Lauren Pespisa, aka Splendid Spoon, a friend to so many, has been jailed in Massachusetts. You may recognize Lauren from the documentary The Hacker Wars if you are not already familiar with this beautiful lady. All who know Lauren will attest to the love they have for her. She’s been committed to change for as long as we’ve known her. She is our family and at this time, she finds herself alone and in prison. Lauren is in dire need of your letters of support and love. We ask you at this time to please do not allow your comrade to feel alone and forgotten. Grab a pen and paper and send her a message.
FreeAnons Statement on The Fairbanks/Darby Affair:
FreeAnons, the Anonymous Solidarity Network dedicated to supporting imprisoned hacktivists, welcomes the call for a coordinated national prison strike on September 9th in protest of modern day slavery. As an organization which aims to provide material and moral support to our sisters and brothers behind the walls, we are acutely aware of the degraded situation of not only our prison systems, but of the entire criminal justice system. We see the effects daily in the families we work with, in the stories we receive from inside, and the legal defense work we do to try and keep people out. Most of all, however, we see the growing determination and unity radiating from behind the bars, as the corrupt system forces a response. It is this determination and unity in which we find our inspiration.
Prison, what a horrible place to spend your birthday. No family to help you blow out the candles and no friends to toast your birthday with a beer and a song. The loneliness must be difficult for even the strongest of prisoners.
On Friday, May 20, twelve Anonymous affiliated activists were arrested for trespassing, while protesting the senseless killing of Corey Jones by police in Palm Beach Gardens on October 8. In addition to the arrest of peaceful protesters, 2 journalists were also arrested. This protest was part of #OpAronberg, a highly supported Op which, again, points out the killing of innocent individuals. The collective has asked that the officer involved in this shooting be charged with murder rather than sending the case to the grand jury which is essentially run by the state prosecutor.