Quarterly Fundraiser: Please Help Me Raise $2500 to Support My Work on Guantánamo and Social Justice

10.12.12

Please support my work!

Dear friends,

Times are hard, and I don’t want to make them any harder, but the time has come around again when I ask you, if you can, to help support my work as an independent investigative journalist, researcher and commentator. I put out an appeal every three months, and my last appeal was in September, when 22 friends and supporters provided over $1200 to help me continue my work.

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!

As an independent investigator and journalist, much of the work I do is unpaid, and it is often only your financial support that enables me to keep on writing about the prisoners at Guantánamo, whose stories I have been researching and writing about for nearly seven years. Although I would be lying if I said that it doesn’t get tiring pushing for the closure of Guantánamo after so long, especially in the face of so much indifference, the existence of the prison remains an affront to all notions of decency — with the 166 men still held facing indefinite detention, for the rest of their lives, unless significant steps are taken to increase pressure on Congress and the President to release them or to put them on trial.

Indefinite detention is shocking under any circumstances, but the horror of Guantánamo is compounded by the fact that, of the 166 men still held, 86 were cleared for release at least three years ago by an interagency Guantánamo Review Task Force, and yet they are still held. As we approach the 11th anniversary of the opening of Guantánamo, on January 11, 2013, I am sad to report that the need to campaign for the prison’s closure is as pressing as ever, but I promise not to give up, and I urge you also to continue pushing for an end to this hateful icon of America’s disregard for the law in the wake of the 9/11 attacks.

If you can donate to support my work, you will not only be helping me to continue campaigning for the closure of Guantánamo, and to continue reporting the stories of the men still held there, like Shaker Aamer, who has specifically asked me to write about him; you will also enable me to continue being an independent voice calling for compassion for the most vulnerable members of society in the UK, who are facing an unprecedented assault from the Tory-led government, and also to continue with my latest project, to photograph the whole of London by bike. This is a project that began back in May, which allows me to get fit, to explore the city that has been my home for the last 27 years, and also to explore a new form of expression, analyzing the state of London — politically and materially — through photos and accompanying text.

Whether you can support me financially or not, I thank you for your continued support of my work. Without your interest, it means nothing.

Andy Worthington
London
December 10, 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, Dejanka Bryant wrote:

    Of course, always, Andy.

  2. Andy Worthington says...

    Thank you, Dejanka. That’s very kind. Is there anyone else out there who wants to get the ball rolling? All donations will be very gratefully received.

  3. Andy Worthington says...

    Dejanka Bryant wrote:

    I will share your page with my friends, Andy.

  4. Andy Worthington says...

    Neil Mckenna wrote:

    Small donation made Andy. Will share link.

  5. Andy Worthington says...

    Thank you, Neil. That’s very kind of you. You have indeed got the ball rolling!

  6. Andy Worthington says...

    Waris Ali wrote:

    Donation made Andy, i’ll see if we can get the MDL (muslim defence league) page to post on this. Keep up the great work! :))

  7. Andy Worthington says...

    Thank you, Waris, and thanks also to the two other friends who have donated. All donations very gratefully received!

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