WikiLeaks suspends publication in a fight for its life

WikiLeaks has been hit hard by the withdrawal of banking facilities and the refusal of VISA, MasterCard and PayPal to process payments. The limitations make it hard for supporters to make donations but WikiLeaks do still list seven different ways supporters can help. According to its website, WikiLeaks needs over $2m to cover its costs, the biggest chunk being for $1.2m legal fees.

WikiLeaks claim that they are victims of “a concerted US-based, political attack”. They further claim that the US government has said that there are “no lawful grounds to add WikiLeaks to a US financial blockade”.