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Wikileaks ceases publishing files as funds run dry

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 25 Oct 2011 8:10 User comments (10)

Wikileaks ceases publishing files as funds run dry Secret spiller has to take time off to raise cash.
Wikileaks has suspended publishing files, saying it must cease operations in order to raise funds and ensure the survival of the website. It alleges that U.S.-based financial companies have mounted a "blockade" that has gravely impacted its operations.

Wikileaks founder, Julian Assange, has called the blockade "arbitrary and unlawful,", pointing the finger of blame at Bank of America, Visa, Mastercard, PayPal and Western Union. He alleges that this activity has dried up 95 percent of all revenue to Wikileaks.

"A handful of US finance companies cannot be allowed to decide how the whole world votes with its pocket," he said. Wikileaks will take pre-litigation action in Iceland, Denmark, the United Kingdom, Brussels, the United States and Australia, and it has lodged an official complaint with the European Commission.

Of the companies that Assange alleges are part of the blockade, PayPal told the BBC that Wikileaks violates its Acceptable Usage Policy, because it encourages the release of classified material in violation of U.S. law.

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10 user comments

125.10.2011 9:22

Assange has a point, if people want to pay for Wikileaks server to maintain, that should be up to them. It's not unlawful to keep a server running. Whatever would US do if he ended up winning a lottery; oh wait, they prolly banned him on even buying him a ticket on the chance his luck proves true.

225.10.2011 13:29

systematically removed from the internet thanks to big business worried they may wake the sheep

325.10.2011 18:06

Damn Lemmiwinks!


SmokeThis2006

425.10.2011 22:26

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systematically removed from the internet thanks to big business worried they may wake the sheep
That pretty much sums up corporate america

525.10.2011 23:29

This is because the governments of the world have taken measures to prevent them from using the same servers as everyone else, combined with the fact that they are being very responsible and making sure not to release anything that actually should be classified, combined with the fact that governments and corporations are blocking people from giving them donations. Given this, it seems like their only recourse should be to release everything they have without checking it...by torrent. If the corporations and the governments they control won't let them operate any other way, they deserve what they get.



625.10.2011 23:45

Awww! Poor little Julian and his site. (NELSON LAUGH)

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726.10.2011 0:17

Quote:
This is because the governments of the world have taken measures to prevent them from using the same servers as everyone else, combined with the fact that they are being very responsible and making sure not to release anything that actually should be classified, combined with the fact that governments and corporations are blocking people from giving them donations. Given this, it seems like their only recourse should be to release everything they have without checking it...by torrent. If the corporations and the governments they control won't let them operate any other way, they deserve what they get.
I agree with killerbug everything should be released and the world be allowed to judge the actions of there governments

826.10.2011 5:14

Originally posted by shummyr:
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This is because the governments of the world have taken measures to prevent them from using the same servers as everyone else, combined with the fact that they are being very responsible and making sure not to release anything that actually should be classified, combined with the fact that governments and corporations are blocking people from giving them donations. Given this, it seems like their only recourse should be to release everything they have without checking it...by torrent. If the corporations and the governments they control won't let them operate any other way, they deserve what they get.
I agree with killerbug everything should be released and the world be allowed to judge the actions of there governments
You'd have to be careful about that.

Would you want all your drivers lic and medical data and social security details out on the net freely?

926.10.2011 11:53

Originally posted by xtago:
Originally posted by shummyr:
Quote:
This is because the governments of the world have taken measures to prevent them from using the same servers as everyone else, combined with the fact that they are being very responsible and making sure not to release anything that actually should be classified, combined with the fact that governments and corporations are blocking people from giving them donations. Given this, it seems like their only recourse should be to release everything they have without checking it...by torrent. If the corporations and the governments they control won't let them operate any other way, they deserve what they get.
I agree with killerbug everything should be released and the world be allowed to judge the actions of there governments
You'd have to be careful about that.

Would you want all your drivers lic and medical data and social security details out on the net freely?


IF it is the only way to expose the crimes of those in power, so be it.

Most of the documents they have yet to publish are long, drawn out documents that contain potential "national security" issues...but these documents are so old that any secrets that could actually be used by enemies are expired anyway. Anyway, the greatest enemies of my country already know all those secrets...they are their secrets to begin with.


1028.10.2011 13:36

assange is a MORON. I don't know what he gets from releasing classified doc's. The world is full of idiots and moron's like him to be a judge of these doc's.

assange STOP the stupidity and look for a REAL JOB!!

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