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The Activist Toolkit Blog

The Activist Toolkit Blog is the place to catch up on what's new with the Toolkit. With weekly roundups of newly added tools, highlights of featured tools and extra multimedia content, you'll get up to date info on grassroots organizing. Check out the full activist toolkit at [url=http://rabble.ca/toolkit]rabble.ca/toolkit[/url].

Blog - The Activist Toolkit Blog October 16
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Maya Bhullar | It is important to organize online to undermine the spaces being used to spread hate and disinformation, but to make real change, we must all work on the ground.
Blog - The Activist Toolkit Blog September 8
Image: Joe deSousa/Flickr
Maya Bhullar | A reflection on the labour movement's achievements in 2020 so far.
Blog - The Activist Toolkit Blog August 24
Image: Marco Verch/Flickr
Maya Bhullar | Tools and updates to support teachers, students and administrative workers this September.
Blog - The Activist Toolkit Blog August 10
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Maya Bhullar | Activists are working to demand changes to improve the lives of workers in the food production industry across Canada.
Blog - The Activist Toolkit Blog July 8
Image: Colby Rex O'Neill
Maya Bhullar | On July 1, Idle No More and allies organized #CancelCanadaDay actions and a live broadcast to stop the annual celebration of stolen Indigenous land and stolen Indigenous lives.
Blog - The Activist Toolkit Blog June 30
Police in Toronto in 2009. Image: Wikimedia Commons
Maya Bhullar | A set of tools to move towards real changes in policing.
Blog - The Activist Toolkit Blog June 15
Police officer at a Toronto Black Lives Matter demonstration in June 2020. Image: Mitchel Raphael
Maya Bhullar | Much needed community support services have faced cuts while the total operating expenditures of police forces have generally increased for over two decades.
Blog - The Activist Toolkit Blog June 3
Image: Johnny Silvercloud/Flickr
Maya Bhullar | Tools for allies of the ongoing protests against police brutality.
Blog - The Activist Toolkit Blog May 23
Image: Tim Dennell/Flickr
Maya Bhullar | Help for workers to make sense of their benefits and stay safe.
Blog - The Activist Toolkit Blog March 19
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Maya Bhullar | COVID-19: Five ways to help others from your home.
Blog - The Activist Toolkit Blog March 13
Image: Al Jazeera English/Flickr
Maya Bhullar | This year, women around the world demanded change.
Blog - The Activist Toolkit Blog February 29
Image: Green is Not White Workshop, used with permission.
Maya Bhullar | The Coalition of Black Trade Unionists, with chapters in Canada and the U.S., spearheads research, education and monitoring around environmental racism.
Blog - The Activist Toolkit Blog February 12
Image: Tony Webster/Flickr
Maya Bhullar | Some tools for those who want to help.
Blog - The Activist Toolkit Blog February 3
Image: Mary Crandall/Flickr
Maya Bhullar | Here are some facts to share with people repeating the Ford administration's misinformation and things you can do to support the teachers.
Blog - The Activist Toolkit Blog January 14
Image: Alisdare Hickson/Flickr
Maya Bhullar | Ways to build the peace movement and support real change.
Blog - The Activist Toolkit Blog November 29
Earth peace together symbol. Image: cocoparisienne/Pixabay
Maya Bhullar | As you plan your charitable giving for the holiday season, let's stand with the rebuilders. Here are some global social movements that need our support.
Blog - The Activist Toolkit Blog November 27
Jason Schilling. Image: David J. Climenhaga
Maya Bhullar | Jason Schilling assumed the presidency of the Alberta Teachers' Association on July 1, 2019. Read what he had to tell us about the UCP government's effort to undermine public schools.
Blog - The Activist Toolkit Blog November 6
Protest against Israel attack on Gaza in Berlin. Image: Montecruz Foto/Flickr
Maya Bhullar | The political winds for the last few years have been unrelentingly cruel to Palestine, but at this moment, there are some opportunities for progressive Canadians to act and perhaps make a difference.
Blog - The Activist Toolkit Blog October 24
Rental signs. Image: Ashley Brown/Flickr
Ashley Reyns | Tenants in Ottawa are organizing and demanding landlords are held accountable for dilapidated homes.
Blog - The Activist Toolkit Blog October 8
Image: DrRandomFactor (original), RaviC/Wikimedia Commons
Maya Bhullar | A toolkit to help get out the vote and to dig through misinformation in the 2019 federal election.
Blog - The Activist Toolkit Blog October 2
Michael Hurley. Image: CUPE. Used with permission.
Maya Bhullar | Michael Hurley, president of the Ontario Council of Hospital Unions, explains how Ford government cuts threaten Ontario's beleaguered health-care system.
Blog - The Activist Toolkit Blog October 1
Image Credit: from flickr by howtostartablogonline.net https://www.flickr.com/photos/143601516@N03/28153267016
Maya Bhullar | People say online activism makes no difference or that the left can't meme. But the right has weaponized trolling to radicalize users. Can we stop feeding the trolls -- and actually organize online?
Blog - The Activist Toolkit Blog September 20
Image: Taymaz Valley/Flickr
Maya Bhullar | Justin Trudeau's blackface revelations have opened up discussion on race in Canada in a way never seen before. Here are some tools to engage.
Blog - The Activist Toolkit Blog September 17
Harvey Bischof, president of the Ontario Secondary School Teacher's Federation. Image: OSSTF
Maya Bhullar | rabble.ca launches its back to school series to amplify the union fightbacks.
Blog - The Activist Toolkit Blog September 6
Workers at the Ritzy Cinema, Brixton striking in 2014. Image: M.o.B 68/Wikimedia Commons
Maya Bhullar | This Labour Day, unions across Canada are facing new attacks as the majority of provinces now have conservative governments which are rolling back social services and workers' rights.
Blog - The Activist Toolkit Blog August 26
Burning rainforest in Brazil. Image: NASA/Wikimedia Commons
Maya Bhullar | Hope is better than despair, so let's act together.
Blog - The Activist Toolkit Blog August 7
Photo: Born 1945/Flickr
Maya Bhullar | August is here. It is time to think of the fights that will be coming up when legislatures come back into session. Here are some summer reading suggestions to make effective change.
Blog - The Activist Toolkit Blog July 19
Detention centre fencing in Australia. Photo: David Stanley/Flickr
Maya Bhullar | A roundup of organizations and tools which are helping to fight against immigrant detention in Quebec.
Blog - The Activist Toolkit Blog July 11
Photo: Premier of Ontario Photography/Flickr
Maya Bhullar | To help you fight back and organize this summer, the Activist Toolkit has pulled together links to accounts and fact checks for some of the Ford government's cuts.
Blog - The Activist Toolkit Blog July 3
Maya Bhullar | Many activists argue that "environmental racism" is a new and pernicious face of colonialism and historic discrimination. Here are environmental justice campaigns that need support.

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