Justice for Berta Cáceres rally condemns Canada's lethal influence in Honduras

rabble news - Mon, 03/14/2016 - 10:10am
Monday, March 14, 2016 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.

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Activists gathered outside Liberal MP Chrystia Freeland's office in downtown Toronto on March 11 to voice their solidarity with Indigenous activists and environmentalists, as well as to condemn the assassination of Indigenous Honduran activist Berta Cáceres.

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Halifax Chronicle Herald workers continue to push for change

rabble news - Mon, 03/14/2016 - 9:18am
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. Halifax Chronicle Herald workers keep up pressure to end the strike
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Gilad Cohen and Amar Wala on human rights, podcasting and hope

rabble news - Sun, 03/13/2016 - 4:29pm
Gilad Cohen and Amar Wala on Human Rights, Podcasting and Hope.

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Listen in as Gilad and Amar talk about why they think that human rights needs to be rebranded, their new podcast The Hum and why there is always a reason to hope.

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Is Chicago a turning point against the Trump campaign?

rabble news - Sat, 03/12/2016 - 1:52pm

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He encouraged the chaos.

Donald Trump has spent months at his rallies denouncing his opponents in the most ugly and demagogic terms and encouraging his supporters to, quite literally, attack protesters at his events -- even going so far as to promise to cover their legal costs should they be arrested!

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Keep rabble online -- let's talk numbers

rabble news - Fri, 03/11/2016 - 3:07pm

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'Shopping while olive': Racism at the mall

rabble news - Fri, 03/11/2016 - 2:28pm

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Shopping while not white, I've learned, is to expect the un-expected when you walk into a store to spend your money on what you need or want. I'm not talking about the usual poor customer service or dealing with a cranky sales associate. Shopping while not white is being treated in a bizarre -- often discriminatory and humiliating -- way in a store because of your looks, skin colour or accent.

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Christy Clark is the kind of feminist that makes women's lives worse

rabble news - Fri, 03/11/2016 - 1:30pm

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In honour of International Women's Day, Pamela Martin published a piece lauding Christy Clark for, you guessed it, her womanhood. "Christy Clark has never been afraid of shattering glass ceilings" the headline announced. It's yet another reminder to feminists everywhere that there is nothing neoliberalism won't co-opt.

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Canada has one foot in the 'rights' door, one foot still planted firmly outside

rabble news - Fri, 03/11/2016 - 11:44am

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Canada is on the threshold of change, showing clear intentions of becoming an international human rights leader. But are we ready to walk through the door?

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Jamie Dagg and Rossif Sutherland on their new film River, the splash and ripple effect and unintended consequences

rabble news - Fri, 03/11/2016 - 11:06am
Jamie Dagg and Rossif Sutherland on their new film River, the splash and ripple effect and unintended consequences.

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Listen in on our chat today with Jamie Dagg and Rossif Sutherland talking about their new film River, the Mekong and unintended consequences.

River opens March 13 2016.

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Halifax Chronicle Herald workers keep up pressure to end the strike

rabble news - Fri, 03/11/2016 - 10:54am
Friday, March 11, 2016 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.

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It's been nearly two months since newsroom workers at the Halifax Chronicle Herald took up strike action.

Doughnuts, coffee and supermarket vouchers have been passed out at the picket line, as the unionized workers -- originally 61 in number -- protest major changes intended for their collective.

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Manitoba's pension record sets the bar for 2016 provincial election

rabble news - Fri, 03/11/2016 - 10:05am

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Pensions and the retirement security concerns of Canadians have been in the news in a big way in recent years.

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Ghosts of politics past and present haunt Trudeau's White House visit

rabble news - Fri, 03/11/2016 - 9:10am
Friday, March 11, 2016

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Two spectral presences appeared during Justin Trudeau's visit to Washington, one Canadian and one American. You could almost see them onscreen, then they frustratingly faded, as spectres do.

Two spectral presences appeared during Justin Trudeau's visit to Washington, one Canadian and one American. You could almost see them onscreen, then they frustratingly faded, as spectres do.

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Warm winters give tick population leg up on beleaguered moose populations

rabble news - Fri, 03/11/2016 - 8:11am
The warm winters are causing a huge problem for Canada's moose populations, especially as the inter tick population increases. Booming winter tick populations have moose itching for colder winters
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Booming winter tick populations have moose itching for colder winters

rabble news - Thu, 03/10/2016 - 10:25pm

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Alternative Budget proposes free tuition and ambitious tax measures

rabble news - Thu, 03/10/2016 - 9:00pm

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When the Conservatives were in power the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives' (CCPA) annual Alternative Federal Budget, or AFB, really did seem like it came from an alternate universe.

There was little chance the Harper government would even read what the CCPA had to say, let alone heed any of its recommendations.

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