OpGTMO: Anonymous launches global anti-Gitmo action

May 19th, 2013

Published on Russia Today RT, May 17, 2013.

The hacktivist collective Anonymous kicked off ‘Operation Guantanamo’ to mark 100 days of the Gitmo hunger strike with a series of “twitterstorms, email bombs and fax bombs.” Protests have been held outside the White House demanding the camp’s closure.

Follow RT’s day-by-day timeline of the Gitmo hunger strike

What was characterized as a large group of protesters took part in an demonstration outside of the White House on Friday, with activists donning orange jumpsuits and black hoods to bring attention to the plight of the detainees. Several arrests were reportedly made after protesters ignored police orders to disperse, though the exact number of those detained remains unknown.

The three day campaign, which got underway on Friday, is intended to “Raise Awareness in social media of the human rights violations going on at Guantanamo, the indefinite detention of prisoners, many of whom have been cleared for release years ago.”

In a statement released earlier this month, Anonymous expressed their solidarity with the hunger strikers, vowing they would “shut down Guantanamo.”

They instructed supporters of their global action to use the tag #GTMO17 when the countdown clock struck zero. Soon after that the trend topped Twitter ratings … //

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Links:

The Anti-Globalization Movement and the World Social Forum. Is Another World Possible? on Global Research.ca, by Prof Michel Chossudovsky, May 15, 2013;

Economics and Armchair Psychology, on Global Research.ca, by John Kozy, May 16, 2013.

New World Next Week with James Evan Pilato, 16.46 min, on The Corbett Report, Interview 662, May 16, 2013;

Public Banking Conference: June 2-4, 2013 – Trillions in taxpayer surpluses returned, on The Washington’s Blog, by Carl Herman, May 18, 2013;

Ending the Reign of Junk Food News, on Project Censored, April 12, 2013.

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