rabble blogs are the personal pages of some of Canada's most insightful progressive activists and commentators. All opinions belong to the writer; however, writers are expected to adhere to our guidelines. We welcome new bloggers -- contact us for details.

Activist Toolkit weekly roundup: Food security, locavores, good food boxes

Please chip in to support more articles like this. Support rabble.ca in its summer fundraiser today for as little as $1 per month!

The Ides of March are upon us, and with that comes a whole host of action days. Today is bottled water free day and to celebrate this week's toolkit is chock full of environmental tools. The politics of water relate to every form of activism, especially food justice, sustainability and sovereignty. Special thanks to Paula Miller for contributing great tech tools!

Like what you see? Want to add something to a tool? The activist toolkit is a wiki! Find out how to add to the tools and edit.

Don't forget to check out this week's episode of Constructing Change: Radicalizing Consent

Weekly Roundup

March might be a busy month, but take your time! The best things in life take extra care and effort, according to the international slow food movement.

You are what you eat, so there's no better way to live in solidarity with local food systems than to eat them. Find out more about what it takes to be a locavore.

Local food is a secure resource for a community. Make food security accessible and fun with this workshop outline

Good food box programs make local food easy to access. Find out how to start one in your community with this guide.

Assuring food security can be complicated for communities to sort out with corporations in the way. Figure out what the needs of your community are with this simple assessment.

Biodiversity is an important part of food sovereignty. Check out this workshop outline to reach community members with tons of activities.

Workshops can be a great way to reach youth about a variety of issues. Make schools trans positive with this guide

Next week is the international day to eliminate racism. Read up about its tragic history.

Citizen journalists can change perceptions and break stereotypes. Get started using cowbird.

Sometimes organizing is about bringing down the social and economic hierarchy and sometimes it's about creating an engaging a presentation, embedding audio or sending large files. Tech tools to the rescue!



Pre-budget rally and march

Direct action workshop

Performance by Sins Invalid (Read more about Sins Invalid)


International Day Against Police Violence Vigil (TONIGHT)

Honouring Indigenous Women Campaign Launch Party

Liberation Lite: The roots of recolonialization in South Africa (TONIGHT)


Anarchist Book Fair!


Community march against racism

Public forum on internet privacy

Add more events and tools in the comments!

Thank you for reading this story…

More people are reading rabble.ca than ever and unlike many news organizations, we have never put up a paywall – at rabble we’ve always believed in making our reporting and analysis free to all, while striving to make it sustainable as well. Media isn’t free to produce. rabble’s total budget is likely less than what big corporate media spend on photocopying (we kid you not!) and we do not have any major foundation, sponsor or angel investor. Our main supporters are people and organizations -- like you. This is why we need your help. You are what keep us sustainable.

rabble.ca has staked its existence on you. We live or die on community support -- your support! We get hundreds of thousands of visitors and we believe in them. We believe in you. We believe people will put in what they can for the greater good. We call that sustainable.

So what is the easy answer for us? Depend on a community of visitors who care passionately about media that amplifies the voices of people struggling for change and justice. It really is that simple. When the people who visit rabble care enough to contribute a bit then it works for everyone.

And so we’re asking you if you could make a donation, right now, to help us carry forward on our mission. Make a donation today.


We welcome your comments! rabble.ca embraces a pro-human rights, pro-feminist, anti-racist, queer-positive, anti-imperialist and pro-labour stance, and encourages discussions which develop progressive thought. Our full comment policy can be found here. Learn more about Disqus on rabble.ca and your privacy here. Please keep in mind:


  • Tell the truth and avoid rumours.
  • Add context and background.
  • Report typos and logical fallacies.
  • Be respectful.
  • Respect copyright - link to articles.
  • Stay focused. Bring in-depth commentary to our discussion forum, babble.


  • Use oppressive/offensive language.
  • Libel or defame.
  • Bully or troll.
  • Post spam.
  • Engage trolls. Flag suspect activity instead.