HOW TO: Vote For Julian Paul Assange — TIME’s 2010 Person Of The Year [ONLINE]

Time MagazinePerson of the Year (formerly Man of the Year) is an annual issue of the United States news magazine Time that features and profiles a person, couple, group, idea, place, or machine that “for better or for worse, …has done the most to influence the events of the year.”

Julian Paul Assange is an Australian journalist, publisher and Internet activist. He is best known as the spokesperson and editor in chief for WikiLeaks, an international new media non-profit organization that publishes submissions of otherwise unavailable documents from anonymous news sources and leaks (Details via Wikipedia).

Earlier WikiLeaks, faced lots of problems, lost support from PayPal, got their DNS stopped, they are countless indeed, but still Wikileaks is in command. If you believe Wikileaks is a powerful tool publishing useful sources and Julian Assange needs a hike for this, you can choose him as TIME’s 2010 Person Of The Year.

#1 – Go to Time Magazine’s Website and find Julian Assange’s profile or use this direct link instead.

#2 – You can find this voting slider, use the slider to rate influence and you can pick slider values 1 – 50 – 100, which goes from less influential to most influential. Choose a value and enter the CAPTCHA to vote.

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After voting, the slider shows this :

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You can post your vote to Facebook and Twitter to let others know about it. You can also ‘Like’ that page and get notified on Facebook when Person of the Year 2010 is announced.

Excerpts from Time website,

He is a new kind of whistle-blower: one made for the digital age. Those before him (like Daniel Ellsberg) were limited in the ways they could go public with their information. But in founding WikiLeaks.org, Julian Assange gave himself the freedom to publish virtually anything he wants, whether it’s the true nature of Iraqi prisoner abuse, the double role Pakistan plays in Afghanistan or the personal e-mails of Sarah Palin. Assange’s site, which he started four years ago, has made public a trove of secret and classified documents — close to 500,000 pages on the Iraq and Afghanistan wars alone.

Wikileaks Dropped From PayPal Too?

Wikileaks used PayPal for getting donations from various supporters across the nation. WikiLeaks is an international non-profit media organization that publishes submissions of otherwise unavailable documents from anonymous news sources and leaks. Its website, launched in 2006, is run by The Sunshine Press. Donating using PayPal is one of the 6 ways Wikileaks used for getting donations.

I tried to donate using the PayPal donate button for testing, and I got the following message, which stated “This recipient is currently unable to receive money.”

PayPal Wikileaks

PayPal responded with this message,

“PayPal has permanently restricted the account used by WikiLeaks due to a violation of the PayPal Acceptable Use Policy, which states that our payment service cannot be used for any activities that encourage, promote, facilitate or instruct others to engage in illegal activity. We’ve notified the account holder of this action”

Wikileaks also removed the ‘PayPal’ donation option from this donating section of theirs.

List Of Current Wikileaks Mirrors — Access When Main Site (.ORG) Is Down

EveryDNS.net which provided DNS services to the Wikileaks.org domain terminated them at 10 PM EST, December 2, 2010, citing threats to the stability of their infrastructure. They believed the DDoS attack on WikiLeaks will become a threat to the service and its other users. Earlier Amazon’s Web Services refused to host Wikileaks for some reason.

The management from EveryDNS.net announced this message,

EveryDNS.net provided domain name system (DNS) services to the wikileaks.org domain name until 10PM EST, December 2, 2010, when such services were terminated. As with other users of the EveryDNS.net network, this service was provided for free. The termination of services was effected pursuant to, and in accordance with, the EveryDNS.net Acceptable Use Policy.

More specifically, the services were terminated for violation of the provision which states that “Member shall not interfere with another Member’s use and enjoyment of the Service or another entity’s use and enjoyment of similar services.” The interference at issues arises from the fact that wikileaks.org has become the target of multiple distributed denial of service (DDOS) attacks. These attacks have, and future attacks would, threaten the stability of the EveryDNS.net infrastructure, which enables access to almost 500,000 other websites.

Thus, last night, at approximately 10PM EST, December 1, 2010 a 24 hour termination notification email was sent to the email address associated with the wikileaks.org account. In addition to this email, notices were sent to Wikileaks via Twitter and the chat function available through the wikileaks.org website. Any downtime of the wikileaks.org website has resulted from its failure to use another hosted DNS service provider.

WikiLeaks,org domain killed by US everydns.net after claimed mass attacks KEEP US STRONG https://donations.datacell.com/less than a minute ago via web


You can use the following mirrors which almost points to the main site. You can access the Wikileaks related stuffs using these mirrors. The site is also accessible from the IP address http://213.251.145.96/.

Update : Few of the below mentioned mirrors are down I believe, still you can use the IP address and other links.

Wikileaks

  • wikileaks.org – Official Wikileaks Page [46.51.171.90, 184.72.37.90]
  • cablegate.wikileaks.org – Secret US Embassy Cables [91.194.60.90, 91.194.60.112, 204.236.131.131]
  • chat.wikileaks.org – Secure SSL Chat Page [88.80.13.160]
  • sunshinepress.org – Secure Document Submission Page [88.80.2.32]
  • wikileaks.com – Points to Official Site [88.80.13.160]
  • wikileaks.net – Points to Official Site [88.80.13.160]
  • wikileaks.biz – Points to Official Site [88.80.13.160]
  • wikileaks.de – Points to Official Site [88.80.13.160]
  • wikileaks.eu – Points to Official Site [88.80.13.160]
  • wikileaks.fi – Points to Official Site [88.80.13.160]
  • wikileaks.mobi – Points to Official Site [88.80.13.160]
  • wikileaks.nl – Points to Official Site [88.80.13.160]
  • wikileaks.pl – Points to Official Site [88.80.13.160]
  • wikileaks.us – Points to Official Site [88.80.13.160]
  • ljsf.org – Points to Official Site [88.80.13.160]

Real mirrors on different IP Addresses

  • wikileaks.info – Mirror hosted in Switzerland [62.2.16.94]
  • wikileaks.se – Mirror hosted in Sweden [88.80.6.179]
  • nyud.net – Mirror hosted in the United States [129.170.214.192]

Important Wikileaks Links

  • twitter.com/wikileaks – Official Wikileaks Twitter Page
  • facebook.com/wikileaks – Official Wikileaks Facebook Page

Wikileaks Mirrors Source – Wikileaks.info