Wednesday 17 October 2012
On March 5th of 2012 an activist, inspired only by his own convictions, was raided and arrested by the FBI for involvement in Hacktivism. Jeremy Hammond, a son, a brother and a friend, has been held without trial and without bail for over 200 days due to his involvement in Operation AntiSec. An Anonymous effort lead by members of LulzSec, Operation AntiSec targeted those most closely associated with a corrupt state; State operators and security officials. Unknown, unfortunately, to those contributing to Operation AntiSec and dishearteningly known to those of us now contributing to their support effort, a prominent member of LulzSec was acting in accordance with law enforcement.
Sabu, may the lulz have mercy on him, acted not only as the leader of LulzSec but as an FBI informant. It has been widely publicized that the efforts of these hacktivists, once contributing to Anonymous and now being prosecuted, were entirely orchestrated by the FBI. We, however, will not soon forget their contributions.
Their contributions; The contributions of Jeremy Hammond and of those being prosecuted for their efforts in the Anonymous collective. Their contributions; Contributions Wikileaks continues to publish regularly without mention of the consequences which burden those spared the comforts of asylum or that of immunity. It is their contributions which we will not soon forget and their contributions which now inspire many to contribute. It is not the effort of those now contributing but the cry of our fallen brothers and sisters which inspire us to act.
Today, more than seven months after Jeremy’s arrest, the Jeremy Hammond Support Network, in solidarity with FreeAnons, is overjoyed to announce the release of a Benefit CD. This project is but one of the many fruits of our efforts to aid our fallen comrades and to attest to the Anonymous credo; We do not forget. We may waver under the weight of our endeavors but we will not stumble. Time may soothe the pain we feel for our fallen brothers and sisters but we will not forgive those unjustly prosecuting them. We may grow weary from the overwhelming battle before us but as long as Anons are prosecuted, expect us.
May this CD forever commemorate our commitment to those fallen. We stand in absolute solidarity with those for whom now fight for their own freedoms from within the very corrupt system they are being prosecuted for raging against. The corporate principalities and their State sponsors can no longer hear the cries of our fallen brothers and sisters but we hear them and we will raise our voices, we will beat our drums, we will dance, we will celebrate their cause and we will carry their message! In perfect harmony we will sing, “Bella ciao! Bella ciao!” In the words of Jeremy Hammond we will cry, “Power to the people!”
Many have contributed to this project and many artists have donated their art. Too many to name but to many we owe our gratitude. This CD is a two disc set including twenty eight tracks from various artist and various genres. We’ve made the CD available for purchase online but hard copies also will be available shortly which will include additional art and a letter from Jeremy. We invite you to browse the catalog and encourage you to show your support by purchasing the entire CD or just a single track.
You’ll find music produced by family, friends and supporters of Jeremy Hammond and we’re confident that you’ll find something to your liking. Per Jeremy’s request, part of the proceeds will be donated to the Anonymous Solidarity Network.
Anonymous Benefit CD Hear Us Now / 100% of the purchase price will be donated to FreeAnons