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Welcome back, Weekender readers! Given the worldwide coverage of the horrors that unfolded in Toronto on Monday afternoon, which left 10 people dead, 14 injured and a city shaken by a still inexplicable outburst of homicidal rage, let's start our rounds over at Rabble. In a piece published Wednesday ...
Clive Hamilton, one of Australia's best known public intellectuals and a professor of public ethics at Charles Sturt University, has been sounding the alarm bell for many years about a wide variety of subjects. His most recent book, Silent Invasion: China's Influence in Australia (Hardie Grant, 2018), was so ...

This day of Canadian origin is also recognised by the International Trade Union Congress as International Workers' Memorial day. This year, we remember the 5th anniversary of the corporate mass murder and wounding at Rana Plaza... http://www.ccohs.ca/events/mourning/. Top. Log in or register to post ...
On top of that, some of the money for the mega-project is from the joint federal-Ontario Clean Water and Wastewater Fund, and half of this fund comesfrom the feds via the Canada Infrastructure Bank(CIB). Rabble.cahas documented the likely huge financing-cost increases for projects funded by the CIB, ...
On April 10, the Saskatchewan government tabled its 2018-19 budget. Here are 10 things to know: 1. This year's budget was quite status quo. Provincial expenses for the upcoming fiscal year are forecast at $14.6 billion, while total spending on health will see a 2.5 per cent increase. Revenue forecast for ...
The recent van attack in Toronto has left 10 people dead and 14 injured. It is deeply shocking, and as with all the other attacks around the world in recent years, very troubling. Beyond the human tragedy, this attack has convinced me that journalism, as I have understood and read it since I started paying ...

NAFTA jeopardizes Canada's climate commitments. Prime Minister Justin Trudeau declared himself a champion of the Paris climate change agreement. Yet, Canada's NAFTA negotiations show the opposite. Canada supports energy proportionality -- a little known NAFTA rule that prevents Canada from ...
On Monday, May 7, a rally and nonviolent direct action will take place on Parliament Hill in solidarity with the Labrador Land Protectors, a group of Indigenous and non-Indigenous people who are trying to stop an act of cultural genocide downstream of the massive Muskrat Falls mega-dam that experts ...
http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/scoc-decision-liquor-provinces-1.4625861. The Supreme Court of Canada has ruled unanimously that provinces and territories have the constitutional right to restrict the importation of goods from each other, as long as the primary aim of the restriction is not to impede trade.
'It's a crisis': B.C. Attorney General David Eby responds to report linking drugs, money laundering, real estate. https://globalnews.ca/news/4155822/vancouver-model-david-eby-money-laund... Top. Log in or register to post comments. Thu, 2018-04-19 21:31. #3. NorthReport. One of the reasons real estate ...
Linda Silver Dranoff became a lawyer about the same time that family law became a specialty, following the first federal Divorce Act. Her memoir, Fairly Equal: Lawyering the Feminist Revolution, chronicles the changes since then, as well as her own role in shaping Canadian family law. Dranoff spent her ...
Siwatu-Salama Ra is no stranger to standing her ground. It was because she did, though, that the 26-year-old pregnant mother may have to give birth while imprisoned. Siwatu, an environmental and racial-justice activist, was unjustly prosecuted and imprisoned, and, now in the third trimester of a high-risk ...
Victoria Fenner, rabble.ca executive producer of podcasts, has been a soundscape artist and acoustic ecology practitioner for many years, primarily inspired in her early days at Vancouver Co-op Radio by Hildegard Westerkamp and the late Howard Broomfield, both World Soundscape Project researchers ...
There is only one party in Ontario that has put its complete electoral program on its website for all to see, including detailed costing, and that is Andrea Horwath's New Democratic Party (NDP). Doug Ford's Progressive Conservatives (PC) had a platform under deposed leader Patrick Brown, but they ...
rabble was born 17 years ago, on the eve of the Summit of the Americas, on April 18, 2001. In honour of the occasion, Judy Rebick, rabble's co-founder, and Duncan Cameron, president emeritus of rabble, reflect on rabble's impact and legacy. rabble roars. Duncan Cameron [DC]: "Seventeen years ago, ...
Here's a different take on Kinder Morgan's ultimatum and the so-called "constitutional crisis" it has sparked. I'm speculating, of course, as we all seek to understand what Kinder Morgan is really up to. But allow me to posit a minority theory: We're getting played! It is entirely possible that Kinder Morgan has ...
A weak government is a dangerous one. A weak government depends on the rabble. The rabble are dangerous since they perceive the government's frailty. It's not every day they see things this way, but now they have the opportunity to grab power. They won't relinquish it easily. It's the opportunity to ...

