Wikileaks Says US Pressure Resulted In Donation Account Being Shut Down

from the financial-censorship dept

While it's sometimes difficult to take the claims of persecution from Wikileaks founder Julian Assange seriously, it is interesting to see that Wikileak's donation account with Moneybookers has been shut down, and the company itself told Assange that it was due to the site being added to a US watchlist and an Australian blacklist. It's unclear what "watchlist" the US has for websites, but if this is accurate, it seems like another unfortunate example of US gov't censorship, this time through blocking financial resources.

Filed Under: blacklists, censorship, donations, pressure, wikileaks

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    Anonymous Coward, 15 Oct 2010 @ 12:34pm

    Aaron Russo warned us of events like this. He stated that one of the elite's goals as told to him by Nick Rockefeller was to get everyone to have an RFID chip with all banking accounts linked to the chip.

    Then if you become too much of a pain in the neck to the PTB they can just turn off your chip so you can no longer buy anything.

    It looks like this plan is already partially in place and being used on Wikileaks.

    No one in Wikileaks has been convicted of a crime. Denying wikileaks the right to economically interact with others is a violation of the unalienable rights of the members of wikileaks.

    You can find the Aaron Russo interview on youtube.

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