Wednesday, December 1, 2010 Defers to Senator Lieberman and Stops Hosting WikiLeaks

WikiLeaks 1, Amazon 0., capitulating to the pressure from neocon Senator Joe Lieberman, forced WikiLeaks to stop using Amazon's computers to distribute State Department communications and other documents that are "embarrassing" [to who?]. No comment from Amazon's CEO Jeff Bezos on complying with Lieberman's request.

Well, I wouldn't feel so bad any more if Congress decides to tax sales of goods and services over the Internet and hit the bottom lines and the top lines of Internet retailers like Amazon. I think I will cancel my subscription at Amazon...

WikiLeaks apparently responded by saying:

"If Amazon are so uncomfortable with the first amendment, they should get out of the business of selling books," WikiLeaks said in another tweet.
After a few hours of down-time and after lost my respect, WikiLeaks reopened on servers in Sweden. And WikiLeaks to Amazon:
"WikiLeaks servers at Amazon ousted. Free speech the land of the free – fine our $ are now spent to employ people in Europe."


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