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Offline DaBees-Knees

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Bank of America stops handling Wikileaks payments
« on: December 18, 2010, 07:44:37 pm »
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-12028084

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Bank of America has stopped handling payments for whistle-blowing website Wikileaks, joining several other major financial institutions. It said it acted because "Wikileaks may be engaged in activities that are... inconsistent with our internal policies for processing payments".

In response, Wikileaks urged its supporters to stop doing business with the bank - one of the world's largest.

MasterCard, PayPal and other companies earlier cut off Wikileaks' payments.

The financial institutions acted after Wikileaks - together with several major media organisations - began publishing thousands of secret US diplomatic cables, causing tension between Washington and some of its allies.

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange was earlier this week freed on bail in the UK while facing extradition proceedings to Sweden over sexual assault allegations. Mr Assange, 39, dismissed the claims as part of a "smear" campaign. He also said he was worried about an attempt to extradite him to the United States, adding that Washington was conducting an "aggressive" and "illegal" investigation into him and the website.

 Julian Assange was freed on bail in the UK earlier this week 'Unethical practices'
 
In a statement, the North Carolina-based Bank of America said it would "not process transactions of any type that we have reason to believe are intended for Wikileaks". The statement provided no further details.

Wikileaks responded in a message on Twitter, urging "all people who love freedom close out their accounts at Bank of America". The website also called for businesses to "place your funds somewhere safer".

Wikileaks has recently said it will soon release documents that will point to "unethical" practices" at some US banks.

There has been speculation that the Bank of America could be one of the institutions mentioned in the US diplomatic cables.

"Wikileaks may be engaged in activities that are... inconsistent with our internal policies for processing payments"

What's with the "may be"? This is rapidly becoming an American witch hunt.  8)

Editorial note - Anyone wishing to read more details of the offences that Julian Assange is accused of may wish to read the article at: http://www.wired.com/threatlevel/2010/12/assange-sweden/

Offline Trestor

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Re: Bank of America stops handling Wikileaks payments
« Reply #1 on: December 19, 2010, 12:17:12 pm »
To me it's interesting that Google's mining of private information by their spy cars has resulted in little more than window-dressing investigations since last May, while Assange has provoked a huge amount of activity. It looks like Thatcher and Spy Catcher all over again: the objective is to hound Assange so extensively and for so long so as to frighten anyone in future from whistle-blowing any more confidential information. The only information that governments consider to be confidential is their own; as for you and me, we can go jump.




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