Judy Rebick

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Judy Rebick is the author of Transforming Power: From the Personal to the Political and was the founding publisher of rabble.ca. She also holds the CAW Sam Gindin Chair in Social Justice and Democracy.

Love and respect was political reality for Jack Layton

Jack Layton during the 2011 federal election campaign. Photo: Matt Jiggins/Flickr
Judy Rebick: 'Thank you for showing us what working from a place of love means.'

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Beyond resistance: From the old to the new Left

Welcome to rabble.ca's extended series on the Canadian left -- Reinventing democracy, reclaiming the commons: A progressive dialogue on the future of Canada -- a look at where it stands after the 2011 federal election, and what the future can hold. The series will run in this, rabble.ca's 10th year, and is curated by journalist Murray Dobbin.


One hoax to rule them all

One hoax to rule them all: The Hobbit movie tar sands hoax revealed. Photo: Erin Byrnes
A tale of dirty oil, a Hollywood blockbuster, Yes Men shenanigans, the ever-helpful media and activist geniuses.

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Detroit's Social Forum inspires in a city that has suffered

Three years ago, I followed my heart to Atlanta, Georgia, to attend the first U.S. Social Forum. I had attended several World Social Forums and was convinced that this new way of organizing was building social movements in a more democratic and inclusive way.

I was also part of a failed attempt to organize a social forum in Canada that hit against the shoals of national conflicts. So when I heard there was to be a U.S. Social Forum, I knew I had to go.


'Svend Robinson: A Life in Politics' reflects on a brilliant activist and a courageous politician

Svend Robinson: A Life in Politics

by Graeme Truelove
(New Star Books,

Judy Rebick was the founding publisher of rabble.ca and has known Svend Robinson for many decades. Rebick recalls that she can’t remember the first time they met, but that Robinson was always one of the MP’s who she and her community looked to for support in the House of Commons. Rebick and Robinson were also allies on the left of the NDP especially during the 1980s. Rebick supported his bid for leadership and both were in the leadership of the New Politics Initiative in 2002.

Rebick writes this review from the perspective of the personal and the political of her friend and ally Svend Robinson.



| September 26, 2013
| July 1, 2013

10 key points for becoming a more compassionate activist

Occupy the Economy organizer guide.

(Occupy the Economy ,
Free download )

We have been great friends for the last ten years. Judy comes from a history of left and feminist activism, Velcrow is an activist film maker who has focused on environmental and spiritual activism. Over these ten years, we have learned a lot from each other, leading to collaboration on each of our projects.


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