Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Occupy Wall Street – Police Brutality

If you haven’t been living under a rock, you may be aware that Wall Street has fallen under mass protests against corporate corruption and an imbalance of power. Anonymous has covered the protests extensively, calling them out as a beacon of social justice in an increasingly bleak world. Check out the below video, its the 60s of the 2010s.

From the above post, this is what Anonymous believes.
  • Engaging in direct and transparent participatory democracy; (always has been Anon’s strong suit)
  • Exercising personal and collective responsibility; (Varies amongst the members of the collective, many do not act accountably for their actions) 
  • Recognizing individuals’ inherent privilege and the influence it has on all interactions; (The voice of the internet generation)
  • Empowering one another against all forms of oppression; (What the world needs)
  • Redefining how labor is valued; (Humans are not assets) 
  • The sanctity of individual privacy; (Needs work, Anonymous, as a hacker collective, needs to solidly define ethical uses of hacking and protecting data)
  • The belief that education is human right; (Protip: Government Education isn’t reliably funded)
  • Endeavoring to practice and support wide application of open source. (What about piracy? That’s an issue that should be discussed from all sides. Interesting topic given the GeoHotz case and the Great Playstation Network Outage of 2011)
Incredible stuff is happening here, stay tuned.

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