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"Giants like PayPal, Amazon, Visa and MasterCard almost instantly crumbled under government (and p.r.) pressure to drop WikiLeaks, depriving the site of vital funding sources and online platforms. But other companies, some of them small, independent start-ups, have decided to risk the wrath of Joe Lieberman, the State Department, and their European counterparts and help keep WikiLeaks afloat by providing funding sources (Yeah, you can now donate to WikiLeaks even if you only have Visa or MasterCard.) and hosting the site. Here's a list of companies."

A gagged demonstrator holds placards during a protest over the arrest of the WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, outside the City of Westminster Magistrates' Court in central London, 12/07/10. (photo: Getty Images)
A gagged demonstrator holds placards during a protest over the arrest of the WikiLeaks founder, Julian Assange, outside the City of Westminster Magistrates' Court in central London, 12/07/10. (photo: Getty Images)

Petition in Support of Julian Assange

Also See:
WikiLeaks' Twitter Page: http://twitter.com/wikileaks
WikiLeaks' Support Page: http://wikileaks.ch/support.html
Lieberman Attacks New York Times Over WikiLeaks Documents: http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2010/dec/07/wikileaks-joe-lieberman-new-york-times-investigated

 

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+100 # B. 2010-12-10 22:22
We should all support the above sites whenever possible. They have the kahuna's to stand-up to bullying govt's, thats good enough for me.
 
 
+36 # Tina davidson 2010-12-11 01:48
I couldn't agree more
 
 
+14 # Judy Kennedy 2010-12-11 11:16
Quoting B.:
We should all support the above sites whenever possible. They have the kahuna's to stand-up to bullying govt's, thats good enough for me.


Thank you for my first good laugh of the day. I think you meant cojones - "a vulgar Spanish term for testicles," rather than kahuna which is a Hawaiian sorcerer or high priest. Very good!
 
 
+14 # E.szegedy 2010-12-11 18:23
Agreed about the laugh, Judy, and thank you for the corrections, and I'm sure the kahunas I know do too. ( I live on the Big Island of Hawaii). And until now I have not been on Facebook, but I have just finally decided to get on it. I will also cease from using my Visa as much as possible, as I wish others would express their disgust with them suddenly becoming political-it's not their place, and i object to this decision that affects me without my consent...wheth er I agree with Julian Assange is not the point. The point is that we are supposedly free to choose who we wish ( or not ) to support in this country which used to be a democracy, maybe a long, long time ago.
 
 
+4 # B. 2010-12-12 11:11
Quoting Judy Kennedy:
Quoting B.:
We should all support the above sites whenever possible. They have the kahuna's to stand-up to bullying govt's, thats good enough for me.


Thank you for my first good laugh of the day. I think you meant cojones - "a vulgar Spanish term for testicles," rather than kahuna which is a Hawaiian sorcerer or high priest. Very good!

According to my Hawaian friends, its also slang for testicles, but I could be wrong. No matter,I think you got my point, and if my lack of knowledge of the english language (or bad spelling), can make you laugh, thats great. In today's world laughter is good.
 
 
+2 # donna P 2010-12-11 12:43
Lets her it for the kahunas!
 
 
0 # sam 2010-12-17 03:44
Quoting donna P:
Lets her it for the kahunas!


we could also 'him' it, couldn't we, or even 'hear' it ... ;-)

in any case, my own VISA card will henceforward be sleeping a lot more, and i will call and let VISA know why ... at least EYE can sleep a lot better after his release (wow -- from solitary in a Victorian dungeon to a mansion!), and not obsessively jump to twitter/wikilea ks first thing my eyes open ... Conyers had a good hearing this morn (RalphNader included on panel) carried by C-SPAN2 - try catch it if you can; and VPBiden told MSNBC's AndreaMitchell, "there's been no substantive damage by these releases ... has it been embarrassing? yes ... but i know these people [in the embassies] and they're not angry with us, they'll be carrying on with us as they always have been ... no, no damage from any of it" ...

it was a GoodDay ... :-)
 
 
0 # Craig J 2010-12-16 11:40
Dude, "Cajones", not Kahuna's (also, not possessive...no t apostrophe). It's Spanish, not Hawaiian
 
 
+1 # sam 2010-12-17 03:48
well AKchally, dude, it's 'cOjones' ...
 
 
0 # Craig J 2010-12-16 11:44
Whoops, Judy Kennedy already covered it. Sorry for the repetition
 
 
+37 # Ryan Langemeyer 2010-12-11 00:21
I agree with B above. I have new found admiration for Facebook and Twitter!
 
