PLEDGE CAMPAIGN: Two-thirds there! But we need your help!


Dear comrades and friends!

We continue to be humbled and pleased by your commitment to Fightback‘s project. We are now only $NZ 390 away from guaranteeing that Fightback will be around for one more year, at least, to push radical left activist thinking forward in Australasia.

We are particularly happy that so many of you have actually pledged, not only the $50 “Card Carrying Communist” reward, but actually DOUBLE that, with a pledge of $100! Since I don’t imagine we have that many millionaires following our work, to have followers who support our mission to that extent is simply breathtaking.

However, we can’t assume that anyone else is still out there who is that generous or well-resourced. So I would like to particularly beg every single person reading this who values Fightback in any way – please pledge what you can, even a measly $5! Recent figures suggest that our Facebook page reached 881 people over the last month. If even 10% of those people pledged a measly $5, we would reach our goal!

I know that it’s not intuitive in the second decade of the 21st century to pay for online content. But, once again, the financial question is a political question. This is the modern equivalent of Bolsheviks, Wobblies and other socialists and social democrats going down to the factories or mines to collect for the Party paper.

Fightback is not worth anything if it is a small group of slightly odd individuals talking to themselves. We don’t do this for the good of our health. We are trying to build a new type of socialist movement, based around socialist ideals for the 21st century. It would be nice if some kindly donor gave us the full $1200 or $3000 in a lump sum. But that would not solve the political issue. Only lots of little donations from working people who can’t spare much, but see something of value in our work, will do that. We want all of you who want a new kind of socialist movement to see Fightback as your website, your mag, your voice.

Anyway, to whet your appetite: if we do reach our goal, you have the following magazine issues to look forward to in 2018:

  • Fascism and Anti-Fascism
  • What is Capitalism?
  • Accessibility
  • Migrant work in Australia and New Zealand

Until next update.

In solidarity,

Daphne Lawless

Fightback coordinating editor (Aotearoa-based)

[Click here to pledge]

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