Sunday, October 30, 2011

Donate To CounterPunch

Annual Fundraising Appeal
CounterPunchers Here’s An Offer You Shouldn’t Refuse!
We’ve been telling you for a week that either we meet our fundraising goal of $75,000 over the next month or we’ll be forced to drastically curtail the operation of our website.
Many, but not nearly enough of you have rallied with donations. With three more weeks of our fundraiser to go, we’re still far from our target. But now a CounterPuncher has stepped forward to renew and raise a magnificently generous pledge he made last year.
This CounterPunch supporter will now match every donation of $100 or more, to a combined total of $25,000. That means that any of you out there  thinking of donating $50 should know that if you donate a further $50, CounterPunch will receive an additional $100.  And if you plan to send us  $200 or $500 or more, he will give CounterPunch a matching $200 or $500 or more. 
So now it’s your turn. Double your clout right now.  Step up to the plate, and reach for the phone, or your check book or hit the online donation button.
Many websites on the progressive side of the spectrum are cut-and-paste affairs, a mix of columns culled from mainstream newspapers, weeklies, blogs and so forth. Every day our CounterPunch site offers you up to a dozen original articles, and often twenty across our three-day weekend site.
We’ve been asking some of our readers and writers for our website to say why they value CounterPunch. Here’s what NOAM CHOMSKY  wrote us:
 “It is, regrettably, no exaggeration to say that we are living in an era of irrationality, deception, confusion, anger, and unfocused fear — an ominous combination, with few precedents.  There has never been a time when it was so important to have a voice of sanity, insight, understanding of what is happening in the world.  Counterpunch has performed that essential service with unusual success.  It is a matter of paramount importance to ensure that it will continue to do so, with even greater resources than before.”
“A roaring colosseum of commentary, columnists and tell-it-like-it-was,-is,-and-should be original reportage, complete with a bookstore whose readable volumes tear away the lies, evasions, cover-ups and myths of a censored world. Taste, digest and deepen your mind from this fresh cornucopia called CounterPunch.”
“CounterPunch is a first class site with a first class audience. Cockburn and St Clair assemble menus that offer to readers interesting perspectives and factual analyses that are essential to navigating our chaotic times.  I always read the CounterPunch page”
Unlike many other outfits, we don’t hit you up for money every month … or even every quarter. But when we ask, we mean it. We ask for your support. We offer in return our independence, our unique position and our editorial choices.
Please, use our secure server make a tax-deductible donation to CounterPunch today or purchase a subscription and a gift sub for someone or one of our award winning books (or a crate of books!) as holiday presents. (We won’t call you to shake you down or sell your name to any lists.)
To contribute by phone you can call Becky or Deva toll free at: 1-800-840-3683
Thank you, from Alex, Jeffrey, Becky, Alya, Deva, Kimberly, Nat and Marc
 PO Box 228, Petrolia, CA 95558

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