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Urgent Birthday Letter Writing Campaign

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.

Freeanons has made every effort to lessen the feelings of isolation by way of mass letter writing campaigns for each birthday.  It’s a great time to say “Hey!  We’re out here fighting for you and we care”!  But as  always, we can’t do it without all of you.  What can be more awesome while waiting for your release date than a ton of birthday wishes from friends?

This month, Matt DeHart and Jay Chase will be celebrating their special day in prison and they need you.  Please, grab a pen, a card, a piece of paper or a postcard and write a message to them.  Show them that no one has forgotten their birthday and we will celebrate their day with them and we will sing on their special day in gathered voices in the hopes that they can hear our wishes.  We need you, they need you and it will warm your heart to do something so easy and yet so awesome.  As always, we thank you for your support of all jailed anons and activists all over the world.  The time to come together is now and the reason is not a selfish one but rather, one of love and kindness.

Piss off a guard, send a card!!  They hate sorting this stuff.

Matthew Paul DeHart #06813-036  
FCI Ashland Federal Correctional Institution
PO Box 6001
Ashland KY 41105
Birthday:  June 11

Jared Chase #M44710
Pontiac Correctional Center
PO Box 99
Pontiac, Illinois 61764
Birthday:  June 12

“We are Freeanons and we will not rest until all Anons are free”

Important links:

Matt DeHart Support Website:      Matt DeHart Official Website

Nato 3 Support Website:              Nato 3 Official Website

Anonymous Activists Arrested In Florida

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.

A group of protesters took their request to the courthouse in Palm Beach County and then made their way to the condo of state Prosecutor Aronberg and were there for only a few short minutes before nearly a dozen police cars converged on the group and began making arrests.  Six were released after providing identification showing that they were Palm Beach residents but  the rest were taken to jail.  The last 6 of the arrested were initially taken to the West Palm Beach police department and then transported to the main jail in Palm Beach County where they were held for nearly 7 hours before they were released, with each being given a court date of June 14.  Two journalists were also arrested that day.  One was arrested for crossing the tracks with the protesters as he documented the event and the other was believed to have been arrested for trespassing on the parking lot of the condominium.

Interestingly, none were arrested for their protest but rather, they were arrested for crossing over the Tri-Rail railroad tracks which was a short walking distance from the condominium.  The protesters were not trespassing on the property of the home of the prosecutor.  The railroad tracks were not blocked by a fence, there were no signs stating it was illegal to cross where they crossed.  It hardly appears that crossing the railroad tracks rises to the level of arresting and detaining activists for hours.  So why all the hoopla over a simple crossing of railroad tracks?

One can make several assumptions or conclusions. Was this an effort to end the free speech of these protesters by way of arrest?  Perhaps it was since the event began at the courthouse and ended outside of the condo of the state Prosecutor.  If this is the case, the Palm Beach County Police should entertain the idea that people have the right to express their unhappiness with a broken system.  If the squashing of free speech is not the reason, can the answer lie in the recent dox of the state prosecutor and the collecting of names of attendees at the protest?  They were arrested and identification was demanded.  Since a recently released article stated that Homeland Security would be notified regarding the release of information of the Prosecutor, was this an arranged plan to gather intel for reasons other than a simple protest and a trot across some railroad tracks?  One may never know…or will we?

There will be an arraignment for all 12 activists on June 14 at 1:00pm at the Palm Beach County courthouse located at 3228 Gun Club Road, West Palm Beach, FL.  As always, we ask that you stand and show your support for these Anons.  Crossing railroad tracks should not be cause to arrest and detain anyone.

The shooting of Corey Jones by a Palm Beach County Sheriff goes to the grand jury on June 30.

We are Freeanons and we will not rest until all Anons are free.


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Arrested Anon In UK Faces Possible Extradition To The U.S.

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.

Derp, as we will call him, is facing multiple charges which include conspiracy under the Computer Misuse Act sections 1, 2 and 3 for his alleged actions against several UK government sites in addition to a dox on the Deputy Director of Homeland Security in the U.S.  If found guilty in the UK, he faces up to 12 years in prison.  He is also accused of hacking the Fort Lauderdale city website when a law was passed preventing people from feeding the homeless.  If the U.S. chooses to extradite and try him, there is no telling the decades he could remain behind bars.  The fact that he is only 16 years old brings hope that the U.S. chooses to allow the UK to handle this matter but one can never be certain when it comes to computer crimes.  We believe that the case against Lauri Love is a clear indication of how deplorable the U.S. can be.

This very interesting, well spoken young man explained that the motives behind any alleged computer crimes pertained to the treatment of the homeless or better, the lack of treatment.  He states that he feels too many people are focusing on #OpISIS exercises rather than events that can improve the care of the homeless such as #OpSafeWinter.  Derp stated in our interview that he feels more people should take to the streets and care for the homeless.  As we are aware, the homeless situation has reached crisis levels throughout the world.  I don’t think anyone who has paid attention to the ever growing homeless situation can disagree with Derp on this matter.  Derp also explained that had he taken to the streets and blocked an entrance to a store location or department, he would have received a simple warning but because his actions involved computer crimes, his sentence far exceeds a simple warning.  The most amazing thing that we took away from speaking with Derp, was his love of people and his strong desire to change the way the homeless are treated.

