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rabble is a non-profit newspaper from the city’s underground. It’s collectively and independently run by volunteers. Since its inception, rabble has created a space for the passionate telling of truth, muckraking journalism and well aimed pot-shots at illegitimate authority.

Those involved know each other from alternative media and street mobilisations, from raves, gigs and the football terraces, or by just living in the village that is Dublin.

We range from people living and raising their families in the city, to community and political activists, to artists, messers and mischief-makers.

We weren’t sure if a publication like this would work, if the city would want us, if anyone would care. But the response since has been immense. Dublin didn’t just get rabble, Galway, Limerick, Cork, Belfast and far beyond did too. You’ve told us what you like and what you want: more culture, more investigative pieces and more razor-sharp satire.

Each of our issues have been bigger and bolder. We increased our page count and leapt up to 10,000 copies for issue five. That’s a direct response to public demand. We also work online to pump out news and views that consistently challenge the orthodoxies of austerity.

We want to continue offering an alternative look at Ireland after the boom and help contribute to the popular imagination of what’s possible. Too many naively celebrate the creative side of the recession and utter non-committal grumbles about how we got here. rabble has no qualms about what side of the fence we sit on.

As some shower once said, "there’s a lot done, more to do". Now, we need you to support us and ensure the survival of the project as a print entity into the future. Running a magazine through fundraising gigs and constant hustle has its charm - but it is not a sustainable model. We reckon Ireland can sustain a reader funded free newspaper. One that uses crowdfunding to redefine the limits of what radical publishing looks like. We want to continue offering a vital space for original illustration, photography, journalism, politics and culture.

rabble works best in hard copy, it lends credibility and value to our work in a culture of online rapid fire disposability. Equally, our organic distribution network allows the project to be constantly discovered by people outside our own online echo chambers.

With this campaign, we are asking our supporters to chip in and cover our next four print runs. That’s a full year of rabble. Help us remain a truly independent voice in these times of crisis.

Once the stresses of our printers bill are out of the way, it’ll allow us to concentrate on developing rabble. This means recruiting more volunteers, upping the stakes of the paper and our journalism, experimenting with video, organising real world events and a whole lot more.

Yes, of course - we’ll still have the odd ruckus of a gig - but this time just for the lulz.


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We just sent #rabble11 off to print.

Greetings friends, We just sent #rabble11 off to print. If you'd like us to send you down a few copies, please fill out this form. https://rabbler.typeform.com/to/itNqXp Here's a little editorial flavor from inside another jam packed 32 pages of rabble: “Th’ whole worl’s in a terrible state o’ chassis.” Captain Boyle’s words resonate today as much as they did in 1924 on the Abbey stage. Bodies of refugees washing up on Europe’s southern shores. Fighter jets in deadly dogfights over southern skies. Ireland’s soldiers are gearing up for deployment in Mali, or is it Lebanon? Shannon Airport has more tonnes of ammo passing through it than calories in an Indian takeaway. Every week we seem to be burying more victims of our careless system; the homeless, the Travellers, the asylum seekers; or repatriating the bodies of exiles, the emigrants, our dearly departed. But in all this there is no change. It’s the same as it ever was. In this issue we examine the repercussions of the Tuam Mother and Baby Home revelations. The victims were the marginalized, the underclass and the unrepresented. Similarly we can find history holding a mirror to all today’s stories of reviled refugees – rats crossing borders as one particularly dreadful cartoon illustrated – and the fear of the fanatical hive. When there is no big bogeymen distracting us from the machinations of government there are wee pookies splashed across the hourly updates. Anti water tax protesters face jail and reasonable people mutter about ‘Republican dissidents, sure I saw it on Prime Time’. Coppers smash oul fellas’ heads and decent people roar for “context?!” under YouTube videos. When things are in chaos, isn’t half a loaf better than no bread? Give us 40 modular homes for Christmas and stop your jibber jabber about 100,000 on the Housing List. Plug the hole, fix the leak, damp the fire but let’s not get too tied up thinking about where all this fire and water is coming from. Yes, yes there was a bit of corruption, says Marian, but were you watching the rugby? The sparks of genuine terror, such as the Bataclan massacre and the rash of ISIS & Boko Haram bombings from Beirut to Yola, Nigeria are fanned by media into flames of fear that suffocate news coverage. It’s not just the Sun and the Daily Heil trying to outdo each other in baseless headlines. Broadsheets, TV, radio and the shiny new Internet measure truth by clicks and shares. Sometimes you just want to disconnect. So we’re back again. Thirty or so pages of crinkly paper goodness. Turn off, tune out and drop in here for a little while. We’ve always tried to keep rabble as your paper, it’s kind of the point. Have your spake. Disagree. Contribute. Sign up for bundles of #rabble11 here: https://rabbler.typeform.com/to/itNqXp

Help Us Rebuild Our Distribution Network Ahead Of #rabble11!

