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I was amazed to find that no threads were on GLP today discussing this landmark case against internet freedom and freedom of the press. We are truly doomed. I only heard of this case a few weeks ago and assumed it would be a hot-potato issue here among the freedom-mongers on GLP. I was sadly disappointed that nobody even posted anything regarding this decision. God help us.

Barrett Brown sentenced to 63 months for 'merely linking to hacked material'
The journalist and former Anonymous member says of prison term and fine in statement: ‘They’re sending me to investigate the prison-industrial complex’


[link to www.theguardian.com]

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This story has more importance, relevance and repercussions to you, the viewer, than the death of King Abdullah or the overthrow of the Yemeni regime.

Barrett Brown statement: 'This is not the rule of law, it is the rule of law enforcement'
The activist-journalist submitted a statement to the judge who will sentence him on Thursday in which he apologizes for his actions but warns of a ‘dangerous precedent’ in legal action against hacktivists.

Full Statement of Mr. Brown to the court-

[link to www.theguardian.com]

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Brown has been called many things during his brief public career – satirist, journalist, author, Anonymous spokesman, atheist, "moral fag," "fame whore," scourge of the national surveillance state. His commitment to investigating the murky networks that make up America's post-9/11 intelligence establishment set in motion the chain of events that culminated in a guns-drawn raid of his Dallas apartment last September. "For a long time, the one thing I was happy not to see in here was a computer," says Brown. "It appears as though the Internet has gotten me into some trouble."

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And I'd play with a nuclear device...
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I'm flabbergasted by the SILENCE here on GLP about this case. The HB Gary and STRATFOR hacks were huge news here when it happened. The reason we are DOOMED is that no one will stand up for FREEDOM when the shit really hits the fan. I wish it weren't true, but I I think this proves it. All you brave laptop braggarts are a bunch of cowards when push comes to shove....I hope I'm wrong and that Aaron Swartz spirit still survives somewhere here in cyberspace.

EFF Statement on Barrett Brown Sentencing

U.S. District Judge Sam A. Lindsay sentenced Barrett Brown this morning to 63 months in federal prison, minus the 31 months he has already served to date. He was also ordered to pay $890,000 in restitution. EFF is disappointed to see that Brown wasn’t released today, after having spent nearly three years in prison on charges stemming from his work as an independent journalist.

Brown’s work has appeared in major outlets like Vanity Fair, the Huffington Post and the Guardian. He also founded Project PM, a project to crowdsource review of documents for investigative journalism. Brown's legal trouble began in 2011, when hackers obtained a voluminous set of emails from government contractor HBGary and placed them on the Internet. He turned to crowdsourcing to review records and emails taken from another government contractor, Stratfor, after hackers broke into their servers later in 2011. Those records included millions of emails discussing opportunities for rendition and assassination, and detailing attempts to subvert journalists, political groups and even foreign leaders. They also included tens of thousands of credit card numbers and their verification codes.

More here:

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This story is much bigger than fake beheadings and deflated balls!

Bump me up, friends.

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bump

I'm worried there are too many shills on here.

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This 'Hacktivist' shit and 'net neutrality' stuff isn't really my cup of tea, but I was astonished to find utter silence here on this sentencing decision. I'm of a non-partisan libertarian anarchist bent, so I'm alarmed by the loss of our freedoms. This case seems to me to be a MAJOR RED ALERT regarding the 1st Amendment....or what's left of it.

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bump

I'm worried there are too many shills on here.
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Hahaaha...I almost wish there WAS SHILLS!

The SILENCE IS DEAFENING!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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This story is much bigger than fake beheadings and deflated balls!

Bump me up, friends.

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You are flabbergasted. Shocked. Disappointed. All because we don't jump on your thread with the same zeal you reply to yourself with?

Give the anti•government folks time to find the thread and read up. I am sure they will be with you. I will wait for the other half of the story before commenting
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OP, I tried to pin this but it said too many active pins.
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I always leave good karma. Leave your name and I will return the favor!!!

You have until mid to late 2015. Prepare accordingly.
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OP, I tried to pin this but it said too many active pins.
 Quoting: TheEndIsNigh2013


Yep to many atm & for some reason it says the max is 10 but it's actually 9...
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OP, I tried to pin this but it said too many active pins.
 Quoting: TheEndIsNigh2013


OP, I tried to pin this but it said too many active pins.
 Quoting: TheEndIsNigh2013


Yep to many atm & for some reason it says the max is 10 but it's actually 9...
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Thanks, gents (or ladies), I was just perusing the magnificent offerings there, hehe. I thought this is what the MODS were for, LOL. There are only 3 or 4 Mod-pinned threads going....I don't know if it's just an unwritten agenda or they just don't like me, haha.

This is as important as anything I've seen pinned this week here....

Death by a thousand cuts! We are DOOMED in the USA! Prepare to bug out soon.

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bump
The syntactical nature of reality, the real secret of magic, is that the world is made of words. And if you know the words that the world is made of, you can make of it whatever you wish.

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PIN or no pin, soon your red karma will earn you prison time.

WAKE UP, SHEEPTARDS!

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I wonder who the dumb ass jurors were?
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Just by happenstance (and pure boredom) last night I relived the Great Honshu Earthquake thread as it happened on GLP. Wow, what a crazy day that was! Unfortunately, 95% of the YT vids posted have been erased, censored, deleted or the user accounts rescinded. DON'T make the mistake of thinking that the internet is some permanent record of anything REAL, only those things which are there to indict YOU later.

If this Barrett Brown decision stands, I really don't see any website like Godlike Productions being around for too much longer. Unless it submits to Chinese-style censorship restrictions, it will surely disappear into the 'memory-hole' forever.

