C4SS Media Coordinator Update, 05/20/11

Dear C4SS supporters,

This week I’ve submitted 10,274 op-eds to 2,719 publications, and tracked nine “pickups” of those op-eds:

Reciprocal blogospheric link love: Unqualified Offerings, Micro Effect and Sosyalizm

That last one represents a particularly welcome phenomenon: Kevin Carson’s article on the Libya situation was picked up by Antiwar.com; from there it was grabbed by two Turkish newspapers, and now it seems to be picking up both reprints and citations in the region’s blogosphere. I hate to grab an abused and over-used word, but it seems to have gone at least mildly “viral.”

If you follow these updates, you can’t help but notice a “usual suspects” feel to the “pickup” reports. Every week we get our material out there. Every week some of the same newspapers run with it, and occasionally one or two new names pop up.

Obviously we’d like to see C4SS material in more newspapers — please talk to your local publications about picking up our op-eds! — but we’re also very encouraged by the newspapers that stick with us on a regular or semi-regular basis.

Take, for example, the New Age. It is not the largest newspaper in Bangladesh. It’s not even the largest English-language newspaper in Bangladesh. But it runs our material regularly to its daily readership of 15,000+. We believe that has an impact. We hope our work is helping to create, educate and motivate anarchists in the country which gave birth to micro-lending and whose populace seems possessed of nascent revolutionary consciousness. And we’re grateful to the New Age for letting our voice be heard.

The St. Joseph, Missouri Telegraph, a weekly print publication, is owned and published by long-time libertarian activist Mike Bozarth. Mike’s not an anarchist himself, but he appreciates C4SS’s perspective and publishes our material alongside the writings of more “respectable” minarchist libertarians. While no reports of black flag parades down the streets of St. Joe have reached our ears yet, we deeply appreciate the opportunity that Mike is giving us to incite same.

Most weeks, these and other publications bring the market anarchist perspective to their readers. Most weeks, a new publication or two joins in, be it on a one-time basis or more regularly.

More than 250 C4SS op-eds have now appeared in publications on every continent of Earth except for Antarctica.

At the current rate of “pick-ups,” I expect we’ll hit 500 before the end of 2011 … and I’m working as hard as I can to increase that rate.

Thank you for your continuing support in making that happen, and have a great weekend!

Yours in liberty,
Tom Knapp
Media Coordinator
Center for a Stateless Society

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