Every three months, I ask you, my friends, readers and supporters, to donate whatever you can to enable me to carry on working as a freelance investigative journalist, researching and writing about Guantánamo and the “war on terror,” as I have been doing for the last six and a half years. Although I receive some financial support from two backers, much of the work I do is unpaid, and it is only your generous support that enables me to continue.
All contributions to support my work 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!
Most recently, in relation to Guantánamo, I helped to tell the scandalous truth about how the Obama administration allowed a cleared prisoner to die at Guantánamo because it was political inconvenient to release him. 86 other men are in his position — cleared for release but still held — so it remains imperative that pressure is exerted to persuade President Obama to release all of these cleared prisoners before any more of them die in captivity.
My work also involves campaigning against the artificial age of austerity imposed by our leaders to divert attention away from the real criminals responsible for our ongoing economic crisis — the bankers and the politicians themselves — and to punish, instead, those who were not responsible — the poor, the young, the old, the ill, the unemployed and the disabled. Any contributions you make will enable me to carry on this work, and will also enable me to continue with the photographic project I have recently embarked on, in which I am cycling around London, recording the city that has been my home for the last 27 years at this time of great uncertainty, as, alarmingly, the gap between the rich and the poor continues to widen.
As ever, thank you for your interest in my work, regardless of whether or not you’re in a position to support me financially. Without you, my work means nothing. If you can support me, though, I’ll be grateful. Just $15 or £10 — a small amount for three months — will help, especially if just a fraction of the people who follow my work make a donation.
September 19, 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, Flickr (my photos) and YouTube. Also see my definitive Guantánamo prisoner list, updated in April 2012, “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,” and, if you appreciate my work, feel free to make a donation.
On Facebook, Dejanka Bryant wrote:
Dejanka Bryant wrote:
Not only about Guantanamo, your writing about the social justice is impressive too, Andy. All the best.
Thank you, Dejanka. That’s very generous, and I’m also very pleased about your support for my work on social justice.
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