‘Bring Your Cat To Stratfor Day’ Spreads Awareness Of Anonymous Hacktivist Jeremy Hammond’s Birthday

Jeremy Hammond, the Anonymous hacktivist imprisoned for leaking thousands of emails from a corporate intelligence agency to WikiLeaks, turned 31 on January 8.

Jeremy Hammond, hackticist and polctical prinosner, was behind the now famous Starfor email hacks.

AUSTIN, Texas --- In what’s become an annual tradition, activists gathered in downtown Austin on Friday to celebrate the birthday of a political prisoner and hacktivist nearly forgotten and ignored by the mainstream media: Jeremy Hammond. In 2012, Hammond, along with other members of the Anonymous-associated group Lulzsec, hacked millions of

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Why The Media Ignores Jeremy Hammond While Praising Edward Snowden

Jeremy Hammond’s hack of Stratfor, a corporate intelligence agency, created global solidarity by revealing how the 1% targets activists worldwide.

Jeremy Hammond, hacktivist and political prisoner, was behind the now famous Stratfor email hacks. The mainstream media has devoted hundreds of articles to NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden, the subject of the Oscar-winning documentary "Citizenfour,” but it’s not devoted the same level of attention to many other whistleblowers and political

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Journalists On Trial: Why Barrett Brown’s Case Matters

The outcome of the trial of journalist Barrett Brown could mean either a further decline of U.S. press freedoms or legislation ensuring protection for journalists.

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On April 28, the U.S. government’s trial against journalist Barrett Brown will open in Texas. The outcome of the trial could not only impact the freedom of the press, freedom of speech and freedom of association in the United States, but also a journalist’s ability to disclose information that is illegally obtained, such as the information National

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Barrett Brown And The Erosion Of Press Freedom

When the threat of criminal charges leaves journalists too afraid to do their jobs, who will be left to serve as a watchdog for the U.S. government?

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Like former Guardian journalist Glenn Greenwald, journalist Barrett Brown wasn’t really a household name, even though his work had appeared in major outlets such as the Guardian, Vanity Fair, Huffington Post, MSNBC and the Onion, among others, until that is, he shared controversial information the U.S. government would have preferred remain a

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Charges Dismissed Against Journalist Barrett Brown

The U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas today filed a motion to dismiss 11 charges against Barrett Brown in a criminal prosecution that would have had massive implications for journalism and the right of ordinary people to share links. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has written extensively about the case and had planned to […]

The U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Texas today filed a motion to dismiss 11 charges against Barrett Brown in a criminal prosecution that would have had massive implications for journalism and the right of ordinary people to share links. The Electronic Frontier Foundation (EFF) has written extensively about the case and had planned to

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Freedom Of Press Worsening In The US: Report

It is estimated that just six companies own 90 percent of the U.S. media.

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Over the last couple of years, the U.S. government has been aggressive in its attitude toward the news media. From heavy-handed prosecutions and threats to whistleblowers to revelations about the intelligence community’s illegal use of mass surveillance to reports of journalists being bugged, the perception of a free press in the U.S. has been

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