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mtcministry
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Re: WikiLeaks

PayPal has no idea what you are using your money for... they are just a money transfer service. That would not make them guilty of any crime any more than it would if a bank had a bank account for a criminal and accepted deposits into it.

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ninjasmurf
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Re: WikiLeaks

i stand for wikileaks as well. the call to boycott paypal has gone out again. this time it is urged that we tweet screen shots of our paypal account closure. it is fine if paypal doesn't want to do business with them anymore but send them their money.
BittytheKid
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Re: WikiLeaks

I will be deleting my account.
 

Over the winter, Paypal froze Wikileaks'
donations and blocked all further donations to Wikileaks, allegedly due
to the political nature of Wikileaks' work. However, they continue to
permit donations to organizations such as the KKK and the EDL, a British
white supremacist group tied to the Norwegian ultra-right-wing bomber.
Note that there was no legal order from the US government (or any other
government) insisting that Paypal block donations to Wikileaks, they did
it willingly.

Now, as if that were not bad enough, Paypal is working with the FBI to
seek the criminalization of nonviolent protest. When Paypal blocked
Wikileaks donations the online activist group Anonymous staged the
internet version of a sit-in on Paypal's website. No physical harm was
done whatsoever, no information was stolen either, this was NOT hacking.
The activists simply sent so many requests to the Paypal website that it
slowed to a crawl, a result akin to forming a picket line in front of a
business entrance or a sit-in taking up all the seats in a segregated
restaurant. Now Paypal and the FBI are seeking to prosecute participants

 in the protest with $500,000 fines and up to 15 years in prison.



An article about Paypal and FBI's collaboration:
http://arstechnica.com/tech-policy/news/2011/07/fbi-working-from-list-of-top-1000-protestors-in-anon...


An article about a 20 year old student facing 15 years in prison for
protesting online:
http://www.rawstory.com/rs/2011/07/25/journalism-student-faces-15-years-for-alleged-anonymous-hackti...

 
Mighty_Navy
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Re: WikiLeaks

Hooyah. Skrew ball these jerks. Corruption is everywhere and I'll fight until I'm sitting stairing at a rock and eating moss. Boy I hope it doesn't come to that, I like buying things but its not worth freedom and lives which is where this all leads. LIVE FREE OR DIE!

sonny45
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Wikileaks

PayPal has no justufication for boycotting Wikileaks. I am going to boycott PayPal.
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