Before #rabble11 hits the streets, we want to rebuild our extensive distribution list to ensure the quickest ever circulation of one of our issues to all and sundry. We currently print 10,000 copies of our madcap little magazine. They arrive back in Dublin on the back of huge articulated truck, and are broken down into 200 bundles of 50 copies each. These are then shipped all over the country. We are particularly looking for shops, cafes, venues, community centres and other public premises to join our distribution network. We'll sign post people to you a pick up point once we ship out. Of course, we also welcome individuals who want to take some of our papers in bulk, and drop them off around the community, chuck em to friends or leave them on transport for others to read. If you want to join our little media revolution, then sign up right here (https://rabbler.typeform.com/to/itNqXp) and we'll sort you out with a few bundles. If distribution isn't your bag of tricks, but you still want to support us kicking against the pricks - then why not make a donation today (https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=XJNKVCWF8D232) to help subsidise our costs? Let’s scatter the seeds of inky inspiration to the wind rabble style. https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=XJNKVCWF8D232 https://rabbler.typeform.com/to/itNqXp rabble is a non-profit, newspaper from the city’s underground. It’s collectively and independently run by volunteers. rabble aims to create a space for the passionate telling of truth, muck-raking journalism and well aimed pot-shots at illegitimate authority. ------------------------------------------------------------

#rabbleRuckus8: Presenting [Redacted] On #CultureNight.

Good morning to all our dear Fund:it supporters. Just a quick old blast from us lot here in rabble land to get you up to date with all our happenings. ========================================== #rabbleRuckus8: Presenting [Redacted] On #CultureNight. From running bars at various music festivals to scheming away on our brand spanking new website, boy have we been busy bunnies. Now with summer coming to pass and old hibernation routines about to kick in, we’ve decided to have a blow out of epic proportions in our favorite new haunt Jigsaw. And what a coincidence, the event just happens to take place on #CultureNight. So we’re upping our game and having a wee foyer into theatrics with this whole party being conceived as a participatory dance ritual based on a whole chunk of crowd interaction. What does any of that mean? Well, you’ll just have to come along on the night to witness for yourselves. Pon selection duties we’ve got two of the city’s finest, Simon Conway and Giles Armstrong going back-to-back for those peak hours with various rabblers taking up support where needed. What needs to be said about this pair? Simon and Giles cut their teeth running Electric City together many moons ago and have had their fingers in pies ever since. You can invite your sound mates to come along over on Facepuke. Doors will open around 2230 pm and its just 12 blips on the door and BYOB. Watch and share our promo video for the night: https://vid.me/W8yh Invite your friends and tell us if you are coming on Facepuke: http://on.fb.me/1N4VclU ========================================== #rabble11 Is Around The Corner And We Want Your Ideas. The last issue of our weird and wonderful parish newsletter came out some time back in May. That means we're long over due another print edition. So we're going to fire up the old engine and set those creative horses galloping. If you have something you'd like to see in #rabble11, give us a holler. Remember to take a read of our contributors guidelines first. By now you know the sort of stuff we are into. If you can't drum up an idea of your own, we have plenty of work to go around and feature ideas we can farm out to willing bodies. As always, our hive mind has a whole array of comic ideas and illustrations we'd love to see go pop in rabble. If you are an interested illustrator and want to take something on, we're eager to hear from you. As always, your own ideas are most welcome too. Our deadline for articles drafts for this issue is Monday September 28th. That's plenty of time to beat sense into a piece. We'll help you whip it into print ready shape from there on in. Click here to shoot us an idea: http://bit.ly/1N7fH2Q ========================================== Have you checked out our new webshite yet? We’ve had a bit of a face lift around these parts with our old website getting junked and this fancy new responsive thing taking its place. Over the years we’ve built quite a reputation for our quick fire social media news aggregation, banter antics and over all mischief making on the auld Facepuke and Twitter. That social media churn while having its own charm has meant our web presence went a bit neglected. Sure we’d get the issues online but regular original content could be a bit slow in the pipe while we’d machine gun stuff out to a huge audience on social media. Bizarrely, a lot of that audience express surprise when they realise we do a print publication, no matter how irregularly it comes out. Such is the mind melt that is Facebook. Regardless, our negotiations with Facebook for some form of living stipend for our work have fallen into nothingness, leaving us with no option but to dedicate more of our time to beefing up our own online platform. This thing you are looking at now. Our own website. Call it an effort to heal the disjuncture between our social media work and print. Whatever about Twitter, Facebook was always a necessary evil for us. A quick convenient fix that allowed us to pump out our rabble world view while chained to the day job with the added benefit of connecting us to a hive mind of like minded individuals raging against the Gombeen caste We’re aiming to strike a balance now, to re-emphasis that part of our work focused on original content and commentary. The new site is a good bit less static, letting us bring a little bit of the flair and flavour of the print edition to these never ending HTML landscapes. We’ve sent some of our old website sections off to the digital scrapper and we’ll be unfurling new ones in the coming weeks and highlighting some of our favorite content from these heady few years of independent publishing. We’re not going to make like the mid 1990s and go all techno-utopian. Our print arm is not being decommissioned. Far from it. There’ll be some updates about banging parties, upcoming rabble print editions and general shenanigans too. Take a scroll around. We’ll always be here. A little signal broadcast every day. Kicking against the pricks. Check it out over at http://www.rabble.ie

