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    PayPal freezes WikiLeaks account

    Online payment company says funds were being used for 'illegal activity' in violation of its rules

    Jonathan Haynes
    guardian.co.uk, Saturday 4 December 2010 10.19 GMT
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    WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange. Photograph: Valentin Flauraud/Reuters

    PayPal has frozen WikiLeaks' account in the latest action against the whistleblower website, which has been posting leaked US embassy cables online.

    The decision by the online payment site which WikiLeaks had used to raise funds for web hosting and other costs has been announced with a posting on PayPal's blog.

    PayPal, owned by the auction website eBay, said the account had been frozen because it was being used for "illegal" activity.

    This week Amazon withdrew its cloud hosting of WikiLeaks' cables site and the WikiLeaks.org domain was taken offline. It has since moved to other domains based outside America.

    PayPal said: "PayPal has permanently restricted the account used by WikiLeaks due to a violation of the PayPal acceptable use policy, which states that our payment service cannot be used for any activities that encourage, promote, facilitate or instruct others to engage in illegal activity. We've notified the account holder of this action."
    If there is no struggle there is no progress. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.” - Frederick Douglass
    "Let me issue and control a nation's money and I care not who writes the laws. - Mayer Rothschild
    "Civil disobedience is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience! People are obedient in the face of poverty, starvation, stupidity, war, and cruelty. Our problem is that grand thieves are running the country. That's our problem!" - Howard Zinn

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    Definitely. And Amazon.
    "I think it would be a good idea." Mahatma Gandhi, when asked what he thought of Western civilization.

    The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways; the point is to change it.
    Karl Marx.

    "Well, he would, wouldn't he?" Mandy Rice-Davies, 1963, replied Ms Rice Davies when the prosecuting counsel pointed out that Lord Astor denied an affair or having even met her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Magda Hassan View Post
    Definitely. And Amazon.
    How could I forget.....I think there will soon be quite a list to add to it vis-a-vis Wikileaks. I expect the credit card companies will be next, then Sweden, and many others...coming to a free-speech free zone soon!
    If there is no struggle there is no progress. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.” - Frederick Douglass
    "Let me issue and control a nation's money and I care not who writes the laws. - Mayer Rothschild
    "Civil disobedience is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience! People are obedient in the face of poverty, starvation, stupidity, war, and cruelty. Our problem is that grand thieves are running the country. That's our problem!" - Howard Zinn

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Lemkin View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Magda Hassan View Post
    Definitely. And Amazon.
    How could I forget.....I think there will soon be quite a list to add to it vis-a-vis Wikileaks. I expect the credit card companies will be next, then Sweden, and many others...coming to a free-speech free zone soon!
    In general the boycott is one of the few tactics available to ordinary people to fight the power of the monster corporations, governments, etc.

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    I entirely concur Myra. I told Paypal to close my account today.
    The shadow is a moral problem that challenges the whole ego-personality, for no one can become conscious of the shadow without considerable moral effort. To become conscious of it involves recognizing the dark aspects of the personality as present and real. This act is the essential condition for any kind of self-knowledge.
    Carl Jung - Aion (1951). CW 9, Part II: P.14

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    Quote Originally Posted by David Guyatt View Post
    I entirely concur Myra. I told Paypal to close my account today.
    I have never had an account and now will not but use Amazon to buy books.
    Does anyone know of another site to buy books online? I need to buy a couple of Christmas gifts and was going to get books.

    Dawn

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    Borders and Barnes and Noble in the states. Your local book shop will get books in for you too.
    "I think it would be a good idea." Mahatma Gandhi, when asked what he thought of Western civilization.

    The philosophers have only interpreted the world, in various ways; the point is to change it.
    Karl Marx.

    "Well, he would, wouldn't he?" Mandy Rice-Davies, 1963, replied Ms Rice Davies when the prosecuting counsel pointed out that Lord Astor denied an affair or having even met her.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dawn Meredith View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by David Guyatt View Post
    I entirely concur Myra. I told Paypal to close my account today.
    I have never had an account and now will not but use Amazon to buy books.
    Does anyone know of another site to buy books online? I need to buy a couple of Christmas gifts and was going to get books.

    Dawn
    Abe's Books is best IMO for older, used, hard to find. He also has new.
    If there is no struggle there is no progress. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.” - Frederick Douglass
    "Let me issue and control a nation's money and I care not who writes the laws. - Mayer Rothschild
    "Civil disobedience is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience! People are obedient in the face of poverty, starvation, stupidity, war, and cruelty. Our problem is that grand thieves are running the country. That's our problem!" - Howard Zinn

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    Myra Bronstein Guest

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    Quote Originally Posted by Peter Lemkin View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Dawn Meredith View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by David Guyatt View Post
    I entirely concur Myra. I told Paypal to close my account today.
    I have never had an account and now will not but use Amazon to buy books.
    Does anyone know of another site to buy books online? I need to buy a couple of Christmas gifts and was going to get books.

    Dawn
    Abe's Books is best IMO for older, used, hard to find. He also has new.
    Abes is good.

    Also Powells in Portland. It's great. And Powells is a union shop.
    http://www.powells.com/

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    For used books I have good experience with betterworldbooks.com.
    The most relevant literature regarding what happened since September 11, 2001 is George Orwell's "1984".

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