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Dear Upside Down World Readers,

From the rise of Latin America’s new left to the recent changes in the Zapatista struggle, Upside Down World has been reporting from Latin America for over a decade, bringing weekly news to readers around the world. Our editorial collective and wide network of writers and translators operate on less than a shoestring budget to break stories and produce investigative journalism and analysis on Latin American politics and social movements you won’t find anywhere else. Please donate to keep this cutting edge media outlet alive.

UDW was honored to be chosen as the recipient of the 2014 Global Justice & Peace Award from the Denver Justice & Peace Committee, and is proud to join past recipients of this award including Father Roy Bourgeois, School of the Americas Watch, Medea Benjamin and Code Pink. Please contribute today to support our work.

Over the political highs and lows of this decade of reporting from Latin America, we've documented the ways in which Washington's imperialism has fought against social and political change in the region, and uncovered the many faces of empire, from spying and military bases, to covert funding and political meddling. Donate today to keep this investigative reporting going strong.

As an organization that is committed to the grassroots, we've remained alongside countless movements working against the ravages of capitalism and empire, as well the unique challenges faced when confronting progressive governments and their struggle for hegemony and power. In the area of extractive industries, UDW has been consistently shedding light on the ways in which the logic of resource extraction has been sustained from the neoliberal era into today. Please donate to support this alternative media space.

Our readership grows each year, and with it, new emails pour in from readers of all ages who have been inspired and oriented by UDW’s reporting. This alternative source and archive of knowledge is showing its fruits in people's activism, academic work, research, political and union organizing all over the world. UDW hasn't just reported on our upside down world, it has helped to create a better understanding about what a better world could and does look like. Please stand beside UDW today and support this work.

Choose from the following options to make a tax-deductible donation to Upside Down World via our non-profit fiscal sponsor, the Vermont Peace and Justice Center.

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If you donate $60 or more, we will send you a gift copy of a book which is literally hot off the presses by UDW contributor Raúl Zibechi entitled The New Brazil: Regional Imperialism and the New Democracy (AK Press), translated by UDW writer Ramor Ryan.

Thanks for staying with us all these years.

- Upside Down World Editorial Collective - Benjamin Dangl, Cyril Mychalejko and April Howard

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What UDW writers have to say about Upside Down World:

“As you know, the 1% does not only control the world's wealth, but also have in their hands the majority of the media. … Upside Down World is part of the enormous movement of the 99%. Supporting them is a way of supporting ourselves, those of us who do not want a Wall Street-world.” – Raúl Zibechi, Uruguayan journalist and political theorist

"A much-needed news source run by folks with refreshingly solid principles. Highly deserving of your money!" - Belén Fernández, author of The Imperial Messenger: Thomas Friedman at Work

Upside Down World is a critical source of original reporting in English on the Americas, from Mapuche territory to the US-Mexico border. Please, dig deep and give generously  today!” -Dawn Paley, journalist

“For years, Upside Down World has covered inspiring events from around Latin America, providing insight to readers about resistance to the Washington Consensus and neoliberal hegemony. Now, more than ever, we need to continue to report on important human rights struggles, labor justice issues, and social movements. Please continue to support a vital source of analysis and reporting committed to social justice.” - Marie Trigona, journalist

"UDW fills a necessary and extremely valuable space where well-developed independent reportage on Latin America are published, compiled and can be quickly accessed. It is one of my most reliable research sources, in addition to a very important publishing platform." -James Rodríguez, Photojournalist,

"UDW is an indispensable resource for those on the Left trying to come to grips with contemporary Latin American Politics from the ground up. Incisive, careful, and non-dogmatic, the reportage found on this site has few parallels in the anglo-sphere of the internet. Always on side with those on the bottom, this is a critical resource for popular movements wanting to turn this world of oppression and exploitation on its head."
-Jeffrey Webber, Author of From Rebellion to Reform in Bolivia: Class Struggle, Indigenous Liberation, and the Politics of Evo Morales

"Upside Down World combines a grassroots ethos with some of the most consistently brilliant reporting available on Latin America, and the former enables the latter. Our donations to Upside Down World go beyond supporting the site - when we help to make possible the necessary analysis that UDW publishes on politics, the environment, U.S. and neoliberal imperialism and more in Latin America, we engage in an act of radical solidarity." - Adrienne Pine, author of Working Hard, Drinking Hard: On Violence and Survival in Honduras, teaches Anthropology at American University

"In my experience, UDW has been extremely supportive of new and emerging writers with important stories to tell. Going beyond Latin American news written from the outside about political developments in the international spotlight, UDW has been a consistent source of on-site reporting from the ground up. I would encourage everyone to pitch in so that the amplification of voices of communities and grassroots movements throughout the hemisphere can continue." - Sandra Cuffe, journalist

“I appreciate UDW for its grassroots perspectives on political developments in Latin America. I rely on its reporting to keep current with social movement activism. UDW delves well beyond simplistic stereotypes to give us a complex and probing perspective on current events.” Marc Becker, author of Indians and Leftists in the Making of Ecuador's Modern Indigenous Movements and Pachakutik: Indigenous Movements and Electoral Politics in Ecuador

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