Filed under: Anarchist Movement, Announcement
We are at a critical moment in human history. Our world continues to be wracked by catastrophic climate change, devastating wars, surging inequality, and historically unprecedented levels of human migration. The far-right has seized on this atmosphere of generalized crisis in order to scapegoat refugees and movements fighting for social and economic justice. Their calls for entrenched hierarchies and a return to even more authoritarian forms of nationalism are broadcast 24/7 through an dizzying array of prominent alt-right youtube pundits and well-funded right-wing propaganda outfits like Infowars and Breitbart News. When it comes to the battle of ideas… it’s safe to say that the right are kicking our ass.
We at sub.Media believe that anarchists and anti-authoritarians must build and support our own media infrastructure, in order to give our movements a fighting chance in the battle for ideas. To this end, for over a decade we have produced hundreds of videos aimed at highlighting anti-capitalist and anti-colonial resistance, providing an anarchist analysis of current events, and seeking to introduce new generations to radical concepts and movement histories that are often overlooked by the mainstream media. Our films have reached hundreds of thousands of viewers in dozens of countries around the world.
sub.Media is a small, independent media collective that depends entirely on viewer donations in order to fund our operations. Last month, we were targeted by a coordinated alt-right cyber attack, which was successful in shutting down our Paypal account and wiping out our entire monthly sustainer base. While we were anticipating this attack, and managed to put aside enough money to fund our operations for the next couple of months… the fact is that if we’re going to continue producing videos beyond that, we need your support.
We are hoping to use this opportunity to grow our collective, by bringing on one or more video editors and a dedicated social media administrator, in order to increase our output and our online audience. Once we reach our monthly sustainer goal of $5000, we plan on bringing the Stimulator, – the foul-mouthed former host of It’s the End of the World As We Know It And I Feel Fine – back out of retirement. We have plans to give him a new weekly show covering world events – with a specific focus on profiling and combatting alt-right and other fascist and right-wing populist movements. We also want to return to producing more episodes of our A is for Anarchy and 5 Minute Indigenous Resistance videos, plus an increase in our stand-alone Video Ninja reports on struggles going on around the globe.
But in order to do this, we need your support. Please consider giving a one-time donation, or preferably signing up to become a regular monthly sustainer, and help us grow sub.Media.