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.
Do You Care About Our Persecuted Anons?
I’m confused as to how many activists don’t know about the PayPal14, the Payback13, Stanley Cohen and how some don’t even know about Jeremy Hammond and Barrett Brown. Sure, many know about the late Aaron Swartz and even Chelsea Manning, but what about the others? How can you not know about our two Anons facing prison in Italy? Or the 3 facing decades in prison in France? Why don’t you know about the one Anon who recently received a 3 year sentence in Australia, and another who is facing decades upon decades in prison in Australia? How many of you even know the name Lauri Love? Lauri is an amazing young man/activist and all-around friend to so many who is facing extradition to the U.S. (and if he is extradited, I fear he may never see the sunlight again!) What about Matt DeHart? Do you even know his name? Do you know he was forced to take a plea deal that will jail him for years to prevent him being jailed for up to 40 years? Why was he arrested you may ask? Because he fought the government which never ends well for our Anons. Will you write to Matt DeHart, who has suffered severely since his arrest and deportation back to the U.S. from Canada after he was denied asylum? How about Jon Cowden, do you know his name? Jon was jailed for a year for his part in #OpFreePalestine. His life has been turned upside down as a result of his persecution and it continues to be a mess. Have you heard of Dennis Collins, a defendant in both the Paypal14 and Payback13 cases? He not only gave up 3 years of his freedom for what he believed in, he ultimately gave his life for it.