The last stand of an embattled minority has just ended. There was a fundraiser among the readers and supporters of il manifesto, the self-taxation of the new cooperative members, three auctions, two proposals for purchase and an application for funding to an ethical popular bank. These steps summarize how we acquired our newspaper. But behind each stage is the determination of a collective that has chosen this goal after the liquidation of the historic cooperative that for over 40 years had brought il manifesto to newsstands.
But there was nothing epic that winter three years ago. In addition to the bitterness over the failure of a political-journalistic experience, there was the firm decision not to stop the publications, to continue to move forward, keeping the doors of the newsroom open.
The Board of Directors had the task of collecting the funds necessary to purchase the newspaper, the domain and the archive. The subscription drive launched at the beginning of 2014 received a tremendous response from readers and supporters.