On April 18th, rabble.ca will be ten years old. To celebrate, there will be a gala in Toronto:
Join moderator and rabble founder Judy Rebick, and special guests for a panel discussion on the state of Canadian left politics, historical memory, and the upcoming federal election, and stay on after for a reception and party featuring Toronto's criticaly acclaimed LAL and dancing with DJ b#!
Can't join in person? This event will also be streamed live: http://rabble.ca/rabbletv
Ten years ago, in April 2001 at the Summit of the Americas, the security walls came down in Quebec City as one of the largest gatherings of the anti-globalization movement showed its power in the fight against capitalist globalization and trade liberalization.
The independent, progressive news website, rabble.ca, was born out of this sense of outrage - as well as hope for a different path, and for the potential the open internet to change the way news was reported and shared.
A decade later, in an increasingly militarized Canada and concentrated media environment, rabble.ca was out front covering the G8/G20 in Toronto. When the police charged as the protesters sang Oh Canada, rabble.ca was there. Today, over 125,000 Canadians log in to rabble every month to read stories, listen to the podcasts, watch videos, and debate the future of Canada (and more) with each other via our forum, babble.
I will be there, and hopefuly ten years' worth of babblers will represent as well.
I had the (perhaps vain) hope, that in the time leading up to the anniversary, babblers might share their favourite (or most infamous) memories and threads. I know we have some serious oldtimers here, and it would be great to highlight what makes babble such a fantastic resource.