Empower The Canadian Progressive

$978 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 31 people in 22 months
Obert Madondo  Ottawa, ON
Welcome to The Canadian Progressive's GoFundMe fundraising  initiative!

We launched this fundraising campaign a few months before Canada's historic 2015 federal election. We were concerned about Stephen Harper's determination to stay in power for more years and continue to assault our democratic institutions and fundamental rights and freedoms.

With the support of generous supporters like you, we provided hard-hitting and independent journalism on key issues such as Harper's "secret police" legislation, Bill C-51. Please visit Obert Madondo's Column  and The Canadian Progressive  to see how we provided readers with the untold story and motivation to demand an end to Harper's "negative, divisive politics". 

On October 19, change came to Canada. We did it. But we must continue to provide independent and unmuzzled journalism during this historic post-Harper era. The Canadian Progressive will build on our extensive coverage of the last few months of Harper.

That's because freedom of the press is still under attack.  We still need hard-hitting and uncompromising independent journalism. We cannot do it without your generous support. Your most kind donation  will:

* Enable The Canadian Progressive to continuously demand that new Prime Minister Justin Trudeau delivers on his promise of "a positive vision that brings Canadians together".
* Help The Canadian Progressive continue to photograph and share important activist–oriented moments here in Ottawa. Our are freely available for public use through The Canadian Progressive's Flickr Page .
* Help The Canadian Progressive introduce video journalism.

Your kind donation will empower The Canadian Progressive with the following gear:

·         A DSLR camera and accessories for better-quality photos and videos

·         Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop CC photo editing software

·         Basic audio equipment

·         Video-editing software

·         A notebook or desktop with video-editing capability

·         Online training in DSLR photography and video editing

We'll ensure than that the new Liberal majority government delivers on its promises and provides real leadership on key issues, including: climate change, democratic reform, Bill C-51, immigration and refugee policy, fossil fuel extraction, relations with indigenous peoples, health care, free trade, poverty, missing and murdered indigenous women, clean energy, rights, transparency and civil liberties. 

In the last few months, The Canadian Progressive's photography has captured the interest of established media organizations and prominent individual thinkers.



The photo above was part of a March 23 protest against the government's new "police state" Bill C-51. It now accompanies the article "From Obama Birthers to Anti-Immigration Activists: Who the Government Turned to for Bill C-51 Support During Committee Hearings, " published on April 1, 2015 by Dr. Michael Geist, a University of Ottawa professor and Internet law expert.


The above is my photo of a 2013 vigil for 1,200 missing and murdered aboriginal women in Canada, held in Ottawa. The photo was featured on the following articles:

·         “Teenaged Assault Victim Calls for Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Aboriginal Women ,” published on published by Vice.com on December 9, 2014.

·         “'Groundbreaking' report calls for national inquiry into missing and murdered Aboriginal women ,” published by The Vancouver Observer on Jan 12, 2015

Once again, thank you so much for generously supporting The Canadian Progressive's independent, unmuzzled journalism!

Peace,

Obert Madondo
Founder & Editor, The Canadian Progressive
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Posted by Obert Madondo
14 months ago
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Hi There!

I thought I'd take a moment to share another recent photo taken with my Panasonic Lumix point-and-shoot camera, which we hope to replace with a mid-range DSLR through this GoFundMe campaign.

The photo, which is available for free use via Flickr, was taken during the #ClimateWelcome sit-in protest outside Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's Rideau Hall residence on Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015. Canadian environmental activists urged the newly-elected prime minister to freeze the expansion of the Alberta tar sands.

This holiday season, please consider donating or sharing our campaign with your friends and other contacts.

As you may already know, this campaign seeks to empower The Canadian Progressive and allow us to improve our independent, unmuzzled journalism. You generous support will empower us and enable us to amplify the voices of the marginalized.

Happy holidays!

Obert
Publisher, The Canadian Progressive
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Update 4
Posted by Obert Madondo
18 months ago
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Hi There!

I wanted to share the latest photo taken with my Panasonic Lumix point-and-shoot camera, which we hope to replace with a mid-range DSLR through this GoFundMe campaign. The photo is a mural paying tribute to Sandra Bland, painted on the “Tech Wall”, a legal graffiti wall at Bronson Avenue and Slater Street here in Ottawa. The mural was created by artists Kalkidan Assefa and Allan Andre, and supported by Black Live Matter Ottawa, BlakCollectiv and allied grassroots movements.

The photo accompanies the piece, "Sandra Bland to be honoured with a candlelight vigil in Ottawa", published by The Canadian Progressive on Friday. As you may already know, this campaign seeks to empower The Canadian Progressive and allow us to improve our independent journalism, with a particular focus on amplifying the voice of the marginalized.

Please donate or share our campaign with your friends and other contacts.

Thanks!

Obert
Publisher, The Canadian Progressive
A Sandra Bland mural in downtown Ottawa
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Update 3
Posted by Obert Madondo
21 months ago
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Absolutely delighted. And grateful! Received three awesome donations today!
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Update 2
Posted by Obert Madondo
22 months ago
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To the 5 donors who donated in the first six days, your generous donations have given my "Heal Obert, Empower His Journalism" campaign a solid foundation. Thank you!
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$978 of $5,000 goal

Raised by 31 people in 22 months
Created April 5, 2015
Obert Madondo  
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Ben Dolf
13 months ago
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