WikiLeaks Scandal

December 4, 2010 at 8:03 pm | Posted in Ideas | 1 Comment

 A very interesting issue was brought to my attention in connection to the posting below: whether donors can be charged with aiding and abetting the recipient of whatever crimes the recipient may be found guilty of eventually. As long as the donation is made for legal reasons, in this instance to uphold the First Amendment (access to information) or to support a defense fund (anybody has the right to a defense), there cannot be any questions of aiding and abetting. Criminal aiding and abetting require adequate means rea. Let’s not forget Bill Clinton’s defense fund when he was facing impeachment charges in the United States Senate.

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Preparing for the summer class on law, information, and society, I started paying attention to the WikiLeaks scandal. As a librarian I believe information should be available to the public and the government should not engage in intimidation tactics, unless it is a non-democratic police state.

Here is information on how to donate to wikileaks (updated after the Swiss banks blocked WikiLeaks’ account).

Donate

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:

  1. Online Transfer via Credit Card
  2. Bank Transfer [option 1: everyone]
  3. Bank Transfer [option 2: tax deductible in Germany]
  4. Postal Mail

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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:

PostFinance
SWISS POST
Account number: 91-765019-6
IBAN:CH55 0900 0000 9176 5019 6
BIC:POFICHBEXXX
Account name:Assange Julian Paul, Geneve
Address::Swiss Post
PostFinance
Engehaldenstrasse, 37
3030
Bern, Switzerland

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1. Online Transfer via Credit Card

Using our friendly credit card processing partner Datacell Switzerland.

2. Bank Transfer – Option 1: via Sunshine Press Productions ehf:

Skulagötu 19, 101 Reykjavik, Iceland
Landsbanki Islands Account number 0111-26-611010
BANK/SWIFT:NBIIISREXXX
ACCOUNT/IBAN:IS97 0111 2661 1010 6110 1002 80

3. 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
BIC Code: COBADEFFXXX
Bank: Commerzbank Kassel
German BLZ: 52040021
Subject: WIKILEAKS / WHS Projekt 04

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4. 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
Australia

We don’t accept paypal donations anymore.
And here is why


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
Australia


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  1. Would donators be aiding and abetting or accomplices in what ever crime he may be found guilty of??

    http://criminal.findlaw.com/crimes/a-z/aiding-abetting-accessory-accomplices.html

    Interesting times… this is an issue with information being digital… 🙂


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