Dear friends and supporters,
Can you help to support my work on Guantánamo as a researcher, writer, public speaker and activist? Every three months, I ask you to make a donation to support my work. Please click on the link above if you can help out.
Without your support — and your support alone — I would not be able to undertake most of my work; and that means the majority of the 60-plus articles I’ve written and published since my last fundraiser in September, as well as the personal appearances, the TV and radio interviews, and the maintenance of this website and various social media sites associated with it.
All contributions are welcome, whether it’s $25, $100 or $500 — or, of course, the equivalent in pounds sterling or any other currency. You can also make a recurring payment on a monthly basis by ticking the box marked, “Make This Recurring (Monthly),” and if you are able to do so, it would be very much appreciated.
Readers can pay via PayPal from anywhere in the world (click on the link at the top of this article), 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). 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!
$25 (£15) is just $2 (or £1) a week for the next three months. I do hope that this isn’t too much to ask to help me to continue to write the five articles I publish on average every week. Although I do receive some support for my work on the “Close Guantánamo” campaign and website, most of what I do is unpaid — or, to be more accurate, is reader-supported.
So if you appreciate my work on Guantánamo and related issues — or my writing and campaigning and photography in the UK, against the Tory-led government’s cynical austerity program, and, in particular, in support of the NHS — please donate to keep me working.
The 162 men still held Guantánamo continue to need our support. Although the prison-wide hunger strike earlier this year woke up the mainstream media to the ongoing injustice of Guantánamo, and helped to lead to renewed pressure on President Obama to resume releasing prisoners, and to overcome obstacles raised by Congress, little progress has been made since the president delivered a major speech on national security issues in May.
I promise to keep pushing for the release of the 82 prisoners cleared for release in 2010 but still held, and for justice for the other 80 men, as well as calling for Guantánamo to be closed, and I will be visiting the US next month for protests and events around January 11, which, sadly, is the 12th anniversary of the prison’s opening. I also plan to update my definitive Guantánamo prisoner list, and to resume my analysis of the classified military files about the Guantánamo prisoners, released by WikiLeaks in 2011, and your donations will help me to make these projects happen.
With thanks, as always, for your support,
December 9, 2013
Andy Worthington is a freelance investigative journalist, activist, author, photographer and film-maker. He is the co-founder of the “Close Guantánamo” campaign, and 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. He is also the co-director (with Polly Nash) of the documentary film, “Outside the Law: Stories from Guantánamo” (available on DVD here — or here for the US).
To receive new articles in your inbox, please subscribe to Andy’s RSS feed — and he can also be found on Facebook (and here), Twitter, Flickr and YouTube. Also see the four-part definitive Guantánamo prisoner list, and “The Complete Guantánamo Files,” an ongoing, 70-part, million-word series drawing on files released by WikiLeaks in April 2011. Also see the definitive Guantánamo habeas list and the chronological list of all Andy’s articles.
Please also consider joining the “Close Guantánamo” campaign.
On Facebook, my friend Mo D’oh wrote:
here’s a journalist i admire…
if you want to see well researched article on such matters like guantanamo, consider donating to Andy Worthington
Thank you, Mo D’oh. I am delighted to be a journalist you admire!
Dejanka Bryant wrote:
Sure. Will do it in the morning, Andy. You really deserve it. X
Thank you, Dejanka. That’s very kind.
So far two supporters have donated $110. Can anyone else help?
George Kenneth Berger wrote:
I will donate as soon as I can. Too many side effects.
I’m sorry to hear that, George. I saw earlier that you had posted a link about how some GPs in the NHS are failing in referring possible cancer patients in the NHS, which you posted with some knowledgeable comments of your own: http://www.theguardian.com/society/2013/dec/07/cancer-referrals-not-quick-enough-report
Many thanks to the four friends and supporters who have donated so far! Apologies for posting this earlier than usual, but I’m going out soon, to speak at a Parliamentary meeting for Shaker Aamer, organised by the ever reliable John McDonnell MP (a champion of good causes, unlike almost all his fellow MPs), and featuring other speakers including Clive Stafford Smith.
Emily Bolton wrote:
I just paid for the truth to come out about GTMO via Andy. Your turn.
Thanks, Emily. Much appreciated!
Hanann Baghdadi wrote:
I couldn’t think of a more worthy cause to donate to than yours Andy Worthington,,, know your hard work and determination will end in victory soon.
Thank you, Hanann. That’s very kind.
I’m back from the Parliamentary meeting for Shaker Aamer, which was powerful and well attended, even though none of us could find the magic key to secure Shaker’s immediate release. I’ll be writing more about it soon.
In the meantime, two more friends have been so kind as to donate to keep me working! That makes six friends so far. Thanks to you all.
It’s day 3 of my quarterly fundraiser, my friends. I’ll be posting a more detailed appeal later, but in the meantime please continue donating if you want to support my work – any amount will be gratefully received.
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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