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
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.
wow, Anonymous have been behind the church of scientology protests, considering that they harassed them for months on end, this could be a good sign,
certainly a lot more active than your usual activists.
as far as i know they recently DDOS'd Visa, mastercard and paypal for closing Wikileaks account.
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