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Motivated by a perilously divided nation in dire need of people- and planet-centered solutions to crises life-changing and life-threatening, Grateful Dread Peace Media and our Verdant Square Network exist to present, produce, and provide news and information in the public interest.  VSN is an independent, non-corporate entity dedicated to truth, facts, citizen action, fairness, and progressive-leftist/pacifist values, aligned with no political party. This network operates with those ideals in mind to disseminate peace-progressive news, information, and community-building opportunities via our proprietary, eco-friendly portal.

To take on the huge job of standing for and informing a sorely underserved segment of the population is arguably benefitting the public by providing information, diverse viewpoints, coverage of topics and people the mainstream media often ignore or disparage. We take this role seriously; it is of massive importance and it is a role vitally needed as media outlets decline and die. In order for us to do this work for the benefit of the public, we need the public’s help to build Verdant Square and its branches, particularly the state and regional efforts. Ultimately, it’s all about building informed communities, spreading people-centered progressive values, inspiring positive citizen action, and making a better world where we all can grow, thrive, and SERVE.

For this reason, we ask you to join our effort, to partner with us. Please consider making whatever contribution you can afford and becoming a supporting member of Verdant Square Network.

As we continue to build the network — thanks to all who have helped so far — we will launch a Patreon campaign and channel shortly, but in the meantime (and your financial support right now is critical as we build the mothership, the regional sites, and the radio station), if you can afford to do so, any amount, one-time or monthly, you can donate would be greatly appreciated. At this time, contributions are not tax-deductible, but know that all funds raised go toward the operations of this effort, which is here to serve YOU as well as those who cannot afford to contribute.

Mainstream media prove themselves a questionable source of record. Right wingers apparently are too happy to contribute to keep their media alive. Why not progressives and leftists? Consider lending support to a positive, community building portal for people ranging from progressive Democrats to leftist independents who see no place within the Democratic Party to ardent Green Party loyalists. VSN itself is free of political party affiliation and corporate connections, an independent news, information, and community network literally by, of, and for We The People. Well, we the lefty people.

If a one-stop shop of diverse voices and views in current affairs, activism, arts, culture, and more on a news site that believes opinions are great, but facts are facts sounds enticing…

If a safe space for lefties, dissenters, and like-minded individuals to network and organize and build community intrigues…

If a repository of resource information, calendars, toolkits, and more focused on commonly shared values and principles is something you can use…

If a central place for people and organizations to publicize events — nationally or from a portal made for their home state — sounds beneficial…

If you understand that an independent news portal and forum allowing local and regional left groups and people to have their say is something precious… wonderfully “American”… and increasingly rare in these dark days

Support independent media. Support left media.

Please support Verdant Square Network and permit us to serve. Here’s to a Green New World.