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Attacks on WikiLeaks Are Part of An Attack on Free Speech, Aided By the Companies That Make Up the WebâEUR(TM)s Backbone

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The WikiLeaks affair is highlighting the Internet's soft underbelly: the intermediaries on which we all rely to store our information and make it available. We are learning, to our dismay, that we cannot trust them


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Teresa W (782)
Monday December 6, 2010, 4:05 am
The US is no democracy, but a money-ruled state with imperial ambitions. Its slogans about democracy are worthless, because it's actually worse than the Soviet Union was.

Carol H (229)
Monday December 6, 2010, 4:55 am
thanks Joseph, noted

Past Member (0)
Monday December 6, 2010, 8:37 am
Thanks Joseph. He's being hounded everywhere, even the so-called independent Swiss have now frozen his bank account.
This was just posted by Wikileaks Twitter

Julian Assange Defense Fund frozen.

The Swiss Bank Post Finance today issues a press release stating that it had frozen Julian Assange's defense fund and personal assets (31K EUR) after reviewing him as a "high profile" individual.

The technicality used to seize the defense fund was that Mr. Assange, as a homeless refugee attempting to gain residency in Switzerland, had used his lawyers address in Geneva for the bank's correspondence.

Late last week, the internet payment giant PayPal, froze 60Keur of donations to the German charity the Wau Holland Foundation, which were targeted to promote the sharing of knowledge via WikiLeaks.

WikiLeaks and Julian have lost 100Keur in assets this week.

One of the most fascinating aspects of the Cablegate exposure is how it is throwing into relief the power dynamics between supposedly independent states like Switzerland, Sweden and Australia.

WikiLeaks also has public bank accounts in Iceland (preferred) and Germany.

Please help cover our expenditures while we fight to get our assets back.

Past Member (0)
Monday December 6, 2010, 7:38 pm

Mrs Shakespeare (35)
Tuesday December 7, 2010, 1:04 am
I thank God for WikiLeaks, mainly because it exposed Nouri Al Malki. That man is responsible for killing 150 thousand Iraqis, and thought he could get away with it!! But now thanks to wikiLeaks, there is a chance, a tiny tiny chance that he will get hanged for what he did.

Katherine L (7)
Tuesday December 7, 2010, 1:02 pm
I'm glad everyone dirty laundry is out. Isn't transparency in government the goal? Can't get anymore transparent (or can it??) than this. Only bad things are hidden, so let the cables come forth! It could mean the beginning of the end but corrupt leaders shouldn't be doing anything underhanded anyway!!

Past Member (0)
Tuesday December 7, 2010, 1:19 pm
Thank goodness for Wikileaks!

Helle H (21)
Tuesday December 7, 2010, 1:23 pm
They are trying to silence him, but they won't succeed this time.

Mary Donnelly (47)
Tuesday December 7, 2010, 2:01 pm
Thanks Joseph.

Imagine the time, effort, and money which are being expended to distract tens of millions of people from the publication of purported details of what they already thought.

Krasimira B (175)
Tuesday December 7, 2010, 4:20 pm
Agree Teresa! Thank you Josef.

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barbara n (10)
Wednesday December 8, 2010, 7:48 am
Is there anyone who, really, did not suspect all the things weakileaks has revealed? Nothing will change, everything will remain the same, we are all ruled by money and business, and here is the problem.

moggy w (119)
Wednesday December 8, 2010, 9:29 pm
Thank you, Josepf. I agree with barbara n.(7348am)- there is no one who is not surprised by the things Wikileaks revealed. Money will rule, and things will be as usual. Some of the things that hve come out are shocking to me, otheres are what we knew, but didn't want to know, I just hope some reform comes out of this.

Robert B (55)
Thursday December 9, 2010, 10:50 am
They'll go after a site that issues the truth but do nothing about the sites that encourage bloody terror attacks. Something is verrry, verry wrong here.
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