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Activist Toolkit weekly roundup: Vikileaks, community resistance, mad workshops, Women's Day

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Dear Vic Toews,

Today I'm writing my blog all about Internet activism and community resistance. I'm featuring tools that can be used by community members to organize against mining, factory farms and highlighting tech guides that could keep other activists safer online. I'll even plug my latest podcast, Constructing Change: Decolonizing activism somewhere before my weekly roundup. Then I might have some tea. Just thought you should know. #tellvictoewseverything

The Activist Toolkit is a wiki! Add comments to tools, post your own or edit what's there. Check out the user's guide for more information.

Weekly roundup

Get in the loop about Bill C-30 and read up on the history of other unsuccessful Internet spying bills with this rabblepedia entry.

Not interested in telling Vic everything? No worries, this guide to anonymous blogging will keep your IP untraceable (at least, under current legislation).

Lobbying is an effective way activists can influence changes in policies. Internal lobbying is the art of befriending politicians, officials and staff at any level of government. Find out how to become an expert lobbyist with this guide.

Mining doesn't just affect the environment: it has an impact on entire communities. Big or small, this organizing guide for community-centred health assessments will get everyone in town involved.

Like mines, factory farms can have serious consequences on local environments, health and economies. Don't let corporate farms push your community around: use this guide to confront them.

Good communities can be a great support for mad folks. Radical consent for mad folks is easier to figure out with the help of this workshop outline.

QR codes can help you pack more information into your campaign materials, but it's a delicate balance between being tech savvy and inaccessible. Learn more about the codes with this software entry.

At Ottawa Fashion Week, a Montreal designer who put her models in blackface got a standing ovation.  Read about the history and modern legacy of this blatantly racist trope.

When violence happens in an activist community, restorative justice can be a solution. This detailed workshop overview is great place to start.

March 8 is International Women's Day, but why wait? Read more about how the day came to be a global event

Events

Ottawa

Bowling for Abla: A Justice for Abla Fundraiser

Don't attack Iran rally (TONIGHT)

Sound Changes: A symposium on music and social justice

Montreal

Check out the radical queer semaine events going on this week!

Toronto

Portrait of Resistance: The Art and Activism of Carole Conde and Karl Beveridge

Challenging racism and sexism in the labour movement

Emergency assembly: healthcare cuts are coming

Vancouver

Rally for the future of Mount Pleasant

Add more tools, comments or suggestions in the comments section below!

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