Posts Tagged ‘Barrett Brown’

Give no quarter. This has been their reply. “You’ve taken my brother. He has done no harm.” Give no quarter. “You’ve made a mistake. She’s my friend.” Give no quarter. “This man is but a journalist. Since when is that a crime?” Give no quarter. “My daughter served our country with honor and courage. She was only doing her duty to the people by exposing these war crimes.” Give no quarter. “He accepted your plea. Show leniency.” Give no quarter. “He is only a child. I’ve taken his computer. He wont do it again!” Give no quarter.

The people cry out for mercy. Our family and friends are prosecuted for reasons unjustifiable except for in the court of corporate and political interest. The people’s cries are not ignored. “Give no quarter.” This is the state’s reply. We are the Anonymous Solidarity Network and we demand justice! We renounce the prosecution of our family and friends but still attend their proceedings. We beat our drums, we sing our songs and we attest to the illegal prosecution of our comrades. Mercy requires compassion and forbearance, the state has neither. The people plea for clemency. We sing, “Bella ciao!”

Give no quarter? We are #FreeAnons. We ask for no quarter! We ask for nothing. What we expect of the state we demand from the state. The only quarter we would ever request is that of Jeremy Hammond’s and Barrett Brown’s so that we can burn the prisons holding them down from the inside out. Too easily is our creed forgotten by those we wage this war against. “We do not forgive. We do not forget.” We will never negotiate with a state illegally prosecuting our family and friends! Those that prosecute our comrades use our nation’s laws to justify their iniquitous actions.

Those that they are prosecuting are being prosecuted for committing so called crimes that benefited the very people our nation’s laws are meant to protect. Crimes against corporations and government agencies that are breaking those same laws and actively pursuing the suppression of any dissent that challenges their status quo. The people are charged with crimes but when corporations or government agencies illegally access our communications or personal computers it’s not a crime but a matter of greater profit margins or an act of national security. We are the Anonymous Solidarity Network and to this we reply, “Give no quarter!”

Give no quarter, ask no quarter and remember the Anonymous creed, “We are Anonymous. We are legion. We do not forgive. We do not forget. Expect us.” The state’s prosecution of our comrades can just as easily and with as much impunity become their pursuit of us. Your greatest asylum is your anonymity, do not neglect it. Your greatest support during times of trouble is the Anonymous Solidarity Network, establish contact with it. If you do not know how then ask how! Adjust your sails and steer your ships with purpose. Hoist your flags and raise to half-mast that of #FreeAnons as homage to those still sailing towards these troubled waters.

Letter writing campaign of the Anonymous Solidarity Network
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Free Barrett Brown and the Jeremy Hammond Defense Committee are collaborating to produce a night to jointly raise funds for the legal expenses of these two prominent internet activists. All proceeds will be split evenly between the two and will directly benefit barrett’s legal team and jeremy’s jail support fund.

This is a fundraiser event and variety show with notable speakers, musical performances, and the auctioning of items. Barrett Brown and Jeremy Hammond, whose cases are connected, are known for exposing the illegal private spying done by Stratfor, and for their association with Anonymous. Barrett faces up to 105 years in prison and is awaiting trial, while Jeremy faces up to 10 years after taking a non-cooperating plea agreement.

When: Monday, August 19th 2013 – 6PM to 11PM.

Where: ThoughtWorks NYC – 99 Madison Avenue, 15th Floor.
– Max capacity : 80 people. Admission : $20 minimum.

