( Is Anonymous advocating violent revolution for the United States?

Anonymous declares war on the U.S. government: A new video release from those claiming to represent the international Internet hacktivist collective known as Anonymous seems to be advocating for a violent revolution in the U.S. This declaration of war is identified as “Operation V.”

Operation V raises concerns and questions. Many reject the legitimacy of the operation because a “call to arms,” if taken literally, is a call to violence; and Anonymous has practiced, and preached, an ethic of non-violence.

Indeed, up to this point in time Anonymous has been passionately non-violent, and a harsh critic of law enforcement and other government authorities that resort to violence to silence protest and censor free speech. Operation V seems to abandon this core commitment to non-violence, which leaves many questioning the operation’s legitimacy.

Some speculate that Operation V is a false flag, an operation being promoted in order to discredit and ultimately harm the powerful movement Anonymous represents. If Anonymous is portrayed as a violent group, they may be classified as terrorists, and thus be silenced and intimidated.

In addition, Anonymous currently enjoys a great deal of public support. However, many will abandon that support if it is perceived that Anonymous is embracing violence as a legitimate response to disputes.

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( Interpol’s main website has been downed by the Anonymous hacker group in retaliation for the international police agency’s hacker arrests worldwide. And such attacks will continue, the hacktivists promise.

­The website was unreachable for a half hour on Wednesday. Access was later restored, although the loading time remains slow. The attack appears to have been conducted using a botnet. Anonymous Twitter accounts tweeted “ seems to be #TangoDown. We can’t say that this surprises us much,” and “Looks like is having some traffic issues. Now who would have expected that?”

The attacks came as Interpol announced the arrests of 25 suspected Anonymous members, aged between 17 and 40, who it alleges planned coordinated cyber-attacks against Colombia’s defense ministry and presidential websites, Chile’s Endesa electricity company and national library, among other targets. The arrests were part of Operation Unmask, during which police in Colombia, Argentina, Chile and Spain seized computers, mobile phones, credit cards and cash at 40 locations in 15 cities.

Among the 25 under arrest are four Anonymous hackers detained by police in Spain on Tuesday under claims that they conducted attacks on Spanish political party websites. The Spanish National Police also said two servers in Bulgaria and the Czech Republic had been blocked as part of Operation Unmask, and that a manager of Anonymous operations in Spain and Latin America, known by the aliases Thunder and Pacotron, was among those arrested.

The four are also suspected of vandalizing websites, conducting DDoS attacks and publishing sensitive data on police officers assigned to Spain’s royal palace and its prime minister’s office.

Anonymous has added Interpol’s scalp to its already impressive collection of successfully downed websites.

Their most notable operation up to date was the response to the closing down of the Megaupload file sharing service. In retaliation, Anonymous attacked the websites of the White House, after succeeding in taking down the websites of the CIA, FBI, Department of Justice, Universal Music Group, RIAA and Motion Picture Association of America.

In another headline-making case, WikiLeaks released over 5 million emails of the private intelligence company Stratfor, dubbed the “shadow CIA.” Reports say Wikileaks obtained the data through the Anonymous network.

A message spread by an Anonymous spokesperson said the group intends to continue attacks for the “unforeseeable future”.

A Twitter message reportedly associated with the Brazilian wing of the group said “Interpol, you can’t take Anonymous. It’s an idea.”

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( The prison industrial complex is the latest victim of Anonymous’ #FuckFBIFriday campaign. Hacktivists have compromised data from a massive correctional facility management firm and have defaced their website.

The website for The GEO Group, Inc., a Florida-based management firm with clients worldwide, has been targeted by operatives with the online collective Anonymous. Friday’s hack from the group is the most recent release related to the #FFF campaign that has in past weeks targeted and successfully taken down the sites of the CIA, FBI and US Department of Justice.

Various Twitter accounts affiliated with the loose-knit group confirmed the hack at around 12:30 pm EST on Friday. A statement made by the group has replaced the traditional homepage of and other sites associated with the prison management firm have been “wiped off the net,” says the group.

Additionally, the group has added an image of prisoner Mumia Abu-Jamal and the audio of a song about him and the prison system to the company’s homepage.

The attack, reads a statement from Anonymous, is retaliation for a corrupt system that immensely profits off of the detainment of Americans across the country. As the prison industrial complex booms, management companies such as GEO have been tied to controversies. As RT reported last week, Corrections Corporation of America, the largest operator of for-profit prisons in the US, has spent millions of dollars lobbying Washington for stricter laws that would ensure that their facilities are regularly close to total capacity. As these companies spend money to make new laws and expand on others that target non-violent criminals, the companies responsible generate mass income from operating the facilities.

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( Anonymous has ended a rather busy week with a hack of the CIA website, which is currently offline.

“CIA TANGO DOWN: #Anonymous,” the @YourAnonNews feed tweeted around 3:30pm Eastern.

The website has been unresponsive for about an hour. Anonymous did not release details about the attack, but the group usually uses distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks to take down its targets.

Last month, in the wake of the Megaupload shutdown, Anonymous also took down the websites for the Department of Justice, the Copyright Office, and the FBI.

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( As FBI and Scotland Yard investigators recently plotted out a strategy for tracking suspects linked to Anonymous, little did they know that members of the group were eavesdropping on their conference call and recording their plans.

The online vigilante group has released a 17-minute clip of a Jan. 17 conference call between investigators discussing evidence gathered against members of the group as well as upcoming plans for arrests. The group also released an e-mail sent out by an FBI agent to law enforcement agents around the world with a phone number and password for accessing the conference call.

The FBI has confirmed to the Associated Press that the recording is authentic.

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Greetings citizens of the world,

We are anonymous.
the governments continue to push for full domination and control of our Internet by signing ACTA.
While most of you sit and do nothing we fight for the freedom of information and the freedom of the internet.
This is a call to arms to every man and woman , if actions will not take place as soon as possible this war will be lost. we call each and everyone of you to join us in operation Sand Storm Which will come to action on the fifth of February.
We will take down European government websites
Now you may ask yourselves how can you help?it is simple , look for anonymous groups and websites online , learn the basics of what is needed to know to help save the internet and humanity as we know it.
it is quite simple actually , connect to a VPN or any secure IP method available to you , turn on a program which you will be instructed on how to use and that is it , simple as that.
look for pages on your social network websites that you are using such as Facebook, Twitter and much more. look for anonymous websites that can provide you with the information needed.
again , it is only a VPN and a program of you’re choosing such is HOIC , LOIC , Slowloris and much more which are posted online.
non of this is illegal , these programs are not hacking tools , but they are enough to help us to what is needed.
we ask you to join us in this operation for the sake of the internet and the freedom of information.
we , the people have the power to control our governments.
when the government tries to shut down the internet we will shut down our governments.
we won’t be silenced , we won’t be threatened by no one.
no one will claim rights for the internet , and no one will take our freedom.

We are Anonymous.
We are Legion.
We do not forgive.
We do not forget.
Expect us.
join us…

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