Dear friends and supporters,
It’s the third day of my quarterly fundraiser, in which I ask you, if you can, to support my work on Guantánamo and related issues as a freelance investigative journalist. If you can help out at all, please click on the “Donate” button above to donate via PayPal.
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.
Although I 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. A donation of $25 (£15) is just $2 (or £1) a week for the next three months, which, I hope, isn’t too much to ask to help me to continue to write the five articles I publish on average every week.
You can donate via PayPal from anywhere in the world (click on the “Donate” button 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!
My work on Guantánamo, torture and other crimes of the “war on terror” involves me working as a researcher, writer, public speaker and activist, and I promise, with your support, to keep working on all these fronts as much as possible, to keep educating people, and to keep exerting as much pressure as possible on the Obama administration and on Congress to release cleared prisoners from Guantánamo (82 of the remaining 162 prisoners), to deliver justice to the other 80 prisoners, and, finally, to close the prison, as President Obama promised when he first took office in 2009. Every day Guantánamo remains open it corrodes America’s ability to regard itself as a nation that believes in the rule of law, and in fairness and justice.
With thanks, as always, for your support,
December 11, 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).
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On Facebook, Neil Mckenna wrote:
Donation made, Andy.
Natashja de Wolf wrote:
will make when I can go “home” and donate with some semblance of “secure” arrrrr!
Thank you, Neil and Natashja, for your generosity. It is very much appreciated.
Nine friends and supporters have now donated over $600, and I am immensely grateful for their support. My next interim target is $1000. Can you help me get there? That works out at just $80 a week for the next three months, but it’ll help me stay afloat. Thanks.
George Kenneth Berger wrote:
Just donated, Andy.
Your message just popped up now, George. Thank you so much. I greatly appreciate your support.
Thank you, Dejanka. I very much appreciate your support!
Dejanka Bryant wrote:
I’m hoping you can work yourself out of this job, Andy, but until then, know that your contribution to keeping these men ‘alive’ out beyond the cages of Guantanamo is as real and important as ‘work’ gets. I respect your integrity and equanimity in the the telling of brutal truths again….. and then, again.
Thank you very much, Kai. Your support and your understanding of what I’m doing is very much appreciated. Sadly, we’re still obviously a long way off the day that all of this work is no longer needed.
Diana Murtaugh Coleman wrote:
Andy’s work on Guantanamo (and related human rights issues) is invaluable. And he’s an independent investigative journalist, so a collective of many small donors makes his work possible. Please consider making a contribution to support his fine (and prolific) writing.
Thanks, Diana, for your kind words and your support. And thanks also to the 15 other friends and supporters who have donated to keep me working for the next three months. It’s very much appreciated.
It’s now Day 4 of my quarterly fundraiser, and I’d like to thank the 22 friends and supporters who, so far, have generously donated to keep me working as a freelance investigative journalist and commentator. I am immensely grateful for your support.
Debra Sweet wrote:
Everyone who can, please help support Andy Worthington who has worked tirelessly since 2006 to tell the truth hidden away about Guantanamo.
Thanks, Debra. Your support means a lot to me, as you know, because you have been working with me to get the word out about Guantanamo for over four years now, since our first tour together in November 2009. I was just revisiting the articles I wrote from that time: http://www.andyworthington.co.uk/2009/11/07/bringing-guantanamo-to-new-york/
How horrible to think that, since that time – before I got ill, before I gave up smoking, while my son was just nine years old – there has been so little progress on Guantanamo. I look forward to fighting the good fight with you again in January!
Debra Sweet wrote:
The only thing more horrible than doing this again would be if the prisoners and other supporters, and we ourselves, give up! See you in less than one month ~~
Fortunately, Debra, we know we can’t give up! And we have truth, justice and the light on our side!
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.
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