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.
What's your top priority for the next Ontario budget?
Ontario has lost about 200,000 jobs since the recession started. Many of the jobs we do have are part-time. Ontario cities and towns are hurting. Good jobs must be the governments top priority in Dalton McGuintys next budget.
rabble.ca's Wayne MacPhail interviews Sean McGivern, the owner of the Grass ROots Organics EcoFarm in Desboro, Ontario. Sean runs an organic farm and raises heritage grains and livestock. He's responsible for sparking a revival of eco-friendly farming in the Grey and Bruce counties in Ontario.
Self publishing amongst activists has a colourful, jaggedly cut and political history. Zines have been scattered around in one form or another since words were written on paper, but for activists and political artists, zines really took off in the pre-online world of the 1990s. Popularized by the riot grrrl movement, a product of feminism and alternative rock in North America, zines quickly became an invaluable vehicle for manifestos and sharing lived experiences. Nowadays, zines can be found online and in print. This guide will go over how to put together a zine cover to cover and include:
What's a zine?
Figuring out formatting
Whats a zine
Public outreach basically means getting the word out about a campaign and connecting with people who'd be interested. It can also be used to increase pressures on politicians, communities and spread information. The best public outreach gets people to understand and care about your campaign. This guide will cover:
Crafting a message
Crafting a message