Truth Jihad Radio Fri. 1/20/12, 3-5 pm Central, American Freedom Radio (archived here.) Call-in: (402) 237-2525 or post your questions to my Facebook page.
First hour: Ron Paul rises as Perry bails & Gingrich sinks into his own slime; Wisconsin revolution gets a million signatures to recall Scott Walker. Guests: Ron Paul expert Rolf Lindgren, and possibly Wisconsin revolution participant Bob Reuschlein.
Second hour: Anonymous Shuts Down Corporate and Government Websites Worldwide … and is it true that The Timing Couldn’t Be Worse ? George Washington and Mike Rivero say: “In aligning with the pirates and attacking the DOJ, anonymous has handed the US government more justification for draconian controls on the internet.” Lori Price of Citizens for Legitimate Government, who has expressed qualified support for some Anonymous hackings and other direct action retaliations against bad guys, has a different take.
Anonymous hackers claim to have crashed Justice Department website –DoJ: ‘The Department of Justice web server hosting justice.gov is currently experiencing a significant increase in activity, resulting in a degradation in service.’ [LOL!] 19 Jan 2012 Anonymous, the group of activist hackers, claimed to have crashed the Justice Department website on Thursday in retaliation for prosecutors shutting down the popular file-sharing site Megaupload.com. “The government takes down Megaupload? 15 minutes later Anonymous takes down government & record label sites,” the group wrote on its Twitter account. Anonymous claimed it crashed Copyright.gov, but the site seemed to be loading normally. They said FBI.gov would be “next,” but the site was not yet having any problems. [*Yet.*] The group claimed that the coordinated attack was its “largest ever.”
7 Charged as F.B.I. Closes a Top File-Sharing Site [And so, Anonymous needs to close the F.B.I. right back.] 20 Jan 2012 20 Jan 2012 In what the federal authorities on Thursday called one of the largest criminal copyright cases ever brought, the Justice Department and the Federal Bureau of Investigation seized the Web site Megaupload and charged seven people connected with it with running an international enterprise based on Internet piracy. Coming just a day after civil protests in the United States over proposed antipiracy bills, the arrests were greeted almost immediately with digital Molotov cocktails. The hacker collective that calls itself Anonymous attacked the Web sites of the Justice Department and several major entertainment companies and trade groups in retaliation for Megaupload’s seizure. The Justice Department’s site and several others remained inaccessible for much of Thursday afternoon.
US shuts down Megaupload file-sharing site, arrests founders 19 Jan 2012 Megaupload, one of the internet’s largest file-sharing sites, has been shut down by officials in the US. The site’s founders have been charged with violating piracy laws. Federal prosecutors have accused it of costing copyright holders more than $500m (£320m) in lost revenue. The firm says it was diligent in responding to complaints about pirated material. The news came a day after anti-piracy law protests, but investigators said they were ordered two weeks ago.