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.
rabble news March 23
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Teuila Fuatai | The Liberals' new budget promises a much-needed funding boost to a range of Canadian initiatives and sectors. However, it does come up short in a few areas.
analysis March 23
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Ryan Donnelly | Some Liberal MPs were very critical of the Harper government's response to Saudi blogger Raif Badawi's imprisonment, calling for direct intervention. But, Trudeau has yet to take any action either.
rabble news March 22
Photo by Rebel Sage; Black Lives Matter Toronto protester at Nov 2014 demonstrat
Alyse Kotyk | The Black Lives Matter Toronto protest turned violent Monday night as police attempted to shut down the demonstration. Protesters remain camped out and are in need of support and supplies.
briefly March 21
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Alyse Kotyk | The Mamisarvik Healing Centre, a healing centre for Inuit people across the country, was set to close at the end of March due to lack of funding, but has received funding from the federal government.
rabble news March 18
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Teuila Fuatai | Canada's largest public service union continues to be frustrated during contract negotiations with the Liberals. The unions warns of another era of emaciated civil service systems.
rabble interview March 17
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Teuila Fuatai | New BCTF president Glen Hansman discusses what's ahead including addressing gender inequality, lack of education funding in B.C. and the child poverty problem.
rabble news March 17
Kristin Henry & Sage Birley pictured outside BC Hydro
Alyse Kotyk | Kristin Henry has gone on hunger strike in front of B.C. Hydro to protest the building of the Site C dam project. The fact that it could also contribute to food insecurity in that area is not lost.
in their own words March 15
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Ingrid Bulmer, Francis Campbell | And, unfortunately it's an inside job. The newsroom workers at the Halifax Chronicle Herald have been on strike since Jan. 23. The Halifax Typographical Union responds.
rabble news March 14
A. Splawinski | Activists and allies gathered in Toronto on March 11 to to voice their solidarity with Indigenous activists and environmentalists and condemn the assassination of Berta Cáceres.
rabble news March 11
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Teuila Fuatai | Halifax Chronicle Herald workers have been on strike for almost two months. Management has not been in contact with the union since the early days, but workers continue to press for change.
rabble news March 10
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Alyse Kotyk | The Province of B.C. is in court on Friday to seek an injunction against remaining campers of Victoria's Super InTent City. Campers and supporters of tent city say this is exactly what not to do.
rabble news March 9
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Teuila Fuatai | PSAC returned to the bargaining table this week for a second round of contract negotiations under Justin Trudeau's Liberal government. Here's what we can expect from the talks.
analysis March 9
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Tristan Markle, Sarah Beuhler | If the NDP are truly going to renew their party, they must integrate the lessons learned for the three manifestos: the Waffle, the NPI and the Leap.
analysis March 8
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A. Splawinski | The presence of online hate groups in public has many individuals asking what they can do to legally ban these groups from meeting up.
rabble news March 8
rabble staff, Elizabeth Littlejohn | On Saturday March 5, people in Toronto took to the streets for the International Women's Day 2016 Rally, Fair and March.
rabble series March 7
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Teuila Fuatai | In the final part of rabble's minimum wage series, labour reporter Teuila Fuatai looks at how minimum wage and basic income programs are faring across Canada.
rabble news March 7
Alyse Kotyk | In the midst of our current "digital revolution," governments and business conglomerates are swiftly seeking control, calling into question the direction that this technological movement is heading.
analysis March 4
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David Gray-Donald | The push for fossil fuel divestment on university campuses has many asking what goes into the process and why this should be done. We look at the upcoming McGill case to get a deeper understanding.
rabble news March 4
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Alyse Kotyk | Prime Minister Trudeau made several climate change-related announcements this week, yet meaningful Indigenous consultation was limited.
briefly March 3
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Teuila Fuatai | "It was a tough round of negotiations," Local 79 president Tim Maguire told the media after reaching a tentative agreement with the City of Toronto.
rabble news March 3
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Alyse Kotyk | Despite Indigenous treaty rights, Vancouver's Supreme Court has granted B.C. Hydro an injunction against Site C protesters.
rabble news March 2
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Alyse Kotyk | As communities across Canada research the feasibility of safe injection services, groups call on the federal government to change the exemption policy, repeal Bill C-2 and more.
briefly March 1
David Gray-Donald | A 100 per cent electric vehicle fleet? Postal banking? Door-to-door service and more, all from Canada Post? Where do we sign up?!
analysis March 1
Archana Rampure | The disaster at Rana Plaza in Bangladesh was not an isolated incident. How do we put pressure on the garment industry, who exploit Bangladeshi workers, to pay fair wages and respect workers?
rabble news February 26
Alyse Kotyk | While individuals living on disability in B.C. finally received an increase to their monthly rates in the province's 2016 budget, it was paired with an increase to costs of transit subsidies.
rabble news February 26
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Shenaz Kermalli | Iranians are voting in the first election since the U.S.-Iran nuclear deal and the outcome has the potential to change the political landscape of Iran over the next decade.
rabble news February 26
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Paul Weinberg | The Liberals' support for the anti-BDS motion recently passed in Parliament has BDS supporters concerned, confused or elated. How can this possibly be?
rabble news February 25
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Teuila Fuatai | A group of unionized employees at the University of Regina are about to enter their 20th month without a collective agreement following a year of unsuccessful contract negotiations.
analysis February 25
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Cory Collins | Regina hunger strike highlights the intense politics of private food in public institutions. How does privatization of food affect those who consume and how can we improve the system?