Blog August 22
rabble staff | The fellowship supports emerging writers and journalists who are passionate and engaged in developing unique voices in social change reporting. The deadline for applications is October 30, 2019.
News August 22
The Mearns Centre at the University of Victoria. Image: Page DeWolfe/Flickr
Zaid Noorsumar | Job security is the main goal for the 450 sessional lecturers and music instructors currently in negotiations with the university.
Blog August 22
Elections Canada poll sign. Image: Dennis Sylvester Hurd/Flickr
Penney Kome | Ready or not, we are embarking on an experiment to see whether Harper's legacy of election laws can support an actual election.
Columnists August 22
Border Patrol helicopter above the Camino del Diablo near the U.S.-Mexico border. Image: Dan Sorensen Photography/Flickr
Amy Goodman, Denis Moynihan | Along the U.S-Mexico border, the Sonoran Desert creates a deadly barrier to the thousands of migrants seeking a better life in "el Norte," the North.
Podcast August 22
Jack Layton goodbyes. Image: Elliott Margolies/Flickr
Victoria Fenner | Jack Layton, NDP leader, activist and friend to many, passed away on August 22, 2011. Today on rabble radio, some excerpts from his funeral to help us remember him and his contribution to Canada.
Book Review August 22
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Mary Rowles | Margaret O'Mara's "The Code"shows that the technological revolution in America didn't emerge from the free market, but floated on a multi-billion dollar sea of postwar defence funding.
Blog August 21
Rita Wong. Image: PBI-Canada/Facebook
Brent Patterson | Before she was arrested, Rita Wong encouraged "more people to make the connections between violence against the land and violence against missing and murdered Indigenous women."
Columnists August 21
Vegetables from a community garden. Image: viquee1/Flickr
Lois Ross | With the release of a new report from the IPCC, we finally have a comprehensive global analysis of the impact of diet and agricultural production on climate change.
Podcast August 21
Thailand traffic jam. Image: Cegoh/Pixabay
Jiselle Hanna | While Thailand is officially not a military dictatorship anymore, activists like Somyot Pruksakasemsuk continue to fight against repression. Asia Pacific Currents talks to him on today's show.
Blog August 21
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Robin Tress | Nearly any democratic institution in Canada is susceptible to manipulation by corporate interests, making claims about serving the "public interest" or "public security" highly dubious.
Blog August 21
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David Suzuki | Under current conservation practices, we breed endangered species in captivity, then release the captive-bred animals into the degraded habitats that failed to support the species in the first place.
Blog August 21
Image: NFB
Doreen Nicoll | This year's Toronto International Film Festival features "Now is the Time" and "Jordan River Anderson: The Messenger" -- two incredible stories of First Nations perseverance and ultimately success.