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Welcome Home Barrett Brown

Barrett Brown is free!  Finally, and upon release our friend wasted no time making his way to the nearest McDonald’s to take in the (apparently) missed delight of a greasy breakfast. More than 4 years of questionable confinement for a crime you didn’t commit, and being convicted of multiple, seemingly made-up-on-the-spot charges, can make a fella hungry. Barrett was released, early and with conditions, after serving much of his nearly 5 year sentence in Three Rivers federal correctional institution in San Antonio with good behavior. Freeanons and all of AnonOps would like to extend our support, as well as the finest chefs The Internet Hate Machine can manage to our friend.

Consequently, we’d also like to remind our readers and supporters of the near $900,000 dollar restitution Barrett is ordered to pay. The required $200.00 monthly installments are to Stratfor, the intelligence firm he accused of significant corruption during his #ProjectPM investigation. You can read more about it at https://freebarrettbrown.org/project-pm 

For those who aren’t aware, Barrett was arrested in 2012, following a raid executed on his Mother’s home.  One of his convictions (Interference of a search warrant) stemmed from this raid when he attempted to hide a laptop in a kitchen cupboard, from authorities. 11 other charges were included in his subsequent indictment, the most ridiculous involving his copying a link from one public channel to another on AnonOps IRC. The link contained the credit card data of a massive cyber-attack upon Stratfor, an attack Barrett had nothing to do with, but is nonetheless being held financially accountable for.  In the end, Barrett bowed his head and took one for the team, quite literally when he plead guilty to the previously mentioned charge, as well as transmitting a threat in interstate commerce, and being an accessory after the fact in the unauthorized access to a protected computer.

 The now released, award winning, McMuffin lovin’ journalist managed to keep himself (and the rest of us) well entertained during his incarceration. You can find his full commentary at the following link, where his musings were published via The Intercept:  https://theintercept.com/staff/freebarrett_

To assist in Barrett’s legal fees and outrageous restitution, please visit:
 https://freebarrettbrown.org/project-pm/  All contributions are welcome and appreciated.

Welcome home, Barrett. We hope you’re enjoying #BathtubsForBarrett as much as we are!

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/FreeBarrett_

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

They Need To Hear From You

They Need To Hear From You

Hello to everyone and thank you for taking the time to read another post about a jailed hacktivist languishing in an American prison.  It’s starting to sound like we can just copy and paste with nothing more than a name change these days.  Jeremy Hammond 10 years, Matt DeHart 7 years, Barrett (he’s a damned Journalist ffs) more than 5 years and Timothy Justin French who is sitting in prison, still awaiting sentencing, and facing up to 10 years in prison.  In addition to hacktivists, we have seen good people like our always loved Stanley Cohen,  our dear friend John Kiriakou, Thomas Drake and Jeffrey Sterling serve time in prison, having their lives destroyed because they pissed in someone’s Wheaties.

Freeanons supported the PayPal 14 and the Payback 13 as they fought their way through ridiculous legal cases for what amounted to nothing more than simply standing up for what they believed in.  The extreme burden of defending oneself in these cases took the life of a member of the Payback and PayPal case and we mourn the loss to this day.  We’ve welcomed many home from prison and are overjoyed when the government is willing to release them back home to their families and loved ones but there are more and they need all of us.

We come to you today asking for your help.  There are young men, strong men, sitting in prison serving years and years of time and fighting for their own sanity.  All that they have that resembles goodness is their families and you.  They need to hear from you.  Freeanons asks you to write to them.  They ALL need to hear from you.  Perhaps we can ask that you chose one per week and strike up a conversation.  One may not be able to write back because we do not believe he has stamp money but don’t let that stop you from reminding him that he is not forgotten.

We cannot do this alone.  We NEED, no, THEY need your help.  We ask you for nothing more than support for those who would surely support you if you were in their shoes.  If we pick up our pens and add words to paper, you can show our incarcerated anons that anons everywhere mean what they say and say what they mean;  We do not forgive, We do not forget.

Please write to our friends or send a simple card.  Tell them you have not forgotten them.

Thank you as always for your support of Freeanons and your support of those jailed for standing up for what they believe in.

