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Hacker group Anonymous declares war on ‘global banking cartel’

The faceless, decentralised on-line community known as “Anonymous” posted a video on YouTube on Monday declaring war against the international banking system in a movement it is calling “Operation Empire State Rebellion”.

In the video, Anonymous explains how this movement would involve a “relentless campaign of nonviolent, peaceful civil disobedience” until its demands are met. These demands begin with the resignation of Federal Reserve Chairman, Ben Bernanke, but ultimately it seeks to “break up the global banking cartel centered at the Federal Reserve, International Monetary Fund, Bank of International Settlements and World Bank”.

This is the most ambitious goal yet to be set by Anonymous in what is turning out to be a watershed year for online activism. From highly-publicised attacks against the enemies of WikiLeaks to strategic DDOS attacks on Middle Eastern dictatorships and a strategic humiliation of online security firm HBGary, the “hacktivist” group has gone from strength to strength.

Clearly, it’s showing tremendous strength and confidence in taking on the might of the international financial system, and the group must believe that it has the weight of public opinion behind it. Anonymous has also been actively recruiting members through its Tumblr blog, and Twitter hashtag #OpNewBlood.

The move against giant financial institutions has already begun, according to the New American, which reported that “earlier this week, Anonymous released a series of e-mails allegedly showing that Bank of America was regularly engaging in fraud and criminal activity”.

The ties between Anonymous and WikiLeaks are not clear, but both organisations claim to have information that will do tremendous damage to some major global financial institutions.

It seems obvious that the Federal Reserve will not bow to Anonymous’ demands, and neither will the online group back down. We can expect some fireworks in the near future.

Author | Jeremy Daniel

Jeremy Daniel
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  1. LB

    March 17, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    You can only and wisely set your thoughts on them as needed to stop the next generation of people suffering more and more … Go ahead ‘anonymous’, go ahead … We know you will do a very good job.

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  3. Surgcare

    March 17, 2011 at 7:42 pm

    The best way to bring down these banks is to buy as much silver as you can .I assure you that by doing this you will enhance your wealth and bring down the banking cabal because its modus operandi is paper or fiat currency .

  4. Anonymous

    March 18, 2011 at 4:43 am

    1) Government Psy-Op
    2) Zeitgeist Movement activists (Essentially unwittingly working for the Elitists they seek to destroy)
    3) Actually real Anonymous hackers

    In anycase if Anonymous declares any movement towards Venus Project, REJECT THEM, it is a SOCIALIST Movement.

  5. Andrew

    March 18, 2011 at 5:20 am

    You’re very quick to reach conclusions there Anonymous. Socialism is a far better social structure than capitalism provided we can keep the corruption at bay. Dissolve the hierarchical structure in a socialist society and you dissolve the opportunity for corruption. Anarchy (means leaderless not lawless) is a viable path to utopia (that’s a relative term) but believe me; the powers that be will not allow you to believe that a better social structure exists and will continue to foul the words “socialism” and “anarchy”.

  6. Mr.sinister

    March 21, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    andrew, leaderless is lawless. If there is no leader, then who makes the laws? It certainly can’t be a group thing, because we all think differently. For ex. some people think that violence is wrong for any reason even defence. others think it should only be used for defence only, and other think that might makes right. Ever if you took a vote and went with the majority, there’s no guarantee that all the people would except the ruling. How would you in force the law to make sure everybody complied? If they don’t have to comply then it isn’t a law. And what happens if there’s an emergence who would organize the relief or defence efferts? And we aren’t even talking about the resource management problems. Anarchy or Communism, does not work. That’s why the USSR never became fully Communist, they knew what would happened. Watch “the true about communism”

  7. Andrew

    March 22, 2011 at 6:01 am

    Capitalism breeds inequality. At no point did I mention communism, you assume that communism is the only form of socialism. Leadership (dictatorship) is at the very heart of communism and communism is a very distorted form of socialism which essentially has equality at it’s core.
    The very point of democracy is to allow the people to govern themselves however true democracy is not possible in an capitalist society which shifts power to the elite and allows them to manipulate the masses. The Venus Project, for the record, is a very viable solution provided it is properly thought through, I think it’s off to a very good start.

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  9. Mr.sinister

    March 28, 2011 at 4:52 pm

    Did you not say anarchy? Anarchy is communism. Haven’t you read the communist manifesto? It’s sometimes called communistic anarchy. Did you not say “Dissolve the hierarchical structure in a socialist society” and what you get when you do that is communism. The Zeitgeist Movement is a pagan/satanic, communistic movement. And leadership is not the very heart of communism. Voting is. Do you see what your doing your talking against communism in name while promoting communism in form. That’s what they do in Zeitgeist Addendum. That’s why I laughed my way through it. No social system can stop a dictator from rising. That encludes anarchy, after all didn’t the first nations arise from anarchy?

  10. CoJonesGrandes

    April 21, 2011 at 11:01 pm

    Yo Anonymous!
    When you guys have finished wiping the floor with the Federal Reserve, could you please expose the truth on what happened to the WTC during 9/11.

    FYI, the WTC was destroyed by 3 underground thermo-nuclear explosions.


    Be sure to watch the 26 part video there.
    #4 is on the built-in nuclear demolition scheme of the WTC
    #14 in on Building 7
    #24/25 is on the chronic radiation sickness of the WTC responders)



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  13. Hvnlypc

    August 31, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    to really undermine all the banking systems of the world you have to control the money and the best way is to use the forex market to make max profits. if you follow simple rule of doubling the capital investment you can double it once a week it would take about 42 doublings to take complete control of all the money in the world. once in control of it buy everything.

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