Grab Copies Of #rabble9 At Our Ruckus Tomorrow Night.

Did someone say party? That's right we did. Just as we finished a summer of high jinx slopping out scoops for the Workers Beer Company to the thirsty hordes , we stumbled straight into the production of #rabble9. We weren't sure if we'd even get the damn thing finished on time to say this: but like the bunch of heroes we are it winged its way off to print very late Monday night. That means it'll be landing back in Dublin City some stage before the weekend. To say we need to blow off a bit of steam puts it mildly. So, we're bringing together everyone that worked with us over the summer, all the beer crews, the contributors and throwing the doors open for a little hooley in The Pint on Saturday October 11th from 10pm. On the night some of bleary eyed editors will be swapping their Indesign and Illustrator packages for Serato and bags of wax to drill out some party starters. Towards the end of the night we'll be joined by our very special guest Toirse of D1 and Front End Synthetics fame to keep shit running late. You can invite your friends and all that shizzle over on Facebook. Oh and why not help us distribute #rabble9? We're looking for distributors all across the island. Are you capable of providing a space to act as a distribution hub? Can you think of somewhere public facing, like a cafe, bar, venue or record store - where people can easily drop by and pick up copies to pass on to others. If so, then head over to our distribution sign up page and if all goes well, we'll drop you a line. We're also anxious to hear from individuals who just want enough to stock the local town and college or pass to their mates. So don't be shy - sign up now. Party details: https://www.facebook.com/events/655089081271995/ Distro sign up: http://www.rabble.ie/distro/ ============================================== rabble is a non-profit, newspaper from the city’s underground. It’s collectively and independently run by volunteers. rabble aims to create a space for the passionate telling of truth, muck-raking journalism and well aimed pot-shots at illegitimate authority. we live on line at http://www.rabble.ie ____________________________________________________ Follow us on Twitter: http://twitter.com/#!/wearerabble Let's be friends: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Rabble/126266120752243 Download our previous print issues: http://issuu.com/rabble ==============================================

Reader Appeal! We Need Ye To Get Yer Hands Durty And Help Distor #RABBLE7!

Yesterday was the first day back at school for many of us rabblers. Oh how we crave our couches and those endless Netflix marathons. Why do they give us holidays if the fuckers are only going to take them away again? Alas, the real world cruelly smacked us in the face Monday morning (with a gale force burst too) and now have to finalise the distribution of issue 7 . With many of us holding down day jobs at the moment, our time is increasingly finite so we really need a dig out getting rid of the bastards. Else it’s a pure waste of tree. For those of you in the Dublin region, we have dozens of bundles in All City Records, which is located on Crow St in Temple Bar. Just go in and take as many bundles as you want to get rid of. Fill a car boot why not! Just let us know, where they are going so we can post about it on social media and send ravenous readers out to collect them. For people outside our shitty little city, we’ll be arranging to send bundles down to all the main regional centres over the next week. We need to significantly reduce our costs on this project or we are going to hit a wall. So rather than sending down bundles to two or three locations in a city, we’ll be shipping them to one spot and arranging for them to be broken down there. With the popularity of the magazine growing outside Dublin, it’s become more and more expensive for us to get them down the country. Donations are most welcome to cover the costs of our couriers. And if people are visiting Dublin, why not take a few bundles back with you? People are always gushing about how they love rabble, but folks we need you to get your hands dirty. We seriously over stretched ourselves with getting #rabble7 out just in the nick of time for Xmash amd we have tonnes left to get rid of. We need people to stand up and take a few bundles at a time to get rid of where ever ye think people will pick them up. Once this issue is out and about, we’ll publish some indication of what it’s taking us to get each one out. Yours, rabble HQ Some relevant links: Editorial from rabble7: http://rabble.ie/2013/12/19/the-rant-just-in-the-nick-of-time-rabble7-hits-the-streets/ Email us at info@rabble.ie if you have any questions or thoughts.

