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sce56 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-20-11 02:47 AM
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Anonymous - Operation Blackout
 
Run time: 04:01
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=czY-dZQsd-k
 
Posted on YouTube: November 19, 2011
By YouTube Member: TheAnonMessage
Views on YouTube: 23519
 
Posted on DU: November 20, 2011
By DU Member: sce56
Views on DU: 7147
 
EMERGENCY ACTION AUTHORIZED. ORGANIZATION OF LOCAL PROTESTS IS NEEDED. CONVERGE AT FREEWAYS AND HIGHWAYS. LIBRARIES, MALLS, GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS, SCHOOLS...ALL ARE ACCEPTABLE AREAS! STARTING TODAY!

This is the most important operation in the history of Anonymous. No operation will be executed until we make sure this operation is successful. Any videos uploaded will be updates on this operation.

SPREAD THIS FLYER! http://www.scribd.com/doc/73211990/Operation-Blackout

TRANSCRIPT

Citizens of the United States, We are Anonymous.

This is an urgent emergency alert to all people of the United States. The day we've all been waiting for has unfortunately arrived. The United States is censoring the internet. Our blatant response is that we will not sit while our rights are taken away by the government we trusted them to preserve. This is not a call to arms, but a call to recognition and action!

The United States government has mastered this corrupt way of giving us a false sense of freedom. We think we are free and can do what we want, but in reality we are very limited and restricted as to what we can do, how we can think, and even how our education is obtained. We have been so distracted by this mirage of freedom, that we have just become what we were trying to escape from.

For too long, we have been idle as our brothers and sisters were arrested. During this time, the government has been scheming, plotting ways to increase censorship through means of I S P block aides, D N S blockings, search engine censorship, website censorship, and a variety of other methods that directly oppose the values and ideas of both Anonymous as well as the founding fathers of this country, who believed in free speech and press!

The United States has often been used as an example of the ideal free country. When the one nation that is known for its freedom and rights start to abuse its own people, this is when you must fight back, because others are soon to follow. Do not think that just because you are not a United States citizen, that this does not apply to you. You cannot wait for your country to decide to do the same. You must stop it before it grows, before it becomes acceptable. You must destroy its foundation before it becomes too powerful.

Has the U.S. government not learned from the past? Has it not seen the 2011 revolutions? Has it not seen that we oppose this wherever we find it and that we will continue to oppose it? Obviously the United States Government thinks they are exempt. This is not only an Anonymous collective call to action. What will a Distributed Denial of Service attack do? What's a website de face ment against the corrupted powers of the government? No. This is a call for a worldwide internet and physical protest against the powers that be. Spread this message everywhere. We will not stand for this! Tell your parents, your neighbors, your fellow workers, your school teachers, and anyone else you come in contact with. This affects anyone that desires the freedom to browse anonymously, speak freely without fear of retribution, or protest without fear of arrest.

Go to every I R C network, every social network, every online community, and tell them of the atrocity that is about to be committed. If protest is not enough, the United States government shall see that we are truly legion and we shall come together as one force opposing this attempt to censor the internet once again, and in the process discourage any other government from continuing or trying.

We are Anonymous.
We are Legion.
We do not forgive censorship.
We do not forget the denial of our free rights as human beings.
To the United States government, you should've expected us.
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TygrBright Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-20-11 02:52 AM
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1. When does the asteroid hit the earth?
Seriously, dudes-- I'm WITH you, I'm concerned, I'm doing what I can. But that soundtrack makes even me snicker helplessly, it's so overblown.

Y'all do yerselves a disservice. It's a tremendously serious, important issue. The soundtrack makes it sound like bad Hollywood disaster epics.

sadly,
Bright
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lbrtbell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-20-11 03:24 AM
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4. Snicker all you like
This is a disaster, and if you don't get it, that's your problem.
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TygrBright Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-20-11 03:26 AM
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5. I think you missed my point. I AGREE with Anonymous.
But the cheesy overblown Hollywood-disaster-flick soundtrack undermines the very real importance and significance of the video's message.

wearily,
Bright
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JuniperLea Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-21-11 06:56 PM
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17. I think it's masterful...
When you are trying to get the attention of an audience, you need to speak directly to that audience.

