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Saturday, August 27, 2005


Support the Belarusian cartoonists

Third Way, the Belarusian organisation whose members are being prosecuted for producing satirical cartoons about Lukashenka, have set up a web page where you can make a donation via PayPal.

Dear Friends,

The 3dWay.org’s team asks for your help because this is because of you that we exist!

We have no grants, nor wealthy sponsors. At the same time, we need to pay bills for growing website traffic, Internet access, cell phone communication with journalists and participants… Please review our initial budget at http://www.3dway.org/about_eng.php?artid=10 . This is only a portion of what is needed.

The Third Way urgently needs funds for:
— lawyers for those persecuted by KGB: Victor, Andrey, and Pavel,
— hosting 3dWay.org that became the number one political site in Belarus, as well as for mounting website traffic that grows every day,
— computers, because personal computers of some activists had been seized by KGB,
— Internet access for activists,
— cell phone communication for activists.

We understand that no one has «extra» money. But if even a half of tens of thousands of participants and readers of this website would dedicate $1, $2, $5, $10 from their monthly budgets, this site will go on! Value the services that are available on the website and that are useful for YOU — yourselves!

You may donate by credit of bank card with logo of VISA, MasterCard, AmEx, or Discover, by clicking on the "DONATE" button.

To make a contribution by a check, please send it to "Maidan Int" at the address:

104-G University Vlg,
Ames, IA 50010,

If you might have further questions about how you could support the Third Way now, please call us at +1 (312) 239-06-12, or email us at office@3-way.info.

The Third Way website is a real people’s initiative! Now your help is needed more than ever!


The group of popular financial support of 3dWay.org.

You don't need to be rich to provide real help. The budget linked to above shows that the organisation's annual expenses are only USD $311 (though doubtless more will be needed to fight their legal case). The Volodymyr Campaign has already contributed $90. We feel confident that readers of our site and of other pro-democracy blogs can make up the rest. This is a chance for us to show just how much of a difference the blogosphere can make. Please give what you can today!

Please note that the Third Way site has periodically been hacked or shut down by the Belarusian authorities. Don't worry, this won't endanger your card details - payments are made through PayPal, so card numbers aren't kept on the site. If the web site is down, you can still make donations to the snail-mail address given above. (The address belongs to Maidan International.)

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