Speakers: Michael Ratner (Center for Constitutional Rights, attorney for WikiLeaks), Jay Leiderman (Attorney who has defended members of Anonymous), Tor Ekeland (Attorney for weev, convicted under CFAA), Kevin Gallagher (Director of Free Barrett Brown), Emily Kunstler (from Jeremy’s legal team, with a statement from Jeremy), Alexa O’Brien (Journalist covering the Bradley Manning trial, by video), Glenn Greenwald (Journalist who broke NSA stories, by video) To be announced…

Performers: Arthur Smilios (of The Gorilla Biscuits)
– Anthony Atamanuik (UCB Theatre/MTV/30 Rock). To be announced…

Auction items: Art by Shepard Fairey, Glen Friedman, Molly Crabapple.
– A signed guitar from Dave Navarro. To be announced…

Shepard Fairey: I have complained about the war on whistleblowers several times, but here I go again. History is littered with examples of people who were persecuted/prosecuted for acts that society later considered noble and are now highly regarded as stands for the greater good. Jeremy Hammond and Barrett Brown are suffering for trying to alert the public to things that should not be secret. Read more about them and support justice and this fundraiser. I donated some prints.

  • You can contribute to Barrett’s cause by visiting
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  • Letter writing campaign of the Anonymous Solidarity Network
    >> download document here

    Freeanons has received much support of late, which we deeply appreciate.
    It comes on the heels of Lulzsec sentences in the U.K., handed down this past Thursday. We have been following these cases closely, as well as Jeremy’s Hammond’s related case in the Southern District of New York. Ryan Ackroyd was sentenced to a 30 month sentence of which he is expected to serve 15 months. Jake Davis, 20, was sentenced to two years in a juvenile facility. Mustafa Bassam received a 20 month sentence which was suspended for two years, as well as 300 hours of community service. In the meantime, Jeremy still waits for trial. He has now been incarcerated for 14 months, having been denied bail on exceedingly spurious grounds.

    This past week we have seen Anonymous arrests in Italy, as well. We urge support for these Anons. We have also been reminded that there are two sets of pending cases in Spain, one from 2011, which can be read about here, and another from 2012 related to Operation Unmask. Freeanons.Org operates with the help of a very dedicated core group of activists and channel administrators, some of whom have been in our channel day and night for well over a year. While we try to support every arrested Anon, there are many, many Anons who now face persecution from their governments. Our support system works best when an indicted or jailed Anon, or group of Anons, has a focused support group dedicated to raising money and awareness to his or their particular cause. That is why Jeremy Hammond and Barret Brown’s cases have remained in the public eye. Our goal at Freeanons.Org now is support this kind of localized effort, and offer advice, when needed, as to setting up donation sites and media campaigns run by the arrested Anon’s friends, family, or community, as well as to give money and promote media for Anons in cases where this is not possible. So we encourage people to form these localized support groups for cases across the globe, and contact us for any help needed in the effort. We want to promote these individual efforts.

    Whether a donation is one dollar or a thousand dollars, we are heartened equally by both the effort, and the words, like these, that have accompanied the donations since our inception:

    bonne chance à tous…que le cosmos soit avec vous…

    This is a thank you to the brave people who have taken a stand on behalf of Americans and world citizens, alike. May your struggle right now not be in vain. But know it does not go unappreciated.

    Solidarity from xxxxxxxx, KY!

    This money is intended to help Eric Rosol. We do not forget.

    Finally way to help as I am a mom and grandmother that is not computer savvy but I do know how to click the confirm button! I will also be visiting the store. Keep up the amazing work! You’re are only hope!!

    Your work is truly appreciated. Only wish I could do more to help. It may not be much but I hope is usefull to you. Thank you for your courage and guidance in opening our eyes to so much uglyness. I will donate as I’m able. Rest assure is from my heart. United we will become stronger.

    Solidarity, bros

    Please use this donation however you think is best. I understand all dont have a support network so use it where needed. Thanks


    Hope togethter we can free anons much love!

    I wish I could do more. I will be back to donate again when possible.

    keep up teh good find #DDG

    “Legion: For we are many.”

    good luck with this. Wish I could give more. xox

    this time, for LulzCart, pl0x

    Money for Lulzcart to get to court

    God Speed Brothers and Sisters

    I wish it could have been more, but I’m lucky to be able to do this. We have to protect each other.

    Thanks ya’ll.

