Wikileaks Chief Sends Pleas for Help

Thursday - 6/17/2010, 6:30pm EDT

The editor-in-chief of the controversial web site Wikileaks' is sending out pleas for financial and legal help. Julian Assange is looking for some support in the formation of local "Friends of WikiLeaks" chapters to help build out the site's mission to (ostensibly) protect whistleblowers, journalists and activists.

With pressure on the site coming from several directions - possibly including the Pentagon - regarding its publication of potentially sensitive information - Assange has sent out emails with the header "WikiLeaks may be under attack."