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NoBlogs

Noblogs.org is a bloggin platform that uses Wordpress for the backend, so it's very easy to use. However, unlike mainstream sites like Blogspot, you can use the platform completely anonymously. None of your data is logged and the site is run by an Italian collective rooted in radical organizing.

From their website: 

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Filing an access to information request to the Canadian Federal Government

The British Columbia Civil Liberties Association has put out this awesome guide on filing an access to information request to the Canadian Federal Government. Some federal government bodies that might have information about you are the RCMP, the Canadian Security Intelligence Service (CSIS), the Canada Border Services Agency, the Correctional Service of Canada, Natural Resources Canada, and so other federal organizations.

Why file an access to information request?

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Former NDP MP and social justice activist Dan Heap, dead at 88

photo: flickr/ginny

Dan Heap died Friday. He was 88.

The longtime NDP MP for the Trinity-Spadina riding in Toronto served in Parliament from 1981-1993. He was a staunch advocate for the homeless, peace, the labour movement, and human rights.

Olivia Chow knew Dan Heap well. She wrote about his life and work in this article for the Toronto Star.

You can read more here.

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| April 25, 2014

Powermapping

A powermap is a tool that helps activists figure out who (person, institution) exactly holds power and what could motivate them to do what you want. Powermaps are most frequently used for strategic campaign planning to figure out targets but they have many uses. Powermapping can help you figure out how to get a politician to vote yes on your issue, coax an on the fence organization to take a public stand or help you persuade a funder to give your collective a grant.

To make a powermap:

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Steve D'Arcy on militant protest

Author and activist Steve D'Arcy explains how social movements can use militant protest to strengthen democracy.

Related rabble.ca story:

| April 21, 2014
The F Word

Who am I to do this?: The importance of kindness in activism

April 14, 2014
| Ariana Barer speaks with Pragya Sharma about the importance of kindness in activism and shifting our thinking around struggles for social change.
Length: 28:16 minutes (16.19 MB)
| April 7, 2014
Africafiles: The Pulse

Strengthening the rule of law in Zimbabwe

April 2, 2014
| Human rights lawyer Beatrice Mtetwa has spent her career fighting for a strong rule of law in Zimbabwe despite facing harassment and arrest.
Length: 16:24 minutes (11.26 MB)
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