Andy Worthington Archived by the British Library’s UK Web Archive

31.1.11

I’m delighted to report that my website Andy Worthington has been chosen by the British Library as part of its UK Web Archive.

As the curators explain:

The UK Web Archive contains websites that publish research, that reflect the diversity of lives, interests and activities throughout the UK, and demonstrate web innovation … There are millions of UK websites. They are constantly changing and even disappearing. Often they contain information that is only available online. Responding to the challenge of a potential “digital black hole”, the UK Web Archive is there to safeguard as many of these websites as practical. Its purpose is to collect, preserve and give permanent access to key UK websites for future generations … The archive is free to view, accessed directly from the Web itself and, since archiving began in 2004, has collected thousands of websites.

I regard this is a great honour, and a recognition of my work, and those interested in accessing the archive of my site (which was archived on January 12, and will be updated at regular intervals) can do so here. The page indexing the site is here, and see here for a BBC article about the UK Web Archive.

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) and of two other books: Stonehenge: Celebration and Subversion and The Battle of the Beanfield. To receive new articles in your inbox, please subscribe to my RSS feed (and I can also be found on Facebook and Twitter). Also see my definitive Guantánamo prisoner list, updated in July 2010, details about the new documentary film, “Outside the Law: Stories from Guantánamo” (co-directed by Polly Nash and Andy Worthington, and available on DVD here), my definitive Guantánamo habeas list and the chronological list of all my articles, and, if you appreciate my work, feel free to make a donation.

37 Responses

  1. Peter says...

    Congratulations Andy, and much deserved too. Your relentless pursuit of justice and truth is inspiring, thanks for your work!

  2. Andy Worthington says...

    And thank you, Peter!

  3. Andy Worthington says...

    On Facebook, Zahara Ali wrote:

    Wow!!! Congratulations Andy :)

  4. Andy Worthington says...

    Felicity Arbuthnot wrote:

    Congratulations, terrific — and deserved acknowledgement.

  5. Andy Worthington says...

    Lila Mines wrote:

    yes congratulations Andy

  6. Andy Worthington says...

    Maggie Hansen wrote:

    Huge congratulations there Andy!

  7. Andy Worthington says...

    Ruth Gilburt wrote:

    fantastic, Andy — just as it should be! x

  8. Andy Worthington says...

    Kunle Balogun wrote:

    it is as a result of hardwork so keep it up

  9. Andy Worthington says...

    Jaq White wrote:

    what an honour! Your work and dedication is getting the official recognition it deserves! x

  10. Andy Worthington says...

    Diana Molinari wrote:

    you deserve it and more! Thank you for your good work! Have a great week, peace and love!

  11. Andy Worthington says...

    George Kenneth Berger wrote:

    Keep up the good work. Your persistence and knowledge are admirable.

  12. Andy Worthington says...

    Amir Khan wrote:

    Congratulations for such an accomplishment Andy!
    I always look forward to your reading your great work.

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  14. Andy Worthington says...

    Patrick Warren wrote:

    Congratulations

  15. Andy Worthington says...

    Tashi Farmilo-Marouf Artist wrote:

    Fantastic :) I am praying for more goodness to come your way :)

  16. Andy Worthington says...

    Thank you, everyone. I appreciate the support!

  17. Andy Worthington says...

    Amir Khan wrote:

    We appreciate your hard work and dedication for truth and justice!

  18. Andy Worthington says...

    Ann Alexander wrote:

    I remember, on reading one of your articles years ago, I felt compelled to contact you. You wrote on a subject I knew well and you wrote with totally accuracy. I could find no mistakes at all. You have never let us down. You are a brilliant historian, Andy and now we can be assured that future generations are as well informed. It is such a great honour and well deserved, Andy. Congratulations.

  19. Andy Worthington says...

    Willy Bach wrote:

    Andy, thanks, well deserved, but it also puts on the public record the black stain of undeniable guilt, so that quisling historians will find it harder to paint a glorious picture of the various governments who carried out these criminal acts.

  20. Andy Worthington says...

    Robin Laurain wrote:

    Good work.

  21. Andy Worthington says...

    Sue Thompson wrote:

    Congratulations Andy!!!!

  22. Andy Worthington says...

    Allison Lee-Clay wrote:

    We’re so proud for you, Andy!

  23. Andy Worthington says...

    Mara Ahmed wrote:

    andy, u totally rock my friend!

  24. Andy Worthington says...

    Christine Casner wrote:

    Congratulations, Andy!!!! Oh, I am so proud to call you “friend”!!! You ROCK!!!! LOL ♥

  25. Andy Worthington says...

    Bill Fisher wrote:

    Andy, more than any other person I can think of, you deserve this honor. You earned it the hard way. One story at a time. You’re a great model for the rest of us.

  26. Andy Worthington says...

    Fatima Naeem Khan wrote:

    Congrats dear, i am so happy for u :)))

  27. Andy Worthington says...

    Ahmad Belal wrote:

    Congratzzz

  28. Andy Worthington says...

    James Phifer wrote:

    Congratulations on a great achievement

  29. Andy Worthington says...

    Faisal Adams wrote:

    Congratulations my dear brother may Allah(swt) continue to bless u and bless us all Amien Thumma Amien

  30. Andy Worthington says...

    MaryAnn Thomas wrote:

    Way to go Andy !

  31. Andy Worthington says...

    Loubna Haikal wrote:

    congratulations Andy. It just shows, you can detain people forever, but not the truth.

  32. Andy Worthington says...

    Michael S. Kearns wrote:

    Brilliant!

  33. Andy Worthington says...

    WOW! Thanks, everyone, for such supportive words. This is my first chance to get onto the Internet for around 10 hours, and I’m blown away!
    I’m in the beautiful city of Krakow with Moazzam Begg and my friend Anna Minkiewicz who has organized the tour of “Outside the Law: Stories from Guantanamo” that begins tomorrow in Warsaw, and was out of touch until now getting from London to Stansted, coping with Ryanair, and then going for dinner in a lovely little restaurant with Moazzam and Anna and discussing Afghanistan, Africa, Guantanamo … It will be a fascinating trip, and I hope to be able to report along the way!

  34. Andy Worthington says...

    Roland Jesperson wrote:

    Yes Andy, I think that constitutes a very high honour … wow! ConGratuLations, sir! (At this rate, we’ll all be addressing you as ‘Sir Andy,’ like ‘Sir Paul.’ Lord knows, no pun intended, you deserve it as much as anyone … very sincere congratulations to you Andy.)

  35. Andy Worthington says...

    Thanks, Roland!

  36. Andy Worthington says...

    Hasina Anwar wrote:

    Fantastic news!!!

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