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I Won't Be Doing My Solstice Season Shopping at Amazon This Year

Posted by libhom Thursday, December 02, 2010

From Democracy Now 12/2/10:

Amazon Drops WikiLeaks Website

WikiLeaks’ website meanwhile was temporarily shut down on Wednesday after the online giant Amazon dropped it from its servers. Independent Senator Joe Lieberman, chairman of the Senate Homeland Security Committee, said Amazon had acceded to his demand to stop hosting WikiLeaks. In a post to its Twitter account, WikiLeaks said, "If Amazon are so uncomfortable with the first amendment, they should get out of the business of selling books." In Washington, U.S. State Department spokesperson P.J. Crowley criticized Assange for calling on Secretary of State Hillary Clinton to resign over her orders for U.S. diplomats to spy on foreign officials.

Every patriotic American supports what Wikileaks is doing. Period.

Update: I canceled my Amazon account today. This brings up a problem unrelated to Amazon's anti American decision to take down the Wikileaks site. Instead of allowing users to enter their data during each transaction, which is the safer and more responsible practice, Amazon requires users to set up an account. The result of their policy and their accounts setup is that anyone with password cracking software can get into your account and get a huge amount of information that would be incredibly useful for identity theft. Even if you aren't bothered by Amazon's censorship of web whistleblowers, protecting your identity online should be a major consideration.

 

7 comments

  1. Hah...I canceled my account and just blogged about it. And yeah, I was going to buy some Xbox crap for my nephew this year. Amazon's loss is Gamestop's gain.

     
  2. On the other hand, I worry what will happen to S.Korea when Kim Jong Il finds out what the world REALLY thinks about him. Oh yeah, same thing that happened to Iraq.

     
  3. cv Says:
  4. Yes, am the same..Hate amazon! thanks and Hope this be shared with facebook!


    British CV template

     
  5. libhom Says:
  6. Murr: The N. Korean government has a highly sophisticated intelligence network which tells Kin Jong Il exactly what the rest of the world thinks of him and uses social networking services to try to change it.

     
  7. Dave Dubya Says:
  8. "The Government's power to censor the press was abolished so that the press would remain forever free to censure the Government. The press was protected so that it could bare the secrets of government and inform the people. Only a free and unrestrained press can effectively expose deception in government."

    -US Supreme Court Justices Hugo Black and William Douglas-

     
  9. Ahab Says:
  10. I suspect someone in high places is twisting arms, and it's setting a dangerous precident. Transparency is vital to democracy, but many people in power don't like transparency.

     
  11. erik Says:
  12. A good reason not to trust "The Cloud."

     

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