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How to host a Vegan Challenge

The Vegan Challenge (or vegan pledge) is a good way for "veg-curious" people to try a vegan diet for a short time in a fun environment under the guidance of a vegan who already knows the ropes. One of the barriers to exploring vegan food in our society is the myth that vegan food is weird. A Vegan Challenge is also a great opportunity to dispel that myth.

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Stop US-Style Voter Suppression from Becoming Canadian Law!

The new Bill set to strip Canadians of their voting rights, incredibly dubbed the Fair Elections Act would affect Canadians most at risk of not getting their voice heard. Not only would it be harder for young people, indigenous people and low income people to vote.

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March 26, 2014 |
We are sounding the alarm to alert Canadians to the fact that the Harper government is not providing federal leadership in health care.
March 19, 2014 |
We are sounding the alarm to alert Canadians that the expiry of the Health Accord means the end of federal leadership in health care and cuts of $36 billion to health transfers over 10 years.

Adblock Plus

Adblock plus is an amazing free add-on to the Firefox, Chrome, Oprea, Android and Internet Explorer browsers. It will block on the ads on a webpage (even Youtube and Facebook). That includes banner ads, pop-up ads, any kind of shilling is removed. Considering the average Canadian spends almost 44 hours a month online, that's a lot of possible marketing power that you can literally take away with a few clicks.

Many sites (rabble.ca included!) use ads to generate revenu. When those ads are blocked, it can be detrimental to the website's success. Adblock Plus is configurable, so it's easy to change your setting so that you see ads only on certain sites that you want to support or have very unintrusive ads. 

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Pipelines, Tar Sands & the Environment

Sunday, April 6, 2014 - 11:00am - 1:00pm

Location

918 Bathurst
918 Bathurst Street
Toronto, ON
Canada
43° 40' 6.6936" N, 79° 24' 46.0656" W

In the last year, Toronto residents have contested a plan to pump toxic tar sands oil through the city, while the Lac Megantic disaster makes us wonder what dangers lurk on our railway lines. Meanwhile, the city has been hit by two extreme climate events. We’re caught up in world climate change: What can we do?  At this Bagel Brunch, John Riddell and  Diane Meredith will share their  views on what has and can be done nationally and provincially. Diane Meredith has been active in the mining justice and Aboriginal sovereignty movement for many years and has been focusing on the issue of Tar Sands development nationally and specifically Line 9 provincially. John Ridell is a member of East End Against Line 9 and an ecosocialist activist.

Refreshments provided.

| March 6, 2014
Photo: Jennifer Castro/flickr
| March 4, 2014
Columnists

Remembering the inspired vision of Chokwe Lumumba

Photo: Natalie Maynor/flickr

The world lost a visionary activist this week, with the death of Chokwe Lumumba, the newly elected mayor of Jackson, Miss. Lumumba died unexpectedly at the age of 66 of an apparent heart attack. Last June, he won the mayoral race in this capital of Mississippi, a city steeped in the history of racism and violence. He was a champion of human rights, a pioneering radical attorney, a proud Black Nationalist and a dedicated public servant. While his friends, family and allies mourn his death, there is much in his life to celebrate.

Seven severe flops served up by the Sochi Olympics

Photo: flickr/Atos International

The 2014 Winter Olympics contained many warm fuzzy moments for Canadians: the Dufour-Lapointe sisters topping the women's moguls' podium, speedskater Gilmore Junio giving his spot to a teammate who went on to win silver, repeat gold medals for men's and women's hockey teams. But these glittering moments are powerful distractions, clouding issues from the Games. Before Sochi's Olympics fade into a shiny memory, let's round up some of the darker issues:

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