~~A Dispatch From Outside the Prison Holding Barrett Brown, Daniel Stuckey, March 8, 2014, The Vice Network Motherboard

Yesterday, I got as close as any media physically can to Barrett Brown, the American journalist that was locked up in late 2012 for pasting a hyperlink in a chatroom, which federal prosecutors alleged contained leaked credit card data from the Stratfor hacks.

Due to a media gag order upheld by the US District Court in the Northern District of Texas, Brown isn’t allowed to make “any statement to members of any television, radio, newspaper, magazine, internet (included, but not limited to bloggers),” with the exception of Kevin M. Gallagher, who heads his defense fund.

The prosecution’s rationale for the gag order is that any extrajudicial statements made by Brown, or his attorneys, could be prejudicial to his defense…

In full @ Vice

Don’t delay! Commit a federal crime today! The Stratfor Dox via WikiLeaks.

Come and get me coppers!

"Federally ‘enjoined’ (but not for long) Barrett Brown reviews Henry Kissinger’s new book “White House Years


“The Barrett Brown Review of Arts and Letters and Jail: Enter the Kissinger!


Whether you consider him a war criminal or you’re a war criminal yourself, there are any number of reasons to read White House Years. Regardless of whatever else he may be, Kissinger is certainly a sure hand at characterization:

    Nixon’s fear of rebuffs caused him to make proposals in such elliptical ways that it was often difficult to tell what he was driving at, whether in fact he was suggesting anything all. After frequent contact I came to understand his subtle circumlocutions better; I learned that     to Nixon words were like billiard balls; what mattered was not the initial impact but the carom.

This is rather poetic for a German. And one has little choice but to respect someone so thoroughly ruthless that he will deploy two semicolons within a single sentence. Quibble with his methods, but here is a man that gets results.

Not all of the book’s gems are provided by Kissinger himself. Here’s a bit of folksy wisdom from Lyndon Johnson:

    “Read the columnists,” he said, “and if they call a member of your staff thoughtful, dedicated, or any other friendly adjective, fire him immediately. He is your leaker.

As much as I enjoyed this magisterial treatise on U.S. foreign policy in the Age of Spiro Agnew, it was nonetheless disturbing to read under my particular, limited circumstances. Not having access to the internet by which I might readily check Kissinger’s claims against the historical record, and my own knowledge of the era being limited largely to the fact that Jefferson Airplane had not yet evolved (suddenly and Pokemon-like) into Jefferson Starship,

I felt myself at the mercy of Kissinger, whose famous advocacy of realpolitik and secret bombings and such things would presumably also entail a not-entirely-thorough commitment to the truth on such occasions as when U.S. national security might be better served by lies, which I gather is often the case…"

Enter the Kissinger! The Barrett Brown Review of Arts and Letters and Jail, Front/Burner… “Making Dallas Even Better”

Also see the CIA’s latest media asset’s (the Washington Post) blog, The Switch” (As in “Flip the switch and it’s ‘Turnkey Tyranny’ “, that Ed Snowden spoke of) for “The government is dropping the hyperlink charges against Barrett Brown

Update: Fullerton police update number of arrests at Kelly Thomas rally to 13 people
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It appears that the police attempted to arrest some Indy reporters and a TV2 reporter got in the mix somehow causing a brawl. Police surveillance perhaps from Helicopters overhead in the daytime, allowed them to detain suspects on freeway as well as onsite.

Link to Realtime twitter search “#OpFullerton OR #Justice4KellyThomas OR #KellyThomas OR Fullerton”

ROTF! Anti-Fascist/Anti-Racist Defacer Action against pink shoelace (snigger) targets on the interwebz!


“The official website of the Nationalist Movement, a white supremacist organization based in Mississippi, was defaced by “Anonymous” hackers on Friday afternoon.

The home page of the website, nationalist.org, was replaced with a message condemning facism and white power groups.”“Greetings, fellow Anons and Citizens of the world. It has come to our attention that Fascists and white power groups across the world are causing the spread of hate and ignorance,” the message read. “A spectre is haunting the Earth, the spectre of Facism [sic].

