More Gagging

For some reason the news is rife with people trying to shut down open dialogue lately.

I have never heard of this site, but the very idea that a Federal Judge ordered them to shut down because of their whistleblower status just strikes me as unAmerican.

Of course the Internet is the friend of liberty and apparently these guys have found a way around the block…

Whistleblower Website Ordered Shut Down

(02-19) 19:03 PST SAN FRANCISCO — A San Francisco federal judge has taken the highly unusual step of ordering the shutdown of a Web site devoted to anonymous allegations of high-level wrongdoing after it posted documents purporting to describe offshore activities of a Swiss bank.

U.S. District Judge Jeffrey White issued an injunction Friday ordering a Bay Area Internet host to disable the Wikileaks.org site and prevent the organization from transferring to any other server until further notice.

Wikileaks, founded in 2006, describes itself as an enabler of “principled leaking” by government and corporate insiders. Its site was the first to post the confidential Defense Department manual about operations of the U.S. detention camp at the Guantanamo Bay naval base in Cuba, and has also posted rules of engagement for U.S. forces in Iraq.

Despite the order aimed at its domain name, Wikileaks remained accessible Tuesday through its Internet Protocol or IP address, 88.80.13.160, and through so-called mirror sites in Europe that replicate its contents.

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