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AWU Statement on Russian Intervention in Crimea

Keeping up with the situation in Ukraine is, as with all volatile events, a full time job best handled by people at the heart of the matter. We’re not in Ukraine, but we do know people who are– the Autonomous Worker Union. Here is there is statement about the violent “pacification” of Crimea, and their plea for western leftists to cut ties with the so-called “anti-imperialism” which comes down to the support of the Putin’s regime against the US.

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On February 27, 2014, pro-Russian chauvinists of Crimea, supported by Berkut riot police and Russian Black Sea Fleet committed military coup in Crimea. Right now it’s already obvious that the government of “Russian Unity” movement headed by Aksionov is no more than a puppet of the Kremlin regime.
We don’t regard Ukraine’s territorial integrity and inviolability of its borders as a value, we are against violent “pacification” of Crimea, but we think that the status of Crimea should be defined with due regard to the opinion of the Crimean Tatar minority.
The latest events show that Putin is not going to limit himself with the annexation of Crimea. The aim of the imperialist Kremlin regime is to expand the Russian practices on all territory of Ukraine.
Thereby the Russian regime proved to be the main threat to the interests of the proletariat at the post-Soviet area.
We are opponents of war and militarism. But we think that in this situation conscious proletarians can rely on nobody but themselves.
There’s no point in waiting for “rescue” from Nato. Ukrainian nationalist politicians can only organize defense of a part of territory at best. The war can be averted only if proletarians of all countries, first and foremost Ukrainian and Russian, together make a stand against the criminal regime of Putin.
Joint action by the Ukrainian and Russian proletariat and all progressive democratic forces which will put an end to Putin’s regime, will also mean an end to the current neoliberal-oriented nationalist regime in Ukraine.
While for the leftists and anarchists of the West it’s high time to cut ties with the so-called “anti-imperialism” which comes down to the support of the Putin’s regime against the US.
No war between nations, no peace between classes!

We agree!

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Merry Lulzxmas from Antisec!

On December 10th, Anonymous posted this video on youtube:

Recapping the entire year of epic hacks and promising an epic “Lulzxmas,” the video implied a massive hack was forthcoming. Naturally, Anonymous and Antisec delivered– with the thorough wrecking of the defense think tank Stratfor.

Stratfor is a “global intelligence company” that has been referred to by Barrons as the “shadow CIA” and routinely advises top scions of the defense, extractive and banking industries. As key shapers of government policy, they particularly had the ear of the administration of George W. Bush. Despite this supposed expertise, they still fell to the cannons of the Lulzboat.

You can see the defacement in its live form here (for now, anyway– who knows when they’ll regain control of their servers) but it has been preserved forever here: http://zone-h.org/mirror/id/16416728

Here’s Anonymous’ statement directly from the defaced front page of Stratfor:

OH STRATFOR. IF YOU ONLY KNEW WHAT ALL IS ABOUT TO GO DOWN.
‘BUT WAIT’, YOU ASK. ‘IS THIS IT?’ 0H N0, WE GOT MORE IN STORE…
BUT FOR NOW, SOME INSPIRING WORDS OF WISDOM FROM IT MANAGER FRANK GINAC:

“You do realize how preposterous it is to suggest that stratfor simply
shutdown completely for 2 days, right? The plan that you’ve attached paints a
gloom and doom picture claiming no chance that such a move will succeed. Does
that really seem a rationale conclusion?”

We couldn’t let the above quote pass without this similar quote:

YOU DONT EVEN KNOW THE EXTENT OF THE GLOOM AND DOOM WE HAVE PLANNED, FRANK

“Attended the TakeDownCon security conference. Focus of the conference was on
wireless and mobile security. No vendors pushing product or service at this
conference. Instead, great presentations by renowned white hat hackers (good
hackers) and security experts. Bottom line is that no mobile platform is
secure, including the Blackberry, but there are best practices that minimize
the risk of their use within the enterprise. We will be incorporating these
best practices in our operation over the coming months.”

INCORPORATING PRACTICES FROM “GOOD WHITE HAT HACKERS”? HOW’D THAT WORK OUT?

“It blew my mind to discover that our email server backups are being stored on
the same physical server. I’m affectionately referring to these little
discoveries as ‘Mooney turds’.”

SO SAD WE RM’D YOUR MAIL SERVER AND ALL BACKUPS, FRANK

“Most if not all of us use professional and social networking sites like
LinkedIn and Facebook. All offer levels of privacy ranging from wide open
where everyone can see your profile, activities, and posts to closed allowing
only your immediate connections (or friends) access. As a private intelligence
company we must all take extra care to protect our personal information from
those who would use that information to exploit us personally or
professionally. Although we don’t have hard and fast rules on how to set your
privacy settings nor do we restrict use of such sites, I suggest that you
temper your need to share with prudence and consider the business that we are
in. It’s also important to check your privacy settings regularly to ensure
that the sites you use haven’t changed the meaning or scope of privacy
settings — we’ve all heard or read the news regarding this practice at
Facebook. I suggest that you never include any information in your profile —
regardless of privacy setting — that could be used to compromise your
identity. Specifically, never include: your birth date, your exact street
address (although this information can usually be found on the web quite
easily), your cell phone number, SSN or other government issued ID number
(that should be obvious), or any other information that someone could use to
compromise your identity if your account were compromised.”

EVEN WITH ALL THE BEST SECURITY PRACTICES LEARNED FROM THE “RENOWNED WHITE
HAT HACKERS” WE STILL MANAGED TO STEAL ALL YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION. UMAD?

For the uninitiated, “rm -rf” is a command line for unix systems that forces the deletion of all data in a given directory. From this, we can discern that Anonymous deleted… well… everything. A defense contractor should, after all, be quite familiar with a “scorched earth policy,” don’t you think?

Merry Lulzxmas!

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