Freedom of expression is priceless. For everything else, there’s MasterCard.

Not sure I totally agree with this http://www.buzzmachine.com/2010/12/07/just-saying/ but when governments and big business collude that cannot be good for us.

“Charles Arthur, the Guardian’s technology editor, points out that while MasterCard and Visa have cut WikiLeaks off you can still use those cards to donate to overtly racist organisations such as the Knights Party, which is supported by the Ku Klux Klan.

The Ku Klux Klan website directs users to a site called Christian Concepts. It takes Visa and MasterCard donations for users willing to state that they are “white and not of racially mixed descent. I am not married to a non-white. I do not date non-whites nor do I have non-white dependents. I believe in the ideals of western Christian civilisation and profess my belief in Jesus Christ as the son of God.”

via Guardian

This is a painful watch

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rXPrfnU3G0

And a good read

http://claresiobhanpr.wordpress.com/2010/12/08/the-wikileaks-debate-who-is-the-guilty-party/



2 Responses

  1. Clare Callery December 9, 2010 / 11:05 am

    Thanks for the blog mention, really appreciate it!

    Hopefully MasterCard will realise that they can’t pick and choose where our money goes.

  2. The Man December 9, 2010 / 11:11 am

    Hi Clare

    One of the best thinks i have read in a long time, appreciate you writing it.

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