Barrett Brown is an American activist, author, and freelance writer/journalist. His work has appeared in the Guardian, Vanity Fair, Huffington Post, Businessweek, Skeptic, Skeptical Inquirer, Al Jazeera English, New York Press, American Atheist, McSweeney’s, True/Slant and other outlets. He has appeared as a guest on MSNBC, Fox News and Russia Today. He is the founder of Project PM, a distributed think-tank which researches and reports on things related to "the intelligence contracting industry, the PR industry’s interface with totalitarian regimes, the mushrooming infosec/cybersecurity industry, and other issues constituting threats to human rights, civic transparency, individual privacy, and the health of democratic institutions."
More recently, he has been misrepresented in the media as a spokesperson for the hacktivist collective known as Anonymous, a group he took a special interest in with whom he acted more as an embedded journalist. He’s a co-author on Flock of Dodos: Behind Modern Creationism, Intelligent Design and the Easter Bunny, and had been working on additional books, with topics such as the failures of American media punditry and the early history of Anonymous, while maintaining a blog. Previously, Barrett had served as Communications Director for GAMPAC which became Enlighten the Vote. His last major project prior to being imprisoned was Operation Pursuant.
Having previously been raided by the FBI on March 6, 2012 and not charged with any crime in relation to that incident, on September 12, 2012 Barrett Brown was again raided and this time arrested by the Federal Bureau of Investigation while he was online participating in a Tinychat session. He was subsequently denied bail and detained without charge and adequate medical treatment for over two weeks while in the custody of US Marshals... Read more »
Friday 1 March 2013
Matt is transitioning after 8 long years of prison. He will be starting with practically nothing. Many of you know his tragic story. Our family would appreciate any help for Matt to start life over.Here are some things for which he will need help: Dental (...)
Jeremy Hammond is sharing his new home at the William Truesdale Detention Center with courageous grand jury denier Chelsea Manning. We don’t know why Jeremy has been summoned, but the circumstances would suggest that Jeremy is being called to provide (...)
Chaos Communication Camp 2019 - Campaign to support arrested Anons. This years #CCCamp2019 as the 2018 Chaos Communication Congress will have a #MailToJail | #Mail2Jail workshop | writing station located in the “Milliways” camp side block by the infodesk. (...)
We have continued to support him because we believe more in the brother than in the established order.I take credit and full responsibility for the actions in which I committed. There is no one other to blame than myself and I apologize for not (...)