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Should Your Next Cause Be Tackled As Anonymous


If you’re involved in activist circles, or spend any amount of time reading up on “hacking” news, chances are you’re already familiar with Anonymous. If not, the whole thing can be a little hard to get your head around. There’s no real structure or boundaries of the group, no leaders or official sites or the usual trappings of a real organization. That lack of structure is at once Anonymous’ greatest weakness and strength: no one can control it, for good or ill.

That’s all well and good for “theory of hactivism 101”  but you’ve got things to do. Anonymous is a brand that’s available to anyone for any cause. When you’re considering how to take on a new cause, or planning to change tactics on a cause near and dear to your heart, how do you decide whether to take the plunge and put on the mask?

There is no arguing that the sight of all those plastic masks at an event makes for a striking image.… Read the rest

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Police Continue Crackdown on Wall Street, Facebook Users Allege Censorship



For the breaking developments on this ongoing citizens action, please check the main hashtag for this peaceful demonstration here: http://twitter.com/#!/OccupyWallStNYC

Reports are coming in fast and furious from NYC Disinfonauts about the breakup of the ongoing actions in downtown Manhattan today. Numerous advocacy and citizens’ action groups came together beginning on Saturday to protest the ongoing consolidation of wealth from citizens to corporations, using the backdrop of the financial district to attempt to gain the attention of the national and international news media, located a scant 40 blocks north fo their efforts, but the media blackout continues.

Taken from the Adbusters / OWS website Occupy Wall Street:

Three hundred spent the night, several hundred reinforcements arrived the next day and as we write this, the encampment is digging in for a long-term stay. Now, it is crucial for everyone from all over the world to flock to the encampment.

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