There are many ways to contribute.
Many ways to contribute
Can you write a letter to a legislator?
If you are from a related disease, please join us.
How about sharing a blog post you like?
If you are a physician or other medical person, you can learn about The Pandemic and related diseases and recent research.
If you are a biomedical scientist then you can think about how these diseases relate to your field — or take a bold, early-adopter step into this one. We need you. Watch out for bogus cohorts, fallacies, and more.
Are you a celebrity? We can help you learn. Are you a student activist or community organizer? Become our friend and learn.
Know anything about law? You can help with freedom of information, forming a nonprofit, human rights law, pro bono to an edgy protester or journalist, or following legislation for dangers and opportunities.
How about public relations, journalism, or politics? Or helping make a documentary?
If you are a computer person you can set up online efforts, explain how to use downloading tools, how to use encryption, etc. Even an "I can't promise anything but I can do a few hours here and there" can help. Or graphic design or editing?
If you are a native speaker of another language, you can translate an article on this blog that you like; I will create a page for you and credit you. Or you can offer your translation services and if a really important document comes up anywhere on the web we can ask you if you can do it. Or you can translate something into English.
If you care about human rights, please join our cause. The first thing is to learn the facts you have been prevented from knowing.
If you want to preserve evidence including websites, you can and we will tell you how. If you want to do freedom of information requests, you can and it is critical.
If you are a potential whistleblower (anonymous or open) we need you. Please be careful, but don't give up. If you decide you want anonymity, do you know about the Tor Browser Bundle? If you have technical questions, don't give up; ask.
How about taking on a single important task, such as fundraising, stopping denialist classifications, or establishing an AIDS-buddy-style network? Some tasks are simple and some are the work of a lifetime.
Want to organize demonstrations? Be a grunt? Print email and send it to politicians? Transcribe? Be a general nuisance to denialists? Get in the faces of bigots (strategically)? Write letters to the editor or to journals? Analyze and report on scientific papers? Do investigative journalism? Record history? Comment online where ordinary people go? Set up Google Alerts to make it easy.
There will never be a waiting period. There will always be things to do. I have only scratched the surface in this haphazard list.
The first thing if you are going to do most of these things is to learn. Let us know you're interested.
If you let me know your background, I will try to put you in touch with the right person (by asking the person first) for whatever issue you're interested in. Please specify how you want to be known and what parts of what you tell me are OK to pass along.
If you have something that might be useful for this blog, please contact me.
Please be careful where you donate money because there are denialist organizations.
There are also astroturf and Stockholmer organizations.
I cannot emphasize that enough. In particular, the major organizations are denialist.
Keep watching this spot and suggest places to me in email to put here.
You can email me if you want to ask about the quality of an organization or anything else.