Credit Cards: Obama Admin’s Newest Front on the War on Medical Marijuana?

By: Monday July 9, 2012 2:00 pm

In what could potentially be the newest front in the Obama administration’s multiple front war on medical marijuana, major credit card companies will no longer accept transactions from medical marijuana dispensaries, according to SF Weekly.


Credit Blockade Could Doom WikiLeaks

By: Monday October 24, 2011 9:50 am

Because of barriers on funding, WikiLeaks could have to close by the end of the year, according to its founder, Julian Assange. Glenn Greenwald points out it was WikeLeaks that helped spark the Arab Spring, for which the Administration tried to take partial credit while it imprisons the alleged leaker, Bradley Manning.

Credit Card Companies Forestall Legal Trouble by Allowing Donations via DataCell

By: Friday July 8, 2011 5:19 am

What do you do when you are facing a law suit that you are going to loose? If you are Visa and Mastercard, you change the policy that you are being sued over. This is what they did with processing donations to Wikileaks.

The WikiLeaks Suit against Visa and MasterCard

By: Sunday July 3, 2011 8:08 am

You may have heard that WikiLeaks is suing Visa and MasterCard for refusing to process donations to it.

That’s not actually the case. Forbes has gotten a copy of the complaint, and as it lays out, an Icelandic company called DataCell is suing, and it’s suing in Europe, not the US. DataCell is basically a hosting service for WikiLeaks and “businesses, NGOs, humanitarian organisations and others.”

Wikileaks Supporters Fight Back, Hack MasterCard, PayPal

By: Wednesday December 8, 2010 6:00 pm

With the worldwide coordination against Wikileaks, with the US Justice Department seeking prosecution and the State Department cracking down on its funding sources, with Julian Assange in jail and the press savaging Assange and Wikileaks (and inventing ticky-tack reasons to do so) for making them look bad, you just knew there would be a community-based response. And that’s what we saw today.

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