In one week, I'll be leaving full-time work to spend more time on anti-imperialist independent media and analysis.

I'll need a bit of help. I've achieved 96 percent of my $$ goal to make the transition sustainable. Here's how you can help me complete it.
I publish weekly and host a YouTube podcast. You can support this work on Patreon in the link in the bio.

On Patreon, I provide public audio recordings of articles. Subscribers get early access to work and first communication on announcements and content...
I plan on relaunching my program, the internationalist transmission, to discuss imperialism and its connections to domestic and global policy. More specifically, I plan on centering solidarity and have on with guests who embody this principle...
One idea for the launch is a "state-affiliated" media panel from CGTN, RT, and Press TV. We need to counter disinformation from a revolutionary perspective. That is what my work is all about...
You can find my Patreon in my bio, or here. Thank you for supporting my journey in this struggle:

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Truly humbled by all the new subscriptions since I announced that I will be quitting from my full-time job in social work to focus more on people's media.

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My transition offers more time to focus on this work.
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