There are reasons why we were able to produce consecutive months of 15+ articles, most of which were election-based and totally independent compared to mainstream media chatter.
Of course, they were about the election, so they weren’t entirely different. But we did, in fact, predict the outcome well in advance (Why Healthcare Reform Will Claim 2012 for Obama).
We discussed the election in terms of dialectical materialism (The Power of Balance). And we spoke of “a voracious contempt for public interest and concern” far before the Washington Post could say the exact same thing in response to Romney’s post-election comments on welfare.
Lastly, we did it all longform. Our policy isn’t to churn out 200 word blog posts and call it commentary—we actually discuss problems in a way that attempts to be conducive to critical thinking and the creation of refined opinion. It’s all thanks to our readers who make it possible by subscribing, and we cannot thank you enough for your moral support and dedicated readership.
Last year, William Shaub conducted an interview with Z Communication’s Michael Albert, who was planning on launching a social network committed to activism and legitimate privacy called Z Social. It has officially launched, and we strong encourage readers to check it out and report back with thoughts and comments.
Our regular columnists are becoming quite popular with niche groups and bloggers, and can be found all over the social web. Please keep on sharing their posts and names, and spotlighting their work! Examples include Robert Hunziker’s work on corporate domination of progressives and a book review of Raoul Vaneigem’s The Revolution of Everyday Life.
Finally, we want to give a shout out to The Guardian’s Glenn Greenwald, who has been a phenomenal voice of reason throughout the Petraeus scandal and the 2012 election. He has steadily provided an intellectual defense for the voiceless, such as those currently facing murderous Israeli aggression in Gaza, and does it under enormous pressure from his colleagues on the left. All journalists ought to emulate his courageous style—which happens to be contagious—and it is certainly one of our goals.