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Anonymous unites to Free Assange

At Anonymous Bites Back we have been involved with the movement to defend Julian Assange for a while. Ever since Wikileaks was attacked by the powers that be for exposing the crimes of the governments around the world, we have been fighting back side by side with these great journalists to defend the truth and a free press.

But we are not alone anymore. When Julian Assange was in the Ecuadorian embassy, being smeared almost daily by the controlled main stream media, it was very hard to gather support for him. Especially from people on our “own side”. Because many were convinced that if Julian Assange was really a threat, he would have already been arrested.

Everything changed when this actually happened. When the United Kingdom and United States governments suddenly raided the embassy and dragged independent journalist Julian Assange out of it like he was some criminal, the world was shocked. Everyone understood that this was the crucial moment that it became clear that free press was under attack.

That was also the moment that the Anonymous collective started to unite, and everyone started to express their support to free Assange. Anonymous France launched a petition to stop the extradition, street protests were organized by others around the world, and over 40 million cyber attacks were launched against the countries of Ecuador, the United Kingdom and the United States by others.

Most Anonymous activists are working under the hashtags #FreeAssange or #OpAssange on Twitter, but there are other hashtags you will come across if you have a look. So if you want to support the movement, join on Twitter and help out.

Next to Anonymous there are of course a number of celebrities, journalists and even politicians supporting Julian Assange. This is not without reason. We are now at the moment the United States asks for extradition of a person that is not from that country, for simply publishing truth about crimes committed by the United States army in Iraq. So the problem of Julian Assange is actually a problem for all of us. If they succeed, we will have lost our right to a free press.

Anonymous Bites Back will keep you updated about this situation and on every episode we broadcast we will at least give you some information about the current status and what is happening around the case of Julian Assange. When something important happens, we will be the first to let you know.

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Anonymous Bites Back supports #StopACTA2

While we only entered the year 2019 for a few days, already shit has hit the fan. The European Union attempts to censor the internet with 2 new initiatives called Article 11 and Article 13.

On the streets these 2 articles are called Acta 2. Why? Because they will have legal implications that will change the internet as we know it. Not only will they include an “upload filter” to block copyrighted (or unwanted) content from being uploaded on the internet, it will also be impossible to link to source material, including educational content.

Article 13 is built to make the website owner responsible for the content the users post on websites, effectively forcing website owners to move behind an upload filter to protect themselves against huge claims by copyright owners. Article 11 might be even worse. It is called the “link tax” article, where linking to copyrighted material is taxed upon. Imagine linking to a new article because you want to have a discussion about it? Impossible, you now need to pay.

This is something that will destroy our internet. And we cannot accept it. So we are fighting back. Activists, hacktivists and pirates are now uniting under the banner of StopACTA2.

Anonymous Bites Back is in full support of the (street) protests against these Orwellian moves to censor the internet. We have had several episodes about this subject already, and we plan to join the protesters on the street and broadcast live to our network.

We urgently ask you to do everything in your power to support the StopACTA movement, that is coordinated by the Polish StopACTA2 crew and the crew of Anonymous Worldwide. Show the powers that be that the internet belongs to the people. And that we are those people. You, we, everyone. And not the corporations or the power hungry.

The first wave of street protests are planned for January 19, 2019, all over Europe. In at least 20 different cities protests are being planned and prepared.

Do you want to learn more? Ready to help?

Visit the site: http://stopacta2.org

The site has got a full list of the existing protest locations. Are you an experienced organizer? Then contact [email protected] for any information, or if you want to start your own protest.

Now is the time to rise up. Before it is too late.