People’s World can’t exist without you

Dear People’s World readers,

We live in uncertain and frightening times. In addition to the global peril posed by the climate crisis, humanity faces an immediate coronavirus pandemic and what looks like a global economic crisis.

As a People’s World reader, you value the truth and a radical, working-class perspective to get you through the day, including understanding the pandemic and what can be done about it. You appreciate the insight that helps you be a more effective fighter for social and climate justice, peace, and socialism.

When the antecedent to People’s World, the Daily Worker, was founded in 1924, life was radically different. The Daily Worker was born in the wake of the carnage from WWI, the worldwide inspiration of the Russian Revolution, the upsurge of radical, working-class, Suffragette, and anti-lynching movements.

Some things haven’t changed much: the raw class struggle, the fight for racial and gender equity, peace, and right-wing extremism.

And the need to fund People’s World with grassroots support from ordinary working people like you! From March 16-21, we are making a special Spring Appeal to our readers to donate.

In eight short months, the American people can defeat the most reactionary, corrupt, and incompetent presidency in our history. Your support will help send reporters to cover crucial battleground states, U.S. Senate and House races, and critical issues, organizations, and voter mobilizations. Please donate or become a recurring monthly sustainer today!

A lot has changed since the Daily Worker was founded. Gains won for worker’s rights, racial and gender equality, and LGBTQ rights are threatened by Trump and his GOP regime. Socialism has advanced, suffered defeats, and made advances again. Humanity faces existential threats of climate and nuclear war, massive wealth and social inequality, and global pandemics like the coronavirus.

People are consuming information in wholly new ways. We live in the era of the digital and mass communications revolution, the internet, and social media. All information is available at our fingertips.We also live in the era of a robust right-wing media eco-system, led by Fox News. Tens of millions of Americans are being indoctrinated with propaganda and lies. They’re victims of cyber warfare, “deep video fakes,” foreign election influence, and campaign microtargeting.

People are fed a constant diet of white supremacy, misogyny, homophobia, and hate.

The working-class, democratic, and revolutionary movements need independent mass media more than ever—to tell the truth, combat fear, help build unity, and fight with effective strategy and tactics. The People’s World is an essential truth-teller, unifier, and guide to collective action.

Please donate today! Spread truth over lies!

 In 2019, People’s World reached 2 million unique visits, with 150,000 readers making return visits. Help People’s World reach more readers during the 2020 elections! Defeating Trump and ending the GOP dominance of government is the epic fight of our lifetimes. We need to promote People’s World, and that takes money.

The nightmare of global capitalism has sparked interest in radical alternatives, including socialism, particularly among young people. People’s World provides a place to learn, explore, and share a vision for U.S. “Bill of Rights” eco-socialism.

People’s World is a relationship and community builder. We counter division, suspicion, and hate. Working people have power in unity, community, and action.

People’s World is a unique, award-winning 21st-century publication addressing 21st-century problems and giving voice to 21st-century movements—including for 21st-century socialism.

People’s World belongs to you. It’s your voice. People’s World wouldn’t exist without you and your support. Together, we can change our world.

 

John Bachtell
People’s World
Long View Publishing Co, Inc.


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John Bachtell
John Bachtell

John Bachtell is president of Long View Publishing Co., the publisher of People's World. He served as national chair of the Communist Party USA from 2014 to 2019. He is a regular writer for People's World, and active in electoral, labor, environmental, and social justice struggles. He grew up in Ohio, Pittsburgh, and Albuquerque and attended Antioch College. He currently lives in Chicago where he is an avid swimmer, cyclist, runner, and dabbler in guitar and occasional singer in a community chorus.

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