Friday, 18 March 2011


A few months ago I attended a pro-Wikileaks rally in the city. Basically, it was poorly attended by about 200-250 people, and was hijacked by the very inconsequential Social Alliance who worked the crowd for new foot soldiers to no avail. Basically a case of the usual suspects on the microphone and some attractive girls in the audience.

Cutting to the chase, returned home and fired off a few libellous emails to a number of traitorous scum in the Federal Labor Party - Arbid (now retired), Shorten and Damby - all of whom have disgustingly close relationships with the US Embassy. No doubt also sharing domestic intelligence information about Assange and his Wikileak confreres in Australia. Pls note, these three are not the only identifiable vermin in the Federal Labor Government.

Dramatic downward mood swing: so little support for the Wikileaks project(and no, I don't want to hear any counter arguments about Assange's personal problems, and yes, I like his clothes sense). Then, subsequent feelings of extreme euphoria after reading about the ping attacks undertaken by that loose shadowy, lurking federation of white hats, Anonymous, who took down the servers of a number of global corporations who have us in their thrall. Visa in my particular case.

Well, these dudes are back and with a vengeance.

Al Jazeera, which provides essential news reporting for individuals tired of Murdock and the NYT, published this article today by Haroon Meer - Lessons from Anonymous on cyberwar - about how Anonymous outfoxed HB Gary Federal, a cyber contractor tasked by the US Government with infiltrating Anonymous. Its long, its detailed and comes with numerous supporting links, and appropiately ends with a quote from William Gibson.

"The future is already here - it's just not very evenly distributed."

1 comment:

  1. Me, I'm not a left winger. I don't believe that we live in countries ruled by corporations, or by secretive elites. Instead, I assume that politicians are a bunch of back-scratching, back-handing people much as you find in the rest of life.

    That said, Assange's case was weird, and the way companies dropped him and his website stinks of high-level influence.