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My Legal Defense Fund
And how to donate to it
A lot of readers have been asking how they can make a donation to help with the legal costs related to the absurd but very real prosecution I am currently facing in Germany. Here (below) are some ways to do that. I’ll update this post if and when any additional means of donating to my legal defense fund become available, but, for now, this is it.
To get things going, Catherine Austin Fitts has generously offered to match the first $500 in donations. Thank you, Catherine!
Bobby Kennedy, Jr. also wants to kick in (don’t tell anyone … he’s getting demonized enough), as does Matt Taibbi, and I’m extremely grateful.
I don’t know how costly this prosecution is going to end up. According to my lawyer, after my Kakfaesque trial, there will be an appeal, probably more than one. I plan to see this process through to the end. It will certainly go on for months, if not years.
Here’s my current rough estimate of legal costs:
Legal fees: €5,000 - €10,000 (that’s just a guess)
Court costs: €5,000 - €10,000 (another guess)
That estimate (or “guesstimate”) is based on a lengthy and ultimately unsuccessful battle in the German courts. Some people are telling me this could go all the way to the Bundesverfassungsgericht, i.e., Germany’s Supreme Court. We’ll see. Honestly, I’m still finding it hard to believe that all this is actually happening.
Of course, there’s a chance I could prevail, but, the way things are going, it seems pretty clear that the German authorities are determined to make an example of me, the rule of law be damned. My intention is to shine as much light as possible on their abuse of state power along the way, because my case is just one of numerous examples of the naked crackdown on dissent that is being conducted, not just here in Germany, but also in other countries throughout the West.
So, that’s why I’m setting up this legal defense fund.
I have been hesitant to do this, because … well, I have a problem asking for money. As in I don’t like to do it. But I have been deeply moved by all the readers who have been asking where they can send donations and otherwise expressing their support, more than I probably let on, as I generally try not to get too emotional in public.
Oh, and, one more thing, and then I’ll give you the information.
If you’re just getting by or struggling financially, please don’t send me your money. I run my Substack on a “free-or-paid” subscription basis because I know that many of my regular readers can’t afford a paid subscription, and I have faith that readers who can afford one will voluntarily pay for one. That model has been working well so far.
The same logic applies to this legal defense fund. If you can’t afford to donate, there are other ways to help out, spreading the word about my case and other cases like it, paying attention to and speaking out against the state and corporate censorship that is intensifying all over the world, recommending my Substack, books, etc.
If you can afford to donate, thank you! Here’s the information on how to do that …
Direct bank transfer:
IBAN: DE39 1007 0024 0111 9254 00
My PayPal. (I know, it’s PayPal. But there’s no Venmo in Europe.)
A paid subscription to my Substack (currently $5/month, and there’s a flexible amount option which allows you to pay as much as you like).
That’s it for now. If any other means of donating become available, I’ll update this post. Thank you so much for your support!
N.B. If the balance of my Legal Defense Fund somehow ends up exceeding my legal costs at the end of the day, the surplus will be reallocated to my “Get the Hell out of Germany” Fund.
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