Quarterly Fundraiser Day 5: Still Seeking $1200 to Fund My Work on Guantánamo

9.3.12

Please support my work!

Thanks to the generosity of 16 friends and supporters, I have raised $800 to help support my research and writing about Guantánamo and related issues over the next three months, and I’m enormously grateful for the support.

However, as the week comes to an end, I’m putting out a final appeal for financial assistance, in the hope of raising another $1200. The total I’m seeking — $2000 — works out at $150 a week for the next three months, which is not a huge amount, but sufficient to allow me the freedom to research and write freely about topics that need covering — mainly relating to Guantánamo and the “war on terror,” including further articles in my series, “The Complete Guantánamo Files,” but also on other themes, including the ideologically-driven “age of austerity” in the UK, the European economic crisis, revolutionary movements in the Middle East, and the future of the Occupy movement.

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!

Thanks again for your interest in, and support of my work. Everything I do means nothing without you, and I’m truly grateful for your support of my work, and the model of reader-funded journalism that I’ve been trying to demonstrate as a viable way of working since I first began to ask for your financial support nearly three years ago.

This will be my last appeal until June, so thank you once more, and if you want to do more right now, please sign up to the new “Close Guantánamo” campaign, for which I’m a member of the steering committee, and, if you’re in the UK, please sign and promote the e-petition to secure the release from Guantánamo of Shaker Aamer, the last British resident in the prison.

Andy Worthington
London
March 9, 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.”

4 Responses

  1. Andy Worthington says...

    Thanks to two more friends and supporters — nearly at $900. All contributions still welcome!

  2. Andy Worthington says...

    And another donation last night has taken the total to over $900. Thank you.

  3. Andy Worthington says...

    Another friend has made a donation, making 20 in total. I am grateful for your support. Another $50 and I’ll be up to $1000.

  4. Andy Worthington says...

    ‎$968 in total. Thank you to the 21 friends who donated. I will be willingly receiving further donations between now and my next appeal in June, if anyone is interested.

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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 (The State of London).
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