Crowd Funding the Right to Know

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3 Responses to “Crowd Funding the Right to Know”

  1. anand says:

    This is a wonderful idea. But I’ve a query that’s bothering me:
    Our donations to WikiLeaks got stuck because they got onto the ban list of Visa/Mastercard etc. What’s to prevent this Foundation from getting onto the ban list as well?

    Anybody know how they will deal with this? Or do we assume that the government wouldn’t want to take on Ellsberg again ;)

  2. andreasma says:

    When I made my first donation to Wikileaks two years ago, I have to admit I was scared. I was scared of my name ending up on a “list”, being harassed at the airport, having my email monitored. Then I got angry, very angry. Why was I scared? Why was my own government making me scared to support a perfectly legal association? Why should *I* be scared for speech, while the people who ordered and committed war crimes as documented by “Collateral Murder”, or at Abhu Ghraib, or in Faluja or one of the CIA “black sites”, walk around free, signing book deals and attending Congressional cocktail parties.

    I am a free citizen of a nation of laws. F-ck being afraid of my own government and here’s another $100 for wikileaks every month from me. Are you logging that you cowardly fascist warmongers?

  3. JProffitt71 says:

    Wonderful! I mentioned that I wanted to see another group join wikileaks after Julian Assange was so thoroughly gutted of credibility (regardless of motive), and now BoingBoing’s very best is jumping in! I am very excited!

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