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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    Y Draig Goch (profile), 16 Oct 2010 @ 8:03pm

    Re: Re: Re: Re: US simply taking action against foreign agency

    Let's read that definition again.

    "practice of gathering" - Yes, Wikileaks did that
    "information relating to the defense of [a nation]" - ditto
    "the information will be used to the injury of [that nation]" - ditto again

    Wikileaks & Mr. Assange actually did do these things. Not the opposite at all.

    You lose again...

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