Well, this is just getting ridiculous. 60 hours left and just $74 dollars to make the Raging Pelican’s Kickstarter goal.
Now, I’m not gonna lie. Hearing Kickstarter’s name usually conjurers up all sorts of resentment and hostility in me. The website has been used to fund some bullshit in the past. If you happen to share my perspective, please take my word that the Raging Pelican is a worthy as hell cause.
In their own words:
The Raging Pelican is a two-year-and-running free print publication created in the wake of the BP oil disaster to elevate the voices of those along the Gulf Coast impacted by the destructive forces of government and industry. It is a collectively-run grassroots newspaper that advocates regional solutions to regional problems: community control of community resources.
They’re largely unfunded which means their content remains untainted by corporate or political interests. While they have a beautiful website, they work very hard to print & distribute IRL since the communities of the Gulf Coast most closely affected by the oil disaster don’t primarily rely on digital media for their news.
Give them some money because you care about the environment, because you have a boner for hating on Big oil, because you get off on indy media, or because you pity us poor, backwards Southerners. Much obliged, y’all.