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Celebrate rabble's 15 years with us!: Thank you readers for keeping rabble going these last 15 years. Your investment in rabble
Your investment in rabble: Support rabble after 15 years of free, daily, progressive news coverage. Make a donation now.   This year marks rabble's 15th anniversary and you are a big part of why we are here. We want you to celebrate this special milestone with us. read more
Glenn Mullin on Buddhism, the power of the inner life and others: Glenn Mullin on Buddhism, The Power of the Inner Life and Others. Like this podcast? rabble is reader-supported journalism. Chip in to keep stories like these coming. Glenn and David ta...
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Public Accounts Notebook: Donations, Real Estate, Clark’s Flights and More (in News): Or, waiting by the phone for a finance minister’s call that never comes.  Related Stories BC’s Delay in Formally Signing CPP Deal ‘Worrisome,’ Says NDP Critic (in News) 'Air Christy' Flights Included Learjet to Liberal Fundraiser (in News) 'Air Christy' Bill to Taxpayers Tops $560,000 (in News)
Who Knew the Nordics Were Individualist Romantics? (in Culture): Anu Partanen’s new book challenges ‘socialist nanny state’ stereotypes of her native Finland, and its neighbours.  Related Stories 'The Mandibles': A Utopia Running on the Gold Standard (in Culture) Lessons of a Forgotten Firestorm (in Culture) A Great Talent, at Great Risk (in Culture)
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Clinton VP pick may not help unity: delegates: Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton accompanied by Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., left, speaks at a rally at Florida International University Panther Arena in Miami, Saturday, July 23, 2016. Delegates to the Democratic National Convention are giving mostly positive reviews to Clinton's choi...
How Clinton chose Kaine as her VP: In this July 14, 2016, file photo, Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, accompanied by Sen. Tim Kaine, D-Va., speaks at a rally at Northern Virginia Community College in Annandale, Va. Clinton has chosen Kaine to be her running mate. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik) TAMPA, Fla. — Hillary Cl...
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Calamitous Iraq invasion paved way for Trump and ISIS: It took years to complete and only days to forget. Given the fact that attention deficit disorder is endemic to much of the corporate media, it’s hardly surprising that Sir John Chilcot’s damning exhumation of the events leading up to the interminabl...
Online vitriol against Ghostbusters star highlights problem we must not ignore: While the movie Ghostbusters isn’t perfect (like most Hollywood blockbusters), watching a cast of talented women take the reins of a beloved franchise and make it their own is a joy. Kate McKinnon, Leslie Jones, Melissa McCarthy, and Kristen Wiig wor...
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Hindu numbers constant in Myanmar over 40 years: The proportion of Hindus in Myanmar has remained constant at around 0.5 per cent over the forty year period, according to Myanmar Census 2014 Report on Religion released this month.   {ads1}In Myanmar’s enumerated population, there were 252,763 (0.5%) Hindus. Largest number of Hindus, 100,166 (2...
Handling Erdogan’s Request for Gulen’s Extradition : Turkey’s autocratic president, Recep Erdogan, wants us to extradite Fethullah Gulen, the Muslim cleric and cult leader now living in self-imposed exile in Pennsylvania, for allegedly stirring up the recent coup attempt. Meanwhile, one of Erdogan’s emissaries, a little earlier, advocated the ...
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Les lumières du stade - La finale: Quand les lumières s’éteignent dans la nuit, on entend encore les cris, les chants et les klaxons portugais. Ils proviennent des environs du stade, de la sortie du RER Chatelet-les-Halles, de plusieurs grandes artères de la ville, de partout; de Mont...
La clôture: «Vous verrez, c’est au milieu ne nulle part» m’a t-on répondu pour indiquer le chemin devant mener à la «Jungle». Et ce «milieu de nulle part», c'est ici, à Calais, le bout du monde pour des milliers de personnes réfugiées arrivées de Syrie, d’Érythr...
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Social media is making liberal media bias worse: Much merriment was had on the internet last week when the Trump campaign unveiled a logo that looked like… well, we’re all adults here so I’ll spare the cute euphemisms — a penis entering an anus.  The logo was subjected to endless innuendo-filled analysis from Wired to Samantha Bee, and then ...
