Green Left Weekly's $250,000 Fighting Fund: A spring offensive


Green Left Weekly is launching a "spring offensive" to help us reach our 2009 fighting fund target of $250,000. By the end of August, we had raised $147,550 — about 60%. We need a push to get to 100% or more.

GLW struggles for a new social system based on human solidarity and ecological sustainability. We expose the lies of big business in its ruthless pursuit of profit. We present the information and ideas the corporate media refuses to publish or broadcast.

Each day, thousands of people around the world visit our very popular website. But while this service is free, it is far from cheap to provide.

Raising the necessary funds to keep going is a permanent and pressing concern. Not surprisingly, GLW does not receive any support from the big end of town. Only the continued support of readers and friends enables it to keep coming out and getting around.

We run on a shoestring budget. To keep the paper accessible, we have kept the cover price of the paper at $2 for many years. But this limits our income while we face constantly rising costs.

As part of the spring offensive, we are writing to all the people and organisations we collaborate with, asking them to write a short appeal for us. It is over to you, readers! If you want to write such an appeal or a short commendation, please send it to me at

We will publish some supporters' appeals — and any special donations — in the next few issues. To make a donation, see the ad on this page.