Stand for freedom. Stand with Anonymous to tyrants, the downtrodden are nameless

by Why We Protest August 04, 2012

Since its inception, the internet has provided new ways for people all over the world to exercise the rights of free speech, freedom of the press and freedom of assembly. These rights are not simply the benefits of a free society--they are the very means of preserving that society's freedom. The recent increase in government interference with these freedoms coincides with the failure of the corporate media to fulfill their vital role in checking the abuse of authority. Censorship and journalistic abdication have left citizens unaware and unable to hold their governments accountable.

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Year produced 2011
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Anonymous says:
January 18, 2011

Do you think the adoption of Guy Fawkes masks is the correct symbolism here, given that the movement is for transparency? I understand the power differentials involved between individual "ordinary" people, and governments/corporations, and I suppose various online actions would not be possible were they not conducted anonymously, but it does seem to be a contradiction that may be hard for many people to embrace. Perhaps the defiant anonymity of the masks, as opposed to something humbler and less part of this equally off-putting "internet champions" rhetoric, is one of the issues here. Choosing to embrace the image of an intentionally ethically-problematic anti-hero character is another. Flashy, but superficial is how it comes off.

jack london
jack london says:
January 20, 2011

very nice work

Anonymous says:
February 02, 2011

thats nice