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Do You Long To Be Anonymous, Erase Your Digital Footprint?

Review by luv10nis4ever: Although I don’t plan on disappearing anytime soon, the title was interesting enough for me to add this to my Kindle. The process...

UK press devours questionable Skripal claims from anonymous ‘insiders’ — RT UK News

A mysterious message saying the “package has been delivered,” allegedly intercepted by the RAF then...

Intel withheld from Corbyn, but Tory press awash with anonymous sources over Skripal poisoning...

The day after the UK government was left red-faced over its rush to blame Russia...

Why BBG needs Tor & its influence over the ‘anonymous browser’ — RT US...

It would be dangerous to say that Tor is only a tool for nefarious people. On...
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Video: Chasing For Ratings: Trump-Russia collusion grows as US media follows anonymous sources

American media, citing an anonymous source, say Russia's equivalent of Facebook made contact with team Trump. It's claimed they offered to promote his candidacy...

Anonymous & more tech companies knocking white supremacy groups offline

In the wake of the Charlottesville protests, hate groups are being suspended or losing their accounts...

Scaramucci Has Anonymous Source Who Told Him Russians "Maybe Didn't" Hack 2016 Election (Okay,...

Common Dreams staffIn addition to other headline-generating statements over the weekend (here and here), President Donald Trump's new communications director Anthony Scaramucci also on...

Anonymous author’s ‘halal’ sex guide for Muslim women gets rise out of critics &...

Published time: 17 Jul, 2017 15:50 The anonymous female author of a sex guide for...
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Video: ‘No right to stay anonymous,’ CNN analyst says… after months of channel’s unnamed...

After months of reporting on alleged Russian meddling in the U.S. election using unnamed sources, CNN seems to be changing its attitude towards anonymity. Via...
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Video: ‘Anonymous sources’: US Justice Dept launches witch hunt on potential fake news

The US Justice Department has been giving advice to the American public on handling potential fake news - especially concerning anonymous sources. Via Youtube

Don’t believe anonymous officials, DOJ tells Americans

The Department of Justice has warned the American public not to take at face value anything...

FBI director: I have ‘never’ been anonymous source on Clinton, Trump investigations

During a Senate hearing on FBI oversight, Director James Comey said he had not served as an anonymous news source on investigations into Hillary...

First They Came for the Immigrants–and NYT Said People Should Anonymously Inform on Them

Of course, the actual immigration violator the New York Times “Ethicist” wants a reader to turn in to the state is unlikely to be...

The Anonymous Blacklist Promoted by the Washington Post Has Apparent Ties to Ukrainian Fascism...

Last month, the Washington Post gave a glowing front-page boost to an anonymous online blacklist of hundreds of American websites, from marginal conspiracy sites to flagship...
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Video: Million Mask March 2016: Anonymous readies for global day of action

Anonymous activists take to the streets around the world for Million Mask March, an annual event held on November 5. The Anonymous movement has...
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Video: Anonymous hold Million Mask March in London (streamed live)

Anonymous activists are holding a march in London against “austerity, the infringement of rights, mass surveillance, war crimes and corrupt politicians.” British ... Via Youtube

Over 50 Anonymous activists arrested at Million Mask March in London

London police have arrested 53 participants of an annual Million Mask March on Saturday, who...

Possible Al-Qaeda attacks on Election Day? Anonymous report gets mixed reaction online

In what has become de rigueur days before American elections since the War on Terror was...

Million Mask March: Anonymous London demo faces police crackdown

London police are planning a crackdown this year’s Million Mask March, the Anonymous movement’s annual...

Anonymous hacker faces 16 years in prison, while Steubenville rapists walk free

An Anonymous hacker who helped expose the gang rape of a teenage girl in Steubenville, Ohio, is facing up to 16 years in prison,...

Anonymous hacker faces 16 years in prison, while Steubenville rapists walk free

An Anonymous hacker who helped expose the gang rape of a teenage girl in Steubenville, Ohio,...

Unverified anonymous Santa Monica police officer claim James Howell was part of planned Orlando...

Sources within the Santa Monica police department claim that James Wesley Howell, an Indiana man who was caught with explosives and weapons on Sunday Morning,...

OpIcarus: Anonymous hackers shut down Bank of England, call for ‘online revolution’

Hacktivist collective Anonymous has launched cyber-attacks on major financial institutions across the world, including the...

Anonymous group shuts down KKK website

Those trying to access the White Knights of the KKK website are out of luck following...

#OpJillStein: Anonymous pushes Green Party presidential candidate, third parties

Hacktivists Anonymous are now targeting the two-party system in the US by casting more attention on...

Anonymous declares ‘total war’ on Trump, plans April attack (VIDEO)

Hacking collective Anonymous has vowed “total war” against Donald Trump, making a “call to arms” by...
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Video: No #OpISIS? Twitter shuts down Anonymous accounts ‘for harassing’ extremists

Twitter has banned around 125000 accounts linked to Islamic State, but activists from the 'Anonymous' hackers group, which targets the feeds of ISIS supporters,...
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Video: ‘Intervening is necessary’: Anonymous exposes personal data of cops after police killing

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VjTbbfdUrvo&w=580&h=385] After releasing a threatening video, the notorious hacking group Anonymous exposed personal information of 52 Cincinnati Police Department officers in ... Via Youtube

Anonymous blocks 300 Thai govt websites, protesting police conduct over tourist murders

Hacktivist collective Anonymous claims to have shut down hundreds of Thai government websites in protest at the investigation and trial of two Myanmar migrant...

#BoycottThailand: Anonymous hacks Thai police websites over backpacker murder verdicts

Cyber hacktivist group Anonymous has hacked at least 14 Thai police websites in protest against the “scapegoating” of two Burmese men convicted of murdering...
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Video: #Daeshbags: Anonymous launches ISIS trolling day

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qJBQKc6C8t8&w=580&h=385] The hacker group Anonymous has pronounced the 11th of December, International ISIL Trolling Day.They call for all supporters to head online and post...
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Video: Silicon Protection? Anonymous accuses firm of protecting ISIS websites

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vDe8DuS9FQs&w=580&h=385] The hacktivists group known as Anonymous has accused a tech company from Silicon Valley of helping Islamic State to strengthen its online security....
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Video: ‘War against ISIS’: Anonymous promises revenge for A321 Sinai crash

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQZ2XPB8OCk&w=580&h=385] Members of the Anonymous hacker group are promising revenge for the Russian plane disaster. READ MORE: http://on.rt.com/6wn1 RT LIVE http://rt.com/on-air ... Via Youtube
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Video: What We Saw At The Anonymous Million Mask March In D.C

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N8qgFE_53MA&w=580&h=385] What We Saw At The Anonymous Million Mask March In D.C. source
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Video: Anonymous members gather for Million Mask March in London

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_3WhQta5y4A&w=580&h=385] London police are clashing with protesters on Birdcage Walk, where officers have formed a human barrier and are asking marchers to “Get back”...

Anonymous general who predicts anti-Corbyn mutiny should be named by GCHQ — SAS veteran

A former SAS soldier has blasted the anonymous British Army general who predicted a military coup if Jeremy Corbyn is elected prime minister. He...
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Video: We take down hundreds of ISIS sites, fight w/o guns – ‘Anonymous’ hacker

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5bA4Uec-SKo&w=580&h=385] Media propaganda has proven key to ISIS' success. International efforts to stem the jihadists online have had little effect. So independent fighters are...

WikiLeaks Relaunch Anonymous Whistleblower Submissions

(RINF) - After a five year hiatus, anonymous submissions have returned to WikiLeaks. The group have launched a new system that uses the Tor network to encrypt...
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How to make yourself anonymous online

"How can I travel and communicate over the Internet without being tracked or spied on by anyone?" This tutorial is going to explain how you...

Companies forced to anonymously fight back against FBI surveillance

The fate of the United States government’s ability to silently serve tech companies with a type of court order that compels firms to hand...

Anonymous Vows to Assault Homes of Pedophiles to Avenge Child Abuse Victims

A global group of demonstrators is protesting against an establishment cover-up of child abuse by marching outside the homes of rich and famous people...

FBI informant organized Anonymous hackers’ attacks on government sites in 30 countries

Government websites in the UK, Australia and more than two dozen other countries were provided by an undercover FBI informant to a hacker involved...

DOJ Power Grab Wants To Target Anonymous Web Users

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) is proposing a power grab that would make it easier for domestic law enforcement to break into computers...

“Anonymous” Releases Name of Alleged Michael Brown Shooter; Governor Relieves Local Police of Protest...

The hacker collective Anonymous on Thursday released the name of the police officer it believes shot unarmed teenager Michael Brown, a day after releasing...

‘Israel you’re weak’: Anonymous hacktivists shut down key Israeli websites

Worldwide hacker collective Anonymous has unleashed another wave of attacks against Israel’s government websites over their military incursion into Gaza, taking down “hundreds” of...

WikiLeaks, Anonymous, Bitcoin, and the First Amendment Revolution

Nozomi Hayase Since 2011, from the Arab Spring and Spanish Revolution to Occupy, waves of global uprisings have been erupting as never before. The crisis...

FBI provided Anonymous with targets, new leaks show

Leaked documents pertaining to the case against an American computer hacker currently serving a 10-year prison sentence have exposed discrepancies concerning the government's prosecution...

FBI used autistic New Yorker to nail Anonymous hacker

A British computer hacker arrested in 2011 for breaching the website of internet news company Gawker was apprehended with the help of a former...

Anonymous stages massive cyber-attack on Israel

A group of anti-Israel hackers, calling themselves "Anonymous Operation Israel" attacked hundreds of Israeli government websites Monday in protest of the country's policies. "On April...

YELP critics can’t stay anonymous, court rules

The popular review site Yelp must reveal the identities of seven anonymous users who left critical reviews of a local carpet cleaning business, ruled...

War Games in Cyberspace: NATO’s Cyber Defense Exercises Coincide with “Anonymous” Cyber Attacks against...

Peter Adams RINF Alternative News Barely acknowledged by the mainstream media, NATO launched in late November its largest-ever cyber defense exercises “Cyber Coalition 2013″ to...

Florida cop, Marine vet, arrested for wearing ‘Anonymous’ mask warns of ‘a war coming’

Michael Dorstewitz A veteran South Florida police officer and former Marine arrested late last month for refusing to remove his Guy Fawkes mask near an...

Anonymous ‘PayPal 14’ hackers enter guilty plea in case surrounding pro-WikiLeaks DDoS attack

​Accused members of the amorphous hacktivist group Anonymous appeared in federal court in California on Thursday to enter pleas pertaining to a nearly three-year-old...

Anonymous Assurances Bring No Comfort to WikiLeaks’ Assange

Recent reporting citing unnamed officials stating that the Justice Department is unlikely to prosecute WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange offer no real assurance, the organization...

Anonymous Assurances Bring No Comfort to WikiLeaks’ Assange

Recent reporting citing unnamed officials stating that the Justice Department is unlikely to prosecute WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange offer no real assurance, the organization...

Anonymous Claims No Assurance for WikiLeaks’ Assange, Freedom of the Press

Recent reporting citing unnamed officials stating that the Justice Department is unlikely to prosecute WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange offer no real assurance, the organization...

US anonymously deny killing civilians

American officials have always been quick to deny that victims of US raids are civilians. What do you do when the president of another country...

Anonymous — And Linkin Park — Say Reform Has Failed … Call for Non-Violent...

Here’s a brand new video from Anonymous and Linkin Park: Anonymous is calling for non-violent revolution. For a rebuttal to those calling for violence, see this. To follow Anonymous’ non-violent campaign on social media: https://twitter.com/WaveOfAction/status/403596626742091777 https://www.facebook.com/pages/Worldwide-Wave-of-Action/176294759231015 https://evolvesociety.org/network/index.php?do=/worldwidewave/ Note: We have … Continue reading

Anonymous – And Linkin Park – Say Reform Has Failed … Call for Non-Violent Revolution was originally published on Washington's Blog

FBI entrapped Anonymous and Spied on World Governments

In this video Luke Rudkowski breaks down the latest developments in the Jeremy Hammond case that shows how the FBI entrapped anonymous members while...