“For long, we have seen the damage caused by the ideology of white supremacy. We have seen, and participated in, many decades of resistance to white supremacy. We, and others, will never stop fighting fascism and racism wherever it rears its head.”More @RawStory

ROTF! Anti-Fascist/Anti-Racist Defacer Action against pink shoelace (snigger) targets on the interwebz!

The official website of the Nationalist Movement, a white supremacist organization based in Mississippi, was defaced by “Anonymous” hackers on Friday afternoon.

The home page of the website, nationalist.org, was replaced with a message condemning facism and white power groups.


“Greetings, fellow Anons and Citizens of the world. It has come to our attention that Fascists and white power groups across the world are causing the spread of hate and ignorance,” the message read. “A spectre is haunting the Earth, the spectre of Facism [sic].

“For long, we have seen the damage caused by the ideology of white supremacy. We have seen, and participated in, many decades of resistance to white supremacy. We, and others, will never stop fighting fascism and racism wherever it rears its head.”
More @RawStory
In other words “Fuck YOU I won’t do what you tell me”From Theodore Roszak’s “Making of a Counterculture”…Nicola Chiaromonte tells
us that dissenters "must detach themselves, must become resolute "heretics." They must detach themselves quietly, without shouting or riots, indeed in silence and secrecy; not alone but in groups, in real "societies" that will create, as far as possible, a life that is independent and wise… . It would be … a non-rhetorical form of "total rejection."More about Theo Roszak’s masterpiece on how the 60s and it’s Counterculture (a word Roszak coined) happened as it did, and a download link for the (free)  eBook here.

Image Source, @OccupyTheMob @ Twitter."In Other Words" link at top, YouBastard’s (That’s ME!) Youtube copy of RATM’s “Killing in the Name Of" at the 2K Los Angeles Democratic Convention. Expect mayhem.

In other words “Fuck YOU I won’t do what you tell me

From Theodore Roszak’s “Making of a Counterculture”

…Nicola Chiaromonte tells us that dissenters "must detach themselves, must become resolute "heretics." They must detach themselves quietly, without shouting or riots, indeed in silence and secrecy; not alone but in groups, in real "societies" that will create, as far as possible, a life that is independent and wise… . It would be … a non-rhetorical form of "total rejection."
More about Theo Roszak’s masterpiece on how the 60s and it’s Counterculture (a word Roszak coined) happened as it did, and a download link for the (free) eBook here.

Image Source, @OccupyTheMob @ Twitter.

"In Other Words" link at top, YouBastard’s (That’s ME!) Youtube copy of RATM’s “Killing in the Name Of" at the 2K Los Angeles Democratic Convention. Expect mayhem.
"It is kind of funny that here they are sentencing me for hacking Stratfor, but at the same time as I was doing that an FBI informant was suggesting to me foreign targets to hit. So you have to wonder how much they really care about protecting the security of websites…"

Guardian UK, Jeremy Hammond, sentenced to ten years in a federal prison for the Stratfor Dox hack.

Chelsea Manning, the US soldier formerly known as Bradley who leaked a massive trove of state secrets to WikiLeaks now serving a 35-year sentence in military jail, was a major influence on him. Manning showed him that “powerful institutions – whether military or private security firms – are involved in unaccountable activities that the public is totally unaware of that can only be exposed by whistleblowers and hackers”.

Hammond has often described himself as an anarchist. He has a tattoo on his left shoulder of the anarchy symbol with the words: “Freedom, equality, anarchy”. Another tattoo on his left forearm shows the Chinese representation of “leader” or “army”, and a third tattoo on his right forearm is a glider signifying the hacking open-source movement that is drawn from the computer simulation Game of Life .

