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Portside Annual Appeal - Giving Tuesday

We can move our country forward. The Resistance and the recent elections are dramatic evidence that something fundamental is happening. Portside will continue to do our part. Once a year we ask our readers to help. This is that time.

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Dear Portside Reader, 

Movements that are powered from the grassroots work. Movements that rely on conviction and solidarity and inclusion are more powerful than PACs and fear-mongering and falsehoods. We can move our country forward by moving it to the left. At Portside, we believe these things and we believe that the Resistance of the last two years and the gains in the recent elections are dramatic evidence that they are true.

As you probably know, we moderators of Portside work on an entirely volunteer basis. We work with the same motivation that powers the grassroots of every movement for radical change. We're a movement project, with no ties to corporate money - or any party or organization, for that matter. It’s you and us.

We pledge to keep doing what we've been doing. We ask you to help us by donating to keep our servers running and our website current.

We expect the new Congress will be a battleground. Pressure and mobilization from the left will be a factor in determining whether Trump will be defeated in 2020 - or even ousted before the next election. 

And for the left’s influence to grow, it needs to be kept informed. To debate strategy. To hold up a vision for a better planet.

Portside will continue to spread the reportage that gets little play, or is buried in spin. Your support makes it possible. 

We hope you keep up with our posts every day, covering news, politics, culture, labor and much more. Check out our new features, like the Global Left post that now appears every Wednesday. 

We've been providing the Portside service for 18 years now and we are delighted with the thousands of new readers who've joined us, the new media technologies we've been able to deploy and the additional moderators who are dedicated to serving as your eyes and ears, searching the Internet for valuable materials. (We welcome reader suggestions for possible posts, reactions and comments on Portside posts, announcements and resources to share with other readers. Keep sending these to either or reader comments.)

So please remember us this year. We promise to make every donation go a long way toward the future we seek together. We only ask readers for their support once a year. If you like what we do, this is the time to support Portside.

Yours in struggle,

The entire Portside crew

Mark Allen, Judy Atkins, Peter N. Carroll, Barry Cohen, David Cohen, Ira Cohen, Jeannette Ferrary, Marti Garza, Greg Heires, Michael Hirsch, Geoffrey Jacques, Will Jones, Alice Kim, Stephanie Luce, Ray Markey, Leanna Noble, Carol Pittman, John P. Pittman, Natalie Reuss, Nan Rubin, Meredith Schafer, Jay Schaffner, Kurt Stand, Ethan Young

Checks should be made payable to PORTSIDE and sent to:

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New York, NY 10001-4839