Get ready for another Senate gong show: The appointment process to fill the remaining 19 Senate vacancies is now underway, and all indications are that the government is planning to fill them all in one fell swoop by the fall, in defiance of all good common sense.  Make no mistake – while it’s vital that these seats are filled, as s...
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Davud Hanci, Canadian Traveler, Detained In Turkey For Allegedly Plotting Coup: TORONTO — A family friend says a Canadian man is being held in Turkey on accusations he was a leader of the failed July 15 military coup in that country. Davud Hanci, who lives in Calgary and works as an imam for Correctional Service Canada and Alberta correctional services, went to Turkey for a ...
Premiers Meeting Ends With Internal Trade Deal In Principle But Few Details: WHITEHORSE - Canada's premiers and territorial leaders have agreed in principle on an internal trade deal they say will help create jobs and improve the economy. "This truly is a historic day," said Yukon Premier Darrell Pasloski, speaking at the end of a two-day premiers meeting in Whitehorse.B....
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Anti-Trumpsters are busy but not effective: As a Canadian, I can only watch the unfolding and the outcome of the Trump saga. Still, one is compelled to ask, how many people are out there who think that if the powers most people call the Establishment are successful in taking out Mr. Trump, things will not return to "normal"? The anger w...
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Your Daily Digital Digest for Tuesday, December 1, 2015: Your news links for today: Dark Clouds Over the Internet - New York Times Surprise! The NSA Is Still Spying On You - Gizmodo UK ISP boss points out massive technical flaws in Investigatory Powers Bill - Ars Technica BlackBerry is leav...
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HEADING INTO THE STACKS: This is where I’m going to be for the next little while. (Photograph by Shutterstock.com) As you may have noticed, I’ve been absent from this site for the past few weeks. Part of the reason for that absence is the approaching end of the fall semester and all marking that entails. But I’m also p...
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Minority Math is Hard on the Liberals: The Liberals have run a strong and energetic campaign thus far under leader Justin Trudeau, so it seems unfair how hard it will be for them to find enough seats to claim the head of a minority government. Whether you're following one of the popular poll aggregator and seat projectors, or just wor...
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Tories in review: women’s rights: THE SUN HITS the back of my neck as I kneel over my poster board. It’s a hot summer afternoon in June and I’m colouring with markers, shared with the hands of girls decades my junior, helping with childcare at a sex worker solidarity rally. We’re at Toronto’s Allan Gardens, the day’s setting for ...
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How Harper systematically mined anti-Muslim prejudices: In this excerpt from his chapter in The Relevance of Islamic Identity in Canada, Haroon Siddiqui argues that Stephen Harper’s policies constituted an extensive, deliberate strategy to malign Muslims.
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Power & Politics' Ballot Box question: Thursday we asked: How serious a problem is racism in Canada?- Very: 370 votes (26%)- Somewhat: 346 votes (24%)- Not very: 691 votes (49%)- Unsure: 7 votes (0%)  Thursday we asked: How serious a problem is racism in Canada?- Very: 370 votes (26%)- Somewhat: 346 votes (24%)- Not...
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Come on Colorado, Just Take One Whiff, What Harm Could It Do?: Colorado may be about to try out another experimental lifestyle habit, single payer universal healthcare: Colorado May Replace Obamacare with Single Payer Prominent Democratic Consultants Sign Up to Defeat Single Payer in Colorado Lobbyists Move to Stop Colorado Report says ColoradoCare would ha...
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Canada’s Draft Open Government Plan — The Promise and Problems Reviewed: Backdrop On Friday the Canadian Government released its draft national action plan. Although not mentioned overtly in the document, these plans are mandated by the Open Government Partnership (OGP), in which member countries must draft National Action Plans every two years where they lay out tang...
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Thoughts on the #LPC electoral reform policy plank: As a party member who has been involved with supporting democratic reform initiatives in the Liberal party, I thought I would add a few thoughts to the discussion today on the Liberal Party of Canada's electoral reform plank, rolled out earlier today. The pledge to "Make every vote count" is as f...

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