YouTube Censors #FreeAnons

September 22, 2013 by Freeanons


On September 18th of 2013, Google targeted an Anonymous affiliate and an extension of the Anonymous Solidarity Network. AnonymousFrancophone, the product of @AnonymousVideo and FreeAnons, was purged from YouTube. The account was terminated; The followers, comments and content were all removed. Not only removed but removed without explanation except for that which was posted to our YouTube channel; “This account has been terminated due to repeated or severe violations of our Community Guidelines and / or claims of copyright infringement.”

As a collective we have grown accustom to and weary from such blatant censorship but never is it without regret or remorse. We have been censored but we will not be silenced! We are FreeAnons and we will freely express ourselves and share our message. Take away our YouTube channels, our Facebook, Twitter and Google+ pages and the people will find our message engraved in the walls of prisons, on the steps of court houses and in the form of fliers at every rest stop on every highway and interstate we have ever traveled and every rally we have ever attended.

It will take more than a snitch to sink our ships and it will take more than the loss of a YouTube channel to deter our course. Our videos are mirrored by the dozen on YouTube. Our presence on the web is not established but deeply rooted. The Anonymous Solidarity Network will perish when Anonymous perishes, Anonymous will perish when the Internet perishes and the Internet will never perish! We are not a fan of Feds but we like to think that they can at least count and trust that they will do the math themselves.

Our message can be found still on YouTube, on private domains and on all social media but officially we have relocated our media efforts to Vimeo. AnonymousVideo, an Anonymous Solidarity Network affiliate, can be found at its new home http://vimeo.com/channels/freeanons. When Vimeo falls we will relocate to Google Video and when Google again betrays us we will relocate to LiveLeak and when LiveLeak is consumed by government we will create our own media platform. They have taken from us our message but they will never take our voice.

Our message is preserved by video, letter, cry, poem and song. Our videos are viral. Our letters are written to the imprisoned with absolute absence of fear. Our cries penetrate the walls confining our comrades. Our creed will live and is a poem that will forever be repeated by the oppressed. Together, we and those that stand with us will sing, “Bella ciao!” We sing and that we sing commemorates our cause and carries our message further than written word or any video published to YouTube ever could.