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Assange's ballad: Album released to raise funds for WikiLeaks

Published time: July 02, 2012 14:42
Edited time: July 02, 2012 18:42
Wikileaks: Beat the Blockade cover

Wikileaks: Beat the Blockade cover

Julian Assange’s colleagues from WikiLeaks have decided to support the founder's cause with music. A special collection of songs titled Beat the Blockade has been released in order to raise funds.

­The WikiLeaks album contains 12 songs about WikiLeaks and the hardships in the lives of the project’s main supporters, such as US soldier Bradley Manning, Anonymous hackers group and Julian Assange.

The recording is already available online for a price of $24.99. The collection includes such tracks as Wikileaks Anthem: We Want the Truth, The Ballad of Julian Assange, WikiLeaks Samba and others.

The Wikileaks album is another measure to help support the website following the financial blockade by major US financial institutions such as Bank of America, Visa, MasterCard, Western Union and PayPal. The chiefs of the notorious website believe that this decision was a political one and was illegal.

“We are forced to put all our efforts into raising funds to ensure our economic survival. For almost a year we have been fighting an unlawful financial blockade. We cannot allow giant US financial companies to decide how the whole world votes with its pocket,”
WikiLeaks website says.

British rapper Dan Bull and American singer David Rovics have participated in the recording.