Things You Can Still Do With Your Visa and MasterCard, Now That They’ve Cut Off WikiLeaks

Information on becoming a Knight [Christian Concepts, via Gen JC Christian]

MasterCard, Visa shut down electronic donations to WikiLeaks [Raw Story]


Like I said… Now I wanna know what Wikileaks has that is freaking out Wall St and it’s paid army of flying monkeys?


Right? It was just a little bitching and moaning when it was just about the military, but now that there is a megabank involved the guy is suddenly Charles Manson with an ipad.

Im sure the members only website is a party all the time

@IanJ: Yeah I just saw that. Poor thing, what a rough few years on the way out. Sad.

No wonder Visa jumped to attention when US government told them to sever Wikileaks ties….per The Guardian:

The US lobbied Russia this year on behalf of Visa and MasterCard in an attempt to ensure the payment companies were not “adversely affected” by new legislation, according to American diplomats in Moscow.

A state department cable released this afternoon by WikiLeaks reveals that US diplomats intervened to try to amend a draft law going through Russia’s Duma. Their explicit aim was to ensure the new law did not “disadvantage” the two US firms, the cable states.

The revelation comes a day after Visa – apparently acting under intense pressure from Washington – announced it was suspending all payments to WikiLeaks, the whistle-blowing website. Visa was following MasterCard, PayPal and Amazon, all of which have severed ties with the site and its founder Julian Assange in the last few days.

Purely a coincidence, I’m sure.

@SanFranLefty: From the Twitters:

“Freedom of speech: priceless. For everything else, there’s MasterCard.”

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