About Submitting Your Address For The Rewards

Hi, These are group mails to everybody that funded us. If you have already submitted your address, there is no need to do so again. If you have not submitted it, then please do so using the form below. http://rabble.ie/funders/ Thanks.

Thanks to you, we've secured another four issues.

Thanks one and all - ye are the best bunch of rabble rousers on this side of the moon. Yesterday we beat the crap out of our Fund:it target and sailed right on past by a few hundred quid. Could you hear those engines roar? We couldn't have done this (Eh, obviously...) without the support of all of you lot in not just donating to us but also promoting and getting the shares on the go. We managed to succeed in our funding campaign by relying on the power of social media, community radio and TV and our own rewards and gimmicks. There's clearly a hunger for a fresh approach to media in this country. We still have a few days left with Fund:it - so people can still top us up and avail of our rewards. Any extra cash that comes in can go into something like a rabble office, something that's been on our wish list for a while. Ye are stars! Remember, if you've supported our @fund_it - tell all your friends by sharing/tagging/liking @wearerabble! This rag needs all the hype we can get! http://www.fundit.ie/project/keep-us-printing THE FUND:IT ENDS ON MONDAY MAY 27TH AT APPROXIMATELY 11AM.

Its the final count down!

€7,143 raised so far. That's 79 % of the way there. We have 9 days to go. Thanks to those of you that popped down to the rabble Babble discussion with Harry Browne and Conor McCabe, twas fascinating and we are just dusting of the cobwebs from all that lovely Trouble Brewing gargle now. Support your parish rag and nab some nifty swag. Have a peak at the merch we have lined up for all you generous donors. http://rabble.ie/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/rabble-merch-for-website1-640x905.jpg Another promo video... Dean Scurry is a Ballymun youth worker, manager of Working Class Records and a host of Dublin Community TV's Dole TV. He talks about the importance of rabble in this video: http://youtu.be/B_rvGhwIu_s Remember, if you've supported our @fund_it - tell all your friends by sharing/tagging/liking @wearerabble! This rag needs all the hype we can get! http://www.fundit.ie/project/keep-us-printing THE FUND:IT ENDS ON MONDAY MAY 27TH AT APPROXIMATELY 11AM.

You are invited to rabble Babble: Putting The Masses Back In The Media!

======================================== 19 days left. 120 funders. 55% there. ======================================== We've put some more promo videos up on our Youtube channel Check out what Tonie Walsh had to say about rabble over at http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XkDxoia4Su0 Remember, if you've supported our @fund_it - tell all your friends by sharing/tagging/liking @wearerabble! This rag needs all the hype we can get! http://www.fundit.ie/project/keep-us-printing ======================================== HERE'S A DATE FOR YER DIARY DEAR DONORS! ======================================== Supporters are asked to come along for a rabble babble looking at the role and history of alternative publishing in Ireland. White Lady Art gallery, Wellington Quay, Dublin 8. 6:30pm - 10:30pm Wednesday, May 15th RSVP over on Crackbook: https://www.facebook.com/events/403152273126167/ rabble, is marking the last fortnight of its fundraising drive with a public event on Wednesday 15th May. The White Lady Art gallery plays host to an evening of education, folk music and craft beer. Yes, we said Craft Beer. We've some how managed to scam some freebies... Up first Harry Browne, journalist and lecturer, will examine why we need an independent media and the importance of its voice. Following Harry will be Conor McCabe with a look at the historical legacy of independent media in the country going right back to 1913 and Big Jim Larkin’s Irish Worker. ================================================= Share the Fund:it page: http://www.fundit.ie/project/keep-us-printing Share the Fund:it video: https://vimeo.com/62347408 Tweet about us @wearerabble 'Like' our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/wearerabble and recommend your friends to do the same! Our Fundit ends on May 27th at 11am

