|People are always asking- but what can I do ?|
Amazon and Paypal have both succumbed to severe US Government pressure, and severed relations with WIKILEAKS. (see below)
We have a very simple choice.
We can all do something. Now.
We all can and must- cancel our Paypal accounts. No matter what the bother or extra work it may entail.
We all can and must cancel any connection to Amazon-- No matter what the bother or extra work that may entail.
Or we can do nothing, and whine about how we can't do anything.
There are many alternatives to PAYPAL.
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There are many alternatives to AMAZON.
Please click these for book purchases:
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Please click HERE for Ebooks.
And please- be sure and tell AMAZON and PAYPAL exactly why you are firing them.
AMAZON: You can resign by email, on the Amazon site, or better- do it on the phone.
They will call you free wherever you are..... Just access
Log In to your account.
Go to Contact Us.
The phone contact protocol is there.
As are email and chat.
or click HERE.
Please- do this NOW, and tell them WHY.
Open Letter to Amazon.com
By Daniel Ellsberg
December 5, 2010 - To Customer Service and Jeff Bezos, I'm disgusted by Amazon's cowardice and servility in abruptly terminating its hosting of the Wikileaks website, in the face of threats from Senator Joe Lieberman and other Congressional right-wingers. I want no further association with any company that encourages legislative and executive officials to aspire to China's control of information and deterrence of whistle-blowing. For the last several years, I've been sp ending over $100 a month on new and used books from Amazon. That's over. I have contacted Customer Service to ask Amazon to terminate immediately my membership in Amazon Prime and my Amazon credit card and account, to delete my contact and credit information from their files and to send me no more notices....
Read the full article / Leggi l'articolo completo: http://www.uruknet.de/?p=72536
Thursday, Dec 2, 2010 02:02 ET
Joe Lieberman emulates Chinese dictators
PayPal Freezes WikiLeaks Account
By Kevin Poulsen
December 4, 2010 |
3:31 am |
Categories: Censorship, WikiLeaks
In potentially the most significant attack on WikiLeaks to date, PayPal on Friday froze the account of the German foundation accepting donations for the secret spilling website, claiming that WikiLeaks was in violation of PayPal's terms of service.
"PayPal has permanently restricted the account used by WikiLeaks due to a violation of the PayPal Acceptable Use Policy, which states that our payment service cannot be used for any activities that encourage, promote, facilitate or instruct others to engage in illegal activity," reads a statement on PayPal's website. "We've notified the account holder of this action."
Most of the over $1 million in contributions WikiLeaks has drawn in the last year have come through its PayPal account, which belongs to the Wau Holland Foundation, a German non-profit group that manages the bulk of WikiLeaks' money.
Attempting to donate to Wau Holland though PayPal on Friday night produced the message "This recipient is currently unable to receive money."
PayPal's move comes amid mounting U.S. pressure against WikiLeaks over its cache of over 250,000 State Department diplomatic cables. Struggling with denial-of-service attacks on its servers earlier this week, WikiLeaks moved to Amazon's EC2 cloud-based data-storage service, only to be summarily booted off on Wednesday. Then on Thursday its domain-name service provider, EveryDNS, stopped resolving WikiLeaks.org, after the DNS provider was battered by the DoS attacks.
There was an element of theater to WikiLeaks' supposed struggles against electronic censorship this week. WikiLeaks kept its domain hosting at EveryDNS even after the company gave WikiLeaks notice that it was pulling the plug. And though WikiLeaks has no shortage of hosting options outside of U.S. influence, founder Julian Assange selected Amazon instead, in what he described Friday as a test of the company's commitment to free speech.
The attack on WikiLeaks' money flow, in contrast, is the real deal, and has the potential to genuinely impact the organization.
PayPal's public statement doesn't detail the "illegal activity" WikiLeaks promotes, but presumably it's the leaking of classified information. Sometimes such leaks are indeed illegal. And sometimes classified leaks - legal or not - reveal warrantless wiretapping of Americans, secret CIA prison networks,and massive government waste hidden in black budgets. The reasoning PayPal offers for its newfound intolerance for WikiLeaks would seem to apply equally well to the New York Times and the Washington Post.