From Editor Robert Parry: We came up about $6,500 short on our spring drive, but I want to thank those readers who were able to contribute. I know that times are still tough for many people and there are many demands on your resources.
Also, if anyone who wanted the special thank-you gift – the DVD of my Frontline documentary, “Election Held Hostage” and a signed copy of my latest book America’s Stolen Narrative – but hasn’t received it, please notify me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
And, if anyone still wants to help us close the gap on our fund drive, we won’t close the books for a few more days.
For donations, you can use a credit card online (we accept Visa, Mastercard or Discover) or you can mail 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”. (Since we are a 501-c-3 non-profit, your donations may be tax-deductible.)
Also, to help reach our $25,000 target, we will continue offering my three-book trilogy on the Bush dynasty – Secrecy & Privilege, Neck Deep and America’s Stolen Narrative – for the discount price of only $34, less than half the cover price.
To get this special offer, just go to Consortiumnews.com’s “Donate” button and make a $34 “donation” using Visa, Mastercard or Discover. We will read a “donation” of that amount as an order for the trilogy. If your mailing address is the same as your credit card billing address, we will ship the books to that address. If your mailing address is different, just send us an e-mail at email@example.com and we will make the adjustment.
You can also take advantage of this trilogy offer by mailing a check for $34 to The Media Consortium; 2200 Wilson Blvd.; Suite 102-231; Arlington VA 22201. Or you can use our Paypal account, “consortnew @ aol.com.” Just make sure you include your mailing address in the message.
For U.S. orders of the trilogy, we will pay for the shipping. (Regrettably, this three-book offer can only be made for the United States because of increased international postal rates.)
Another way to help Consortiumnews.com survive is to buy one of my last four books through the Consortiumnews’ Web site – or my latest book, America’s Stolen Narrative, through Amazon.com, either in paper or the e-book version. A portion of the sales will go to support our independent journalism.
And, we can now accept donations of stock or other equities, which I’m told can offer a tax advantage to donors if the stock has appreciated in value since it was purchased. (Our 18-year-old journalism project is recognized by the IRS as a 501-c-3 non-profit, meaning that contributions may be tax-deductible.)
If this stock-donation option appeals to you, I suggest you discuss it with your broker and then contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org for specific instructions on how to transfer the stock. Or you can write to us at Consortium for Independent Journalism (CIJ); 2200 Wilson Blvd., Suite 102-231; Arlington VA 22201.
Again, thanks for your support and for making our 18-plus years of honest journalism possible.
Robert Parry is a longtime investigative reporter who broke many of the Iran-Contra stories for the Associated Press and Newsweek in the 1980s. He founded Consortiumnews.com in 1995 to create an outlet for well-reported journalism that was being squeezed out of an increasingly trivialized U.S. news media.