MoJo makes music

In which our heroes wage war on handguns.


As Congress threatens to repeal the assault weapons ban, Mother Jones ups its campaign against gun violence, releasing our first-ever compilation CD. In “You Are What You Shoot,” 12 Midwest rock bands–including Mekons, Seam, Freakwater, and The Charming Beggars–donated tracks to raise public consciousness about handgun violence. Proceeds will fund future MoJo coverage of violence issues and youth outreach by the Illinois Council Against Handgun Violence.

Chicago rocker WXRT is the media sponsor of the project, which will kick off with a May 14 benefit at Chicago’s Cabaret Metro. Do your part to help stop handgun mayhem–and get some great music–by sending $14 to “You Are What You Shoot,” Mother Jones, 731 Market St., Suite 600, San Francisco, CA 94103.

THANK YOU.

We recently wrapped up the crowdfunding campaign for our ambitious Mother Jones Corruption Project, and it was a smashing success. About 10,364 readers pitched in with donations averaging $45, and together they contributed about $467,374 toward our $500,000 goal.

That's amazing. We still have donations from letters we sent in the mail coming back to us, so we're on pace to hit—if not exceed—that goal. Thank you so much. We'll keep you posted here as the project ramps up, and you can join the hundreds of readers who have alerted us to corruption to dig into.

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