Quarterly Fundraiser: Still Seeking $2000 (£1200) to Support My Work on Guantánamo, Shaker Aamer and Torture


Andy Worthington (R) with the actor-director Mark Rylance (L) and Joanne MacInnes (C) during an event for Shaker Aamer in Parliament Square on December 10, 2014 as part of the We Stand With Shaker campaign (Photo: Benedick Tranchell).Please support my work!

Dear friends and supporters,

Can you help to support my work on Guantánamo and torture — including the case of Shaker Aamer, the last British resident in the prison?

My work — my writing, my campaigning, my media appearances and personal appearances — is largely unfunded: or, to put it another way, is only funded if you, my readers and supporters, provide donations to support me.

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!

In addition to the writing published on my site, and all my campaigning and educational efforts, I am currently being called upon to discuss the Senate Intelligence Committee torture report, published yesterday — on TV news broadcasts and on the radio, appearances which are all unpaid — and I’m also busy with a campaign I launched two weeks ago, called We Stand With Shaker, specifically to try and secure the release of Shaker Aamer from Guantánamo. This entire campaign is completely unfunded, and is taking up a huge amount of time, but it is all part of the necessary work involved in trying to get men who are unjustly detained released from Guantánamo, and in trying to get the prison closed down, once for all.

Thanks, as ever, for your interest in my work. Without you, I simply can’t do what I do — and have been doing for nearly nine years — and with your support I hope to continue working on Guantánamo, the case of Shaker Aamer and the US torture program into 2015 and beyond.

Andy Worthington
December 10, 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).

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7 Responses

  1. Andy Worthington says...

    All donations welcome, my friends. The photo above is from the We Stand With Shaker event in Parliament Square today, at which the actor-director Mark Rylance (on the left) and Vanessa Redgrave read from Shaker Aamer’s Declaration of No Human Rights (his response to the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights) on Human Rights Day, the 66th anniversary of the ratification of the Declaration. Coverage will be on Al-Jazeera – I hope – at 9pm, and watch out for it on RT and the Islam Channel as well. There’s also a short film we made which will be along every soon!

  2. Andy Worthington says...

    Karen Martin wrote:

    heh Andy, do the “news” aka “opinion” shows ever contact you? You’d be awesome on the Sunday news shows (which I’ve given up years ago….but if people like you were on them…..); what about Amy Goodman? Al Jazeera America?? You are so knowledgable.

  3. Andy Worthington says...

    Thanks, Karen. Yes, I get the odd request, but it would be good if I got more requests! Unfortunately, the US mainstream broadcasters have never shown any interest in me – or most mainstream UK TV either. It’s generally RT, Al-Jazeera and Press TV covering what the western mainstream channels won’t.

  4. Andy Worthington says...

    Oh, and Karen, I’m occasionally on Democracy Now!

  5. Andy Worthington says...

    Thanks to the 11 friends and supporters who have so far donated to support my work. I’m still looking to raise nearly $1800, so any help you can provide will be very gratefully received.

  6. Rachel says...

    Thank-you for all your hard work!

  7. Andy Worthington says...

    Thanks, Rachel – and thanks for your support.

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