What a year this has been for us all – the impacts of the ongoing pandemic, the increasing threats of the climate crisis, and another Canadian federal election that brought little change.
We don’t know what the year ahead will bring – but one thing I do know is that we need a robust media. We need more of the analysis and reporting that you will only find in independent media.
2021 was a transformative year for rabble. Our new website is a big leap forward, and there will be many more steps in this journey. This is just the beginning of a new era in rabble’s mission to bring you progressive journalism for change.
Your support permits us to share the analysis of rabble’s insightful contributors and columnists. In 2021 we are proud introduced you to new columnists, Rachel Snow, Minister Faust, Evelyn Lazare, Chuka Ejeckam, Maha Bhullar, Natasha Darling, and Cathy Crowe. They join exceptional writers, including Monia Mazigh, Joyce Nelson, Duncan Cameron, David Climenhaga, Lois Ross, Matthew Behrens, and many more.
Meaningful coverage of national politics coverage is core to our work, and we are so pleased that award-winning Parliamentary correspondent Karl Nerenberg has been joined by Halifax-based writer Stephen Wentzell. Canadian politics coverage is rounded out by the now-monthly live video Off the Hill panel, rabble’s answer to the CBC At-Issue panel. Co-hosted by Libby Davies and Robin Browne, featuring guests like MP Leah Gazan, Paul Taylor, Cindy Blackstock, El Jones and Clayton Thomas-Muller, our 2021 panel series featured cutting edge conversations that will be all the more necessary come 2022.
Amplifying the work of grassroots activism and social and labour movements makes rabble different from other Canadian media. Too often these days, the media becomes the story. Through initiatives like “rabble rousers to watch,” our activist toolkit and In Cahoots partnerships, we amplify the local successes and struggles of political change-making to a national audience.
With the support of everyday heroes like you, and forward-thinking organizations around the country who believe that the media can do better, rabble will continue covering the stories and voices – on health, climate change, Indigenous rights and the labour movement – often missing from the mainstream discourse.
At rabble, we don’t charge a subscription fee or have a paywall. The monthly support from our readers is what makes it possible for quality journalism to support transformative political action!
Your support makes all the difference,