Our friend Antony Loewenstein is working on an important documentary about the pillaging of resources without respect for the people’s interests in Afghanistan, Haiti, and Papua New Guinea. He’s got a Kickstarter campaign up for the project; I’m going to donate today (because we all know this is the way journalism will be funded in years to come). Here’s Antony’s pitch:
I’ve spent my professional career investigating stories the mainstream media largely ignores from Palestine to Syria and Cuba to China. Uncovering the silences, revealing the lives of people the corporate press deems unimportant. Israel/Palestine has been a key focus, including my best-selling book My Israel Question and last year’s edited collection After Zionism (with Ahmed Moor). Detailing Western-backed apartheid should be a duty of all rational human beings.Now, after this month’s release of my new book Profits of Doom: How Vulture Capitalism is Swallowing the World (endorsed by Noam Chomsky, Jeremy Scahill, John Pilger and others) – a work that’s taken me to Afghanistan, Pakistan, Haiti, Papua New Guinea and across Australia – I’m launching a Kickstarter campaign to fund an independent documentary. Working with New York based film-maker Thor Neureiter, we’re needing to raise $20,000 in one month to take us back to Afghanistan, Haiti and Papua New Guinea and shoot more footage of lives negatively affected by US foreign policy, mining interests, privatized aid and business lobbies in Washington that only care about the bottom line. And to document inspiring resistance against the odds.We’d greatly appreciate your financial support (at this link). Independent film-making and journalism takes time and effort and your assistance will make this work a reality. Spread the word and please tell your friends and family. And if you know any wealthy benefactors, send them our way.