Please donate to Consortium News during our Spring Fund Drive, launching today, as the walls of censorship close in on a free press.
Consortium News, founded in 1995 by the late investigative reporter Robert Parry, is today launching its 2022 Spring Fund Drive as its reporting on the war in Ukraine is coming under attack.
Consortium News has over years made its mark with fearless reporting on the 1980 October Surprise; the program of psychological manipulation of the American people beginning in the Reagan administration; the false premises for the disastrous 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq; the 2014 coup in Ukraine and the influence of neo-Nazism; the fake Russiagate scandal; the Julian Assange case and lately on the war in Ukraine.
Over those years Consortium News editors and writers have become accustomed to being smeared as stooges and puppets for exercising their own editorial judgement free from any outside influence. To quell our critics we are seeking an independent auditor to prove that Consortium News does not take a penny from any government, corporation or advertiser.
The stakes are now higher than ever. It is one thing to be called names. It is another to have one of our most important vehicles for donations to be shut down, as PayPal has just done. We were given no reason beyond being a “security risk.”
But PayPal’s rules prohibit providing “false, inaccurate or misleading information” to PayPal, other PayPal customers “or third parties.” If this is indeed the reason why we were shut down, we are being punished for publishing factual information and analysis that challenges the dominant narrative on Ukraine.
We can’t let them win. We can’t let them defund us. We need you, the readers, more than ever to show that you stand up for an independent and free press. We are working on new ways to donate to replace PayPal. In the meantime, to donate by check or credit card please click on the red Donate button on the right or below. You can also make a one-off or monthly donation by clicking on our Patreon button.
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