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The Activist Toolkit Blog

The Activist Toolkit Blog is the place to catch up on what's new with the Toolkit. With weekly roundups of newly added tools, highlights of featured tools and extra multimedia content, you'll get up to date info on grassroots organizing. Check out the full activist toolkit at [url=http://rabble.ca/toolkit]rabble.ca/toolkit[/url].

Blog - The Activist Toolkit Blog October 8
Image: DrRandomFactor (original), RaviC/Wikimedia Commons
Maya Bhullar | A toolkit to help get out the vote and to dig through misinformation in the 2019 federal election.
Blog - The Activist Toolkit Blog October 2
Michael Hurley. Image: CUPE. Used with permission.
Maya Bhullar | Michael Hurley, president of the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions, explains how Ford government cuts threaten Ontario's beleaguered health-care system.
Blog - The Activist Toolkit Blog October 1
Image Credit: from flickr by howtostartablogonline.net https://www.flickr.com/photos/143601516@N03/28153267016
Maya Bhullar | People say online activism makes no difference or that the left can't meme. But the right has weaponized trolling to radicalize users. Can we stop feeding the trolls -- and actually organize online?
Blog - The Activist Toolkit Blog September 20
Image: Taymaz Valley/Flickr
Maya Bhullar | Justin Trudeau's blackface revelations have opened up discussion on race in Canada in a way never seen before. Here are some tools to engage.
Blog - The Activist Toolkit Blog September 17
Harvey Bischof, president of the Ontario Secondary School Teacher's Federation. Image: OSSTF
Maya Bhullar | rabble.ca launches its back to school series to amplify the union fightbacks.
Blog - The Activist Toolkit Blog September 6
Workers at the Ritzy Cinema, Brixton striking in 2014. Image: M.o.B 68/Wikimedia Commons
Maya Bhullar | This Labour Day, unions across Canada are facing new attacks as the majority of provinces now have conservative governments which are rolling back social services and workers' rights.
Blog - The Activist Toolkit Blog August 26
Burning rainforest in Brazil. Image: NASA/Wikimedia Commons
Maya Bhullar | Hope is better than despair, so let's act together.
Blog - The Activist Toolkit Blog August 7
Photo: Born 1945/Flickr
Maya Bhullar | August is here. It is time to think of the fights that will be coming up when legislatures come back into session. Here are some summer reading suggestions to make effective change.
Blog - The Activist Toolkit Blog July 19
Detention centre fencing in Australia. Photo: David Stanley/Flickr
Maya Bhullar | A roundup of organizations and tools which are helping to fight against immigrant detention in Quebec.
Blog - The Activist Toolkit Blog July 11
Photo: Premier of Ontario Photography/Flickr
Maya Bhullar | To help you fight back and organize this summer, the Activist Toolkit has pulled together links to accounts and fact checks for some of the Ford government's cuts.
Blog - The Activist Toolkit Blog July 3
Maya Bhullar | Many activists argue that "environmental racism" is a new and pernicious face of colonialism and historic discrimination. Here are environmental justice campaigns that need support.
Blog - The Activist Toolkit Blog June 18
Image Credit: William James Topley/Library and Archives Canada/Wikimedia Commons
Maya Bhullar | On June 21, 2019 Canada commemorates National Indigenous Peoples Day. Let's stand with the organizers fighting for Indigenous rights.
Blog - The Activist Toolkit Blog June 10
Image Credit:  Wikimedia by SlowKing7, 2019 Women's March on Washington, D.C.1191784.jpg
Maya Bhullar | Concrete things that you can do to make sure that women are safe and the report moves forward.
Blog - The Activist Toolkit Blog May 31
Maya Bhullar | American justice is quite expensive. Under the Trump administration, it's become even more expensive for immigrants. Here are six ways to help on the ground
Blog - The Activist Toolkit Blog April 24
Image from Ashley Reyns for Ottawa ACORN, used with permission
Herongate ACORN Tenant Leaders | When a corporate landlord served tenants of the Herongate community in Ottawa with eviction notices, the community began organizing to fight displacement and corporate gentrification.
