WikiLeaks suspends publishing to fight financial blockade

Dear Reader: Did you know that Wikileaks was still in trouble? Not sure I realized how badly. I also did not realize that the banks and credit card companies were still wrongly blocking donations. See how to defy their blockade below. – KW (excerpt from) Guardian UK WikiLeaks suspends publishing to fight financial blockade Esther […]

FBI arrests groups that allegedly hacked Visa, when do they arrest the banks?

Kimberly writes: Okay…so the FBI has gone after hackers, who messed with the financial system by hacking at Visa, Mastercard and PayPal… But, when does the FBI arrest the executives at those firms, who jeopardized our banking system by making arbitrary decisions to stop processing donations to Wikileaks? When does someone officially punish or arrest […]

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 Song: The time they drove ol’ Julian down…

Update: 12/18/2010: To send donations to Wikileaks (without using the companies which have attacked them) look here and at bottom of this post…

6 Companies That Haven’t Wussed Out of Working with WikiLeaks

As more and more companies bend under government pressure, a few are standing up for the site. Giants like PayPal, Amazon.com, Visa and MasterCard almost instantly crumbled under government (and p.r.) pressure to drop WikiLeaks, depriving the site of vital funding sources and online platforms. But other companies, some of them small, independent start-ups, have decided to […]

Amnty Intl Q&A: Wikileaks and Freedom of Expression

Would interfering with payments to Wikileaks via online donation constitute an infringement on freedom of expression? In the last few days, Paypal, Visa and Mastercard have removed their users’ ability to donate to Wikileaks online, asserting as grounds that Wikileaks engages or may engage in illegal activities.  There has been speculation that this restriction was […]

Green Party: Attacks on Wikileaks threaten freedom of the press, enable government officials to commit crimes with impunity

Green Party leaders called the attacks on Wikileaks by the US government a direct and deliberate assault on the First Amendment’s guarantee of freedom of the press. “The war on Wikileaks may set a precedent for the treatment of journalists who expose government wrong-doing,” said Carl Romanelli of the Pennsylvania Green Party.  “While the US […]

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