Anonymous launch campaign to shut down Utah boarding school over abuse allegations

Helen Pow Daily Mail November 12, 2013 Former students described beatings, bullying and said they were submitted to solitary confinement at Logan River Academy in Logan, Utah However,...

Who is Behind the “Anonymous” Mask: Can the Million Mask March turn a Vendetta...

As a general rule, state-run and corporate mainstream media networks will only allocate coverage to certain demonstrations, namely those that are aligned with either...

Anonymous demonstrators clash with police outside Buckingham Palace

The Guardian November 6, 2013 Hundreds of masked Anonymous protesters descended on Buckingham Palace and Parliament Square in London as part of a worldwide march against austerity cuts. A fire was...

Anonymous members arraigned in ‘Operation Payback’ case

The United States government pressed forward Friday afternoon with its case against 13 alleged cybercriminals accused of conspiring to take down government and corporate...

Anonymous plans Million Mask March on Washington

Demonstrators hope that one million masked activists will descend on Washington, DC next month to celebrate Guy Fawkes Day with a mass rally to...

Anonymous busted: 13 hacktivists indicted over Operation Payback

A federal grand jury has returned an indictment against 13 alleged members of the hacktivist movement Anonymous and has charged them with participating in...

Michael Hayden: “The problem I have with the Internet is that it’s anonymous”

Andrea Peterson Washington Post September 15, 2013 Image: Wikimedia Commons Former NSA and CIA director Michael Hayden stood on the pulpit of a church across...

American holed up in Canada denies child porn charges, claims to be member of...

“… had Top Secret clearance with the Air National Guard,” “… prone to depression, seen...

American holed up in Canada denies child porn charges, claims to be member of...

“… had Top Secret clearance with the Air National Guard,” “… prone to depression, seen...

American holed up in Canada denies child porn charges, claims to be member of...

“… had Top Secret clearance with the Air National Guard,” “… prone to depression, seen...

Anonymous claims NSA tool can neutralize common online security

Information has surfaced regarding surveillance software allegedly in use by the NSA that is able to neutralize SSL, or Secure Sockets Layer, and HTTPS,...

Hacker accuses US government of tricking Anonymous into attacking foreign targets

A former member of Anonymous says the United States government coerced hackers to do their dirty work during an ever-escalating international cyberwar. Meanwhile, the...

FBI cyber team claims victory over Anonymous

The notorious hacktivist group Anonymous has been essentially neutralized according to the FBI, which cited a series of arrests as putting a damper on...

We Are Legion: Anonymous’ Presence in the U.S. Military

Liberty Blitzkrieg August 13, 2013 Are we going to see more leaks?  Yes. A lot are mid- to high-rank NCOs. They are well-respected,...

New York lawmakers propose ban on anonymous online comments

Called the Internet Protection Act (A.8688/S.6779), the legislation would require a web site administrator to pull down anonymous comments from sites, including “social networks, blogs forums, message boards or any other discussion site where people can hold conversations in the form of posted messages.”

Truthdigger of the Week: Anonymous NSA Leaker

http://www.truthdig.com/report/item/truthdigger_of_the_week_anonymous_nsa_leaker_20130608/ Posted on Jun 8, 2013 ...

Anonymous Releases NSA Docs Related to Global Spy Network

Amid the explosive back-to-back revelations made by the Guardian and Washington Post regarding a pair of National Security Agency surveillence programs this week, the...

Anonymous leaks NSA documents linked to PRISM

David TomTech SpotJune 7, 2013 After much of the world was shocked by allegations that the...

'How little rights you have:' Anonymous leaks more PRISM-related NSA docs

Hackers affiliated with the Anonymous collective have leaked a US Department of Defense memo relating to the PRISM program, revealing that the National Security...

Anonymous Releases NSA Docs Related to Global Spy Network

Amid the explosive back-to-back revelations made by the Guardian and Washington Post regarding a pair of National Security Agency surveillence programs this week, the hacktivist group Anonymous on Friday released what they claim are additional NSA documents that both deepen and expand on those earlier revelations.

Alleged Anonymous hacker raided by FBI after exposing Ohio rape scandal

A 26-year-old Kentucky man says the FBI raided his home earlier this year in an attempt to investigate two hacker groups and the role...

Disgraced soldiers who admitted abusing Afghan civilians allowed to stay anonymous

Becky Evans Daily Mail June 4, 2013 Two disgraced soldiers who abused Afghan civilians will be allowed to stay anonymous because of fears they...

Turkish gov’t websites hacked by Anonymous

Voice of RussiaJune 3, 2013 A group of computer hackers known as Anonymous carried out early...

Monsanto website downed as Anonymous claims hack

Hackers from the Anonymous collective claimed to have infiltrated the website for the biotech giant Monsanto, which has been the subject of recent international protests.

#AnonymousUK hackers post far-right members’ contacts details online

A list appearing to show the full names and addresses of the controversial English Defence League (EDL) has been published online by Anonymous-linked hackers....

#AnonymousUK hackers post far-right members’ contacts details online

A list appearing to show the full names and addresses of the controversial English Defence League (EDL) has been published online by Anonymous-linked hackers....

#AnonymousUK hackers post far-right members’ contacts details online

A list appearing to show the full names and addresses of the controversial English Defence League (EDL) has been published online by Anonymous-linked hackers....

Anonymous vows revenge on EDL

The hackers group Anonymous says they will make the far-right English Defense League pay for their taking advantage of the murder of a British...

Anonymous hacker Jeremy Hammond pleads guilty to Stratfor breach

Hacker and activist Jeremy Hammond pleaded guilty Tuesday morning in a New York courtroom to violating the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act as a...

‘Anonymous’ hack threat prompts WiFi shutdown on Guantanamo

The US military has restricted access to wireless internet at the Guantanamo Bay detention camp due to hacking threats said to be part of a protest over conditions at the facility where detainees have been engaged in a hunger strike for over 100 days.

Anonymous Cincinnati IRS official: “Everything comes from the top.”

Sean HigginsWashington ExaminerMay 20, 2013 A story in the Washington Post yesterday about the Internal Revenue...

Anonymous cyber bid boosts Gitmo alert

As the hunger strike protest at US militaryâ„¢s Guantanamo prison camps continues, activist cyber group Anonymous has launched a massive awareness campaign across social...

100 days of hunger: Anonymous stands up for Gitmo prisoners

Over the last three days Anonymous ‘Operation Guantanamo’ hashtags #OpGITMO and #GTMO have skyrocketed in popularity on Twitter, drawing attention to the 100th day...

Italian ‘Tango Down’ operation arrests 4 Anonymous hackers

A crackdown on hacker group Anonymous has seen the arrests of four suspected hacktivists in Italy, report local police. The four are thought to...

OpGTMO: Zero hour to Anonymous global anti-Gitmo action nears

The hacktivist collective Anonymous is set to launch ‘Operation Guantanamo’ to mark 100 days of the Gitmo hunger strike with a series of “twitterstorms,...

Anonymous Takes Down Spanish Parliament Website

Hacktivist group Anonymous have taken down the Spanish parliament website in support of a mass protest in Madrid, as activists demonstrate against economic hardships and record-high unemployment.

Mossad website hacked: Anonymous

The Anonymous hacking group has claimed that it hacked into the website of Israel‘s Mossad spy agency, gaining access to top-secret documents.

The Internet hacking group said on its twitter page that it gained access to the personal data of more than 30,000 Israeli officials, including military officials, politicians and Mossad agents, and that it will release the information gradually.

Hacking group Anonymous has launched a series of cyber attacks against Israeli websites since November 2012 in retaliation for Israeli attacks on the Gaza Strip.

Anonymous said it had launched the OpIsrael campaign following threats by Tel Aviv to cut all Gaza's telecommunication links. OpIsrael campaign aims at wipping Israel off the cyber world by April 7.

Shortly after the pro-Palestinian campaign was launched, dozens of Israeli websites were defaced or attacked. Many of the sites had their homepages replaced with messages in support of Hamas and the Palestinians.

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Anonymous releases thousands of alleged records of Israeli officials

Published time: March 22, 2013 22:19
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Anonymous has struck again in its ongoing campaign against Israeli forces, this time by releasing thousands of names, ID numbers, email addresses and geographic data allegedly corresponding to Israeli politicians, IDF officers and even Mossad agents.

It appears that Anonymous has struck again in its ongoing cyber-war against the state of Israel, this time with the release of a batch of thousands of names, ID numbers, email addresses and geographic information which allegedly correspond to Israeli politicians, IDF officers, and even Mossad agents.

RT has not yet been able to verify the legitimacy of the data, which has quickly garnered thousands of views as the documents spread via social media.

Dubbed “#OpIsrael” on Twitter, various collectives of the amorphous Anonymous community are targeting official Israeli web domains, evidently causing intermittent disruption to the official website of spy agency Mossad via a self-described “sophisticated DDoS” attack.

The data was released by a hacker team going by the name of “The Red Hack,” a Turkish group, while the direct denial-of-service attack targeted at Mossad was attributed to another group operating under the moniker “Sektor 404.”

‘Erase Israel from the Internet’: Anonymous plots massive cyber-attack

Published time: March 14, 2013 08:08

image from #OpIsrael

Hacktivist group Anonymous, along with numerous other hackers, is planning a massive cyber-attack on Israel, threatening to “erase” the country from Internet. Israel is apparently taking the threats seriously, with defensive preparations underway.

“Hacktivists Starting Cyber Attack against Israel on 7th of April,” Anonymous wrote on Twitter, calling on hackers around the world to join up for a second ‘OpIsrael.’

Israeli government agencies are reportedly readying for the attack: “It’s something being organized online over the past few days. What distinguishes this plan when compared to previous attacks is that it really seems to be organized by Anonymous-affiliated groups from around the world in what looks like a joining of forces,” Ofir Ben Avi, director of online group Accessible Government told Haaretz.

The first ‘OpIsrael’ cyber-attacks were launched by the hacktivist group during Israeli’s ‘Pillar of Defense’ assault on Gaza in November 2012.

“We are Anonymous. We are legion. We will not forgive. We will not forget. Israel, it is too late to expect us,” their message to Israeli authorities read. 

Some 700 Israeli website suffered repeated cyber-attacks, including high-profile government systems such as the Foreign Ministry, and the Israeli President's official website. The Israeli Finance Ministry reported an estimated 44 million unique attacks on government websites.

Following ‘OpIsrael,’ Anonymous posted the online personal data of 5,000 Israeli officials, including names, ID numbers and personal emails.

Anonymous was also involved in an attack in which the details of some 600,000 users of the popular Israeli email service Walla were exposed online.

Anonymous Reveals Disturbing Truth About Bank of America

Activist group Anonymous has released 14GB of data it obtained about corrupt and unethical corporations including the Bank of America, Bloomberg, Thomson Reuters, ClearForest and TEKSystems, an intelligence firm.

Anonymous promises to disrupt Obama’s State of the Union

Eyes and ears will be on US President Barack Obama Tuesday evening as he presents the State of the Union address from Capitol Hill in Washington, DC. Hacktivists aligned with the Anonymous movement have other plans, however.

A call to arms has been issued by Anonymous, the shadowy underground collective of hackers and activists, and the group says they hope to disrupt select online broadcasts of the annual address in protest of President Obama and his administration’s assaults on the civil liberties and constitutional rights of Americans, as well as the world’s Internet.

“Operation SOTU,” or “OpSOTU,” is latest mission from Anonymous, and members involved in the initiative say it will serve as a decisive factor in the “battle royale for the future of the Internet.”

In a statement drafted by members of Anonymous and circulated on the Web early Tuesday, the group recalls a series of recent victories for Internet activists who waged battles and won against proposed legislation that would have drastically changed the modern landscape of computer and technology law.

“Last year we faced our greatest threat from lawmakers. We faced down SOPA, PIPA, CISPA and ACTA,” the message begins. “But that victory did not come easily. Nor did it come without a price.”

