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marmar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-21-11 07:07 PM
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BBC: V for Vendetta masks: Who's behind them?





The sinister Guy Fawkes mask made famous by the film V for Vendetta has become an emblem for anti-establishment protest groups. Who's behind them?

From New York, to London, to Sydney, to Cologne, to Bucharest, there has been a wave of protests against politicians, banks and financial institutions.

Anybody watching coverage of the demonstrations may have been struck by a repeated motif - a strangely stylised mask of Guy Fawkes with a moustache and pointy beard.

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange arrived at the Occupy London Stock Exchange protest to make a speech wearing one of these masks. He took it off, reportedly at the insistence of the police. ...............(more)

The complete piece is at: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/magazine-15359735



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proud patriot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-21-11 07:15 PM
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1. I know my 15 yr old son is behind one
He's really in to the occupy movement. His first movement of choice.
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formercia Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-21-11 07:22 PM
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2. The Chinese can't make them fast enough
especially with Halloween coming up.

Trick or Treat! :rofl:
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Old and In the Way Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-21-11 07:23 PM
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3. It's edgy, but Faulkes wanted to overthrow the secular government and install a Catholic monarch.
I could understand teapartiers wearing this mask, but it seems an odd symbol for us to use for OWS.
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Fire Walk With Me Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-21-11 07:25 PM
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4. It's about his death mask's use in "V for Vendetta", where it is a symbol of rebellion
and a unifying "everyman" symbol.
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The Doctor. Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-21-11 07:26 PM
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5. Right, but the general idea is 'anti-corrupt establishment'.

I'm usually nitpicky about that too, but "V for Vendetta" is the new definition.
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sabrina 1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-22-11 02:51 PM
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14. Did you see V, the movie I mean?
Anonymous uses the mask as a symbol.
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SidDithers Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-21-11 07:27 PM
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6. Wasn't it Project Chanology?...
Edited on Fri Oct-21-11 07:28 PM by SidDithers
Edit: The Anonymous - 4chan - /b/ protests against Scientology.

Sid
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eShirl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-21-11 09:27 PM
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11. yes
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AntiFascist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-22-11 02:48 PM
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13. Exactly....

because the Church of Scientology was actually keeping enemy lists.
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lbrtbell Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-21-11 07:54 PM
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7. The mask represents Anonymous
Not all protesters. The meme got started on boards like 4chan. The media can't seem to get anything right, can they?
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sarcasmo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-21-11 07:58 PM
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8. Remember, remember the 5th of November, pull your money out of the Greedy mega bank.
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elocs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-21-11 08:31 PM
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9. Here is my then 19 year old goddaughter at the Madison protests last winter:



Nobody knew there was a red haired teenage girl under that mask and costume.
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Mimosa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-21-11 09:30 PM
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12. Those look great!
And I loved the movie. :D
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sabrina 1 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-22-11 02:53 PM
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15. Those are great photos!
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7wo7rees Donating Member (913 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-21-11 08:42 PM
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10. Everyone of us should have one. Looks better than a Julian mask.
Warner Brothers Pictures licensed the image from their V For Vendetta venture, so they get a piece of every mask sold.
That said, consider it the LAST contribution you make to your slavemasters. Buy the mask --and boycott Warner with it. And all the rest of the corpo-peopletoos.





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War Horse Donating Member (314 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-22-11 02:56 PM
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16. Honestly, I'm not a fan
I get the point behind all of this, but it all pretty much boils down to masked protesters for me.

Not crazy about that.
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Hydra Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-22-11 05:46 PM
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17. The anonymous nature of the protests is all that's allowing it to work
Look what happened to Julian Assange and others. The leaders can be attacked, but when it comes to attacking the message, it's a lot harder for them. Sometimes impossible.
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