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Ring in the New Year with new media

| December 30, 2015
Ring in the new year with new media - support rabble.ca

Independent media is on the rise -- support rabble and ring in the New Year with new media!

Each day, more and more Canadians resolve to shed a traditional source of news, entertainment, or information. Corporate media really is losing its influence-peddling grip on Canadians. At rabble, we’re feeling the effects of this change every day -- higher demand for our news coverage, record-breaking web traffic, a huge increase in our readership -- so much so that over the federal election, rabble reached over one million readers!

Be a part of the change and ring in the New Year with new media. Make a resolution for 2016 to support independent media with a donation today.

Over the next two months of our winter fundraiser rabble must raise $50,000 from our readers like you to continue reporting and implement our vital strategy for 2016. These plans include revamping our website, launching a Trudeau Watch series, and amplifying the work of social justice organizations.

Canadians abandoning tradition is both necessary and bold. But independent media is not inevitable. It takes your help. It takes you making a resolution for the New Year to be a part of the change. You’ve already supported rabble just by being a reader or having been a current or past donor. For that, we thank you. We couldn’t have made it this far without you

If you want us to keep making change, fighting for social justice and feel strongly that rabble needs to be better, have a better website, keep a watchful eye on Trudeau, and cover the activists and groups fighting for social change across the country, well, then you have to do something about it, don't you? Make your contribution right now.

No amount is too big or too small for 2016. And if you donate now, you'll be glad you did.

Bonus: monthly donors of $8 or more receive a gift of either Pam Palmater's new book Indigenous Nationhood or a DVD copy of This Changes Everything, the new film by Avi Lewis.

Let’s make 2016 a year of change.

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