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Want to help increase the value of OpEdNews? For yourself, for activists and for unheard voices around the world? Here's how you can do that...

Our mission is to empower activists, to give voice to whistleblowers, and to cover stories that the MSM ignore or distort. The site supports hundreds of volunteer writers and thousands of bloggers who write articles covering news from a different perspective than that offered by the mainstream media.

We do it by bottom-up publishing of progressive voices, activist voices, oppressed voices from all over the world-- Gaza, Nepal, India, Australia, Myanmar, Pakistan, Lebanon, Iraq, Afghanistan-- and we reach people in 200 nations, states and principalities.

We do it by the use of sophisticated tools developed exclusivly at OpEdNews. We have plans for projects that will enable us to enhance greatly the mission of OpEdNews. We cannot do this alone, though. We seek the support of others, like yourself, to continue developing these projects.

Your financial support of these projects provide critical funding to allow us to continue casting light where the mainstream media are not doing their job. And gives us the way to send OpEdNews to those who are thrilled to see our coverage of issues they care about.

Here are projects that are being created, but need your help to continue. (All donor's names will be listed on the project pages when the projects are complete.)

 

Tutorial Videos
Members have told us that the learning curve for using OpEdNews is rather steep. Thus, we intend to add video tutorials attached to buttons in strategic spots all over OpEdNews. The cost will be in the neighborhood of $200 a month. You can help make this happen with your contribution here:

Yes, I Will Support This Project
Mobile Friendly
Mobile device usage has been estimated to be close to 50% of the readership of OpEdNews. We need to make OpEdNews work better (or at all) on mobile devices of all sizes and shapes. The cost will be in the neighborhood of $600 a month. You can help make this happen with your contribution here:

Yes, I Will Support This Project
Remove All Ads
OpEdNews has been depending upon the support of advertisers (simply to survive.) You may have noticed that ads are splashed all over OpEdNews. We don't like to visit sites with lots of ads, and you probably don't either. We'd like to replace that income by reader-support. Then all ads can be removed totally. And the site will be much faster to load. That would happen with 4 people pledging $500 a month (or 8 pledging $250 a month) You can help make this happen with your contribution here:

Yes, I Will Support This Project
Favorite Quotes
This is a straight-forward project where we ask members to submit their favorite quotation as part of their OpEdNews profile account. (Just like we ask for a bio.) These would appear on the Members pages for each member, and added to our quotations database. We estimate this project will take approx. 1 week at a cost of $300.

You can help make this happen with your contribution here:

Yes, I Will Support This Project
Security
Security is an important consideration on OpEdNews. In the past, we have had attempts to shut down the website through "DDOS attacks" which are a way that hackers send more traffic to the site than it can handle, effectively shutting it off for anyone else's use. We have also had attempts to access user data on OpEdNews. We consider security to be significant and necessary. In the past, we have added quite a bit of checking to the site. But security is an ever ongoing process and requires vigilance. The cost will be in the neighborhood of $200 a month. You can help make this happen with your contribution here:

Yes, I Will Support This Project
CommentReplies
This is a straight-forward project to put another TAB on the members page that shows JUST replies to any comments made by the member. That way, members can review only their own comments that had replies. We estimate this project will take a few days at a cost of $200. You can help make this happen with your contribution here:

Yes, I Will Support This Project
Javascript Degradation
OpEdNews requires that javascript be enabled in your browsers in order to use OpEdNews. More and more people have decided they want to use their browser with javascript turned OFF. We would like to allow OpEdNews to continue to work even with javascript turned off. We estimate this project will take approx. 2 weeks at a cost of $400.

You can help make this happen with your contribution here:

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Upcoming Projects

Polling Info
We want to create a poll page similar to this one at realclearpolitics.com. Data will be taken from many sources of polling information and combined into one clear page on OpEdNews. The poll data will then be used to generate graphs so it becomes crystal clear what the status of polls across the nation are saying...

We estimate this project will take several weeks at a cost of at least $2,000. You can help make this happen with your contribution here:

Yes, I Will Support This Project
CommonsSearch Development
We want to continue with the developement of the CommonsSearch Image Search process (which was originally developed at OpEdNews.) Many other sources of images exist on the Internet and we want to tie our CommonsSearch to all these sources

This is an ongoing project that will happen over a period of months. The cost will be in the neighborhood of $500 a month. You can help make this happen with your contribution here:

Yes, I Will Support This Project
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