Wednesday, February 10, 2010

The Earth First! Journal Needs Your Help To Stay in Print

For almost thirty years the Earth First! Journal has been the voice of the radical environmental movement. For those thirty years the Journal has remained independent by not compromising its values for large grants or foundation money. 

Our support comes from grassroots activists and supports from the frontlines in the battle to save what's left of our wild places. While we are often broke and in need of funds, the situation today is more dire then ever before.

The issue of the Journal that we are working on now is struggling to come up with funds to print, and unless people like you step-up and give whatever they can it may not happen. Our print date is less then two weeks away and we are completely out of funds. Zero--zip--zilch.

A break down of our finances goes something like this. We need $1250 to print the next issue. We need $500 to mail out subscriptions (many for free to our comrades behind bars). We need $1000 dollars for rent and utilities for the office (that's due at the end of the month). Lastly, we would like to pay our editorial collective that works full-time putting together the Journal. For payroll we would ideally need $1500 (for five people). Many in the collective have not yet been paid for last month either.

This is a daunting challenge for us, and for our movement. Without generous donations from people like you, the Earth First! Journal may cease to exist altogether.

There are many ways you can help the Journal. First and foremost, donations are desperately needed and can be made on our website via Pay-Pal or by snail-mail. Secondly, if you are not a subscriber, subscribe. Our website also has lots of cool patches, t-shirts, zines and books, stickers, and other cool trinkets that you can purchase that goes directly to supporting our efforts. You can also host a benefit event in your community, or table with EF! merchandise and Journals, just get in touch with us for more info and ideas. Thanks in advance for stepping up to help the Earth First! Journal.

See You In The Trees,

The Earth First! Journal Collective

Earth First! Journal
Po Box 3023
Tucson, AZ 85702
(520) 620-5635

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