WikiLeaks is an international, online, not-for-profit, organization that has exposed important secret, or classified, details concerning various American situations, like the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, as well as information on the prisoners detained in Guantanamo Bay.
On December 7, 2010, a financial blockade was imposed on WikiLeaks by Bank of America, VISA, MasterCard, PayPal and Western Union. The attack had destroyed 95% of Wikileaks revenue. Wikileaks reports, "The blockade came into force within ten days of the launch of Cablegate as part of a concerted US-based, political attack that included vitriol by senior right wing politicians, including assassination calls against WikiLeaks staff."
We now know who those US politicians were, Senator Joseph Lieberman, and Congressman Peter T. King.
|Senator Joseph Lieberman|
In a press release put out by WikiLeaks, they claim Senator Joseph Lieberman, from my home state of Connecticut, along with Congressman Peter T. King had "convsersations" with MasterCard over cooperating on the blockade.
I am an American, and I applaud the work of Julian Assange, founder of WikiLeaks. I want to know what my government is doing with my money. As far as Joseph Lieberman, he is one of the worst senators in the United States. He supports some of the worst tyrannical legislation proposed in Congress. I will continue keeping a watchful eye on Senator Lieberman.
Finally, Julian Assange, had this to say of the situation: “There is no sovereignty without economic sovereignty. It is concerning that hard-right elements in the United States have been able to pressure VISA and MasterCard, who together hold monopoly over the European market, into introducing a blockade that the U.S. Treasury has rightly rejected. These unaccountable elements are directly interfering in the political and economic freedoms of EU consumers and are setting a precedent for political censorship of the world’s media.”