While the controversial Stop Online Piracy Act and the Protect IP Act were killed in Congress before they could come to fruition, opponents of those bills argue that Washington’s assault on computer users has only escalated in the year since. In January, 26-year-old anti-SOPA advocate Aaron Swartz was found dead of an apparent suicide in the midst of a heated legal battle with the US Justice Department over his allegedly unauthorized downloading of academic and journal files from the website JSTOR. Other young technologists, including those accused of hacking the Stratfor intelligence firm as members of Anonymous, are facing life in prison for nonviolent computer crimes.

But despite calls for the White House and Washington to relinquish their mission to censor the Internet and strip online freedoms away from Americans, a war against overzealous cybersecurity legislation remains rampant. In lieu of reform — reform even advocated by some members of Congress — both the Executive and Legislative branches alike are preparing to push for new rules that some say will only ruin the Internet.

Pres. Obama is believed to have already signed a cybersecurity executive order this week that, when unveiled, is expected to include privacy-damning provisions that will put in place a direct plan of action for the private sector to share consumer information with the government. According to some reports, the order could be made public as soon as during Tuesday evening’s address. On Wednesday, however, the architects of last year’s Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act, or CISPA, plan to reintroduce their bill during a seminar in Washington, rekindling a mission Anonymous says would turn “private companies into government informants.” Regardless of if either is discussed during Tuesday night’s address, however, hacktivists are preemptively asking for a world-wide attack on the State of the Union to be led by a legion of Anons.

“We reject the State of the Union. We reject the authority of the President to sign arbitrary orders and bring irresponsible and damaging controls to the Internet,” Anonymous writes. “The President of the United States of America, and the Joint Session of Congress will face an Army tonight.”

“There will be no State of the Union Address on the web tonight.”

Anonymous is asking for people around the globe to prepare for an online battle Tuesday evening that will take a multi-prong approach in hopes of rendering some Internet streams of the president’s address unavailable and educating the world’s about his administration’s ruthless interpretation of both computer law and the US Constitution alike. In addition to waging a distributed denial-of-service attack (DDoS) against websites carrying the SOTU stream, Anons also plan to spam Facebook, Twitter, Reddit and other social media sites with information about the president’s cybersecurity order, CISPA and other items likely to be left out of Tuesday’s speech.

“He will not be covering the NDAA [National Defense Authorization Act], an act of outright tyrannical legislation allowing for indefinite detention of citizens completely outside due process and the rule of law,” reads the press release in part. “He will not be covering the extra-judicial and unregulated justifications for targeted killings of citizens by military drones within the borders of America, or the fact that Orwellian newspeak had to be used to make words like ‘imminent’ mean their opposite.”

Elsewhere, Anonymous attacks the president’s hesitance to publically discuss Private first class Bradley Manning, the 25-year-old accused whistleblower who has been imprisoned without trial for nearly 1,000 days for allegedly leaking information about the United States’ own war crimes. Nor will he discuss, claims Anonymous, “the secret interpretations of law that allow for warrant-less wiretapping and surveillance of any US citizen without probably cause of criminal acts.”

Indeed, the matters of Pfc Manning and the recent renewal of the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) and other Fourth Amendment-eroding legislation have been by-and-large removed from talking points touched on by the president during his first term in office. Next, Anonymous fears, a tightening grip on the Internet could mean even more infringement, authorized by an administration that aims to gain control of the world’s main method of communication.

“We will form a virtual blockade between Capitol Hill and the Internet,” warns Anonymous. In a separate statement issued by the AnonRelations sect, one member writes, “President Obama and the State of the Union Address will be BANISHED from the Internet for the duration of live delivery.”

“This action is being taken to underline a fact that appears to be sorely unrecognized by the Obama Administration — that the Internet is a sovereign territory, and does not fall under the jurisdiction of any nation state.”

In a public discussion held for planning purposes online, one Anon writes, “Anyone and everyone on the Internet who opposes the current efforts by the US government to control the Internet and their actions against liberty at home and abroad will be DIRECTLY ENGAGED in LULZ WARFARE.” The group has since collected a number of news links relating to relevant White House policies and the URLs for websites that might be momentarily brought down by a coordinated DDoS attack, including the official White House stream for the president’s address. FBI.gov, House.gov and the website for C-SPAN have all been listed as potential targets as well.

“Armed with nothing more than Lulz, Nyancat and PEW-PEW-PEW! Lazers, we will face down the largest superpower on Earth,” the AnonRelations bulletin reads.

OpLastResort, the Anonymous-led mission launched in retribution for the death of Aaron Swartz that is largely attributed to alleged prosecutorial overreach by the Obama administration, has endorsed the planned assault on the State of the Union. On the website OpLastResort.com, the administrator insists there will be no State of the Union broadcast on the Web “for freedom, for Aaron Swartz, for the Internet, and of course, for the lulz.” A member of AnonRelations calls the latest action a continuation of OpLastResort, but also “a direct response to intelligence gathered about upcoming executive order.”

Since Mr. Swartz’ passing in December, Anonymous has hacked into a database of Federal Reserve emergency numbers, defaced the website of the US Sentencing Commission and posted the log-in credentials for over 4,000 US banking executives on a hacked frontpage for the Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center. When asked whether he thought these maneuvers were making a difference, former Anonymous member Gregg Housh tells RT that the operations are not going unrecognized.

“I think the ops are having an interesting effect,” Housh says in an online chat hours before Tuesday’s State of the Union Address. “It has their attention . . . in a way I haven’t seen before.”

“I think something is happening,” adds Housh, “it is just happening at the pace at which Washington is used to going, and the Internet is used to ‘Internet time,’ which is much faster.”

Truthdigger of the Week: Anonymous Obamacare Explainer

Truthdigger of the Week: Anonymous Obamacare Explainer

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Posted on Feb 9, 2013
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By Alexander Reed Kelly

The best journalists are also teachers who, mindful of the bewildering complexity of the issues they report, patiently explain their deep meanings and consequences in language literate audiences can understand.

President Obama’s devoted supporters hailed the passage of his 2010 Affordable Care Act as a legislative victory for the public over a pro-corporate Republican Party. What many of them did not and still don’t seem to know is that the measure, which will go into full effect in 2014, is another instance of government and business coming together to pick the pockets of the American people. An anonymous writer on the website of former Assistant Treasury Secretary Paul Craig Roberts explains how.

“The ACA was not selflessly designed with the intent of providing affordable and equitable medical services to those in need,” the author writes, “but rather to acquire taxpayer money for the private insurance companies under the seemingly helpful guise of health care and the ideological excuse of personal responsibility. It takes money from ordinary people and gives it to a medical insurance industry that profits handsomely from this legally-enforced corporate welfare—all while keeping Americans locked in the same broken system that puts profit before patients.”

As should be expected from a bill fashioned by hordes of lobbyists (in 2009, the health insurance industry had six lobbyists for every member of Congress), mere mortals hoping to understand how the Affordable Care Act works have to find their way through “a complex, convoluted maze of regulations and procedures.” With Americans working longer and harder than they have in previous decades, or suffering the overwhelming, mind-sapping anxiety that comes with being un- or underemployed, who has the time and sophistication to devote to such study? Aside from a few intellectual and independently wealthy oddballs, only those who are paid to, that’s who. It’s from this understanding that Roberts’ anonymous author must have written his or her explanation, which, while lengthy and demanding of some time, appears to be one of the most concise attempts to clarify in sufficient detail how the law will contribute to the already considerable “financial distress” of many Americans.

Although “a few websites” contain explanations of the law, often “very important details have either been left out or glossed over,” the author says. “These details are well worth understanding so you will know what’s at stake for you and your family.”

In the article, the author discusses the roles that the following factors play in the Affordable Care Act: 1. Modified Adjusted Gross Income, 2. tax credits, 3. the customer’s share of the insurance premium, 4. the return of tax credits to the IRS, 5. the expansion of Medicaid and estate recovery, 6. inadequate coverage in most subsidized plans, 7. penalties and 8. exemptions and more.

“The way this law works is fundamentally unfair and will not bring medical care to the many,” the author explains, “but, instead will progress to greater personal debt for individuals and families who can’t afford the ‘affordable’ insurance as well as those who must keep an eye on their income to avoid the many traps and false ends this law creates. At their expense, the forced purchase of health insurance will bring increased revenue to the industry, not to mention more kickbacks to Congress, and in the very near future, the health insurance industry will be ‘too big to fail.’ ”

Rather than leading Americans to quality, low-cost health care, the Affordable Care Act was passed to enrich the executives and stockholders of the corporations that wrote it, evidence-based accounts indicate. For giving the much-needed medicine of information to his or her audience, we honor the anonymous author of Roberts’ Obamacare clarification as our Truthdigger of the Week. Read it here.

Hear Bill Moyers explain how lobbyists tanked the public option—a proposed government-run program that would have forced health insurers into competition—below.

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Confirmed: Anonymous Hack Federal Reserve

Hacktivist group Anonymous have leaked a document containing the credentials of over 4,000 bank executives, including addresses and contact information, which they obtained by hacking into one of the Federal Reserves internal websites.

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The Federal Reserve confirmed Wednesday that one of its internal websites was accessed after the hacktivist group Anonymous claimed to have stolen information on more than 4,000 banking executives.

“The Federal Reserve system is aware that information was obtained by exploiting a temporary vulnerability in a website vendor product,” a spokeswoman for the U.S. central bank said.

“Exposure was fixed shortly after discovery and is no longer an issue. This incident did not affect critical operations of the Federal Reserve system,” the spokeswoman added, saying that everyone impacted by the breach had been contacted.

The acknowledgement came after a message posted via the Twitter account OpLastResort, which is linked to Anonymous, said the group hacked the bank Saturday. “The technology news site ZDNet separately reported that Anonymous appeared to have published information said to [contain] the login information, credentials, internet protocol addresses and contact information of more than 4,000 US bankers,” The Guardian reported.

The bank would not say which site was attacked, but information provided to the bankers showed that it was a nonpublic database of contacts for use by banks during a natural disaster.

OpLastResort is a campaign that hackers associated with Anonymous started to protest against the government prosecution of Internet freedom activist Aaron Swartz, who killed himself last month to avoid a possible 31 years in jail for stealing more than 4 million articles from JSTOR, an online scholarly journal distribution and archive service.

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A copy of the message sent by the bank to members of its Emergency Communication System (ECS) and obtained by Reuters warned that mailing address, business phone, mobile phone, business email and fax numbers had been published. “Some registrants also included optional information consisting of home phone and personal email. Despite claims to the contrary, passwords were not compromised,” the bank said.

The website’s purpose is to allow bank executives to update the Fed if their operations have been flooded or otherwise damaged in a storm or other disaster. That helps the bank assess the overall impact of the event on the banking system.

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Federal Reserve data hacked by Anonymous

Federal Reserve building.(AFP Photo / Saul Loeb)

Federal Reserve building.(AFP Photo / Saul Loeb)

Days after the personal information of over 4,000 banking executives was leaked to the Web by a group affiliated with the hacktivist movement Anonymous, the Federal Reserve admits to having suffered an online security breach.

Spokespeople for the Fed alerted customers on Tuesday that private information stored online was compromised during a weekend hack, all but confirming the source for a trove of data published two days earlier by the loose-knit Anonymous collective.

"The Federal Reserve system is aware that information was obtained by exploiting a temporary vulnerability in a website vendor product," a spokeswoman for the bank tells Reuters.

Currently, the Fed maintains that the incident was mild in nature, “did not affect critical operations” of the bank and has been resolved. An admission from the Fed does suggest, however, that hackers are capable of compromising data that is presumably well protected.

During Sunday’s Super Bowl, the Twitter account @OpLastResort announced that personal info pertaining to thousands of banking executives had been obtained, and a tweet directing followers to a hacked Alabama Criminal Justice Information Center website linked to the data. Now the Fed says that an emergency notification system was indeed breached, thus compromising private but not necessarily secret user names, phone numbers and other credentials stored on the server.

