So I havn’t posted in a few days, that means there’s a lot more to talk about concerning the internet activist group anonymous, their operations, and of course the corresponding real life issues… To begin we have the introduction a new op, I’ll let the picture speak for itself
Operation Emma_A (#opemmaa)
A simple one here, the concerted effort to, according to the channel topic in channel #opemmaa to “Recruit awesome Girls!”. The topic also encouraging users tofollow user Emma_A on twitter. Looks like she’s been tweeting about anonymous and is also a friend of Barret Brown it seems. Emma A and this op going against one of the most longstanding rules of the internet. For those unfamiliar…
Point your attention to rule 30, “there are no women on the internet”. Rules were made to be broken?
Introducing Operation Twitterstorm (#optwitterstorm)
An important feature of twitter is the ability for users to post or “tweet” using specific hashtags (# plus any phrase). Different hashtags for different topics become popular and the most popular topics are listed on the front page as trending. Some hashtags that have become popular recently are #Jan25 for tweets relating to egypt, #Feb17, #Libya and the like. There has been a concerted effort in the past to introduce new hashtags to twitter to bring attention to topics, i.e. #freemanning.
Anonymous has started Operation Twitterstorm (in channel #optwitterstorm) to make a concerted twitter effort. Some instructions being given to participants in #optwitterstorm:
Welcome to @OpTwitterStorm
For obvious reasons, @Libya is a very popular topic on Twitter atm.
Twitter is an amazing tool for a lot of things, one of which is recruiting.
If we can get @Anonymous and @OpLibya to trend alongside @Libya, it will lead to more people becoming aware of what Anonymous is, what we do, and why we do it.
Twitter is something we should utilize as much as possible.
The objective for Operation TwitterStorm is simple, recruit as many people as possible by flooding Twitter as much as possible.
No spamming, tweet useful information which is going to be of use to people, make sure you include #Anonymous #OpLibya and #Libya in your tweets.
If each and every Anon tweets a message, and we retweet each others messages, we can create a never-ending “chain” of thousands of Tweets.
Twitter prides itself on free speech. It has been an invaluable tool for movements, e.g. with protesters in places like Egypt and Tunisia using twitter to organize and spread information and with its use as a communications system at protests like the G20. It isn’t all puppies and rainbows on twitter, with the US government requesting information on people who followed the Wikileaks account on the site. Twitter’s response being to fight the gag order on the subpoena and notify user’s of its existence. Something few other companies have done in Twitter’s situation.
How Someone From Anonymous Might Participate in this Operation
This operation seems to be in its early stages. Saw some talk in the channel of a program being developed in python to facilitate this “twitterstorm”. Regardless of whether this materializes, I can assume participants will use the same techniques used in other anonymous twitter operations. That is, getting behind a proxy, and using disposable email sites like this one or this one to register for and use a twitter account relatively anonymously. In the past I have also seen the use of tools like splitweet or tweetdeck to tweet with multiple twitter accounts at one time.
Supporting Accused Wikileaks Whistleblower Bradley Manning with Operation Manning (#opmanning)
To rehash old news, Bradley Manning, the suspect for the huge Wikileak of classified US government documents is still in trouble. His extremely poor treatment in custody has been widely documented. Anonymous participants in #opmanning are doing multiple things at the moment, one of which is encourage people to go to the support rally for Manning on March 20th in Quantico Virginia. More info:
From the Rally Organizers:
In Support Of “Rally for Bradley!”
Quantico VA. Sunday, March 20
On March 20, 2011, there will be a rally at the Quantico Marine Base in Virginia to support accused WikiLeaks whistle-blower Army Pfc. Bradley Manning. Supporters will gather for a 2pm rally at the town of Triangle (intersection of Main Street and Route 1), then march to the gates of Quantico. Bradley has been held at the Quantico brig in solitary-like conditions for six months without any meaningful exercise. We stand for truth, government transparency, and an end to our occupation wars… we stand with Bradley!
Event endorsed by the Bradley Manning Support Network, Veterans for Peace, Courage to Resist, CodePink, and many other groups.
The day before, on Saturday, March 19th, in Washington DC, supporters of Bradley’s will be joining the noon rally at Lafayette Park and march on the White House to “Resist the War Machine!”
Supporters of Bradley Manning and participants in what people are calling “opbradical” have taken to finding and publicizing the personal information of Bradley Manning’s jailers. (This getting more publicity and with it bringing the possibility of mroe repression?) The benefit of this? I’ll let you decide, but it seems to be common sense… How are they doing on this effort? Well at the time of this post here is some information I found that is being distributed to participants in opbradical…
Info on Geoffrey Morrel
Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs, and Press Secretary of the Department of Defense (since ’07)
-Born November 1968 (42)
-Formerly a reporter for the American Broadcasting Company
-Bachelor’s: Georgetown (1991)
-Master’s: Columbia (1992)
Morrell began his reporting career in 1992 at KATV-TV in Little Rock, Arkansas, covering the presidential campaign of Bill Clinton. In 1994, he took a job as a reporter atWSET-TV in Roanoke, Virginia, and in 1995, Morrell joined KSAZ-TV in Phoenix as a TV news reporter. In 1996, Morrell joined WBBM-TV in Chicago in the same capacity.
Morrell left WBBM-TV in early 2000 when his contract expired and joined ABC News, working in both the network’s Chicago and Washington, D.C. bureaus.
In 2007, Morrell resigned from ABC after seven years with the network to be appointed the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Public Affairs.
Pentagon spokesman. Likes to make shit up. Not very good at it. See piece below and then dox. Past, present. Home number. Etc.
Info on Denise Barnes
Possible phone number of Commanding Officer Denise Barnes:
Commanding Officer: 3747 (703) 784-2718
(If 703 area code doesn’t work, it may be 540 or 571)
E-Mail: email@example.com – has been e-mailed, with messaged cc’d to press. Brig Commander. Responsible for stripping Manning of clothing. Absolute priority target.
More info on Quantico
COMMANDING OFFICER (703)784-6870
BRIG SUPERVISOR (703)784-6873
BRIG 1ST SGT (703)784-4241
OPERATIONS CHIEF (703)432-6153
SPECIAL QUARTERS (703)432-6156
COMPANY GUNNY (703)432-6154
PROGRAMS CHIEF (703)432-6155
TRAINING CHIEF (703)432-6141
SENIOR COUNSELOR (703)432-6158
COUNSELOR #1 (703)784-6862
ADMIN #1 (703)784-2718/2719
ADMIN #2 (703)432-6152
CONTROL CENTER (703)432-6157
BRIG MAILING ADDRESS:
3247 Elrod Avenue
Quantico, VA 22134
Quantico Base Commander
Colonel Daniel Choike
3250 Catlin Avenue, Quantico VA 22134
+1-703-432-0289 (Media Officer phone)
Quantico Brig Commanding Officer
CWO2 Denise Barnes
3247 Elrod Avenue, Quantico VA 22134
Bonus Info on Snitch and Manning’s informer Adrian Lamo
That’s about it for now. For those who are interested, I’m working on putting together all the interviews I’ve done with members of anonymous into one post/pdf file. I’ll try to put it out in a few days.
P.S. a message to all the cops, haterz, fascists, counter-revolutionaries and the like…