He says he plans to use his time in prison “reading, writing, working out and playing sports – training myself to become more disciplined so I can be more effective on my release”…

"When the prison doors are open, the real dragon will fly out," - Ho Chi Minh, Prison Diaries

Jeremy Hammond, whose Brazilian tribal ‘posse’ is pictured above, has been sentenced to 10 years for allegedly leaking Stratfor’s dox. Meanwhile,The Aldeia Maracana people (pictured above) are being displaced from their land, and now from their own Rio Brazil museum, by a CAR PARK for a soccer stadium!

The Brazilian government has …wait for it … named the stadium in their honor.

I’m going to focus on that… considering Jeremy is getting his share of press and support from the OECD nation’s people and from indigenous people as well. But there’s been scant reporting about the Aldeia Maracana and other supporters of Jeremy and Anonymous in the 3rd world.

Deutsche Welle has a history, and DO NOTE that displacement of poor folks happens EVERYWHERE an arena or other development of it’s type takes place. From Rio, to Johannesburg, to Salt Lake City and Los Angeles’ “Olympic Cities”.

Worse, as development projects they #FAIL! leaving the ‘less-than-poor’ holding the tax/expense ‘bag’ for global development interests who build these ‘White Elephant” projects in place of housing or other socially useful expenditures for national infrastructural development.

Graft payments to officials of many of these countries in integral to the process.

From the Progressive, June 2013:

Salvador’s (the town where the stadium is to be built) population is overwhelmingly black, yet the city has never elected a black mayor. Its political and economic power structures are controlled by whites and remain practically out of reach for black Brazilians.
More:

According to estimates by the University of São Paolo, the World Cup and the Olympics will together cost Brazil about $33 billion. This includes the massive overhaul of national transportation infrastructure such as airports, highways, train and metro lines, and urban public transport, and the construction of stadiums and other sporting facilities. The government has promised that these investments will benefit all Brazilians not just through improved infrastructure but also through long-term indirect benefits from tourism and foreign investment.

But many Brazilians are questioning the government’s projections. They point to South Africa and the United Kingdom as countries that ended up with massive debt and little return on their investments.

The Brazilian government’s promises that construction projects would attract private financing have largely failed to materialize, so taxpayers are picking up most of the tab. Of twelve stadiums built or revamped whose costs have almost tripled their projected budgets, ten are publicly financed and between four and eight will probably become “white elephants” similar to those that now dot the landscape in places like Athens and Johannesburg…

The Progressive article in full

June 2012: Brazil Under Siege by Anonymous and Others @Softpedia

Trolololuuuuullz!Anonymous trolls NSA, disables website via denial of service attackMultiple reports verify that the NSA website went offline Friday afternoon for several hours. Hacktivists associated with the international internet collective known as Anonymous have taken responsibility for the attack.
The Wall Street Journal reports the Twitter account for @anoymousAsia claimed credit for the attack: “We sail strong. #tangodown #nsa,” the group tweeted.
Fox News reports a tweet from the handle @AnonyOps read, “Aww don’t panic about nsa.gov being down. They have a backup copy of the internet.”
Others speculate that Rustle League, a mysterious association of hacktivists closely related to the Anonymous collective, may be responsible for the attack, and the Rustle League crew has released a curious statement via Pastebin claiming responsibility for the attack.
An NSA spokesperson told ABC News the agency’s internal network was “not at all” compromised and no classified information was in danger. The NSA spokesperson declined to comment on what may have brought down the website, citing an ongoing probe.In Full @ The Examiner
Trolololuuuuullz!

Anonymous trolls NSA, disables website via denial of service attack

Multiple reports verify that the NSA website went offline Friday afternoon for several hours. Hacktivists associated with the international internet collective known as Anonymous have taken responsibility for the attack.

The Wall Street Journal reports the Twitter account for @anoymousAsia claimed credit for the attack: “We sail strong. #tangodown #nsa,” the group tweeted.

Fox News reports a tweet from the handle @AnonyOps read, “Aww don’t panic about nsa.gov being down. They have a backup copy of the internet.”

Others speculate that Rustle League, a mysterious association of hacktivists closely related to the Anonymous collective, may be responsible for the attack, and the Rustle League crew has released a curious statement via Pastebin claiming responsibility for the attack.

