December has only started and already the holiday season has descended upon us. Commercials blaring about the latest toys, the must-have gifts from your friendly globalized outsourced corporate conglomerates ready to be distributed to a big box store near you — it’s enough to suck the spirit right out of you. Luckily this roundup is all about bringing back that good old-fashioned community cheer!

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Weekly roundup

How did you honour the 14 women killed during the Montreal massacre? Read all about the origins of December 6, 1989 here.

The next big date is the International Human Rights Day. Check out how to celebrate it in your community here.

The weather outside may be frightful, but dumpsters are surprisingly delightful. This guide on how to jump into dumpster diving will tell you everything you need to know.

Once you’ve found a treasure trove of trashed food, read up about Food not Bombs and learn how to start your own chapter.

If the winter wonderland isn’t your thing, stay in and check out how you can use craftivism to reclaim space and empower artisans.

If you’re already dreaming of summer, beware — it wasn’t always so welcoming. Canada’s first large queer protest We Demand had to overcome more than the heat.

Capitalism, who needs it? Get an alternative gift economy going and learn how to organize a really really free market.

If your looking to host workshops, these outlines on consensus and direct action agendas are the perfect place to start.

At the end of it all, we all need some self care. Figure out how to do self care as a part of your activism, through this guide.

The state of emergency in Attawapiskat is reflective of the reservation system in Canada works. See this rabblepedia entry for some context.

Steffanie Pinch

Steffanie Pinch

Steffanie Pinch is former Activist Toolkit Coordinator at With a long history of causing a rukus, Steff has been active in third wave feminist organizing, solidarity work and peer support....