|Support Grassroots Media: Celebrate Upside Down World's Decade of Publishing|
|Written by Upside Down World|
|Thursday, 09 May 2013 12:34|
Dear Upside Down World Readers,
Ten years ago Upside Down World began as a website with a small group of writers scattered around the hemisphere, reporting on the emerging leftist politicians and burgeoning social movements that would go on to reshape the region. Neoliberalism had dug its own grave, and grassroots struggles and socialist policies were paving a new path for Latin America. Foreign corporations were ousted in popular uprisings, and presidents were elected across the region on anti-imperialist, progressive platforms. Upside Down World was there from the beginning, reporting from the ballot boxes and inaugurations, and later when the celebratory confetti turned into teargas and protests. From the victories and failures of the left and the everyday struggles of social movements for a better world, Upside Down World has reported on the roller coaster of the past decade without stopping. And we need your help to continue the ride. Please donate today to support this work.
From the Andes Mountains to the shores of the Caribbean, Upside Down World works hard to bring you regular news and analysis on grassroots politics and social change across the hemisphere. Our reporters are based on the frontlines of struggles over mining, soybean cultivation and human rights. Our site breaks stories long before they hit the pages of the New York Times. And Upside Down World always puts the actions, demands and voices of social movements at the top of our concerns. If you appreciate this work and would like to see it continue, please donate to our publication today.
Lately, we have been able to provide you with a first-hand account of the Zapatista march in December and translations of important developments in Chiapas, analysis of the constitutional coup in Honduras that paved the way for neoliberal charter cities, the relationship between UN peace-keepers and sweatshops in Haiti, news of Guatemala's “Little School of the Americas” and the country's remilitarization, an article on the resistance against extractivism in Argentina, analysis of Sumak Kawsay in Ecuador, along with other articles and an increased number of translations. To support this work, click here to donate!
We operate on a shoestring budget and can only continue this work with your help. As editors, we are essentially volunteers at Upside Down World and work numerous other jobs to keep the website going. Without your grassroots support, Upside Down World would have disappeared years ago. By contributing now, you can help us continue to publish investigative reports from Latin America, amplifying voices you don't hear elsewhere, and supporting analyses that cut to heart of the struggles unfolding in many of the region's capitals and rural communities. Please celebrate our ten year anniversary with a donation to Upside Down World.
Help us reach our fund drive goal of $6,000.
This year, Upside Down World has applied for our own nonprofit status, and we expect that your 2013 donations will be tax deductible! This also means that we have to raise an extra $800 dollars that we would usually have for writers and editors and put it toward the application fee.
And to all of our readers, thanks very much for your support and interest over the years. We couldn’t have made it without you.If you want to spread out your contribution, consider becoming a monthly sustainer, and see the links below to make an automatic online donation each month for a year. As little as $5 every month from you will help us keep going!
Thank you for making Upside Down World possible!
- Upside Down World Editorial Collective - Benjamin Dangl, Cyril Mychalejko and April Howard
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