rabble blogs are the personal pages of some of Canada's most insightful progressive activists and commentators. All opinions belong to the writer; however, writers are expected to adhere to our guidelines. We welcome new bloggers -- contact us for details.

rabble has been shortlisted for four COPA awards

Please chip in to support more articles like this. Support rabble.ca today for as little as $1 per month!

Image: Olivia Robinson

The work we do at rabble.ca to share grassroots and uniquely progressive perspectives directly to your screens each week is truly a team effort.

And this year, members of our reporting team are being recognized for this work at the Canadian Online Publishing Awards (COPA).

Pro Bono columnist Celia Chandler is competing for best blog column for her pieces reflecting on medically assisted death in Canada. Parliamentary correspondent Karl Nerenberg is competing for best news coverage for his coverage of Bill 21 in Quebec, and how it is about the fear of difference, not secularism. Columnist Antonia Zerbisias is competing for best continuing coverage of a news story for her persistent coverage of Doug Ford's government in Ontario and its regressive policies. rabble.ca is also short-listed for best community news website -- special shout-out to the editorial team for this category: Michelle Gregus, Matthew DiMera, Sophia Reuss, Victoria Fenner, Christina Turner and Brenda O'Farrell for their focus on the Green New Deal and climate crisis; Maya Bhullar, Humberto DaSilva and Raul Burbano for their coverage of the 2018 Venezuelan election; and Zaid Noorsumar (labour reporting) and Phillip Dwight Morgan (Toronto municipal election coverage) for their work as staff writers.

rabble will be competing among other publications such as Huffington Post Canada, CTV and Policy Options.

"It's an honour for rabble and its body of work to be considered, and we thank all of our contributors for their amazing reporting over the past year. We are so excited to see their work recognized on a larger scale," says rabble.ca publisher Kim Elliott.

Thanks to rabble staff from the past year, including operations coordinator Tania Ehret, administrative coordinator Shirley Marquez, and Marianela Ramos, working on graphic design, who each play a critical role behind the scenes of this nonprofit media organization.

COPA winners will be announced in November.

Image: Olivia Robinson

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.

And so we’re asking you if you could make a donation, right now, to help us carry forward on our mission. Make a donation today.

Comments

We welcome your comments! rabble.ca embraces a pro-human rights, pro-feminist, anti-racist, queer-positive, anti-imperialist and pro-labour stance, and encourages discussions which develop progressive thought. Our full comment policy can be found here. Learn more about Disqus on rabble.ca and your privacy here. Please keep in mind:

Do

  • Tell the truth and avoid rumours.
  • Add context and background.
  • Report typos and logical fallacies.
  • Be respectful.
  • Respect copyright - link to articles.
  • Stay focused. Bring in-depth commentary to our discussion forum, babble.

Don't

  • Use oppressive/offensive language.
  • Libel or defame.
  • Bully or troll.
  • Post spam.
  • Engage trolls. Flag suspect activity instead.