Anonymous To Target Koch Brothers

Posted: February 28, 2011 in Uncategorized

All,

The hacker group Anonymous came to the public’s awareness when it brought MasterCard’s computer networks to their knees in retaliation for their bowing to government pressure and cutting off WikiLeaks accounts.

Now the group is taking on one of the most seriously important challenges it can – and will let two of the most abusive, self-important oligarchs in the United States know that the people can fight back.

By starting a boycott campaign against Georgia-Pacific consumer products (GP is owned by Koch Industries), they’re giving us something everyone participate in, but, technical wizards that they are, they are also going right to the heart of darkness itself by targeting the corporation’s computer systems.

I wish them well.

The Koch Brothers are to the United States what the Russian oligarchs are to Russia.  And every bit as destructive and threatening to democracy.  This article, from the Anonymous web site, explains why.

Scott

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http://www.anonnews.org/?p=press&a=item&i=585

Dear Citizens of the United States of America,

It has come to our attention that the brothers, David and Charles Koch–the billionaire owners of Koch Industries–have long attempted to usurp American Democracy. Their actions to undermine the legitimate political process in Wisconsin are the final straw. Starting today we fight back.

Koch Industries, and oligarchs like them, have most recently started to manipulate the political agenda in Wisconsin. Governor Walker’s union-busting budget plan contains a clause that went nearly un-noticed. This clause would allow the sale of publicly owned utility plants in Wisconsin to private parties (specifically, Koch Industries) at any price, no matter how low, without a public bidding process. The Koch’s have helped to fuel the unrest in Wisconsin and the drive behind the bill to eliminate the collective bargaining power of unions in a bid to gain a monopoly over the state’s power supplies.

The Koch brothers have made a science of fabricating ‘grassroots’ organizations and advertising campaigns to support them in an attempt to sway voters based on their falsehoods. Americans for Prosperity, Club for Growth and Citizens United are just a few of these organizations. In a world where corporate money has become the lifeblood of political influence, the labor unions are one of the few ways citizens have to fight against corporate greed. Anonymous cannot ignore the plight of the citizen-workers of Wisconsin, or the opportunity to fight for the people in America’s broken political system. For these reasons, we feel that the Koch brothers threaten the United States democratic system and, by extension, all freedom-loving individuals everywhere. As such, we have no choice but to spread the word of the Koch brothers’ political manipulation, their single-minded intent and the insidious truth of their actions in Wisconsin, for all to witness…

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