I am a member of the Canberra Press Gallery. I am a socialist opinion writer, critical of the Morrison government and its neoliberal cousin, the Australian Labor Party.
The funds received will help me continue my work in the Press Gallery and my articles on my blog, En Passant with John Passant (https://enpassant.com.au/
). The mainstream media have to date not published my contributions. Some of the non-mainstream left-wing media is censorious, and supports patriarchal 'heroes' so I do not contribute to them.
I do not want my words to remain isolated on my own blog, read by only a few. A contribution from you will not only keep me going, but help spread my words through you (I believe.)
One caveat to this is I am undergoing tablet treatment for lung cancer and a recent MRI shows I may need surgery and/or radiation on some new growths on my spine. This may impact on my capacity to deliver my aim of 3 or 4 reports a week. I am fine at the moment, waiting for a radiation specialist to talk to me about the MRI results.
Help keep alive an independent voice of the left.