updated 12 19 : ~ is back, provider had trouble…
Anonnews.org is down, only a message left on their entry page, which reads as follows:
>The AnonNews server is currently experiencing some technical difficulties. AnonNews >will be back soon.
>Apologies for the downtime.
>irc.anonops.ru #anonnews is where you can reach us.
It is not clear if it was DDoS-ed, or simply has been plugged off by the hosting company. Another nasty assault on freedom of speech – maybe the authorities were not amused by the last message by Anonymous: read it. At the time i finished writing this, this showed up instead of teh message above:
The site is still available doh, on the following address:
Yesterday WikiLeaks did an amazing thing and released a classified State Department cable that dealt, in part, with me and my film, ‘Sicko.’
It is a stunning look at the Orwellian nature of how bureaucrats for the State spin their lies and try to recreate reality (I assume to placate their bosses and tell them what they want to hear).
The date is January 31, 2008. It is just days after ‘Sicko’ has been nominated for an Oscar as Best Documentary. This must have sent someone reeling in Bush’s State Department (his Treasury Department had already notified me they were investigating what laws I might have broken in taking three 9/11 first responders to Cuba to get them the health care they had been denied in the United States).
Former health insurance executive Wendell Potter recently revealed that the insurance industry — which had decided to spend millions to go after me and, if necessary, “push Michael Moore off a cliff” — had begun working with anti-Castro Cubans in Miami in order to have them speak out and smear my film. read more…
(aolnews.com Dec. 16) — Let freedom ring?
After spending nine days in a London jail cell over charges of sexual coercion and rape, Julian Assange was freed on $300,000 bail on Thursday. British authorities had sought to keep Assange in prison, but a judge denied that request. read more…
Joining Visa, MasterCard, PayPal and Post Finance, Bank of America said on Friday they would decline to process payments made to WikiLeaks. The news of the payment denial arrived just 24-hours after WikiLeaks’ Julian Assange was released on bail, and rumors of a financial leak started to spread. read more…
Wikileaks cyber attack youth released from custody
Thursday 16 December 2010
The 16-year-old youth arrested last week in connection with a cyber attack on the website of credit card companies Mastercard and Visa has been released from detention
The youth was remanded in custody for 13 days at a court hearing last week. But the public prosecution department said on Thursday it no longer needs to hold the youth. He has admitted helping bring the websites to a standstill.