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Vi Subversa, Anarchist Punk Poison Girls Singer, has died

Vi Subversa, 1935-2016, Anarchist Punk Musician, Singer for the Poison Girls,

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Vi Subversa, former lead singer with the anarcho-punk band, The Poison Girls, has passed away at age 80. Subversa was associated with the British anarcho-punk scene. Subversa was one of the earliest punk musicians to feature feminism in their music.

Frances Sokolov (20 June 1935 – 19 February 2016), better known by her stage name Vi Subversa, was the singer and guitarist of British anarcho-punk band Poison Girls. Continue reading Vi Subversa, Anarchist Punk Poison Girls Singer, has died

Anonymous: peering behind the mask

Are members of the ‘hacktivist group’ Anonymous defenders of truth and seekers of knowledge, or simply a bunch of cyber terrorists? Jana Herwig investigates

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Researcher Jana Herwig dons the mask of Anonymous

When Anonymous first made big headlines in early 2008 with its protests against the Church of Scientology, dubbed Project Chanology, it was not yet apparent that Anonymous would be here to stay.

Three years later, Anonymous has not only gained a sizeable collection of adversaries and critics – including government agencies, IT security companies and digital rights advocacies who criticise its methods – it has also won scores of secret and not so secret admirers, especially among the highly social media literate, digital creative class.

The reputation of its members as defenders of truth and seekers of knowledge, digital avengers who cannot be lied to because they will hijack the emails of those who try, seems to strike a chord with many.

What has remained unclear is just who or what Anonymous is.

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