British Activist and Anonymous Hacker Faces 99 Years In Prison for US Government Hacks

          update update Alleged Brit hacker Lauri Love bailed amid US extradition battle lull
ClJrll7UgAENkJ0 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

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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.Lauri-Love-hacktivist

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

Resistance Call from jailed anarchist whistleblower Jeremy Hammond

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Jeremy Hammond is a gifted young computer programmer facing a decade in prison. His crime? Leaking information from the private intelligence firm Strategic Forecasting, information which revealed that Stratfor had been spying on human rights activists at the behest of corporations and the U.S. government. Continue reading “Resistance Call from jailed anarchist whistleblower Jeremy Hammond”

Free Eric and Marie: still jailed for resisting Ecocide

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June 11th began as an international day of solidarity with long-term eco-prisoner Jeff “Free” Luers in 2004. At the time, Jeff was serving 22+ years. Infuriated by the environmental devastation he saw occurring on a global scale, Jeff torched three SUVs at a car dealership in Eugene, OR.

índiceThe sentence imposed on him was meant to send a clear message to others who were angered by capitalism’s continued war on the Earth’s ecosystems – and to those who were willing to take action to put a stop to it. Jeff is, after all, not alone in his concerns about climate change, fossil fuels, pollution and genetically modified organisms.

After years of struggle, Jeff and his legal team won a reduction in his sentence and he was released from prison in December 2009. But in the years intervening Jeff’s arrest and release, the FBI had carried out a series of indictments and arrests in an attempt to devastate the radical environmental and anarchist communities. Two of the people caught up in this maelstrom of repression were Eric McDavid and Marie Mason. Continue reading “Free Eric and Marie: still jailed for resisting Ecocide”

Marie Mason: still jailed to boost Criminal Corporations

tumblr_m01ogmNeyL1qhewlro1_500Marie’s lawyer sues FBI for refusal to release FOIA records

Attorney Claims USA Chills Rights of Environmentalists
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WASHINGTON (CN) – An attorney whose client is serving 22 years for destroying private property claims the FBI denied her FOIA request, to cover up the government’s “Green Scare” program, meant to chill the speech rights of environmental activists.

New York City attorney Susan Tipograph sued the Department of Justice in Federal Court, seeking records on her client, imprisoned activist Marie Mason.

“The draconian sentencing of Marie Mason to nearly 22 years in federal prison has undoubtedly chilled the free speech practices of other animal rights and environmental activists,” Tipograph says in the complaint. Continue reading “Marie Mason: still jailed to boost Criminal Corporations”

Stop FBI political repression

Solidarity Statement against the raids and grand jury

On Wednesday July 25th, the FBI conducted a series of coordinated raids against activists in Portland, Olympia, and Seattle. They subpoenaed several people to a special federal grand jury, and seized computers, black clothing and anarchist literature. This comes after similar raids in Seattle in July and earlier raids of squats in Portland. Continue reading “Stop FBI political repression”