Archive for the ‘Rabble’ Category

rabble [redacted] tonight in jigsaw

Friday, September 18th, 2015


Heya: this is happening tonight in Jigsaw: rabble [redacted] party bringin ye back to the golden years of Electric City (Dublin’s most rapid techno/electro weekly night for YEARS) with selectors Simon Conway and Giles Armstrong. Rabble DJs on support (including meself), BYOB and €12 in, see yis there. The place will be DECORATED real nice. Oh yeah, and don’t tell Denis, he ain’t invited…

All City Jam 2015

Saturday, June 13th, 2015



That time of year again, All City Tivoli jam today, running from 10-6. Be the usual mix of all-star international and national graffiti heads, BMX, skating as well as a little Rabble stall where we’ll be hawking our wares (including our new tshirts!) as well as supplying the tunes. Special guest DJ from Belfast’s Rudimentary crew, sound provided by Dubz Land. See yissers there!


Rabble 10 is OUT!

Monday, May 18th, 2015


A delicious pallet of 10,000 copies of Rabble 10 arrived Friday. We’ll be distro’ing it over next few weeks. Those looking to pick up a bundle for their area can grab one from All City Records.


You can get a read of the editorial here, a LOT has changed in this country since we started this project, great to see communities and workers standing up for themselves and the country wise up to the shenanigans of O’Brien and his ilk. Get in touch if you’d like to help distro or need a bundle. Keep an eye on #rabble10 on the Tweet Machine for where they’re landing, and big up alls y’alls who been supporting us since day one, legends one and all!

Rabble 9 is here!

Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

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It’s here! We’ll be getting this out all over the country over the next few weeks!

Roma, Racism and Tabloid Policing

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

Over the last week, two children were taken by the Gardai from their parents on grounds that they looked different to their parents. The popular media in this country was whipped into a frenzy of racism thanks to events recently reported in Greece. Dopes like TV3’s Paul Connolly were key to this process, and shame on the Gardai for actually snatching the kids from their families. It’s 2013. We live in a supposed democracy. The phrase ‘tabloid policing’ is unfortunately so appropriate in Ireland right now. I’m ashamed to live in a country where we treat people with different skin colours so suspiciously. How this particular story ended was that DNA tests were carried out. The kids were proven to be indeed related to their parents (shock horror) and the Gardai and supposed journalists of this country who behaved so disgracefully now have a serious bit of egg on their face.

Following on from this, one of my fellow Rabblers, Ronan Burtenshaw, interviewed Gary Younge from the Guardian, a journalist who covered the Roma community back in a 2003 Guardian article. A few quotes from Ronan’s interview with Gary:

It’s an excellent, horrific example of a group of people arbitrarily treated differently because of who they are. A textbook case of racism.

But it also shows the link between the popular and the state. This is tabloid journalism followed by tabloid policing.

You can read the full article here, and we’ll be featuring an interview with Gary Younge on his new book, The Speech: Behind Martin Luther King’s Dream in the next print edition of Rabble.

Rabble Magazine successfully funded for the next year!

Wednesday, May 22nd, 2013

A thousand thank yous to all who dug deep and donated to our cause. Rabble will be kept in print for another year this way thanks to everyone out there who supported us and shared the campaign. We’ll remain an independent, reader-supported (and funded!) publication dedicated to delving deep and delivering the stories that matter to so many of us but are rarely touched by the mainstream media. We’ll continue to do a few funny bits as well sure.

There’s still five days to go, so we’re keeping the campaign alive until Monday noon. We’ll start prepping all the goodies for our donors shortly afterwards. At this point in time we’re 105% funded, so any extra will go towards running costs (such as rental on a little office space).

You can watch it soar and soar here.

Thanks, yis legends!

Reasons to Support rabble’s Fund:it with Tonie Walsh

Monday, May 13th, 2013

Journo, DJ and founder of Irish Queer Archive Tonie Walsh lends his support for Rabble’s Fundit campaign. Let’s keep it lit!

Reasons to Support rabble: Terry Fagan Of The North Inner City Folklore Project

Friday, May 10th, 2013

More than halfway there now folks! Please share the campaign!

Reasons to Support Rabble

Thursday, May 2nd, 2013

Donal Fallon from the Come Here To Me blog giving a few reasons to support Rabble and help with our funding campaign.

Rabble FundIt Campaign

Monday, April 8th, 2013

Today Margaret Thatcher died, and Rabble launched its FundIt campaign. Our last print issue was before Christmas. We’ve been working hard on getting this campaign ready in the meantime. We’re lookng for €9,000 to cover print costs for our next four issues, and really step it up in terms of the quality of the paper.

The response since we put out our first issue has been overwhelming, and I firmly believe that this is the sort of publication that the country has needed for a LONG time. For it to continue, we really need to get our readers behind us, and for a small contribution each, we can really get this newspaper growing and delve deep inna investigative journalism stylee.

In terms of the rewards for funders, my own contributions will include prints, workshops, DJ sets and murals for peoples homes. We’ve got 48 days to go, so please make support us and share this campaign as much as you can. Thank you!