detainees. In the past five months, three people have died in immigration detention.
rabble news July 14
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Teuila Fuatai | Canada Post cites the $6.2-billon solvency cost as a key issue in its negotiation with workers. But Kevin Skerrett tells us that in Canada Post's case, it's not really relevant at all.
rabble news July 13
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Alyse Kotyk | "When we look at homelessness in Canada, it is a crisis. It is an emergency." Alyse Kotyk reports on Tent City in Victoria and its implications across Canada.
rabble interview July 12
Screenshot: We Can Do It (Dirty Money) music video
Tania Ehret | Amai Kuda, Kimalee Phillip, and Amy Desjarlais from Decolonize Now! discussed decolonizing social movements and the urgency of revolutionary change in education.
rabble news July 11
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Teuila Fuatai | Postal workers have repeatedly stated its members do not want to strike and that the worker pension, pay equity and service cutbacks are key issues in negotiations.
analysis July 11
Photo by Rupi Kaur
Sophia Reuss | The narrative that Black Lives Matter Toronto has "hijacked" Pride or is self-serving is a racist and incorrect interpretation of the movement -- one that holds solidarity in high regard.
rabble news July 7
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Sophia Reuss | The all-party committee decided against allotting time to Twitter questions, but has encouraged Canadians to engage using the hashtags #Q #ERRE.
rabble news July 7
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Teuila Fuatai | The union said gender equity amongst its members was too important to leave to a third party stating "paying women equally for work of equal value is the law of the land."
rabble news July 6
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H.G. Watson | While pay equity and pensions are front of mind during this round of bargaining, the Canada Post labour dispute has roots that stretch back years.
rabble news July 5
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Teuila Fuatai | CUPW president Mike Palecek says the Crown corporation is misrepresenting the numbers around the pension plan and has created the decrease in its own business.
rabble news July 5
Emily Blake | Last year B.C. made a progressive decision to create a province-wide system for transgender health care, but progress has been slow to take place.
rabble news July 1
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Teuila Fuatai | The $2.2 billion budget allocates less money than the previous year to 13 of 28 schools with nearly $2.1 million trimmed from one of the schools.
analysis July 1
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Laura Brightwell | In part two of this two-part feature, Laura Brightwell examines the existing health-care provisions for trans Canadians and asks what needs to change.
briefly June 30
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Sophia Reuss | The ruling cited a lack of meaningful consultation with First Nations affected by the pipeline.
in their own words June 30
Photo: flickr/Michael Kazarnowicz
Rahim Thawer | "I want us to be in rage about homophobia, transphobia and racism. That would be healing. That would warrant a sense of pride."
rabble news June 29
Matt Cicero | "You don't develop an Algonquin sacred place," says Algonquin scholar and activist Lynn Gehl. So why is a proposed condo development continuing to be planned?
analysis June 29
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Laura Brightwell | There have been some improvements to trans health care in Canada, but is it much to celebrate? We speak to experts and find out what is available across Canada.