The exploit, admits the Fed, allowed for the release of user contact data stored within its Emergency Communications System, or ECS, “a system used by the Federal Reserve and state banking departments to notify depository institutions of operational status in the event of natural or other disasters.”

“Information obtained from the registrants consisted of mailing address, business phone, mobile phone, business email and fax. Some registrants also included optional information consisting of home phone and personal email. Despite claims to the contrary, passwords were not compromised, but nonetheless, have been reset as a precautionary measure,” continues a spokesperson for the St. Louis Fed in a statement first obtained by ZDNet.

A source speaking to ZDNet on condition of anonymity adds, "The banks on the list were not compromised." On the website Reddit, however, one user claims to have called some of the phone numbers published on the Alabama CJIC site and adds some insight into the severity of the breach.

“What must be so problematic for the Federal Reserve is not the information so much as this file was stolen from their computers at all. The ramifications of that kind of loss of control is severe,” Reddit user PericlesMortimer writes.

OpLastResort is an Anonymous faction of sorts that was spawned after last month’s untimely death of Reddit co-founder and computer whiz Aaron Swartz, who committed suicide at age 26 while awaiting trial. The US government was charging Swartz with violating the Computed Fraud and Abuse Act because he allegedly accessed millions of academic and scholarly articles from the website JSTOR without explicit authorization. Swartz was facing decades in prison if convicted, but OpLastResort and similar campaigns have strived in recent weeks to make progress in reforming the CFAA.

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Anonymous hacks MIT in honor of info activist Aaron Swartz

Aaron Swartz (Reuters / Noah Berger)

Aaron Swartz (Reuters / Noah Berger)

Members of the hacktivist movement Anonymous gained access to MIT’s website over the weekend and published a statement celebrating recently deceased info activist Aaron Swartz while attacking the justice system that stood to imprison him for decades.

Swartz, who co-founded both the website Reddit and the activism organization Demand Progress, passed away Friday of a reported suicide. And while he openly discussed his bouts with depression in the past, Swartz’ parents and advocates alike have suggested that a serious legal fight that has dominated the activist’s life in recent years played a role in his passing.

The 26-year-old Harvard fellow was slated to appear in federal court during the coming weeks because the United States says he illegally download millions of academic papers from the website JSTOR, presumably for public distribution, while logged onto the computer network of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. David Segal, the executive director of Demand Progress, originally equated it to “checking too many books out of the library.” If convicted, however, Swartz could have been sentenced to upwards of 35 years in prison.

In a statement published shortly after his death, the family of the activist said, “Aaron’s death is not simply a personal tragedy. It is the product of a criminal justice system rife with intimidation and prosecutorial overreach. Decisions made by officials in the Massachusetts US Attorney’s office and at MIT contributed to his death.”

“Unlike JSTOR,” wrote his family, “MIT refused to stand up for Aaron and its own community’s most cherished principles.” Hours later, Anonymous hacked into MIT.edu and posted a statement on two pages echoing that sentiment.

“Whether or not the government contributed to his suicide, the government’s prosecution of Swartz was a grotesque miscarriage of justice, a distorted and perverse shadow of the justice the Aaron died fighting for — freeing the publically-funded scientific literature from a publishing system that makes it inaccessible to most of those who paid for it,” the message read in part.

Through his alleged crime, wrote Anonymous, Swartz “enable[ed] the collective betterment of the world through the facilitation of sharing — an ideal that we should all support.” But while JSTOR elected to avert following charges against him — and even planned to release much of their library for free — the Justice Department soldiered on with plans to prosecute Swartz to the fullest extent.

“Stealing is stealing whether you use a computer command or a crowbar, and whether you take documents, data or dollars,” said Carmen M. Ortiz, he United States Attorney for the District of Massachusetts, after an indictment was filed against Swartz in 2011.

In addition to staring at a possible 35-year sentence, Swartz also faced up to one million dollars in fine. After an indictment was filed against him in July 2011 for wire fraud, computer fraud, obtaining information from a protected computer and criminal forfeiture, he was released on $100,000 bond.

"The situation Aaron found himself in highlights the injustice of US computer crime laws, particularly their punishment regimes and the highly-questionable justice of pre-trial bargaining,” the Anonymous-penned message said. “Aaron's act was undoubtedly political activism, it had tragic consequences."

In addition to the unauthorized posts made in memory of Swartz, hacktivist took down MIT.gov and the website for the Department of Justice, DOJ.gov, using distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks on Sunday. The White House has recently been petitioned to make that method of digital demonstration a protected form of First Amendment-protect protest.

Swartz, a frequent guest and commentator on RT, passed away Friday in New York. Services will be held Tuesday outside of Chicago.

Anonymous Hacks MIT Calling for Systemic Reforms

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Anonymous Hacks MIT Calling for Systemic Reforms

In response to what has been described as prosecutorial bullying, inflated sentences, "grotesque miscarriage of justice" and subsequent tragedy of Aaron Swartz's suicide, the hacker collective Anonymous broke into the Massachusetts Institute of Technology website over the weekend and replaced the homepage with a tribute, “In Memoriam, Aaron Swartz.”

Swartz, an outspoken advocate of open information, had been recently embroiled in a legal battle over digital copyright for allegedly harvesting four million academic papers from MIT's JSTOR online database.

Salon's Natasha Lennard adds that, "although JSTOR told federal prosecutors it had no interest in pursuing charges against Swartz, the DoJ, led by a harsh and zealous Boston prosecutor, threw everything they could at the young activist."

'The government's prosecution of Swartz was a grotesque miscarriage of justice, a distorted and perverse shadow of the justice that Aaron died fighting for.' Calling for computer crime law reform, Anonymous's statement decried the lawsuit, writing:

The government's prosecution of Swartz was a grotesque miscarriage of justice, a distorted and perverse shadow of the justice that Aaron died fighting for—freeing the publicly-funded scientific literature from a publishing system that makes it inaccessible to most of those who paid for it—enabling the collective betterment of the world through the facilitation of sharing—an ideal that we should all support.

Additionally, a statement released by the web pioneer's family and partner on Sunday directed their grief over Swartz's tragic suicide towards the institutions —the U.S. government and MIT—that threatened the brilliant technologist and social justice activist with jail for, by some counts, up to 50 years:

Aaron’s death is not simply a personal tragedy. It is the product of a criminal justice system rife with intimidation and prosecutorial overreach. Decisions made by officials in the Massachusetts U.S. Attorney’s office and at MIT contributed to his death. The US Attorney’s office pursued an exceptionally harsh array of charges, carrying potentially over 30 years in prison, to punish an alleged crime that had no victims. Meanwhile, unlike JSTOR, MIT refused to stand up for Aaron and its own community’s most cherished principles.

In a blog post this weekend, Swartz's longtime friend and mentor Lawrence Lessig called the prosecution a "bully," writing:

From the beginning, the government worked as hard as it could to characterize what Aaron did in the most extreme and absurd way. The “property” Aaron had “stolen,” we were told, was worth “millions of dollars” — with the hint, and then the suggestion, that his aim must have been to profit from his crime. But anyone who says that there is money to be made in a stash of ACADEMIC ARTICLES is either an idiot or a liar. It was clear what this was not, yet our government continued to push as if it had caught the 9/11 terrorists red-handed.

For remember, we live in a world where the architects of the financial crisis regularly dine at the White House — and where even those brought to “justice” never even have to admit any wrongdoing, let alone be labeled “felons.”

In that world, the question this government needs to answer is why it was so necessary that Aaron Swartz be labeled a “felon.” For in the 18 months of negotiations, that was what he was not willing to accept, and so that was the reason he was facing a million dollar trial in April — his wealth bled dry, yet unable to appeal openly to us for the financial help he needed to fund his defense, at least without risking the ire of a district court judge.

Swartz's trial was set to start this spring and his attempts to reach a plea-bargain with the government recently fell apart after Assistant U.S. Attorney Stephen Heymann told Swartz's lawyer, Elliot Peters, "Mr. Swartz would need to plead guilty to every count, and the government would insist on prison time."

The Washington Post reports, in an update to the statement (which has since been taken down), Anonymous said it "does not blame MIT for Swartz’s death," citing a letter from MIT President Rafael Reif that said the school would investigate the role MIT played in Swartz’s case.

In response to the tragic news, supporters have started a White House petition to remove U.S. Attorney Carmen Ortiz, who supervised the prosecution of in Swartz’s case, saying that "a prosecutor who regularly uses the threat of unjust and overreaching charges... is a danger to the life and liberty of anyone who might cross her path."

How Anonymous Hacking Exposed Steubenville High School Rape Case

At an August football party in Steubenville, Ohio, a 16-year-old girl was allegedly raped by multiple athletes as she lay unconscious. Now, because of social media, horrific details of the case have been leaked to the masses, inspiring a call for increased accountability and a protest last Saturday.

While two boys were arrested and charged in relation to the alleged rape, several others have been accused of playing a role in the crime, either by watching without intervening or disseminating photographs of the attack. Due to the small town’s close-knit nature, accusations of a coverup have emerged.  

According to various reports, an alleged “rape crew” dragged the young girl from party to party before she finally passed out. Testimony from witnesses suggests that she faced multiple sexual assaults while she was unconscious. One tweet suggests she may have been urinated on.

The victim did not realize she had been raped until she heard about the photographs, and then saw the images. One image shows two football players carrying the girl -- who has not been identified because she is a minor -- by her hands and ankles, as she hangs limp above the ground. The New York Times reported that another image shows her lying naked on the floor.

Despite the disturbing nature of the case, for months only Alexandria Goddard of Prinniefied.com reported on the rape, documenting social media evidence with screenshots and suggesting a handful of perpetrators were to blame. Now that the hacktivist collective Anonymous has taken an interest in the case, new details are emerging. Photographs and other evidence on social media have raised questions about local authorities’ investigation. 

After demanding a public apology from the boys they identified by name as the so-called “rape crew” by January 1,  the rape-specific arm of Anonymous, KnightSec, released a disturbing video of a teenage boy who appears to be speaking moments after the rape occured. In it, he laughs at how the unconscious girl is “deader than Trayvon Martin,” was raped “quicker than Mike Tyson” and “more than [by] the Duke lacrosse team.” The same boy tweeted about the night, with disturbing posts like “Song of the night is definitely ‘Rape Me’ by Nirvana,” “you don’t sleep through a wang in the butthole,” and “some people deserve to be peed on.”

While Anonymous appears to have uncovered information that mainstream journalists could not, the police released a statement following the video’s release saying that law enforcement was aware of the footage and had interviewed the teen who made it. While police say witnesses have not heeded their calls to come forward, there appears to be an abundance of evidence suggesting other individuals were involved. But according to the New York Times, deleted images were unretrievable:

Eventually, 15 phones and 2 iPads were confiscated and analyzed by a cyber crime expert at the Ohio Bureau of Criminal Investigation. That expert could not retrieve deleted photographs and videos on most of the phones.

In the end, the expert recovered two naked photographs of the girl. One photograph showed the girl face down on the floor at one party, naked with her arms tucked beneath her, according to testimony given at a hearing in October. The other photograph was not described. Both photographs were found on Mays’s iPhone. No photograph or video showed anyone involved in a sexual act with the girl.

Anonymous complaints and chatter on the Internet about a less than fully aggressive investigation have perhaps not surprisingly proliferated.

Adding to the Anonymous-led conspiracy theory is that Steubenville High head coach Reno Saccoccia did not bench or in any way suspend the players involved. According to the Times:

Saccoccia, pronounced SOCK-otch, told the principal and school superintendent that the players who posted online photographs and comments about the girl the night of the parties said they did not think they had done anything wrong. Because of that, he said, he had no basis for benching those players.
....
Approached in November to be interviewed about the case, Saccoccia said he did not "do the Internet," so he had not seen the comments and photographs posted online from that night. When asked again about the players involved and why he chose not to discipline them, he became agitated.

"You made me mad now," he said, throwing in several expletives as he walked from the high school to his car.
Nearly nose to nose with a reporter, he growled: "You're going to get yours. And if you don't get yours, somebody close to you will."

