If this regulation has its way, it will endanger not only existing websites and current innovation, but the future of finance as well. -- But that is not all. Just over a year ago, Paypal, Visa, and Mastercard suspended their service to Wikileaks, which was facing pressure from the U.S. government. SOPA would have enforced that kind of treatment on many sites, based upon their users contributions.
Frontline Club s upcoming event featuring WikiLeaks editor-in-chief Julian Assange and renowned Slovenian philosopher Slavoj Zizek was deemed too controversial for the University of London s Institute of Education (IOE). The event, which will take place on 2 July at the Troxy in East London, had originally been tentatively scheduled to take place at Logan Hall, a 900-capacity auditorium hired out by the IOE.
IT STILL beggars belief to consider that the American government treats the Wikileaks trove of diplomatic cables as classified, making it is illegal for US officials who lack the proper security clearance to go online and read them something any middling journalist or al-Qaeda operative can do. It actually sets up a situation whereby American diplomats must interact with foreign counterparts who may be better informed than they are.
The whistle-blowing Web site WikiLeaks has not been convicted of a crime. The Justice Department has not even pressed charges over its disclosure of confidential State Department communications. Nonetheless, the financial industry is trying to shut it down.
The Dylan Ratigan Show interviewed Julian Assange on December 21. The newest interview in the U.S. of Julian Assange on the Wikileaks Thing. Discussion about the 1917 Espionage Act and our political leaders including V.P. Biden, Sarah Palin, Mike Huckabee. Assange making...