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Daniel Ellsberg's Goodbye Letter to Amazon
Daniel Ellsberg, AntiWar.Blog
Daniel Ellsberg says goodbye to Amazon with conviction. Here's just the first paragraph: "I'm disgusted by Amazon's cowardice and servility in abruptly terminating today its hosting of the Wikileaks website, in the face of threats from Senator Joe Lieberman and other Congressional right-wingers. I want no further association with any company that encourages legislative and executive officials to aspire to China's control of information and deterrence of whistle-blowing."
Paul Krugman | Freezing Out Hope
Paul Krugman, The New York Times
Paul Krugman: "It would be much easier, of course, for Democrats to draw a line if Mr. Obama would do his part. But all indications are that the party will have to look elsewhere for the leadership it needs."
WikiLeaks Fights to Stay Online
Charles Arthur and Josh Halliday, Guardian UK
"On Friday morning, WikiLeaks and the cache of secret diplomatic documents that have proved to be a scourge for governments around the world were only accessible through a string of digits known as a DNS address. The site later re-emerged with a Swiss domain, WikiLeaks.ch."
David Corn | Obama Goes Quiet on Climate Change
David Corn, Politics Daily
David Corn: "Obama won't be attending Cancun, nor will the heads of state of the other major players. We can hope that the thousands of delegates who are there trying to achieve some measure of progress - however insufficient - do find time to hit the beach, while the beach is still there."
David Swanson | Wars Are Not Prolonged For the Good of Soldiers
David Swanson, Open Mike Blog
David Swanson: "Eventually the beans tend to get spilled. But I have never ever, not even once, heard of a private meeting in which top war makers discussed the need to keep a war going in order to benefit the soldiers fighting in it."