Anonymous also claimed to have uncovered additional information suggesting a coverup. While the county prosecutor and the judge in the case recused themselves because of their ties to the football team, the hackers say there are more attackers, as well as more victims. Moreover, they claim the alleged rape occured at prosecutor Jane Hanlin’s home, and that her son may have been involved. They also point to ties between Steubenville law enforcement and the football team. From the Leaks:

When the family of the victim went to file the charges, Jane Hanlin [the prosecutor] was present. She strongly discouraged them from filing. Hanlin frightened not only the victim, but the parents as well. Telling them that her name was going to be dragged through the mud, she will be in and out of court for well over two years, the press wouldn’t leave any of the family alone once the crime was made public. Scared out of their wits, the parents said they didn’t want that and Hanlin then said not to worry just leave it up to her and the detectives on the case.

The town has been called “divided” on the rape, split between blaming the victim and her attackers. Here, social media also gives a glimpse into the way some in the town seem to trivialize rape. As one student posted on Facebook:

A football coach, too, blamed the victim. From the New York Times:

"The rape was just an excuse, I think," said the 27-year-old Hubbard, who is No. 2 on the Big Red’s career rushing list.

"What else are you going to tell your parents when you come home drunk like that and after a night like that?” said Hubbard, who is one of the team’s 19 coaches. "She had to make up something. Now people are trying to blow up our football program because of it."

If one thing is clear from the video it's that the boys who commited, witnessed, or heard about the rape found it funny. Dubbing themselves the “rape crew,” they certainly understood that what happened was, indeed, rape. To the dismay of many, most of them appear to have gotten away with participating, watching, or disseminating pictures of the attack. Some locals have said that the lack of punishment is linked to the boys’ football celebrity in an increasingly poor town.

At the very least, the case is a disturbing reflection of America’s rape culture. But it’s also an interesting glimpse into social media, and how it can not only implicate people in a crime, but also be used to hold them accountable when the justice system has not. Should Anonymous be correct that there was a subpar investigation of the alleged rape, social media has allowed Americans outside of the town to rally for the victim and demand justice. Without that, her case may have been confined to the small town where half of the residents reportedly believe that she is the one to blame.

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As it completes its probe, the Republican-led House Intelligence Committee team has said that it would...

ISIS video of Niger ambush puts spotlight back on US mission in Africa —...

The US military mission in Niger is under renewed scrutiny after ISIS released a video of...

Steel tariffs cause Trump and May to clash again – is this relationship still...

Donald Trump and Theresa May are struggling to keep their handholding relationship special. This time...

No Straight, White Males Allowed at Parties

The comics industry seems to be doubling down on their policy of completely excluding anyone who is straight, white, male, or conservative....

‘I was raped at conference’ – Labour rocked by sexual abuse report — RT...

A damning report detailing alleged cases of rape and sexual abuse inside the Labour Party...

Murderer took selfie after stab frenzy so violent, police thought victim was mauled by...

An ex-soldier has been jailed for life after he brutally slashed a total stranger, and...

Not-so-magic kingdom? Many Disneyland workers poor & homeless, union says — RT US News

Disneyland unions are demanding higher wages after a new survey revealed that many workers at the...

How the Anti-Democracy Movement Used Media to Command the Narrative

An excerpt from Daring Democracy: Igniting Power, Meaning and Connection for the America We Want (Beacon Press, 2017).  As far back as 1835, perhaps our nation’s...

Trump mega-donor Sheldon Adelson may bankroll US embassy’s Jerusalem move — RT US News

Pro-Israel Republican mega-donor Sheldon Adelson has reportedly offered to foot some of the bill for the...

Who you gonna blame? Five times Britain used the Russian bogeyman in just the...

The British government is in all sorts of political strife. Brexit is threatening to topple...
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Video: World Blockchain Economic Forum: Future of cryptocurrencies discussed in Singapore

An anonymous trader has bought 400 million dollars' worth of bitcoin pushing it's value back up to 11 thousand dollars. The purchase became visible...

Deadly Shooting Offered ‘Reprieve’ From Negative Trump Coverage

A Washington Post interview with a White House official garnered stunned reactions on social media when the anonymous staffer said that last week's school...

Vitalik Buterin Donates $2.4 Million in Ether to Anti-Aging Research

The SENS Research Foundation, a charity funding research for treating-age related diseases, has received a $2.4 million Ether donation from Ethereum co-founder...

Trolls Made-Up White Supremacy Story About Florida Shooter, Mainstream Media Took the Bait

Feb 16, 2018 By Mundilfury | redice.tv On Wednesday 14 February 2018, Nikolas Cruz gained entry to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School...

DSA-Endorsed Judge’s Bail Reforms Prompt Media Attack

“KDKA Investigates” why Judge Mik Pappas is carrying out the policies he was elected on. Local media often function as PR surrogates for police and...

Green Beret death prompts probe of SEAL Team 6, unit that took out Osama...

The death of Army Staff Sergeant Logan Melgar, allegedly at the hands of his colleagues, prompted...

Republicans embrace idea of ‘Russia collusion’… with Hillary Clinton — RT US News

Efforts to topple President Donald Trump by accusing him of collusion with Russia may have backfired...

Plunge: To Descend Abruptly or Precipitously, As A Cliff, Road, Etc | Further Column

  Photo by Walker Evans Man. It's hard to come back to the news after a break, especially when it seems the shrapnel from the slo-mo...

WMD Claims in Syria Raise Concerns over U.S. Escalation – Consortiumnews

Following a well-established script, anonymous U.S. officials are making unsubstantiated claims about weapons of mass destruction – this time in...

U.S. Foreign Policies Remain Unchanged Since 1948

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Ever since 1948, the U.S. Government’s foreign policies have been consistently focused upon breaking up the Soviet Union and...

When is there Going to be Accountability for US Wars and Aggression?

It’s WMD all over again. Anonymous “US officials” are once again accusing a targeted “regime” of using “chemical weapons” and threatening that the U.S. military...

Devin Nunes is a ‘Russian agent’ & other ways MSM tries to peddle ‘Russiagate’...

Just when you think fake news about Russia could not get any more bizarre, mainstream media...

Daily Beast accused of fake news in Nunes memo report — RT US News

The Daily Beast has drawn criticism after publishing a story alleging Devin Nunes refused to answer...

A California Trend Worth Catching: College for All

California can be an annoyingly trendy state. Think avocado toast, In-N-Out Burger, Hollywood fashion, even legal pot. But Californians are now in the vanguard to...

Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan, accused of rape, arrested in Paris — RT UK News

An Oxford professor accused of rape has been arrested in Paris. Islamic scholar Tariq Ramadan...

As Republicans vote to release the memo, Democrats bring up ‘2nd dossier’ — RT...

After Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee voted to publish a memo reportedly revealing FBI abuses...

Unpacking the Shadowy Outfit Behind 2017’s Biggest Fake News Story – Consortiumnews

In late 2016, about 200 websites – including Consortiumnews.com – were identified as “Russian propaganda outlets” by the dubious website...

The Legacy of Investigative Journalist Robert Parry (1949-2018) | By Nat Parry

It is with a heavy heart that we inform Consortiumnews readers that Editor Robert Parry has passed away. As regular readers know, Robert (or...

Sessions Vows to Issue Subpoenas in Immigrant-Demonizing Inquest Against “Sanctuary Cities”

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions listens to remarks during an event November 17, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo: Alex Wong / Getty Images) The Justice...

Stealthy app could aid illegal border crossings, thwart govt use — RT US News

The app Bienvenidos allegedly alerts illegal immigrants to cameras, fences and border patrol agents while crossing...

Trump denies New York Times report he tried to fire Mueller — RT US...

US President Donald Trump has dismissed a report that he tried to fire special counsel Robert...

Exposing Propornot: The Underbelly of the Deepstate and Russian Influence

A little over a year ago, the deep-state graced the world with Propornot. Thanks to them, 2017 became the year of fake news. Every...

Trump to revert Obama’s ‘closure’ of still open Gitmo, yet another Washington leak suggests...

A leaked cable suggests President Donald Trump will order the Guantanamo Bay detention camp to “remain...

New Tory civil war? Govt risks ripping apart as rumors swirl of a Theresa...

Factions are forming in the Tory party as rumors of an imminent vote of no...

Make up or break up? May and Trump face awkward Davos meeting after months...

Theresa May and Donald Trump are set to meet in Davos - but following months...

EU ‘sticking two fingers up at UK’ as it plans to steal fish before...

The EU has been accused of “sticking two fingers up at the UK” amid plans...

CNN reporter admits network’s obsession on air — RT US News

CNN political reporter Maeve Reston half-joked about her network’s obsession with all things Russia, but at...

Trump reveals ‘Fake News Awards,’ website crashes — RT US News

President Donald Trump has announced the “winners” of his “Fake News Awards.” While the link failed...

Beyond Vietnam: A Time to Break Silence | By Martin Luther King, Jr

Speech delivered by Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., on April 4, 1967, at Riverside Church in New York City:I come to this magnificent house...

24,000 attempts at accessing sex sites over six months — RT UK News

Access to porn-streaming sites have been attempted by British parliament computers more than 24,000 times...

U.S. Again Supports Al Qaeda in Syria

Eric Zuesse According to the most reliable reporter on the war in Syria, who anonymously blogs at his “Moon of Alabama” site, the United States...

What is a “Shithole Country,” and Why is Trump Obsessed with Haiti? | By...

On Thursday, the day before the eighth anniversary of the earthquake in Haiti that killed at least 230,000 people, President Trump called Haiti –...

Backlash after female-only school drops word ‘girl’ to support trans pupils (VIDEO) — RT...

A decision by a female-only school to stop referring to its pupils as “girls” to...

‘This Is Not a Time for False Equivalence’

This is a lightly edited transcript of the December 29, 2017, year-end Best of CounterSpin episode. ***** ...

Gove stirs pot again, refuses to rule out another leadership bid — RT UK...

The ever-loyal Michael Gove was up to his old tricks praising the ‘brilliant’ Prime Minister...

Trump Already Fading into Irrelevance

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org This will be a nonpartisan commentary about U.S. politics, as viewed by an American historian who is disgusted with...

Top female-only state school ditches the word ‘girl’ in fear that it might offend...

One of Britain’s top-performing state schools has left parents stunned after ditching the world ‘girl’...

Wolff’s Trump Book Highlights White House Press Corps’ Access Trap

There’s an old adage in journalism: The most interesting stories aren’t told in the newsroom, they’re the ones that reporters tell each other privately...

James Risen, the New York Times and the Sliming of Wen Ho Lee

Photo by DAVID HOLT | CC BY 2.0 In an extraordinary essay for The Intercept, former New York Times reporter James Risen discloses how the...

Could GCHQ influence Iran protests? They’ve done it before, claims researcher — RT UK...

The UK government uses fake content & sockpuppet accounts on social media to infiltrate activist...

The Top 10 Under-Covered News Stories of 2017 | By Adam Johnson

While the outrage took place in 2016, the mainstream media’s indifference to voter suppression was deafening throughout 2017. Investigations by academics and journalists alike have revealed...

Report tells military sexual harassment undermines combat readiness — RT US News

Promoting empathy and cracking down on hypermasculinity may help the Department of Defense to reduce unwanted...

In Summer Meeting, Trump ‘Grumbled’ That Haitian Immigrants ‘All Have AIDS’: Report

While fuming and ranting about the number of immigrants entering the United States in a meeting over the summer, President Donald Trump reportedly "grumbled"...

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Ten Stories of Money and Politics

A billionaire president surrounded by the wealthiest cabinet in modern history. Special elections that shattered records for campaign spending. A foreign government spending millions...

Leaks of top FBI official’s secret House testimony on Trump fuel dueling accusations —...

Multiple leak-based reports on FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe’s closed-door testimony to the House intel panel...

Putin ‘wanted Franken out of Senate,’ anti-Trump ‘resistance’ claims — RT US News

Published time: 20 Dec, 2017 13:34 Liberals who pushed Senator Al Franken (D-Minnesota) to resign over...

