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What it was like to fight at an illegal abortion clinic in Toronto during the 1980s

Excerpted from Judy Rebick's new book, Heroes in my Head

Judy Rebick

On June 15, 1983, Dr. Henry Morgentaler opened an illegal abortion clinic in Toronto. The Ontario Coalition for Abortion Clinics (OCAC) had chosen a spot on the second floor of a lovely Victorian house on Harbord Street, a quiet downtown thoroughfare lined with bookstores and cafés near the University of Toronto. With the Toronto Women’s […] More »

Join This Magazine and Rabble for Occupy Now Event!

This Magazine Staff

Join This Magazine and rabble.ca on November 4 in Toronto for a discussion on Occupy. Together with moderator Judy Rebick, our panellists will look at Occupy now. Three years after the movement took over our national conversation, what has changed? Our panellists include: Lia Grainger, a This Magazine reporter who visited nine camps across Canada […] More »
May-June 2011

This45: Judy Rebick on indigenous rights network Defenders of the Land

Judy RebickWebsite

I am glad This has decided to celebrate this wonderful anniversary by looking at the organizations and individuals who are pointing the way to future change. It is time to stop talking about what went wrong with the left that was so effective in the 20th century and identify the forces who are leading change […] More »
July-August 2010

Q&A with Judy Rebick: “We have one of the least democratic systems in the world”

Paul McLaughlinWebsite

The recent U.K. election has raised the issue of electoral reform there, as the Liberal Democratic party made it a condition for propping up the Conservative government. This spoke to social activist Judy Rebick, who is a member of Fair Vote Canada, about her group’s campaign to bring some form of proportional representation to Canada. […] More »

What's in the July-August 2010 issue of This Magazine

Graham F. Scott

The July-August 2010 issue of This is now in subscribers’ mailboxes and on newsstands. As usual, you’ll be able to read all the articles here on the website as we post them over the next few weeks. But also as usual, we encourage you to subscribe to the magazine, which is the best way to […] More »

Video of last night's "Speak the F**k up" panel discussion

Graham F. Scott

Last night we had a great turnout for the Speak the F**k Up! panel talk we put on in partnership with rabble.ca. Unfortunately, we had technical difficulties — no internet access — that made streaming the video live impossible. But the brave souls at RabbleTV pressed on and recorded the talk for posterity, so we […] More »

Save the Date! On June 16, This Magazine & Rabble co-host a G20 panel on "women & children"

Graham F. Scott

This Magazine and Rabble.ca are pleased to be co-hosting a panel discussion in a few weeks on the G8/G20’s agenda on global maternal health. We’ll be posing the same questions that I raised in my editorial in the current issue: Does Canada have any business leading the charge on these issues? Shouldn’t we look to […] More »