Vancouver's and Toronto's real estate hyper-boom are closely linked to government policies that have enabled tax evasion and fraud. However NDP Attorney General David Eby is starting to do something about this. The B.C. government has made its first major move in the battle for housing affordability in ...
Organizations that are registered charities under Canada's Income Tax Act are regulated by the Canada Revenue Agency (CRA). Charities, whether registered under the Income Tax Act or not, are also subject to regulation by provincial and territorial governments in the regions where they operate. Not all ...
Anti-pipeline protesters in Burnaby, B.C., have spent this past week in ceremonies, teachings and resting before engaging in a fresh onslaught of action in opposition to Kinder Morgan's Trans Mountain pipeline expansion. On Tuesday, March 27, Kat Roivas sat with two other women around a sacred fire ...
Almost one year has passed since Chelsea Manning was released from the U.S Army prison at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas. Manning, the most famous Army whistleblower, served seven years of a 35-year sentence for leaking hundreds of thousands of classified records about the American wars in Iraq and ...
MORE live acts and DJs have been added to the line-up for this year's Common People Festival. They join the previously announced The Jacksons, Lily Allen, James, Sparks, All Saints who will be taking to Southampton Common over the spring bank holiday May 26-27. Returning to the festival and ...
ELECTRONIC trip-hop outfit Morcheeba and Glaswegian alternative rock duo Honeyblood are among a tranche of new names to be added to the bill of Oxford's Common People festival. Organisers of the event, which takes place in South Park on May 26 and 27, have also announced a DJ set by low-fi ...
The Supreme Court today pulled up the Delhi Development Authority over the sealing drive in the national capital, observing that the housing authority was not concerned with the common people of the city but worried only about traders. The top court said the DDA does not notice people until they come ...
GeoRabble, that spontaneous and open forum for geo-geeks the nation over, is preparing something special for the upcoming Geosmart Asia '18 – Locate '18 mega-conference in Adelaide. This special gathering will be focused on 'GeoCareers', will feature presenters from a variety of stages in their ...
We now know that neither Justin Trudeau nor any other Liberal prime minister will ever bring in electoral reform while the Liberals hold a majority-and that without electoral reform, no jurisdiction in Canada can ever have truly democratic elections. We now know that neither Justin Trudeau nor any other ...
"All over the world there were people like me sitting in offices, day after day after day, who did not fully appreciate the depth and the speed with which you were being engulfed by this unimaginable terror." Thus president Bill Clinton apologized to the people of Rwanda when Air Force One briefly landed at ...
Julie Lalonde is a long-time women's rights advocate and public educator whose work focuses on sexual and gendered violence. Two years ago, when a man she had been in a relationship with for a couple of years more than a decade before unexpectedly passed away, she was finally able to reveal that ...
On March 22, the NDP government of Rachel Notley tabled the 2018 Alberta budget. The official name of this year's budget is Budget 2018: A recovery built to last. I've written a blog post discussing some of the major "take aways" from the standpoint of Calgary's homeless-serving sector (where I work).
It's hard to tell if we're watching The Manchurian Candidate or A Very British Coup. CNN is screening the former, based on a twice-made film about a U.S. president planted by the enemy. The Russians, starting in Soviet times, stealthily recruited Trump, playing on his desperate ego and his yen to build a ...
The NDP have officially removed Christopherson from his position as vice chair of an important multi-party standing committee of the House of Commons. On Monday, Christopherson defied his own caucus by supporting a motion against a controversial federal summer jobs program that requires applicants ...
It's hard to tell if we're watching The Manchurian Candidate or A Very British Coup. CNN is screening the former, based on a twice-made film about a U.S. president planted by the enemy. The Russians, starting in Soviet times, stealthily recruited Trump, playing on his desperate ego and his yen to build a ...
ORGANISERS of Oxford's Common People have launched a competition for local bands to play this year's festival. Performers are invited to send one track to localmusic@commonpeople.net with a maximum of 100 words explaining why they want to play by Friday, April 6. Shortlisted bands will then play at ...
COMMON People Festival organisers have announced The Great Solent Gin Festival will come to Southampton in May. A brand new gin experience for Southampton it will be set within its own garden space at Common People this coming spring bank holiday, May 26- 27, on Southampton Common.
