Anonymous and the global correction - AJE indepth opinion

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Anonymous and the global correction - AJE indepth opinion

Post by Lurker on Wed Feb 16, 2011 3:24 pm

Anonymous and the global correction

A loosely organised group of hackers has been targeting oppressive regimes and has said this is just the beginning.

The tendency to relate past events to what is possible in the present becomes more difficult as the scope of the geopolitical environment changes. It is a useful thing, then, to ask every once in a while if the environment has recently undergone any particular severe changes, thereby expanding our options for the future.

Terminology, let alone our means of exchanging information, has changed to such a degree that many essential discussions in today's "communications age" would be entirely incomprehensible to many two decades ago.

As the social, political and technological environment has developed, some have already begun to explore new options, seizing new chances for digital activism - and more will soon join in. It is time for the rest of the world to understand why.

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When a release by WikiLeaks revealed the depravity of just how corrupt and horrid the Tunisian government really was, it prompted Tunisians to step up active dissent and take to the streets en masse for the first time.

In response, a loose network of participants within the international Anonymous protest organisation attacked non-essential government websites - those not providing direct services to Tunisians - at the prompting of our contacts.
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http://english.aljazeera.net/indepth/opinion/2011/02/201121321487750509.html
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