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.
Tonight we spoke with a very courageous anon who made it clear that his motives in his alleged hacking crimes related to the treatment of the homeless worldwide. What was so shocking about this interview on Anonops Radio with anonRisk and a member of Freeanons was that this young man, a resident in the UK is 16 years old and his passion for caring for the homeless far exceeds the drive of most adults. We had the pleasure of a one hour interview with this anon who calls himself Derplaughing.