Dear readers: OK, now we've heard from eight of you
OK, we asked our readers to either show us some support or offer some criticism on what we are doing wrong. So far, eight of you have responded. Do we really only have eight readers? Our web states indicate we have thousands. We need to hear from you. Other lefty websites can reliably raise much, much more than the mere $5,000 we are asking. We really don't get it.
As we pointed out in our winter fund drive appeal, it looks like we are going to have to pay for our long-awaited website redesign. In order to do this and continue to meet basic operating costs through the winter—like rent—we really need to raise $5,000. Yes, we know we have a clunky design which costs us readers. But we need your support to improve our design! Please don't let this become a Catch 22. There are hundreds of you reading World War 4 Report every day. We appeal to you to support what you read.
Again, those of you we thanked in our fund appeal as our handful of long-term generous donors over our ten-year history are not requested to give again. We need to know we have more readers who care about what we do and are willing to support us. Most lefty websites can reliably raise at least that much once a year. This applies to both to those we frankly view as rivals due to their bad politics (like Counterpunch) and those we view with a fraternal spirit (see our links page). Please don't hold our clunky website—or our independent, iconoclastic politics—against us.
With all eyes on the economic crisis, issues of war and peace still remain critical. The US is now waging five wars—Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iraq, Yemen and Libya. We daily bring you the news behind the news on US interventions and small wars around the world. But we view questions of peace and economic justice as fundamentally linked. So we are also bringing some of the most in-depth and wide-ranging coverage available in English on the global Occupation protests—reports not only from New York and Oakland, but from Mexico, Colombia, Chile, Greece, Spain and around the world. As well as related labor and peasant struggles in places that rarely make headlines, like West Papua and Ogoniland. We cut through the clichés and misinformation of right and left alike on dilemmas such as Libya, we intimately cover the escalating cartel wars in Mexico, and we keep track of war criminals from Algeria to Argentina to Guatemala to the United States. We document the mounting signs of global ecological collapse, and the struggle for control of oil that fuels the whole planetary vortex. We strive to bring a big picture, and to build solidarity between local struggles across the Earth.
If you "get" what we do, it's time to show us some love, folks.
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World War 4 Report
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