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Re: <nettime> Anonymous movement in decline?
Alexandre Carvalho on Mon, 6 Jan 2014 16:19:38 +0100 (CET)

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Re: <nettime> Anonymous movement in decline?

Interesting points.

Snowden's Panopticum changed the insurrectionary landscape as well.
During Occupy, we would have measures of "security culture" and were
given advice by older activists on how to avoid entrapment, but now
removing cell phone batteries and watching out for infiltrators among
the group is a bit obsolete..  the paranoia of always suspecting others
to be cops, the meetings announced on "secure" digital means all seem a
bit naive. is clandestinity possible, inside the cybersphere? are we all
to live off-grid, in secure safehouses? networked communal villages?
these are some of the thoughts revolutionary movements and activists
have nowadays.

Snowdens' Panopticum changed everything (Bradley Manning has to be
honored here too).

Maybe Radical Transparency is our best weapon; not "smashing" the
nation-state, but being better than it, making everything about Empire
and Capitalism obsolete!


Sent from my subjectivity

> On Jan 5, 2014, at 10:26 PM, Florian Cramer <flrncrmr {AT} gmail.com> wrote:
> In a short but interesting article, he German newspaper Frankfurter
> Allgemeine Zeitung observes a decline of the Anonymous movement just in a
> time where more and more of Snowden's material is being disclosed (
> http://www.faz.net/aktuell/feuilleton/medien/anonymous-im-niedergang-die-maskerade-ist-vorbei-12733658.html)
> . Writer Sebastian D?rfler notes that "time is overdue for a sign of life
> from the group that views itself as the protector of the free Internet and
> epitomized digital activism: 'Anonymous'. Where are the hacker attacks and
> digital protest campaigns of the white masks with the big grin? While the
> Guy Fawkes mask from the film 'V for Vendetta' has become a symbol of
> global protest, not much is to be heard from 'Anonymous' in their digital
> home territory" [my translation, FC].

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