Dear readers,

Every day there is something in the news that really pisses me off. Probably you too. It isn’t just the bad news on the climate, the racism from the state, or the depressing choices people make in elections and more, it is how these stories are even framed in the media.

That’s why I’m so thankful for rabble.ca. It is hard to believe it has been over 18 years since I helped to get rabble off the ground and thanks to support from people like you, it is still going.

Founded from the grassroots of activism and citizens’ journalism, rabble remains the same today as when it was launched: resolved to amplify underrepresented voices and bring media democracy to the forefront of the media landscape in Canada.

I’m proud to see rabble not only remain one step ahead of the curve in terms of its commitment to hosting the most pressing topics and debates for progressives in Canada (such as coverage of Pam Palmater’s new reconciliation book club), but also maintain its sustainable model of reader-funded journalism after all these years.

This is where you come in, and continue to fuel the fire of independent media.

Step in once more as rabble raises $65,000 over the next few weeks to meet the goals of this annual fundraiser. Be part of our progressive coverage plans: donate right now.

With likely just weeks until an announcement of the start of the federal election, we need rabble. We need rabble to go beyond the mainstream horse-race-style coverage of politics. We need rabble.ca to get to the heart of issues that affect various communities across the country.

With the rise of austerity, right-wing governments, racist attacks and carbon emissions, independent media is an indispensable tool in the maintenance of a fair and democratic society.

Thank you to everyone reading this who has supported rabble, some of you since the very beginning! If you have been a past supporter please lend your support again. If you haven’t been part of the community keeping rabble going, I encourage you to join in at any level — all contributions — even just $3/month — make a real difference.

In solidarity,

Judy Rebick, founding publisher

P.S. As a special thank you, sign up to become a monthly donor at $5/month or more and choose to receive a free copy of our best of rabble.ca books!


Sign up as a monthly donor of $8 or more, and choose to receive a copy of Colleen Cardinal’s Ohpikiihaakan-ohpihmeh (Raised somewhere else): A 60s Scoop Adoptee’s Story of Coming Home (Fernwood Publishing) OR Jackie Traverse’s IKWE: Honouring Women, Life Givers, and Water Protectors (Fernwood Publishing)

Judy Rebick

Judy Rebick

Judy Rebick is the author of Transforming Power: From the Personal to the Political and was the founding publisher of rabble.ca. She also holds the CAW Sam Gindin Chair in Social Justice and Democracy.