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Illegal or Lawful, Devil or Saint: Julian Assange, the head of WikiLeaks

28 Aug

Normally posts like these do not find their place in here however this time we decided to make an exception. WikLeaks have responded on an Banking Blockade that was put on them by numerous banking institutions. Read this through, be the judge and find out what is the truth behind their current situation. WikiLeaks is an non-profit organization that brings to the light of the world news that would never make it through the thin bottle neck of the classic media channels.

For six months now, five major US financial institutions, VISA, MasterCard, PayPal, Western Union and the Bank of America have tried to economically strangle WikiLeaks as a result of political pressure from Washington. The attack has blocked over 90% of the non-profit organization’s donations, costing some $15M in lost revenue. The attack is entirely outside of any due process or rule of law. In fact, in the only formal review towikileaks occur, the US Secretary of the Treasury, Timothy C. Geithner found, on January 12, that there were no lawful grounds to add WikiLeaks to a financial blockade.

The fact is, the blockade is not just against WikiLeaks. It is against the associative rights and economic rights of every VISA, MasterCard, PayPal and Bank of America account holder, who have been prevented from supporting the organization of their choice. We call on regulators around the world to investigate and de-license these banking institutions. They are not politically neutral and are not obeying the rule of law. When VISA and MasterCard will happily provide services to the Klu Klux Klan, but not to WikiLeaks, it is time to act.

In December 2010, Sweden issued an extradition request for Julian Assange in connection with a preliminary investigation. Julian has been under house arrest in Norfolk since this time. This video, released on June 16th 2011, commemorates 6 months of his house arrest.

…Julian has not been charged with a crime in any country.

 Read the rest of this entry here or click on one of the other links related to this topic:

http://www.swedenversusassange.com/
http://www.readwriteweb.com/archives/paypal_announces_it_will_no_longer_handle_wikileak.php
http://www.datacell.com/news/2011-07-14/datacell_files_a_complaint_with_the_european_commission/ 
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Posted by on August 28, 2011 in Ethics, News

 

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