Wikileaks is Feeling the Strain

After months of hardship, Wikileaks is succumbing to what it calls the “financial blockade” imposed on it by financial institutions. When Wikileaks released tens of thousands of confidential U.S. government cables, Bank of America, Visa, MasterCard, PayPal, and Western Union all stopped processing transactions for Wikileaks. The impact has been a reduction in donations from hundreds of thousands of dollars per month to less than $10,000 dollars per month. Wikileaks founder Julian Assange says that Wikileaks will be forced to shut down by the end of the year unless the blockade is lifted.
WikiLeaks says “blockade” threatens its existence [Reuters]

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