You know what? Best of rabble, the 2015 edition, is on its way, along with your chance to support rabble and read some of our highlights.
From changes to refugee health care and election regulations, to allegations against Jian Ghomeshi, to the ongoing #blacklivesmatter movement protesting police violence and killings of Black men and women, to examining the issues facing the labour movement through the year, rabble.ca is there.
These stories matter to Canadians and rabble readers. They are the stories that document and change our lives. This year's edition of Best of rabble.ca takes on some of the toughest issues facing society today with the intent of inspiring our readers to action.
In this edition, Muna Mire uses Martin Luther King Jr. Day to re-write anti-racist mythologies, and Ashley Splawinsky writes on what Canadians are learning from the protests in Ferguson. Karl Nerenberg proposes simple solutions to cure the unfairness in the "Fair Elections Act," while Mike Palecek unveils the smoking gun proving Stephen Harper's plan to privatize Canada Post. Lindsey Cornum follows the continuing work of #IdleNoMore, and Pamela Palmater takes on the myth of corruption in First Nations governments. Antonia Zerbisias reveals how after the Jian Ghomeshi story broke, she started a worldwide movement that empowered sexual assault survivors worldwide and Julie Lalonde confronts the painful reality of bystander syndrome with regard to that high-profile case. Duncan Cameron travels to Scotland for that country's historic independence vote and Michael Stewart reports from the tar sands healing walk.
All that and more is available in our annual pocket-sized collection. It's perfect reading whether you're spending the summer planning an action, recharging your activist batteries, or soaking up the sun as you fight injustice.
Guess what else? We'll send you the book as a thank-you gift if you become a supporting member of rabble.ca. For just $8 a month you will be supporting independent media do the work we do best -- bringing stories missed in mainstream media to the fore, and making space for new voices reporting on social change. Support rabble and get your thank-you copy of Best of rabble 2015 edition by clicking here.
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