Raging Chicken Media is creating Independent Journalism
18

patrons

$214
per month
Raging Chicken, is a Pennsylvania-based left/progressive media site devoted to covering and helping build on-the-ground activism and communities of resistance. Our media work includes our main website, Raging Chicken Press; our social media pages; and Raging Chicken Radio - our series of podcasts launched in 2016

Our Background

Raging Chicken Press was founded in April 2011 by Kevin Mahoney on the heels of nation-wide attacks on working people, public education, women, and organized labor. After being swept into office with the Tea Party in 2010, the right-wing, Koch brothers-backed Governor of Wisconsin began an attack on workers’ right to collectively bargain. That attack quickly spread to Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, Idaho, Florida, New Jersey, New York, and in our home state of Pennsylvania. What initially appeared to be the work of a “rogue” governor in Wisconsin, showed itself to be a coordinated, and well-funded effort by a new breed of Republicans and their corporate backers.

The right-wing in this country has been extremely successful at building an entire intellectual and political base over the past 40 years. They have invested in journalists, academic departments, think tanks, media networks, and grass roots institutions. From the beginning they knew that in order to win, they needed to invest for the long-haul. And they did. And now they are winning.

Progressives, liberals, and the Left more broadly has not invested in our own intellectual and political infrastructure. We are out spent, out organized, and our voices are often drowned out by the wall-to-wall media dominance by the right-wing and corporate media. At Raging Chicken Press, we decided to take up the call from Independent Media activists at the dawn of the 21st century who urged: "Don't Hate the Media, Become the Media." So, we are in this for the long haul. We actively pursue connections with other progessive media sites and journalists in the state to help build that progressive media network that we so badly need.

We Are Building a Sustainable, Progressive Media Network

Raging Chicken Press publishes articles, analyses, reports, photos, videos, comics, reviews, and calls-to-action that engage, support, and help build progressive, activist social movements. We are have local and regional roots and we believe that a good place to begin fighting back, is right in our own back yard.

Beginning in November 2016, we began paying a small group of regular contributors a small stipend of $50/month. Our goal is to build a strong cadre of pull-no-punches journalists and writers by investing in them. Up until November , all of us who wrote for Raging Chicken Press did so on a volunteer, extracurricular basis. Our members are our primary source of funding our server space, upgrading equiptment, and covering the cost of investigations and reporting. In order to build a sustainable, progressive media network, we cannot rely upon volunteers. We need to be able to pay our writers and contributors and help train the next generation of progressive, media activists.

We can't do this without you. From the beginning, we have been rooted in the progressive, activist community. We don't have billionaire backers and we don't want to have to rely upon corporate advertising to fund what we do. We want to be responsive to you...fellow activists, public intellectuals, and progressives of all stripes. Help us build this movement. Become and member today!
Tiers
On Board
$5 or more per month 9 patrons
Yup, you are into helping build a progressive, activist media network in PA and beyond! It's our most popular membership level.


You'll get an official Raging Chicken thank you card with a small sticker and a mention on the podcast. 

Street Fighter
$10 or more per month 7 patrons
You're the kind of person who will always have your friends' back. All for one...


Welcome 2018 New Member Special!


You'll get:

  • a mention on the Raging Chicken Radio podcast
  • an official Raging Chicken thank you card with a personal thank you note from our editor
  • an oval Raging Chicken Press sticker that you can display proudly and spread the word!
  • PLUS: Raging Chicken Press pin - made in the basement of Kevin Mahoney's home (with the help of his kids).
  •  PLUS: Access to live Google Hangouts with Raging Chicken writers, guests, and the editor (if we can actually coordinate our schedules!).  


Organizer
$15 or more per month 2 patrons
It's not just about today. It's about the long haul. You know that making change is not about instant gratification. It's about an investment in the future. 


You'll get:

  • a mention on the Raging Chicken Radio podcast
  • an official Raging Chicken thank you card with a personal thank you note from our editor
  • an oval Raging Chicken Press sticker that you can display proudly and spread the word!
  • Raging Chicken Press pin - made in the basement of Kevin Mahoney's home (with the help of his kids). 
  • Access to live Google Hangouts with Raging Chicken writers, guests, and the editor. 

PLUS: a choice of one of Raging Chicken's featured reads. Our current feature reads are: No Is Not Enough, by Naomi Klein; Necessary Trouble, by Sarah Jaffe; The Future We Want, edited by Sarah Leonard and Bhaskar Sunkara; and, This is an Uprising, by Mark and Paul Engler.

Class Warrior
$25 or more per month 1 patron
Not afraid to wear the colors and answer the question, "which side are you on?"


