Quarterly Fundraiser: Seeking $2500 to Support My Guantánamo Work

9.3.15

Andy Worthington speaking to Bill Newman, a civil rights and criminal defense attorney and the director of the western Massachusetts office of the ACLU, who hosts a weekday radio talk show on WHMP in Northampton, Massachusetts on January 14, 2015, during Andy's recent US tour.

Please support my work!

Dear friends and supporters,

Every three months I ask you, if you can, to support my work on Guantánamo, torture and the crimes committed by the US and its allies in the “war on terror” by making a donation to support my work. Since I first began working full-time on Guantánamo, nine long years ago, most of my work has been unpaid — and is only possible because of the support I receive from 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.

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!

Since my last fundraiser, in December, when over 50 of you helped me to reach my quarterly target, I have continued to advocate for the closure of Guantánamo in a variety of ways — with most of it funded by you. In January, for the fifth year running, I visited the US for protests marking the anniversary of the opening of Guantánamo — and for a short tour which, this year, took in New York, Washington D.C., Boston and other locations in Massachusetts and Chicago — and I have continued to push for the release from Guantánamo of Shaker Aamer, the last British resident in the prison, primarily though the We Stand With Shaker campaign that I launched with an activist friend, Joanne MacInnes, in November.

I have also continued to write as much as possible, and have published around 50 articles in the last three months. My work also involves radio interviews, occasional TV appearances, and a variety of other personal appearances, as well as all the emails and admin behind the scenes, and most of this is also unpaid — or, I should say, is only made possible, yet again, because of your support. In the last few months, I have also had a number of unexpected technical problems, all of which are costly to address.

I realise there are many demands on your time and money — and I appreciate, of course, that times are hard, and that many of you don’t have any money to spare — but if you can help out at all, it will be very much appreciated. I am largely a modern creation of the internet — an independent voice, free of corporate control, focusing on specific issues that are either not covered adequately in the mainstream media, or are ignored or distorted, and I hope that remains an important role, and one deserving of your support.

As ever, it is true to say that I couldn’t do what I do without your support.

Andy Worthington
London
March 9, 2015

Andy Worthington is a freelance investigative journalist, activist, author, photographer, film-maker and singer-songwriter. 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.

One Response

  1. Andy Worthington says...

    I’d like to thank the first friend who has donated to get this quarterly fundraiser off the ground. All further donations are most welcome!

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