John Jack Anderson has decades of experience as a photojournalist. As part of the Austin Chronicle team, he conducted a long study of Occupy Austin from its first beginnings till the point when it’s activity waned two years later. He continues to be a fixture at local protests, and during the height of Occupy was our embedded reporter — someone activists trusted enough to tip off about direct actions and civil disobedience before they happened, even in those paranoid days of police infiltration and provocation.
|By: Kit OConnell Friday March 7, 2014 9:15 am|
|By: Steve Horn Wednesday December 4, 2013 3:03 pm|
Serbia’s Srdja Popovic is known by many as a leading architect of regime changes in Eastern Europe and elsewhere since the late-1990s, and as one of the co-founders of Otpor!, the U.S.-funded Serbian activist group which overthrew Slobodan Milošević in 2000.
Lesser known, an exclusive Occupy.com investigation reveals that Popovic and the Otpor! offshoot CANVAS (Centre for Applied Nonviolent Action and Strategies) have also maintained close ties with a Goldman Sachs executive and the private intelligence firm Stratfor (Strategic Forecasting, Inc.), as well as the U.S. government. Popovic’s wife also worked at Stratfor for a year.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Thursday November 14, 2013 8:00 am|
An activist, who pled guilty to violating the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA) while hacking into the private intelligence firm, Stratfor, in May, will be sentenced in a federal court in New York tomorrow.
Jeremy Hammond worked with Anonymous to hack into Stratfor and release information from the firm. The material was eventually by published by WikiLeaks.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Friday November 8, 2013 4:00 pm|
Karen Lancaster McCutchin “apologized Fridya in Dallas federal court for hiding the laptops from agents during a March raid at their home. Her son faces three separate federal indictments and has gotten widespread attention among groups who believe he’s being unfairly prosecuted.”
|By: Steve Horn Tuesday July 30, 2013 5:40 am|
Part 2 takes a closer look at how Pagan International’s successor, Mongoven, Biscoe & Duchin (MBD), revised and refined these strategies — and how what began as a corporate public-relations firm evolved into the private intelligence agency Stratfor, which wages information warfare against today’s activists and organizers.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Tuesday May 28, 2013 12:05 pm|
The activist accused by the United States government of hacking into the private intelligence firm, Stratfor, and releasing the firm’s emails to WikiLeaks pled guilty to violating the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA). He now faces up to ten years in prison and is scheduled to be sentenced on September 6 of this year.
|By: DSWright Tuesday March 26, 2013 1:05 pm|
Barrett Brown’s epic rant that lead to his incarceration was brought on by the FBI targeting his family, specifically his mother. Now it seems government has vindictively delivered on its barbarous threat to attack families.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Thursday March 14, 2013 5:50 pm|
The Justice Department indicted Matthew Keys, the deputy social media editor for Reuters.com, for conspiring with members of Anonymous and giving them login information so they could “hack into and alter” the Los Angeles Times‘ website.
The indictment should raise suspicion, however, because Hector Xavier Monsegur or ”Sabu,” who the FBI flipped and used to catch and, to some extent, entrap LulzSec hackers, is likely involved in the indictment.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Thursday February 21, 2013 3:00 pm|
The federal judge presiding over the case of Jeremy Hammond, who faces charges for allegedly hacking into the private intelligence firm Stratfor, has denied a defense motion to recuse herself. Hammond’s defense argued that it appeared there was a conflict of interest since her husband had his email and major corporate clients of the law firm where he is employed disclosed in the Stratfor hack.
|By: CTuttle Sunday February 3, 2013 8:15 am|
An interesting wrinkle on Israel’s recent illegal incursion(s)