COP 21: Help the PW raise $6,000 for climate coverage in Paris

We take sides – yours – with stories to save the planet and you. Now you have a chance to help us do it.

People’s World will be on the scene in Paris to cover the United Nations historic climate change summit, and we want to bring you with us.

Climate change and Paris attacks are two topics dominating the news and intersect in surprising ways. Bernie Sanders aptly connected terrorism and global warming, saying at the recent Democratic debate: “If we do not get our act together and listen to what the scientists say … you’re going to see all kinds of international conflict.” 

President Obama and other heads of state will be there, as will an estimated 40,000 environmental activists, trade unionists, scientists, doctors, and others who represent civil society from every continent. People’s World will be there too.

We need $6,000 to offset the cost of sending two seasoned journalists – Teresa Albano and Blake Deppe – to Paris from Nov. 29 – Dec. 7. You will hear and read the the stories of everyday people working to put people and the planet before profits. You will get information and unique analysis. You will be able to read, tweet, like, listen, and watch the takeaway from Paris. seeks to bring the social justice, activist-journalist tradition of The Daily Worker and other socialist and working-class oriented publications to a new media and technology savvy audience. 

With a small staff, a scrappy network of volunteers and more than 90 years of advocacy journalism behind us, is recognized as a force on the labor and progressive media scene, winning awards for reporting and editorial content. (Read one of the 2015 award-winning stories by clicking here.)

People’s World does not receive corporate cash and relies solely on the generosity of readers and those who support labor-oriented, progressive social justice news and views. You can join our growing team of supporters with your donation and bring us to a new level of recognition and influence.

Strapped for cash? Help get the word out about the campaign by sharing with your friends and family through social media. See you in Paris!

P.S. – Read Blake’s blog on the upcoming trip: “En voyageant: France, je viens ici.”

And don’t forget – each level of giving brings these additional rewards:

The People’s World: $1 and up

  • Public acknowledgement on the People’s World website and Facebook Page

TROPOSPHERE: $15 and up

  • Public acknowledgement on the People’s World website and Facebook Page
  • Exclusive access to COP21 coverage by People’s World editor Teresa Albano and staff writer Blake Deppe

STRATOSPHERE: $100 and up

  • Public acknowledgement for your donation
  • Exclusive access to coverage
  • Souvenir ‘SWAG’ from the conference (buttons, stickers, and anything else our staff can get their hands on for you!)

MESOSPHERE: $250 and up 

  • Public acknowledgement for your substantial donation
  • Exclusive access to coverage
  • Souvenir from the conference
  • People’s World reporters Teresa Albano and Blake Deppe will bring YOUR specific question or concern with them to the conference for special coverage

THERMOSPHERE: $500 and away!

  • Public acknowledgement for your out-of-this-world donation
  • Exclusive access to coverage
  • A special gift from Paris
  • Coverage of your important question or concern
  • A feature article about YOU and your CLIMATE ACTION in People’s World!

Find this campaign right here on Indiegogo, and don’t forget to like and share that page – and this article – with everyone! Vous voir à Paris!

Photo: Blake Deppe/PW


Teresa Albano
Teresa Albano

Teresa Albano was the first woman editor-in-chief of People’s World, 2003-2010, leading the transition from weekly print to daily online publishing and establishing PW’s social media presence. Albano had been a staff writer for People’s World covering political, labor, and social justice issues for more than 25 years. She traveled throughout the U.S. and abroad, including India, Cuba, Angola, Italy, and Paris to cover the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference. An award-winning journalist, Albano has been honored for her writing by the International Labor Communications Association, National Federation of Press Women, and Illinois Woman Press Association.