Quarterly Fundraiser Day 3: Still Seeking $2000 (£1200) to Support My Guantánamo Work

11.3.15

Andy Worthington and the We Stand With Shaker poster at the protest against Guantanamo outside the Whirte House on January 11, 2015, the 13th anniversary of the opening of the prison (Photo: Medea Benjamin for Andy Worthington).

Please support my work!

Dear friends and supporters,

Thanks to the generosity of eleven of you, I have raised the first $500 (£300) of my quarterly target of $2500 ($1500) to support my work on Guantánamo over the next three months. I’m still trying to raise $2000 (£1200), so if you can help out all, any donation, however large or small, will be gratefully received.

Although I receive some financial support from elsewhere (via a backer of the “Close Guantánamo” campaign, which I am in charge of), it’s fair to say that most of the work that I do is only possible because of donations made by you, my readers and supporters. That work includes the articles here on this website (nearly 60 since my last fundraiser in December), all my work for the We Stand With Shaker campaign that I launched in November with an activist friend, Joanne MacInnes, almost all my personal appearances, including my visit to the US in January, and most of my radio and TV appearances, as well as all the social media associated with my various ventures, and the costs of running websites, maintaining them, and paying for assistance when — as has happened recently on more than one occasion — they go wrong.

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!

My thanks, as ever, for your support of my work. I have now been researching and writing about Guantánamo and related issues for the last nine years, and since I began asking for support from you, my readers, back in June 2009, I have largely become a very modern investigative journalist, commentator and campaigner —  independent, reader-funded, free of corporate control, focusing on specific issues that are either not covered adequately in the mainstream media, or are ignored or distorted. I hope that remains an important role, and, if you are able to help out at all, one deserving of your financial support.

In return, I promise to keep pushing for the closure of Guantánamo, for the release of everyone who isn’t going to be charged (including Shaker Aamer, of course), and for accountability for those who authorized the various crimes committed in the “war on terror,” including torture, extraordinary rendition and indefinite detention without charge or trial.

Andy Worthington
London
March 11, 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.

3 Responses

  1. Andy Worthington says...

    I’ve just had my first donation of the day. Many thanks. Can anyone else help?

  2. Andy Worthington says...

    I’ve had 14 donations to date – totaling $800 (£500). As Day 4 of my fundraiser gets underway, any further donations will be very gratefully received.

  3. Andy Worthington says...

    Can anyone help kick off the 4th day of this fundraiser? $25 or £15 is just $2 or £1 a week for the next three months. If you appreciate what I do and can help out at all, it will be greatly appreciated. If 50 of my readers were able to donate $25/£15 I’d reach my target.

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