Rabble.ca

"rabble.ca" is a Canadian website. Among other services, it publishes journalism on a daily basis, primarily relating to social justice and progressive politics. The site hosts "babble", a politically-oriented Internet forum, the rabble podcast network (RPN) and the "rabble reads" book lounge. [ [http://www.rabble.ca/babble babble ] ] [ [http://www.rabble.ca/rpn rabble podcast network - new voices in your head ] ] [ [http://www.rabble.ca/books rabble reads - featured titles ] ] The site reports receiving roughly 300,000 unique visitors a month. [ [http://www.rabble.ca/about_us/about_us.shtml?x=40066 about us ] ]

"rabble.ca" was launched in April 2001 by a group of media activists including Mark Surman, Judy MacDonald and journalist Judy Rebick, in cooperation with the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. Its debut coincided with the anti-globalization protests of that year at the Summit of the Americas in Quebec City. In 2005, rabble.ca was incorporated as its own non-profit. Since its founding, "rabble.ca" has published works by many of Canada's most influential left wing journalists, including Rick Salutin, Naomi Klein, Thomas Walkom and Linda McQuaig.

Rebick retired from rabble.ca in 2006 and was replaced by publisher Kim Elliott. Sharon Fraser, rabble.ca's longest-serving editor (2003-2007) resigned the position and was replaced by current editor, Derrick O'Keefe. The books editor is Lisa Rundle. In 2007, "rabble.ca" launched a home on "Second Life" on "Better World Island".

On Sunday, September 7, 2008 rabble.ca launched a multi-author election blog [http://www.rabble.ca/election] . The blog brings together Canada's progressive thinkers and organizations, ranging from Maude Barlow and the Council of Canadians, The Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives, Campaign for Democratic Media, the Rideau Institute, the Parkland Institute, and contributors including Jim Stanford, Murray Dobbin, James Laxer, and musician Matthew Good.

Footnotes

External links

* [http://www.rabble.ca rabble]
* [http://www.rabble.ca/rpn/ rabble podcasting network]
* [http://www.rabble.ca/relaunch rabble.ca's election blog]


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