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Reading or watching the news these days you would think that unions are killing jobs, poor people are lazy, the environment is doing just fine and austerity and tax cuts bring prosperity. Together we can change the conversation. Together we can change the media landscape and tell the stories that need to be told. Please make it happen with your donation at rabble.ca/donate.
At rabble.ca we tell stories of social movements, we ask tough questions, we report on the news that matters. We have been doing this since 2001, making our news accessible to the public, regardless of ability to pay. We can only do this with support from our community of readers and visitors who can chip in a bit. Ad revenue doesn't come remotely close to meeting our already small budget. We don't get subsidies. We don't have any super-rich sponsors cutting huge cheques (but we are certainly open to large cheques, no problem there).
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Our fundraising goal through this annual donation drive is to raise $20,000 from readers. Can we do it? We believe we can. To push the odds in our favour we have a few fun prizes to add to the mix. Each week donors ($20 or more) will have a chance to win a rabble prize pack featuring our "good news pass it on" tote bag, rabble fridge magnet, best of rabble book and maybe a few other surprises.
You won't find a lot of "horse-race" political news coverage on rabble, instead you will read from award-winning journalist Karl Nerenberg about how omnibus bills destroy the foundation of democracy. You'll read award-winning journalist Penney Kome's coverage of Harperland. Your support means that rabble can do things like livestream the counter-summit to the Conservative convention. Your support means political coverage from columnists, bloggers and podcasters who provide news for the rest of us.
Harper and gang are waging an all-out war against unions. Want to know how labour rights are being gutted? Read and support rabble. Want to know how unions are rallying for higher minimum wage? Read and support rabble. Want to know how workers are organizing around the world? Read and support rabble.
Before big media starting paying attention, rabble.ca had a special focus on the Idle No More movement and we haven't moved on. We will keep reporting on Indigenous justice movements and news. From bloggers like Pam Palmater, Chelsea Vowel and Dan Wilson you get analysis you don't find in the mainstream. If this reporting is important to you, please chip in today.
They say "oil sands" but we say "tar sands." From analysis to action, we cover a lot of environmental ground. Your support means news for the rest of us on the climate crisis, news for the rest of us on food security, news for the rest of us on energy production. Keep the stories coming with your pledge.
Your donation of $20, $50, $100, $250, $1,000 is very important to the survival of rabble.ca. We have hundreds of thousands of visitors looking at millions of pages and we thank you for being one of them. We also thank you for any support you have given us. Right now only a few hundred people contribute but we need thousands. Right now Canada needs voices that are changing the conversation, and rabble.ca needs your support to amplify those voices.
We know you believe in alternative media and we thank you for visiting rabble for your "news for the rest of us."
P.S. Every year we produce a thorough annual report so the community knows how we spent its money to bring our news to the world. The 2012 Annual Report can be found at: www.rabble.ca/about/annualreport
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.