German Authorities: No Grounds to Reconsider Designation of WikiLeaks Financier as “Charitable” Entity

Posted by John Rosenthal

An update to my earlier report (“Tax Deductible WikiLeaks”) on WikiLeaks’s German fundraiser, the Wau Holland Foundation. In response to articles in the German press suggesting that the foundation could have its “charitable” status revoked on account of its connections to WikiLeaks, the relevant authorities have issued a denial specifying that they see “no grounds” for examining [...]

WikiLeaks: Tax Deductible in Germany

Posted by John Rosenthal

Last weekend, PayPal announced that it was freezing the PayPal account used by WikiLeaks. In a statement, PayPal explained that WikiLeaks was in violation of the company’s 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.” But [...]