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#SaveWikiLeaks!

Today I have cancelled my account at Amazon.com and Amazon.de. Too bad - I liked the easy way to buy books there. But well, if they cannot afford to have a spine and keep hosting Wikileaks on their servers, I cannot afford to give them my money by buying books from them. XC

http://www.ellsberg.net/archive/open-letter-to-amazon

http://www.salon.com/news/opinion/glenn_greenwald/2010/12/01/lieberman/index.html

Update: and the same goes for PayPal, apparently:

http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2010-12-04/paypal-restricts-wikileaks-account-as-website-comes-under-global-scrutity.html

http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/paypal_announces_it_will_no_longer_handle_wikileak.php

Another account for me to close down, then...



On another note, I do have some issues with Wikileaks policy myself, at the moment, too, but not that they publish "secret" but leaked information - it is that by now, they only publish hierarchically, and mainly the information that may get the greatest attention and wreak the greatest scandal. The collateral damage video, the Iraq files were important to post. The cables? Interesting, but well. Nothing much new here, because EVERY diplomat on the world does such cables to their government at home; that is their fucking job. So, this one was not that important, IMHO; that it would justify concentrating all resources only on this and keeping other leaked info unpublished. I do understand that resources may be limited, especially when Wikileaks is under heavy international attack by the duped states, now. But still, if the platform is reduced to publish only what brings the most publicity at any given moment, it loses usefulness as a publishing measure for leaked info- because who knows if one subjects something to them if it will ever see the light of day, or will deigned "unimportant"?

Of course, the answer to that cannot be to withdraw support from Wikileaks - this platform and its existence is far too important for that. If it did not already existed, it would be needed to invent it, ASAP. The answer can only be to create one, two, three, many Wikileaks, many more at least as just the current one and it's mirrors.

Here are some of these mirrors, BTW: http://wikileaks.info/



May Wikilieaks stay online despite their efforts!

"You can't stop the signal!" - Firefly

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( 3 comments )
vamp_ress
Dec. 4th, 2010 08:49 pm (UTC)
Go you!

One may think of Wikileaks whatever one wants (I've talked about the uselessness of "old" media before in your comments, so if anything Wikileaks is an attempt to reanimate the idea of informing people), but the fact that Amazon and Paypal stop doing business with Wikileaks on a moment's notice (and cause by nothing more than a phone call, apparently) doesn't bode well for the free internet.
crowdaughter
Dec. 4th, 2010 09:05 pm (UTC)
Yes, that is the problem. at the moment, we are learning how free the Internet is not. We can only hope that the US and other states and the big companies who have apparently declared the hunt is on will not succeed to get the platform down.

However, I do hope there will be some additional alternative leaking sites, soon. I did have the address of one, but lost it...

And I do need a new international paying service for donations. -_____-
crowdaughter
Dec. 10th, 2010 09:41 pm (UTC)
Deleted Entry - and apology
Dear Hikariwings18,

thank you for the comment. I regret I had to delete it, because it had a non-display adversing banner in it that did show up in my alert, and in the html source code of this site, but not in the display of this site. This was a matter unknown and previously not encountered to me, and therefore I deleted the comment and replaced it with this one.

I am sorry if I was in error to delete your comment - I am very unknowing in regards to technical things, so please forgive the overreaction to the no-display ad.

Sorry again!




hikariwings18 wrote:

That was? so good!
hikariwings18

Edited at 2013-01-29 06:51 am (UTC)
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