A Hopi Elder Speaks "You have been telling the people that this is the Eleventh Hour, now you must go back and tell the people that this is the Hour. And there are things to be considered . . . Where are you living? What are you doing? What are your relationships? Are you in right relation? Anonymous (group) Anonymous (used as a mass noun) is a loosely associated international network of activist and hacktivist entities. A website nominally associated with the group describes it as "an internet gathering" with "a very loose and decentralized command structure that operates on ideas rather than directives". The group became known for a series of well-publicized publicity stunts and distributed denial-of-service (DDoS) attacks on government, religious, and corporate websites.
Anonymous declares ‘cyberwar’ on the IMF The vigilante hacktivists of Anonymous have announced an online attack on the IMF for its treatment of the Greek people. The struggle of the of the Greek people against the IMF has taken a new turn recently, as Anonymous declared its intention to launch a series of Denial of Service (DoS) attacks on the Fund in retaliation for the IMF’s treatment of the Greek people. Ever since the Greek crisis began, the EU and IMF have together forced Greece to accept draconian austerity measures and a fire-sale of state assets to enable it to continue servicing its major debts to large European banks like Kommerzbank and Société Générale, which greedily brought up Greek bonds in the lead-up to the crisis. As a result, wages in Greece have fallen some 20-30 percent, while unemployment has soared to 15 percent. Suicide rates are reported to have nearly tripled.
Lessons from Anonymous on cyberwar "Cyberwar" is a heavily loaded term, which conjures up Hollywood inspired images of hackers causing oil refineries to explode. Some security celebrities came out very strongly against the thought of it, claiming that cyberwar was less science, and more science fiction. Last year on May 21, the United States Cyber Command (USCYBERCOM) reported reaching initial operational capability, and news stories abound of US soldiers undergoing basic cyber training, which all point to the idea that traditional super powers are starting to explore this arena. Revolutionaries rebelling against IMF' 'Revolutionaries rebelling against IMF' Sat Mar 12, 2011 6:59PM Interview with Journalist and Blogger David DeGraw.
The medium is the message Publications The phrase was introduced in his most widely known book, Understanding Media: The Extensions of Man, published in 1964. McLuhan proposes that a medium itself, not the content it carries, should be the focus of study. He said that a medium affects the society in which it plays a role not only by the content delivered over the medium, but also by the characteristics of the medium itself. McLuhan frequently punned on the word "message", changing it to "mass age", "mess age", and "massage"; a later book, The Medium Is the Massage was originally to be titled The Medium is the Message, but McLuhan preferred the new title, which is said to have been a printing error. Key Concepts Extending the argument for understanding the medium as the message itself, he proposed that the “content of any medium is always another medium” – thus, the content of writing is speech, print is that of writing and print itself is the content of the telegraph.
Anonymous: From the Lulz to Collective Action Taken as a whole, Anonymous resists straightforward definition as it is a name currently called into being to coordinate a range of disconnected actions, from trolling to political protests. Originally a name used to coordinate Internet pranks, in the winter of 2008 some wings of Anonymous also became political, focusing on protesting the abuses of the Church of Scientology. By September 2010 another distinct political arm emerged as Operation Payback and did so to protest the Motion Picture Association of America (MPAA), and a few months later this arm shifted its energies to Wikileaks, as did much of the world's attention. It was this manifestation of Anonymous that garnered substantial media coverage due the spectacular waves of distributed denial of service (DDoS) attacks they launched (against PayPal and Mastercard in support of Wikileaks). This difficulty follows from the fact that Anonymous is, like its name suggests, shrouded in some degree of deliberate mystery.
Protesters take to the streets of 100+ European cities From Athens to Paris, tens of thousands of Europeans heed the online call for a #europeanrevolution. An online call for a European Revolution was heeded en masse today as over 100 cities throughout the continent witnessed tens (if not hundreds) of thousands ‘indignants‘ mobilizing to demand real democracy now. Thousands gathered in Madrid for a peaceful assembly on the 15th straight day of protests and occupations there, belying the false idea of skeptics that the Spanish protest movement would fizzle out in due course. Madrid: thousands gathered for a general assembly on the Puerta del Sol for the 15th straight day of protests in Spain.