CDC Bars Words Like “Transgender” and “Science-Based” as “Ideology Is Being Elevated Above Evidence”

The Trump administration has allegedly barred top federal health officials from using seven words or phrases relating to abortion, sexuality and science in official...

Reactor Projects, Corruption and the Russia Inquiry

Photo by Mike Licht | CC BY 2.0 On December 1, 2017, Lt. General Michael Flynn plead guilty to lying to the FBI about conversations...

Queen concerned about her security as police introduce cost-cutting measures — RT UK News

Published time: 12 Dec, 2017 11:46 Queen Elizabeth II is reportedly concerned about changes to...

Trust blunder-prone media as they expose Trump — RT US News

Factually inaccurate reports are a natural by-product of fighting Donald Trump’s “system of lies”, CNN pundit...

Award-winning ABC journalist no longer allowed to cover Trump — RT US News

ABC News chief investigative correspondent Brian Ross will no longer cover stories relating to President Donald...

The Not-So-Subtle Art of Protesting: Artists and the Public Space

The law locks up the man or womanWho steals the goose from off the common,But lets the greater felon looseWho steals the common from...

Who’s behind ABC’s fake news about Flynn? Brian Ross’s journalistic blunders — RT US...

Journalist Brian Ross’s inaccurate report on Mike Flynn’s guilty plea on Friday caused stocks to plummet...

Ex-US leader flies to Paris for elite club speech — RT US News

The names of famous former leaders have stacked up in Paris, where Barack Obama appeared before...

Former U.S. Defense Secretary Explains Why Nuclear Holocaust Is Now Likely

Former U.S. Defense Secretary Explains Why Nuclear Holocaust Is Now Likely Eric Zuesse The Stanford mathematician William J. Perry was a strategic nuclear advisor to U.S....

‘I never asked Comey to stop investigating Flynn’

Published time: 3 Dec, 2017 13:18 Edited time: 3 Dec, 2017 13:19 President Donald Trump says...

Trump welcomes ABC suspending ‘Russia Witch Hunt’ reporter for ‘horrendously inaccurate’ Flynn story —...

Published time: 3 Dec, 2017 08:10 Edited time: 3 Dec, 2017 08:12 Donald Trump has welcomed...

Ahead of Final Honduran Election Results, CEPR Co-Director Calls for Full Review to Address...

WASHINGTON - Given the lack of transparency and credible allegations of irregularities in tabulating results from Sunday’s elections, Honduran electoral authorities should commit to...

Former NSA worker pleads guilty to snatching classified docs — RT US News

A former employee for the NSA who worked to infiltrate foreign computer networks has admitted to...

Backlash Against Russian ‘Fake News’ Is Shutting Down Debate for Real

A few days before the Halloween hearings held by the Senate Judiciary Subcommittee on Crime and Terrorism, where powerful tech companies would provide testimony...

Letter from 200+ women in US national security — RT US News

More than 200 women who work in the US national security apparatus alleged in an open...

Why James Mattis Should Be Fired and Court-Martialed

Eric Zuesse The U.S. Secretary of Defense, General James Mattis, made a secret decision to place the safety and welfare of some foreigners higher than...

2 wrongfully convicted men each get $15mn after decades in prison, police misconduct —...

Two separate juries in Los Angeles and Baltimore have awarded multi-million dollar settlements to two innocent...

Chancellor Hammond uses ‘economicky’ budget to kick bungling Tory colleagues — RT UK News

Philip Hammond used his budget speech today to fire what looked like a warning shot...

Laurier University Tapes Signal a Much Wider Problem

Last week a troubling story was exposed about a grad student at Wilfrid Laurier University (WLU) facing censure from her own department...

Antiwar.com Launches Matching Funds Bitcoin Drive – Antiwar.com Blog

Five years ago, Antiwar.com made a bold move and embraced bitcoin and the crypto community. Early Bitcoin provided donors a...

Palestine warns it will cut off relations with US if its DC office is...

Published time: 18 Nov, 2017 23:43 The reported US intention to shut down the Palestinian office...

Guardian, NYT Paint Power-Grabbing Saudi Dictator as Roguish, Visionary ‘Reformer’

by Adam Johnson The Guardian (11/5/17) reported that de facto Saudi ruler Mohammed bin Salman “is willing to take on the kingdom’s most powerful figures...

‘There’s All Kinds of People Who Have Their Snouts in the Trough Here’

International Consortium of Investigative Journalists’ Paradise Papers Janine Jackson: Establishment media cover poverty sometimes, sometimes in a compassionate and compelling way. And they cover wealth...

Ex-MI6 spy who compiled Trump-Russia collusion dossier says it’s ‘70 to 90% accurate’ —...

The former MI6 spy behind an infamous dossier that accused Donald Trump of asking prostitutes...

Son of Sally Jones ‘still alive’ after ‘White Widow’ killed in US drone —...

Published time: 15 Nov, 2017 13:01 Syrian sources claim the son of British jihadist Sally...

‘Russian troll’ turns out to be Glasgow security guard — RT UK News

Published time: 15 Nov, 2017 17:04 Edited time: 15 Nov, 2017 17:32 A Twitter handle...

Trump administration curtails travel & trade with Cuba — RT US News

Published time: 8 Nov, 2017 23:56 Edited time: 9 Nov, 2017 11:34 Sweeping new restrictions on...

Masked anti-capitalist protesters descend on Westminster — RT UK News

Published time: 6 Nov, 2017 09:33 Edited time: 7 Nov, 2017 08:20 Anarchist protesters wearing...

Syria Announces It Will Sign the Paris Agreement, Leaving US Isolated

November 7, 2017 by Arthur Wyns by The Syrian Arab Republic has announced this morning that it...

Why a Special Counsel Should Be Appointed to Investigate Robert Mueller

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Some of the finest investigative journalists have recently documented different parts of what constitutes, in its totality, a single...

Early Comey memo accuses Clinton of ‘gross negligence,’ a federal felony – report —...

New memos presented to Congress show former FBI director James Comey initially accused ex-Secretary of State...

Who’s Afraid of Corporate COINTELPRO?

Photo by Tyler Merbler | CC by 2.0 On November 30, 2016, presumably right at the stroke of midnight, Google Inc. unpersoned CounterPunch. They didn’t...

Military, media & MPs lash out at Williamson’s MoD promotion — RT UK News

Theresa May is facing a backlash from the military, the media and even her own...

Spacey’s ‘predatory’ behavior made House of Cards set ‘toxic’ – new allegations — RT...

Kevin Spacey created a “pattern of sexual harassment” on the House of Cards set, according to...

A Visit to Heaven and Hell: Mapping Planet Earth

Author Eduardo Galeano. (Photo: Rafael Holanda Barroso) The following passages are excerpted from Hunter of Stories, the last book by Eduardo Galeano, who died in...

Rearranging the Watergate Myth – Consortiumnews

Exclusive: A Washington axiom holds that that when power and truth clash, power usually wins, but the contest can be...

Universities Are Protecting Free Speech for Bigots at the Expense of Student Safety

White nationalist Tyler Tenbrink of Houston, Texas, is handcuffed by Florida Highway Patrol troopers at a speech by white supremacist Richard Spencer at the...

Facebook, Google, Twitter staff aided both US presidential candidates – study — RT US...

Employees of Facebook, Google and Twitter played a large role in developing candidates' messages and targeting...

The Democratic Money Behind Russia-gate – Consortiumnews

As Russia-gate continues to buffet the Trump administration, we now know that the “scandal” started with Democrats funding the original...

English newspaper ‘tipped off’ 25mins before JFK assassination, documents show — RT UK News

Published time: 27 Oct, 2017 08:52 Edited time: 27 Oct, 2017 13:20 A reporter for...

Yale sidelines English poets after complaints of ‘colonialism’ — RT US News

Students at Yale University can now enroll in two revised English literature courses after a petition...

Soviets feared ‘irresponsible US generals’ would attack after assassination — RT US News

The US National Archives released thousands of long-awaited secret documents about the assassination of John F....

How could Hillary Clinton not know about DNC funding ‘Russian dossier’? — RT US...

The Russian dossier funding revelations are horribly damaging to the Democrats who should distance themselves from...

US ambassador Haley evacuated from S. Sudan camp

Published time: 25 Oct, 2017 19:21 Edited time: 25 Oct, 2017 19:32 The US envoy to...

Trump-Russia dossier funded by DNC & Clinton camp – report — RT US News

A Hillary Clinton campaign lawyer is caught up in more fallout following a report that the...

Moms-to-be are not pregnant ‘women,’ but ‘people’ – UK to UN — RT UK

A mom-to-be cannot be called a “pregnant woman” – she is a “pregnant person,” the...

Fury as police give jailed paedophile ‘victim’ status in ex-PM Ted Heath rape case...

A convicted paedophile who was given ‘victim’ status after claiming he was raped by former...

Charitable aid convoys to Syria ‘abused’ to fund terrorism, regulator warns — RT UK

Published time: 17 Oct, 2017 10:37 Aid convoys to conflict areas may be passing on...

Citing Dictatorial Tendencies, Critics Slam Trump for 'Madcap Threat' Aimed at NBC

Free speech advocates and journalists spoke out against President Donald Trump's latest attack on the news media on Wednesday after he suggested a "challenge"...

Smoking gun or nothingburger? WaPo claims Russia ‘meddled’ in election through Google, YouTube

In the latest of its near-weekly scoops, the Washington Post has claimed that “Russian operatives exploited...

U.S. Public Don’t Care if ‘News’Media Lie

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org To say that the U.S. public don’t care if ‘news’media lie, is shocking, but I shall here present evidence...

1mn Brits identify as lesbian, gay or bisexual – official stats

Published time: 4 Oct, 2017 15:53 People in the UK identifying as lesbian, gay or...

'Petty nonsense': Tillerson slams claims he threatened to resign

Published time: 4 Oct, 2017 15:52 Edited time: 4 Oct, 2017 17:07 US Secretary of State...

After Las Vegas Massacre, Media Again Help ISIS Terrorize

(New York Post, 10/2/17) For all their faults, corporate media, by and large, do not usually report the unverified claims of random trolls—unless those trolls...

Black Lives Matter is a social movement and can’t be sued, Louisiana judge says

Published time: 29 Sep, 2017 00:20 A federal judge has ruled that Black Lives Matter is...

‘Tranny bashing’: Woman granted ‘humanitarian’ residency in New Zealand after years of abuse in...

Published time: 21 Sep, 2017 11:29 A transgender woman has been granted residency in New...

Is Facilitating a Paid Informant Program Part of Journalism’s Job?

New York City news channel NY1 (7/20/17) aired a segment on a parolee from a narcotics conviction who was “seen committing some type of...

‘I'll always be indebted’: DOJ demands more of Barrett Brown's money

Journalist Barrett Brown is having another row with the Department of Justice. He has received a...

Google facing antitrust lawsuit for removal of Gab from app store

Gab, an alternative social networking platform, is suing Google over claims of antitrust violations. In the...

Corporate Media’s Soft Spot for Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner

Us Weekly’s fawning tabloid coverage of Ivanka Trump and Jared Kushner hasn’t been that much different than the kid-glove treatment given to the couple...
Pro-worker, anti-racist organization, Redneck Revolt. The Left Calls Out The Left

The Left Calls Out the Left

As an antiwar activist, I feel a responsibility to denounce the conduct of many of my colleagues with whom I generally share common ideologies. Their actions,...

'Evidence tampering; lying witness' cast doubt on Craigavon 2 murder conviction – RT investigates

The ‘Craigavon Two’ were wrongfully convicted of murdering a Police Service of Northern Ireland (PSNI)...

US freedom of press ‘under attack from Trump’ – UN rights boss Zeid

President Donald Trump is threatening freedom of the press in the United States, UN High Commissioner...

The Fake News Media of Sweden

Box of 70 fireworks set off in pizza takeaway (VIDEO)

Published time: 30 Aug, 2017 12:44 Terrifying CCTV footage shows the moment a box of...