An NSA spokesperson told ABC News the agency’s internal network was “not at all” compromised and no classified information was in danger. The NSA spokesperson declined to comment on what may have brought down the website, citing an ongoing probe.

In Full @ The Examiner

This is the guy who brought Steubenville Ohio’s Rape Culture to its knees.Philly.comTo some, he’s an Internet terrorist with no regard for the real-world impact of his actions. To others, he’s a valiant hero, championing the cause of those in need from the comfort of his own home. No matter how you perceive him, Deric Lostutter’s story is an example of the future in the present and the decade of jail time he could face for his involvement in the hacking and supposedly illegal online activism surrounding the now infamous Steubenville rape trial should stir a compelling public debate on right and wrong on the Internet.

Lostutter is the man formerly known as KYAnonymous. He’s the man responsible for bringing the rape of an underage girl in Steubenville, OH to homepages and newspapers across the globe.Today, Esquire published a four-page profile of Lostutter written by John H. Richardson. The feature covers everything from the details of the sexual assault in Ohio to the FBI raid of Lostutter’s home in Kentucky to the current state of affairs concerning the grand jury investigation and the cases against hackers and whistleblowers like Lostutter.In full @ Philly.com
This is the guy who brought Steubenville Ohio’s Rape Culture to its knees.

Philly.com
To some, he’s an Internet terrorist with no regard for the real-world impact of his actions. To others, he’s a valiant hero, championing the cause of those in need from the comfort of his own home. No matter how you perceive him, Deric Lostutter’s story is an example of the future in the present and the decade of jail time he could face for his involvement in the hacking and supposedly illegal online activism surrounding the now infamous Steubenville rape trial should stir a compelling public debate on right and wrong on the Internet.

Lostutter is the man formerly known as KYAnonymous. He’s the man responsible for bringing the rape of an underage girl in Steubenville, OH to homepages and newspapers across the globe.

Today, Esquire published a four-page profile of Lostutter written by John H. Richardson. The feature covers everything from the details of the sexual assault in Ohio to the FBI raid of Lostutter’s home in Kentucky to the current state of affairs concerning the grand jury investigation and the cases against hackers and whistleblowers like Lostutter.

In full @ Philly.com

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Dear Member of the United States Armed Forces,

Certain elements are calling for an attack on Syria on the grounds of suspected chemical weapons use. The reality is that the state-sponsored terror campaign against Assad’s government has not yielded the results that these elements have hoped for and they now seek direct military intervention to reach these goals. The supposed chemical weapon attack is merely a pretext to justify this intervention. There is a possibility that you are going to be involved in a military campaign against Syria and possibly Iran.

The overwhelming majority of American people strongly disagree with the idea of going to war with Syria and/or Iran. Unfortunately, this issue is not being put to a popular vote. In fact, it appears that the President is seeking to launch this campaign without the approval of Congress. It is clear that this administration is willing to act contrary to the wishes of the American People.

In this campaign, you would be working together with and supporting Al-Qaeda affiliated groups, because these are the groups that represent the opposition to Assad in Syria. Whether or not you will be personally involved in this campaign, now is the time to voice your concerns about going to war with Syria and/or Iran, if you see anything at all wrong with this situation. You are in a position where you are likely going to have to choose between going against the wishes of the government or going against the wishes of the People.

Expect Us,
Anonymous.

IF YOU REPLY TO THIS MESSAGE, THE CONTENTS OF YOUR REPLY WILL BE PUBLIC."

E-Mail from Anonymous apparently sent to all US Military personnel about the Pentagon’s Illegal War on Syria

Addenda: Note that ALL major Pentagon and military staff have email addresses that ARE quite public. Never doubt for a second that a devoted group of hackers could ABSOLUTELY play havoc with the Pentagon’s public external communications or easier still, any person involved in the military that participates in an illegal war on Syria. IF these people have the addresses of even a small percentage of US soldiers, and it’s obvious that much is true, they have much more, and the potential to destroy the everyday lives of anyone singled out for ‘special treatment’.

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