Hacktivism is Not a Crime: Help #FreeHammond at His NYC Sentencing Tomorrow
Posted 9 years ago on Nov. 14, 2013, 10:43 a.m. EST by OccupyWallSt
Tags: Jeremy Hammond, political prisoner, Anonymous
Please support Jeremy Hammond tomorrow in NYC.
Join the Facebook event and bring your best sign by 10 a.m to the U.S. District Court, on Pearl Street between Bowery and Centre to show the world that it is time to evolve. Hacktivism is not a crime. Hacktivists need to be honored for the work that they do and the way they are changing society.
Jeremy Hammond accepted a non-cooperating plea deal earlier this year for the charges against him, which we consider, to be in the public good, rather than something that should be seen as illegal.
His sentencing will be on 11/15/2013 at 10am. He could receive 10 years in prison although we are hoping for much less. We have a postcard event in place for Jeremy and now would be a great time for you to join the event and send a message of solidarity to Jeremy. We will meet at Foley Square as we have for all of Jeremy's hearings so that we may walk together in solidarity to the courthouse at 500 Pearl Street. We need your help and your support so please plan to be there if at all possible.
An Anon Folktale by Jeremy Hammond
In the beginning, the high seas of seas of the Internet were ruled by the imperialist White Hat fleets, who terrorized the people with sinister censorship networks and murderous remote-controlled weaponry. In this dystopian dark age of the Patriot Act, profiteering telecom companies, and banks "too big to fail," all hope was nearly lost. Much to the surprise of the corporate bootlickers, and government parasites, the people began to fight back, declaring the seas are free and can no longer be bought and sold. Rogue boats all over the world united, set aside their differences, hoisted the black flag of the rebellion, and opened fire on the Establishmentarian battleships.
Despite the supposed superiority of the Intelligence Industrial Complex, the white hats were out numbered and outsmarted. Using the enemy's own weaknesses against them, many ships were sunk and strongholds occupied. After many nighttime raids, the rebels leaked the plundered booty for all to share: many lulz were had pursuing the empire's secrets they had worked so hard to hide. Infuriated the Imperialists tried to crush the movement by building more prisons, passing harsher laws, and placing a bounty on the heads of the rebels. Thousands were rounded up, tortured, and threatened with being locked away in the dungeons forever.
But no matter how many were brutalized and kidnapped, they were not able to stop the coming insurrection; for every rebel captured, many more soon joined the rebellion, and the lulz boats continue to sail strong to this day. These songs of resistance were passed down to support the brothers and sisters of the resistance, who, in spite of the empire's threats and tricks, stood strong. And one day soon the capital buildings and prisons will crumble, the people will be free and our battle cry will be heard all across the seven proxies. for every rebel captured, many more soon joined the rebellion, and the lulz boats continue to sail strong to this day. These songs of resistance were passed down to support the brothers and sisters of the resistance, who, in spite of the empire's threats and tricks, stood strong. And one day soon the capital buildings and prisons will crumble, the people will be free and our battle cry will be heard all across the seven proxies.
We are Anonymous. We are Legion. We do not forgive. We do not forget. Expect us!
This man is a martyr.
A role model for honest and concerned world citizens.
An enemy of the twisted corporate fascists.
Amen friend, well said. Thank you for saying it.
Jeremy's selfless defiant speech towers far above that of any recent politician and leaves bush, obama and crew in the gutter struggling to support the tribe of criminal bankers who are devoid of humanity.
Satyagraha – the concept of ongoing refinement of what holds true and just.