IGD: Help Sustain Revolutionary Media

  • Posted on: 10 May 2017
  • By: Anonymous (not verified)

From IGD

We’ve got big plans to share with you

Since our humble start in the spring of 2015 we’ve been proud to serve as the leading outlet for anarchist news and counter information. Your financial support has helped IGD grow and sustain itself for the last two years.

Since our inception, we’ve boosted much needed fund raisers for anarchist, antifascist, and political prisoners as well as dropped exclusive interviews with those on the front lines of rebellion in so-called North America. IGD was one of the first to develop a comprehensive analysis and critique of the Alt-Right as well as release vital information necessary for the subversion of fascist activity. We’ve nudged Bernie-bros into black clad anarchists and provided a megaphone for everyone from incarcerated rebels fighting prison slavery, fast food workers on strike, to water protectors blockading pipelines. Our podcasts have covered everything from anti-police riots to analysis on complex issues of global capitalism, white supremacy, and foreign policy.

The growth of IGD presents a unique opportunity for writers, organizers, and rebels to present their ideas and analysis. Now, IGD is expanding to include original content from a range of diverse voices. With your help we will be providing compensation to develop the scope, depth, and detail of this anarchist project.

This is why we are launching a Patreon, a platform that allows you the opportunity to donate and further strengthen the growing community of IGD.

Patreon provides an easy and painless way to automate your recurring monthly donations while also getting sweet rewards and swag.

  • With $3,000 a month IGD can compensate a range of diverse writers to articulate and develop the scope, depth, and detail of written rebellion.
  • With $5,000 a month IGD can compensate rebel researchers, designers, developers, printers and editors to equitably distribute our resources and focus our attention on producing quality content.

Help support revolutionary media and become a patron today! Share this call and your pledge with your friends. Check out our Patreon!

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and i continue to be repulsed by IGD.

its not anarchism unless you are washing dishes full time and are barely able to squeeze in projects on the side. god forbid someone does something with a large portion of their time and people help make that possible. Uanarchism is a hobby not a profession.

Muh professional cadre

because their hobby is acting as a revolutionary is exactly why i would not share my funds, were i to have any to share, were i to think their position and propagandizing were inspiring. by this i do not mean 'they are not the real revolutionaries, only playacting.' i mean there is something fundamentally wrong (and environmental) about their postures and role within the larger cultural political sphere. the popular frontism and leftism present in this project are surely cause for repulsion, not some supposed feat of taking themselves seriously. i take myself (and the life i have to live) seriously enough and, no more. this project, while it's numbers of Hits soars, is clearly scraping the bottom of content of the far left world. aesthetically, analytically, inspirationally, lacking in imagination etc. there's so many things i find sad here i can't even begin to put something longer together to begin a critique. but hey nevermind: thanks for bolstering the militant wing of the progressive movement in this country, thanks for the hammer and sickle on banners next to the circled A with orders to Make the Guillotine Red Again, thanks for shallow feel good reporting and rallying the troop-bloc for security at the next protest, thanks for adding the militant outsider flair to identity-thought, it was in need of such shows of force.

So, to summarize, you have no money but if you did, you'd still blather on with a bad faith polemic that only hints at a critique that you can't be bothered to actually make because it would take too much work? But fuck these people because reasons?

SAD

How does reposting other sites' content cost $3K/mo?

their big plans to share with us are: fundraise? wtf?

Don't worry, I'm sure they didn't have you in mind.

For a cool 20$ you get: Access to comrade to comrade mentoring on social media, design, outreach, and writing skills for your own project or group.

Its vomit inducing to think that someone conceptualised and then got the go ahead to turn this aspect of an anarchist life into a patreon reward.

We changed our tune.
For the low price of 50$ a month in donation underHILL will take you on a comradely tour of Montreal and let you crash in one of our houses when you are in town.
75$ gets you the wifi password.
125$ gets you a towel, a beer, and a spliff at the door.
What awesome exclusive rewards!!!

I KNEW YOU WERE ANCAPS FROM THE START WITH THAT GLITTER SHIT, THOSE 5$ FANCY COFFEES AND YOUR GUCCI STOLEN AT THE THRIFT STORE!!!

How much a month to be in your affinity group? I have a dumpstered bag of rice, half a pack of smokes, and give gud head. ALso not a cop!

We have several packages available scaled to the degree of 'affinity' you can shell out.

They all come with t-shirts tho, so you'll have a physical way to leverage your friendship with us as social capital.

