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As you likely know rabble brings a broad range of voices to our site through articles, blogs, podcasts, videos, book reviews, discussion board, links to civil society groups, news from around the web, our community calendar and the other features that make rabble a dynamic source for alternative news and views. Over the past six months alone we have provided exclusive coverage of the Vancouver Olympics resistance; the climate talks in Copenhagen and in Cochabamba; we broke the story on Harper government shenanigans around the banning of British MP George Galloway; and the news about Amy Goodman’s border trouble.

We launched 14 issue pages on a range of specific items (including indigenous rights, the environment, labour, Haiti, and Gaza), launched a video commons and added new columnists, including a weekly video commentary section. We livestreamed events including addresses by Naomi Klein on Climate Debt and the Project Fly Home telethon — and much more than we can squeeze into this brief message.

There is much more to come as we mark our 10th year, beginning with our multi-media in-depth coverage of the G8/G20.

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