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Activist Toolkit weekly roundup: Hunger strikes, supporting survivors, fair trade coffee workshops, safety for sex workers

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Another year is coming to an end! For activists, this is a year of accomplishments, of occupations, dedication and forced mainstream recognition. Though the holidays can be a time to rest, who has time for that? This week's roundup will keep you busy with organizing tools until the Activist Toolkit Blog returns in the new year.

Like what you see? Want something more? You're in luck because the activist toolkit is a wiki! Find out how to add and edit it here.

Weekly roundup

No one's been busier this year than Jessica Yee. From writing a new book, to working with numerous grassroots efforts, her rabblepedia entry is near exhausting.

The mainstream news didn't want to cover Occupy this year, but protesters got air time because of their media management working groups. Find out how your campaign can use the media to your advantage.

Activist circles aren't immune to violence, as we saw with Occupy. The best thing you can do for a survivor is to support them in their healing. This guide will tell you how.

Planning a big demonstration in the new year? Know your rights! Why not hold some holiday workshops about creating a legal defence or training legal observers?

Big campaigns produce more artwork, music and resources so make sure you check out this guide to creative commons licenses.

Once you've got your copyleft covered, what about your website, email and Twitter? All of these platforms can store and record information. This guide cool technological for activists will decode the mystery of easy online security.

Food prices are soaring once again, leaving it out of reach for some Canadians. A valuable tool for protesters to raise awareness about food justice is by going on a hunger strike. This guide tells you everything you need to know.

Fair trade coffee has always been more expensive but it's worth the cost. This workshop and facilitator's guide will help you teach others why it matters.

In Ottawa, sex workers are being told to be "safer" because of linked murders discovered by the police. Being a sex worker on the streets isn't easy when the laws are against you, but this guide to creating safer strolls can help your community start a discussion.


There's been a new development in the niqab ban in Canada, allowing women who work at Quebec prisons to wear the hijab.

Worker's rights don't take a holiday. If you're looking for a festive doc to watch this season, check out Santa's Workshop: Inside China's Slave Labour Toy Factories.

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