So they’ll launder drug money and transactions for various and sundry criminal operations, but they won’t process WikiLeaks contributions? Give me a fucking break. I think BoA is soon going to find out who really owns the internet:
Bank of America Corp. said Friday evening that it was joining other financial institutions in declining to process payments intended for WikiLeaks.
“Bank of America joins in the actions previously announced by MasterCard, PayPal, Visa Europe and others and will not process transactions of any type that we have reason to believe are intended for WikiLeaks,” the bank said in a statement.
“This decision is based upon our reasonable belief that WikiLeaks may be engaged in activities that are, among other things, inconsistent with our internal policies for processing payments.”
Companies that have cut ties to WikiLeaks have faced cyber-attacks from hackers who back WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange’s anti-secrecy organization. MasterCard, for example, has said its website was brought down but that card transactions were not compromised.
I can’t wait to see what the hackers do next — and to see the Bank of America documents they’re going to leak. We’ll see who the real criminals are.
In the meantime, here are alternate means of contributing.