Personal Appeal from Robert Parry
Our spring fundraiser is coming to a close and it has not gone well. We are only about one-quarter of the way toward our modest goal of $50,000.
So I have a favor to ask of our Consortiumnews.com readers.
I understand that times have been tough, but we could still salvage this fundraiser if our readers would commit to buying at least one set of our three books (Lost History, Secrecy & Privilege and Neck Deep) for the deeply discounted price of $29 (postage included). You can order additional sets for only $20 each.
That would help us clear books out of the warehouse and free up some money that could be put to the important work of investigative journalism. Plus, the books would be a valuable addition to your library, or a worthy donation to a local library, or a gift to a friend.
It’s also a modest sum, $29 for the three books in paperback. (Obviously, if you can donate more, that would be welcomed, too. Just click here.)
We want to make the three-book-set purchase as simple as possible. So, you can place an order in three ways:
--By credit card (Mastercard/Visa) by going to our donation site and putting in a $29 charge. (You can follow up with an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org to give us your mailing address, or if that address and the billing address for the credit card are the same, we’ll automatically assume that any $29 “donation” is intended for a book order and ship it there. Or we’ll assume a $49 charge is for two three-book sets, etc. Non-U.S. orders should add $10 more for extra postage.)
--By PayPal, make a payment to our account which is named after our e-mail address: email@example.com (Please include your mailing address in the PayPal message.)
--By check made out to The Media Consortium; Suite 102-231; 2200 Wilson Blvd.; Arlington, VA 22201.
(If you’d prefer, you can ask that your $29 go to purchase as a substitute, Don North’s DVD, “Yesterday’s Enemies,” the inspiring tale of Salvadoran peasants who challenged their nation’s corrupt oligarchy in the 1980s. To get Don’s DVD instead of the books, just send an e-mail or a note requesting the switch.)
Our three books (Lost History, Secrecy & Privilege and Neck Deep) represent a significant part of the investigative journalism that we have generated at Consortiumnews.com over the past 15 years, as we have worked to assemble a truthful narrative for this remarkable American era.
On a personal level, I would appreciate your help in moving as many of these books into the public domain as possible, so our information can reach more people beyond our Web site.
And, if we have success in distributing 1,000 sets of these books, I’ll make a personal commitment to continue our independent journalism at Consortiumnews.com. I’ll also start work as soon as possible on a final book that will sum up the extraordinary – and often secret – narrative that we've uncovered.
Thanks so much 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 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.
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