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Open Letter to Amazon.com about Wikileaks by DANIEL ELLSBERG

Open Letter to Amazon.com about Wikileaks  by DANIEL ELLSBERG  

DECEMBER 3, 2010

To Customer Service and Jeff Bezos,

I'm disgusted by Amazon's cowardice and servility in abruptly terminating its hosting of  the Wikileaks website, in the face of threats from Senator Joe Lieberman and other Congressional right-wingers. I want no further association with any company that encourages legislative and executive officials to aspire to China's control of information  and deterrence of whistle-blowing.

For the last several years, I've been spending over 100 dollars a month on new and used books from Amazon. That's over. I have contacted Customer Service to ask Amazon to terminate immediately my membership in Amazon Prime and my Amazon credit card and account, to delete my contact and credit information from their files and to send me no more notices.

I understand that many other regular customers feel as I do and are responding the same way. Good: the broader and more immediate the boycott, the better. I hope that these others encourage their contact lists to do likewise and to let Amazon know exactly why they're shifting their business. I've asked friends today to suggest alternatives. I've removed all links to Amazon from my site, and I'll be exploring service from Powell's Books, IndieBound, Biblio and others.

So far Amazon has spared itself the further embarrassment of trying to explain its action openly. This would be a good time for Amazon insiders who know and perhaps can document the political pressures that were brought to bear - and the details of the hasty kowtowing by their bosses - to leak that information. They can send it to Wikileaks (now on servers outside the US), to mainstream journalists or bloggers, or perhaps to a site like antiwar.com, which has now appropriately ended its book-purchasing association with Amazon and called a boycott.

If you'd like to read further analysis of your cowardice, I suggest you see this excellent article by Glenn Greenwald .

Yours (no longer),

Daniel Ellsberg

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