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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 March 4
Image courtesy of Sue McKenzie
Maya Bhullar | A conversation with the organizers behind one of the most impactful climate-change plans in the country.
Blog - The Activist Toolkit Blog February 22
Man beside window. Image credit: Fernando @cferdo/Unsplash
Maya Bhullar | Community organizer Robin Browne speaks about his work to change how Ottawa police address mental-health crises and reflects on his decades of activism to confront systemic anti-Black racism.
Blog - The Activist Toolkit Blog February 8
Police at a demonstration. Image credit: Pxhere/Creative Commons license
Maya Bhullar | As we work against police violence and racism, how do we influence the actions of the police unions? How do we stop them from obstructing efforts to change police practice and create oversight?
Blog - The Activist Toolkit Blog January 11
Line of riot police. Image credit: James Paramecio/Pixabay
Maya Bhullar | Racism in law enforcement and the armed forces has proven deadly countless times and seems embedded in the very fibre of these institutions.
Blog - The Activist Toolkit Blog November 17
Stephen Harper gives a speech at the IDU forum in 2019. Image: International Democrat Union/Twitter
Maya Bhullar | One way that conservatives share strategies is through the International Democrat Union, whose goal is to strengthen conservative and right-wing politicians around the world.
Blog - The Activist Toolkit Blog November 2
Image: Element5 Digital/Unsplash
Maya Bhullar | A toolkit for understanding the 2020 United States election.
Blog - The Activist Toolkit Blog October 28
Image: pxhere/Creative Commons
Maya Bhullar | Tools to dig into the details behind the conflict and support the enforcement of treaty rights.
Blog - The Activist Toolkit Blog October 16
Image: Kon Karampelas/Unsplash
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
Image: nrd/Unsplash
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
Image: Tumisu/Pixabay
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.

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