Posts Tagged ‘OpNov5’

This year, Op Nov 5 was very small in comparison with 2011. It appears that being a Monday, only the dedicated were able to show their “Ideological” faces outside the NSW parliament house in Sydney.

The day started with my arrival at Occupy Sydney, a place at which my heart lies in spirit daily with those whom currently and have previously and will continue into the future to occupy. This movement has been a real “eye opener” in my personal life, on a journey that lead me to attend University.

Occupy Sydney – Martin Place

#OpVendetta & Anonymous Flyers attached to the occupy Sydney base

After checking out the new flyers hanging on the Occupy Sydney base i decided to hang a few #OpNov5 ones also.

Soon after, some fellow anons arrived and after some greetings and chatting we decided to head up to NSW Parliament House.

Whilst the group was small, we were all very passionate about our stance on our Government and the wrongdoings we are seeing on a daily basis.

Anonymous @ Parliament House Sydney (And 1 behind the camera)

Anonymous stopped by the front of the Parliament house in Sydney.

After making our presence known (and watching the Police Guard get on the radio and call for someone to come see what was going on) we decided we would spend some time hanging out, at Parliament house.

It was then decided we would move on and go visit the local apple store for a snap flyer hand out.

Anonymous @ Apple Store Sydney – Flyer Hand out

Lunch time in the city means shoppers, the apple store provided plenty of those.

Handing out a variety of #OpNov5 #OpVendetta flyers, “Corporate Media Lies to You” among others.

After running out of flyers, we decided it was time to head back to Occupy to load up with flyers and see if any other Anons have arrived.

On our way back to Occupy we ran into the man below. He is seen quite regularly around Sydney with his Signs. I have dubbed thee, Mr Be Happy.

Anonymous with Mr “Be Happy” – Martin Place Sydney

Upon arriving at Occupy, we were graced with more fellow Anons. After another quick greeting, we discussed and headed off to Parliament house for another stint at the gates.

Anonymous Flag flies above Occupy Sydney

The absurd contradictions of Capitalism – Attached to Occupy Sydney Base.

Whilst at Parliament, more Anons came to grace us with their presence. Was great to have some awesome passionate people who are dedicated and committed to stand up for the wrongdoings they see in ours and other countries. I was proud to stand along side my brothers and sisters on this day.

Anonymous and Citizen (with Baby) stand in Solidarity @ Parliament house

More Anons arrive @ Parliament

Anonymous Occupying the front of Parliament House Sydney

Anonymous – Watching the Watchers in Sydney, Au.

Whilst the actions were slow (it was a Monday and most were at work or uni etc), a mega phone couldn’t be located as required, our passion and commitment was louder than any megaphone could have been. Some citizens stopped to question us as to why we were there and generally we were well received with only a few comments against what we are standing for. I did kindly remind some that “if you don’t stand for something, you will fall for anything”.  We also did a small action out the front of the US Embassy at the MLC Centre where Aussie Activist demanded the US release Bradley Manning, leave Julian Assange alone and stay out of Australian Politics.

Occupying the gates of Parliament House Sydney

V for Vendetta #OpVendetta

As some Anons had to leave due to family commitments (and extended travel to come to sydney for the action), our crowd slowly dwindled down, but the passion and honor was still present. As we displayed our message to parliament and those whom entered and left the building. A group of students and tourists greeted the anons with requests of pictures and big thumbs up. Overall, the response to Anons at Parliament house was positive. Much appreciated Sydney and those whom stopped for a chat with the Anons on November 5th.

Aussie Activist discussing the reasons for Anonymous Occupying the gates of parliament house with a member of the public

Legislative Assembly – V for Vendetta and a message from Aussie Activist

A message to the Legislative Assembly from Aussie Activist.

At just after 5pm, we decided to head back down to Occupy Sydney to see if any further anons had arrived. Occupiers whom stand in solidarity with Anons were present at the Occupy site and showed solidarity for our actions on this day. As it was a Monday, Sydney’s Wall Street gets awfully quiet in the evening time, so i decided to hang around and see if others showed for night actions.

Anonymous @ Occupy Sydney

A Photographic History of Occupy Sydney

Attending the Occupy Sydney GA until 8pm and no further Anons arriving at Occupy, i decided i would call it a day and head home for my 45mins-1hr trip home from Sydney city to my locality in ‘the burbs’ and to my wonderful kiddies.

#OpPinkPower – Aussie Activist at Occupy Sydney

Anonymous Poster @ Occupy Sydney

In all, i was disappointed in the lack of effort of Anons in the Greater Sydney Basin, however, in saying that, on this day, i saw quality, not quantity. The Anons that stood outside Parliament represented the dedicated, selfless and downright Awesome of the Anons in Greater Sydney Basin, so to them (and they know who they are) a huge THANK YOU from me to you, brothers and sister.

They are all crap. When representative democracy fails, direct democracy is our other option

Until next time we meet. Remember, Remember, the 5th of November.

#AnonFamily #Love.

As recent protests globally have bought to light the current “police state” of the world, i decided to put together a blog of information i have received in the last 12 months in regards to Activism and protection of your self whilst protesting among other important information.

Handbook for Bloggers and Cyber Dissidents RSF.org-Handbook-For-CyberDissidents.pdf

How to safely publish Word to PDFNSA-HowTo-Safely-Publish-WordtoPDF.pdf

Protestors Guide to Organise Demonstrations Amidst Repression – ProtestorsGuideToOrganiseDemonstrationsAmidstRepression.pdf

Basic First Aid (NOTE: This does not replace qualified medical assistance and all persons injured at a protest should consult an ambulance officer, registered GP or Clinic if  any medical assistance further than basic help is required. Remember 911 DOES NOT WORK in AUSTRALIA. Ensure you have emergency contacts in case of medical emergency.

