A Fundraising Appeal – Please Support My Work!

16.9.09

The Guantanamo Files

Please support my work!


Three months ago, I held a fundraising appeal for the first time to raise money to enable me to carry on investigating and writing about Guantánamo and other issues related to the Bush administration’s “War on Terror.” At the time, I promised that I would only put out a fundraising appeal every three months, but three months have now passed and, as a result, I’m asking those who appreciate my work to help me continue. US readers — or readers anywhere else in the world — can use the “Donate” button, which leads to a PayPal page, at the top of this post. If you’re in the UK and want to help, another option is to send me a cheque (address here — scroll down to the bottom of the page).

Regular readers will know that I have now been researching and writing about Guantánamo for four years, first through my book The Guantánamo Files, and, since May 2007, in the nearly 600 blog posts I have written about Guantánamo and related issues, most of which are original, full-length articles published here, or for a variety of other publications and websites.

Regular readers will also know that I have covered the stories of the released prisoners, the Military Commissions and the habeas corpus hearings in more detail than is available elsewhere (as well as reporting on Britain’s under-reported anti-terror laws), and also that I have regularly come up with exclusive stories.

When I put out my last appeal, I had, in the previous few months, put together a definitive Guantánamo prisoner list, reported exclusively on the death of the CIA’s most notorious “ghost prisoner,” Ibn al-Shaykh al-Libi, and had also recently published a unique report on hunger strikes and weight loss in Guantánamo. In the last few months I have endeavored to match this output, reporting exclusively on the “extraordinary rendition” and torture of Ibn al-Shaykh al-Libi and plans to transfer Tunisian prisoners in Guantánamo to an Italian jail, picking up on a recent story about Spanish Judge Galtasar Garzón’s continuing intention to prosecute Bush administration lawyers for implementing torture, conducting an interview with Col. Lawrence Wilkerson, Colin Powell’s former Chief of Staff, which has been attracting significant attention in the past week, and, on Monday, reporting exclusively on a story buried in a New York Times report about the Obama administration’s plans to introduce tribunals for prisoners held at Bagram airbase in Afghanistan. In the report, officials seemed to confirm, for the first time, that prisoners seized outside Afghanistan and Iraq were currently being “rendered” to Bagram, now that the CIA has closed its secret prisons. I also wrote a follow-up article here, asking if this was why the administration was so determined to prevent US courts from having access to foreign prisoners in Bagram).

It would be deceitful of me to claim that I do not receive any compensation for the work that I do. A number of organizations I write for help to support me financially, but the majority of the work that I do is unpaid, so any contribution will be gratefully received. As anyone who has been paying attention will realize, a considerable amount of work remains to be done to call Bush administration officials to account for their crimes, to roll back the lawlessness of the last eight years, and to maintain pressure on the Obama administration, and I hope to continue uncovering and reporting on aspects of these stories that need to be brought out into the light.

Thank you again for your time and support.

Andy Worthington is the author of The Guantánamo Files: The Stories of the 774 Detainees in America’s Illegal Prison (published by Pluto Press, distributed by Macmillan in the US, and available from Amazon — click on the following for the US and the UK). To receive new articles in your inbox, please subscribe to my RSS feed, and also see my definitive Guantánamo prisoner list, published in March 2009.

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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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