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If you’ve ever watched a horror movie, you know that fictional characters can be quite scary. But in reality, nothing could ever scare me as much as corporate media does.

Recently, we reported that the Toronto Star’s owners fighting over different business ideas could bring the mainstream outlet to its demise. This is just one example of how corporate powers are encroaching on Canadian press freedoms.

Private enterprises are dictating which stories are told, which makes truthful reporting hard to find. The state of the Star emphasizes more than ever that independent journalism is key for democracy.

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While corporate powers loom, there are still journalists holding power to account — including reporter Megan Kinch. Kinch recently dove into the cannabis industry for a special independent media collaboration published on rabble. She found that cannabis workers are chronically underpaid and lack critical worker protections.

Kinch could do this in-depth labour reporting because she wasn’t restricted by corporate influences sanitizing her journalism. Instead, she was backed by independent, community-funded outlets.

Kinch isn’t the only reporter producing critical journalism. rabble is one of the very few Canadian outlets to have a labour reporter, Gabriela Calugay-Casuga. Their writing brings labour issues into a national spotlight, including the “legalized slavery” Filipinos face through the Temporary Foreign Workers Program.

For 21 years, rabble has upheld its commitment to telling underreported stories while remaining free from corporate influences. To keep you informed on the newest issues that mainstream media won’t cover, we need independent support.

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Kim Elliott


Kim Elliott

Publisher Kim spent her first 16 years on a working family farm in Quebec. Her first memories of rabble rousing are of strike lines, promptly followed by Litton’s closure of the small town...