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Keep rabble online -- let's talk numbers

| March 11, 2016
Keep rabble online -- let's talk numbers

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Dear rabble readers,

We've already heard from Avi Lewis, Murray Dobbin and Pam Palmater about why you should donate and support independent media and help out the activists and organizations fighting for the climate, Indigenous rights and social justice in Canada. But now we need to talk about numbers.

The first number is 0.

That's what we charge for rabble's daily progressive online news coverage. It's completely free. We're able to do this because of our non-profit structure that keeps costs low, and the help of our allies and readers that keeps our news coverage completely independent.

The next one is 207.

While corporate media outlets insist on the benefits of the Trans-Pacific Partnership, rabble has published over 207 columns, news items, podcasts, polls, and videos that critique, unravel, and scrutinize the TPP. 

How about the figure 8,400?

That's the amount of money we need our readers to donate by midnight on March 17 to keep rabble online.

And the number 25.

If everyone who read this email donated just $25 we could upgrade our website, expand our local coverage, hire the next generation of young, talented, and diverse journalists and writers, and we wouldn't have to fundraise for years.

Lastly, the number 1.

That's you. The one donation that will get us to our fundraising goal. Click here right now and bring us one step closer to staying online for another year. By going to our secure donate page right now and giving what you can you'll help support independent, non-profit, progressive media in Canada for all 12 months of the next year.

In solidarity,

Kim Elliott
Publisher, rabble.ca

P.S.: Donations received before midnight on March 17 are eligible to receive a free copy of the Best of rabble 2015, Pam Palmater's new book Indigenous Nationhood or a DVD copy of This Changes Everything -- the new documentary film by Avi Lewis!

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