anonymous the first internet-based superconsciousness…. anonymous is a group, in the sense that a flock of birds is a group. how do you know they’re a group? because they’re travelling in the same direction. at any given moment, more birds could join, leave, peel off in another direction entirely.
– Chris Landers. Baltimore City Paper, 2 april 2008.
is anonymous anarchy?
To what extent does Anonymous subscribe to anarchist thought?
Gabriella Coleman draws a parallel between the online hacktivist group and the black bloc.
by Gabriella Coleman, shared with thanks For many, the political movement known as Anonymous conjures one thing and one thing alone: anarchy. I have now seen this association made so many times, I thought it might be a good idea to lay out in some detail where the connections between Anonymous and anarchism might lie, dispel a few myths, and ask some questions for further exploration.
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update update Alleged Brit hacker Lauri Love bailed amid US extradition battle lull
June 29th, 2016 | by righteous
Lauri Love is wanted in the United States and faces up to 99 years in prison
for his action in #OpLastResort
– an Anonymous operation which made the US government a target after their treatment of Aaron Swartz. Love is accused of hacking into US Army, NASA, the Missile Defense Agency, the Federal Reserve, The EPA and several other government agencies from 2012 – 2013
Lauri is currently being held in a British prison, facing extradition to the United States for sentencing. Activists and fellow countrymen alike are trying to persuade their government to ignore international pressure and keep him in Britain.
Love is accused of breaking into Uncle Sam’s computers as part of #OpLastResort – the codename for a string of online protests that followed cyber-activist Aaron Swartz’s suicide in 2013.
While cross-examined this morning by US government lawyer Peter Caldwell, Love spoke of his admiration for Swartz and described him as a wunderkind who was “persecuted by the Department of Justice.”
Love’s lawyers had drawn a comparison between their client and Schwartz, who killed himself after he was accused of breaking into a network hardware closet on the MIT campus to download almost five million academic papers.
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Lauri is said to suffer from depression and Aspergers syndrome, a form of autism. Mental health experts as well as his family have stated in court that if Love Love was extradited, it is likely he might attempt to take his own life – just like Aaron Shwartz.
To avoid extradition, prosecutors are demanding that Love hand over any and all information that he obtained. Before he was arrested, Love was able to lock his computer and conceal the information. From the time he was first arrested through to his first trial last April 12th, Love has refused to hand over his encryption keys and passwords.
Activists organized a rally on his behalf and urged everyone to show up the Westminster Courts in London and show support from him through his struggle. Threy also planned a carnival/party including speakers, live music and entertainment.
Read More About Lauri Love’s Story: http://anonhq.com/?s=lauri+love
Anonymous Takes 9 Central banks Offline – Massive Assault on ´Global banking Cartel´’
by Jay Syrmopoulos After a global call to arms, the Anonymous campaign against the global banking industry, OpIcarus has gained major momentum… eight more financial institutions have been taken down after the initial attack on the Central Bank of Greece – followed by a similar DDoS attack on the Central Bank of Cyprus.According to a video released in conjunction with OpIcarus, the attack on Bank of Greece marked the beginning of a “30-day campaign against central bank sites across the world.” This massive push, according to the video, aims to “strike at the heart of [the] empire by once again throw[ing] a wrench into the machine.”
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