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Anonymous takes down Koch bros’ “Americans for Prosperity” web site

There is justice and sometimes it comes from the most unlikely sources.  It is not always governments that intimidate the common man, but also those who work to pervert government, and to substitute lies for the truth because their money says they can.  We  thank Anonymous for all they do in the pursuit of freedom from the fat cats!

Here is the  story from Politicususa:

The cyber protest group Anonymous has joined the protesters of Wisconsin and Americans all across this country in the battle against what they described as the “Koch brothers attempt usurp democracy.” The opening salvo in Anon’s OpWisconsin occurred today when the Koch brothers funded Americans for Prosperity was knocked offline in an attempt to take a small slice of the Internet back from the liberty stealing propagandists.

In a press release Anonymous put the Koch brothers on notice, “It has come to our attention that the brothers, David and Charles Koch–the billionaire owners of Koch Industries–have long attempted to usurp American Democracy. Their actions to undermine the legitimate political process in Wisconsin are the final straw. Starting today we fight back.”

They continued, “Koch Industries, and oligarchs like them, have most recently started to manipulate the political agenda in Wisconsin. Governor Walker’s union-busting budget plan contains a clause that went nearly un-noticed. This clause would allow the sale of publicly owned utility plants in Wisconsin to private parties (specifically, Koch Industries) at any price, no matter how low, without a public bidding process. The Koch’s have helped to fuel the unrest in Wisconsin and the drive behind the bill to eliminate the collective bargaining power of unions in a bid to gain a monopoly over the state’s power supplies.”

Anonymous made their support for the Wisconsin patriots clear, and called for a boycott of Koch Industries products, “Anonymous hears the voice of the downtrodden American people, whose rights and liberties are being systematically removed one by one, even when their own government refuses to listen or worse – is complicit in these attacks. We are actively seeking vulnerabilities, but in the mean time we are calling for all supporters of true Democracy, and Freedom of The People, to boycott all Koch Industries’ paper products. We welcome unions across the globe to join us in this boycott to show that you will not allow big business to dictate your freedom.”

The members of Anonymous are highly intelligent and some of the most technically sophisticated people on the planet, so when they put out a press release telling anyone that they are coming after them, you’d best batten down the hatches and get your house in order, because a whole lot of cyber pain is heading in your direction.

It appears to have taken Anonymous a matter of minutes to find the vulnerability in the website for the Koch brothers’ AstroTurf front group Americans For Prosperity, because the site was knocked down with a DDOS attack. I would think that whoever the webmaster is for Americans For Prosperity would have at least tried to make it a challenge for Anonymous to knock them down, but the power of the grassroots and the individual yearning for freedom was too strong for even the money of the Koch brothers to be able to stop.

Anonymous is helping to lend voice and cyber muscle to those who have been silenced by our democracy for sale to the highest bidder political system. What started in Madison, Wisconsin as a protest among public sector employees has spread to protests across the country. Now the battle has moved to the Internet. The Koch brothers and Gov. Scott Walker have unleashed a powerful force that won’t be denied.

Anonymous has fired their opening shot and just like the Wisconsin protesters their cries in the name of freedom will be heard. They can’t be silenced. They won’t be denied.

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Bradley Scott
Bradley Scott
10 years ago

Anonymous rocks!

Anonymous
Anonymous
10 years ago

Sweet just found this!!!

Jess
Jess
10 years ago

Don’t forget, anon 4/chan are the geniuses behind lolcats and we all know cats rule the internets machine thingy. Oh and not for nothing righties that read here, THIS, what’s happening in WI, THIS is a grassroots effort in motion. I’ll take my first amendment rights FTW, any given day, thank you very much.

These Koch brothers opened up an office right across from the capitol when Walker was sworn in, coincidence, I think not.

Michael John Scott
Michael John Scott
Reply to  Jess
10 years ago

I learn all sorts of new things here every day. I had no idea Anon was behind the lolcats. How cool.

Jess
Jess
Reply to  Michael John Scott
10 years ago

Lots of things people don’t know about anon, others do 😉 Ewe cin neber hav enuf of da cats.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lolcats

Thug Aim
Thug Aim
Reply to  Jess
10 years ago

The cyber group Anonymous split from 4chan over 3 years ago. Every group has its own inside jokes and memetic devices. Hundreds of memes that originated on 4chan (like Lolcats) can be found interwoven into popular culture today, though most are not directly attributed to them. On 4chan today, you’ll find a remnant, at best, of people who share the same ideals as the group ‘Anonymous’.

Holte Ender
10 years ago

WikiLeaks has gone very quiet, so Anonymous steps up.

P.S. It’s about time Jess started contributing to MMA.

Michael John Scott
Michael John Scott
Reply to  Holte Ender
10 years ago

Good points Holte…both of them 🙂

Greenlight
10 years ago

Outstanding–thanks for posting this important story, Mr. Mad, and to Jess for bringing it to our attention.

I am so proud of the protesters, and those standing in solidarity. Historically I have been ambivalent about unions, but I am fervently in favor of fair and reasonable government, and Scott Walker appears to be neither. It also appears that unionization has been successful at fostering nationwide a sense of social/moral obligation to stand up for one’s fellow man, and that is a beautiful thing.

On, Wisconsin! 🙂