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Will you be our Valentine?

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Dear readers,

It's the season of love. And maybe you've got a special someone, Netflix and chill plans, are spending the day with people you care about, or are just heading home for some radical self-love. Whichever way you're celebrating Valentine's Day today, we won't take up too much of your time. We're just here to say we appreciate you.

We are hoping you can lend a few minutes this Valentine's Day and show independent media a little love. Here are a few reasons why we think rabble.ca could be your perfect online Valentine.

We aren't afraid of commitment and here is ours:

  • We are free and easy. We all know about that growing trend in online media to put up paywalls and popups that require readers to stay. We'd never do that to you. rabble.ca has always been free to access and use -- and always will be.
  • We won't leave you for some rich friend. We've always been independent and we like it that way. No matter what corporation comes calling, our heart is with the communities that read and contribute to rabble. Don't worry, we will always be here for you.
  • We will keep improving. Self-improvement is important. We promise we won't let ourselves go. We're always recruiting new contributors, developing new features, and working hard behind the scenes to make your rabble experience even better.

We know Valentine's Day is a corporate holiday, with a history of heteronormative ploys, but at rabble we're here in the name of love to thank all of you who have made a special effort to donate to our media project over the past year, helping us to remain independent, fierce, and committed to building a world where all love is valued and reinforced.

This is a bond we'll never break!

Please join our list of Valentines by donating this February 14.

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We're proud to be 100 per cent community-supported independent media. Thanks for your ongoing support.


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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.

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