HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » Politics 2014 (Forum) » Anonymous Wants to Ruin Y...

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 07:58 PM

Anonymous Wants to Ruin Your State of the Union Livestream

Hmmmm.... I've been following the doings of Anonymous for a while now. Although I am not a fan of these type of tactics, I have to admit I have found myself rooting for their success many times, and celebrating when it occurs. But I'm not particularly thrilled with this declaration. I am not making the connection between Aaron Schwartz and SOTU....

Thoughts???



According to Anonymous:

Webchat: Operation SOTU
IRC Network: chat.anonset.com
Port(s): 6667 – SSL (6697)
Channel: #opSOTU

Citizens of the Internet,

Last year we faced our greatest threat from lawmakers. We faced down SOPA, PIPA, CISPA and ACTA.

And we won!

But that victory did not come easily. Nor did it come without a price.

Aaron Swartz was one of the leading voices in the fight against these idiotic and destructive efforts to control the last free space on Earth.

Aaron Swartz was persecuted. Now Aaron Swartz is dead.
Tonight, the President of the United States will appear before a joint session of Congress to deliver the State of the Union Address and tomorrow he plans to sign an executive order for cyber-security as the House Intelligence committee reintroduces the defeated CISPA act which turns private companies into government informants.

He will not be covering the NDAA, an act of outright tyrannical legislation allowing for indefinite detention of citizens completely outside due process and the rule of law. In fact, lawyers for the government have point-blank refused to state whether or not journalists who cover stories or groups the Government disfavors would be subject to this detention.

He will not be covering the extra-judicial and unregulated justifications for targeted killings of citizens by military drones within the borders of America, or the fact that Orwellian newspeak had to be used to make words like “imminent” mean their opposite.

He will not be covering Bradley Manning, 1000 days in detention with no trial for revealing military murders, told that his motive for leaking cannot be taken into consideration, that the Government does not have room for conscience.

He will not be covering the secret interpretations of law that allow for warrant-less wiretapping and surveillance of any US citizen without probably cause of criminal acts, or the use of Catch-22 logic where no-one can complain about being snooped on because the state won’t tell you who they’re snooping on, and if you don’t know you’re being snooped on, you don’t have a right to complain.

We reject the State of the Union. We reject the authority of the President to sign arbitrary orders and bring irresponsible and damaging controls to the Internet.
The President of the United States of America, and the Joint Session of Congress will face an Army tonight.
We will form a virtual blockade between Capitol Hill and the Internet. Armed with nothing more than Lulz, Nyancat and PEW-PEW-PEW! Lazers, we will face down the largest superpower on Earth.

And we will win!

There will be no State of the Union Address on the web tonight.

For freedom, for Aaron Swartz, for the Internet, and of course, for the lulz.

We Are Anonymous,
We Are Legion,
We Do Not forgive,
We Do Not forget,
Expect Us.

Link: http://anonrelations.net/opsotu-1114/

Article on The Atlantic Wire: http://www.theatlanticwire.com/politics/2013/02/anonymous-state-of-the-union-live-stream/62063/

6 replies, 1156 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 6 replies Author Time Post
Reply Anonymous Wants to Ruin Your State of the Union Livestream (Original post)
Motley Michelle Feb 2013 OP
Agschmid Feb 2013 #1
rhett o rick Feb 2013 #2
Cha Feb 2013 #3
Motley Michelle Feb 2013 #4
ButterflyBlood Feb 2013 #5
NightOwwl Feb 2013 #6

Response to Motley Michelle (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 08:02 PM

1. Not really supportive of the tactics in any situation. n/t

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Agschmid (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 08:23 PM

2. Me either. I love the status quo. nm

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Motley Michelle (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 09:05 PM

3. Yeah? We'll see won't we?

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Cha (Reply #3)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 09:41 PM

4. Not looking good on the hack end so far....

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Motley Michelle (Original post)

Tue Feb 12, 2013, 10:11 PM

5. OK you Guy Fawkes mask wearing clowns

Epic failing it seems.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Motley Michelle (Original post)

Wed Feb 13, 2013, 03:53 AM

6. People who think Anonymous is a leftist organization

are in for a disappointment.

They are interested in publicity, not politics.



Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread