Quarterly Fundraiser: I’m Hoping to Raise $3500 to Support My Guantánamo Work


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 US tour.Please support my work!

Dear friends and supporters,

Every three months, I ask you, if you can, to make a donation to support my work on Guantánamo and related issues. I’m hoping to raise $3,500 (£2,300) for the next three months, which is just $270 (£180) a week for my regular writing about Guantánamo, telling the prisoners’ stories, and campaigning to get the prison closed.

My work is primarily reader-funded, so any amount will be gratefully received, whether it is $25, $100 or $500 — or any amount in any other currency (£15, £50 or £250, for example). PayPal will convert any currency you pay into dollars, which I chose as my main currency because the majority of my supporters are in the US.

Please note that I receive no institutional funding for this website, nor have I received any for my work on the We Stand With Shaker campaign, the high-profile campaign, launched last November, which, I’m pleased to be able to say, played a part in securing the release from Guantánamo of Shaker Aamer, the last British resident in the prison, on October 30.

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). 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 cash from anywhere else in the world, that’s also an option. Please note, however, that foreign checks are no longer accepted at UK banks — only electronic transfers. Do, however, contact me if you’d like to support me by paying directly into my account.

As we approach the 14th anniversary of the opening of Guantánamo (on January 11, 2016), the need for campaigners to keep up pressure on the Obama administration to get Guantánamo closed once and for all is as great as ever — and I promise that, with your help, I will continue to do as much as I can throughout 2016, through my writing, research, campaigning, media appearances and personal appearances, to work towards Guantánamo’s closure. I recently published my ideas about what needs doing — and what might happen — in an article entitled, “Playing Politics with the Closure of Guantánamo,” and I’ll be doing much more in a similar vein in the weeks and months to come.

With thanks, as ever, for your interest in my work. I honestly couldn’t do what I do without your help, and I will be very grateful if you can make any kind of donation to support me.

Andy Worthington
December 7, 2015

Andy Worthington is a freelance investigative journalist, activist, author, photographer, film-maker and singer-songwriter (the lead singer and main songwriter for the London-based band The Four Fathers, whose debut album, ‘Love and War,’ is available for download or on CD via Bandcamp — also see here). He is the co-founder of the Close Guantánamo campaign, the co-director of We Stand With Shaker, which called for the release from Guantánamo of Shaker Aamer, the last British resident in the prison (finally freed on October 30, 2015), and the author of The Guantánamo Files: The Stories of the 774 Detainees in America’s Illegal Prison (published by Pluto Press, distributed by the University of Chicago Press in the US, and available from Amazon, including a Kindle edition — 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.

6 Responses

  1. Andy Worthington says...

    When I posted this on Facebook, I wrote:

    It’s Day 1 of my quarterly fundraiser, and I’m hoping to raise $3500 (£2300) to support my work on ‪‎Guantanamo‬ for the next three months. Most of my work – including my work on We Stand With Shaker – is unpaid, or, to put it another way, is only possible because of your support. Any donation, however large or small, will be gratefully received.

  2. Andy Worthington says...

    Natalya Wolf wrote:

    just sent you a little … thank you for your work Andy !

  3. Andy Worthington says...

    Thanks, Natalya. That is very kind of you!

  4. Andy Worthington says...

    Thanks to the two supporters who have so far made donations. It’s very much appreciated. If anyone else can help, that would be great!

  5. Andy Worthington says...

    Thanks to the additional three supporters who have made donations. I’ve now raised nearly $200, but I’m a long way from my target. If you can help out at all, it will be greatly appreciated.

  6. Andy Worthington says...

    It’s now Day 2 of my quarterly fundraiser, in which I’m still hoping to raise $3200 (£2000) to support my work on ‪‎Guantanamo‬ – research, writing, campaigning, and media and personal appearances – for the next three months. Most of the above is only possible with your support. So far supporters have donated $300, for which I’m extremely grateful, but I’m still a long way from my target. All donations – however large or small – are most welcome!

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