There is one final thing that Derp is charged with that we have to find nearly laughable.  It appears he is accused of allegedly taking down a KKK website under  #OPKKK .  Nothing funny there you might say and most would like to pat the boy on the back right?  Well, the KKK is asking for hundreds of dollars in damages because these actions prevented them from taking in donations and perhaps recruiting new members.  Our hearts bleed for the poor bastards.

Derp is presently out on bail but is expected in court again on May 10 to find out if his bail will be extended or if he will be jailed for his alleged crimes.  We, at Freeanons, wish him only the best and  will be here to support him throughout his court cases.

It is the opinion of the team at Freeanons that computer activism should be treated in the same manner as street activism and in which case, allow this very brave young man some community service which he would like to do in the streets assisting the homeless.  We are also in agreement with Derp that when laws are meant to discriminate against a group of people in dire need of assistance, it is our duty to force the laws to change.  This should not be a crime.  Ignoring the homeless is a crime against humanity no matter what country you happen to reside in.

Please help us in standing with this brave young man with very strong beliefs and show all governments that the treatment of the homeless must improve and should they choose not to make the needed changes to protect our most vulnerable population, the folks within Anonymous will continue to remind each government until the needed corrections are made.

We are anonymous, we are legion and we will not rest until all anons are free.


Matt Dehart Is In Need Of Your Support

Matt DeHart has reached his destination and is in need of your letters of support.  Matt is doing well and remains in good spirits but the one thing we are always certain of is that letters of support make any prisoner feel less isolated.  We ask that you send Matt letters, cards, books, magazines, anything that you can think of to help lighten his load and remind him that he is not forgotten.

We are calling for a mass mail to the jail to Matt DeHart to start today.  As always, we thank you for your support of all political prisoners who have been taken from the ones they love.  The ball is in our court to assist them in any way possible and the best way is in those reminders by way of mail.

REMINDER:  All books and magazines must be sent from the distributor.

Matthew Paul DeHart
Inmate Number-06813-036
P.O. BOX 6001

We are Freeanons and we will not rest until all anons are free.

Lorax Is Free!


Lorax is Free At Last!

Former Anonymous member Adam John Bennett given suspended sentence for website hacking

A Perth judge has described a former member of online activism group Anonymous who helped hack into websites as an “immature creep” and a “pest” who had never grown up.

Adam John Bennett, 42, was today given a suspended sentence for six charges including aiding another person to cause the unauthorised impairment of electronic communications.

Five of the offences occurred in November 2012, when members of the group Anonymous hacked into websites around the world.

Bennett, a long-time lifesaver at Scarborough Beach, used the pseudonym ‘Lorax’ for his online activities, and had an online radio show, as well as thousands of followers.

The court was told when Bennett’s Scarborough home was searched in 2014, a Guy Fawkes mask was found, along with audio streaming and studio equipment.

It was alleged there were plans for a “mass defacement” of sites planned to mark Guy Fawkes’ Day in 2012.

The court was told Bennett helped a juvenile in NSW dubbed ‘Juzzy’ to hack into a variety of sites, including those operated by the Australian Agency for Education and Training, the Australian Film Institute, Anchor Foods, and the Food Industries Association of Queensland.

When the public tried to access a hacked site, they found a message from the group in red text on a black background.

Prosecutor Patricia Aloi told the court “the plan was to get a much larger number of sites”.

She said the “impact could be described as a nuisance, could be described as lost productivity”, and such offending could escalate.

Ms Aloi said the Commonwealth believed a custodial sentence was appropriate.

Lawyer argues rant was one of ‘political ideology’

Acting on behalf of Bennett, Darren Renton told the court the hacked web pages were accessible, and only the front page had the Anonymous “rant”.

He agreed with Justice Phillip McCann’s description of the offences as being “like barricading the front door and not the side door”.

Mr Renton said the Anonymous rant was one of “political ideology” and there was no suggestion of financial or monetary gain, or sensitive information being accessed.

While the result was something akin to “digital graffiti”, he said his client accepted he was breaking the law, and it was an illegal way to put forward a political view.

A sixth offence involved the website of Bennett’s employer Cancer Support WA and that of HotCopper.

Bennett tested the sites for vulnerability to the Heartbleed security bug, and tried to access confidential information.

“Who are they to demand anything when they’re breaking the law?” said Justice Phillip McCann

Mr Renton spoke of other communications Bennett had with various companies, and the Supreme Court of Tasmania, and Senator Nick Xenophon, in which he highlighted how they were vulnerable to hacking.

Bennett used the Anonymous Australia Twitter account, and Mr Renton said his client was being “altruistic”.

But Justice McCann said the actions were more like bullying and intimidation, including when Velocity Internet was told “you have been warned”.

Rants ‘a recipe for anarchy’

Justice McCann was highly critical of Bennett, who he referred to as a “creepy pest” and an “immature creep who doesn’t mind his own business”.

He said “as a private citizen he has no business pestering people like Nick Xenophon”.

Justice McCann said there was a “high level conspiracy to commit anarchist acts”.

He highlighted part of the rant which said information about corporation and governments should be publicly available, and called it “a recipe for anarchy”.

Justice McCann said it was not a political ideology, more like “immature rants of the schoolyard”.

He said Bennett, who was in his late thirties when the offences occurred, was “grossly immature” with an “unjustified sense of self worth”.

But he said to jail Bennett, who had “basically never grown up”, would make him a martyr, and he should instead be given the “21st century equivalent” of being in the stocks.

Justice McCann said while there was “insufficient evidence of damage” by the hacking in 2012, there was malice.

He said the use of the internet was a privilege and not a right.

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