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"Here's the deal. Keep the vast majority of citizens ignorant, illiterate and scared. Then, they are ripe for enslavement," Carol Yates Wilkerson.

After the "job" has been done, the US struck its first blow against WikiLeaks after pulled the plug on hosting the whistleblowing website in reaction to heavy political pressure.

The company announced it was cutting WikiLeaks off yesterday only 24 hours after being contacted by the staff of Joe Lieberman, chairman of the Senate's committee on homeland security.

WikiLeaks expressed disappointment with Amazon, and insisted it was a breach of freedom of speech as enshrined in the US constitution's first amendment. The organisation, in a message sent via Twitter, said if Amazon was "so uncomfortable with the first amendment, they should get out of the business of selling books."

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posted by S A J Shirazi @ Thursday, December 02, 2010,


At 10:33, Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK. That is that for freedom of expression.

At 17:09, Blogger Shiirazi said...



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