Mother Jones just sent this action opportunity in an email to their subscribers:
We have a chance to save the largest independent news site still operating in Russia, Meduza, that Putin is trying to shut down.
Really. We do. ✂️
Read Meduza's letter to international supporters and become their newest member. I did, and countless people like you, here and abroad, are learning about this effort today and will hopefully do the same.
Meduza is a crowd-funded investigative newsroom that goes after abuses of power and corruption in Russia... Wisely, they have been preparing for a crackdown for years—packing their go bags, getting set up on servers outside Russia, and so on.
When Putin brought the hammer down, they all left the country and are now scattered across Europe, but they are determined to keep their reporting going. Their readers were prepared too, so despite the fact it's been blocked, millions of Russians continue to access their independent journalism to find out what the Kremlin and state-run media will not tell them.
However, because of the sanctions and because it is now essentially a crime to support them as part of Putin's clampdown on truth-tellers, they have lost virtually all their 30,000 supporters in Russia—their revenue dried up overnight, right at a time when their reporting is as essential as it ever will be. ...
So right now, along with dozens of other independent newsrooms, our hope is to replace Meduza's cut-off supporters in Russia with new supporters in Europe and the US. You can hear from Meduza and sign up as a supporter on their special page for US and European allies that just went live. ✂️
Learn more about what's happening with Meduza and step in for a Russian reader who can no longer support them today. They literally are the only big Russian news organization that can report truthfully about the war right now—and be read by Russians in Russia.
Okay, Daily Kos community, let’s pitch in to help bring Russians the truth about what’s happening in Ukraine. This couldn’t be more important.
Many thanks to petulans for finding this page that allows you to use PayPal: support.meduza.io/...