The 2013 Green Left Weekly Fighting Fund was launched on January 19. To keep the project afloat, we again set the target of an ambitious $250,000. Last year we fell short, but still raised an impressive $209,000 for this vital, independent media project.
For 20 years, GLW has been bringing you the news that the mainstream media won’t. But we face a constant struggle to stay financially viable; a struggle that's well worth it! GLW has become more than just a newspaper; it’s an important part of a movement for social change. Its ongoing efforts to campaign for serious action on climate, stop coal seam gas and defend WikiLeaks are prime examples.
Last year we launched Green Left TV — an exciting new arm of the GLW media project. An online news channel that can bring direct coverage of the issues and campaigns you care about, independent of the Rineharts, Murdochs and Andrew Bolts.
Australia has one of the most restricted and concentrated media in the Western world. GLW is a “beacon” according to John Pilger, “doing a job of honourable journalism, as an agent of people, not power”. But to compete with the mainstream media, GLW needs to keep up as a strong and independent voice.
Can you help us make our $250,000 target this year?
Making our target would guarantee the printing press keeps rolling for another year; something that’s invaluable in an age of intense media monopolisation. It's only through support from you and the tireless efforts of supporters and volunteers that enables GLW to keep coming out and get around.
For a national newspaper we run on a shoestring budget – every dollar counts.
Direct deposits can also be made to Greenleft, Commonwealth Bank, BSB 062-006, Account No. 00901992. Otherwise, you can send a cheque or money order to PO Box 515, Broadway NSW 2007 or donate on the toll-free line at 1800 634 206 (within Australia).