Welcome to the Lynn Williams Activist Toolkit, an exciting new project of rabble.ca currently in Beta. The Toolkit is a wiki-style section of the rabble site devoted to content collaboration. It contains a growing number of encyclopedic resources that you can write. The Toolkit is named after activist, organizer, and labour leader, Lynn Williams, whose commitment to social justice has inpired generations of United Steeworker activists. Read more about Lynn Williams here. Participate in the Toolkit! See our User Guide, and please check out the toolkit blog and podcast.
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The United Nations General Assembly has declared May 3 to be World Press Freedom Day.
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Julian Assange is the editor-in-chief of WikiLeaks
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MobileActive utilizes mobile technology tools to bring about social change
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SafeHouse allows potential whistleblowers to share information with The Wall Street Journal
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Bradley Manning allegedly supplied classified information to WikiLeaks.
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I Paid a Bribe is an initiative that uses crowdsourced information to fight corruption across India
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Tor
Tor is a free and open source software that affords users anonymity online
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The Free a Challenged Book project encourages readers to promote freedom of expression
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Field canvassing means taking your campaign door to door
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Public demonstrations can be a peaceful and meaningful way for activists to unite and raise awareness about a particular concern or issue.
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The Activist Toolkit is an exciting new collaborative resource on rabble.ca
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February 6 is the International Day of Zero Tolerance to Female Genital Mutilation.
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The Writers in Prison Committee Handbook provides advice on how activists can oppose the persecution of writers, journalists, and other literary professionals.
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Get the word out about the Robocall Scandal
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Robin Hood Tax refers to a set of Financial Transaction Taxes (FTTs) on financial market transactions.
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the Ontario Days of Action were a series of labour actions against the Conservative Government of Ontario that began in December of 1995
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Sourcemap is a platform for researching, optimizing and sharing the supply chains behind a number of everyday products
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Pipl is a deep web search tool
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This popular education manual for workshops on precarious employment contains a dozen basic activities plus a handful more in the appendices.
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The Income Security Advocacy Centre offers a number of free resources including the Ending Poverty workshop (pdf). A Word Version is also available on the site.
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This Secret Underground Guide to Social Media for (large) Organizations is meant to help you answer questions like: 1) How do you convince your boss to even experiment with social media? etc.
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On June 15th, 2000, an anti-poverty demonstration on the steps of the Ontario Legislature was met with police violence, resulting in what is commonly known as the Queen's Park Riot
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Audacity is free, simple, open source audio editing software
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On February 5, 1981 286 men were arrested in a series of raids on Toronto area bathhouses, the largest mass arrest since the October Crisis
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on June 15, 1944 the CCF (precursor to the NDP), swept to power in Saskatechewan in a landslide election victory under leader Tommy Douglas.
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On October 5, 1970 the Front de liberation du Quebec kidnapped British Trade Commissioner James Cross, sparking the October Crisis
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On May 31, 2007 Commissioner Sydney Linden ruled that the Ontario Government, OPP and former premier Mike Harris bore responsibility for the shooting death of Dudley George during the Ipperwash Crisis
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On October 17, 1988 the Supreme Court of Canada removed the last major barrier to universal suffrage in Canada, granting institutionalized mental health patients the right to vote
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Prisoners' Justice Day began with a hunger strike and day of mourning by prisoners in Millhaven Institution on August 10, 1975 in memory of Edward Nolan.

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