Filed under: Anarchist Movement, Announcement, IGD, Mexico, US
Originally posted to It’s Going Down
October was another busy month for us, but we’re happy to announce that we once again met our fundraising role and more for October. As a thank you we have two very big announcements for November. The first is that we’ve made t-shirts that you can order through the website (using paypal) that we will send to you for only $20 (includes postage). The second is that we will be hitting the road and going to Mexico in order to conduct an extensive trip throughout the country and will record interviews with various autonomous anti-capitalist movements, struggles, and individuals along the way. Plus, we plan to continue to bring you all the regular columns, podcasts, original articles, and daily coverage of revolt and social struggles that you have come to expect from us.
Looking Back on October
IGD hits remained high and our daily average remained at around 1,000. On social media, we have officially hit over 4,000 followers on twitter and continue to grow and on facebook as we are currently at over 2,000 likes.
Our columns ‘All the News You Didn’t Even Know Was Going Down‘ and ‘Bloc Party‘ were active this month and we also released 5 podcasts. Remember that you can look at all the podcasts right here. Also, our RSS feed for the podcasts is at: https://itsgoingdown.org/podcast/feed/. This month we plan to make the move to iTunes and other such platforms in order to reach more people.
As always, if you are interested in coming on the IGDCAST don’t hesitate to email us at: info [at] itsgoingdown [dot] org. If you also want to record something on your own, using a free and open source program like Audacity and a laptop and have us put it out, please get in touch. If you want to start you’re own podcast as part of IGD get at us!
This month our most popular articles included continued coverage of the #PrisonStrike and calls for a renewed week of action in solidarity, as well as anti-fascist pieces exposing the Alternative Right and plans to confront and shut down the NSM in Harrisburgh, Aryan Nations in Georgia, and Keystone United in Philly.
We now have shirts! The shirts read on the top, “It’s Going Down!,” with a picture from the #MilwaukeeUprising below it. Underneath that, the text reads, “Choosing Sides, Getting Organized,” and “ItsGoingDown.org.”
We have shirts in all sizes: small, medium, large, XL, 2XL, and 3XL. Shirt cost is a flat $20 and includes the price of postage. Funds raised go to cover the cost of the shirts and also help IGD grow and continue into the future.
BULK ORDERS: If you are part of a infoshop, want to table with shirts at an upcoming event or bookfair, work at a radical bookstore, autonomous space, are part of a band or project on tour, or you volunteer with a distribution project and want bulk orders for a cheap price – get at us! Shoot us an email at: info [at] itsgoingdown [dot] org and we can work out a good price for everyone and get you the sizes and amount that you need.
TO ORDER: It is simple to order a shirt, just follow these basic steps and the links.
- Click here to go right to paypal or go to the donate section of the site. Remember that the donate button is found at the bottom and top of the website on desktop, and in the drop down menu of mobile.
- Once you click on the paypal link, you can use your own paypal account if you have one, or use your credit or debit card to pay. Please donate at least $20 for shirt, but feel free to donate more to help IGD grow and expand. Include in your order a note that has your address or…
- After you donate, make sure to send us an email with the same name that you used/have on your account along with your address. Don’t forget to email us or we won’t be able to send you a shirt! Email us at: info [at] itsgoingdown [dot] org. A sample message would be, “Hey this is Jasmine. I bought a shirt at 3:30 PM my time. My address is…..”
- Rock that shit! Take a photo and tweet at us with it! If you have any problems, be sure to contact us!
Over the past year, It’s Going Down has been steadily building out its coverage of resistance and repression in Mexico. We’ve got our regular Insumisión column, with news, context and analysis on the latest social movement struggles. We also consistently pump out original translations, with a focus on bringing the words of anti-authoritarian anti-capitalists directly to readers in English. The response to our recent call for translators has been excellent, so look for even more of that moving forward. Seeing that anarchist counter-information from Mexico has a welcome home on It’s Going Down has led to crews and organizations there to reach out to us with increasing frequency, building strong networks of communication and solidarity.
A bilingual IGD contributor with years of experience living in Mexico is planning to travel throughout that country in the coming months, and we are asking you to support this unique opportunity to produce high quality, on-the-ground media content. For several weeks, they will be visiting numerous states, cities, communities and territories. This isn’t some tequila sippin’ at Señor Frogs on the beach in Cancún type of trip. They’ll be meeting up with anti-authoritarian and anti-capitalist collectives, spaces, organizations, media producers, organizers, movements, workers, communities and more. All with an eye towards producing fresh content for It’s Going Down in order to build stronger links of communal awareness and knowledge across borders and struggles.
While the plan is for this trip to be as inexpensive as possible, it will still cost some money. We’re hoping to raise $2,500, primarily to cover transportation costs. Funds will also go to ensuring they have decent equipment in order to produce quality media content. We’re also hoping to send along small tokens of solidarity from up north.
In return for helping make this trip happen, readers can expect to see a variety of pieces coming out: podcasts, videos, interviews, articles on specific groups and struggles, as well as more reflective and analytical texts. A focus will also be to look at different conceptualizations of struggle and organization among anti-authoritarians and anti-capitalists.
If you find It’s Going Down and its Mexico coverage to be a valuable resource, please show some love by donating to this effort!
Building in November!
This month we’re asking a lot. We hoping to meet our monthly fundraising goal of $1,500, get rid of over 150 brand new shirts, and also send off part of our group to Mexico by fundraising $2,500.
We know that this is no small ask. We are asking a lot both of the thousands of people that interact with IGD every month but also of ourselves. Whatever happens, we know that together we are pushing forward together and growing as we do.
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