The funereal imagery isn't meant as a metaphor. We don't want to scare you – but we will if we have to.

Truth be told, may be on its deathbed. is on life-support – and its vital signs are flickering between life and death. We haven't even begun to approach the make-or-break fundraising goal of $70,000 we need to keep going – and we're running out of precious time.

Make no mistake: we will shut down if contributions continue to come in at the present pathetic rate. Our small staff will have to be laid off, and we won't be able to run the Web site you've come to depend on for the real story behind Washington's war plans. will cease to exist: it's just that simple – unless you step up to the plate.

Instead of sending more money to the U.S. government to spend on warplanes and weapons of mass destruction, wouldn't you rather send your tax-deductible donation to is facing extinction. Our last and only alternative is to turn to you, our readers. Over the years you've come through for us when the till was nearly empty – and now we're counting on you to do it, once again, and bail us out of an untenable situation.

That last italicized word is key to understanding our predicament: we may survive a week or so if we fail to make our goal of $70,000. But not much beyond that. We're down to the wire, and that's the truth. Believe us, we wouldn't make this kind of desperate appeal if our continued survival weren't at stake.

Don't delay – contribute today!

On the first four days of our drive, 389 of you gave a total of $20,115. We need to pick up the pace, please help us reach our goal of $70,000 to keep running for the next quarter.
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