Science & Tech 7 December 2010 Why the war on WikiLeaks is wrong and hypocritical Quote of the day. Print HTML Quote of the day. The leaders of Myanmar and Belarus, or Thailand and Russia, can now rightly say to us: "You went after WikiLeaks' domain name, their hosting provider, and even denied your citizens the ability to register protest through donations, all without a warrant and all targeting overseas entities, simply because you decided you don't like the site. If that's the way governments get to behave, we can live with that." * Clay Shirky, internet guru, writing on his blog (but hat-tip: Guardian live blog) › Clarke is right: prison doesn’t work Mehdi Hasan is a contributing writer for the New Statesman and the co-author of Ed: The Milibands and the Making of a Labour Leader. He was the New Statesman's senior editor (politics) from 2009-12. Subscribe More Related articles Why Britain’s Bangladeshis are so successful Tony Blair might be a toxic figure – but his influence endures Will anyone sing for the Brexiters?