 
+1 # Elizabeth R 2010-12-11 05:30
Why twitter they are the forst in turning veryone down
 
 
+32 # Betty Dudney 2010-12-11 02:41
Thanks for not caving in.
 
 
+49 # Vicky M 2010-12-11 05:46
I've closed my paypal account and will no longer shop with amazon.

Thanks for supporting free speech.
 
 
+3 # E.szegedy 2010-12-11 18:26
Thanks, I agree with not rewarding Amazon with your business, so what is another alternative to them? I'd like to take my business there.Thanks again.
 
 
0 # Craig J 2010-12-16 11:47
E.szegedy, I just bought a digital album download from "7DIGITAL.COM", for one example.
 
 
+22 # Ricky 2010-12-11 05:48
Hated the idea of twitter until the cable releases. Its actually very convenient to find out news as it happens.

Thanks for supporting Wikileaks!
 
 
+35 # Rupert 2010-12-11 05:48
Often one finds with bullies, they have a pack of lackies around them who readily do dirty work when told and will imitate the bully in many ways just to accommodate their own inferiority complexes. I congratulate these companies who are independent and individual enough to stand by their procedures under the current pressure.
 
 
+13 # rudiments 2010-12-11 14:19
Just close your PayPal Accounts and ask your friends to do the same. Don't use Visa, and stay away from Amazon. Hitting these companies 'where it hurts' is the appropriate and effective way to send them the only message they need to hear.
 
 
+10 # leeb 2010-12-11 06:05
Twitter should not be on this list - there's no question they're keeping them off the trending lists. Kudos to the rest of the companies.
 
 
+25 # Dont forget google 2010-12-11 06:37
I think we are forgetting Goggle. It is a huge American company, and the damage that it could be done by censoring search results is huge. We should be thankful they haven't done anything like it yet.
 
 
+14 # Che 2010-12-11 07:13
also google has no filtering search results about cables...
 
 
+12 # biju 2010-12-11 07:40
You missed EasyDNS ..
 
 
+13 # Len 2010-12-11 09:41
I aplod these companies for standing up, they could follow like sheep. I think they show real leadership and independant thinking. We are a free system and we should not let go just because of a few.
I think these companies think we don't know what is right or wrong.
 
 
+3 # PeerGum 2010-12-11 10:40
Looks to me that Flattr is supporting a fake account of wikileaks. That account is linked to wikileaks.info which clearly states on the site that they are NOT related to wikileaks and they bought the domain after wikileaks released it...

So any donation made to the wikileaks account on flattr may well NOT help Assange and WikiLeaks, but just profit one individual whose name was properly hidden by privacyprotect. org...
 
 
+1 # TK3 2010-12-11 17:39
Interesting, someone needs to check with "Flattr about that !;
Quoting PeerGum:
Looks to me that Flattr is supporting a fake account of wikileaks. That account is linked to wikileaks.info which clearly states on the site that they are NOT related to wikileaks and they bought the domain after wikileaks released it...

So any donation made to the wikileaks account on flattr may well NOT help Assange and WikiLeaks, but just profit one individual whose name was properly hidden by privacyprotect.org...
 
 
+7 # Kipper 2010-12-11 13:08
Face book hasn't caved and I'm proud of em.
 
 
+1 # Matt 2010-12-12 00:58
Kind of amazing, since FB has censored every other controversial cause
 
 
+3 # mick 2010-12-13 15:47
Could it be that there are almost 1.4 million fans on Wikileaks FaceBook. Can you imagine the sh*tstorm if they closed the Page. Facebook would crash overnight.
 
 
+14 # tom zo 2010-12-11 13:26
Pay pal is gone for me, just cancelled Master Card, and am asking others to do the same with good results. Weak cowards!!

Creaters of the cables have embarrased countries, not the messenger. Lets get it right!!!
 
 
0 # Rebelle 2010-12-16 11:19
Quoting tom zo:
Pay pal is gone for me, just cancelled Master Card, and am asking others to do the same with good results. Weak cowards!!

Creaters of the cables have embarrased countries, not the messenger. Lets get it right!!!


If we refuse to hold our government accountable, then others who have been harmed by our neglect to act on a corrupt administration or gov. entity have every right as human beings to hold us all accountable. We have every right to know if those we allow in public office have betrayed our trust!
 
 
+26 # Todd Williams 2010-12-11 14:03
Damn the US government and its minions! Release Assange and jail Bush and Cheney, the true criminals!
 
