How to donate to Wikileaks (and story about Bank of America attack)

Kimberly writes:

Bank of America has stopped processing donations it “believes” are intended for Wikileaks. Story here and at bottom.Wikileaks responds (see Twitter announcements in the middle of this post.)

So…if you want to defend Free Speech, protect your right to spend your own money without interference from the corporate-elite-military-industrial-complex, and send a donation to Wikileaks, you will have to do a little work. Below is the page that the Wikileaks Twitter account sent people to today — December 18, 2010:


WikiLeaks brings truth to the world by publishing fact-based stories without fear or favour. You can help support our independent media by donating financially.

Our organisation exists because of the work of many volunteers who have contributed thousands of hours to building WikiLeaks from the ground up. You choose how much you can donate; we don’t recommend any particular amount. Just do what you think is right.

Your donations are vital to pay for Wikileaks’ servers and infrastructure, staff and travel expenses, and for the legal protections and advice Wikileaks needs to operate.

There are two ways to donate to the WikiLeaks Defence Fund and four ways to donate to WikiLeaks the organisation:
WikiLeaks Defence Fund

Bank Transfer
Postal Mail


Online Transfer from selected European and UK banks
Bank Transfer [option 1: everyone]
Bank Transfer [option 2: tax deductible in Germany]
Postal Mail

Julian Assange and WikiLeaks Defence Fund
Bank Transfer – via Julian Assange and WikiLeaks Defence Fund:

“FSI – Julian Assange Defence Fund”, Sort code: 20-77-67 A Account number: 93842452. BIC/Swift code: BARC GB22. IBAN: GB86 BARC 2077 6793 8424 52
Via Postal Mail

You can post a donation or send a cheque via good old fashion postal mail made payable to:

“FSI – Julian Assange Defence Fund” c/o Finers Stephens Innocent LLP 179 Great Portland Street London W1W 5LS

For the terms of the fund please visit

Online Transfer via selected European and UK banks

Using our friendly credit card processing partner Datacell Switzerland.
Bank Transfer – Option 1: via Sunshine Press Productions ehf:

Skulagötu 19, 101 Reykjavik, Iceland
Landsbanki Islands Account number 0111-26-611010
ACCOUNT/IBAN:IS97 0111 2661 1010 6110 1002 80
Bank Transfer – Option 2: via the not-for-profit Wau Holland Stiftung Foundation:

This support is tax deductible in Germany
Bank Account: 2772812-04
IBAN: DE46 5204 0021 0277 2812 04
Bank: Commerzbank Kassel
German BLZ: 52040021
Subject: WIKILEAKS / WHS Projekt 04
Via Postal Mail

You can post a donation via good old fashion postal mail to:

WikiLeaks (or any suitable name likely to avoid interception in your country)
BOX 4080
Australia Post Office – University of Melbourne Branch
Victoria 3052

We cannot accept PayPal donations anymore.

And here is why:

Nor can we accept online transfers via credit cards via Visa and MasterCard any more either.

Wikileaks Tweets, from Twitter on 12/18/2010, about Bank of America:

Does your business do business with Bank of America? Our advise is to place your funds somewhere safer.
10 hours ago

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We ask that all people who love freedom close out their accounts at Bank of America.
11 hours ago

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Bank of America bans ALL transactions to WikiLeaks receive better interest:

More about Bank of America actions:

(excerpt from)
Bank of America says it won’t process payments intended for WikiLeaks
By RICK ROTHACKER / McClatchy Newspapers / December 17, 2010

Bank of America Corp. said Friday evening that it was joining other financial institutions in declining to process payments intended for WikiLeaks.

“Bank of America joins in the actions previously announced by MasterCard, PayPal, Visa Europe and others and will not process transactions of any type that we have reason to believe [emphasis added] are intended for WikiLeaks,” the bank said in a statement…

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