Harrison, Will, HR, and many, many more... are creating The Shoestring
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The Shoestring is an independent web magazine covering culture and politics in Western Mass. We want to shine a critical light on the money, colonialism, and settler mentalities that continue to quietly turn the wheels of our local war economy while also giving support to the many rad and brave activists, artists, and citizens who strive to make a less fucked community.

We aim to create journalism that respects your intelligence and challenges power. That is why a couple of young people with (old, dying) laptops and not much of a future in for-profit journalism are starting The Shoestring. This new publication aims to create a different type of journalism than what currently exists in the area. Rather than respond to the news cycle, we aim to scrape beneath it and tell stories that are of, by, and for the people—stories that make enemies in high places.
The Shoestring is an independent web magazine covering culture and politics in Western Mass. We want to shine a critical light on the money, colonialism, and settler mentalities that continue to quietly turn the wheels of our local war economy while also giving support to the many rad and brave activists, artists, and citizens who strive to make a less fucked community.

We aim to create journalism that respects your intelligence and challenges power. That is why a couple of young people with (old, dying) laptops and not much of a future in for-profit journalism are starting The Shoestring. This new publication aims to create a different type of journalism than what currently exists in the area. Rather than respond to the news cycle, we aim to scrape beneath it and tell stories that are of, by, and for the people—stories that make enemies in high places.

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