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From Editor Robert Parry: Sometimes I view the survival of our 18-year-old Consortiumnews Web site like the Justin Timberlake movie, “In Time,” in which time is the new currency and the non-rich are always at risk of “timing out.” Thus, they scramble to earn more time and survive.

Since Consortiumnews is dependent on donations from our readers, we work extra hard to generate a steady stream of quality news stories and thoughtful analyses. We go behind the scenes of current events and we correct historical narratives – and we often combine the two by putting today’s events in context.

A good example of our efforts can be seen in the 71 stories we published in February. We kept you informed about the battles over Barack Obama’s drone policy, the neocon assault on Chuck Hagel, and the pressing dispute over Iran’s nuclear program.

We also reset the storylines for important chapters in U.S. history: Richard Nixon’s even darker legacy, the rise of the neocons around Ronald Reagan’s secret dealings with Iran and Central America, and the many falsehoods that surrounded George W. Bush’s war of aggression in Iraq.

But for us to continue – for this investigative Web site not to finally “time out” – we need your help. Contributions of any size are appreciated and – since we are a 501-c-3 tax-exempt non-profit – your donation may be tax-deductible.

You can donate either by credit card online or by mailing a check to Consortium for Independent Journalism (CIJ); 2200 Wilson Blvd., Suite 102-231; Arlington VA 22201. (For readers wanting to use PayPal, you can address contributions to our account, which is named after our e-mail address: “consortnew@aol.com”).

Thanks for your support.

Robert Parry

Robert Parry broke many of the Iran-Contra stories in the 1980s for the Associated Press and Newsweek. He founded Consortiumnews.com in 1995 as the Internet’s first investigative magazine. He saw it as a way to combine modern technology and old-fashioned journalism to counter the increasing triviality and timidity of the mainstream U.S. news media.

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