We are often asked: "How do you do it?". People who have seen Green Left Weekly keep going on the proverbial smell of an oily rag often express surprise (and respect) for the fact that we have doggedly kept going with this project since 1991.
Well, it is hard work. Putting the stories together, collecting the photos and videos that are increasingly important in our online presence and distributing it week after week is no easy feat.
So is paying all the bills. That is why each year we have a Fighting Fund target that we have to try to meet. This year our target is $200,000. We raise it from donations and through regular fundraising activities such as dinners, barbecues, poetry, film and comedy nights organised by our supporters all around the country.
Obviously, the more we receive in donations the less pressure is put on our core supporters who organise these fundraising events.
To help raise donations, we appeal to supporters to make a pledge each year to the Fighting Fund. Many of these supporters have been doing this for years. The good news is that so far this year we have already raised $71,223 in pledges to the Fighting Fund.
Some of these pledges will be paid off in small, regular installments over the year while others are paid in a lump sum.
If you want to push that total a little higher by making a Green Left Fighting Fund pledge for 2018, please email email@example.com or phone us on 1800 634 206 (free call from anywhere in Australia).
You can also simply make a donation now by clicking here. Direct deposits can be made to Green Left, Bendigo Bank, BSB: 633-000 Account Number: 160058699. Otherwise, you can send a cheque or money order to PO Box 394, Broadway NSW 2007.