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Building Social Movements through Alternative Media

Sunday, May 9, 2010 - 10:30am - 4:30pm


Scadding Court Community Centre
Corner of Dundas and Bathurst
43° 39' 8.2872" N, 79° 24' 21.654" W

Building Social Movements Through Alternative Media

A roundtable discussion and conference.


Michelle Langlois- In Cahoots editor,

Michael Goodman - Founding director,

Paul Manly - Project manager, Smart Docs

Steve Anderson -

Amy Miller & Dru Oja Jay - Media Co-op and The Dominion

Lunch and conference by donation, no one will be turned away.

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LAUNCH OF DOMINION G8/G20 ISSUE and opening night of the Mining (in)Justice Conference

Friday, May 7, 2010 - 8:00pm - Saturday, May 8, 2010 - 12:00am


The Ram in the Rye
55 Gould Street (Corner of Gould St & Church St.)
43° 39' 28.9188" N, 79° 22' 43.3308" W

The Dominion Media Co-op is excited to launch the next Dominion special issue on the G8/G20 across the country in less than two weeks!

If you would like to help distribute copies in your community or host a launch event please get in touch with Amy:

To help distribute in the Greater Toronto Area please

The Toronto Media Co-op is pleased to invite you to the special issue launch party!

Making Media Public: Global Crises and Local Opportunities, a conference on the state and future of media in Canada

Thursday, May 6, 2010 - 7:00pm - Saturday, May 8, 2010 - 4:30pm


Ryerson University and York University Toronto, ON
43° 39' 9" N, 79° 22' 54.0012" W

We are pleased to announce Making Media Public: Global Crises and Local Opportunities, a conference on the state and future of media in Canada.

May 6, 7p.m.: Opening panel: The Trouble with Media, Ryerson University, Room ENG-LG11 (245 Church Street)

May 7-8, 2010 Workshops, 
York University, Toronto (See for full workshop schedule.)

Download the poster here.


Decoder - Episode 1

March 19, 2010
| In this episode - athletes online....the untamed side of internet by Electrobuddha...the world of virtual gaming...and a few of our favorite radio bloopers from radio shows gone by
Length: 26:42

Talking podcasts

March 16, 2010
| The rpn's Meagan Perry explains what podcasts are, how you can use them and what she's looking to include in the rabble podcast network.
Length: 12:49

Balaclava! VMC Broadsheet Issue 7

Balaclava! VMC Broadsheet Issue 7

"The Vancouver Media Coop has decided to continue on a trial basis, publishing a fortnightly broadsheet. Here is the March 1-15 Issue

Maker Culture: Home-brewed media tastes sweet

What drives people to get out the ink and paper or turn up the speakers and press record? Why does it matter? The Maker Culture team hear from people adding their own flavour to the media mix.

Literary Mash-ups
By Daniela DiStefano

What do you get when you cross 19th-century English literature with 21st-century biological monstrosities and ultraviolent sea serpents? You get something like Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters -- the latest in literary mash-ups.

Mash-ups are older than as Jane Austen herself. Although the formats vary -- music, film, literature, and art -- the process is mainly the same. Elements of different source materials, whether a classic novel or a widely recognized play, are mixed together to create a new composition.



What's wrong with business journalism in Canada

January 24, 2010
| Nick Fillmore says a recent article by the Globe and Mail on the sale of Ontario Crown corporations highlights some of the problems with business journalism in Canada.
Length: 10:17
rabble staff

Announcing the Not Rex Murphy contest!

| January 12, 2010

Canwest latest 'media giant' to exploit news operations

Editor's Note: This is the first of a five-part series that will address the need to develop independent media -- print, broadcast and Internet-based -- in Canada. All five articles will appear on This first article explores the reasons why traditional media or corporate media -- that is, corporate-owned newspapers, TV, and radio -- no longer provide reliable news and information to the Canadian public. The next article, to appear on December 15, will look at how for-profit corporate media have filtered and censored the news for decades.


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