WikiLeaks, the whisteblowing website responsible for leaking classified diplomatic cables, has halted publication, saying that it's been under attack from US financial institutions.
In a charming walk-and-talk through several scenic locales, founder Julian Assange said the site was fighting a "politically motivated banking blockade led by Visa, Mastercard, PayPal, Western Union and the Bank of America".
He said the blockade left WikiLeaks with just "5 per cent of our finanical lifeline".
"We cannot permit these banks to control our lives, and that is why he have decided to throw all our efforts into fighting these corrupt financial institutions," Assange said. He also promised that WikiLeaks has "thousands of pending revelations".
The WikiLeaks 'cablegate' scandal kicked off nearly a year ago, when it began releasing 250,000 classified cables sent from American embassies. The leaked files revealed that, among many other things.
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