 They Need To Hear From You

Addresses

Timothy Justin French #47606-074
MCC Chicago
Metropolitan Correctional Center
71 West Van Buren Street
Chicago, IL  60605

Matthew Paul DeHart, #06813-036
FCI Ashland
Federal Correctional Instituion
P.O. Box 6001
Ashland, KY 41105

Twitter:  Free Matt DeHart

Jeffrey Sterling #38338-044
FCI Englewood
9595 West Quincy Avenue
Littleton, CO 80123

Jeremy Hammond #18729-424
FCI Manchester
PO Box 4000
Manchester, KY  40962

Twitter:  Free Jeremy Hammond

 

Martin Gottesfeld   #12982-104
150 Park Row
 New York, NY 10007

Twitter:  Free Marty G

 

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

Splendid Spoon Is In Need Of Support

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.  

To our dear friend Splendid Spoon…..We love you, we miss you and we will not forget you.  Get your ass back to us soon.  

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

Lauren Aline Pespisa, A133275
MCI Framingham
P.O. Box 9007
Framingham, MA 01701
 

Twitter:  Splendid Spoon

 

 

A Warning for the RNC & Beyond

FreeAnons Statement on The Fairbanks/Darby Affair:

A Warning for the RNC & Beyond

    Known Federal informant, Brandon Darby has recently made it known that he will be traveling to the RNC in Cleveland later this year.  He has not only solicited informants ( Brandon Darby Twitter ), he has outright stated his goal in attending is to get “anarchists” arrested.  Darby has since expressed support for the neo-nazis who were run out of Sacramento ( Brandon Darby Twitter  ).

FreeAnons has become aware that noted journalist Cassandra Fairbanks has been associating closely with known Federal informant Brandon Darby (see above retweet by Darby).  Given Ms. Fairbanks long history of access to the activist community, this is a troubling development.  We encourage organizers and activists to be aware of this relationship.

Given his history, and the fact that Ms. Fairbanks has stated her intent to join him at the RNC, we feel compelled to issue a specific warning to activists in that community to be aware of both of them.  
More Tweets:  Darby and Fairbanks

We would like to point out explicitly this is not about Ms. Fairbanks’s sexual history or appearance – it is about her current associations with a known Federal informant.  Her past history is relevant only in that
it illustrates the degree of access she has to the activist community.  FreeAnons condemns misogynist attacks based on malice as detracting from the very important need to spread the word of her affiliations.

Further, we condemn calls for violence. Ms. Fairbanks has the right to associate with whom she will – just as the community has the right to condemn and ostracize her for her choices.  As a community we can isolate them and rob them of their ability to profit off the back of our struggle.  By raising our voices loud and spreading the word to every block and community, we can render them moot and harmless without resorting to the tactics of physical force – the tactic of the oppressive state.  

Darby has made a number of inflammatory statements designed to foment violence against himself.  He needs to be attacked to retain his credibility and saleability in the face of Breitbart’s decline.  We urge activists, again particularly at the RNC to avoid playing into this trap.  

Our community was built upon trust – we must continue to be vigilant and look out for each other.  Just as we must avoid witch hunts – we must also avoid letting personal feelings or notoriety stop us from speaking out to protect others.  

Build a wall of silence around the FBI!  Sound the alarm when a Fed is in town!  No excuses for snitches!
    For more information on Brandon Darby: http://www.theragblog.com/lisa-fithian-fbi-informant-brandon-darby-sexism-egos-and-lies/ 
Freeanons Endorses September 9th National Prisoner Strike

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.

The prisoners engaging in this work strike are knowingly placing not only what little freedom they have at risk, they are indeed, placing their very lives at risk. They will undoubtedly face reprisals – and these in facilities already known for violence. It is vitally important that support from the outside is strong, and eyes are kept on conditions. Many of our supporters have been doing similar work to what is needed – from recording and d0xing brutal police in the days of Occupy, to post card campaigns and phone blitzes for Jeremy and others post-snitch. The fact is that, you our supporters, are our greatest asset. It is our sincerest hope that by endorsing this call, we inspire you to take action to support these courageous people.

United as 1, Divided by 0 might be old and cliche, but it’s also a scoreboard. United we can, have, and will continue to win, divided we can, have, and will continue to fail.

Join us in another victory against the for-profit prison system and for human rights

Here’s how to get started:

Read this: Support Prisoner Resistance

Sign the Petition: Solidarity Movement Petition

Read & Endorse the Call: Please Read And Endorse The Call
https://supportprisonerresistance.noblogs.org/post/2016/06/13/list-of-sept-9th-endorsements/

Get Networked: https://supportprisonerresistance.noblogs.org/supporters/