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Chief Defense Counsel of Guantánamo’s Military Commissions Calls Them a “Poisoned Chalice,” a Betrayal of the Constitution and the Law

27.9.16

I wrote the following article for the “Close Guantánamo” website, which I established in January 2012, on the 10th anniversary of the opening of Guantánamo, with the US attorney Tom Wilner. Please join us — just an email address is required to be counted amongst those opposed to the ongoing existence of Guantánamo, and to receive updates […]

Four “High-Value Detainees” Have Their Ongoing Imprisonment at Guantánamo Upheld by Periodic Review Boards

25.9.16

Please support my work! I’m currently trying to raise $2800 (£2100) to support my writing and campaigning on Guantánamo for the next three months. On September 8, as I reported here, Hassan bin Attash, a former child prisoner and the younger brother of a “high-value detainee,” became the 64th and last prisoner to have his […]

Andy Worthington: An Archive of Guantánamo Articles and Other Writing – Part 19, July to December 2015

23.9.16

Please support my work! I’m currently trying to raise $2800 (£2100) to support my writing and campaigning on Guantánamo for the next three months. This article is the 19th in an ongoing series of articles listing all my work in chronological order. It’s a project I began in January 2010, when I put together the […]

Former Child Prisoner at Guantánamo, Tortured in Jordan, Is the Last of 64 Men to Face a Periodic Review Board

20.9.16

Please support my work! I’m currently trying to raise $2800 (£2100) to support my writing and campaigning on Guantánamo for the next three months. On September 8, Guantánamo prisoner Hassan bin Attash, born in Saudi Arabia to Yemeni parents, who appears to have been just 17 years old when he was seized in a house raid […]

My Photos of the Refugees Welcome March in London, Sept. 17, 2016

18.9.16

See my photos on Flickr here – and, to show solidarity, join the more than 1.3m people who have signed the petition to the UN endorsing the UN Refugee Agency’s belief that all refugees deserve to live in safety. Yesterday (September 17), a “Refugees Welcome Here” march and rally took place in London, following up […]

PLEASE HELP! Quarterly Fundraiser Day 5 – Still Seeking $3000 (£2250) for My Guantánamo Work

16.9.16

Please support my work! Dear friends and supporters, Every three months I ask you, if you can, to make a donation to support my work on Guantánamo and related issues. As an independent researcher, commentator and campaigner, without any institutional backing, I cannot do what I do without your support; or, to put it another […]

Long-Term Hunger Striking Pakistani Seeks Release from Guantánamo Via Periodic Review Board

15.9.16

Please support my work! I’m currently trying to raise $3000 (£2250) to support my writing and campaigning on Guantánamo for the next three months. On September 1, Ahmed Rabbani (ISN 1461), a Pakistani prisoner at Guantánamo (also identified as Ahmad Rabbani, and known to the the US authorities as Mohammed Ahmed Ghulam Rabbani), became the […]

Quarterly Fundraiser Day 3: $3300 (£2400) Still Urgently Needed to Support My Guantánamo Work

14.9.16

Please support my work! Dear friends and supporters, For ten and a half years now, I’ve been writing about Guantánamo, and working to get the prison closed, as an independent journalist and human rights activist. I don’t have the support of a media organization, and I don’t receive any institutional funding, and as a result […]

Quarterly Fundraiser Day 1: Please Help Me Raise $3500 (£2600) to Support My Guantánamo Work

12.9.16

Please support my work! Dear friends and supporters, It’s that time of year again when I ask you, if you can, to help support my independent work on Guantánamo and related issues. I’m trying to raise $3500 (£2600) to cover the next three months, which doesn’t work out as a huge amount: £200 a week […]

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Andy Worthington

Investigative journalist, author, campaigner, commentator and public speaker. Recognized as an authority on Guantánamo and the “war on terror.” Co-founder, Close Guantánamo, co-director, We Stand With Shaker. Also, singer and songwriter (The Four Fathers) and photographer.
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