Amazing. We've hit 100 funders and a preview of the tshirt

We hit over 100 funders today. Truly amazing. If the mainstream corporate press is dominated by media concentration and the ownership of a few - then the alternative press must be built on a totally different foundation. The best way to do that is to have as many people as possible back it financially. And that's exactly what you guys are doing. One of our artists, Dara Lynch has started working on ideas for our tshirt. You can see a preview tshirt sketch over at http://rabble.ie/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/tshirt.gif We were thinking - as our funders, what would you like this little dude to be saying? Send ideas to info@rabble.ie or drops is a line over Twitter or Facebook. We're also going to stick out some more youtube videos to explain to people why funding a project like this is critical. Donal Fallon of Comeheretome.com stepped up and had this to say. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hexuE51OzmE Share the Fund:it page: http://www.fundit.ie/project/keep-us-printing Share the Fund:it video: https://vimeo.com/62347408 Tweet about us @wearerabble 'Like' our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/wearerabble and recommend your friends to do the same! Our Fundit ends on May 27th at 11am

Parishioners in good standing have been entered into our Boomtown Draw.

We really appreciate the support people have shown us so far. As a token of thanks, we're doing our best to get even more savage rewards for all Parish folk in good standing. For instance, all you amazing people that have backed us so far are in with an exclusive chance to win tickets to Boomtown Fair. Just for stepping up to help us. Boomtown is an immense playground of debauchery and a wicked distraction from the humdrum of daily life. The full line up, split into its myriad of stages will blow your mind. http://www.boomtownfair.co.uk/home We'll announce the winner at the end of the campaign. It's vitally important we start to get word out far and wide now, so please do all you can to spread the rabble message to the winds. Share the Fund:it page: http://www.fundit.ie/project/keep-us-printing Share the Fund:it video: https://vimeo.com/62347408 Tweet about us @wearerabble 'Like' our Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/wearerabble and recommend your friends to do the same! Our Fundit ends on May 27th at 11am.

WE JUST GOT ROCKY.

Hands Up Who Wants To Die have just hopped on board our fundit campaign, kindly agreeing to let us pimp their wares out for a gig in a gaff. https://vimeo.com/46248155 Get together 500 yo yos and we'll ship them out to you for a performance. The video above is of the lads practicing in the Karate Club, a DIY space used by bands in deepest Phibsbronx. Sean Zissou shot it and if you check his Vimeo you'll find a tonne more like it. Barry Healy wrote a wicked feature about the space for our second issue too if you are interested in some back ground on the space, one of the hidden gems of the bubbling underground music scene in the city. At the time he wrote: "The space has been in operation since 2007 and continues to grow, especially over the past 12 months. Eric attributes this to the ongoing growth of the punk and independent music scene in Dublin and “the more desperate things becomes the more people want to be creative. We have actually had to put a cap on membership as we’re at capacity. We have had to introduce more rigidity in how the space is run.” Even with all the trials and tribulations that come with such a project Eric believes firmly in the need and importance of such space explaining, “They are absolutely essential to any kind of counter-culture. Space is really important. I think now more than ever, I mean look at the state of the country and the amount of empty buildings. Once the space is provided that gives the scope for everything, to organise from or escape all the things frustrating you in the real world". rabble's an effort to generate a similar space, although one formed around the newspaper itself, the gigs we organise and in how our social media has spiraled into something of a discussion space for the country's pissed off. It's an attempt to build a community.

Like and share!

Great, over 25 donors so far and 5% of the way there - but we still have a long haul ahead of us. Please make sure to like and share our findit.ie page to get it out to as wide a network as possible. Possee up!!

And we are live...

Keep rabble printing, help pay for our next four issues. There’s been complete radio silence from rabble HQ about our next issue for some time. An awful lot of people have been asking ‘what’s going on, when’s the next issue etc?’ Something most of us have had to answer by murmuring something about funding, a video and then saddling off to another corner of the room. Well here it is, our fundit.ie campaign in all its glory. Funding has always been an issue for us, its one thing pouring insane amounts of energy into producing a free sheet on a creative and journalistic level, but its another thing to switch tack into the hustle of fundraising and ad sales. We’re not pissing around when we say its become a full time job. But that work and commitment has paid off. In the space of just under a year and a half we’ve published five outstanding issues, built a huge social network following and done all of this with out resources, or any form of official funding . We’ve created a truly outstanding print project that has given voice to a whole generation of writers, artists and illustrators. Should we clear this funding campaign we will be in a tremendously strong position to plan for the future, bring new people on board and work out some way of making the project last beyond the next four issues. We are looking for a bit of breathing space basically. Head over and take a look at our fundit.ie and throw your weight behind it. We’ve just bitten our finger nails to the quick with the stress and are still waiting on the paramedic to hook the coffee IV up to our arms. T-minus 48 days and counting…

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