Welcome to the Lynn Williams Activist Toolkit, an exciting new project of rabble.ca currently in Beta. The Toolkit is a wiki-style section of the rabble site devoted to content collaboration. It contains a growing number of encyclopedic resources that you can write. The Toolkit is named after activist, organizer, and labour leader, Lynn Williams, whose commitment to social justice has inpired generations of United Steeworker activists. Read more about Lynn Williams here. Participate in the Toolkit! See our User Guide, and please check out the toolkit blog and podcast.
Workshop
The Income Security Advocacy Centre offers a number of free resources including the Ending Poverty workshop (pdf). A Word Version is also available on the site.
Guides
This Secret Underground Guide to Social Media for (large) Organizations is meant to help you answer questions like: 1) How do you convince your boss to even experiment with social media? etc.
On This Day
On June 15th, 2000, an anti-poverty demonstration on the steps of the Ontario Legislature was met with police violence, resulting in what is commonly known as the Queen's Park Riot
links to other great image galleries that you can use
Software
Audacity is free, simple, open source audio editing software
On This Day
On February 5, 1981 286 men were arrested in a series of raids on Toronto area bathhouses, the largest mass arrest since the October Crisis
On This Day
on June 15, 1944 the CCF (precursor to the NDP), swept to power in Saskatechewan in a landslide election victory under leader Tommy Douglas.
On This Day
On October 5, 1970 the Front de liberation du Quebec kidnapped British Trade Commissioner James Cross, sparking the October Crisis
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On May 31, 2007 Commissioner Sydney Linden ruled that the Ontario Government, OPP and former premier Mike Harris bore responsibility for the shooting death of Dudley George during the Ipperwash Crisis
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On October 17, 1988 the Supreme Court of Canada removed the last major barrier to universal suffrage in Canada, granting institutionalized mental health patients the right to vote
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Prisoners' Justice Day began with a hunger strike and day of mourning by prisoners in Millhaven Institution on August 10, 1975 in memory of Edward Nolan.
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the Winnipeg General Strike began on May 15, 1919 in response to the breakdown of negotiations between trade unions and bosses
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the Oka Crisis was a standoff between the Mohawk Nation of Kanesatake and Canadian security forces that began July 11, 1990
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On March 20, 2003 the United States launched its second war of agression against Iraq resulting in the defeat of the Baathist regime and an ongoing military occupation
On This Day
the Stonewall Uprising was a series of actions that took place in response to a police raid on the Stonewall Inn on June 28, 1969
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Cyber Dissidents are citizen journalists or bloggers who are often imprisoned for their political views in states that censor
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the ISM is a Palestinian solidarity organization that invites civilians to travel to the West Bank and Gaza and participate in non-violent protest against the Israeli occupation
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the School of the Americas (SOA) is a United States facility located at Fort Benning, Georgia that trained over 60,000 Latin American intelligence officers in torture and counter-insurgency
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Code Pink is a women-led grassroots solidarity initiative that opposes militarism.
Software
random.org is a random number generator that can be used for computer applications
Software
Worldmapper is a collection of maps that are resized according to a particular subject. This provides a very starting visual method of appreciating the way that we use our resources
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Tent City was a well known homeless squat on the Lakeshore in Toronto that existed from 1999-2002
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the Montreal Anarchist Bookfair is the largest anti-authoritarian convergence of it's kind in North America
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The Vancouver Five (a.k.a. Direct Action) were a group of urban guerillas operating on Canada's West Coast in the early 1980's
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the Free and Open Source Software Movement is a socio-political movement aimed at providing unrestricted access to software tools
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South End Press is a well known independent, non-profit and progressive book publisher that is collectively run
Guides
How to organize a variety of events
Guides
how to organize and provide Event First Aid and Street Medicine for large conferences, rallies and demonstrations
Guides
A guide to crafting your own zine and getting it out into the scene
Guides
How to start your own radio show.

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