Three Years In: A Call to Support IGD
Filed under: Featured, IGD
Filed under: Featured, IGD
Over three years ago we set out to create a platform that was both of use to the wider public as well as the growing anarchist and autonomous social movements across so-called North America.
In that time, our platform has grown, as well as many of the others that have fed into it. Despite mistakes we’ve made and lessons learned along the way, we are ultimately very proud of the platform that IGD has grown into. But it hasn’t been easy, both in terms of the massive amount of work that this project requires, as well as the constant barrage of attacks that comes along with maintaining it.
Hundreds converge in Portland to confront Patriot Prayer and the Proud Boys. Thanks to coverage from Unicorn Riot, It’s Going Down, Puget Sound Anarchists, and other grassroots media projects, the public was exposed to counter-narratives that attacked the State’s attempts to justify the brutal repression of the demonstration.
But what makes IGD more than a labor of love, is the constant feedback we get that what we are doing is important, that it is valued, and that our work helps social movements and struggles on the ground.
Some of the things we’re most proud of:
Thousands gather at Chicano Park in San Diego to defend it against squads of Alt-Right goons. IGD helped to promote the demonstration and exposed the cross over between white nationalists and ‘Trump supporters.’
Wheatpaste art from anarchist street artist Zola, who we interviewed this year.
Over the past year, we’ve tried to keep our nose to the grindstone and focus on the work of keeping this site up and running. But now we’re at a place that we need to again start asking for money to keep the lights on. We also want to:
Our goal is to raise $10,000 by the end of the year. This will help us keep the project running and also print new shirts, stickers, and booklets which will in turn, continue to fund the project. In the past, our supporters have helped us fundraise between $2,500 to $3K a month, so we know that with the help of our readers and listeners, we can make our goal.
There are several ways to donate to IGD.
As a thank you for all our supporters and as a way to get ready for new shirt and sticker designs, we are slashing the cost of our shirts in half! We are also offering for $20, a shirt of either design, and the Weekend Warrior sticker pack – combined!
Thank you for your continued support, and we look forward to the path ahead!
It’s Going Down is a digital community center from anarchist, anti-fascist, autonomous anti-capitalist and anti-colonial movements. Our mission is to provide a resilient platform to publicize and promote revolutionary theory and action.