Not everyone will get the real importance and significance... even if they listen to the entire message... but a large segment of our population loves reality shows and a small band of cretins from New Jersey... this is right up their alley. WE get it, of course. THEY need coercion.
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slay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-20-11 04:52 AM
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8. Yeah but soundtrack aside - their warning is a dire warning to us all
and the 1984 style future those in power have planned for us. censoring the internet is key to them trying to keep control. people need to stop this cause once it happens, and the REAL outcry begins - it will be too late.
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MedleyMisty Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-20-11 02:56 AM
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2. I was waiting for this
In all my emails about it to my representatives, I have pointed this out to them. I have said that if this bill becomes law, Occupy will grow so large that they will not be able to put it down with violence. I have pointed out that even the uninformed and ignorant will notice the fascism when they log on and find their favorite websites are censored, and that they will join Occupy in the streets.

The internet makes things happen faster. Taking it away will speed things up beyond belief.

Scott Olsen energized Occupy. The raid on Zucotti energized Occupy. The pepper spraying of the students at UC Davis is energizing Occupy. Censoring the internet - well. If you want to strike at the very heart of Anonymous, you go ahead and do that. You are going to lose. Badly.
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Fire Walk With Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-20-11 03:18 AM
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3. They have too much to gain if they succeed, to not go ahead and try it.
I suppose this is also why they're so desperately attempting to provoke one or more of the #Occupations into a violent response so they can crush them all: They have too much to gain if they succeed, to not go ahead and try it.

As you said, too bad, it really won't work!
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midnight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-20-11 04:24 AM
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6. K&R.
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reggie the dog Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-20-11 04:41 AM
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7. i love this group of people
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jerseyjack Donating Member (369 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-20-11 07:35 AM
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9. Refer to specific legislation or executive order.
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greiner3 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-20-11 07:47 AM
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10. Thanks for the text;
I just added the entire text to my Google Mail Signature Line. That will blow some pin heads. Have to be careful though, I don't want any prospective employer to think I'm a commie pinko though, or worse still , a SOCIALIST.
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sce56 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-20-11 10:46 AM
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12. Like I tell my kids & friends whatever you do on FaceBook will come back to haunt you someday!
But some things are worth taking a stand for!
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RoccoR5955 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-20-11 10:13 AM
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11. This is an attack on us all if they do it
and must be stopped at all costs.
I suppose that we can setup our own DNS servers, but it would be time consuming, expensive, and require a lot of personnel to maintain it. It would be better if public DNSes were truly free.
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Wild Thing Donating Member (6 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-20-11 11:50 AM
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13. Avaaz petition
I'm guessing people here already know about this petition, but in case you don't, here's the website:

http://www.avaaz.org/en/save_the_internet/?cl=139037294...

There are already more than 700,000 signatures from all around the world.
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Wild Thing Donating Member (6 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-20-11 11:59 AM
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14. Please spread
Since I'm brand spankin' new here, I'm not allowed to start a new discussion yet. If you think Avaaz's petition to stop internet censorship is good, then please spread the word where more DUers can see it. To learn more about Avaaz, go to:

www.avaaz.org

I'm new with them too, but there are more than 10 million members worldwide.
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sce56 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Nov-20-11 03:12 PM
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15. Here you go and keep on replying won't take long at all to post on your own
Edited on Sun Nov-20-11 03:23 PM by sce56
http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...

Right now, the US Congress is debating a law that would give them the power to censor the world's Internet -- creating a blacklist that could target YouTube, WikiLeaks and even groups like Avaaz!

Under the new law, the US could force Internet providers to block any website on suspicion of violating copyright or trademark legislation, or even failing to sufficiently police their users' activities. And, because so much of the Internet's hosts and hardware are located in the US, their blacklist would clamp down on the free web for all of us.

The vote could happen any day now, but we can help stop this -- champions in Congress want to preserve free speech and tell us that an international outcry would strengthen their hand. Lets urgently raise our voices from every corner of the world and build an unprecedented global petition calling on US decision makers to reject the bill and stop Internet censorship. Sign now and then forward as widely as possible -- our message will be delivered directly to key members of the US Congress ahead of the crucial vote.
HERE IS THE PETITION

Sign the petition
To all Members of the US Congress:

As concerned global citizens, we call on you to stand for a free and open Internet and vote against both the Protect IP Act and the Stop Online Piracy Act. The Internet is a crucial tool for people around the world to exchange ideas and work collectively to build the world we all want. We urge you to show true global leadership and do all you can to protect this basic pillar of our democracies worldwide


I posted this for new member "Wild Thing" who has to few post to post his own..

On Edit I forgot to say Welcome to DU Wild Thing.
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sixeleven Donating Member (2 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Nov-21-11 06:30 PM
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16. Anonymous Operation
I see this video http://videoof.co.uk/anonymous-operation-blackout.html and I wish America reconsider about its censorship policy
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