Wednesday, December 08, 2010

How to Support WikiLeaks and Julian Assange

Today I typed into my browser's URL. I didn't get there. Instead I ended up with a message saying," Sorry! This site is not currently available." That's an incredible shame, since I see WikiLeaks as a type of Robin Hood in our Information Society. How can a country (say, like the U.S.A.) declare itself democratic if information is kept from the people?

Thankfully Google is still on the ball; is still making the world a little more democratic. Search on "WikiLeaks mirror" and you get there. But for how long?

That question is my motivation for the following post. I am taking the contents (text only) of the WikiLeaks support page and reposting it here. The intent is that when you want to donate funds to support the cause, you'll still be able to.

Share a Wikileaks release with a friend. Spread our wallpapers. Donate to support vital infrastructure. If you believe democracy and transparency go hand in hand, now is the time to stand and say: "The world needs Wikileaks."

WikiLeaks brings truth to the world by publishing fact-based stories without fear or favor. You can help support our independent media by donating financially. Our organisation exists because of the work of many volunteers who have contributed thousands of hours to building WikiLeaks from the ground up. But we still need donations to pay for computers, expert programmers and other bills. You choose how much you can donate, we don't recommend any particular amount. Just do what you think is right.

There are four ways to donate:

  • Donate to Julian Assange Defence Fund
  • Online Transfer via Credit Card
  • Bank Transfer [option 1: everyone]
  • Bank Transfer [option 2: tax deductible in Germany]
  • Paypal via Wau Holland Foundation - (not working)
  • Postal Mail

    1. Julian Assange Defence Fund
    Please donate directly to the Julian Assange and other WikiLeaks Staff Defence Fund. These funds will be used exclusively for defence costs.
    To donate please do an electronic bank transfer (EFT) to:
    Account number: 91-765019-6
    IBAN:CH55 0900 0000 9176 5019 6
    Account name:Assange Julian Paul, Geneve
    Address::Swiss Post
    Engehaldenstrasse, 37
    Bern, Switzerland

    2. Online Transfer via Credit Card
    Using our friendly credit card processing partner Datacell Switzerland.

    3. Bank Transfer - Option 1: via Sunshine Press Productions ehf:
    Klapparhlid 30, 270 Mosfellsbaer, Iceland
    Landsbanki Islands Account number 0111-26-611010
    ACCOUNT/IBAN:IS97 0111 2661 1010 6110 1002 80

    4. 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

    5. PayPal via Wau Holland Foundation
    [Sorry, this option does not seem to work.]

    6. Via Postal Mail
    You can post a donation via good old fashion postal mail to:
    (or any suitable name likely to avoid interception in your country)
    BOX 4080
    Australia Post Office - University of Melbourne Branch
    Victoria 3052