Originally published as Gideon Polya, “Dr. Polya's Open letter to editors and supporters of MWC News”, MWC News, 27 November 2008.
Dr. Polya's Open letter to editors and supporters of MWC News.
According to the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAASA, the world’s biggest general scientific organization and the publisher of the world’s top scientific journal, Science) the world is at greatest risk from nuclear weapons (potentially 6.6 billion victims), global warming (over 6 billion victims this century according to top UK climate scientist Dr James Lovelock FRS) and poverty (16 million avoidable deaths from deprivation and deprivation-exacerbated disease each year) (see: here ). MWC News is at the forefront of international media in that it disproportionately reflects those major threats to Humanity with authoritative, quality writing about war, climate change and First World hegemony and occupation.
As one who has donated significantly to MWC News in time and money, here are some thoughts about sources of financial support from donation or advertising (in various forms).
1. As a major medium for writing about Risk to Humanity, MWC News should seek revenue as donations or as advertising from Insurance Companies and risk-related Humanitarian advocacy groups (e.g. Green, medical, human rights, anti-war groups).
2. MWC News is a world-leading medium for writing about continuing Western wars, war crimes and occupations (US or US surrogate occupations of Somalia, Palestine, Syria, Diego Garcia, Iraq, and Afghanistan; 9-11 million excess deaths associated so far with the Bush Wars, 1990-2008; our hero “yes we can” Obama wants to extend war and occupation to the Sudan and Pakistan) . MWC News should approach for support human rights groups, Muslim and Arab companies and major “non-political” individuals (e.g. Mr Mohammed Al Fayed, owner of Harrod’s, London and tireless in his demand for the truth over the death of his son Dodi and Princess Diana). Care should exercised because, for example, a donation to a direly stretched hospital in the Gaza Concentration Camp could attract up to life imprisonment under Australian anti-Terrorism laws.
3. The World faces a Climate Emergency (see what top scientists say and also ) but you would not think so from reading Mainstream Media. MWC News is a major medium for Green issues and should seek support from Green groups (Green groups and parties are forced to advertise at huge expense in the climate criminal, often climate sceptic Mainstream Media – why not a bit in MWC News?).
4. Risk management (whether in aviation and hospitals or in family finances) successively involves (a) data, (b) scientific analysis and (c) systemic change to minimize risk (hundreds of millions of people dependent or prospectively dependent on pension or superannuation schemes – including me - have lost a fortune in the last year from the devaluation of shares-based investments). However Lying short circuits this process, most notably the lying by omission and commission of the lying, racist, genocide-ignoring Mainstream Media of the Western Murdochracies. MWC News is at the forefront of telling the truth that the Mainstream ignores and should seek support from libertarian, legal, human rights and related organizations and individuals.
5. A major Climate Emergency advocacy group with which I am associated has raised over $10,000 to send a copy of the important book “Climate Code Red. The case for emergency action” by David Spratt and Phillip Sutton (Scribe, Melbourne, 2007) to 500 important and influential Australians (see: here ). The key book “Our Water Mark” about the worsening Australian water crisis was funded by about $1 million in donations to the extraordinarily effective Victorian Women’s Trust to enable distribution of 35,000 copies around Australia. I have been acting in a similar way as an individual to send my recent books ( “Body Count. Global avoidable mortality since 1950”: http://mwcnews.net/Gideon-Polya and http://globalbodycount.blogspot.com/ ; “Jane Austen and the Black Hole of British History”: http://janeaustenand.blogspot.com/ ) to top people and libraries around the world. Yet an Alternative Model is to send a 1 page “Facts and Actions Summary Sheet” to everyone you can – and an even more cost-effective way is for this to be done via Ethical Media such as MWC News.
6. Further to points above, MWC News is already “punching above its weight” as revealed by the following statistics. Yahoo Search the words “Manhattan Madonna” for my article on MWC News and the image of my huge painting of the same name and the link (see: http://mwcnews.net/content/view/10766/26/ ) will come up as #1 on page #1 out of 10 million results (Google censors this by “burying” the article). Similarly, a Yahoo Search for the words “Churchill’s crimes” for a potentially explosive article about things censored out by 70 years of Mainstream media, politician and academic lying, and the link to my article on MWC News entitled “Media lying over Churchill’s crimes. British-Indian Holocaust” (see: http://mwcnews.net/content/view/26713&Itemid=1 ) will come up as #1 on page #1 out of 4 million results (Google also censors this holocaust reportage by “burying” the article). Using such examples, MWC News can sell itself as a MAJOR Ethical Medium for ALL people wanting to get out a Humanitarian message for people wanting to get through the Mainstream media Wall of Silence to tell the world about all kinds of (relatively) “hidden” or “forgotten” matters from the Armenian Genocide, Iraqi Genocide, Afghan Genocide, Palestinian Genocide and Australian Aboriginal Genocide to the huge potential avoidable mass mortality associated with the legislatively-mandated biofuel perversion and unaddressed man-made global warming (Biofuel Genocide and Climate Genocide).
7. Further to point #6, MWC News should urge Everybody to re-publish MWC News articles FOR FREE (but couple this with a “buddy can you spare a dime” plea). I am very happy for anyone to re-publish MY articles (with attribution and in the interests of Humanity) and the images to my huge Paintings for Peace, Mother and Child on MWC News (for a collection of links to my huge paintings on MWC News see; for links to my articles on MWC News see: http://mwcnews.net/Gideon-Polya ).
8. I am very happy for MWC News to reproduce and sell big Posters of my huge Paintings for Peace (how many college students would like something bright, beautiful and pro-Peace for their room? Back in the late 1960s in Ithaca, NY, we had a black, brown and white poster of Picasso’s “Guernica” in our flat – my Guernica-based Paintings for Peace are at least multi-coloured).
9. A publisher might be interested in offering an advance for publishing the most hard-hitting MWC News articles as a book to crash through the Mainstream Wall of Silence (but don’t hold your breath - publishers in general it appears, whether “Left” or “Right” and not just in countries such as China or Iran, operate within defined “acceptable revelation” tolerances.
10. In a World facing a Climate Emergency there must be “zero tolerance for lying” in society in general – just as there is “zero tolerance for lying” in Science and in Courts of Law. Individuals closely associated with MWC News could offer to INFORM others (especially in their own professional, cultural, ethnic and national areas) about MWC News and its importance for free speech and the current imperative for urgently changing the global Culture of Ignoring to one of “zero tolerance for lying”.
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia.