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This is rabble.ca's staff blog. Visit this blog regularly for updates about rabble, and comments and observations from staff members, with occasional visits by board members and volunteers. While our website "mascot" Ruckus the sock monkey is on vacation, our staff blog is represented by this gorgeous ladybug, who is sporting the *rabble.ca* colours and reminds us that there are good, "beneficial" pests, like independent media who bug the right folks.

Your support makes change

| December 14, 2012
Your support makes change

Together we can change the conversation in our communities, in our organizations, in our political work. During our winter donation drive, going on right now, we need your support to keep reporting news for the rest of us. You can donate right here.

Please support reporting on the Hill for the rest of us.

At rabble.ca our intrepid award-winning Parliamentary reporter Karl Nerenberg has been very busy bringing you the news and analysis out of Ottawa you need to know. Recently he was the first and possibly the only reporter to report on Immigration Minister Jason Kenney’s admission that Hungary does not simply “respect human rights.” As Karl put it, “Canada is poised to give comfort to 'hateful, xenophobic nutbars'." Plus, Karl has written on how the “Federal Court can stop U.S.-style voter suppression from taking root in Canada” (with a follow-up here) and how “The F-35: The kind of 'electoral fraud' that should topple a government.”

If you think Karl’s reporting is important, please donate today.Your donation keeps our labour reporting going, please donate today. Once upon a time, daily newspapers had labour reporters, who covered strikes, negotiations, and who investigated the conditions that workers endured. rabble.ca is proud that we carry on the tradition of labour news reporting with our special labour section. This fall, we went further and, in partnership with the CAW, hired our first labour beat reporter, Lori Theresa Waller. Lori's work will involve covering meetings, conferences, media briefings and interviews with leaders in the labour movement. Check out her most recent labour news roundup, “Top labour stories this week: Omnibus budget bill passes, CP rail job cuts, Labrador mine operator guilty in worker death.”

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