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When I think about who we’re serving at The Intercept, I think about the many readers who donated $5, $10, or whatever they could.

When I co-founded The Intercept eight years ago, we were incredibly fortunate to receive the generous backing of a major funder. But while I couldn’t be more grateful to our donors who have been willing and able to give at a high level, I’m moved more deeply by the many readers who simply gave whatever they could.

My favorite donations are the ones that come from readers who can only afford $5 or $10. Often, they come in the mail with a handwritten note thanking us for our work and apologizing that they couldn’t give more.

These are the donations that stand out in my mind when I think about who we’re serving here at The Intercept. And especially... in these difficult economic times, when so many are struggling with rising costs, I couldn’t be more honored to have the faith and support of these readers.

However, with just three days left before the end of the year, I’m saddened to report that we’re still $210,000 short of our goal. Will you make a donation to help push us over the top? No donation is too large or too small.

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We launched The Intercept in 2014 because we saw a desperate need for journalism that challenged a deadly status quo of repression and surveillance at home and abroad.

So we decided to create our own news outlet that would provide reporters with the freedom and support to stand up to the most powerful forces in society and uncover the truth.

I’ve never been more proud of the work of The Intercept team, and to continue to deepen and expand our coverage, we’re counting on readers like you to support our work at whatever level you can.

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Thank you,

Jeremy Scahill Co-founder

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