Amazon pulls the plug on Wikileaks

Dylan Bushell-Embling
02 Dec 2010
Reacting to the ban, Wikileaks tweeted that “[i]f Amazon are so uncomfortable with the first amendment, they should get out of the business of selling books.”
The Wikileaks website was down briefly on Wednesday, but is accessible as of today, apparently hosted on servers in Europe.
Former vice presidential hopeful Sarah Palin this week called on the Obama administration to pursue Wikileaks founder Julian Assange with the same urgency the state hunts al Qaeda and Taliban leaders.
In a post on her Facebook page, Palin called Assange “an anti-American operative with blood on his hands,” and claimed past leaked documents had revealed the identity of more than 100 Afghan sources to the Taliban.
Wikileaks has this week also been grappling with a sustained DDoS attack believed to have been arranged by hacker activists.
International police co-operation agency Interpol has meanwhile posted details of an arrest warrant for Assange over the rape allegations that some have suggested are part of a black operations campaign to discredit him.
The Independent has claimed, citing sources, that Assange is in the UK and police know his location, but have so far refrained from arresting him due to technical delays.

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