Quarterly Fundraiser Day Two: $1500 Still Needed to Fund my Guantánamo Work


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It’s Day Two of my quarterly fundraising appeal, in which I ask my readers and supporters — who made over 300,000 page visits to this site last month, and who have made it a regular feature in Technorati’s Top 100 World Politics Blogs — to support my research and writing on Guantánamo and related topics — as well as the revolutionary movements in the Middle East, and the parlous state of Tory-led politics in the UK.

Since the appeal began, ten friends have kindly donated $500 — a quarter of my aim — leaving $1500 still to raise. Yesterday evening, a friend in London, who I haven’t seen for far too long, actually cycled over to my house, after reading my initial fundraising request on Facebook, to give me £50 ($80), which was a wonderful gesture of solidarity.

I believe that other supporters are sending donations by mail, and if you would also like help me to continue my unique work on Guantánamo, which, in the last few months, has been acknowledged through my work as a media partner with WikiLeaks, please click on the “Donate” button above to make a payment via PayPal. As I explained yesterday, all contributions are welcome, whether it’s $25, $100 or $500.

Readers can pay via PayPal from anywhere in the world, but if you’re in the UK and want to help without using PayPal, you can send me a cheque (address here — scroll down to the bottom of the page), and if you’re not a PayPal user and want to send a check from the US (or from anywhere else in the world, for that matter), please feel free to do so, but bear in mind that I have to pay a $10/£6.50 processing fee on every transaction. Securely packaged cash is also an option!

As I also explained yesterday, being a freelance investigative journalist is a precarious existence, and although I have some regular support, one of my key sources of income is about to come to an end, leaving me in a rather more precarious position than I have been in for the last year. I continue to write and publish original articles and relevant cross-posts with commentary on a daily basis, but although some of this work is paid for, much of it is not — and a recent example of that is my recent update to my four-part definitive Guantánamo prisoner list (intro here, plus Parts One, Two, Three and Four), which provides an unparalleled resource for the stories of almost all the prisoners held at Guantánamo since that vile aberration opened on January 11, 2002.

My thanks again for your continued support. It really is very much appreciated, and without you my efforts would be in vain. The struggle to close Guantánamo is more difficult than ever, with President Obama’s failures, the cowardice of his own party, the unprincipled fearmongering of Republicans, the cowardice of the Supreme Court, the raving paranoia of appeals court judges, and the general indifference of the mainstream media, but It can be achieved, and history will, I believe, remember those who made a stand against the dangerously corrosive form of injustice that has largely prevailed over the last ten years.

Andy Worthington
June 7, 2011

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, Twitter, Digg and YouTube). Also see my definitive Guantánamo prisoner list, updated in June 2011, details about the new documentary film, “Outside the Law: Stories from Guantánamo” (co-directed by Polly Nash and Andy Worthington, on tour in the UK throughout 2011, and available on DVD here — or here for the US), my definitive Guantánamo habeas list and the chronological list of all my articles.

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  1. Andy Worthington says...

    On Facebook, Gregory Beals wrote:


  2. Andy Worthington says...

    Thanks for Digging, Gregory. Good to hear from you.

  3. Andy Worthington says...

    George Kenneth Berger wrote:

    Dugg and shared this. I shall donate in several minutes.

  4. Andy Worthington says...

    George Kenneth Berger wrote:

    I just sent you some money, via Pay Pal, Andy.

  5. Andy Worthington says...

    Monique D’hooghe wrote:

    can’t contribute financially but will digg and share… yay for all the people chipping in!

  6. Andy Worthington says...

    Thank you, George. That’s very kind. And Monique, thanks also for your good wishes. I’m now up to $600 in donations, so there’s still life in this fundraising appeal!

  7. Andy Worthington says...

    Monique D’hooghe wrote:

    good to hear, i sure hope you hit the target to keep up the good work… i so appreciate all the research you do to bring an informed view to the table…

  8. Andy Worthington says...

    Thanks, Monique. I’m now up to $900, after some excellent support today. Would love to wake up tomorrow and find that I’ve hit $1000!

  9. Andy Worthington says...

    Monique D’hooghe wrote:

    ‎:o) YAY…

  10. Andy Worthington says...

    I’m with you, Monique!

  11. Andy Worthington says...

    Monique D’hooghe wrote:

    shared again with a call to donate to reward excellence :o) … hope that helps, don’t know how well off my friends are…

  12. Andy Worthington says...

    Thanks again, Monique. It’s very kind of you.

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