The power of Anonymous rests in the media attention it gets. A small group of people began to act as the sole media front-end for Anonymous and held all the power in this position. Anonymous lost confidence in its own representatives and has since continued with business as usual. The failed DDoS attack on the Chamber of Commerce lacked participation and the element of surprise, leading some to declare Anonymous ‘dead’.
Anonymous is the dead horse that comes back to life as soon as someone comes around and kicks it. The 8,000 people who joined in DDoS attacks to support WikiLeaks are still there and still mad as hell. The support for DDoS, however, has dwindled. Forty of the DDoSers from the cablegate affair were arrested, and the definition of “civil disobedience” has come into question after Sonygate.
As applied to Mastercard, which imposed unfair financial punishment to WikiLeaks, DDoS was wholly regarded as symbolic civil disobedience. When Sony was attacked, millions of gamers were disconnected because of DDoS. This was not viewed as civil disobedience.
When media becomes little more than a propaganda filter full of opinionated liars, there needs to be a balance. Rather than voting up attack plans for the Chamber of Commerce on Reddit, vote up material that will inform people of the issue, and give them a list of ways to contact the people behind Protect IP. I have sent repetitive e-mails to their offices, flooding them with disapproval. When DDoS is spoiled and inappropriate, there are better ways to have your voice heard. No one supports PROTECT IP. Why do Senators masquerade as representatives of anything but corporate power? Let them know who’s really in charge. Below are a list of the sponsors of PROTECT IP and links to email them, telephone them, and yes, even fax them.
The PROTECT IP Act is the work of Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vermont) and is cosponsored by Senators Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Sheldon Whitehouse (D-.R.I.), Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.), Herb Kohl (D-Wis.), Christopher Coons (D-Del.), and Richard Blumenthal (D-Conn.)
Senators with Twitter Accounts: @ChrisCoons, @GrahamBlog, @ChuckGrassley, @SenatorLeahy, @SenBlumenthal
Shit-eating contact form for Leahy
Washington Office 437 Russell Senate BldgUnited States SenateWashington, DC 20510(202) 224-4242
Burlington Office 199 Main Street, 4th Floor Burlington, VT 05401(802) 863-25251-800-642-3193
Montpelier Office P.O. Box 93387 State Street, Room 338 Montpelier, VT 05602(802) 229-0569
Chuck Schumer’s multiple offices:
Shitty Contact form for Chuck Schumer
Washington D.C. 322 Hart Senate Office Building Washington D.C. 20510 Phone: 202-224-6542 Fax: 202-228-3027 TTD: 202-224-0420
New York City 757 Third Avenue Suite 17-02 New York, NY 10017 Phone: 212-486-4430 Fax: 212-486-7693 TDD: 212-486-7803
Albany Leo O’Brien Building Room 420 Albany, NY 12207 Phone: 518-431-4070 Fax: 518-431-4076
Binghamton 15 Henry Street Room M103 Binghamton, NY 13901 Phone: 607-772-6792Fax: 607-772-8124
Buffalo 130 South Elmwood Avenue #660 Buffalo, NY 14202 Phone: 716-846-4111 Fax: 716-846-4113
Hudson Valley One Park Place, Suite 100Peekskill, NY 10566 Phone: 914-734-1532 Fax: 914-734-1673
Long Island 145 Pine Lawn Road #300 Melville, NY 11747 Phone: 631-753-0978 Fax: 631-753-0997
Rochester 100 State Street, Room 3040 Rochester, NY 14614 Phone: 585-263-5866 Fax: 585-263-3173
Syracuse 100 South Clinton Street Room 841 Syracuse, NY 13261-7318Phone: 315-423-5471 Fax: 315-423-5185
Enough offices senatorfag?
Senator Dianne Feinstein
United States Senate
331 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510
Phone: (202) 224-3841
Fax: (202) 228-3954
TTY/TDD: (202) 224-2501
One Post Street, Suite 2450
San Francisco, CA 94104
Phone: (415) 393-0707
Fax: (415) 393-0710
The following counties are served by the San Francisco office: Alameda, Butte, Colusa, Contra Costa, Del Norte, El Dorado, Glenn, Humboldt, Lake, Lassen, Marin, Mendocino, Modoc, Monterey, Napa, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, San Benito, San Francisco, San Mateo, Santa Clara, Santa Cruz, Shasta, Sierra, Siskiyou, Solano, Sonoma, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Yolo, Yuba.
11111 Santa Monica Blvd., Suite 915
Los Angeles, CA 90025
Phone: (310) 914-7300
Fax: (310) 914-7318
The following counties are served by the Los Angeles office: Los Angeles, Santa Barbara, Ventura.