We also list our guest room on airbnb if your looking for other ways to show solidarity.

reminiscent of shameless socialist propaganda that scrapes the bottom of the barrel for stories to spin their narrative, even if half of it is communiques for hardly-punishable offenses like graffiti or even non-punishable offenses like banner-drops. SPAM is a better word than news for that crap. Say what you will about some of the posts you can find on here from time to time, but the stuff that keeps IGD's stream active is the lowest of the low. Can you imagine if they had a comments section? I'm sorry, but some of these people could probably use a hurt feeling or two in exchange for the bubble-bursting reality check it would provide.

the "nowadays we're getting between 20,000-25,000 original viewers" schtick (in the youtube video) doesn't hold up so much on the days that they aren't riding the backs of mainstream media reports of right-wing b-list celebrities... 63 views so far on their youtube video for this story after nearly a day now. No comments enabled shows their M.O. as per usual. Maybe their paid marketing cadre will rake in those extra 'revolutionary clicks' on that like button there! Too bad bizarro grey-area porn and fucked up torture videos posted by drug cartels get more hits than IGD in the marginal time it takes for moderators to find and take down all that crap.....

Initiate the IGD video-watching cringe compilations where anarcho-grandmothers, millen-nihilists and future survivors of the Antifa Youth alike hold garbage bins in front of each other while we see how long it takes for them to vomit. or IGD techno-remixes you can experience in 360 VR

If I was only ever being able to watch their damn Vimeos on Tor Browser... but it's not like I've been missing much. Socialist scum can eat straight from my butt as of now. Just too bad they never try to cut the grass below our hobo butts like they do in anarchist milieus.

I think IGD is much better than anarchistnews. It is more like what anarchistnews once was, perhaps.

You're not alone. @news has been in decline ever since worker left and they started focusing on abstract philosophical navel gazing instead of action. Oh, and made it the home for a small clique of reactionary anarchs and do nothing nihilists.

Copy/pasted activism report backs and Patreon rewards as anarchist praxis! We will win!!!

@news has become emile news. And also the random censorship of comments is now out of control.

You mean IGD has a fun, stimulating comment section? Probably it's blocked from my browser somewhere in their site's heavy obnoxious scripting?

&Im glad that not every article on IGD ends up filling up the feed here.

patreon push you to add credit card beside using paypal, which is owned by the enemy: pether thiel.
patreon can collect information about every donor that gives money to any anarchist project.
IGD expects from anarchists to finance some elitists who will write for money/compensation? elitists already work at the university, usually, they get 5000 bucks per month. are they greedy for more? :)
should we finance chomsky who get 6000 USD monthly? he can finance us, we are poor guys for him. elitists are already incorporated in the system, they swim in a pool full of money. therefore, they just make theory, they don't put their ass in the fire. blah blah, 10000 bucks, perfect :)

Well well well, we have verified and rebelllll commenting in an activist-paranoia 101 style from the 1980s about capitalist ethics in the usual know-all cynical fashion that betrays their total lack of knowledge of the human condition.

English translation please.

You know, blah blah blah, all the "we're going to smash the system and its economic base" but haha, you living in a rented room or leeching off a relative, while we, the hoboist realists, just do it, living anarchly and not attracting the heat, just keeping it nice and sober mind your own business thank you very much can you give the turnpike autonomous zone a small donation we love you,,,,,,,kapeesh? * fondles his enormous handlebar moustache*

So are IGD going to share their money with all the counter-info sites whose articles they shamelessly rip off all the time? And what in the actual fuck is 'Comrade Mentoring' (see the sidebar on their Patreon page for info on this)...apparently if you donate more money you will get this Comrade Mentoring from them.

"And what in the actual fuck is 'Comrade Mentoring' " is kinda like the usual police coaching... no it's the exact same thing. Only with black bloc-looking operatives.

thank goodness the rapper and podcaster Sole receives over $1,000 a month to throw back to the north american consortium of serious revolutionary media workers. i am not one for advocating work in any form but, one truth of our world is: employment is the basis of our shared reality and there is something fundamentally wrong when influential anarchists choose to ride the wave of professionalized techno-strategists.

and decide to work as one who attempts to receive pay for supposedly transmitting consciousness.

Bob Seager had it over any rappers, except maybe Grandmaster Flash!

Uhmmm... no.

Have you ever actually listened to the lyrics of The Message, or did you just moon dance to it high on some industrial substance? We're thinking of making it the A-N-H anthem,,,,,,

It's like a jungle sometimes
It makes me wonder how I keep from goin' under

Broken glass everywhere
People pissin' on the stairs, you know they just don't care
I can't take the smell, can't take the noise
Got no money to move out, I guess I got no choice
Rats in the front room, roaches in the back
Junkies in the alley with the baseball bat
I tried to get away but I couldn't get far
Cause a man with a tow truck repossessed my car

[Chorus]
Don't push me cause I'm close to the edge
I'm trying not to lose my head
It's like a jungle sometimes
It makes me wonder how I keep from goin' under

Standin' on the front stoop hangin' out the window
Watchin' all the cars go by, roarin' as the breezes blow
Crazy lady, livin' in a bag
Eatin' outta garbage pails, used to be a fag hag
Said she'll dance the tango, skip the light fandango
A Zircon princess seemed to lost her senses
Down at the peep show watchin' all the creeps
So she can tell her stories to the girls back home
She went to the city and got social security
She had to get a pimp, she couldn't make it on her own

[Chorus]

It's like a jungle sometimes
It makes me wonder how I keep from goin' under

My brother's doin' bad, stole my mother's TV
Says she watches too much, it's just not healthy
All My Children in the daytime, Dallas at night
Can't even see the game or the Sugar Ray fight
The bill collectors, they ring my phone
And scare my wife when I'm not home
Got a bum education, double-digit inflation
Can't take the train to the job, there's a strike at the station
Neon King Kong standin' on my back
Can't stop to turn around, broke my sacroiliac
A mid-range migraine, cancered membrane
Sometimes I think I'm goin' insane
I swear I might hijack a plane!