 
+10 # GDSD 2010-12-11 14:09
Both of us have also dumped Paypal and also because of their non tax paying deceit in the UK, Vodafone also.

To hell with any corporations who abuse their status by denying the world their dues!
 
 
+1 # Lawrence 2010-12-11 14:10
anybody out there that has seen the movie "Skyline" ? over a year ago I had continious "Dreams" similor to the film, therefore I feel it wasn't Scifi but either a warning or a prediction, We've screwed up and we're gonna pay
 
 
-1 # Sandra E. 2010-12-11 14:11
German Commerzbank, too!
 
 
+5 # Nicole 2010-12-11 14:53
I got in touch with Xipwire about the lack of connection issue, and late last night they told me they have finally reached someone at Wikileaks.
 
 
-1 # Matt 2010-12-12 01:01
Xipwire has now posted a notice on their Wikileaks donation page that the donations are being sent directly to Wikileaks. It would be nice if they could update this article with that information so people won't mistakenly think that their money might not get there.
 
 
+2 # Throatwobbler M. 2010-12-11 15:47
You forgot about easydns.net - they are serving up DNS for wikileaks.ch.
 
 
+1 # TK3 2010-12-11 17:42
I thought I heard easydns.net cut them off ??
 
 
0 # bill_mcgonigle 2010-12-11 23:56
Quoting TK3:
I thought I heard easydns.net cut them off ??


There were erroneous press reports. Check out their statements on easydns.com.
 
 
+10 # Patricia Natchie 2010-12-11 16:23
THE FOLKS AT WIKILEAKS ARE WARRIORS OF TRUTH ! THEY ARE A THREAD OF HOPE DURING THIS SNOWSTORM OF FEAR, LIES AND SPIN THAT IS TODAY'S MEDIA. THEY WILL BE APPRECIATED BY OUR GRANDCHILDREN AND THEIR CHILDREN'S CHILDREN!
 
 
-18 # teree 2010-12-11 22:22
So if they are such warriors why did assange run and hide? You would think "warriors" would stand their ground and fight to clear their name.
 
 
+8 # Petr 2010-12-12 08:52
Quoting teree:
So if they are such warriors why did assange run and hide? You would think "warriors" would stand their ground and fight to clear their name.


Well when government officials speak about assassinating a person so openly on prime time television, do you think it stands to reason not to hide. If they manage to kill him, not sure how many would like to continue his work.
 
 
+1 # Ellen Simer 2010-12-15 10:58
Wikileaks and Assange will become / are already an urban legend of global dimensions. Not to mention highly useful to conscientious news seekers.
 
 
+2 # sibyl 2010-12-11 21:19
Just wanted to let everyone know that WikiLeaks has contacted XIPWIRE to make arrangement for the funds.
 
 
+5 # carly ramsen 2010-12-12 00:06
assange didnt run and hide he turned himself in but julian has not done anything wrong and shouldnt even be in jail julian is a hero and so are the sites that support him...
 
 
+3 # We11ington 2010-12-12 06:22
I'm not especially politically active but this makes me angry...! I'll be donating to them as soon as I can. And by the way... Sarah Palin is the only person in the world who should be made to shut up!
 
 
+2 # Activista 2010-12-12 12:47
PayPal is owned by EBay - stop buying crap on EBay!
 
 
-3 # Jake ORie 2010-12-12 14:49
How is using words like "wussed" progressive AlterNet? Come on, get with the program. Print an apology and correction for re-enforcing sexism and homophobia!
 
 
+1 # Ron Brown 2010-12-12 18:28
I think you need to explain that.
The poster was clearly using the word in the context of "wimped out". In no way is there any intention to relate it to sexism or homophobia. Paranoia much?
 
 
0 # Absolute Zero 2010-12-17 00:49
Thin skinned and confused is no way to live your life.
 
 
+3 # Mark Hess 2010-12-12 18:07
Jake O Rie. Move on with your life. I too am angered by the way these major corporations capitulated to our government and politicians. But, I am wondering if anyone is investigating any of the acts exposed in the releases.
 
 
0 # Mayepe 2010-12-16 14:48
Craig J. "Cojones", not "cajones". Cajones means drawers, in Spanish. Judy Kennedy is Right.
I agree with Todd Williams.
 
 
0 # Julia Rice 2010-12-16 23:01
"One hand washes the other." US GOV rescues the big banks (VISA, Mastercard), and now expects the favor to be returned.
 
 
0 # Absolute Zero 2010-12-17 00:48
Thank God someone has the nerve to buck the G.
 

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