WikiLeaks Is Overloaded By Global Interest

Love ‘em or hate ‘em, you’ve got to hand it to the people who run WikiLeaks, they’re fearless. In Britain some of the most loathsome, violent modern day fascistic racists belong to the British National Party. As this report in The Guardian discusses, Wikileaks has published a detailed list of nearly 12,000 BNP members, showing names, addresses and phone numbers.

A great shame, then, that when you visit the Wikileaks site you only see this message:

WikiLeaks is currently overloaded by readers. This is a regular difficulty that can only be resolved by deploying additional resources.

They’re asking for financial help (details on the WikiLeaks site). Meanwhile, the Guardian report is worth reading:

A detailed membership list of the British National party containing names, addresses and telephone numbers was published on the internet this morning.

The list, which contains thousands of names, was published on WikiLeaks, a website that purports to be a clearing house for information to be published anonymously.

The source of the data remains unclear but it appears to show details of the BNP’s members and supporters at 15 April this year, as well as data about members whose subscriptions to the party had lapsed.

A Guardian analysis of the data suggests the BNP had 11,811 members as of April, including several doctors and military personnel. The party appears to have benefited from a surge in female recruits, with one in eight party members now women…

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