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Introducing ChangeMakers

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Introducing “ChangeMakers”: a new feature on the site where we’ll be highlighting inspiring stories of people or organizations creating real change. Please share your suggestions for this feature — stories we published in the past, or that you’d like to see us cover in the future.

Just hours left to support young Palestinian writers

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We are very proud that for years Mondoweiss has shared the words of writers in Gaza with you and tens of thousands of other readers. And we are fortunate because two generous donors have challenged our readers to contribute now in support of Mondoweiss, We Are Not Numbers, and the writers whose work we publish.

The match has been increased! Support Gaza writers by unlocking these funds before time runs out.

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The young Gaza writers of We Are Not Numbers could not ask for a more responsive audience than you, the Mondoweiss community. “What I’m mostly concerned with when I write is to show reality as it is, portraying what precisely happens in Palestine from within, without exaggeration,” Fadi says. You can help spread Fadi’s writing far and wide by participating in the current challange: as of now, we will receive $100 for every new donor who signs up for a monthly gift at any level by October 16 — up to 50 new donors. Sign up today! Your gifts will support both Mondoweiss and the young writers of We Are Not Numbers.

I am proud that we support movement organizations like We Are Not Numbers. Can you help us strengthen the movement?

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Act today to support Mondoweiss and We Are Not Numbers

I am proud that Mondoweiss supports movement organizations like We Are Not Numbers, which helps young Palestinians not only to survive, but to grow and contribute to the struggle for freedom. Our goal this week is to sign up 50 new monthly donors to Mondoweiss, and a loyal supporter has offered a $60 match for every new subscriber — at any level! We will share the proceeds of this drive with We Are Not Numbers. Please read on to understand why.

Journalism for justice needs your help today

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We believe that one story at a time can change minds. Mondoweiss publishes stories that the mainstream media won’t, and now thanks to hundreds of generous gifts from readers like you, we’re so close to wrapping up our campaign. We need just $2,500 more in donations to unlock an additional $20,000 — all to support journalism for justice and freedom in Palestine.

If we can help others understand the truth, our painful history is not in vain. Please support our work.

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Our own Walaa Ghussein writes, “The challenge about being a journalist from Gaza — and the urgency to continue — is that the stories you’re telling are your own story, too. Even if we can escape war and occupation, we can’t escape our own humanity. But being able to capture it, these small snapshots of humanity, and share it with readers and supporters like you, is invaluable. If you value the essential platform Mondoweiss provides as much as I do, please support our work.”

Your help is needed so our reporter Yumna Patel can keep changing minds–one story at a time

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Please give today and help us meet our fundraising challenge!

All of us at Mondoweiss are grateful for the privilege of sharing the truth with the world about Palestine. Thanks to you, the stories we publish are more than just words. If we are ever to awaken the world to Israeli atrocities and Palestinian resistance, we will do it with the power of our stories. Please donate to Mondoweiss today, and together, we can make a difference.

The stories we keep telling – with your help – despite efforts to silence us

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Phil Weiss: A story that I will keep telling

For our summer fundraising drive, “One Story At A Time,” Mondoweiss staffers are sharing stories we’ve published that inspire their work to share the truth about Palestine. Today’s message is from Phil Weiss, Founder and Senior Editor of Mondoweiss. Read on to learn about what drives Phil — and please give now. A loyal donor […]

Vivid Snapshots of Israel’s Impossible Cruelty: Our New Team Member Shares How Mondoweiss Stories Power Her Activism

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Olivia Katbi Smith is a leading activist for Palestine in Portland, Oregon. Photo: Bette Lee.

For our summer fundraising drive, “One Story At A Time,” Mondoweiss staffers are sharing stories we’ve published that inspire their work to share the truth about Palestine. Today’s message is from Olivia Katbi Smith, a dedicated activist who joined our team just last month. Read on to learn what keeps Olivia fighting for solidarity — and please give now. A loyal donor has pledged $20,000 if we can raise $60,000 by August 1.

One story at a time: Help Mondoweiss continue delivering news

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One story at a time: Help Mondoweiss continue delivering news

A generous donor has set a challenge for the Mondoweiss community. He will contribute $20,000 if we raise $60,000 by August 1 to press forward in sharing the truth about Palestine. We can only get there with your help.

