I'm Robert Evans, and if you're reading this you're probably a fan of my podcast, Behind the Bastards. But I'm also a conflict journalist; I've covered wars in Ukraine and Iraq and protests all across the United States. Here's a 360 documentary I filmed in Mosul .
Conflict reporting is expensive work. And journalism, as an industry, is basically out of cash.
So I'm turning to you, my loyal fans, to try and raise money so I can do more journalism. Right now, I'm focused on the street fighting between fascists and anti-fascists in the streets of American cities. I've written articles like this for the Pulitzer Prize-nominated investigative platform Bellingcat:
If I raise the $5,000 I've asked for, it'll allow me to attend more rallies, interview more sources, and afford to cover this incredibly important story in the fashion it deserves. If I raise more than $5,000, I'll be able to mount more ambitious investigations, maybe even ones outside the U.S.
In return, I'll present you all with a five-part audiobook: The War On Everyone. It's a complete history of the ideas, the tactics and- of course- the bastards who built the framework for the current surge in far-right terror we're all living with today. Timothy McVeigh, the Tree of Life Synagogue Shooter, Anders Breivik, Dylan Roof and dozens of other mass-killers are all pieces of the same, sinister plot. The actions of a few men, decades ago, crafted this engine of death, and today it's manifested as a War on Everyone.
This book will be completely free of ads, and available via streaming or by direct download. I expect it will take roughly two months for me to finish.
So if you donate, and help me meet my goal, you'll be enabling me to write more articles and film more videos documenting conflict at home and abroad. You'll also get an extensive audiobook about a crucial subject that affects every single person reading my words.
Plus, I'll be super grateful. I may only love 40% of my listeners, but I love 100% of my donors (3-5% margin of error).