Quarterly Fundraiser Day 3: Still Hoping to Raise $2800 (£1800) for My Guantánamo Work

9.12.15

Andy Worthington at the Independence from America protest organised by the Campaign for the Accountability of American Bases (CAAB) at RAF Menwith Hill on July 4, 2013.Please support my work!

Dear friends and supporters,

It’s the third day of my quarterly fundraiser, in which I’m asking you, my readers and supporters, to donate to support my work on Guantánamo and related issues.

As a freelance investigative journalist, commentator and campaigner, I’ve carved out a niche here on the internet over the last eight and half years, writing over 1,850 articles about Guantánamo since May 2007, and, crucially, most of this work — along with most of my media and public appearances — is 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.

As well as running this website without any institutional funding whatsoever, making me 100% dependent on your support, I also co-directed the We Stand With Shaker campaign, which played a part in securing the release from Guantánamo of Shaker Aamer, the last British resident in the prison, on October 30, without any financial support either, except for that provided by you, my readers and supporters.

So 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 I mentioned on Monday, when launching this latest fundraiser, it’s hugely important, with just over 13 months of Barack Obama’s presidency remaining, that those of us who want to see Guantánamo closed need to keep exerting pressure on President Obama and on Congress to try and make its closure a reality by the time the next president is inaugurated, in January 2017. I will be publicising ways in which this pressure can be exerted in the weeks to come, but for now, please check out my article, “Playing Politics with the Closure of Guantánamo.”

As I also mentioned on Monday, I really can’t do what I do without your help, and I’ll be extremely grateful if you can make any kind of donation to support me.

Andy Worthington
London
December 9, 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.

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  1. Quarterly Fundraiser Day 3: Still Hoping to Raise $2800 (£1800) for My Guantánamo Work | Andy Worthington | WHY I OCCUPY says...

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  2. Andy Worthington says...

    I’ve now had 16 donations and I’ve raised nearly $800. If you can help out at all, it will be greatly appreciated. If you read my work regularly, and appreciate what I do, $25 is just $2 a week for the next three months.

  3. Andy Worthington says...

    Diana Murtaugh Coleman wrote:

    Thanks, Andy, for your near indefatigable human rights work and independent journalism. My donation has been made, and I hope many others join me in supporting your ongoing work. It’s crucial that work like yours be funded.

  4. Andy Worthington says...

    Thanks, Diana. That’s very kind of you.

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