You may have seen in your life many organisations, magazines or websites coming up promising so much and just vanish into thin air. In most cases, it's the want of funds that cause the sad demise of those initiatives. Do you want CC to go that way? I pray, not!
There is the lure of advertisements. For a website with the reach of CC can raise thousands of dollars a month by placing advertisemnts. If we do so, we would be cheating you, selling you to the advertisers. And there is the problem of the business interest of advertisers influencing our content. After all that's what the mainstream media do, selling the readers to business interests. No, that is not an option before us!
There are many progressive sites who limit the access to content only to those who contribute financially. We do not want to do that either. We want our content to be available to all, susbcribers and nonsubcribers alike.
And there is the possiblity of seeking donation from institutional donors and foundations. Every donation comes with strings attached. We want that neither.
We want CC to be funded 100 % by you - our readers! For that we have developed a unique subscription programme.
Is It Necessary?
Absolutely. It's your good will that will keep CC going for you and for millions of others
Our Subscription Programme
What is unique about our subscription programme is that unlike the usual subscriber based magazines , news papers or websites, CC will be available to non subscribers as well. Our subscription programme is only to raise funds for our survival and to set aside an amount for our future growth, ie, it's not for profit. By our subscription programme, those who can contribute support or subsidise those who can't pay. By paying you are helping CC to reach thousands of others who can't pay.
Our subscription amount is $ 50 a year, and you'll be paying it in two instalments. Once you log in , $ 25 will be charged from your card, and six months later the rest will be automatically deducted from your card. And the cyle will stop and you'll have to log in again to subscribe next year. If you so wish, you can unsubscribe any time you like too.
Attention Low Income Readers
Low income readers like students, pensioners, jobless etc please do not chip in with money, you can help us by spreading the word.
Countercurrents uses Pay Pal to accept on-line subscriptions. Pay Pal is an extremely secure service - and a 2001 nominee for the Webby Awards Best Finance web service
Attention Users From India
Users from India may not be able to use Pay Pal. You may use any one of the following options.
Pay By Cheque
You can draw the cheque in favour of "Countercurrents.org" and send in to the address.
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Let's together make this uniqe voice be heard loud and clear and make Countercurrens a counterpoint to the mainstream media