You'll get:

  • a mention on the Raging Chicken Radio podcast
  • an official Raging Chicken thank you card with a personal thank you note from our editor
  • an oval Raging Chicken Press sticker that you can display proudly and spread the word!
  • Raging Chicken Press pin - made in the basement of Kevin Mahoney's home (with the help of his kids). 
  • access to live Google Hangouts with Raging Chicken writers, guests, and the editor.


PLUS: An official Raging Chicken T-shirt in all of its red and black glory. 

Hero/Heroine for the Cause
$50 or more per month 3 patrons
You lead by example and are always there to help support the work that sustains us all. 


You'll get:

  • a mention on the Raging Chicken Radio podcast
  • an official Raging Chicken thank you card with a personal thank you note from our editor
  • an oval Raging Chicken Press sticker that you can display proudly and spread the word!
  • a Raging Chicken Press pin!
  • access to live Google Hangouts with Raging Chicken writers, guests, and the editor.
  • an official Raging Chicken T-shirt in all of its red and black glory.
  • PLUS: we will welcome you as a guest on Raging Chicken Radio to talk about an issue of action of your choice! Don't like being on the radio? No problem, you choose who comes on in your place.
Patron of the Arts of Resistance
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
You've paid your dues, you've worked hard, and you've made a decent living for yourself. But, you are not about pulling up the ladder after yourself. You haven't forgotten where you come from. You pay it forward. 


You'll get:

  • a mention on the Raging Chicken Radio podcast
  • an official Raging Chicken thank you card with a personal thank you note from our editor
  • an oval Raging Chicken Press sticker that you can display proudly and spread the word!
  • a Union-made Raging Chicken Press pin!
  • access to live Google Hangouts with Raging Chicken writers, guests, and the editor.
  • an official Raging Chicken T-shirt in all of its red and black glory.
  • we will welcome you as a guest on Raging Chicken Radio to talk about an issue of action of your choice! Don't like being on the radio? No problem, you choose who comes on in your place. 
  • PLUS: You will be invited to and honored at our annual Raging Chicken Press bash! Now THIS is the kind of Hall of Fame that's worth getting into!
Guardian Angel
$250 or more per month 0 patrons
We have no idea where you came from. All we know is that we're crying tears of joy. 

You'll get everything above. And...we'll just have to figure out something absolutely amazing because we are in awe of you.

Goals
$214 of $350 per month

Boost base payment for writers from $50 to $75/month

At $350/month we’ll be able to make the next big boost to support our writers. We will be able to boost our base payments to writers from $50 to $75/month. We believe the best way to build progressive media is to invest in the writers who drive Raging Chicken. There is no better or more direct way ensure that you - a member of the progressive community - is supporting the media we need. Support writers who pull no punches; who cover our movements; and, who counter the spineless corporate media.
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Raging Chicken, is a Pennsylvania-based left/progressive media site devoted to covering and helping build on-the-ground activism and communities of resistance. Our media work includes our main website, Raging Chicken Press; our social media pages; and Raging Chicken Radio - our series of podcasts launched in 2016

Our Background

Raging Chicken Press was founded in April 2011 by Kevin Mahoney on the heels of nation-wide attacks on working people, public education, women, and organized labor. After being swept into office with the Tea Party in 2010, the right-wing, Koch brothers-backed Governor of Wisconsin began an attack on workers’ right to collectively bargain. That attack quickly spread to Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Illinois, Idaho, Florida, New Jersey, New York, and in our home state of Pennsylvania. What initially appeared to be the work of a “rogue” governor in Wisconsin, showed itself to be a coordinated, and well-funded effort by a new breed of Republicans and their corporate backers.

The right-wing in this country has been extremely successful at building an entire intellectual and political base over the past 40 years. They have invested in journalists, academic departments, think tanks, media networks, and grass roots institutions. From the beginning they knew that in order to win, they needed to invest for the long-haul. And they did. And now they are winning.

Progressives, liberals, and the Left more broadly has not invested in our own intellectual and political infrastructure. We are out spent, out organized, and our voices are often drowned out by the wall-to-wall media dominance by the right-wing and corporate media. At Raging Chicken Press, we decided to take up the call from Independent Media activists at the dawn of the 21st century who urged: "Don't Hate the Media, Become the Media." So, we are in this for the long haul. We actively pursue connections with other progessive media sites and journalists in the state to help build that progressive media network that we so badly need.

We Are Building a Sustainable, Progressive Media Network

Raging Chicken Press publishes articles, analyses, reports, photos, videos, comics, reviews, and calls-to-action that engage, support, and help build progressive, activist social movements. We are have local and regional roots and we believe that a good place to begin fighting back, is right in our own back yard.

Beginning in November 2016, we began paying a small group of regular contributors a small stipend of $50/month. Our goal is to build a strong cadre of pull-no-punches journalists and writers by investing in them. Up until November , all of us who wrote for Raging Chicken Press did so on a volunteer, extracurricular basis. Our members are our primary source of funding our server space, upgrading equiptment, and covering the cost of investigations and reporting. In order to build a sustainable, progressive media network, we cannot rely upon volunteers. We need to be able to pay our writers and contributors and help train the next generation of progressive, media activists.

