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Freedom fighters or cyber-terrorists?

Internationally famous for cyber-attacks against the Church of Scientology, government agencies of the US, Israel, Tunisia, Uganda, and others; child pornography sites; copyright protection agencies; the Westboro Baptist Church; and corporations such as PayPal, MasterCard, Visa, and Sony, who are the hacktivist collective known as ‘Anonymous’? What do they think? What motivates them?

In November 2012, The Imaginary Book Co. invited Anonymous to share their thoughts. We wanted to try and capture something of the essence of an imaginary non-organisation, to preserve it as a time-capsule for the future. We believe we’re witnessing the birth of something important, although perhaps it’s too early to even say what it is yet: a new form of democracy? Time will tell…

We assured Anonymous we would not edit, collate, correct, censor, comment upon, or judge what we received. That’s for others to do. We would simply print. We didn’t know what we’d get, if anything. This is what we got.

Anarchic, chaotic, sensible, deep, shallow, thoughtful, radical, revolutionary, and funny, this book is the first time Anonymous have written in their own words; plenty has been written about them, most of it inaccurate. And who’s to say this book itself isn’t more disinformation? Does it express the hopes and desires and motivations of the entire collective? Undoubtedly not; just a small sample of the thousands of reasons why anyone would associate themselves. Nevertheless, it’s a snapshot of Anonymous, right here and now, at this moment in time. If you want to know where Anonymous is headed, this is the book for you. When your government starts burning books, this is the one they’ll come for first…

Published to coincide with Anonymous’ worldwide “Million Mask March” on November 5th 2013, this 212 page paperback book, measuring 190mm x 250mm (7.72 x 10.08 inches) is packed with images, slogans and texts that explain, not only what Anonymous think, but how to get involved yourself.

PLEASE NOTE: All royalties from this book are being donated to FreeAnons, which provides legal and moral support for activists facing prosecution for involvement, alleged or otherwise, in Anonymous actions.

On November 20th, 2012, U.S. District Judge Loretta Preska denied bail to Jeremy Hammond, a 27-year-old Chicago activist accused of hacking into the private intelligence firm Stratfor and releasing information to Wikileaks. On November 22nd, 2012 a communique from hackers highlighted Judge Preska’s failure to disclose that her husband, Thomas J Kaveler is an employee of Cahill Gordon & Reindel LLP, a current Stratfor client and associate, and moreover was himself a victim of the alleged hack (Kaveler’s Stratfor issued user ID is 234103).

After independent confirmation of these facts, activists and attorneys have issued a call for Judge Preska to immediately recuse herself for failure to disclose this conflict of interest.

At 1pm on Thursday, November 29th in New York’s Foley Square, activists, attorneys, and friends of Jeremy Hammond, including NLG President, Gideon Oliver, activist film maker Emily Kunstler, Andy Bichlbaum co-creator of the Yes Men, John Knefel cohost of Radio Dispatch, and Chicago activist Natalie Wahlberg will rally and hold a press conference to brief the media on their efforts to see Judge Preska recuse herself and assure Hammond access to a fair trial and due process.

  • You can contribute to Jeremy’s cause by visiting freejeremy.net.
  • After months of anticipation, Rolling Stone Magazine has released an extensive article on accused hacktivist Jeremy Hammond. This article was graciously provided to us by the internet. You can not write an article on a hacktivist and then be surprised when it gets leaked. Information wants to be free so we are sharing the article; No copywrong intended.

    Rolling Stone Magazine – Enemy of the State
    >> download document here

    Looks like an unfortunate volley has been struck against Net Neutrality in the court system…Politico: ‘Net neutrality foes score early win’ by Eliza Krigman “In a victory for net neutrality opponents, a judicial panel chose the D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals in a random lottery Thursday to decide where the net neutrality case will be heard.

    The D.C. Circuit is considered the most likely to overturn the controversial net neutrality rules of the courts that were in play to review them. The lottery outcome therefore gives an early advantage to Verizon, which sued to overturn the FCC regulations passed in December.

    “As we made clear in our filing, we felt this was the appropriate venue,” said Verizon spokesman Ed McFadden.

    Verizon argued in its legal challenge that that D.C. has exclusive jurisdiction over the net neutrality issue because the FCC rules modify wireless licenses. The FCC filed a motion to dismiss that suit, but now it won’t matter because the D.C. circuit has been chosen at random.

    “Verizon has good reasons for wanting to be in the D.C. Circuit,” said John Hane, a telecommunications lawyer at Pillsbury Winthrop. “The D.C. Circuit has construed the FCC’s ancillary authority narrowly, notably, just a couple of years ago, when it rejected an FCC rule that required wireless carriers to meet high standards for backup power at tower sites.”

    Read the rest of the article at Politico.com