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Anonymous Operation Last Resort

September 29, 2019 No Comments

DEATH OF AARON SWARTZ—- Citizens of the world, Anonymous has observed for some time now the trajectory of justice in the United
States, with growing concern. We have marked the departure of this system from the noble ideals in which it was born
and enshrined. We have seen the erosion of due process, the
dilution of constitutional rights, the usurpation of the rightful authority of
courts by the discretion of prosecutors. We have seen how the law is wielded
less and less to uphold justice, and more and more to exercise control,
authority, and power in the interests of
oppression or personal gain. We have been watching, and waiting. Two weeks ago today, a line was crossed. Two weeks ago today, Aaron Swartz was killed. Killed because he faced an impossible choice. Killed because he was forced into
playing a game he could not win — a twisted distorted perversion of justice — a game where the only winning
move was not to play. Anonymous immediately convened
an emergency council to discuss
our response to this tragedy. After much heavy-hearted discussion, the decision was upheld to engage the United
States Department of Justice and its
associated executive branches in a game of a similar nature, a game in
which the only winning move is not to play. Last year the Federal Bureau of
Investigation revelled in porcine glee at its successful infiltration of certain
elements of Anonymous. This infiltration was achieved through the
use of the same tactics which led to Aaron
Swartz’ death. It would not have been possible were it not
for the power of federal prosecutors to thoroughly destroy the lives of any
hacktivists they apprehend through the very real threat of highly
disproportionate sentencing. As a result of the FBI’s infiltration and entrapment tactics, several more of our brethren now face
similar disproportionate persecution, the balance of their lives hanging on
the severely skewed scales of
a broken justice system. We have felt within our hearts a burning
rage in reaction to these events, but we have not allowed ourselves to be
drawn into a foolish and premature response. We have bidden our time,
operating in the shadows, adapting our tactics and
honing our abilities. We have allowed the FBI and
its masters in government — both the puppet and the shadow
government that controls it — to believe they had struck a crippling
blow to our infrastructure, that they had demoralized us,
paralyzed us with paranoia and fear. We have held our tongue and waited. With Aaron’s death we can wait no longer. The time has come to show the United States
Department of Justice and its affiliates the
true meaning of infiltration. The time has come to give this system a
taste of its own medicine. The time has come for them to feel
the helplessness and fear that comes with being forced into a game
where the odds are stacked against them. This website was chosen due to the
symbolic nature of its purpose – – the federal sentencing guidelines which
enable prosecutors to cheat citizens of their constitutionally-guaranteed right
to a fair trial, by a jury of their peers — the federal sentencing guidelines which are
in clear violation of the 8th amendment protection against cruel and
unusual punishments. This website was also chosen due
to the nature of its visitors. It is far from the only government
asset we control, and we have exercised such control
for quite some time… There has been a lot of fuss recently
in the technological media regarding such operations as Red October,
the widespread use of vulnerable browsers and the availability of zero-day exploits
for these browsers and their plugins. None of this comes of course
as any surprise to us, but it is perhaps good that those within
the information security industry are making the extent of these threats more
widely understood. Still there is nothing quite as educational
as a well-conducted demonstration… Through this website and various others
that will remain unnamed, we have been conducting our own infiltration. We did not restrict ourselves like the FBI
to one high-profile compromise. We are far more ambitious,
and far more capable. Over the last two weeks we have
wound down this operation, removed all traces of leakware from
the compromised systems, and taken down the injection apparatus used
to detect and exploit vulnerable machines. We have enough fissile material
for multiple warheads. Today we are launching the first of these.
Operation Last Resort has begun… Operation
Last Resort Warhead-US-DOJ-LEA-2013.aes256
is primed and armed. It has been quietly distributed to numerous
mirrors over the last few days and is available for download
from this website now. We encourage all Anonymous to syndicate
this file as widely as possible. The contents are various and we won’t
ruin the speculation by revealing them. Suffice it to say, everyone has secrets, and
some things are not meant to be public. At a regular interval commencing today,
we will choose one media outlet and supply them with heavily redacted
partial contents of the file. Any media outlets wishing to be eligible for
this program must include within their
reporting a means of secure communications. We have not taken this action lightly, nor without consideration of the
possible consequences. Should we be forced to reveal the trigger-
key to this warhead, we understand that
there will be collateral damage. We appreciate that many who work within the
justice system believe in those principles
that have been lost, corrupted, or abandoned, that they do not bear the full responsiblity
for the damages caused by their occupation. It is our hope that this warhead
need never be detonated. However, in order for there to be a
peaceful resolution to this crisis,
certain things need to happen. There must be reform of outdated and
poorly envisioned legislation, written to be so broadly applied as to
make a felony crime out of violation
of terms of service, creating in effect vast swathes of crimes,
and allowing for selective punishment. There must be reform of mandatory
minimum sentencing. There must be a return to proportionality
of punishment with respect to actual harm caused, and consideration of
motive and mens rea. The inalienable right to a presumption of
innocence and the recourse to trial and possiblity of exhoneration must be
returned to its sacred status, and not gambled away by pre-trial bargaining
in the face of overwhelming sentences,
unaffordable justice and disfavourable odds. Laws must be upheld unselectively, and not
used as a weapon of government to make examples of those it deems
threatening to its power. For good reason the statue of Lady
Justice is blindfolded. No more should her innocence be besmirked,
her scales tipped, nor her swordhand guided. Furthermore there must be a solemn
commitment to freedom of the internet, this last great common space of humanity,
and to the common ownership of information
to further the common good. We do not expect to be negotiated with;
We do not desire to be negotiated with. We understand that due to the actions we
take we exclude ourselves from the system
within which solutions are found. There are others who serve that purpose, people far more respectable than us, people whose voices emerge from the light,
and not the shadows. These voices are already making clear the
reforms that have been necessary for some
time, and are outright required now. It is these people that the justice system,
the government, and law enforcement
must engage with. Their voices are already ringing strong with
a chorus of determined resolution. We demand only that this chorus is not ignored. We demand the government does not make
the mistake of hoping that time
will dampen its ringing, that they can ride out this
wave of determination, that business as usual can continue
on after a sufficient period of
lip-service and back-patting. Not this time. This time there will be change, or there will be chaos… -Anonymous —-STOP PRESS—

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