750 B Street, Suite 1030
San Diego, CA 92101
Phone: (619) 231-9712
Fax: (619) 231-1108
The following counties are served by the San Diego office: Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, Imperial, San Diego.
2500 Tulare Street, Suite 4290
Fresno, CA 93721
Phone: (559) 485-7430
Fax: (559) 485-9689
The following counties are served by the Fresno office: Alpine, Amador, Calaveras, Fresno, Imperial, Inyo, Kern, Kings, Madera, Mariposa, Merced, Mono, San Joaquin, San Luis Obispo, Stanislaus, Tulare, Tuolumne.
170 Westminster Street
Providence, RI 02903
Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, D.C. 20510
Contact Lindsey Graham via PoopsexWashington Office290 Russell Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Upstate Regional Office
130 South Main Street, 7th Floor
Midlands Regional Office
508 Hampton Street, Suite 202
Pee Dee Regional Office
McMillan Federal Building
401 West Evans Street, Suite 111
Lowcountry Regional Office
530 Johnnie Dodds Boulevard, Suite 202
Piedmont Regional Office
235 East Main Street, Suite 100
Golden Corner Regional Office
124 Exchange Street, Suite A
330 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
Fax: (202) 224-9787
Eau Claire Office
402 Graham Ave., Suite 206
Eau Claire WI 54701
Fax: (715) 832-8492
4321 W. College Ave., Suite 370
Appleton, WI 54914
Fax: (920) 738-1643
310 W. Wisconsin Ave., Suite 950
Milwaukee, WI 53203
Fax: (414) 297-4455
1-800-247-5645 Wisconsin Residents
14 W. Mifflin St., Suite 207
Madison, WI 53703
Fax: (608) 264-5473
La Crosse Office
205 5th Avenue South, Room 216
La Crosse, WI 54601
Fax: (608) 796-0089
Washington D.C. Office
127A Russell Senate Office Building<
Washington, D.C., 20510
Phone: (202) 224-5042
Fax: (202) 228-3075
1105 N. Market St.
Wilmington, DE, 19801-1233
Phone: (302) 573-6345
Fax: (302) 573-6351
24 NW Front St.
Windsor Building Suite 101
Milford, DE, 19963
Phone: (302) 424-8090
Fax: (302) 424-8098
30 Lewis St.
Hartford, CT 06103
tel: (860) 258-6940
fax: (860) 258-6958
702 Hart Senate Office Bldg.
Washington DC, 20510
tel: (202) 224-2823
fax: (202) 224-9673
14 replies on “Anonymous is not dead yet”
Your a fucking moron.
Quit spamming anonnews with your bullshit.
Clearly, I’m walking the line between trolling, serious opinion, and encouraging illegal behavior. But no, I don’t care if you would rather DDoS, blackfax your senator, or write meaningful letters full of anger. I’m just writing for you, the one person who knows what Anonymous is all about. Anonymous = GTFO
Thank you so very much for donating your daily supply of GTFO
Don’t try to suggest honest political action to these mouth-breathers. They would rather stay up all night drinking Code Red Mountain Dew, circlejerking an IRC room around their ever-dwindling LOIC capabilities.
The Protect IP Act = the worst bill ever written for the internet. Think of your precious downloads, anonymous. But sure, go ahead, prepare an attack on us instead, and fail at DDoSing .gov sites while you’re at it. That should convince them that an Internet clampdown is a bad idea!
Yes, let’s abuse the internet in hopes that said abuse will convince them not to clamp down on us.
A (relatively) likely scenario provided things keep going the way they are is that the free first world countries will end up either with internet as regulated as TV, or dead and gone because WW3 started and they were caught with their pants down and their data-banks full of question marks above empty suits.
I’VE SAID IT BEFORE AN I’LL SAY IT AGAIN: FUCK ANONYMUS
I entered my REAL name and my REAL e-mail.
Come and fucking get me, I’d love to test the strength of a DDoS attack
against a 7.26mm LOL
wasn’t it a .45 last time?
In my country, the most conservative newspapers are supportive of Anonymous. Ive wondered why for some time, until I realized how conservative most danish anons really are.
Which makes me wonder why these people feel a need to hide and from what?
Its not illegal to be a Tory, so Im thinking the reason why so many anons feel the need to hide, is just to diguise their own inability to make a difference.
The attempt to merge political activism, street-art and anonymous self-hating fags seem to have failed.
The truth is, that Europe is once again becoming fascistic and the youth of our nations seem to be completely into that.
We are getting ready to fight, a civil war with out masks!
They hide there faces mainly for security, as allot of what they do is illegal.
well done sir!
One of my closest friends fell for these fucking bastards and their damn idealistic slogans and got chucked in a fucking state prison.
i’m refering to the fucking anons there