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Wikileaks Booted From Amazon 528

Posted by samzenpus
from the you're-outta-here dept.
dakameleon writes "Wikileaks has been booted from its Amazon hosting, and has now shifted to being hosted in Europe. Senator Lieberman, chairman of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, said in a statement, 'This morning Amazon informed my staff that it has ceased to host the WikiLeaks website,' which raises the question whether this was requested by the government. Senator Lieberman said Amazon's decision to cut off WikiLeaks 'is the right decision and should set the standard for other companies WikiLeaks is using to distribute its illegally seized material.'"
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Wikileaks Booted From Amazon

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  • by SwedishPenguin (1035756) on Thursday December 02, 2010 @09:07AM (#34415880)

    The data wasn't hosted on Amazon, only the front page.. Which makes this even weirder, they weren't even hosting the leaked material on Amazon.

  • Re:Right then (Score:5, Interesting)

    by David Gerard (12369) <slashdot@davidge ... k ['co.' in gap]> on Thursday December 02, 2010 @09:19AM (#34415980) Homepage

    It was a headline story in this morning's Metro (a freesheet read by approximately everyone in London going to work on the tube): people boycotting Amazon for kicking Wikileaks off.

    Possibly not the best meme to have propagating when people are attempting to one-click their Christmas shopping.

  • by rastos1 (601318) on Thursday December 02, 2010 @09:23AM (#34416004) Homepage

    Presumably, you want your government to have strong diplomacy and the ability to influence its region of the world.

    Care to specify where are the boundaries of this region in case of USA government?

    Ah don't bother. The answer is right here [wikileaks.org]:

    To be a real power, Patten said, a country must be ready and able to adopt and implement a policy, even if the rest of the world considers it unwise. Europeans may agree or disagree with US policy, but they admire that the US is ready to carry out the policies it thinks best, no matter what the rest of the world thinks. Under this yardstick, the EU will never be a "real power" because there is always someone in the room who is overly cautious, and will insist on looking at matters "sensibly."

  • by commodore64_love (1445365) on Thursday December 02, 2010 @09:29AM (#34416062) Journal

    >>>Presumably, you want your government (whatever government that might be) to have strong diplomacy and the ability to influence its region of the world.

    You presume wrong.

    I don't give a fuck about what happens outside US territory. What I want is a government that is weak w/ most of the power belonging to the people ("every man a king of his own domain"). Secrecy of things like COICA (copyright/three-strike law) and ACTA (more copyright protection but on the global scale) that affect citizens is bullshit. It should be out in the open, not hidden, otherwise representative government Can Not work.

    What you are supporting is basically a return to the European Dark Ages, where the leaders operated in the dark without the people's knowledge, and the citizens were just pawns in their leader's games.

  • by Ben4jammin (1233084) on Thursday December 02, 2010 @09:42AM (#34416188)
    The sad part is, we don't need Wikileaks to know that the Fed should be abolished

    http://www.amazon.com/Web-Debt-Ellen-Hodgson-Brown/dp/0979560888/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1291296798&sr=8-1 [amazon.com]

    Whether it is a failed educational system or just plain apathy, the Fed really doesn't have to hide that much of what they do. No one seems interested in questioning why a country that has a sovereign right to print money ends up TRILLIONS in debt.

    http://www.slate.com/id/2271828/ [slate.com]

    From the above link: The Fed makes money ex nihilo, pulling it out of thin air rather than taking it from its coffers. Then, it pushes the money into the economy by buying up assets from banks.

    So the banks get all this free money at the same time we talk about "deficit reduction" in the form of extending the retirement age, cutting medicare/medicade benefits and a host of other spending (except wars of course). Maybe if we didn't give the banks free money we would have money for things like health care.
  • by kevinNCSU (1531307) on Thursday December 02, 2010 @10:59AM (#34417080)
    Does the world seem more peaceful to you now? I mean, damaging diplomatic processes between China and North Korea when NK and SK are at the verge of war that would cause death on a scale not seen in decades? That's what qualifies for a Nobel peace prize these days? Since when did Nobel Peace Prize = "I agree with what they're doing". You can agree with wikileaks, but understand the process that they are putting the world through is not causing peace.

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