From Editor Robert Parry: Even though our Web site offers unique insights into the dark side of American politics – especially dirty tricks involving foreign policy – election years are tough on our fundraising because people also are supporting their favored candidates. But we are running out of money and need your help.
If we can raise at least $10,000 in the next week, I will press ahead with two postponed investigations, one examining whether Mitt Romney’s secretive business activities crossed over into money-laundering and the other exploring a secret deal that media mogul Rupert Murdoch struck with Republicans three decades ago.
There are also new suspicions about who and what is behind the recent violence targeting U.S. diplomatic posts in the Middle East, a story that must be investigated in real time if the attacks are not to be exploited for electoral advantage.
If you can help with a tax-deductible donation, please do. It’s important that we keep this nearly 17-year-old investigative Web site afloat. You can use Visa/Mastercard, or a check, or PayPal (our account is named after our e-mail address, “firstname.lastname@example.org”).
Our mailing address is: Consortium for Independent Journalism (or CIJ); 2200 Wilson Blvd.; Suite 102-231; Arlington, VA 22201
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 of the mainstream U.S. news media.