Stranded or have space for people stranded due to France's border closures?

Over 100 people are dead and we are all reeling and trying to help.  Today, across Canada, thousands of people stood in silent vigil, people put up thoughtful analyses...and what came to their minds, and tried to stand up against the horrifying attacks. 

Hundreds of people are stranded in Canada and the US who need a place to stay.  If you have a place to offer, if you are looking for a place to stay, connect using #strandedinCanada or #porteouverte.

If you want to donate to organizations that are currently on the ground helping people in Paris, here are a few that I know of:

And while changing our facebook photos, and posting in solidarity makes us feel better, read this great post by Claire Bermish, which was sent to me by a friend when I changed my picture.  My profile picture will remain changed but I will take her message to heart to  "keep these victims ( Beirut, Syria, Paris, Palestine) around the globe in mind — every, single man, woman and child who has, who is, and who will suffer the maiming, horror, torture, and death that’s as necessary to war as those who take up arms — when you next excuse a politician’s stance on war, because the rest of his or her platform seems really promising."  Let's act to end these wars and violence.

Let me know if you know of any other ways to help at toolkit@rabble.ca.

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.

Comments

We welcome your comments! rabble.ca embraces a pro-human rights, pro-feminist, anti-racist, queer-positive, anti-imperialist and pro-labour stance, and encourages discussions which develop progressive thought. Our full comment policy can be found here. Learn more about Disqus on rabble.ca and your privacy here. Please keep in mind:

Do

  • Tell the truth and avoid rumours.
  • Add context and background.
  • Report typos and logical fallacies.
  • Be respectful.
  • Respect copyright - link to articles.
  • Stay focused. Bring in-depth commentary to our discussion forum, babble.

Don't

  • Use oppressive/offensive language.
  • Libel or defame.
  • Bully or troll.
  • Post spam.
  • Engage trolls. Flag suspect activity instead.