need more help – badly! My recent appeal to you has met with
some support – and we truly thank those who responded
but quite honestly – it’s not enough! And unless we can quickly
raise some more money we may need to do the unthinkable: radically
cut back Antiwar.com’s operations.
now with the War Party raging – would be the
worst time for this to happen. For starters, we might need
to cut my column back from three times a week to just once!
We might need to abandon our burgeoning campus outreach program,
which has generated so much interest that our small staff
can hardly keep up with it! (I’m scheduled to go speak at
five universities and a major policy conference in Washington
starting next week – and we’re hoping this will snowball.)
And kind of a victim of our own success, we might not be able
to afford the site enhancements we’ve scheduled to begin rolling
out over the next two months (our new "email an article"
feature is one such item). And, very sadly indeed, we might
need to cut back other columnists – we feel our original material
from India, Israel, the Balkans, East Asia, and elsewhere
– gives us and you an edge we would hate to lose! All
this when the War Party is driving our web traffic through
the roof. This past weekend was our biggest in the history
of the website.
is this the moment to retreat and let the War Party roll over
us? I’m sure you agree with me on this: of course not!
The War Party has millions to throw around. A relentless stream
of war propaganda is being broadcast across the country on
a daily basis by this administration and its amen corner in
the media. But we have succeeded in countering it, to a large
extent, on a much much smaller budget. We don’t have
any frills around the Antiwar.com office, and we work, on
a lean budget, pretty much around the clock. All we ask is
for enough to be able to keep working.
know you’re busy. I know this has been a tough year and I
think the Fall has been dismal, too. But if all you contribute
even a little, Antiwar.com can keep doing the work you value
so much. Otherwise, without your vital help, as of November
1, we will have to cut our staff down from three to one and
a half – and I get to be the half!
is a critical moment. Opposition to the war is mounting, but
so is the pressure to start the shooting. If Antiwar.com goes
down, a casualty of the war hysteria, then you’ll just have
to depend on the "mainstream" media to report the
truth about this war – and if that doesn’t convince you to
send us some cash a.s.a.p., then nothing will.
May we raised some $25,000 – the basic minimum necessary to
survive for five months. We’re not even halfway to that point
yet. We can put off paying our bills, but only for so long.
Creditors will soon come knocking on our door. So we’re knocking
unless we reach our goal, the cutbacks will start pretty soon
– and you’ll notice it. Less updating, less original material,
and a general slowdown. But it doesn’t have to be that way.
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