Why Art is Crucial for Change Zeitgeist’s Peter Joseph withh Abby Martin

Abby Martin speaks with Peter Joseph, founder of the Zeitgeist movement, about the upcoming Zeitgeist festival, the importance of art and imagination in society, and how to bridge art with social change.


Reflexion Time – LULZSEC – Anonymous SWAT Team (Elite Special Operations)

LULZSEC – Anonymous SWAT Team (Elite Special Operations)

We must not surrender…!!!

Anonymous movement is the right answer to fight the Power

Let’s stop American and other Imperialists

Even Putin belongs to the MOB

Anonymous News Report Ethical Hackers Or Cyber Criminals

Support for “hacktivist” group Anonymous is at an all-time high. But as channel 4 news asks, is the group acting out of an anti-authority ethic or simply hacking for its own sake?.

Once a threat confined to the margins of society, computer hackers have become a realm of the modern age. Leading the charge is one group, Anonymous, launching online attacks on everything from scientology to credit card companies.

As its fame has grown, Anonymous members have increasingly felt the real-world consequences of their online activities. In the UK six major prosecutions are underway.

Two of those accused, 19-year-old Ryan Cleary and 18-year-old Jake Davis, appeared in court last week, charged with alleged attacks on computer systems both here and in the US. Both are due to enter a plea in May. The global nature of hackers’ targets makes policing difficult.

The Netherlands have Europe’s highest levels of broadband access – not all of it used for legal purposes. When hackers began attacking Dutch government websites, Dutch police were quick to act. One of those arrested was Martin Gonlagg, he is now doing community service after admitting helping to bring down the website of the Dutch prosecutor’s office.

Once a loyal hacktivist, he now says Anonymous has gone too far by publishing individuals’ data online. Worryingly for the police and governments worldwide, new figures show support for Anonymous has never been higher.

Figures for the number of people downloading the group’s favoured hacking software peaked this month.

That is because governments in Europe and the US are considering a crackdown on internet piracy. The hackers are taking aim at websites supporting the proposals.

With its membership swelling, some researchers are concerned about how an anarchic movement like Anonymous will evolve, and who might start using its tactics.

Where hacktivism goes now is a battle being waged in the chatrooms and forums the hackers call home.

And as more of us come to rely on the internet for basic services, the outcome has consequences for us all.

Anonymous & Vigilante ► It’s our time

The Anonymous Solidarity Network & Vigilante « It’s our time ». In solidarity with all arrested Anons around the world!

“When Internet activists are getting longer prison sentences than rapists you have to wonder what kind of world we’re leaving for our kids”. All the money raised by this single will be donated to The Anonymous Solidarity Network that exists to provide legal, financial and moral support for activists facing prosecution for involvement, alleged or otherwise, in Anonymous actions.