Since day one, every section of rabble.ca has been free to use. While that is true of a number of other online media sources the times are a changin' and more media are a chargin'.
Not us. We are committed to keeping rabble free -- free to use and free from corporate ownership.
But of course, rabble isn't free to operate. We have an annual budget that is about a quarter of the budget of similar organizations, and that is less than the salary of a single news anchor in some bigger media outlets. We can only be free to use if a lot of folks pitch in a bit.
So please, ah-hem, "give freely." Your monthly donation of $5, $8, $15, $25 or $50 is crucial to us. Plus, with your membership donation of at least $60/year you can receive a free subscription to one of more than a dozen leading Canadian independent magazines. If you give at least $8/month we will also send you our new book Best of rabble.ca 2010.
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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.