Operation Payback

Operation Payback

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Abby Zimet

With Julian Assange jailed in the UK, supporters are fighting to keep Wikileaks alive. Internet activists called Operation Payback reportedly managed to shut down the websites of both PayPal and the Swiss PostFinance, which cut off Wikileaks funding. Reports have surfaced that one of Assange's female accusers worked with a group with connections to the CIA. Noam Chomsky and many others have written an open letter of support for Assange, and over 500 Wikileaks mirror sites have now been set up; they're here

THE LAST FIREWALL AGAINST THE LIES

Independent media has become the last firewall against government and corporate lies.   Yet, with frightening regularity, independent media sources are losing funding, closing down or being blacked out by Google and Facebook.  Never before has independent media been more endangered.  If you believe in Common Dreams, if you believe in people-powered independent media, please support our critical Winter campaign now and help us fight—with truths—against the lies that would smother our democracy. Please help keep Common Dreams alive and growing.

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