Quarterly Fundraiser Day 5: Still Seeking $1500 (£900) to Support My Work on Guantánamo, Torture and Shaker Aamer for the Next Three Months

12.12.14

Andy Worthington and Joanne MacInnes of We Stand With Shaker with music legend Roger Waters (ex-Pink Floyd) at the launch of the campaign outside the Houses of Parliament on November 24, 2014 (Photo: Stefano Massimo).

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Dear friends and supporters,

What a busy week it’s been — with major campaigning for the release of Shaker Aamer as part of the We Stand With Shaker campaign I launched two weeks ago, and the release of the executive summary of the Senate torture report, which has secured more condemnation of torture than I have ever seen before — even if Dick Cheney is still on the “dark side.”

It’s the end of my quarterly fundraising week, and this is my last request until February 2015 for financial support for my work on Guantánamo, the case of Shaker Aamer and investigating and analyzing the torture program. Most of the work I do to educate people about Guantánamo and torture, and to campaign to get the prison closed and prisoners released, is unpaid — or, rather, is unpaid unless it is funded by you.

If you can help out at all, please click on the “Donate” button above to donate via PayPal (and I should add that you don’t need to be a PayPal member to use PayPal).

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. 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.

Back in December 2008, when the Senate Armed Services Committee issued a major report examining in forensic detail how torture became a key part of the post-9/11 detention program, and I wrote about it, I don’t recall much interest, and I also recall how, for years, the British abandonment of Shaker Aamer was accepted because the British government claimed it was doing all it could to get him back, but his fate was in the hands of the Americans.

As many of you know, I have spent nine years researching and writing about Guantánamo and the “war on terror,” and I will continue to do so — looking at the torture report in more detail when I get the chance, campaigning to get Shaker Aamer and other prisoners released from Guantánamo, and campaigning to get Guantánamo closed once and for all.

If you can help with a donation at all, it will be very gratefully appreciated.

With thanks, as ever, for your support.

Andy Worthington
London
December 12, 2014

Andy Worthington is a freelance investigative journalist, activist, author, photographer and film-maker. He is the co-founder of the “Close Guantánamo” campaign, the director of “We Stand With Shaker,” calling for the immediate release from Guantánamo of Shaker Aamer, the last British resident in the prison, 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 six-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, the full military commissions list, and the chronological list of all Andy’s articles.

Please also consider joining the “Close Guantánamo” campaign.

4 Responses

  1. Andy Worthington says...

    On Facebook, Mahfuja SayHuman wrote:

    Assalaamu’aliakum everyone – Andy Worthington is an independent journalist who has been so consistent in his coverage of the atrocities that happen in Guantanamo Bay and his constant hard work to bring Shaker home and close Guantanamo. Does more than any of us put together towards this cause.
    Please could you donate to support his work and in turn he can continue doing the briliant work he does.
    If you cannot donate at least share. May Allah bless your rizq

  2. Andy Worthington says...

    Thank you, Mahfuja. That’s greatly appreciated!

  3. Attia says...

    Hi Andy. I would like to make a donation but in £. The default setting is $. Is there anyway I can make a donation in £. ??

    Thanks.

  4. Andy Worthington says...

    Hi Attia,
    PayPal will convert whatever currency you pay into dollars. I chose that as the default currency because so many of my supporters are in the US.

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