It can happen. Sanders trails in the delegate count
but is rapidly gaining in the polls. A victory in Hillary Clinton’s
adopted “home state” of New York could alter the race for the
Democratic nomination like no other single event. Sanders would
become the odds-on favorite in most if not all or the remaining
primaries and caucuses while Clinton’ s aura of “inevitability” would
be left in tatters.
Between now and then, we can expect corporate media to do everything
it can to prop up Clinton and ignore or mischaracterize Sanders and
the increasingly broad and diverse movement that supports him.
But we don’t have to leave it there. Independent media can tell
another story. To do that, The
Indypendent and The Occupied
Wall Street Journal editorial group are teaming up to
produce and distribute 500,000 copies of a special edition just for
Battle of New York, this special edition will appear in
an extra-large, four-page broadsheet format. It will provide information
and analysis from prominent voices with compelling, original art and
photography. And a proven design team. It will provide a practical,
compelling and interactive means of demonstrating the surge of
support especially among those under 40. It will include a diversity
of voices, speaking to the communities not represented by the
Democratic Party establishment. Optimistic, determined, visionary, of
The Battle of
New York will be distributed during the week before the
New York primary. We expect it to have a catalytic effect, amplifying
and projecting a movement in motion. We will build on that by making
the release of the special issue a news story in itself. It will give
tangible (attractive) form to the popular surge needed to push Sanders
over the top in New York.
We will print the special edition in both English and Spanish and
mobilize volunteers to distribute the paper throughout New York City,
with priority for statewide distribution to SUNY and CUNY campuses.
We will also have articles translated into other languages to be made
available online. The editorial group is formed. The designers
and artists have already begun their work. Production will begin
April 7, when we are sure we can take this to print.
For $20,000 we can print 100,000 copies of The Battle for New York
and for each additional $15,000 we can print another 100,000 copies.
We can do this but only with your help. Please give right now and
help us make The Battle of New York one for the ages.
Occupied Wall Street Journal editorial group
P.S. For a sample of what an extra-large four-page broadsheet can
look like, click here.
P.P.S. From the aftermath of 9/11 to the 2004 Republican National
Convention to Occupy Wall Street to the 2014 People’s Climate March, The Indypendent has
amplified moments when people’s movements are surging. For more
highlights, click here.