Last week was my quarterly fundraiser, in which, as I do every three months, I ask you, my friends and supporters, to donate if you can to support my work, primarily as an independent journalist, researcher and activist on Guantánamo and related issues, but also as a journalist and activist opposing the Tories’ ideologically-imposed austerity programme in the UK, which, at the moment, mostly involves me campaigning to save the NHS, although I try, when I can, to also highlight the government’s disgraceful assault on the disabled.
Although I receive financial support for some of my Guantánamo work, much of what I do is unpaid (see my TV and radio appearances here, for example), as is my political activism in the UK, and, allied to this, my photography. Since last May, I’ve been working as a photographer, mainly on a project to photograph the whole of London by bike, but also photographing protests — to save Lewisham Hospital, my local hospital in London, and also about Guantánamo (both in the UK and the US).
Thanks to the generosity of 17 friends and supporters, I received $550 (£330) last week to support my work, but I’m putting out this final appeal for donations to try and raise a little more. I only put out an appeal every 13 weeks, and it would be wonderful if I could reach at least $1000 (£600) to provide me with much-needed financial assistance for the three months to come. Read the rest of this entry »
Every three months, I ask you, my friends and supporters, to help me to carry on being an independent investigative journalist, commentator and activist — primarily on Guantánamo and the so-called “war on terror” — by donating to support my work.
Today is the third day of my quarterly fundraiser, and thanks to the generosity of nine friends and supporters, I’ve so far received over $250, for which I’m extremely grateful. I’m now putting out this second call for donations to see if anyone else can help.
All contributions are welcome, whether it’s $25, $100 or $500 — or, of course, the equivalent in pounds sterling or any other currency. $25 is just $2 a week to support my work, which, I hope, is good value for money!
Readers can pay via PayPal from anywhere in the world (just (click on the “Donate” button above), 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! Read the rest of this entry »
Dear friends and supporters,
It’s that time of year again, when I ask you, if you can, to help to support my ongoing work on Guantánamo and the 166 men still held there, with a donation. Although I do receive some income from the “Close Guantánamo” campaign, which I founded last year with the attorney Tom Wilner, and from the Future of Freedom Foundation, for whom I write a regular column, much of the work that I do is unpaid, and I cannot survive as an independent researcher, writer, photographer and activist without your support.
All contributions are welcome, whether it’s $25, $100 or $500 — or, of course, the equivalent in pounds sterling or any other currency. Readers can pay via PayPal from anywhere in the world (click on the “Donate” button above), 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! Read the rest of this entry »
My thanks to the ten friends and supporters who have made donations to help to support my ongoing work as an independent journalist, investigator and commentator, working primarily to close the “war on terror” prison at Guantánamo Bay, Cuba, through humanizing the men held there, and exposing the enduring lies put forward by the Bush administration.
These lies are summed up in Donald Rumsfeld’s claim that the prisoners at Guantánamo are the “worst of the worst,” when the truth is that, in the overwhelming majority of cases, the men held had no involvement whatsoever with terrorism, and the cases against them are built up not of verifiable evidence, but of unreliable statements made by their fellow prisoners, most of whom have been exposed as unreliable witnesses by analysts within the US military and intelligence communities.
I’m also a concerned citizen of the UK, appalled at my government’s malevolent ideological assault on the poor, the ill, the unemployed and the disabled — as well as the attempt to destroy the NHS — and I write about these issues when possible, as well as being involved in a project I established in May this year, to photograph the whole of London by bike, a project that is also politically charged. Read the rest of this entry »
It’s the third day of my quarterly fundraiser, in which I ask you, my friends and supporters, to help support my work as an independent journalist, researcher and activist — primarily on Guantánamo, and America’s embrace of torture and indefinite detention, but also on other issues, including, in the UK, ideologically driven austerity programmes targeting the most vulnerable members of society.
I’m sorry to report that, so far, I have only received $140 towards my target of $2500, and hope that you can at least help me to reach $1300 before the week is over — that works out at just $100 a week over the next three months.
If you appreciate the work that I do — and if you understand that most of it is unpaid — a donation of $25 or £15 would work out at two dollars a week or £1 a week; a small price, I hope, for maintaining this website, with its associated costs, and for allowing me to keep campaigning for the closure of Guantánamo, to work as an activist on other issues, to take part in events, and to undertake radio interviews, when I receive no funding for most of that work. I don’t have an NGO or a university backing me, and I rely on your support to make it possible. Read the rest of this entry »
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