I'm beginning to wonder if we're not there already?!?

MODS, are you awake yet?

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I wonder who the dumb ass jurors were?
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Unfortunately he was facing 105 years in prison (!!!), so he copped a plea.

But you're correct, a truly informed jury could have exculpated him under the 1st Amendment RIGHTS of a FREE PRESS.

This is an injustice of the highest order against the Bill Of Rights.

When they force you to cop a plea, you have no appeal or recourse to the Supreme Court. Sadly, it happens every day in our former Republic.

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bump

I'm worried there are too many shills on here.
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LOL shills.
truth is mods chased off all the intelligent posters in favour of racist bullshit.
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Thanks for the pin, whomever!

It's not about ME, it's about US!

Without the free internet, we would have no 9/11 Truth, no Sandy Hook Truth, no Obama-Nation Truth, and no exposes of the Bilderbergs, Freemasons, Illuminati, Skull & Bones, Jesuits, Talmudics, Islamics or whatever.

Court cases such as Mr. Brown's serve to stifle ALL FREE SPEECH in advance out of FEAR of TPTB. This is a much bigger free speech issue than the the Charlie Hedbo false-flag event. Any objective observer would know that France has a horrible record of protecting 'free speech'. Politically-incorrect speech is rewarded with prison sentences all across Europe. Ask Mr. Ernst Zundel...."thought criminal"-

German court sentences Ernst Zundel to 5 years in prison for Holocaust denial


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An interesting and thought-provoking chunk from Barrett Brown's lengthy statement to the court upon his sentencing....

I’m going to say a few more words about my regrets in a moment, but now I’m going to get to the unusual part of the allocution. I’m going to make some criticisms of the manner in which the government has pursued this case. Normally this sort of thing is left to one’s lawyers rather than the defendant, because to do otherwise runs the risk of making the defendant seem combative rather than contrite. But I think Your Honor can walk and chew bubble gum at the same time. I think Your Honor understands that one can regret the unjust things one has done, while also being concerned about the unjust things that have been done to him. And based on certain statements that Your Honor has made, as well as one particular ruling, I have cause to believe that Your Honor will understand and perhaps even sympathize with the unusual responsibility I have which makes it necessary that I point out some things very briefly.

I do so with respect to Your Honor. I also do it for selfish reasons, because I want to make absolutely certain that Your Honor is made aware that the picture the government has presented to you is a false one. But it is also my duty to make this clear as this case does not just affect me. Even aside from the several First Amendment issues that have already been widely discussed as a result of this case, there is also the matter of the dozens of people around the world who have contributed to my distributed think tank, Project PM, by writing for our public website, echelon2.org. Incredibly, the government has declared these contributors – some of them journalists – to be criminals, and participants in a criminal conspiracy. As such, the government sought from this court a subpoena by which to obtain the identities of all of our contributors. Your Honor denied that motion and I am very grateful to Your Honor for having done so. Unfortunately the government thereafter went around Your Honor and sought to obtain these records by other means. So now the dozens of people who have given their time and expertise to what has been hailed by journalists and advocacy groups as a crucial journalistic enterprise are now at risk of being indicted under the same sort of spurious charges that I was facing not long ago, when the government exposed me to decades of prison time for copying and pasting a link to a publicly available file that other journalists were also linking to without being prosecuted. The fact that the government has still asked you to punish me for that link is proof, if any more were needed, that those of us who advocate against secrecy are to be pursued without regard for the rule of law, or even common decency.

Full Statement of Mr. Brown here:

[link to www.theguardian.com]
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This story is much bigger than fake beheadings and deflated balls!

Bump me up, friends.

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people just don't get it yet, just wait until they start rounding people up.
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I wonder who the dumb ass jurors were?
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Wait, a jury convicted him? Wtf, people are retarded
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This story is much bigger than fake beheadings and deflated balls!

Bump me up, friends.

bumpbumpbump
 Quoting: Sol Reflector


people just don't get it yet, just wait until they start rounding people up.
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I think they ARE rounding people up....very covertly now.
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there is no freedom.
freedom ended when the last
indigenous stone age people
on this continent were exterminated.
get real. face the music.
we've been enslaved from the get-go.
end story.
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This story has more importance, relevance and repercussions to you, the viewer, than the death of King Abdullah or the overthrow of the Yemeni regime.

Barrett Brown statement: 'This is not the rule of law, it is the rule of law enforcement'
The activist-journalist submitted a statement to the judge who will sentence him on Thursday in which he apologizes for his actions but warns of a ‘dangerous precedent’ in legal action against hacktivists.

Full Statement of Mr. Brown to the court-

[link to www.theguardian.com]

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lol...good statement !

...There was a segment about the case on my local news...all they said was that "At the sentencing he went on a long tirade against the government."...then they smiled and shook their heads....and now the weather..
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This story has more importance, relevance and repercussions to you, the viewer, than the death of King Abdullah or the overthrow of the Yemeni regime.

Barrett Brown statement: 'This is not the rule of law, it is the rule of law enforcement'
The activist-journalist submitted a statement to the judge who will sentence him on Thursday in which he apologizes for his actions but warns of a ‘dangerous precedent’ in legal action against hacktivists.

Full Statement of Mr. Brown to the court-

[link to www.theguardian.com]

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 Quoting: Sol Reflector


lol...good statement !

...There was a segment about the case on my local news...all they said was that "At the sentencing he went on a long tirade against the government."...then they smiled and shook their heads....and now the weather..
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Great thread OP.

Fact is people were much more informed 150 years ago. We on GLP think we are the shit and we are nothing compared to our great great granddads.

I am looking for people to run away to the depths of the boreal forest.





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