[Chorus]

It's like a jungle sometimes
It makes me wonder how I keep from goin' under

My son said, Daddy, I don't wanna go to school
Cause the teacher's a jerk, he must think I'm a fool
And all the kids smoke reefer, I think it'd be cheaper
If I just got a job, learned to be a street sweeper
Or dance to the beat, shuffle my feet
Wear a shirt and tie and run with the creeps
Cause it's all about money, ain't a damn thing funny
You got to have a con in this land of milk and honey
They pushed that girl in front of the train
Took her to the doctor, sewed her arm on again
Stabbed that man right in his heart
Gave him a transplant for a brand new start
I can't walk through the park cause it's crazy after dark
Keep my hand on my gun cause they got me on the run
I feel like a outlaw, broke my last glass jaw
Hear them say "You want some more?"
Livin' on a see-saw

[Chorus]

It's like a jungle sometimes
It makes me wonder how I keep from goin' under

A child is born with no state of mind
Blind to the ways of mankind
God is smilin' on you but he's frownin' too
Because only God knows what you'll go through
You'll grow in the ghetto livin' second-rate
And your eyes will sing a song called deep hate
The places you play and where you stay
Looks like one great big alleyway
You'll admire all the number-book takers
Thugs, pimps and pushers and the big money-makers
Drivin' big cars, spendin' twenties and tens
And you'll wanna grow up to be just like them, huh
Smugglers, scramblers, burglars, gamblers
Pickpocket peddlers, even panhandlers
You say I'm cool, huh, I'm no fool
But then you wind up droppin' outta high school
Now you're unemployed, all non-void
Walkin' round like you're Pretty Boy Floyd
Turned stick-up kid, but look what you done did
Got sent up for a eight-year bid
Now your manhood is took and you're a Maytag
Spend the next two years as a undercover fag
Bein' used and abused to serve like hell
Til one day, you was found hung dead in the cell
It was plain to see that your life was lost
You was cold and your body swung back and forth
But now your eyes sing the sad, sad song
Of how you lived so fast and died so young so

[Chorus]

It's like a jungle sometimes
It makes me wonder how I keep from goin' under

Truly one of the best in '80s glory.

Hey, it's far from perfect. A lot of the sub-par articles and analysis on IGD are just a reflection of random affinity groups scattered across the continent, at varying stages of development. But as I watch the worst elements of the various reactionary movements trying to manifest something truly awful and dangerous in the streets, I'm glad that IGD has created some reference points for millennial kids who otherwise wouldn't have any access to the history of serious antiracist/antifacist organizing in the US and Canada.

That shit fell hard in to the memory hole because DYI zines don't have much longevity. I'm just old enough that I met a lot of the veterans of the 80s and 90s as they were aging out, having kids, ghosting to shacks in the woods, etc. Those people influenced me in very different ways than arguing about privilege on Facebook does. Now the pendulum is swinging back and the legacies of street conflict, competent mass organizing and community defence are mandatory for relevant analysis. If you think otherwise, you've drifted out of touch during a long period of complacency and you'll get your wake-up call soon enough.

DIY^

These idiots are just recycling old genX era radicalism based on old babyboom radical sentiment. They have completely misread the zeitgeist of millennial youth. As I have said before it's going to get even worse with genZ.

Also turf wars, mASS organizing and other spooky struggles are never relevant to anything to do with anarchy.

According to you ziggy …in your humble opinion. You base all this on nothing except wall-texts of metaphysical bullshit. This is an automatic reminder at this point.

It's gaining dollars.
Inevitably gold diggers.
Iatrogenic gastric disorder.

^ IT'S GAINING DOLLARS!!

AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!! WREKT!!!

#It'sGainingDollars

#hallelujahit'sgainingdollars

#IncrediblyGreedyDouchebags

I'm estranged with this Patreon site which makes untalented artists get several thousand bucks a month (...or per song!) and appears to be a way for b-rate celebrities to make extra money for their daily line of coke. I know... Hollywood's still a huge, very tempting machine, but serious wtf is IGD doing there... or WHO the fuck are these comment-section paranoid, anarchoid Lefties in the first place!?

Don't tell me they're the same old crowd of socialist lamers than Infoshop.org!

You all mad and butthurt that IGD figured out how to make $CASH$ when all you motherfuckers were looking to provide free social services, like some sort of bitched out punk ass worker for anarchists. Fucking slaves with your slave morality, you should just kick your own ass for being so dumb.

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