WikiLeaks website pulled by amidst political pressure in US

wiki-leaks-amazon-pulled-plug Wikileaks Twitter page mentioned:

WikiLeaks servers at Amazon ousted. Free speech the land of the free–fine our $ are now spent to employ people in Europe.

After an hour another update was posted:

If Amazon are so uncomfortable with the first amendment, they should get out of the business of selling books.

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WikiLeaks down in US and Europe, Sarah Palin wants US to hunt Assange like Osama bin Laden

WikiLeaks website couldn’t be opened in the US and Europe today. WikiLeaks official said that the site was under a forceful internet-based attack causing site to be inaccessible to the users in U.S. and Europe. A British newspaper, Dailymail, reports that the current attack is most likely coming from China. Earlier, it was reported that China has blocked the website within the country.

Various political leaders have wished to punish the 39 year-old founder of WikiLeaks, Julian Assange for releasing the confidential diplomatic documents.

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Canadian PM advisor wants WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange killed

WikiLeaks has created a ripple in the diplomatic circle all around the world and China has already blocked the website. Now, a Canadian politician wanted the founder of the website, Julian Assange, dead.

In an interview with CBC news, an adviser to Stephen Harper, the Prime Minister of Canada, Prof Tom Flanagan, said, “I think Assange should be assassinated actually … There is no good coming of this.”

A t the end
of the interview, Prof Flangan added, “I wouldn’t feel unhappy if Assange disappeared.”

Interpol has issued a “Red Notice” alert for Julian Assange, the WikiLeaks founder, in relation to two rape charges issued by Swedish police.

The 39 year-old Julian Assange, is already facing legal problems on an unrelated case. Interpol has issued "Red Notice" alert for him in charge of two rape charges issued by Swedish police.

Online movie award – Merocinema Popular Awards announced

A Nepali movies site,, in association with a TV program, Rajatpat, has announced a virtual movie award – Merocinema Popular Awards. The first edition of the yearly movie award will start from the 3rd of December.

The website will ask the movie lovers all around the world to select best in the 15 different categories and vote for them.

There is no doubt that the "virtual award" is a new experiment in Nepal. We have seen the online voting system to be biased and the best (and the busiest) artists usually are defeated in such polls.

Although merocinema has posted about the support from various personnel from the Nepali movie industry, details on the timeline, rules, methodology, and prizes are not publicized yet.

We wish all the best to the new experiment in the Nepali movie industry.

Will Nepal government block WikiLeaks? China has !

The WikiLeaks website was blocked in China on Wednesday in an attempt to save face to during the potentially embarrassing situation when the leaked U.S. diplomatic cables will be posted in the site. Now, WikiLeaks has joined the wide range of Western websites including Facebook, Twitter and YouTube.

Some of the cables related to China are  told to contain communications stating –

  • China’s Politburo directed a cyber intrusion into Google’s computer systems…
  • Chinese diplomat quoted describing North Korea as a "spoiled child" …
  • North Korea’s communist regime would likely collapse within three years of the death of ruler Kim Jong Il
  • Chinese leaders were prepared to accept South Korea’s eventual rule

Little is known about what is there in case of Nepal. I wonder if the Nepal government wants to block the website in Nepal.

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