Monday July 23rd 2:30pm at Foley Sq.
On the 23rd July 2012, the Jeremy Hammond Support Network will sponsor a rally in NYC to show support for the accused hacktivist. Friends, family, and supporters of Jeremy Hammond will gather at Foley Square for a brief march to the Metropolitan Correctional Center wher…e we will pack the courtroom in solidarity with Jeremy Hammond.
We wish to make clear our intent to peacefully fill the courtroom. We are there to support Jeremy, and the more people that actually make it into the courtroom, the better. We have been told that in the past, individuals have been denied access to the court for wearing Anonymous-related emblems. Jeremy wishes to make it clear that he encourages people to wear their Anonymous gear if they so wish.
Jeremy is accused of taking part in the compromise of Strategic Forecasting, Inc. (aka “Stratfor”) computer systems, and providing information to the website Wikileaks. This information, released by Wikileaks under the name “The Global Intelligence Files” (http://wikileaks.org/gifiles/ ) revealed even further corruption within the U.S. intelligence community – including plans to target and infiltrate domestic popular movements such as Occupy.
A social activist himself, Jeremy was deeply involved in some of the very movements targeted. While organizing demonstrations against the NATO Summit in Chicago, Jeremy was arrested for involvement in the Stratfor hack, based on the testimony and actions of FBI informant, Hector Xavier Monsegur. Monsegur himself was facing 105 years in a Federal Penitentiary if he could not assist the FBI in identifying and apprehending other alleged members of Anonymous and Lulz Security (http://dc406.com/Monsegur-
There is ample evidence to show that the Stratfor hack was organized, planned, and orchestrated by the FBI, through the agency of Hector Monsegur, for the expressed purpose of entrapping alleged Anonymous hacktivists. We understand that Jeremy’s years of organizing for social justice show him to clearly possess a more noble character than that of his accuser, Hector Monsegur, best known for hacking into the website of an online casino and using his former employer’s credit card in 2010 to make $15,000 in unauthorized purchases clearly shows that hes not a reliable witness or person of good moral character.
We demand all charges be dropped against Jeremy Hammond! We demand an investigation into the tactics used by the FBI to entrap alleged members of Anonymous and Lulzsec!