The persecution of the WikiLeaks whistle-blowing Website continues, as founder Julian Assange is arrested by UK police and MasterCard and Visa join PayPal in cutting off donations to the operation.
Mastercard has never been used by anyone to pay for a hooker? Give me a break.
I suppose it explains why the world failed to 'realise' the Nazi's were murdering the Jews. Did the banks cut off anyone likely to report the torture and murder to help the Nazi's keep them quiet.
The line drawn here is a shameful one.
This is an absolute disgrace.
I've been at the MasterCard booth at Cartes in Paris most of the afternoon. They are claiming not have anyone on site to comment on this, "because it is being dealt with out of the US".
However, I was told MasterCard would have a statement "in 20 minutes" (about two hours ago). Will check back at the end of the day.
Off-the-record comment from a MasterCard person at the booth "Please can something else happen today..."
This is sooo hipocrit. Visa and Mastercard both reject someone who tells the truth, but boldly support racist organizations like the Ku Klux Klan:
Apparently, the US has just announced that it is to host Unesco's World Press Freedom Day in May next year 'in order to prove its commitment to expand press freedom and the free flow of information in this digital age'. This not a joke (oh yes it is, ed)
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