Sunday, December 19, 2010

Bank of America stops WikiLeaks payments

The Bank of America Corp. announced on Friday that it is declining to process payments for the whistle-blowing site WikiLeaks.
The said bank is the latest financial institution after MasterCard, Paypal and Visa Europe to cut ties with the controversial non-profit group.
A bank statement said that based upon their reasonable belief, WikiLeaks may be engaged in activities that are inconsistent with their internal policies for processing payments.
In turn, WikiLeaks urged Bank of America customers to stop doing business with the bank.
In Twitter, WikiLeaks said, "We ask that all people who love freedom close out their accounts at Bank of America."
The group added, "Does your business do business with Bank of America? Our advise is to place your funds somewhere safer."
MasterCard have faced attacks by hacktivist supporters of the whistle-blowing site founded by the Australian national Julian Assange, who was set free yesterday by a court in London after paying bail.
In an interview last year, Assange said that he had in possession the hard drive of Bank of America. He told Forbes magazine that he planned to leak information on a major financial institution by early 2011, which drew speculations that the Charlotte-based bank is the next target.
It is noticeable that the ways to send money support to WikiLeaks has been decreasing over a span of a few weeks. Here are the few remaining institutions that will receive your support:
Online Transfer via selected European and UK banks
Using our friendly credit card processing partner Datacell Switzerland.
Bank Transfer - Option 1: via Sunshine Press Productions ehf:
Skulagötu 19, 101 Reykjavik, Iceland
Landsbanki Islands Account number 0111-26-611010
ACCOUNT/IBAN:IS97 0111 2661 1010 6110 1002 80
Bank Transfer - Option 2: via the not-for-profit Wau Holland Stiftung Foundation:
This support is tax deductible in Germany
Bank Account: 2772812-04
IBAN: DE46 5204 0021 0277 2812 04
Bank: Commerzbank Kassel
German BLZ: 52040021
Subject: WIKILEAKS / WHS Projekt 04
Via Postal Mail
You can post a donation via good old fashion postal mail to:
WikiLeaks (or any suitable name likely to avoid interception in your country)
BOX 4080
Australia Post Office - University of Melbourne Branch
Victoria 3052
Julian Assange and WikiLeaks Defence Fund
Bank Transfer - via Julian Assange and WikiLeaks Defence Fund:
“FSI - Julian Assange Defence Fund”, Sort code: 20-77-67 A Account number: 93842452. BIC/Swift code: BARC GB22. IBAN: GB86 BARC 2077 6793 8424 52
Via Postal Mail
You can post a donation or send a cheque via good old fashion postal mail made payable to:
“FSI - Julian Assange Defence Fund” c/o Finers Stephens Innocent LLP 179 Great Portland Street London W1W 5LS
For the terms of the fund please visit

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