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Age of Obama
Barack Obama's presidency

Bush End Game
George W. Bush's presidency since 2007

Bush - Second Term
George W. Bush's presidency from 2005-06

Bush - First Term
George W. Bush's presidency, 2000-04

Who Is Bob Gates?
The secret world of Defense Secretary Gates

2004 Campaign
Bush Bests Kerry

Behind Colin Powell's Legend
Gauging Powell's reputation.

The 2000 Campaign
Recounting the controversial campaign.

Media Crisis
Is the national media a danger to democracy?

The Clinton Scandals
Behind President Clinton's impeachment.

Nazi Echo
Pinochet & Other Characters.

The Dark Side of Rev. Moon
Rev. Sun Myung Moon and American politics.

Contra Crack
Contra drug stories uncovered

Lost History
America's tainted historical record

The October Surprise "X-Files"
The 1980 election scandal exposed.

From free trade to the Kosovo crisis.

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Help Fund Drive Reach Halfway Point

By Robert Parry
August 7, 2010

As our mid-year fund drive ends over the next few days, we have raised only about one-third of our $40,000 goal, putting's future in serious jeopardy. Please help us at least reach the halfway point.

We realize that the economic times continue to be tough on many people -- and we have cut our own expenses to the bone, even replacing our modest health insurance plan with an even skimpier one -- but we need some money to survive as the oldest investigative, independent news magazine on the Internet.

So, please help us as we enter a crucial period for America's future, the upcoming congressional elections. It would be a great relief to many bad actors in U.S. politics if our voice is silenced.

Here are five options for how you can help, whether a small donor or someone who can afford a sizeable contribution:

First option: You can make a tax-deductible donation. You can do so either by credit card at the Web site or by check – to Consortium for Independent Journalism (CIJ); Suite 102-231; 2200 Wilson Blvd.; Arlington VA 22201. Or you can use PayPal (our account is named after our e-mail address “”).

(Our parent organization, Consortium for Independent Journalism, is a 501-c-3 non-profit, so your contributions can be tax-deductible.)

Second, if you’d rather spread out your support in smaller amounts, you can sign up for a monthly donation. With contributions of $10 or more a month, you can qualify for war correspondent Don North’s new DVD, “Yesterday’s Enemies” about the lives of former Salvadoran guerrillas. For details, click here.

Third, you can take advantage of our deep discount for the three-book set of Robert Parry’s Lost History, Secrecy & Privilege, and Neck Deep (co-authored with Sam and Nat Parry). The price for the set is only $29. Our goal is to sell at least 500 more sets to make way for a new book. For details, click here.

Fourth, you can order an entire box of Neck Deep for use in your own fundraiser. For only $110 (postage included), you can get either a box of 22 hard-cover copies or 28 paperback copies. That’s $5 or less per book, so it can be resold for profit or used as a thank-you gift to your own supporters.

What makes Neck Deep especially timely is that it examines how the United States blundered into the Bush-43 presidency, just as the nation appears ready to hand the Congress back to his followers.

To take this option, just make a donation for $110, followed up by an e-mail to giving your choice (hard-cover or paperback) and your mailing address. Or send a check to The Media Consortium; Suite 102-231; 2200 Wilson Blvd.; Arlington VA 22201. (For non-U.S. orders, add $50 for extra postage.)

Fifth, you can schedule a joint speech by former CIA analyst Ray McGovern and journalist Robert Parry. The suggested fees – $2,000 for community groups, $5,000 for colleges and larger non-profits, and $10,000 for those who can afford it – go entirely to keeping alive.

Whether can continue as a voice for reason and reality – at a time that desperately needs both – depends entirely on you.

Thanks for your support.
Robert Parry, Editor

Robert Parry broke many of the Iran-Contra stories in the 1980s for the Associated Press and Newsweek. He founded 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 of the mainstream U.S. news media. 

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