We can't do this without you. From the beginning, we have been rooted in the progressive, activist community. We don't have billionaire backers and we don't want to have to rely upon corporate advertising to fund what we do. We want to be responsive to you...fellow activists, public intellectuals, and progressives of all stripes. Help us build this movement. Become and member today!

Recent posts by Raging Chicken Media

Tiers
On Board
$5 or more per month 9 patrons
Yup, you are into helping build a progressive, activist media network in PA and beyond! It's our most popular membership level.


You'll get an official Raging Chicken thank you card with a small sticker and a mention on the podcast. 

Street Fighter
$10 or more per month 7 patrons
You're the kind of person who will always have your friends' back. All for one...


Welcome 2018 New Member Special!


You'll get:

  • a mention on the Raging Chicken Radio podcast
  • an official Raging Chicken thank you card with a personal thank you note from our editor
  • an oval Raging Chicken Press sticker that you can display proudly and spread the word!
  • PLUS: Raging Chicken Press pin - made in the basement of Kevin Mahoney's home (with the help of his kids).
  •  PLUS: Access to live Google Hangouts with Raging Chicken writers, guests, and the editor (if we can actually coordinate our schedules!).  


Organizer
$15 or more per month 2 patrons
It's not just about today. It's about the long haul. You know that making change is not about instant gratification. It's about an investment in the future. 


You'll get:

  • a mention on the Raging Chicken Radio podcast
  • an official Raging Chicken thank you card with a personal thank you note from our editor
  • an oval Raging Chicken Press sticker that you can display proudly and spread the word!
  • Raging Chicken Press pin - made in the basement of Kevin Mahoney's home (with the help of his kids). 
  • Access to live Google Hangouts with Raging Chicken writers, guests, and the editor. 

PLUS: a choice of one of Raging Chicken's featured reads. Our current feature reads are: No Is Not Enough, by Naomi Klein; Necessary Trouble, by Sarah Jaffe; The Future We Want, edited by Sarah Leonard and Bhaskar Sunkara; and, This is an Uprising, by Mark and Paul Engler.

Class Warrior
$25 or more per month 1 patron
Not afraid to wear the colors and answer the question, "which side are you on?"


You'll get:

  • a mention on the Raging Chicken Radio podcast
  • an official Raging Chicken thank you card with a personal thank you note from our editor
  • an oval Raging Chicken Press sticker that you can display proudly and spread the word!
  • Raging Chicken Press pin - made in the basement of Kevin Mahoney's home (with the help of his kids). 
  • access to live Google Hangouts with Raging Chicken writers, guests, and the editor.


PLUS: An official Raging Chicken T-shirt in all of its red and black glory. 

Hero/Heroine for the Cause
$50 or more per month 3 patrons
You lead by example and are always there to help support the work that sustains us all. 


You'll get:

  • a mention on the Raging Chicken Radio podcast
  • an official Raging Chicken thank you card with a personal thank you note from our editor
  • an oval Raging Chicken Press sticker that you can display proudly and spread the word!
  • a Raging Chicken Press pin!
  • access to live Google Hangouts with Raging Chicken writers, guests, and the editor.
  • an official Raging Chicken T-shirt in all of its red and black glory.
  • PLUS: we will welcome you as a guest on Raging Chicken Radio to talk about an issue of action of your choice! Don't like being on the radio? No problem, you choose who comes on in your place.
Patron of the Arts of Resistance
$100 or more per month 0 patrons
You've paid your dues, you've worked hard, and you've made a decent living for yourself. But, you are not about pulling up the ladder after yourself. You haven't forgotten where you come from. You pay it forward. 


You'll get:

  • a mention on the Raging Chicken Radio podcast
  • an official Raging Chicken thank you card with a personal thank you note from our editor
  • an oval Raging Chicken Press sticker that you can display proudly and spread the word!
  • a Union-made Raging Chicken Press pin!
  • access to live Google Hangouts with Raging Chicken writers, guests, and the editor.
  • an official Raging Chicken T-shirt in all of its red and black glory.
  • we will welcome you as a guest on Raging Chicken Radio to talk about an issue of action of your choice! Don't like being on the radio? No problem, you choose who comes on in your place. 
  • PLUS: You will be invited to and honored at our annual Raging Chicken Press bash! Now THIS is the kind of Hall of Fame that's worth getting into!
Guardian Angel
$250 or more per month 0 patrons
We have no idea where you came from. All we know is that we're crying tears of joy. 

You'll get everything above. And...we'll just have to figure out something absolutely amazing because we are in awe of you.