This is the first issue of Green Left. Many individuals made this issue possible by writing articles, letters, poems, drawing cartoons, taking photographs, designing graphics and layout. But there is room for many more people to become part of the GL team. And there is room for you too!
The broader the range of people who contribute to GL, the better it will be. This is a paper by and for the green and progressive movement. We would like it to reflect the movement in action and in discussion. We want to reflect the controversies and the concerns as well as the achievements and celebrations. Your input could help us do this better.
We also need help distributing GL. Get in touch if you can take a small bundle or know of a good outlet. The fact that Murdoch, Packer and Fairfax won't run this paper is a plus for GL. But this means their corporate mates won't be investing in it. We are after a better class of investors — those interested in investing in a better world. Many people have taken out shares in GL at $50 a share, and you can too. You could also make a donation or buy a sub ... for yourself or perhaps for a friend. A sub to GL will be a useful acquisition for any library, community or activist group. (There's a clip-off on page 6.)