I am writing this post to raise both awareness (and SBD) for a fundraising campaign that's being coordinated by two steemit friends @deliberator & @lyndsaybowes. This campaign is being managed by @deliberator (Daz) and it's sole intent is to raise funds that will enable (his friend) independent journalist Tom Duggan to continue his invaluable work on the frontlines of the Syrian conflict. Equally Tom will also use the equipment to report from Yemen and other warzones, but before we go any further lets hear it from the man himself.
Like a cornered rat, as the eyes of the world begin to focus upon the progenitors of the carnage that is increasingly enveloping the middle east. As the financial system begins to crumble around our ears, the inevitable war drums begin to beat and I've seldom heard them beat louder. In a world that's blighted by lies and illusion I feel this is a valid and indeed important fundraiser. It's a fundraiser that will enable the platform to have direct contact with someone that is living and breathing a war that the vast majority are watching through their contrived and manipulated television screens.
Take A Step Back
So Lets briefly hear directly from Tom as to why he finds himself in Syria.
I came to Syria because of a woman, a woman I married. After two weeks I noticed that things on msm were not correct, only parts of the story were correct, and most were lies, or fabrication, so I decided to stay, why because I am stubborn, and I think the truth should be told, life is hard here over the last 5 years no electric no internet no water, but I think if Syrian people can do it so can an English man, my area I live is the most targeted area in Damascus, because there are 11 different types of religious groups, that live in harmony, many people have died outside my front door, so the war is never far away, its part of our lives on a daily basis, the most killed in my street was 19 people in a single day, due to a car bomb, when not filming I work as a medic and a teacher.
After this war is over my team want to travel to every war zone that is not being covered by msm and document the uncovered wars around the globe starting with Yemen, my team work for free, none paid as am I, we believe in the truth.
Live Reporting As USA Attacks Syria
Sadly in this day and age and especially on the internet, trust can be a rare commodity. Equally, many on steemit will already know @lyndsaybowes as a force of much good and from that perspective and although relatively new to the platform, with an ethos of transparency and conviction Daz @deliberator has really hit the ground running. As Daz is good friends with Tom, every part of this process will be transparent and indeed if we manage to secure the funds Tom will produce an on the ground thank you video that both uses and displays the equipment our steem has purchased.
Here is a video of Tom in the field
All SBD raised from this post will be given to @deliberator and used to help in the purchase of Tom's equipment. Any specific questions should be directed towards @deliberator as he is regular contact with our potential man on the ground, equally he will be adding regular updates to his blog.
Reporting From A Weapons Factory
In a world of smoke and mirrors and mass propaganda our ability to enable fellow truth seekers to report non scripted views from warzones that are a scourge upon humanity, should not be underestimated. Now more than ever we need to hear both sides of a story that with each passing day draws the world further and further towards the point of no return. This is our chance to make a difference and for the price of an upvote and/or a small donation it's a difference that's within each of our grasp.