I joined the Madeleine Brand Show today for a discussion about the latest Wikileaks news. On Monday, Julian Assange said—for the second time in as many years—that the organization known for leaking government secrets will stop publishing because it is broke.
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Photo: Assange speaks during a news conference at the Frontline Club in London October 24, 2011. He said the whistle-blowing website would soon cease to exist unless it was able to end a financial "blockade" by U.S. firms such as Visa and MasterCard. (REUTERS/Luke MacGregor)
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