2011 has been a tumultuous, momentous year, and 2012 promises to be even more so. For the last 12 months, the Workers International League and Socialist Appeal magazine have been participating in and reporting on all the most significant U.S. and international events. But we need to do more. The need for clear Marxist analysis and methods has never been greater.

So far in the final quarter of the year we have raised $394 toward our goal of $2,400—that’s $2,000 more we need to raise in the next few weeks. In 2012 we aim to hire another full time revolutionary to help us expand the political work we are doing. Your donation can help us achieve this. Needless to say, we have no rich backers! We depend entirely on donations from our members, readers, and sympathizers: the donations of ordinary workers and young people who are being hammered by the capitalist crisis and understand the need for a revolutionary way out.

Several branches of the WIL are planning Christmas party fundraisers. Others are raising their membership dues. We know that times are tough, and perhaps you can’t make a donation at this time. But there are many other ways you can help us reach our targets this holiday season and at the same time help spread the ideas of Marxism. For example, why not take out a Socialist Appeal subscription for a co-worker, friend, or family member? Why not buy yourself or a friend a book or other gift from www.MarxistBooks.com? Or better yet, why not contact us about becoming a dues-paying sympathizer or member of the WIL?