Dear friends, readers and supporters:
Thanks to the generosity of four of my supporters, I have secured $200 of the $2500 I was hoping to raise to help to fund my ongoing work on Guantánamo and related issues over the next three months.
This is a great start, but I am still very much hoping to secure at least $2000 in total. It’s not a huge amount. Break it down, and it works out at around $150 a week for the next three months to support all the work that I do without any financial support whatsoever.
All contributions are welcome, whether it’s $25, $100 or $500 — or, of course, the equivalent in pounds sterling or any other currency. 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!
I know that times are hard, but much of the work I do is completely unfunded, and I rely on those who enjoy my work and find it useful to help out if at all possible. One of the great strengths of reader-funded journalism — which has arisen out of the opportunities offered by the Internet — is that it allows investigative journalists like myself to work independently, without editorial interference.
Crucially, I believe, reader-funded journalism also allows me to maintain an uninterrupted focus on my key topics — Guantánamo and the wider “war on terror” — which, for the most part, the mainstream media is unwilling or incapable of focusing on, with the kind of persistence that is necessary if Guantánamo is ever to close, and America’s dangerous obsession with its “war on terror” to be brought to an end.
Thank you for your support. My work would mean nothing without you, so please, if you can, help me to continue to educate, to inform, and to call for the closure of Guantánamo and accountability for those at the highest levels of the US government who have committed crimes.
March 7, 2012
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, “The Complete Guantánamo Files,” a 70-part, million-word series drawing on files released by WikiLeaks in April 2011, and details about the documentary film, “Outside the Law: Stories from Guantánamo” (co-directed by Polly Nash and Andy Worthington, and available on DVD here — or here for the US). Also see my definitive Guantánamo habeas list and the chronological list of all my articles, and please also consider joining the new “Close Guantánamo campaign.”
Thank you to the two supporters who have just donated to support my work. Please keep the donations coming. Any amount will help!
Another supporter has made a donation. That’s seven in total. More donations welcome — and thank you!
George Kenneth Berger wrote:
Make that eight, Andy.
Thank you, George. That’s very kind.
Keep it up Andy and I will defo let others know so that they can contribute too Insha’Allah! 😀 Your hard work will defo pay off.
Thank you, my friend!
Thanks also to two more friends and supporters who have helped out. Your donations are very much appreciated!
Writer, campaigner, investigative journalist and commentator. 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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