Jeremy Hammond's hacktivism is overlooked by the media, but his actions have some calling him "the original Snowden"; Canada is threatening to come down hard on activists calling for a boycott of Israeli products; and it seems bees are far more complex creatures than most of us may think. These discoveries and more after the jump.
When a magistrate sentenced the literary genius to two years of hard labor for the crime of being gay, he said it was the maximum punishment allowed by law. That turned out to be truer than the judge might have imagined. It killed him.
Former-“Anonymous”-hactivist-turned-FBI-informant Hector Xavier Monsegur, aka "Sabu," has turned to the news media to defend himself against accusations of “snitching” on his colleagues.
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The misguided attempts to justify Edward Snowden's leaks by casting aspersions on those of Manning, Assange, WikiLeaks and Hammond play into the hands of the security and surveillance state.The misguided attempts to justify Edward Snowden's leaks by denouncing those of Manning, Assange, WikiLeaks and Hammond play into the hands of the state.
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"Hactivist" Jeremy Hammond speaks out for his principles as a harsh sentence is imposed on him. His case exposes the deep fear the state now has of its own citizenry."Hactivist" Jeremy Hammond speaks out for his principles as he receives a harsh sentence. His case exposes the fear the state now has of its own citizenry.
In a statement made Friday just before he was sentenced to 10 years in jail for hacktivism, Jeremy Hammond confirmed his role as a living martyr for the human cause.Just before he was sentenced to 10 years in jail for hacktivism, Jeremy Hammond confirmed his role as a living martyr for the human cause.