While you were sleeping, I figured out everything. I was constructed for you,...
If there’s one thing I’ve learned; it’s that we never feel the...
Expert says surveillance cams are vulnerable to... →
Are cops drugging Occupy Wall Street protesters in... →
Dan Feidt, an independent journalist who has investigated these claims, says there was nothing that complicated about the process: “The sheriff is getting people to do drugs and then they drop you back off at the plaza,” he tells RT.
Gay Prosecutor Is Denied Virginia Judgeship... →
Republicans in the House of Delegates rejected the nomination of Tracy Thorne-Begland, saying his activism on behalf of gay rights meant he would impose an activist agenda as a judge.
America faces organ transplant deficit as donors... →
America’s obesity epidemic is now taking a toll on organ donations, with around one quarter of those willing to help tipping the scales at a weight that makes their vital organs unwanted and unusable.
NO ONE 2012
When the United States imposes its imperialist agenda on third world nations, what is the most common justification? “We’re spreading democracy!” Sure, their intentions may sound good enough, but what do our rulers really mean when they say “democracy?” Why is it that every election year we are filled with hope and promises of change and are always disappointed even when our favorite politicians...
Apparently, Police Officers Didn't Like My "Fuck...
I know, right? Here’s the article in which I graciously told law enforcement to kindly fuck off. The editor at the print publication that I write for forwarded me a response from a police officer who wanted to “set me straight.” Below is how we felt about the column. As a gesture, the officer will remain anonymous because chances are, Anonymous will hack your department’s...
Fuck The Police
I’ve always had a problem with authority. I still do. The dominant culture views this as an unfavorable attribute whereas I see it as a redeeming quality. As I have grown up and become an activist finding myself face to face with rows of armored riot police, it seems as though my wariness of the law is more than justified to say the least. I learned that there are myths that this culture...
Don't Protest, Fight Back!
A friend and fellow activist was speaking at a lecture about taking down civilization and said, “As a long time grassroots environmentalist I’ve been intimately acquainted with the landscape of loss and have grown accustomed to carrying the daily weight of despair.” If you have read or heard these words before and often feel the same way, know that you are not alone. ...
#STRATFOR Inflitrates #Occupy Austin and Deep...
(Editor’s Note: This column was written by the founder of Arm The Homeless, Ryan Nelson, and was published in print and online on February 13, 2012 by The Daily O’Collegian.) On Dec. 25, the Internet “hackivist” group Anonymous hacked into the servers of a private intelligence firms called STRATFOR. Among the stolen data were more than 50,000 credit card numbers, 25,000 phone...
Rise of the Occupation: Part Three
(Editor’s Note: This column was written by the founder of Arm The Homeless, Ryan Nelson, and was published in print and online on February 9, 2012 by The Daily O’Collegian.) The police violence towards peaceful demonstrators within the Occupy movement became more commonplace after the raid in Oakland. Many police departments followed suit in seemingly coordinated evictions of occupations...
Rise of the Occupation: Part Two
(Editor’s Note: This column was written by the founder of Arm The Homeless, Ryan Nelson, and was published in print and online on February 5, 2012 by The Daily O’Collegian.) Occupy Wall Street was trending both on the never ending stream of the Twitterverse and in the hearts and minds of people around the world. Hope and inspiration began to fill peoples’ souls; feelings that are not...
Rise of the Occupation: Part One
(Editor’s Note: This column was written by the founder of Arm The Homeless, Ryan Nelson, and was published in print and online on February 5, 2012 by The Daily O’Collegian.) Gandhi once said, “First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, and then you win.” It was Sept. 16 when I entered the Anonymous communications network. You could feel the anxiety and...
Political Apathy On College Campuses
(Editor’s Note: This column was written by the founder of Arm The Homeless, Ryan Nelson, and was published in print and online on January 29, 2012 by The Daily O’Collegian.) Throughout history, college campuses have been at the forefront of societal change. In 1963, the late Howard Zinn was an adviser for the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee at Spelman College, a college for...
Egypt’s Ongoing Uprising →
Solidarity to all of our brave sisters and brothers fighting for a new world.
This we know; the earth does not belong to man; man belongs to the earth. This...– Chief Seattle (1851)
#SOPA and the Criminalizing of the Internet
If the Stop Online Piracy Act is signed into law, you will get more jail time for uploading a Michael Jackson song than the guy who killed Michael Jackson. Do not pass go. Do not collect $200. SOPA looks more like a bill that focuses on censorship than the protection of “intellectual property.” It will allow the U.S. government to order the shutdown of any website that is seen to be infringing...
The Underground World of the Global...
Imagine living in a world where corporations and intelligence firms created software that can intercept communications of entire populations and demographics. Imagine a world where this software was sold by intelligence contractors to governments around the world, including brutal authoritarian dictatorships. Imagine these contractors making billions of dollars in the process. There’s no need to...
#Anonymous vs #Stratfor : The Age Of Info Warfare
Anonymous surprised us all by ending 2011 with a lulz-filled bang full of leaks, md5 hashed passwords, and compromising thousands of insecure and poorly encrypted- and by that we mean not encrypted at all- credit card numbers and donated the stolen cash to charitable foundations. The target? Stratfor Global Intelligence, a Texas-based security and intelligence firm that provides analysis on...