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We Are Legion: The Story of the Hacktivists (2012)

Not Rated | | Documentary | 30 October 2012 (USA)
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A documentary on the workings and beliefs of the self-described "hacktivist" collective, Anonymous.
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Credited cast:
Anon2World Anon2World ... Himself
Anonyops Anonyops ... Himself - Anonymous
Julian Assange ... Himself - Founder, WikiLeaks (archive footage)
Aaron Barr Aaron Barr ... Himself - Former chief executive, HBGary Federal
Barrett Brown Barrett Brown ... Himself
Adrian Chen Adrian Chen ... Himself - Editor, Gawker.com
Stanley Cohen Stanley Cohen ... Himself - Defense lawyer (archive footage)
Gabriella Coleman Gabriella Coleman ... Herself - Researcher, McGill University
Joshua Corman Joshua Corman ... Himself
Josh Covelli Josh Covelli ... Himself
Peter Fein Peter Fein ... Himself - Hacktivist
Mercedes Haefer Mercedes Haefer ... Herself
Homocarnula Homocarnula ... Herself
Gregg Housh ... Himself - Internet activist
Tim Hwang Tim Hwang ... Himself - ROFLCon
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WE ARE LEGION: The Story of the Hacktivists, takes us inside the complex culture and history of Anonymous. The film explores early hacktivist groups like Cult of the Dead Cow and Electronic Disturbance Theater, and then moves to Anonymous' own raucous and unruly beginnings on the website 4Chan. Through interviews with current members - some recently returned from prison, others still awaiting trial - as well as writers, academics and major players in various "raids," WE ARE LEGION traces the collective's breathtaking evolution from merry pranksters to a full-blown, global movement, one armed with new weapons of civil disobedience for an online world. Written by Luminant Media

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Anonymous - L'esercito degli hacktivisti See more »

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Christianity, Marxism, now Anonymous
12 August 2017 | by Ersbel OraphSee all my reviews

Some two thousand years you could be left a pauper because of "god". Meaning a rich owner could switch social class just for refusing to become a Christian. Well, slaves would remain slaves to a Christian lord, but they will be free if the Lord would refuse conversion because somehow Jesus did not tolerate anyone above him. Same goes for the trials. As a Christian you could keep your old rights, no matter how abusive. But as anything else, the tribunals were not for you.

About a century ago Marxism has risen. Your whole factory could stop working because of syndicates. People who could not read or write, whose only merit was to get up when the siren sounded now were somehow entitled to a say in how the business was going. And they will kill and maim anyone who would want to take the working place. And these revolutionaries had nothing to do with the bills. Rent, storage, raw materials were all for the owner to bother, yet the profit was somehow their right.

Now there is Anonymous. Some moment your computer might stop responding. Or start attacking some site you don't even know it exists. You pay the computer, they are ready to make it work. The power and Internet bill are yours. The usage is somehow shared.

And all these happen because of activists. People whose only business is to decide for others. And they get angry too and throw tantrums if it does not get in their way.

What is worse, like the ISIS guys, these are rich kids who believe they work for a higher purpose. The Messiah has called them, each one, and they have to do this and that to the system. And of course, they are not rich. Usually all their assets are owned by their parents, so they can freely develop the delusion of being a hippie or a gypsy.

Nothing new. So they rape the words to make it look cool. Not activists. Hacktivists. And the laptop so expensive someone in India could by a house and a car? Cover it with cutesy stickers to show how anti consumerism you are.

Contact me with Questions, Comments or Suggestions ryitfork @ bitmail.ch


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