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Operation Payback

Posted in Corporations, Government, Police State, Prisoner Support, Revolution, Technology, War & Peace with tags , on December 8, 2010 by Ⓐb Irato

By Abby Zimet, Common Dreams

With Julian Assange jailed in the UK, supporters are fighting to keep Wikileaks alive. Internet activists called Operation Payback reportedly managed to shut down the websites of both PayPal and the Swiss PostFinance, which cut off Wikileaks funding. Reports have surfaced that one of Assange’s female accusers worked with a group with connections to the CIA. Noam Chomsky and many others have written an open letter of support for Assange, and over 500 Wikileaks mirror sites have now been set up; they’re here.

You can find a compendium of WikiLeak news at Infoshop.org. Also see WL Central.

Operation Payback: Hackers Fighting Against Cyber Censorship

We have taken PostFinance.ch and Aklagare.se offline–anyone else who stands in the way of free information will fall as well. This goes far, far beyond DDOS attacks. We know that you will remain unbiased in your reports, for there will be an expansive need for media attention in the coming hours. We are not a terrorist group and we refuse to harm anyone with our actions. We are fighters for Internet Freedom. I am not a figurehead, no, just a messenger of the collective that is Anonymous. We are all anonymous.

Wikileaks will remain unharmed. There has already been a mass distribution of the contents of that website to internet users all over the world. The government has lost its control over this content. Please feel free to e-mail me with any additional questions. I will speak on behalf of Anonymous and convey their will to you.

(Join Operation Payback)

The full weight of the U.S. government is being brought down upon Wikileaks, and mainstream media outlets have predictably been repeating the misinformation campaigns of those in power.

Here are the top 5 myths and lies we’re being told.

Operation Payback Manifesto from Anonymous

A Letter from Anonymous: Our Message, Intentions, and Potential Targets

Hello World. We are Anonymous. What you do or do not know about us is irrelevant. We have decided to write to you, the media, and all citizens of the free world to inform you of our intentions, potential targets, and our ongoing, active campaign for the freedom of information exchange, freedom of expression, and free use of the Internet.

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