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Dear People’s World readers:


First things first…THANK YOU!

Thank you for reading People’s World and the news we bring you from a worker’s point of view. Thank you for reading People’s World to find information and analysis the mainstream media doesn’t cover.

And thank you for giving us at People’s World the freedom to report interesting and unique stories. Let me give you an example:

As your Washington Bureau Chief, People’s World gives me wide latitude on issues, topics, and controversies to report on. Politics, economics, mass movements, the coronavirus, workers and their allies, history, and more.

So I was especially gratified to write the story about newly declassified internal Nixon regime memos showing the then-president and his top foreign policy aide, Henry Kissinger, plotted literally from the day Marxist Salvador Allende was inaugurated president of Chile on how to oust him. You can find the story here: Newly revealed documents show Nixon and Kissinger plotted Allende overthrow from day one.

You won’t find that anywhere else. Nor will you find the story about former Labor Secretary Robert Reich saying U.S.-style capitalism—not just Donald Trump—is a threat to democracy.

Nor will you find stories about the mass workers movement that has helped unseat Trump. We’ve had more than 800 stories covering the 2020 campaign.

But just as we depend on you to read our stories, we also depend on you to support us.

A late 1980s People’s World fundraising campaign appeal.

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That way, our dedicated, inquisitive, professional—but small—staff can keep writing interesting and informative stories for you.

By the way, I have two personal “links” to that Allende story…I’ll let you figure them out.


In Solidarity,

Mark Gruenberg
Washington Bureau Chief
People’s World


Mark Gruenberg
Mark Gruenberg

Mark Gruenberg is head of the Washington, D.C., bureau of People's World. He is also the editor of Press Associates Inc. (PAI), a union news service in Washington, D.C. that he has headed since 1999. Previously, he worked as Washington correspondent for the Ottaway News Service, as Port Jervis bureau chief for the Middletown, NY Times Herald Record, and as a researcher and writer for Congressional Quarterly. Mark obtained his BA in public policy from the University of Chicago and worked as the University of Chicago correspondent for the Chicago Daily News.