    Keep up the great work! Thank you! Anonymous- Holder can kiss our Yankee arses!

    Good luck 🙂


    You guys have my support, I know it’s not much but hopefully everything counts. Wish I could do more for you guys, keep doing what you’re doing!

    Bless them

    Its not much but i wanted to give something. anonymous is the voice of the people you are me,her,him,we are legion we are everyone, THANKYOU to those who fight.thank you to those who disobey. keep on, keeping on…

    This is just some of the correspondence and well-wishes we’ve received over the past long and difficult months, and it’s these words, finally, that keep us going. Thank you all.

    Operation PenPal – Our brothers and sisters have been taken away from us. Some of the best and brightest of our generation are locked away from the world in an effort to silence them and make us forget. But we are Legion. We do not forgive, we do not forget. We leave no one behind.

    Our comrades are accused of working to make government transparent and accountable to the people. They are accused of setting information free. They are accused of opposing war and crimes committed under its banner. They are accused of disrupting financial institutions that have themselves disrupted and ruined the lives of millions.

    We do not believe these actions or the people being charged for them are dangerous. The acts that they are accused of can at worst be called civil disobedience and whistle blowing. Yet the government has already decided they are guilty, holding some for years without a trial.

    We now launch #OpPenPal as an ongoing action in support of Anons and other activists navigating the nightmare of the “justice” system. Anyone can join this operation – find a pen, some paper, and a stamp. We may be from the Internet, but we are backward compatible. Let a political prisoner know they are not forgotten.

  • Read more: Anonymous Operation PenPal
  • Letter writing campaign of the Anonymous Solidarity Network
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    On May 1, 2013 Magistrate Judge Paul D. Stickney will determine “what, if anything should be done in utilizing [Barrett’s legal defense] funds towards the repayment of costs for Defendant’s court appointed representation.” Barrett’s supporters are delighted to announce that, after a long search, we have found a legal team that combines trial experience, tech-proficiency and a passion for justice. Attorneys Charles Swift and Ahmed Ghappour will be making an appearance in Barrett’s case this week.

    We hope that the Court will turn over these funds to Barrett’s counsel of choice — per donors’ intent. The hearing will be held at 11:30AM at the Federal Courthouse, 1100 Commerce St., Dallas, TX 75242. If you are in Dallas, please come out and show your support.

    About the Legal Team

    Charles Swift is an attorney and former Navy officer, who retired in 2007 as a Lieutenant Commander in the Judge Advocate General’s Corps. While in the JAG Corps, he worked principally in the area of criminal defense, earning a reputation as a premier trial attorney. Most noteworthy is his quest for justice at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, concluding with the Supreme Court’s landmark decision in Hamdan v. Rumsfeld.

    He has received numerous awards for his advocacy, including recognition as a Distinguished Alumnus at Seattle University School of Law, ACLU’s Roger Baldwin Medal for Distinguished Service, and was runner-up for Lawyer of the Year in 2005 as well as being named one of the 100 Most Influential Lawyers in 2006 by the National Law Journal. Following his military career, Charles was a visiting professor and head of the Humanitarian Law Clinic at Emory University School of Law in Atlanta, Georgia, before leaving to enter private practice in Seattle.

    Ahmed Ghappour (@amadooooo) is a Clinical Instructor at the University of Texas at Austin School of Law. He also directs the National Security Defense Project, an access to justice initiative that raises constitutional challenges in national security and cyber security cases.

    Before founding the NSDP, he worked with Charles Swift, and took numerous national security cases to trial. Prior to that, Ahmed was a Staff Attorney at Reprieve UK, where he represented Guantanamo detainees in their habeas corpus proceedings and challenged the US Extraordinary Renditions Program. He was also a senior legal advisor at a Cairo based human rights organization, where he worked on security sector reform, transparency and privacy, and international accountability litigation. Ahmed is also a computer engineer and hacked on high performance computers at SGI, Inc. before pursuing a career in the law.

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