Hundreds march in San Francisco against now-canceled ‘Patriot Prayer’ rally (VIDEO)

San Francisco authorities have banned a public gathering set up by the right-wing ‘Patriot Prayer’ group...

Malala Yousafzai accepts place at Oxford University 5yrs after Taliban shooting

Published time: 17 Aug, 2017 13:40 Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani-born Nobel Prize-winning activist who narrowly...

Justice Dept. and DEA don’t see eye-to-eye on marijuana research & MS-13

US Attorney General Jeff Sessions is blocking marijuana research which the Drug Enforcement Administration has requested...

Britain’s new aircraft carrier enters service amid controversy and criticism (VIDEO)

The biggest warship in Royal Navy history debuted on Wednesday morning as she sailed into...

Google cancels neo-Nazi website’s registration over Terms of Service violation

Published time: 15 Aug, 2017 00:49 Edited time: 15 Aug, 2017 08:06 Already dropped by another...

Peter Van Buren Says Thanks, and Goodbye

I’ll save someone the time typing in the Comments section – yes, yes, I won’t let the door hit me on the ass on...

White House says Trump condemns KKK & neo-Nazis after Charlottesville statement backlash

In an apparent attempt at damage control, the White House clarified on Sunday that by condemning...

Veterans group sues Pentagon after personal military records exposed

The Pentagon is being sued by a veterans group after the agency exposed private information of...

Largest UK Navy carrier security under review after amateur lands drone on deck undetected

Security will be reviewed at the aircraft carrier ‘HMS Queen Elizabeth’ after a photo enthusiast...

Bomb threats to Jewish centers & schools were really a dark web moneymaking scheme...

Federal authorities believe the American-Israeli teen charged with making more than 100 bomb threats to Jewish...

‘Russiagate’ — The Most Trustworthy Current Information

Eric Zuesse This summary is up-to-date as of August 6th, but it will start with a leak from a phone-conversation on August 1st, in which...

Ohio man gets 20 years for reposting ISIS threat to US military

An Ohio man who pleaded guilty to using social media to support the killing of 100...

Hackers retrieve $140K+ in WannaCry ransom

An unidentified person has cashed out more than $140,000 worth of bitcoins in ransom collected from...

Suspected child sexual abuser caught after texting on flight

Published time: 4 Aug, 2017 17:04 Edited time: 5 Aug, 2017 15:54 A quick-thinking airline passenger...

Facing Crisis of Legitimacy, Trump Administration Pledges to Intensify War on Leaks

President Donald Trump’s administration is in the throes of a crisis of legitimacy and leadership, with federal government employees concerned and unwilling to stay...

Civil groups sue State Department for refusing to process visas of lottery winners

A quartet of civil rights groups have filed a lawsuit against the State Department for refusing...

Hanford nuclear workers swallowed radiation particles, test positive for contamination – report

Several of the workers tasked with one of the largest nuclear cleanup efforts in the world...

'We will find you': DOJ, DNI vow war on leakers

Published time: 4 Aug, 2017 15:41 Edited time: 4 Aug, 2017 15:42 The US Department of...

How Mainstream U.S. ‘News’ Media Pump their Government’s Lies to Deceive the Public

Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org Now that finally the U.S. government has officially terminated its arming and training of the jihadist gangs that are...

Expert who disabled ‘WannaCry’ cyber attack indicted over bank malware ‘Kronos’

A British-based malware researcher has been indicted in connection to the “Kronos” malware which targets banks....

Mueller enlists DC grand jury in Russia probe – report

Special Counsel Robert Mueller has reportedly impaneled a grand jury and expanded his team of investigators...

US-wide manhunt for Oxford University worker suspected of Chicago murder

Published time: 3 Aug, 2017 09:14 A US-wide manhunt is on for an Oxford University...

Labour MP hit in the face with a brick by attacker on motorcycle

Published time: 1 Aug, 2017 09:30 Labour MP Steve McCabe has been left with facial...
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Video: Stephen Sizer: leaked Zionist ‘Hasbara handbook’, Israelis use Antisemitism to intimidate opposition

Stephen Sizer: Leaked Zionist 'Hasbara handbook' 1) Persuade, ingratiate and befriend the Zionist critic 2) Private written & spoken attacks, often anonymous 3) ... Via...

Trump Jr., Kushner and the Lie of Inherent White Innocence

White House Senior Advisor and President Donald Trump's son-in-law Jared Kushner reads a statment in front of the West Wing of the White House...

Is London in the grip of a knife crime epidemic? (VIDEOS)

Two 15-year-old boys were jailed for life this week for stabbing Hussein Ahmed to death...

LBC radio urged to sack Nigel Farage for making ‘false statements’

Published time: 28 Jul, 2017 14:40 Former UKIP leader Nigel Farage could lose his LBC...

Body Count Comeback

AP story on CBS‘s site (8/10/16) on how many ISIS fighters have been “taken off the battlefield.” One of the hoariest methods of modern...

Media Mourn End of CIA Killing Syrians and Strengthening Al Qaeda

The US government has finally announced an end to its years-long program to arm and train Syrian rebels. The initiative, one of the CIA’s...

Reuters vs. UN Cancer Agency: Are Corporate Ties Influencing Science Coverage?

Ever since they classified the world’s most widely used herbicide as “probably carcinogenic to humans,” a team of international scientists at the World Health...

Teenage girl found chopped up in freezer in suspected honor killing

Published time: 21 Jul, 2017 12:00 Edited time: 21 Jul, 2017 13:40 A 19-year-old girl’s...

Pound plunges before inflation data release, sparking fresh ‘leak’ concerns

A sharp fall in sterling just before surprisingly weak June inflation data was released has...

Theresa May to reprimand warring Tory MPs as Brexit splits cabinet

Prime Minister Theresa May will reprimand feuding Tory MPs for leaking and briefing against one...

Russiagate Exposed: It’s a Fraud

The Truth that's Being Hidden from the Public Eric Zuesse It has now been incontrovertibly proven that the time-stamps and other data in the Democratic National...

Jared Kushner Team may have Uncovered Donald Trump Jr.'s Emails

Continued reporting by the New York Times on the controversy surrounding Donald Trump Jr.'s emails has revealed Jared Kushner's legal team recently discovered the...

Alabama court rules 12yo impregnated by relative can have abortion without parental consent

After a girl in Alabama was raped by a family member, she asked for a waiver...

Donations from British public funding Islamist extremism, govt report finds

Published time: 13 Jul, 2017 14:41 Islamic extremists are receiving hundreds of thousands of pounds...

Britain’s EU ambassador still not living in Brussels 6 months into job

Published time: 12 Jul, 2017 10:34 Britain’s ambassador to the EU is still based in...

Assange: I urged Trump Jr to release emails on Russian lawyer before NYT story

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange tweeted he advised Donald Trump Jr to release the email chain related...

The Recapture of Mosul

Photo by DVIDSHUB | CC BY 2.0 Iraq is declaring victory over Isis in Mosul as the Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi, wearing black military uniform, arrived in the...

Black barber cuts Confederate flag into white man’s hair in Oklahoma

A black barber in Oklahoma has sparked a social media frenzy for the unconventional haircut he...

CNN’s Ratings Collapse

By Tyler Durden Zero Hedge July 8, 2017 A series of fake news articles (see here, here and here), blackmail of anonymous Reddit users who had the audacity to poke fun at...

Hackers behind UK Parliament cyberattack not state-backed

Published time: 6 Jul, 2017 15:56 The massive cyberattack on British MPs’ emails last week...

Pentagon to delay Afghanistan troop death announcements

Deaths of US troops in Afghanistan will no longer be reported right away, but after a...

Special forces officers accused of war crimes against unarmed Afghan civilians

Britain’s Royal Military Police are investigating allegations that SAS soldiers executed unarmed Afghan civilians. ...

The Endless War Against People

War is like a big machine that no one really knows how to run and when it gets out of control it ends up destroying the...

The Useful Idiots Who Undermine Dissent on Syria

There has been much disingenuous criticism of those, like me, who question why the western corporate media have studiously ignored the latest investigation by...

Useful Idiots Who Undermine Dissent on Syria

There has been much disingenuous criticism of those, like me, who question why the western corporate media have studiously ignored the latest investigation by...

Mysterious Fliers Threaten 'Genocide of the White Race'

With the headline "Jobs Jobs Jobs," fliers have been popping up around San Diego’s Little Italy with racially charged language appearing to...

Should Media Expose Sources Who Lied to Them?

If an anonymous source knowingly and maliciously feeds a media outlet false information, should they continue to be granted anonymity? If media continue to...

"I Saw Pieces of Bodies": Afghan Civilians Describe Terrorization by US Drones

Predator drone with Hellfire missiles on display at the National Air and Space Museum in Washington, DC. (Photo: Alex Edney-Browne) The Trump administration's "drone policy,"...

Should Media Expose Sources Who Lied to Them?

CNN (6/27/17) reported the retraction of a Trump/Russia story, but the original is no longer available to see what CNN‘s source had claimed. If an...

American Samizdat

What happens when America’s top investigative journalist reports what its media-owners don’t want the public to know? Eric Zuesse, originally posted at strategic-culture.org This isn’t only...

3 CNN journalists behind retracted Russia-Trump story resign

Three journalists, including the executive editor of a new investigative branch, have left CNN following the...

Hackers deface Ohio govt & dozens of other websites with pro-ISIS & anti-Trump messages

A group of hackers have replaced several Ohio government websites’ homepages with pro-ISIS messages and a...

Trump lashes out at Obama for not ‘doing something about’ alleged Russian election interference

Published time: 25 Jun, 2017 17:29 Edited time: 25 Jun, 2017 17:33 US President Donald Trump...

CIA director blames ‘Snowden worship phenomenon’ for rise in leaks of US secrets

The exploits of NSA whistleblower Edward Snowden has triggered a trend where a growing number of...

CNN retracts story on investigation into Trump campaign adviser’s meeting with CEO of Russian...

Published time: 24 Jun, 2017 15:33 CNN has retracted a story claiming that an adviser to...

Former AG Loretta Lynch under Senate scrutiny over Clinton email probe

The Senate Judiciary Committee wants to hear from former Attorney General Loretta Lynch, after ousted FBI...

Trump not under investigation for firing ex-FBI chief Comey – lawyer

Published time: 18 Jun, 2017 16:40 Donald Trump is not under investigation for firing FBI Director...

Witch Hunt! : Trump tweets he is under FBI investigation

Published time: 17 Jun, 2017 16:42 Donald Trump tweeted Friday that he is being investigated for...

Mueller investigating Trump for possible obstruction of justice – report

Published time: 15 Jun, 2017 03:06 Robert Mueller, the special counsel overseeing the federal investigation into...

SAS troops posing as homeless people to counter terrorist attacks

Published time: 14 Jun, 2017 15:56 SAS troopers have been deployed on British streets disguised...

EU’s Juncker told May to call snap election – reports

Published time: 12 Jun, 2017 14:32 Prime Minister Theresa May was reportedly urged to call...

It Is Time for Donald Trump to Leave the White House

The other day, Michelle Goldberg, writing in Slate, made this excellent point: In response to the argument that ridding the country of President* Donald...

Kurt Eichenwald Accidentally Outs Himself as a Hentai Enthusiast on Twitter

Jun 8, 2017 By Reinhard Wolff | redice.tv Kurt Eichenwald has somewhat of a knack for embarrassing himself. A while...

'3 Asian girls shouting Allah’ stab woman on London high street

A nursery worker has been stabbed on a London high street by three young women...

Hey Intercept, Something Is Very Wrong With Reality Winner and the NSA Leak

An NSA document purporting to show Russian military hacker attempts to access a Florida company which makes voter registration software is sent anonymously to...

US Marines, Apaches provide ‘psychological edge’ as Kurdish-led militia begins siege of Raqqa

The US military is providing active support for the Syrian Democratic Forces in the form of...

