It took a little longer than we had hoped but as of Oct. 12 we had raised our first $100,000 – $102,579 to be exact. Two states – Virginia and Maine – are over the top, with Arizona, Colorado, Florida, Minnesota and Utah coming on strong.

These achievements show that it can be done – that with seven weeks still to go, it is possible to finish this year’s drive on time. And that’s not all the good news: Todd Tollefson, our ‘web developer,’ has redesigned our web site, making it much more attractive and much, much more user-friendly.

‘We hope to make a place where activists of every kind will turn in search of ammunition for whatever struggles they are involved in,’ he said in announcing the new site.

But all is not peaches in cream. Our bank (it’s really not ‘our’ bank) has been gobbled up by a bigger bank and no longer wants to accept checks made out to the People’s Weekly World. So we ask that all checks be made out to Longview Publishing. When you send in your contribution, make sure that check says Longview Publishing instead of People’s Weekly World. And please: be as generous as you can.


Fred Gaboury
Fred Gaboury

Fred Gaboury was a member of the Editorial Board of the print edition of  People’s Weekly World/Nuestro Mundo and wrote frequently on economic, labor and political issues. Gaboury died in 2004. Here is a small selection of Fred’s significant writings: Eight days in May Birmingham and the struggle for civil rights; Remembering the Rev. James Orange; Memphis 1968: We remember; June 19, 1953: The murder of the Rosenbergs; World Bank and International Monetary Fund strangle economies of Third World countries