Dear C4SS supporters,
Before I launch into this week’s numbers, a huge THANK YOU to everyone who helped put the Center’s first quarter fundraiser “over the top.” It ended with a bang yesterday. As has been my custom, I donated $100 of my most recent C4SS monthly pay (for December) back to the Center. I know that other Center personnel also make their own contributions. We believe in what we’re doing here, and want very much to keep doing it. Thanks for keeping us in business!
Late last December, I informed you that we were approaching 100 “media pickups” of C4SS commentaries, and predicted that we’d hit 200 by June of this year. Our 200th “pickup” came yesterday, two months earlier than I expected.
In amongst those numbers and predictions, I noted a fundraising letter I’d received from another freedom movement institution, bragging on 500 newspaper op-ed pickups … for the entire period spanning 1988 through 2010. That’s laudable, but if we average 9.6 pickups per week in 2011 — and I think we can! — we’ll hit 500 for the year. I think we’re returning a pretty good bang to buck ratio for your support, but we’ll keep trying to improve that ratio even more.
This week, I’ve got nine “pickups” to report:
- “Iran and the Culture of Fear,” by David D’Amato, appeared in the Dhaka, Bangladesh New Age on March 26.
- D’Amato’s “Syria’s Old Boy Network,” ran in the Des Moines, Iowa Free Press on March 26, Sagittarius News & Style Magazine (distributed in Latvia, Lithuania, Estonia and Germany) on March 27, and the Seoul, Republic of Korea JoongAng Ilbo on March 31.
- “It Doesn’t Matter What ‘the Law’ is,” by Kevin Carson, appeared in the Bucks County, Pennsylvania Courier-Times on March 28.
- Carson’s “Beware of Humanitarians with Bombs,” ran in The Canadian, the Baltic Review (parent publication of the aforementioned Sagittarius News and Style), and the Dhaka, Bangladesh New Age, all on March 30.
- Oklahoma’s Urban Tulsa Weekly published David D’Amato’s “The ‘Liberation’ of Libya” on March 30.
This week I submitted 10,363 C4SS op-eds to 2,835 publications on six continents.
In the blogosphere, three of the sites I noticed picking up or linking to our material this week were Ex-Christian.Net, informationliberation and Improved Clinch. Thanks, y’all!
A long, but very good, week here at the Center — and I expect better weeks yet. Have a great weekend!
Yours in liberty,
Center for a Stateless Society