Let’s Wrap Up This Fund Drive

From Editor Robert Parry: At Consortiumnews, we try to minimize the number of fund drives per year, now only three. But it’s important that we meet those goals if we are to continue this unique investigative news site that has been providing articles on important topics for 19 years.

For our fall fund drive, we set a target of $25,000 and now have about $10,000 to go. We would like to reach that goal this week so we can go back to concentrating on the journalism.

You can make a donation to our tax-exempt non-profit. 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, donations by American taxpayers may be tax-deductible.)

For donations of $100 or more, we are offering special thank-you gifts. If you want one of the gifts, just send us an e-mail at consortnew@aol.com including your mailing address and saying whether you would like either:

A CD of the historic joint appearance of the late Gary Webb and me, speaking in December 1996 about the Contra-cocaine scandal at the Midnight Special bookstore in Santa Monica, California. Plus, an autographed copy of my book, Lost History: Contras, Cocaine, the Press and Project Truth, which describes how the CIA’s inspector general finally acknowledged that the CIA did know about the Contra-cocaine smuggling and helped cover it up. (This information is featured in the new movie, “Kill the Messenger.”)

Or a DVD of the 1991 Frontline documentary, “Election Held Hostage,” which examines whether Ronald Reagan’s campaign exploited the 1980 Iran hostage crisis to win the presidency. Plus, a signed copy of my newest book, America’s Stolen Narrative, which provides the latest documentary evidence on that Republican skullduggery.

Another way to help Consortiumnews survive is to buy 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. 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 consortnew@aol.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. (A portion of each sale will go to support our investigative journalism.)

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.)

Other ways to help:

If you purchase items through Amazon, you can go to AmazonSmile and select Consortium for Independent Journalism as your preferred charity to receive a fraction of each purchase that you make at Amazon at no extra cost to you.

You can donate stock or other equities, which can offer a tax advantage to you if the stock has appreciated in value. If this stock-donation option appeals to you, I suggest you discuss it with your broker and then contact me at consortnew@aol.com for specific instructions on how to transfer the stock.

Again, thanks for your support and for making our 19 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.

In Case You Missed…

Some of our special stories in September focused on the new Cold War over Ukraine, President Obama plunging back into the Iraq War while expanding U.S. airstrikes into Syria, and the revival of the Contra-cocaine scandal.

Warning Merkel on Russian ‘Invasion’ Intel” by Veteran Intelligence Professionals for Sanity, Sept. 1, 2014

Who’s Telling the ‘Big Lie’ on Ukraine” by Robert Parry, Sept. 2, 2014

The Whys Behind the Ukraine Crisis” by Robert Parry, Sept. 3, 2014

Sidestepping Ukraine’s N-Word for Nazi” by Robert Parry, Sept. 6, 2014

Fleshing Out Nixon’s Vietnam Treason” by James DiEugenio, Sept. 7, 2014

Seeing No Neo-Nazi Militias in Ukraine” by Robert Parry, Sept. 8, 2014

Malaysia Airlines Whodunnit Still a Mystery” by Robert Parry, Sept. 9, 2014

The Earlier 9/11 Acts of Terror” by Jonathan Marshall, Sept. 10, 2014

Will Scots Heed Ancient Call for Freedom?” by Don North, Sept. 10, 2014

‘Money-in-Politics Amendment Ignored” by Nat Parry, Sept. 11, 2014

Neocons Revive Syria ‘Regime Change’ Plan” by Robert Parry, Sept. 11, 2014

A Third Decade of Bombing Iraq” by Nat Parry, Sept. 12, 2014

Perfecting ‘Regime Change’ in Ukraine” by Ted Snider, Sept. 12, 2014

Ukraine’s ‘Romantic’ Neo-Nazi Storm Troopers” by Robert Parry, Sept. 15, 2014

The Lost Logic of Perpetual War” by Nat Parry, Sept. 16, 2014

Reported US-Syrian Accord on Air Strikes” by Robert Parry, Sept. 17, 2014

Cameras to Detect ‘Abnormal’ Behavior” by Sander Venema, Sept. 18, 2014

Blocking a ‘Realist’ Strategy on the Mideast” by Robert Parry, Sept. 19, 2014

How Money Silences Criticism of Israel” by Lawrence Davidson, Sept. 22, 2014

High Cost of Bad Journalism on Ukraine” by Robert Parry, Sept. 22, 2014

Obama’s Novel Lawyering to Bomb Syria” by Robert Parry, Sept. 23, 2014

Argentina v. the Hedge Funds” by Andres Cala, Sept. 24, 2014

Obama’s Propagandistic UN Address” by Robert Parry, Sept. 25, 2014

The CIA/MSM Contra-Cocaine Cover-up” by Robert Parry, Sept. 26, 2014

Neocons’ Noses into the Syrian Tent” by Robert Parry, Sept. 29, 2014

Beheadings v. Drone Assassinations” by Coleen Rowley, Sept. 30, 2014

Oh What a Webb We Weave” by Greg Maybury, Sept. 30, 2014

To produce and publish these stories and many more costs money. And except for some book sales, we depend on the generous support of our readers.

So, please consider a tax-deductible donation either by credit card online or by mailing a check. (For readers wanting to use PayPal, you can address contributions to our account, which is named “consortnew@aol.com”).