Keep Unicorn Riot Growing Through 2024

With wars and polarization on the rise, independent media continues to meet a critical need. For more than eight years, Unicorn Riot has reported underrepresented stories and shed light on alternative perspectives and systems, while providing an accessible platform for diverse stories, communities, and media makers through free, nonprofit news. But we wouldn’t have made it this far without your help — our community of supporters is how we maintain our operations.

Thanks for donating over $8,000 so far to mark eight years of bringing you relevant stories from the ground up! We’re eager to continue our work into 2024 and beyond, and you can help us by making a tax-deductible donation through a variety of platforms, which you can find linked below. Whether you make a one-time donation or sign up to become a recurring donor, your support is vital and appreciated.

You can also support our work by picking up some gear at our merch store. Unicorn Riot is audience-supported and with your merchandise purchase, a portion of the cost is directly donated to our organization to help us operate. You can spread Unicorn Riot cheer with a fresh hoodie, longsleeve tee, mug, or whatever your heart desires — all while also helping to sustain our ad-free independent nonprofit media organization.

Looking Back at 2023

In 2023, Unicorn Riot saw another impactful year of media-making with a notable rise in viewers across our various platforms and website. This growth affirms our commitment to expanding our mission of spotlighting and contextualizing issues across the globe.

Thanks to your support this year, we’ve been able to grow our network of international contributors, spanning from Palestine to Zimbabwe to Cambodia, Brazil, and Europe while collaborating with new contractors to fill essential roles. As our organization expands, we are working towards meeting our evolving needs and expanding our presence in local, national and international spaces.

Some highlights from this year include:

Our top five most viewed articles of the year were:

  1. ‘Like the Doors of Hell Were Open’: East Palestine Train Disaster Casts Toxic Cloud Over Future of OH/PA Region
  2. FBI Bookstore Spying in Chicago Eyes Abortion Rights, Cop City, Anti-Development Activists
  3. Pro-Palestine Protest Attacked in Minneapolis
  4. Helicopter Footage From Mass Arrest Reveals State Trooper Surveillance Capabilities, Tactics, and Communications
  5. Protester Shot and Killed by Officers During Raid on Atlanta Forest

As we plan for 2024 and beyond, your monetary support is crucial. We’re currently still locked into an extensive court battle over press freedoms with Energy Transfer, the multinational energy corporation behind the Dakota Access Pipeline. After years of fighting against their efforts to compel us to turn over documents from our reporting on the 2016 protests against the pipeline, we’ve been forced to spend $50,000 in legal fees. We need your help!

There are several ways to support our work:

Thank you for being a part of our amazing community and we really appreciate your donations. We hope you continue to support our work!

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