Sweet Pepper Success

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Thank you, thank you and thank you. The success of our month-long “rabble-raisers” campaign is really heartening. We thought we were ambitious to aim for $25,000, but our readers and supporters came through. Did I say thank you?

We’re following up this success with other efforts. We’re contacting more potential supporters, both online and through paper mail. We’re planning some fun events (see below for details). We continue to approach foundations, organizations, prospective advertisers and promising major donors.

And, of course, we still welcome donations from anyone who didn’t quite make it to our peppery campaign. Supporting rabble is just a click away.

Now, here’s the fun stuff:

November 17
A Rabble-Rousing Conspiracy
VANCOUVER: A Western Theatre Conspiracy and rabble.ca present an evening of wild words and subversive sounds. Join us on World Peace Day for a jam-packed party in support of independent Webmag rabble.ca and Satiricon B’s production of Night Desk, a new comedy by Tim Carlson, supported by A Western Theatre Conspiracy. Featuring:

  • music by Jon Wood, Rick Maddocks (the band Eight Hands), DJ Construct and the “hot-club swing” of Swing Soniq;
  • comedy by Jesus Murphy;
  • a short film by Pat Harrison, and a reading from Night Desk — one hilariously dark evening in the newsroom;
  • writer and rabble contributing editor Lynn Coady with a preview reading from her new novel, Saints of Big Harbour.
  • Studio 16
    1555 West 7th Avenue @ Granville
    Doors open at 8:30 p.m.
    Admission: $10
    Info: 604-731-1950
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November 21
Book Launch for the Rabble
TORONTO: Arsenal Pulp Press and rabble.ca present grey: Stories for Grown-Ups. Editor in chief Judy MacDonald will read from her new book, sing the praises ofrabble, sign almost anything you want and gladly accept donations to her favourite Website. Guaranteed to be there: rabblers, babblers and a multitude of characters  possibly even a guest appearance by rabble.ca’s very own auntie.com. Also: good music to dance to after the signing, selling and donating are done.

The Mockingbird
580 King Street West
6 to 9 p.m. (it can go later if you want)
Free Admission
Info: 416-963-3535
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& And In December

Something is in the works for Winnipeg, too. Stay tuned.

A big pre-holiday fundraising bash in Toronto is looking likely as well. Again, stay tuned.

Any volunteers? Don’t be shy — e-mail me. I’d also love to hear suggestions for other events and ideas for possible fundraisers.

Finally, many, many thanks. Have I said thanks already?

Further Reading

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.

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