Credit card blockade against WikiLeaks apparent success
With donations thinning due to a credit card company boycott of his website, Julian Assange announced that WikiLeaks will be suspending all publishing in order to focus on fundraising. The whistle-blowing site’s statement (via The Telegraph) reads: “In order to ensure our future survival, WikiLeaks is now forced to temporarily suspend its publishing operations and aggressively fundraise in order to fight back against this blockade and its proponents.” Assange held a press conference at the Frontline Club in London to announce the news. The British newspaper also reports that WikiLeaks will be setting up a new website through which people can donate money, although no explanation was given in the article for how this will work.
From this Atlantic story.