Quarterly Fundraiser Day 5: The Future of My Guantánamo Work Is In Your Hands

21.9.12

Please support my work!

Hello, my friends, readers and supporters. For several years now, I have been asking you, every three months, for donations to support my work as an independent freelance journalist and researcher, specializing in Guantánamo and the “war on terror,” which I first began researching and writing about on a full-time basis six and a half years ago.

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. Clicking on the link above, 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!

In my six and a half years of working on Guantánamo, as well as writing a book and co-directing a documentary film, and making numerous appearances on TV and radio, I have written nearly 1,300 articles about Guantánamo, and have also embarked on a project to tell the stories of all the prisoners based on the classified military files released by WikiLeaks in April 2011, on which I worked as a media partner. In that project, I have so far analyzed and told the stories of over half the 779 prisoners held at Guantánamo throughout its long and wretched history, and have been able to demonstrate, in more detail than before, how untrustworthy are the government’s allegations against the majority of the men held.

Although some of this work has been and continues to be funded, I have always undertaken a considerable amount of work on an unpaid basis, and this has only been viable because of your support. When I began this fundraising week, I asked for $2500 to support my work for the next three months. That’s less than $200 a week, but although I can survive on less, I am still over $1900 short of that amount.

If you can help out at all, to join the 13 friends and supporters who have very generously donated nearly $600 to help me, then I may well be able to continue working as I do, and to keep writing regularly about Guantánamo, as well as continuing with “The Complete Guantánamo Files,” the project I mentioned above, which draws on the files released by WikiLeaks. If not, I will probably have to seek out other work. Perhaps it’s time to do so, but I continue to hope that my work is a valid demonstration of what an independent political website can be.

Over to you.

Andy Worthington
London
September 21, 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.

14 Responses

  1. Andy Worthington says...

    On Facebook, Monique D’hooghe wrote:

    shared

  2. Andy Worthington says...

    Neil Mckenna wrote:

    Sorry to hear that, Andy. Another ‘widow’s mite’ coming your way …

  3. Andy Worthington says...

    Lubna ‘Bonnie’ Karim wrote:

    Now you have a pair

  4. Andy Worthington says...

    Thanks for sharing, Monique, and thank you very much, Neil and Lubna, for the financial support. It’s very much appreciated.

  5. Andy Worthington says...

    Lubna ‘Bonnie’ Karim wrote:

    You’re welcome

  6. Andy Worthington says...

    Toia Tutta Jung wrote:

    Supporting your work is supporting a voice against the madness; and that´s priceless ;)

  7. Andy Worthington says...

    Toia Tutta Jung wrote:

    For other things, we have mastercard :D

  8. Andy Worthington says...

    Ha! Thanks, Toia.

  9. Andy Worthington says...

    Thanks to the 16 friends who have donated over $800 to support my work. That will definitely help to keep me writing and researching and campaigning, but the fundraising appeal continues this weekend, if you can help at all, and, of course, donations are welcome at any time.

  10. Andy Worthington says...

    Genifer Kaye wrote:

    It’s not just supporting you; it’s supporting everybody you are trying to help.

  11. Andy Worthington says...

    George Kenneth Berger wrote:

    I’ll donate in a few minutes, Andy. I was very busy with healthcare stuff last week.

  12. Andy Worthington says...

    Thanks, Genifer and George. I appreciate both comments – and I need to try and find some time this week for healthcare and disability issues, George.

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