January 15th: Masks Down, Tor Up, That’s The Way We Like To Fuck

Stand for freedom. Stand with Anonymous

To tyrants, the downtrodden are nameless.

Since its inception, the internet has provided new ways for people all over the world to exercise the rights of free speech, freedom of the press and freedom of assembly. These rights are not simply the benefits of a free society–they are the very means of preserving that society’s freedom. The recent increase in government interference with these freedoms coincides with the failure of the corporate media to fulfill their vital role in checking the abuse of authority. Censorship and journalistic abdication have left citizens unaware and unable to hold their governments accountable.

WikiLeaks has moved to fill the void left by traditional news media, providing the necessary information for citizens to hold their governments to account. Yet it has not been granted the legal protections generally afforded to journalists. Instead, the organization has been vilified and monetary support has been blocked by governments and private corporations. The vitriol aimed at WikiLeaks demonstrates an unsettling disregard for the fundamental freedom to exchange information and express ideas. Members of a free society must not allow information to be suppressed simply because it inconveniences those in power. We share the responsibility to defend vital liberties. The time to act is now.

We are Anonymous, a leaderless movement that has worked tirelessly to oppose all forms of Internet censorship worldwide, from DMCA abuses to government mandated content filters. Our initiatives include supporting dissenting groups in Iran, Zimbabwe and Tunisia, as well as waging the highly visible information battle against the Church of Scientology. We are now prepared to take the fight to the world stage. Join us on January 15th for the first in a series of global protests in defense of WikiLeaks and freedom of expression. Stand with us to defend your freedoms.

We Are Anonymous And So Are You



  1. Shit, that was just a warm up.

  2. Donate Bandwidth to Get Banned Sites to Egyptians

    A novice’s guide to Tor:

    Help Egypt – Join the Cloud!

    It’s happening now. The Egyptian people have called for the end of years of corruption, poverty and political exclusion. The government has responded with water cannons, tear gas and batons. With Facebook, Twitter and Gmail periodically blocked, the channels of communication that the Egyptian people depend on are limited.

    Here’s what you can do. Contributing to the Tor network requires a bit of technical savvy and a devotion of your time and your computer’s resources. If that’s you, and you’re willing to learn about the Tor network, help reopen these channels of communication by joining the Global Proxy Cloud (instructions linked on the right). Through a download of Tor, a free anti-censorship program developed by The Tor Project, a computer running a Tor bridge over an extended period can help the network run faster.

    Here’s how it works. Tor is a network of tunnels through which information and internet sites can be requested and passed back anonymously, allowing users to access sites like Twitter, Facebook and Gmail even when they are blocked. Your support will allow the Egyptian people to connect to sites like Facebook, as the encrypted traffic will pass through your donated bandwidth, avoiding firewalls set up by the government. If you have the know-how and are willing to make the committment, follow the links to the right to The Tor Project’s download page, and then read their guide to running a bridge.

    From Wired News:

    Mobile-phone texting, Blackberry messaging and internet service are suffering a major outage in Egypt as the Middle Eastern nation girds for what is likely to become the nation’s biggest protest following the bread riots of 1977.

    The Associated Press reported from Cairo that internet access went dark ahead of what are expected to be huge protests Friday against 82-year-old President Hosni Mubarak’s 30-year rule. E-mails Threat Level sent to sources in Cairo went unanswered. And links to Egyptian-based blogs we’ve been following are not available.

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