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Media for the 99 Percent.

In two short months the Occupy movement has captured the popular imagination, used the people's mic to give voice to the long-ignored, and established collective action as the pathway to a better world. In Chicago, tens of thousands have occupied--marching, sitting in, assembling and taking the spirit of the movement to their schools and workplaces. But until now, the movement hasn't had an independent media outlet to represent it.

Our project is the Occupied Chicago Tribune, a four-page broadsheet newspaper with an anticipated first issue print run of 20,000. We aim to bring the movement to the broader public and to provide news and analysis the Occupy movement can use to grow and flourish: reports from the occupation, resources and ways to join, and the stories of the diverse group of Chicagoans who make up the 99 percent.

But we need your help to send the paper to press. The Koch Brothers and Rupert Murdoch will not be bankrolling printing costs, so your support is critical. Your donation here will put the Occupied Chicago Tribune in the hands of more Chicagoans.

The One Percent have scores of media outlets to promote their interests. The Occupied Chicago Tribune will be ours.

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    Your choice of Occupy! Scenes from Occupied America, the first book to explore the Occupy movement in depth, with reportage and analysis--or a one-year subscription to In These Times, a Chicago-based, progressive monthly magazine featuring writers such as Slavoj Žižek, Chris Lehmann and Allison Kilkenny. Plus all the other rewards!

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    At the donor's request, an Occu-Pie, personally delivered by staff (Delivery within 10 mile radius of occupation HQ at Jackson and LaSalle; Filling negotiable) plus all other rewards!

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