For The Independent to continue our work in 2015, we need the support of the people of Newfoundland and Labrador. You ca help The Independent as a volunteer, financial patron, news spreader or community adviser.
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We provide the province with journalism that goes beyond sound bites, pundits and towed party lines. We speak truth to power, afflict the comfortable and comfort the afflicted, and go where the silence is. Your support gives our journalists the time and resources they need to access information, travel to where the stories are, and uncover and speak the truth.
We will continue to expose and critique the flipside of the province’s new found “have” status: growing income inequality, housing shortages, cutbacks to public services, and environmental degradation, to name a few. Your support grows and sustains a team of contributors who provide progressive analysis and commentary on the social and economic issues that shape our province’s history, present and future.
Everyone knows that crime, unemployment and diabetes rates are up while voter turnout, rural development and (in the case of #darkNL) power supply are down. In contrast to the doom and despair of other media outlets, The Independent brings our readers positive visions, innovative solutions and stories of cooperation and creativity. Your support empowers our editors to maintain high standards for solutions focused journalism.
Our editors are free from corporate and political influence. Our contributors are free to speak their hearts and minds. Our province’s brave unions freely challenge the austerity agenda, while our brave Labradorians fly their flag freely and our brave environmentalists fight for our lands to remain fracking free. The Independent shares such stories with pride and without inhibition. Your support means our continued independence.
The Independent brings together a diverse team of contributors from across our province to share the stories, voices, struggles, and successes of the people of Newfoundland and Labrador. We make all of our content available online for free, so that it is accessible regardless of location or income. Your support enables us to amplify more voices and stories, expand to new mediums and engage tens of thousands of Newfoundlanders and Labradorians.
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