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Read it at The Wall Street Jouranl
WikiLeaks is low on dough. Cash reserves for Julian Assange’s information aggregator have dropped from $983,600 in December 2010 to less than $122,370 at the end of last month. Unless it receives an influx of donations—"a minimum of €1 million immediately"—the site is prepared for its well to run dry “within a few months.” WikiLeaks has blamed its financial woes on Visa and Mastercard for not allowing their users to donate to the site. “Visa and Mastercard are contractually barred from directly cutting off merchants through the Carte Bleue system,” argued WikiLeaks in a statement, noting that a fund through Carte Bleue, the French credit-card system, has been set up for the website to solicit donations.