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" People Should Be Able To Make Their Own Decisions". Xipwire steps up for Wikileaks payments

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posted on Dec, 8 2010 @ 12:49 PM
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It's wonderful to see more good people standing up for democracy.

www.rawstory.com...

The Philadelphia, PA-based mobile payments firm Xipwire, Inc. said Tuesday that it would act as an intermediary for WikiLeaks after the world's largest credit card providers halted all electronic donations to the non-profit media outlet.

"We do think people should be able to make their own decisions as to who they donate to," Xipwire co-founder Sibyl Lindsay told Raw Story during a Tuesday afternoon telephone interview. "The fact that people can't donate to where they'd like to and make that decision for themselves does bother us."

The company has set up a page where WikiLeaks supporters can donate, saying it will waive all related fees.

"Our motivation is really simple," Xipwire founder Sharif Aleandre explained in an email. "While people may or may not agree with WikiLeaks and the documents it has released, we feel that PayPal's recent decision to refuse to process donations on their behalf effectively silences voices in this democracy. In fact, it was the Citizens United case that basically equated donations with free speech and if the Supreme Court decided that our government doesn't have the power to regulate that speech then it's our opinion that corporations certainly shouldn't have that power either."

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posted on Dec, 8 2010 @ 12:57 PM
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I might have to write this company a letter thanking them for not attaching themselves to the current status quo as business owners. They are absolutely right. Corporations should serve the will of the people not the government. Any corporation that refuses the will of the people should be removed. It is the right of the people to govern. It is that same right that makes corporations servants to the public will. Without the will of the people the corporation entity has no right to operate with immunity and protection.

Time to create a better world based in mutual respect and not based on fear tactics. Fairness to all, and not fairness dictated by a group of people whom get to decide what is fair and what is not.



posted on Dec, 8 2010 @ 12:57 PM
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If this turns out to be true, that is one small step for freedom, and another giant leap towards the awakening.

The only thing is, according to another post MasterCard and VISA are supposed to prevent their card(s) names from donating. So perhaps that's an empty statement to help increase their business/exposure, while they know it will truly cost them nothing... "fee's waved". Perhaps that is something very awesome indeed, or perhaps its nothing but a feel good statement that truly means nothing at all… Time will tell!

--Charles Marcello

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posted on Dec, 8 2010 @ 01:11 PM
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It's good to see there are those who have the guts to stand up and make a statement about what they truly believe; this seem to have been silenced lately.
Hopefully this will encourage others to make their views known.



posted on Dec, 8 2010 @ 01:31 PM
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They have a facebook page. You can voice your support there.
xipwire facebook



posted on Dec, 8 2010 @ 01:43 PM
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Originally posted by angelonholiday
It's good to see there are those who have the guts to stand up and make a statement about what they truly believe; this seem to have been silenced lately.
Hopefully this will encourage others to make their views known.


It seems important that we publish as much information of this kind as we can. Brave people standing up for freedom, people speaking up are not going to get any coverage in the MSM. So it's our job to circulate it as widely as possible.



posted on Dec, 8 2010 @ 01:44 PM
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Can anyone do a background check on these guys? Just a thought.



posted on Dec, 8 2010 @ 01:46 PM
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What this Xipwire statement also does is voice the that people must be treated like intelligent adults and not as dumb waiters.

Imma donate my $10. THANK YOU XIPWIRE.



posted on Dec, 8 2010 @ 01:47 PM
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Originally posted by TSAisaSCAM
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Can anyone do a background check on these guys? Just a thought.


Exactly.

Why would they step forward? Plus is it more than advertising?



posted on Dec, 8 2010 @ 01:50 PM
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The Philadelphia, PA-based mobile payments firm Xipwire, Inc. said Tuesday that it would act as an intermediary for WikiLeaks after the world's largest credit card providers halted all electronic donations to the non-profit media outlet....


Vote with your feet.

Anyone who uses Ebay or any other on-line store should request that they get to use Xipwire, Inc. for payment instead of Paypal.

I am sure you can figure out what to tell them as a reason.



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