ORGANISERS of Oxford's Common People have launched a competition for local bands to play this year's festival. Performers are invited to send one track to localmusic@commonpeople.net with a maximum of 100 words explaining why they want to play by Friday, April 6. Shortlisted bands will then play at ...
The 2018 Alberta Alternative Budget (AAB) was released this week -- it can be downloaded here. You can read an opinion piece I wrote about the AAB in the Calgary Herald and the Edmonton Journal. Inspired by the Alternative Federal Budget exercise, this year's AAB was drafted by a working group ...
NDP leader Jagmeet Singh has yet again clarified his position on the legitimacy of political violence. In media interviews last week, Singh was categorically against terrorism, but hedged on other forms of violence, such as armed struggle. Now the NDP leader says he is unequivocally opposed to all forms ...
NDP leader Jagmeet Singh has yet again clarified his position on the legitimacy of political violence. In media interviews last week, Singh was categorically against terrorism, but hedged on other forms of violence, such as armed struggle. Now the NDP leader says he is unequivocally opposed to all forms ...
In a rabble story on the controversy, Karl Nerenberg described Singh as the "leader of a party that has throughout its history favoured peaceful and non-violent solutions." As such, Nerenberg called on the NDP leader to "make a stronger statement against any use of violence in furtherance of Sikh goals.".
“In early 2016, Mr. Wylie's company Eunoia Technologies ran a pilot project for the Liberal Caucus Research Bureau,” said Melissa Cotton, managing director of the Liberal Research Bureau. The statement said Wylie's pilot project had been contracted to do four things: Design and organize several ...
Last week, March 16, marked a tragic milestone - the 50th anniversary of the My Lai Massacre, the mass murder of unarmed people in two small villages in Vietnam. It has been called one of the most shocking events of the entire war. My Lai was one of the two villages. The exact number of deaths has ...
Leastways, the Alberta Party and Independent "Liberty Conservative" MLA Derek Fildebrandt put out "alternative budgets" in advance of the reading of the real thing by NDP Finance Minister Joe Ceci on the floor of the Legislature this afternoon. As for the Opposition United Conservative Party led by Jason ...
“But far more numerous was the herd of such/Who think too little, and who talk too much.” -John Dryden. During the early 1960s, I was assistant editor of The Newfoundland Examiner, a weekly tabloid published in St. John's. It was a journal launched to provide progressive news and views that were not ...
New Delhi: Technological empowerment enables not only the wide use of devices, but also transfers economic power to the common people, Nasscom president R. Chandrashekhar said on 8 March. Use of technology should have an impact on areas like agriculture, healthcare, education and skilling, ...
The origins of International Women's Day are to be found in the working class struggles of working women in the late 19th century. Over a hundred years later, while there has been much progress, there are still many areas before women achieve equality. We listen to two short speeches by Kim Bullimore ...
"Justin Trudeau's economic plan has a hole so big it could be a tourist attraction. His deficits keep growing faster than the Bay of Fundy tides come in and out." Fast forward 3 years and Ontario NDP Leader Andrea Horwath has pledged to go into deficit if elected, but she would not provide any further details.
Over seven years ago there was an uprising in Egypt that shook the Middle East and the world. The January 25, 2011 revolution that achieved the impossible and deposed of longtime dictator, Hosni Mubarak, was dubbed the Facebook revolution because of the prominent role Facebook and other social ...
When the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency increased safety and environmental standards for cars in the 1970s, automakers responded. Although they had to adhere to the new rules, they didn't base their entire response on safety or pollution concerns. Instead, they looked for loopholes. Under the ...
“But far more numerous was the herd of such/Who think too little, and who talk too much.” -John Dryden. During the early 1960s, I was assistant editor of The Newfoundland Examiner, a weekly tabloid published in St. John's. It was a journal launched to provide progressive news and views that were not ...
Dorene Bernard is a Mi'kmaq woman of the Otter Clan from Sipekne'katik and a residential school survivor, and she describes herself as a grassroots grandmother, a water walker, and a water protector. Rebecca Moore is a Mi'kmaq woman from Pictou Landing First Nation and a water protector.


 

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