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Wikileaks Asks For Donation to View Stratfor Emails

At the time of this writing, the donation request is only shown when requesting the archive of more than five million emails sent and received by Stratfor, a global intelligence firm. Called "The GIFiles", the documents were released in February of this year and "show Stratfor’s web of informers, pay-off structure, payment laundering techniques and psychological methods," Wikileaks writes.

However, when accessing the GIFiles page, Wikileaks shows a promotional video in which Julian Assange asks for a donation as a third choice in this year's presidential campaign. According to Assange, a donation would enable Wikileaks to keep publishing classified information and "help [Wikileaks] run America over the next few years." There is now obvious way to circumvent the video and donation request, but since it is a JavaScript call, users can simply deactivate JavaScript in their browser to avoid the window being shown.

Of course, Wikileaks also provides a direct link to the torrent archive of the files on the Wikileaks front page.

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  • Scanlia
    There is now obvious way to circumvent...
    Don't you guys mean no ?
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  • NuclearShadow
    scanliaDon't you guys mean no ?
    It wouldn't be a Tom's article if it didn't come with at-least one error.
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  • OrganicM
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  • nieur
    Those Swedish sluts should be ashamed of themselves of putting false allegations against Julian Assange

    I know many Americans hate Assange for putting lives of their solders in danger but before that they should consider how many civilians have been killed by US army. US said Iraq was developing dangerous weapons but they never found any.
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  • greghome
    nieur Assange for putting lives of their solders in danger.
    I don't see how telling people about that their Gov is up to no good can put the average soldier's life in danger. As far as I can see, it only harms the Ruling Body and not the people.
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  • vaughn2k
    nieurThose Swedish sluts should be ashamed of themselves of putting false allegations against Julian Assange I know many Americans hate Assange for putting lives of their solders in danger but before that they should consider how many civilians have been killed by US army. US said Iraq was developing dangerous weapons but they never found any.Because that 'guy' wanted oil in his...
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  • nieur
    greghomeI don't see how telling people about that their Gov is up to no good can put the average soldier's life in danger. As far as I can see, it only harms the Ruling Body and not the people.
    I am on the assange side too but I have seen many american people on forum who hate Assange for that reason. Some american politicians further say they wanted Assange dead thats why I said that
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  • frombehind
    That must be one brave dude to stand up against the US government all by his lonesome.
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  • p05esto
    This guy is a clown, I'm embarrassed by our government that we didn't have a Seal go take him out a couple years ago. Really. If this happened in Russia or China and they knew where the guy was he's be dead already for treason. Pure crap, take this moron out already.
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