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The Guardian is a UK national daily newspaper known for its liberal, left-wing stance, being pro-abortion on demand, anti-Bush and anti-American, pro-Obama and critical of Tony Blair's support for the war in Iraq. The Guardian has just celebrated the publishing of its 50,000th edition.

Originally known as the Manchester Guardian, since it was originally published there, it is owned by a charitable organisation, the Scott Trust.

Regardless of its political stance, the great strength of The Guardian is that it rarely (in comparison to most other common newspapers in the UK) publishes sensationalist articles, preferring a quieter more balanced (and researched) approach. This is achieved by The Guardian organising its contents into two groups: articles about the news and opinion pieces (editorials, blogs, letters, etc.). News articles tend to be factually researched and factually accurate and written from a centre-left point of view, whereas opinion pieces are individual submissions that can range from the mid-right of the political spectrum to the mid-left, depending on the view of the writer, although submissions from the mid-left outnumber the submissions from the mid-right, due to the stance The Guardian takes on many issues.

Given its openly left-wing stance, a blogger whose article appeared in The Guardian has stated that the new movie An American Carol is “propaganda masquerading as entertainment.” <ref>http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/filmblog/2008/oct/01/1 Does An American Carol signal the rise of the Hollywood right? Guardian, October 1, 2008</ref>

The Guardian also runs the largest internet forum of any British newspaper in the form of Guardian Unlimited Talk.

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The Guardian was a radical left, independent weekly newspaper published between 1948 and 1992 in New York City. The paper was founded by James Aronson, Cedric Belfrage and John T. McManus. It was originally named the National Guardian.

The National Guardian was cited as a Communist Party CPUSA and Soviet propaganda publication by HCUA in 1956, thusly:

“established by the American Labor Party in 1947 as a 'progressive' weekly * * *. Although it denies having any affiliation with the Communist Party USA (CPUSA), it has manifested itself from the beginning as a virtual official propaganda arm of Soviet Russia.” <ref>House Committee on Un-American Activities, Report, The National Committee to Secure Justice for the Rosenbergs and Morton Sobell, August 25, 1956, p. 12</ref> as listed in Guide to Subversive Organizations and Publications and Appendixes, House Document No. 398, House Committee on Un-American Activities, December 1, 1961, p. 193

Some of its earliest writers were directly linked to Soviet operations, including Cedric Belfrage<ref>The Venona Secrets: Exposing Soviet Espionage and America's Traitors, Herbert Romerstein and Eric Breindel, Regnery, 2000 pp. 249 & 302</ref> and <ref>Venona: Decoding Soviet Espionage in America, John Earl Haynes and Harvey Klehr, Yale University Press, 1999, pp. 109-111, “Cedric Belfrage: Betrayer of Two Nations”</ref>

The Guardian supporters and fundraising efforts sponsors

Source: Mailing dated March 2, 1979 from the Guardian asking for financial support for the newspaper. Signed by the following members of the Guardian Coordinating Committee:

The text of this fundraising appeal is as follows:

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Names of supporters of the Guardian and its appeal:

Source: The Guardian, April 13, 1983, p. 2, fundraising message

“We Interrupt This Newspaper to Bring You An Urgent Message”

  • $35,000 Matching Fund deadline: May 1
  • Contributions needed immediately for the Guardian to continue publication

Source:<ref>The Guardian, April 13, 1983, p. 2, fundraising message</ref>

“We Interrupt This Newspaper to Bring You An Urgent Message”

  • $35,000 Matching Fund deadline: May 1
  • Contributions needed immediately for the Guardian to continue publication

“35: 1948-1983” “Now, during its 35th anniversary year, join us in offering much-needed support to the Guardian - an essential voice committed to today's struggles for peace, liberation and social justice” - Banner over list of supporters as follows:

Organizations Supporting the Guardian Fundraising appeal:

Guardian Staff, Writers and Contributing Writers/Guardian Associates

In this section, lists of Guardian Staff, Writers, and Contributing Writers known as Guardian Associates will be listed from various issues covering over 20 years (roughly 1970-early 1990's). Some of these individuals will show up elsewhere in the media and in marxist/socialist/communist groups, fronts and causes.

“Guardian” issue of September 13, 1989:

[Some are members of the Guardian staff cooperative; others are members of the staff and elected coordinating committee]

Business Staff:

Production:

Guardian Associates:

“Guardian” issue of April 3, 1991, Vol. 43, No. 23: Letters to the Editor:

Writers/Contributing Writers of articles/columns, etc.: [Staff writers are not listed again]

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