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Barrett Brown in Future Radicals

Friday 1 March 2013

The Anonymous Solidarity Network - Free Barrett Brown

  • Support the defense of an American activist, journalist, and founder of distributed think tank Project PM.

Barrett Brown is an American activist, author, and freelance writer/journalist. His work has appeared in the Guardian, Vanity Fair, Huffington Post, Businessweek, Skeptic, Skeptical Inquirer, Al Jazeera English, New York Press, American Atheist, McSweeney’s, True/Slant and other outlets. He has appeared as a guest on MSNBC, Fox News and Russia Today. He is the founder of Project PM, a distributed think-tank which researches and reports on things related to "the intelligence contracting industry, the PR industry’s interface with totalitarian regimes, the mushrooming infosec/cybersecurity industry, and other issues constituting threats to human rights, civic transparency, individual privacy, and the health of democratic institutions."

More recently, he has been misrepresented in the media as a spokesperson for the hacktivist collective known as Anonymous, a group he took a special interest in with whom he acted more as an embedded journalist. He’s a co-author on Flock of Dodos: Behind Modern Creationism, Intelligent Design and the Easter Bunny, and had been working on additional books, with topics such as the failures of American media punditry and the early history of Anonymous, while maintaining a blog. Previously, Barrett had served as Communications Director for GAMPAC which became Enlighten the Vote. His last major project prior to being imprisoned was Operation Pursuant.

Having previously been raided by the FBI on March 6, 2012 and not charged with any crime in relation to that incident, on September 12, 2012 Barrett Brown was again raided and this time arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation while he was online participating in a Tinychat session. He was subsequently denied bail and detained without charge and adequate medical treatment for over two weeks while in the custody of US Marshals... Read more »

Barrett Brown Legal Defense Fund

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Barrett Brown's criticisms of Julian Assange are valid

Barrett Brown’s criticisms of Julian Assange are valid

A message from the Jeremy Hammond Defense Committee. Dear Courage Foundation: As an org that seeks to defend and protect whistleblowers and champion the rights of free (...)


Barrett Brown's statement about Julian Assange

Barrett Brown’s statement about Julian Assange

Regarding my banishment from the Courage Foundation at the behest of Julian Assange. This is the full statement I provided to The Daily Beast on the matter of the board of (...)


Naomi Colvin: I have been obliged to resign from Courage

Naomi Colvin: I have been obliged to resign from Courage

Naomi Colvin: “rather unfortunately, I have been obliged to resign from Courage.” On Thursday afternoon three of Courage’s trustees wrote to me demanding that I inform Barrett (...)


Freeanons is reorganizing

Freeanons is reorganizing

We are happy to announce that we have begun restoring freeanons.org. With the generous support and encouragement of many community members, Freeanons is reorganizing. We are (...)


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