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Are you looking for coverage of democratic movements like Occupy, the Maple Spring and Idle No More? Do you want to hear from seasoned journalists and community organizers? Do you like quality podcasts, and engaging video? Do you like sharing and talking about your ideas?
Well: rabble, rabble, rabble.
We tell the stories of activists, of social movements, of workers, of communities fighting for change. We offer news from around the world and news from your neighbourhood. Since day one almost a dozen years ago, we have supported an active discussion board on the issues of the day, all the while finding the stories and angles that go under-reported.
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Thank you for reading this story…
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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