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Quarterly Fundraiser: Seeking $2500 (£2000) to Support my Guantánamo Work, Activism and Photo-Journalism for the Next Three Months

10.6.19

It’s my quarterly fundraiser, in which I ask you, if you can, to support my work as a reader-funded journalist, working to close the prison at Guantánamo Bay, but also working on social justice issues in the UK, particularly involving housing and the environment, as well as chronicling the changing face of London in my ongoing photo-journalism project ‘The State of London.’

Deptford’s Tidemill Campaign and the Dawning Environmental Rebellion Against the Dirty Housing ‘Regeneration’ Industry

24.5.19

As campaigners withdraw from a protest camp outside the bitterly-contested site of the Old Tidemill Wildlife Garden in Deptford, I look at how the ‘regeneration’ industry, of which Tidemill is a part, is coming under increasing scrutiny from environmental campaigners demanding an end to practices that contribute to climate change.

Celebrating Seven Years of My Photo-Journalism Project ‘The State of London’

12.5.19

To celebrate seven years of my photo-journalism project ‘The State of London’, in which I have been posting a photo a day for the last two years, from my archive of photos covering all 120 of the capital’s postcodes, here are my reflections on how the project began, and what it has come to mean.

I Pledge My Allegiance to the Struggle for Survival Against Catastrophic Climate Change

9.5.19

My pledge of commitment to the struggle to save ourselves and much of life on earth from the worst effects of man-made catastrophic climate change and species extinction, which is already underway. With thanks to those who have recently led me to this commitment: Dahr Jamail, Extinction Rebellion, Greta Thunberg and David Attenborough. Please get involved!

Lewisham Council Still Mired in Controversy Six Months After the Violent Eviction of the Old Tidemill Wildlife Garden in Deptford

29.4.19

Exactly six months ago, the Old Tidemill Wildlife Garden in Deptford, a beautiful community space and environmental asset, which had been occupied for two months by members of the local community (the Save Reginald Save Tidemill campaign) to prevent its destruction by Lewisham Council for a housing scheme, was violently evicted by bailiffs hired by the council. Here’s the story six months on.

It’s 700 Days Since I Started Posting Daily Photos From My Photo-Journalism Project ‘The State of London’

10.4.19

700 days ago, on May 11, 2017, I began posting a photo a day on a new Facebook page I’d set up, called ‘The State of London’, marking five years to the day since I’d consciously embarked on a project that was very ambitious — or perhaps slightly unhinged would be a better description: to take photos of the whole of London by bike.

Celebrating 2,500 Days Since I First Started Photographing London’s 120 Postcodes for ‘The State of London’

18.3.19

On the eighth anniversary of when I was hospitalised with a rare blood disease, I recall how those dark days ended up inspiring me to cycle the whole of London taking photos, for what became my ongoing photo-journalism project ‘The State of London.’

Quarterly Fundraiser Day 1: Seeking $2500 (£2000) to Support My Guantánamo Work, Campaigning and Creativity Over the Next Three Months

11.3.19

As a reader-funded journalist, activist and photographer, every three months I ask you, if you can, to make a donation to support my work, as I do not receive any sort of institutional backing for it. Any donation you can make, however large or small, will be very gratefully received.

Violent and Unforgivable: The Destruction of the Old Tidemill Wildlife Garden in Deptford

28.2.19

On my birthday, my reflections on the destruction of all the trees in the Old Tidemill Wildlife Garden in Deptford, a community garden that I have been fighting to save as part of a local campaign, which reflects a London-wide and countrywide struggle against a cynical ‘regeneration’ industry facilitated by Labour and Tory councils.

Nikita Woolfe and I Discuss ‘Concrete Soldiers UK’, the Housing Crisis and the ‘Inspire2Resist’ Handbook on Dissident Island Radio

21.2.19

A link to, and discussion of the Dissident Island Radio show I took part in with filmmaker Nikita Woolfe, to promote ‘Concrete Soldiers UK’, the documentary about the housing crisis, directed by Niki, which I narrate, and ‘Inspire2Resist’, the new handbook to assist those facing ‘regeneration.’

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Andy Worthington

Investigative journalist, author, campaigner, commentator and public speaker. Recognized as an authority on Guantánamo and the “war on terror.” Co-founder, Close Guantánamo, co-director, We Stand With Shaker. Also, singer and songwriter (The Four Fathers) and photographer (The State of London).
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