Support Katie McHugh: Fired from Breitbart for Telling the Truth

Breitbart editor Katie McHugh was fired on June 5 for telling the truth about Islam and immigration in Europe: There would be no...

McMaster Urges Another Afghan ‘Surge’

Exclusive: The failure to hold the Iraq War perpetrators accountable has led to false narratives about “successful surges” that never...

Ex-DNC chair’s office may have attempted 'unsolicited contact' – Sanders lawsuit attorneys

Three law firms representing plaintiffs in a lawsuit against the Democratic National Committee and former DNC...

Has 'May-bot' malfunctioned? PM’s popularity ratings crash under election pressure

Dodging local radio interviews, skipping a televised leaders’ debate, dwindling popularity in the polls: there’s...

After US Bombs Syrian Government for Third Time in 8 Months, Media Ask Few...

The United States has bombed Syrian government–allied forces three times in just eight months. Major media outlets have overwhelmingly failed to ask critical questions...

End of the Silk Road: Court upholds life sentence for dark web drug kingpin...

A court has upheld the life-without-parole sentence for Ross Ulbricht, the creator and administrator of Silk...

Tories ‘gagged’ us to prevent criticism of Theresa May, charities claim

Not-for-profit organizations in Britain say they have been silenced ahead of the general election in...

Kushner Role in White House Suddenly Unclear; may ‘Return to Private Life’

Kushner Role in White House Suddenly Unclear; may ‘Return to Private Life’Red Ice NewsDispelling the Mythmakers In the first segment of Friday night's "Trump...

‘NYT lies’: Russian tycoon denies demanding immunity to testify about Trump-Russia ties

Metals billionaire Oleg Deripaska has refuted a New York Times report claiming that he was prepared...

Manchester suicide bomber named by police

Greater Manchester Police have named the suicide bomb suspect as Salman Abedi, 22. ...

Home Secretary condemns US for leaks over Manchester suicide bomber

Home Secretary Amber Rudd has criticized US authorities after confidential details about the Manchester terror...

Number of refugees entering US to increase after State Dept lifts limit – report

Published time: 27 May, 2017 03:42 The US State Department has reportedly notified refugee advocacy groups...

WaPo Provides Platform for Calls to Imprison WaPo Sources

Washington Post editorial (9/16/16) For the third time in a year, the Washington Post has promoted the prosecution of Washington Post sources. Last September,  the Post...

Theresa May’s cuts to blame for need to deploy army after Manchester attack –...

Published time: 25 May, 2017 16:48 The leader of the Police Federation has gone public...

Trump slams 'deeply troubling' US intel leaks, vows investigation

Published time: 25 May, 2017 14:42 Edited time: 25 May, 2017 14:58 President Donald Trump condemned...

Me and My Shadow-Drone

Me and my Shadow-Dronewent “walking” down the lane. “If you wouldn’t mind,”I told the Drone,“I’d really like to be alone….” “Computing…,” said the Drone—making some computer...

Trump Administration Lobbied to Ditch Climate Language from Arctic Declaration

Providing a disturbing look at how the Trump administration will insert its anti-climate agenda on global treaties and policy, the U.S. State Department last...

Comey to testify in open Senate hearing on alleged Russian interference in 2016 election

Ex-FBI director James Comey has agreed to testify openly to the Senate on alleged Russian meddling...

Trump Told Russians "Nut Job" Comey Was Fired to Ease Pressure: Report

President Donald Trump characterized former FBI director James Comey, whom the president had fired just a day earlier, as a "nut job" to top...

FBI Director James Comey Testified that the Trump Administration Doesn’t Obstruct Investigations

Former FBI Director James Comey testified under Senate oath May 3rd that the Trump administration had not pressured his agency to halt...

Donald Trump’s Seven Days in May

In a period of seven days this month, President Donald Trump fired James Comey as director of the FBI and was accused of sharing...

Fast and Furious: Now They’re Really Gunning for Trump

Photo by Jake Cunningham | CC BY 2.0 Here’s what I saw unfold in the media during the 24 hours from Monday to Tuesday afternoon...

Seth Rich Murder Case Stirs Russia Doubts

Exclusive: New claims have revived old suspicions that slain Democratic Party staffer Seth Rich, not Russia, was the source of...

Murdered DNC Staffer Seth Rich

For the past several months, Democrats have based their “Resist 45” movement on unsubstantiated assertions that the Trump campaign coordinated with Russian intelligence officials...

EPA Asked for Public Input On Massive Regulation Rollback—and the Resistance Delivered

It turns out, Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) head Scott Pruitt's plan to gut environmental protections is wildly unpopular as a call for public comment...

Murdered DNC staffer Seth Rich was in contact with WikiLeaks – reports

Seth Rich, a Democratic National Committee staffer who was murdered last year, was in contact with...

Deep State Leaks Highly Classified Info to Washington Post to Smear President Trump

Current and former U.S. officials, supposedly concerned that President Trump had shared some “highly classified information” with the Russian foreign minister and...

Hackers seize unreleased Disney film, demand ‘huge’ Bitcoin ransom – report

The latest movies in the Disney franchises “Pirates of the Caribbean” and “Cars” are set to hit the big screen this summer, but Disney...

WannaCry hackers have not withdrawn any ransom bitcoin, surveillance shows

Published time: 15 May, 2017 15:40 Hackers collecting bitcoin following Friday’s cyberattack have not yet...

Virginia mayor targeted by anti-Semitic tweets after criticizing white supremacist march

The mayor of Charlottesville, Virginia became the target of anti-Semitic tweets after nationalists clashed with a...

‘Resistance reigns’: Flash-mob protesters invade park near Trump’s plush LA golf club (PHOTOS)

Published time: 14 May, 2017 10:40 A crowd of protesters invaded a park adjoining President Donald...

Muslim men marched off plane after passengers accuse them of 'skipping security'

Passengers on board a Manchester-bound flight were delayed by almost 90 minutes on Wednesday as...

Airlines, DHS officials discuss laptop & tablet ban on flights from Europe ‒ report

Published time: 11 May, 2017 23:01 A hush-hush meeting between officials of the US Department of...

20 state AGs call on DOJ to appoint special prosecutor in Russia probe

Twenty state attorneys general, all Democrats, are calling on the US Department of Justice to appoint...

Labour denies claim 100 MPs could jump ship if Corbyn loses election but doesn’t...

Labour officials rejected reports on Wednesday that up to 100 “moderate MPs” are set to...

Facebook bids for political influence by hiring ex-Tory & Labour aides

Published time: 9 May, 2017 11:20 Facebook is stepping up its attempts to build influence...

New Brexit-themed Banksy shows workman chipping away at EU flag

Published time: 8 May, 2017 09:22 Edited time: 8 May, 2017 09:42 Street artist Banksy...

Murder-suicide leaves 2 dead in shooting at North Lake College, Texas – police (VIDEOS,...

Published time: 3 May, 2017 17:32 Edited time: 5 May, 2017 06:19 Police are investigating an...

California cops shoot 15yo teen with air gun dead in front of school

Police officers in San Diego have shot and killed a teenager who brandished a ‘gun’ which...

US soldier killed, 2 injured in Somalia gun attack

Published time: 5 May, 2017 13:22 Edited time: 5 May, 2017 16:00 A US service member...

France Warns Media Not to Publish Hacked Macron Emails

After 9 gigabytes of Macron-linked documents and emails were released on an anonymous pastebin website on Friday afternoon in what Macron's campaign said was a...

Top Democrat ‘has seen no evidence of Trump-Russia collusion’ (VIDEO)

Published time: 5 May, 2017 20:21 A top Democratic member of the Senate Select Committee on...

Exclusive: US journalist may seek asylum overseas after being re-imprisoned for talking to press

Barrett Brown’s first stint in federal prison outraged free speech advocates, but he says his new...

Only surviving terrorist behind Iranian Embassy siege lives on welfare in south London

Published time: 3 May, 2017 10:17 The only terrorist to survive the storming of the Iranian...

Trump’s British adviser Gorka to ‘quit White House’ amid claims of neo-Nazi links

Published time: 2 May, 2017 14:33 The British-born senior adviser to US President Donald Trump, Sebastian...

"The Height of Idiocy": Americans Tell Trump's EPA What They Think About Easing Drinking...

WASHINGTON - Almost 40,000 Americans have let the Environmental Protection Agency know what they think about the Trump administration’s agenda to eliminate "burdensome" environmental...

15k sexual assaults were committed in US military in 2016 – Pentagon report

A new report from the Pentagon has revealed that there were around 14,900 sexual assaults in...

How Obama and Erdogan Moved ISIS from Iraq to Syria, to Weaken Assad

Eric Zuesse Chris Tomson of Al Masdar News headlined on Monday May 1st, “Syrian Army tank takes direct hit from ISIS guided missile in Deir...

Reckless in the White House

Within a week, United States President Donald Trump authorised two major strikes—one against the Syrian Air Force and the other against an ISIS base...

Peter Van Buren Reviews National Bird: Looking Deeply into the Drone War’s Abyss

National Bird, a documentary film about America’s drone wars by filmmaker Sonia Kennebeck, airs May 1 at 10 pm on most local PBS stations...

Intel Vets Voice Doubts on Syrian Crisis

Two dozen former U.S. intelligence professionals are urging the American people to demand clear evidence that the Syrian government was...

NYT’s ‘Impossible to Verify’ North Korea Nuke Claim Spreads Unchecked by Media

The New York Times (4/24/17) makes news with an “impossible to verify” claim. Buoyed by a total of 18 speculative verb forms—five “mays,” eight “woulds”...

Why Vault 7 Tools Used by Private Contractors Shows US Intel Needs a Ground-Up...

So, let's begin at the end. The fastest way to get things done on a geopolitical level has become hiring the private Intel and...

Former Fox News host suing over sexual harassment, claims network spied on her

A former Fox News host, who is a plaintiff in a sexual harassment lawsuit against the...

Changing narratives: Ex-Trump adviser Page fires back at CNN’s ‘Russia contacts’ claim

“False narratives,” not the alleged Russian attempts, were the ultimate form of meddling in the election,...

US offers to help fund Mexico’s heroin eradication efforts ‒ report

As its opioid epidemic grows into a full-blown crisis, the US has offered to work with...

Corbyn son running for Parliament story ‘completely untrue,’ Labour sources tell RT

Published time: 20 Apr, 2017 16:31 Sources close to Jeremy Corbyn have told RT that the...

ExxonMobil seeks sanctions waiver to keep Russia oil deal alive – report

ExxonMobil has applied for a waiver from US sanctions against Russia to keep a claim to...

NYPD shifts from ‘likely suicide’ to ‘suspicious death’ of famous judge

The New York Police Department is now calling the death of a “trailblazing” state judge suspicious,...

Shia LaBeouf Trolled in Lapland

Shia LaBeouf Trolled in LaplandRed Ice NewsDispelling the Mythmakers Outspoken Hollywood actor Shia LaBeouf has been the target of trolls - congregating on...

Daily Mail to pay Melania Trump ‘millions’ in damages for false modelling career claims

Published time: 12 Apr, 2017 11:42Edited time: 13 Apr, 2017 11:57 First Lady of the United...

Media Promote Baseless Assertions By Government Officials Of Russian Interference As Facts

The headline of a New York Times article published April 6, “C.I.A. Had Evidence of Russian Effort to Help Trump Earlier Than Believed,” misleadingly...

US govt drops Twitter lawsuit over ‘rogue’ alt-government account

Published time: 8 Apr, 2017 03:59 US Customs and Border Protection is no longer suing Twitter over...

SAS mission to destroy Syria’s sarin stockpiles called off in 2013 – sources

Published time: 7 Apr, 2017 09:46 An SAS mission to locate and destroy stockpiles of chemical...

The Media Is Ignoring the 500-Pound Surveillance Elephant in the Room

The Mainstream media are watching their Russia election-meddling narrative teeter on the brink of collapse. They’re holding their collective breath hoping it...

The Deep State, Explained

As the daily drip of information about possible links between Trump’s campaign and Russia trickles on, Democrats, commentators and at least some officials in...
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