American companies continue to make plain they'll use company tax cuts to look after shareholders. None of it gets reported by the spruikers of similar handouts to multinationals here.
Peter Dutton has used secret information to cancel AJ Graham's visa. The High Court said no dice. But an hour after the judgment, Dutton doubled down and canceled his visa again.
It's not the constitution but the cash that would be at risk if there was an across-the-board ban on foreign donations.
The companies strangling WikiLeaks are partly relying on the Australian government's discredited claims about the illegality of WikiLeaks' publication of diplomatic cables.
Mastercard this week confirmed it would be maintaining its blockade of WikiLeaks, but no word on that company actually charged with hacking, News International....
WikiLeaks has been so dependent on the business model built up during the commercialisation of the web -- that all one needs to do is get people people to hit the "confirm payment" button -- that the withdrawal of such became a political tool.
The slow financial strangulation of WikiLeaks by the major credit card institutions Mastercard, Visa and online payment giant PayPal, has certainly harmed the whistleblower organisation's capacity to embarrass the world's governments.
Visa, Mastercard and PayPal have all blacklisted Wikileaks, but they enable donations to West Bank settlements that breach both international and in some cases Israeli law - and worse.
This week we're giving the Wankley to products that pinkefy themselves with all sorts of glowing promises about their commitment to breast cancer research. Too bad the donations cost less than the feel good advertising it brings them.