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You won't believe how close we are to our fundraising goal

Thanks to all of you out there who understand the importance of indie media, we've nearly reached our fundraising goal. People like you have pitched in $40,000 so far, leaving us just $10,000 away from our $50,000 goal. In the final days of the campaign (just three more days to go!) you can help us meet and exceed our goal. And you'll get some great reading material in the process!

If you visit rabble, you know how important our work is to sustaining Canadian media democracy. We amplify progressive stories and voices. We host an intrepid labour reporter every year. We bring you the sounds of activists on our podcast network. We report on news for the rest of us. And we need you to continue to make this work sustainable. With over 250 Canadian news and media outlet closures in the last 10 years, we are proud to be reader-funded and beholden to our community of supporters.

The fact is that independent media has to be crowdsourced. As the saying goes, "many hands make light work." We need many small donations to make a big impact. Let's do this together.

Become a monthly supporter at $5/month or more and receive a free copy of Corporatizing Canada: Making Business out of Public Service.

Become a monthly supporter at $8/month or more and receive your free copy of Corporatizing Canada and choose a copy of either The Reconciliation Manifesto, by Arthur Manuel, with Grand Chief Ronald Derrickson or David Austin's Moving Against the System.

These compelling books do what rabble works to do every day -- shine a light on key issues that we collectively need to address. Independent media like rabble depends on collective support, so please visit rabble.ca/donate and make a difference. And feed that bookworm while you're at it.


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(Kim Elliott, Maya Bhullar, Michelle Gregus, Christina Turner, Brenda O'Farrell, Shirley Marquez, Victoria Fenner, Meg Borthwick, Sophia Reuss, and Tania Ehret.)

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Thank you for reading this story…

More people are reading rabble.ca than ever and unlike many news organizations, we have never put up a paywall – at rabble we’ve always believed in making our reporting and analysis free to all, while striving to make it sustainable as well. Media isn’t free to produce. rabble’s total budget is likely less than what big corporate media spend on photocopying (we kid you not!) and we do not have any major foundation, sponsor or angel investor. Our main supporters are people and organizations -- like you. This is why we need your help. You are what keep us sustainable.

rabble.ca has staked its existence on you. We live or die on community support -- your support! We get hundreds of thousands of visitors and we believe in them. We believe in you. We believe people will put in what they can for the greater good. We call that sustainable.

So what is the easy answer for us? Depend on a community of visitors who care passionately about media that amplifies the voices of people struggling for change and justice. It really is that simple. When the people who visit rabble care enough to contribute a bit then it works for everyone.

And so we’re asking you if you could make a donation, right now, to help us carry forward on our mission. Make a donation today.


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