World War 4 Report editor and chief blogger Bill Weinberg will be in Peru on assignment for the next weeks. The Daily Report will be updated as time and logistics allow, including on-the-scene reports from indigenous and campesino struggles for land and water in the Andean sierras. So please be patient with our slower pace of activity, and continue to check in on us. Daily updates and our weekly e-mailing of headlines will resume the last week of May. To sign up for the e-mail list (just one mailing a week, and your address will be kept in the strictest confidence), please be in touch.
World War 4 Report editor Bill Weinberg will be leading a weekly walking tour highlighting struggles for urban space on New York's Lower East Side over the past generation—including the squats, community centers, community gardens and Tompkins Square Park. In addition to Tompkins Square, a focal point of popular resistance in the neighborhood since the 1850s, the tour takes in La Plaza Cultural and other community gardens, site of the evicted Charas/El Bohio community center, the former Christadora Settlement House, the historic Saint Brigid's Church (recently saved from destruction by a community acitivst campaign), the Lower East Side Ecology Center, and the former site of the Esperanza Garden, destroyed by city bulldozers in 2000. The one-hour tour leaves from the Museum of Reclaimed Urban Space (MoRUS) in C-Squat, 155 Ave. C between 9th and 10th Streets, every Sunday at 3 PM.
Your chief blogger's Internet conked out for 48 hours, courtesy of a Verizon snafu. Regular bloggery and news updates will resume forthwith. Meanwhile, Dear Reader, why don't you take this opportunity to think about how much you would miss us if we were gone, and make a small donation to help along our urgent and slow-moving fund drive... If each of our readers would give just $10, the fund drive would be over today. This isn't a joke—World War 4 Report is in debt, and needs to get out. Our survival is in your hands... Thank you.
OK readers, we have finally unveiled our long-awaited redesign. Now we need to pay for it. To get out of debt, we needed to raise at least $1,000 dollars. Well, we finally did it, and now want to start putting funds toward journalism—more first-hand reports from the indigenous struggle in Andes, our planned excursion to North Africa and Western Sahara... The kind of reportage on forgotten struggles for land and autonomy around the world that you only find on World War 4 Report. $1,000 isn't very much—far less than what most alternative websites ask of their readers. If you value World War 4 Report's work, and want us to be there to continue bringing you news from the Fourth World across Planet Earth, please keep responding to our urgent fund appeal—now, while you are thinking about it!
OK readers, we have finally unveiled our long-awaited redesign. Now we need to pay for it. We want to hear from you with your feedback. And we also urgently need your support. To get out of debt, we need to raise at least $1,000 dollars. The sooner we can pay it off, the sooner we can put funds toward journalism—more first-hand reports from the frontlines of the indigenous struggle in Andes, and our planned excursion to North Africa and Western Sahara. The kind of reportage on forgotten struggles for land and autonomy around the world that you can only find on World War 4 Report. $1,000 isn't very much—far less than what most alternative websites ask of their readers. Do we have 50 readers that we can count on to give just $20 each? If you value World War 4 Report's work, and want us to be there to continue bringing you news from the Fourth World across Planet Earth, please get the ball rolling on this urgent fund appeal—now, while you are thinking about it!
Well, we did it. Just in time for our 11th anniversary next month, World War 4 Report is finally ready to unveil its long-awaited new design. We said when we first launched in the immediate aftermath of 9-11, that we would publish until peace. The world has changed a lot since then—especially in the past year and a half of revolutionary upsurge—but we feel that our mission is as vital as ever. Even if the end of the Bush era represented at least a slight retreat from dystopia, the US remains at war not only in Afghanistan, but in Iraq (yes, still), in Pakistan, in Yemen. The Libya intervention represented a turning point in the Arab Spring, when Great Power politics began to overshadow the initiative of the Arab masses. Syria looks like it could be next. And while the world is paying little attention, Western intervention is looking increasingly inevitable in war-torn Mali. World War 4 Report is virtually alone in doing the hard work of hashing out an analysis that opposes imperial agendas while loaning no comfort to dictators or jihadis.