December 9th, 2010
11:32 AM ET

WikiLeaks supporters 'want information to be free.'

Noah Shachtman, contributing editor for Wired magazine, talks to American Morning’s John Roberts about the hackers who are launching attacks against those they think are standing in the way of WikiLeaks.

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  1. GuyFaux

    paypal is dead. amazon is next.

    December 9, 2010 at 12:44 pm | Report abuse |
    • Daniel

      I wonder just how much these people were paid off by the right-wing thugs in Washington to stop dealing with WikiLeaks but I guess that we'll never know,will we???

      December 9, 2010 at 1:45 pm | Report abuse |

    Our rights and freedoms that we love and enjoy so much, are being systematically stripped from us! This type of behavior on the part of any government could be viewed as, precursors to future tyrannical dictatorships, if left to their own! We the people give our governments their power, and not the other way around! All these years of brainwashing on behalf of our governments has not just worked on their subjects but, on them as well, because after so many years of lying to their people's, they too have started to believe their own programming! We will be victorious! Let us not be silent, any longer! The time has come for change, and we the people are the catalyst, that will help usher in a new Era, let your voices be heard. We have been fooled into fighting ourselves and creating more distance between us. Let's bridge the gap because United, we are "a force to be reckoned with." God Bless!

    December 9, 2010 at 1:46 pm | Report abuse |
  3. ENO DEFACED....

    December 9, 2010 at 2:14 pm | Report abuse |
  4. ally

    the truth will set you free or so they say! yeah the govts of the world actually think people still believe their dribble,their news etc. i am thankful there are brave people who are trying to defend liberty. the only free thing we have is the internet and those in power will try and remove that from us too! the greedy crooked and evil will continue to grow but can be slowed down only by vigilence.cnn usually wont print my comments but hopefully...

    December 9, 2010 at 2:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • Bob

      If you read what Assange has said - not what is said about him, but what he himself has said - he is NOT doing this to promote liberty. He is doing it to make it harder - hopefully, from ihs point of view, impossible - for governments, specifically the US government, to function..

      December 9, 2010 at 6:21 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Mmmmm

    This is not G20 conference, you hacking
    wiki-wee-wee-weeds need to be jailed for your virtual disruptions...holding a business and it's patrons hostage would not be tolerated physically and it shouldn't be tolerated virtually either!

    December 9, 2010 at 2:18 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Victor Sturm

    Wow! Like I said in a post days ago, you can oust Assange, but more, Many More will just pop up in his place. Imagine many Wiki Leaks sites with people revealing things. This is just the voice of people who sound tired. If someone would have leaked the 9/11 hijackers plans, the pre-lims to the world economic debacle, all the wars that have taken young peoples lives, maybe things would be different. It really is about change and being fed up with control. We may wake up, go outside and see a whole bunch of our neighbors wearing masks like that V for Vendetta movie! Guess you gotta fight for your right! That's how people gain anymore it seems. Wow!

    December 9, 2010 at 3:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Mmmmm

      The Americans are like dogs with bone...will not be letting this one go anytime soon!

      December 9, 2010 at 6:54 pm | Report abuse |
  7. smart

    JOIN THE MOVEMENT! HACK THE PLANET! smart @ #romania @

    December 9, 2010 at 3:33 pm | Report abuse |
  8. Nat

    I do not recall a time in American history where govt.information was so available..Stop your bullying..You hackers are equivelent to terrorist..

    December 9, 2010 at 4:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • Repeat after me - I Am Free

      How can you call these hackers terrorists when they have never employed violence to frighten or oppress anybody.

      All Lovers of Freedom, Liberty, and Democracy should be rising to the defense of Julian Assange and all the other free information heroes of the 21st century.

      December 10, 2010 at 2:25 pm | Report abuse |
    • Carla

      Wikileaks and these hackers are putting our country at risk. Knock it off.

      December 12, 2010 at 2:26 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Nat

    It use to be paranoia against our govt.. was the its becoming the rule..

    December 9, 2010 at 4:13 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Nat

    Name one piece of information that has been released that is useful for the public knowledge??

    December 9, 2010 at 4:49 pm | Report abuse |
  11. Ernie

    It seems strange that these "crimnal hackers" actually think they are brave heros, all the while hidding behind a screen in some safe place, while "real heros" fight real wars so the hacks can act brave. Strange times.

    December 9, 2010 at 7:17 pm | Report abuse |
  12. chrissy

    Really one should ask the question since our government has known about the wikkileak website 4 many weeks AND had the ability to shut it down why then did they not? Almost takes u back to their prior knowledge of the 9/11 terrorists plot???

    December 10, 2010 at 12:23 am | Report abuse |
  13. chrissy

    And amen Victor i wholeheartedly agree with you! Poetic justice that they targeted the greedy banks that recieved millions in stimulus dollars with no accountability or payback required when they were the major cause of this recession. Hope they continue

    December 10, 2010 at 1:09 am | Report abuse |
  14. Shelly Jo

    Oh my god,,if you all could listen to yourselves,,and you all wonder why everything is going to crap..Im sorta glad they are leaking some info,,maybe some real truths leaking out.

    December 10, 2010 at 10:07 am | Report abuse |
  15. isis13

    Freedom for JULIIAN ASSANGE !!! Americans are khazars and killers for world.

    December 10, 2010 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
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