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18 February 2008

Wikileak dot org: Banned? Censored? Wiped Out? Or Worse?



Anyone belonging to the fast shrinking sections of certain Western citizens who still steadfastly refuse to accept the fact that they're living in Big Brother Land -should stop squandering their (mistakenly imagined), valuable time reading this story - right here.

Since we ourselves long ago faced up to the fact that some simple souls neither can nor ever will, see the ends of their own noses on their own faces.

So stuff 'em. That's their problem. We should worry. Not.

However, all those who enter here with open minds, an IQ of at least double figures, are not yet completely brain dead and a still possess any semblance of a thirst for truths -- study these selected snippets.

Whistle-blower site taken offline

The case was brought by lawyers working for a Swiss bank

A controversial[Wikipedia-like], website that allows whistle-blowers to anonymously post government and corporate documents has been taken offline in the US.

Wikileaks.org, as it is known, was cut off from the internet following a California court ruling, the site says.

(snip)

Wikileaks claimed that the order was "unconstitutional" and said that the site had been "forcibly censored".

(snip)

The court hearing took place last week and Dynadot blocked access from Friday evening.

Wikileaks says it was not represented at the hearing because it was "given only hours notice" via e-mail.

A document signed by Judge Jeffery White, who presided over the case, ordered Dynadot to follow six court orders.

(snip)

The site was founded in 2006 by dissidents, journalists, mathematicians and technologists from the US, Taiwan, Europe, Australia and South Africa.

It so far claims to have published more than 1.2 million documents.



Read the rest of this BBC report -- if it's not been blocked nor buggered about with.

*(Cross posted at Appletree)




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3 Comments:

Anonymous gordo said...

It's tougher than ever to suppress information. Wikileaks is back online at a mirror site. A lot of people suspect that they were hit with a denial-of-service attack as a result of this post about a Cayman Islands tax haven.

5:08 am  
Anonymous bootlean said...

Good news that it's back online. The idea that the powers that be are engaged is such acts is really frightening though. One has to wonder what the hell is next.

5:44 pm  
Blogger erdla said...

O/T Richard you and your readers might be interested in this I'll quote just the closing paragraphs:

Public Health Crisis in Iraq: 13 years of sanctions and bombings, an illegal invasion and 5 years of death and destruction:

"Further, it took the embargo thirteen years for an estimated million and a quarter souls, to die of 'embargo-related causes.' (United Nations phrase.) It has taken just five years for America and Britain's 'liberation', to kill almost the same amount - according to the respected, ORB and John Hopkins, Bloomburg studies. Deaths - overtly through bombing, killings by troops their militias and other violence - and covertly, through the destruction of and failure to restore, Iraq's health care system. If Darfur's plight is 'genocide', what is Iraq's?

I apologize for the length of this letter, but felt that as you are in a position of potentially vital importance, relevant to hopefully, a rapid response to this shocking situation, if you are genuinely unaware of the background, there is a missile sized hole in your portfolio!

Iraq's heath care system is not ' .. the result of decades of under investment and mis-management', but of thirteen years of draconian sanctions and bombings, an illegal invasion and five years of further destruction and decimation. Given Britain's pivotal role in the all, the country has a duty to right an appalling wrong. With a change of Prime Minister, an electorate which has never been more cynical, which was promised a change of direction., Iraq will for ever be Labour's nemesis. Such a policy of reparation on Iraq's health care, might just win back a few British hearts and minds.

Yours sincerely,

Felicity Arbuthnot"

With apologies for the blogwhoring we did a piece on this very topic recently, inspired I should add by Sophia of Les Politiques. - Be aware you might find the photos distressing:

Erdla


Gorilla’s Guides:

"13129 malformed children have been born in Iraq in the last five years. Their deformities have been caused by American Depleted Uranium munitions used in the American led 1991 “Desert Storm” war with Irak launched after Saddam Hussein invaded Kuwait. The war saw heavy use of depleted uranium rounds by American and British forces and was followed by a punitive sanctions regime enforced by the United Nations primarily at America’s behest. The sanctions included preventing Irak from importing drugs for the treatment of cancers and birth defects. The current war on Irak was launched on the pretext that Irak was failing to comply with sanctions and had weapons of mass destruction."

9:15 pm  

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