Posts Tagged ‘wikileaks’
05:40 PM DataCell, as expected, has filed a complaint with the European Commission.
“The closure by Visa and MasterCard of Datcell‘s access to the payment card networks in order to stop donations to WikILeaks violates the competition rules of the European Community.” their statement reads.
Visa Europe and Mastercard Europe are accused of abusing european laws by using their dominant position in the market to prevent DataCell from processing credit card donations to Wikileaks, putting DataCell at competitive disadvantage and discriminating between costumers. Read more
08:00 PM Zinnia Jones who contributed with chat logs to the NY Mag piece on Bradley Manning releases statement about it, says unredacted logs will be made available next week.
I provided them with our logs because I wanted them to see a different side of Bradley. I will be releasing the unredacted logs next week so that everyone can read them. After all of the stories portraying him as mentally unstable and revealing his problems at home and in the military, I felt it was important for people to know that there was a time when he seemed satisfied with his life. Read more
WikiLeaks has shaken power dynamics; it has given some power back to people. ‘We can access you; you’re not impenetrable or invincible, and we can wreak our own sense of moral justice on you’. That’s what youth identify with; that they want to wrestle some of this power back.
Photo by ChicagoGeek
In San Francisco, New York and Chicago, support contingents for Pfc. Bradley Manning, the accused WikiLeaks whistleblower, participated in Sunday’s gay pride parades. Those who marched in contingents aimed to make the LGBT community more aware of Bradley Manning.
Andy Thayer, co-founder of the Gay Liberation Network and Bradley Manning Support Network Advisory Board member, says he and others in the LGBT community organized a contingent because Manning is a gay man and “we think it is important to stand up for those in our own community who are being victimized.” Read more
Julian Assange parodying the “priceless” Mastercard Ad would’ve been funny enough, but once you remember Mastercard was one of the companies that refused to honor donations to Wikileaks, it makes Julian Assange’s video all the more effective.
FREE JULIAN ASSANGE! FREE WIKILEAKS!
The attack has blocked over 90% of the non-profit organization’s donations, costing some $15M in lost revenue. Read more