[Marxism] Fwd: Amith, Who Do You Honor?

A.R. G amithrgupta at gmail.com
Thu Dec 31 10:05:10 MST 2015


MondoWeiss, one of truly few intrepid news sources on Palestine, is about
to reach their year-end $90k goal, at which point they will be given an
additional $50k by a generous donor. Please consider pitching in!

- Amith

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From: Adam Horowitz, Mondoweiss <adam at mondoweiss.net>
Date: Thu, Dec 31, 2015 at 9:04 PM
Subject: Amith, Who Do You Honor?
To: Amith <amithrgupta at gmail.com>


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Dear Amith,

Almost ten years ago, Mondoweiss was born when Phil Weiss decided to risk
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American policy in the Middle East—and its horrific human costs.
Today, one person’s commitment has blossomed into a far-reaching community,
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But even as our influence spreads—thanks to our readers, who share what
matters to them—I’m glad that in many ways our site still has many of the
qualities of a small community. People who check for new content as part of
their morning routine. Thoughtful discussions, in which issues and sources
are scrutinized from many angles. And an ability not to take ourselves—or
our political opponents—too seriously.

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while maintaining our strengths and serving our community. Today Mondoweiss
is poised to have more of an impact, and we owe it to advocates of sane,
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Three weeks ago, some of our most generous and strategic donors told us
they believed we could build a stronger organization—that the community
we’ve grown would be ready to push us to the next stage. We worked with
them with some trepidation to launch the year-end Challenge Campaign. In
many ways, we still expect to cover the news using today’s equivalent of
two tin cans and a string. Our challenge donors were challenging us not
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but to think big about what Mondoweiss can achieve.

So here we are, on the last day of the campaign, and we’re well over 90
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Amith, we could get there by noon!

For those of you who have not yet contributed, it's not too late
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Over
the past few weeks we’ve shared the highlights of 2015 - the interviews
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we're proudest of - to highlight the importance of the work we are doing.
Please check them out and share them.

I’ve also gathered some of the tributes we’ve received over the past few
years; have a look on the site
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to
see some truly humbling comments. For example, one commenter on the site
wrote, “I rapidly came to appreciate how much hard information as well as
well-argued opinion about the Middle East problem is available here. Above
all I find Mondoweiss a representative of genuine anti-racism.” If you have
not yet decided on a contribution, Amith, I hope these statements will
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We are privileged to be part of your team.

Sincerely,







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