Mondoweiss is growing: Join us in welcoming new staff, Editors-at-Large, and Contributing Writers

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Mondoweiss is growing

Today is an exciting day in the history of Mondoweiss, which has grown and developed considerably over the past few years. Please join us in welcoming new team members: Michael Arria and Olivia Katbi Smith, new Editors-at-Large Walaa Ghussein and James North, and an impressive group of Contributing Writers. We are proud of the progress we have made in providing essential news to the world, and we also wanted to alert our community and make it visible on our new masthead. This is also a great time to thank our loyal community of supporters, without whom this work would not be possible.

One more reminiscence as our birthday week winds up successfully

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In 2012, Mondoweiss publisher Scott Roth wrote of Israel/Palestine: “An unjust system backed by one-sided force is like a foolish boy on a horse. Something childish driven by something powerful.” Please donate today to help Mondoweiss continue documenting the distorted system that oppresses Palestinians, and their ingenious and unceasing resistance.

Higher stakes: our birthday challenge has been increased thanks to reader response!

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A photojournalist in Gaza. Photo: Majdi Fathi/APA Images.

In 2008, Mondoweiss was just two people with almost no resources and a loyal but small audience; today, we’re a stable and growing organization with partners, freelancers and a staff that achieves beyond its numbers. And our work reaches hundreds of thousands of people every month. But in a fundamental way, that first exciting investigation I worked on with Phil still represents the core of what Mondoweiss aims to do—and why we ask for your support to keep the work going and growing. Today–because of the enormous response from readers–our challenge donor has upped the ante! As of now, he will donate $20,000 if we can raise $20,000 from the rest of you by the end of Friday. Please help now.

Help unlock $13,000 in honor of Mondoweiss’s 13th birthday! If you give, we can spread more essential news from Palestine.

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A rock from the West Bank village of Bil'in serves as a paperweight on Phil Weiss's desk.

Mondoweiss’s thirteenth birthday has got me thinking—about how a full-fledged news operation with thousands of contributors has emerged from my first experimental efforts. We’ve posted a timeline that highlights some key moments in Mondoweiss’s development over this time. In this message I talk about the single most important event in this site’s history: the decision by Adam Horowitz to join me in the work. Also: one of our most generous supporters has offered a birthday challenge! If we can raise $13,000 over the next three days, he will give us $13,000 more. Please help us meet that goal and unlock these much-needed funds!

Thirteen years and counting

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Below are some highlights of Mondoweiss’s first thirteen years. Below each image you can find links to many of the articles we found particularly memorable. If you find meaning in the evolution of Mondoweiss as a news source–which we believe reflects the progress of Palestine’s struggle for liberation–please donate today so we can keep providing information in a timely and thoughtful way, to all who need it.

Mondoweiss is growing! We need skilled, passionate people to fill two positions

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We are pleased and proud to announce that the team here at Mondoweiss will be growing this spring. From a one-man operation in 2006, we’ve grown to a core team of eight today, plus hundreds of freelance contributors each year. The two positions we are looking to fill now are 1) a U.S.-based News Reporter and 2) an Individual Giving Manager. Both openings require, above all, a passion and dedication to the mission of sharing the facts about Palestine with a global audience, in order to strengthen the struggle against systematic oppression.

With your help, we can punch harder than ever in 2019

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You know how important accurate information from Palestine is to building global opposition to Israel’s cruel regime. Journalists on the ground put their lives at risk every day to report the information we publish for the world. With just hours left, all gifts we receive by midnight tonight will be matched 1:1, up to a total of $35,000. Please invest now in Mondoweiss news and analysis. With your help, we can enter the new year ready to deliver at an even higher level.

Why Mondoweiss? Because Denial Is Deadly. Give Now and Double Your Impact.

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Why Mondoweiss? To question, to know, to not forget. We cannot say we did not know; not if we say “never again.” By sheer coincidence, the universe aligned for me to discover a very unusual graffiti image in Sunset Park, Brooklyn: “Read About Palestine.” I am inspired by this powerful message and that Mondoweiss is dedicated in its mission to give us this opportunity to “read about Palestine” every day. Read Mondoweiss, and invest in Mondoweiss.

Why I Do The Work, And Why I Need Your Help

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Thank you for making Mondoweiss a tool for liberation far beyond what I thought it could be, and for embracing me and joining me to a larger community. Sometimes in the past I have been shy about asking for donations. There are so many wonderful organizations that deserve your support, and mine. But when I look at the function Mondoweiss performed this year—at the stories we shared and the brave people we paid for their work, using your contributions!—I realize that the time for shame or shyness has passed.