Wikileaks struggles to stay alive

January 30, 2010 | By | 2 Replies More

Wikileaks has shut down, hopefully temporarily, for lack of money. Here’s what you’ll see if you visit the site:

The Sunshine Press (WikiLeaks) is an non-profit organization funded by human rights campaigners, investigative journalists, technologists and the general public. Through your support we have exposed significant injustice around the world—successfully fighting off over 100 legal attacks in the process. Although our work produces reforms daily and is the recipient of numerous prestigious awards, including the 2008 Economist Freedom of Expression Award as well as the 2009 Amnesty International New Media Award, these accolades do not pay the bills. Nor can we accept government or corporate funding and maintain our absolute integrity. It is your strong support alone that preserves our continued independence and strength.

To help out, visit Wikileaks and make a donation. I just donated, because Wikileaks has proven itself to be a critically important resource for allowing us to really know what is going on and I wanted to do my part.

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Erich Vieth is an attorney focusing on consumer law litigation and appellate practice. He is also a working musician and a writer, having founded Dangerous Intersection in 2006. Erich lives in the Shaw Neighborhood of St. Louis, Missouri, where he lives half-time with his two extraordinary daughters.

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  1. Erich Vieth says:

    "To the list of the enemies threatening the security of the United States, the Pentagon has added WikiLeaks.org, a tiny online source of information and documents that governments and corporations around the world would prefer to keep secret."

    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/18/us/18wiki.html

  2. Brynn Jacobs says:

    Wikileaks' Twitter stream gives new meaning to the title of your post, Erich.

    # We have airline records of the State Dep/CIA tails. Don't think you can get away with it. You cannot. This is WikiLeaks. about 13 hours ago via bit.ly

    # We have been shown secret photos of our production meetings and been asked specific questions during detention related to the airstrike. about 13 hours ago via bit.ly

    # If you know more about the operations against us, contact https://secure.wikileaks.org/ about 13 hours ago via bit.ly

    # We know our possession of the decrypted airstrike video is now being discussed at the highest levels of US command. about 13 hours ago via bit.ly

    # One related person was detained for 22 hours. Computer's seized.That's http://www.skup.no about 13 hours ago via bit.ly

    # Two under State Dep diplomatic cover followed our editor from Iceland to http://skup.no on Thursday. about 13 hours ago via bit.ly

    # If anything happens to us, you know why: it is our Apr 5 film. And you know who is responsible. about 13 hours ago via bit.ly

    # WikiLeaks is currently under an aggressive US and Icelandic surveillance operation. Following/photographing/filming/detaining. about 13 hours ago via bit.ly

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