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UPDATED: Tunis: This Photo was Taken 66 Minutes Ago

January 18, 2011 by admin

I was surfing for photos from yesterday's Anonymous Rallies when I came across this. This is Now!

((( i ))) #Anonymous #Tunisia - #Libya #SidiBouzid Tunisia #jasminrevolt #optunisia #oplibyao
((( i ))) #Anonymous #Tunisia - #Libya #SidiBouzid Tunisia #jasminrevolt #optunisia #oplibya

The photos below are from the recent Anonymous street actions. I'm off to MLKing March now and will add more photos latter. I just stubbled upon the above photo in my searches. I looked at it about a minute trying to figure out if it was an Anonymous rally and where? When I realized that it was from Tunis and less than an hour old! So I wanted to rush it out. I would have gotten it up sooner but the software kept complaining that I didn't have 300 chars when I tried to publish. Apparently I get no credit for being overlong most of the time! So I just kept adding stuff until it would publish. Hey, DKos, whatever happened to "a picture's worth a thousand words?"

UPDATE: The photo above was posted to flickr at the link above with the claim that it was minutes old. Investigating further, I think that in may in fact be from Saturday,

Now this one below claims to be only 2 hours old @ 7:15pm pst. Personally, I don't care how old or new it is, I love it. The look on that kids face! Talk about feeling empowered!
Don't mess with up
Also, I realized when I got back from the MLK parade, that it had left the finished draft of this diary in preview mode. I apologize for any confusion that might have caused.

Seatle, Anonymous Rally
Rally In Seattle, WA January 15th

Wikileaks banner at the Vancouver Rally
Wikileaks banner at the Vancouver Rally January 15

Berkley, CA January 12th

San Francisco, CA January 15th

Lyon, France
Rally in Lyon, France January 15th.

San Francisco January 15
San Francisco January 15

 Sydney, Australia
Sydney, Australia January 15th

Movilización Pro-wikileaks OPERATION DEMONSTRATION Zaragoza 08-01-2011
Movilización Pro-wikileaks OPERATION DEMONSTRATION Zaragoza 08-01-2011
Anonymous Protester
Dupont Circle, Washington, D.C. January, 15th
Parti Pirate et Anonymous se rassemblent
Lyon, France
Seattle, WA January 15th

Sydney, Australia  January 15th
Sydney, Australia January 15th

Ein Dank der deutschen Tunesier an Anonymous January 15

Istanbul January 15th

Here is a recap of my other DKos dairies on this subject:
The WikiLeaks Revolution: Anonymous Strikes Tunisia
EMERGENCY: DKos Must Act Now to Protect Tunisian Bloggers!
Free Software & Internet Show Communism is Possible
BREAKING - Digital Sit-Ins: The Internet Strikes Back!
Cyber War Report: New Front Opens Against Internet Coup d'état
Operation PayBack: 1st Cyber War Begins over WikiLeaks
The Internet Takeover: Why Google is Next
BREAKING: Goodbye Internet Freedom as Wikileaks is Taken Down
BREAKING NEWS: Obama Admin Takes Control of Internet Domains!
Things Even Keith Olbermann Won't Cover - UPDATE: VICTORY!!!
Stop Internet Blacklist Bill Now!
Sweet Victory on Internet Censorship: Senate Backs Off!
Internet Engineers tell the Senate to Back Off!
Why is Net Neutrality advocate Free Press MIA?
Obama's Internet Coup d'état
Julian Assange on Threat to Internet Freedom
FCC Net Neutrality's Trojan Horse
Free Press: Country Codes for the Internet?
The Mountain comes to Mohammad
Keith Olbermann's Deception
Court rules -> Google Must Be Evil & Maximize Profits
EFF on the Google\Verizon Net Neutrality Proposal
Google-Verizon: What is the Free Press Agenda?
End of the Internet As We Know It!
Free Press would make this Illegal!
Google Verizon Announce Terms of Deal


You sound more like a Truman Democrat to me.

January 18, 2011 by admin, 13 years 27 weeks ago
Comment: 14

You brought race into this conversation and you brought Assange into it so that you could belittle what is truly new here.

Of course the hacker movement is composed of people who have had ready access to computers and the education to use them and given the historic development of Western Imperialism, the majority of those people are in the west and are white males. I was the only black in Computer Science 101 in 1966 and I don't remember any women, but those facts have changed and are now changing rapidly. There are lots of women hackers [half the protesters at the Anonymous rally in LA today were women], and hackers of all races, and growing rapidly in the 3rd world. China now has more Internet seats than the U.S. India? Nigeria, you know they have some hackers! You also seem to assume that there were no Tunisians on the Cyberspace side of this struggle. You may be right but I don't assume that. The closer you are to the PM's server, the more options you have in cracking it. You don't think there are any Tunisian hackers? Or you don't think they have a dog in this fight?

And Julian Assange. WikiLeaks is not a one man act. I don't believe that he has ever tried to portray it as that but he is a founder and a spokesman so both the Media and the Law have landed on him because it's easier to demonize one 'bad guy' than acknowledge a movement. Anonymous clearly is not a one man act, here's a list of cities that held Anonymous rallies today:

Aarhus, Ankara, Athens, Athina, Barcelona, Belfast, Bilbao, Boston, Brisbane, Bucharest, Calgary, Cincinnati, Copenhagen, Dallas, Dover, Denver, Dublin, Edinburgh, Elkton, Eugene, Glasgow, Geneva, Göteborg, Hobart, Istanbul, Key Biscayne, Lisbon, Liverpool, Łódź, London, Los Angeles, Lyon, Madrid, Málaga, Miami, Minneapolis, Missoula, Montreal, München, Newcastle Upon Tyne, New Haven, New York, Paris, Peterborough, Piła, Pittsburgh, Portland, Providence, Ortonville, Raleigh, Rotterdam, Saint Louis, Saint Paul, Salt Lake City, San Diego, San Francisco, San Jose, Sanford, Seattle, Sydney, Tampa, Valencia, Vancouver, Vitoria Gasteiz, Washington DC, Zurich

Finally, I don't think anyone is trying to take away from the victory of the Tunisian people. There have been many very good diaries about that at DKos in the past few weeks. I linked to many of them in my diary yesterday and I say as much in the 1st para of this diary but I also say "an important part of that struggle has also taken place on the Internet and that is the focus of this dairy."

That is why I titled it "The WikiLeaks Revolution", this dairy was about that aspect, it was not saying that aspect was the main thing. That being said I think I was very precise about how the WikiLeaks revelations made the struggle that was already in progress, revolutionary:

when WikiLeaks released U.S. State Department cables about Tunisia ... the struggle turned from economic demands put to the government to a demands for a change in government. The struggle became revolutionary.

Apparently you belong to the 'nothing new under the sun' club. Well, I've got news for you, new things are being born all the time. WikiLeaks is one and so is Anonymous.

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