Blog - The Activist Toolkit Blog April 11
Image: Anouck Carsignol
Maya Bhullar | The Activist Toolkit followed up with organizers in the crowd and put together this blog to report on the tools activists have developed in their organizing efforts.
Blog - The Activist Toolkit Blog March 21
Photo Credit: Angela N. Riley, Extinction Rebellion Halifax used with permission
Maya Bhullar | We were inspired by students coming out on March 15 to demand that local and federal government take real steps to combat climate change. Here's what worked, what didn't and what's next.
Blog - The Activist Toolkit Blog March 14
Image Credit: Rise and Resist/Facebook https://www.facebook.com/events/785534701807241/
Maya Bhullar | In Canada from Inuvik to St. John's, in cities and towns in every province, students are joining the global student strike for the climate on March 15.
Blog - The Activist Toolkit Blog March 8
This image was originally posted to Flickr by mollyktadams at https://flickr.com/photos/51008844@N03/35211936200
Tina Beier | Since June, Doug Ford's government has taken steps to systematically undermine women's rights. Read on for ways to fight back against his anti-women agenda.
Blog - The Activist Toolkit Blog February 27
Photo Credit: Flickr, sylvar https://www.flickr.com/photos/sylvar/3054077849
Maya Bhullar | We know the danger that organizing using hate poses. We need to organize against it. Here are some groups, both new coalitions and old hats, who are currently active in the fight against racism.
Blog - The Activist Toolkit Blog February 8
Image from Pixabay, labeled for reuse https://pixabay.com/en/hand-fight-street-fist-logo-48284/
Maya Bhullar | The Activist Toolkit takes a look at changing fortunes of Progressive Conservatives across Canada in the slate of elections coming up.
Blog - The Activist Toolkit Blog January 24
Women's March Toronto. Photo: Silvia Maresca/Wikimedia Commons
Maya Bhullar | On January 19, women across the world marched. In many Canadian communities, in freezing cold weather, women stomped and jumped about as they stood up for women's rights.
Blog - The Activist Toolkit Blog December 23
Image: Pezibear/Pixabay
Maya Bhullar | This year, we stood in solidarity with activists organizing against hate. Check out the Activist Toolkit's favourite fights of 2018.
Blog - The Activist Toolkit Blog December 13
Agitate, Educate, Organize by Josh McPhee https://creativecommons.org/2017/03/08/just-seeds/
Maya Bhullar | Veteran organizers south of the border share some lessons for working toward social change.
Blog - The Activist Toolkit Blog November 7
Person holds sign reading "We are all immigrants." Photo: takomabibelot/Flickr
Maya Bhullar | Tangible ways to help organizations addressing the needs of migrants in Mexico.
Blog - The Activist Toolkit Blog September 4
Children boarding school bus. Photo: SouthernWI/Flickr
Maya Bhullar | As we send our kids back to school, let's make sure our MPPs know that we do not support the politicization of our kids' education.
Blog - The Activist Toolkit Blog August 22
Image from CWCF, used with permission
Maya Bhullar | A conversation with Hazel Corcoran, Executive Director of the Canadian Workers Co-operative Federation, about ways to collectivize in various co-operative models.
Blog - The Activist Toolkit Blog August 16
Human rights campaigners protest against arms sales to Saudi Arabia. Photo: Campaign Against Arms Trade/Flickr
rabble staff | How do we apply pressure to push for changes in the relationship with Saudi Arabia? Here are three progressive comprehensive campaigns that could make a real impact.
Blog - The Activist Toolkit Blog August 11
Image: Linda Silas
Maya Bhullar | Linda Silas of the Canadian Federation of Nurses Union discusses the fight for a national pharmacare guided by principles of universality, single payer, public administration, and national formulary.
Blog - The Activist Toolkit Blog July 18
Image labelled for reuse, https://www.flickr.com/photos/91593630@N08/21450772914
Maya Bhullar | In the wake of the recent Ontario elections, Briarpatch Magazine, the Council of Canadians, Solidarity Ottawa and the Fight for $15 and Fairness organized panels with grassroots organizers.

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