The following is a personal appeal from Alberto, of the Occupied Chicago Tribune. The group is attempting to raise money to start a newspaper similar to The Boston Occupier, The Occupied Wall Street Journal and/or other ‘Occupy’ publications.
My name is Alberto, and I’m from the Occupied Chicago Tribune collective. We just released our first four-page broadsheet newspaper, a run of 20,000 copies. We aim to bring the movement to the broader public and to provide news and analysis that the Occupy movement can use to grow and flourish: reports from the occupation, resources and ways to join, and the stories of the diverse group of Chicagoans who make up the 99 percent.
We are currently running a Kickstarter campaign through which we hope to attract $6,000 in donations to run our paper (we currently have just over $5,000). The staff is volunteer, and the paper is free. Without money to sustain our operations and grow, we risk losing a valuable infrastructure to help carry (and promulgate) the Occupy movement’s message through the winter–and beyond. We only have 4 days left to achieve our goal, please help in any way you can!
We hope to work with The Boston Occupier and all the Occupy publications that grow out of our movement. Together, we will help tackle the horrendous inequity and rampant corruption that haunt American society.
If you’re interested in reading a copy of the 1st edition of the Occupied Chicago Tribune, a PDF of our very first issue is available on all of the following sites:
Thank you so much for your time.
The Folks at Occupy Chicago Tribune.