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Introducing the rabble.ca app for iPhone, iTouch and iPad! And how you can win an iTouch!

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rabble.ca celebrates its ninth birthday April 18th, and we recognize that we would not have made it this far without the community who uses rabble as a medium to be informed on progressive issues, to share news and analysis, and to interact with others - not to mention all of you who contribute to rabble as members and donors. So, in the spirit of thanking you and of celebrating - we got you something!

Today we are launching the rabble.ca iPhone app!  Download it for free and experience an entirely new way of interacting with rabble on your iPhone, iTouch or iPad! Keep change at hand!

Download the app here right now.

And more: Don't already have a device that can use the app? Follow rabble on Twitter this week and learn how you can win an iTouch!

You heard right! Follow @rabbleca on Twitter, and then retweet the following: "Follow @rabbleca and learn how you can win an iTouch, pre-loaded with the new rabble iPhone app!", and you will be entered into a random draw to win an iTouch. When we hit 200 RTs, we'll randomly draw the winner! (Note only one RT will be counted per Twitter follower).

More on our new app for iPhone, iTouch and iPad!

In partnership with developer Spreed Inc., we are very excited to announce the launch of our iPhone, iTouch and iPad application. It is a whole new way of experiencing and interacting with the content on rabble.ca using your mobile device.

Looking for an independent take on Canadian media stories? Keep change at hand. rabble.ca is Canada's only national independent media source for news, analysis, blogs, podcasts, discussion and video. Launched in 2001, this online magazine hosts Canada’s biggest independent podcast network, the rpn, and most active progressive discussion board: babble, as well as portals to Canadian civil society organizations and other independent media. rabble.ca also regularly hosts live video-streaming productions.

Features writers including Naomi Klein, Linda McQuaig, Murray Dobbin, Jessica Yee, Judy Rebick, Amy Goodman and many more new and well-known progressive thinkers. Top issues: Canadian Politics, US politics, Afghanistan, Labour News, Environment, Culture, Books, Indigenous Rights, Haiti, Women, Economy, Gaza/Palestine, LGBTI, and more! Keep your applications updated as we will be constantly adding to our list of features and sections.

How to download the rabble.ca app from your iTunes online store: 

From your computer or your iPhone, iTouch or iPad, open the iTunes store. Go to the App Store. Search "rabble.ca" and voila! You'll be directed to the rabble.ca app. Click on the "Free App" button below the "r", and begin exploring rabble content on your device!

Note: The minimum supported OS is now v3.0. If you are using an iPod Touch with OS v2, please update your device's OS via iTunes.

Like what you see? Please help raise the profile of the app and review it, and recommend it on Twitter and Facebook.

See info about the rabble.ca iPhone app in MacWorld!


April 18th 2010 also marks the first day of rabble's 10th year! Stay tuned for more special announcements, events, and surprises... as we build towards celebrating our 10th anniversary in April 2011

rabble.ca is a non-profit organization. We rely on user membership and donations to continue bringing you our progressive take on Canadian news. Please consider joining or donating today.


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More people are reading rabble.ca than ever and unlike many news organizations, we have never put up a paywall – at rabble we’ve always believed in making our reporting and analysis free to all, while striving to make it sustainable as well. Media isn’t free to produce. rabble’s total budget is likely less than what big corporate media spend on photocopying (we kid you not!) and we do not have any major foundation, sponsor or angel investor. Our main supporters are people and organizations -- like you. This is why we need your help. You are what keep us sustainable.

rabble.ca has staked its existence on you. We live or die on community support -- your support! We get hundreds of thousands of visitors and we believe in them. We believe in you. We believe people will put in what they can for the greater good. We call that sustainable.

So what is the easy answer for us? Depend on a community of visitors who care passionately about media that amplifies the voices of people struggling for change and justice. It really is that simple. When the people who visit rabble care enough to contribute a bit then it works for everyone.

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