FirstAid-Made-Easy.pdf

Declaration of Independence of Cyberspace

by John Perry Barlow <barlow@eff.org>

Governments of the Industrial World, you weary giants of flesh and  steel, I come from Cyberspace, the new home of Mind. On behalf of the  future, I ask you of the past to leave us alone. You are not welcome  among us. You have no sovereignty where we gather.

We have no elected government, nor are we likely to have one, so I  address you with no greater
authority than that with which liberty  itself always speaks. I declare the global social space we are building
to be naturally independent of the tyrannies you seek to impose on us.  You have no moral right to rule us nor do
you possess any methods of  enforcement we have true reason to fear.

Governments derive their just powers from the consent of the  governed. You have neither solicited nor received ours. We did not  invite you. You do not know us, nor do you know our world. Cyberspace  does not lie within your borders. Do not think that you can build it, as  though it were a public construction project. You cannot. It is an act  of nature and it grows itself through our collective actions.

You have not engaged in our great and gathering conversation, nor did  you create the wealth of our marketplaces. You do not know our culture,  our ethics, or the unwritten codes that  already provide our society  more order than could be obtained by any of your impositions.

You claim there  are problems among us that you need to solve. You use  this claim as an excuse to invade our precincts.
Many of these problems  don’t exist. Where there are real conflicts, where there are wrongs, we  will identify them and address them by our means. We are forming our  own Social Contract . This governance will arise according to the  conditions of our world, not yours. Our world is different.

Cyberspace consists of transactions, relationships, and thought  itself, arrayed like a standing wave in the web of our communications.  Ours is a world  that is both everywhere and nowhere, but it is not where  bodies live.

We are creating a world that all may
enter without privilege or  prejudice accorded by race, economic power, military force, or station  of birth.

We are creating a world where anyone, anywhere may express his or her  beliefs, no matter how singular, without
fear of being coerced into  silence or conformity.

Your legal concepts of property, expression, identity, movement, and  context do not apply to us. They are all based on matter, and there is  no matter here.

Our identities have no bodies, so, unlike you, we cannot obtain order  by physical coercion. We believe that
from ethics, enlightened  self-interest, and the commonweal, our governance will emerge . Our  identities
may be distributed across many of your jurisdictions. The  only law that all our constituent cultures would
generally recognize is  the Golden Rule. We hope we will be able to build our particular  solutions on that
basis. But we cannot accept the solutions you are  attempting to impose.

In the United States, you have today created a law, the  Telecommunications Reform Act, which repudiates your own Constitution  and insults the dreams of Jefferson, Washington, Mill, Madison,  DeToqueville, and Brandeis. These dreams must now be born anew in us.

You are terrified of your own children, since they are natives in a  world where you will always be immigrants.
Because you fear them, you  entrust your bureaucracies with the parental responsibilities you are  too cowardly
to confront yourselves. In our world, all the sentiments  and expressions of humanity, from the debasing to the
angelic, are parts  of a seamless whole, the global conversation of bits. We cannot  separate the air that chokes
from the air upon which wings beat.

In China, Germany, France, Russia, Singapore, Italy and the United  States, you are trying to ward off the virus of liberty by erecting  guard posts at the frontiers of Cyberspace. These may keep out the  contagion for a small time, but they will not work in a world that will  soon be blanketed in bit -bearing media.

Your increasingly obsolete information industries would perpetuate  themselves by proposing laws,  in America and elsewhere, that claim to  own speech itself throughout the world. These laws would declare ideas  to be another industrial product, no more noble than pig iron. In our  world, whatever the human mind may create can be reproduced and  distributed infinitely at no cost. The global conveyance of thought no  longer requires your factories to accomplish.

These increasingly hostile and colonial measures place us in the same  position as those previous lovers of freedom and self-determination who  had to reject the authorities of distant, uninformed powers. We must  declare our virtual selves immune to your sovereignty, even as we  continue to consent to your rule over our bodies. We will spread  ourselves across the Planet so that no one can arrest our thoughts.

We will create a civilization of the Mind in Cyberspace. May it be more humane and fair than the world your governments have made before.

Davos, Switzerland
February 8, 1996

Some flyers made for OpNov5 and OpVendetta – Please use these and spread throughout your local area. Invite anyone who has any issues to air their grievances with their local government.

#OpNov5 – Global Day of Protest – Defend Your Freedoms.

#OpNov5 Sydney Flyer – OpNov5SydneyFlyer (PDF)

#OpNov5 Sydney Flyer ODT (OpenOffice) – OpNov5Sydney(ODT)

#OpNov5 Global day of Protest Flyer – Globaldayofprotest(PDF)

#OpNov5 Global day of Protest Flyer ODT (OpenOffice) – Globaldayofprotest(ODT)

#OpNov5 Australia Wide Flyer (PDF) – OpNov5Australia(PDF)

#OpNov5 Australia Wide Flyer ODT (openoffice) – OpNov5Australia(ODT)

#OpNov5 “Protect Your Freedoms” Flyer (PDF) – protectyourfreedomflyer(PDF)

#OpNov5 “Protect Your Freedoms” Flyer (ODT) – protectyourfreedomflyer(ODT)

Paper (Printable) Anon Mask –  Print and Use Mask