Friday, February 05, 2010

Wikileaks in trouble

From Wikileaks, a site that one publication said "has probably produced more scoops in its short life than the Washington Post has in the past 30 years" we now see this:

To concentrate on raising the funds necessary to keep us alive into 2010, we have reluctantly suspended all other operations, but will be back soon. . . . We have received hundreds of thousands of pages from corrupt banks, the US detainee system, the Iraq war, China, the UN and many others that we do not currently have the resources to release."

Their site has included some documents of great importance from a tax justice perspective. Astonishing that when there's US$100 billion spent on foreign aid each year, and plenty more on other forms of civil society work, this site of great systemic importance can't scrape together enough funds to pay a few staff.


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