Tag Archives: Stratfor

Celebrating Birthdays in January: Jeremy Hammond & Other Political Prisoners

7 Jan


Brought to you with love by the Chapel Hill Prison Books Collective, Political Prisoner Birthday calendars are created and circulated monthly to help increase solidarity to our comrades who are behind bars. The Prisoner Birthday Calendars are shared monthly to supporters via e-mail, to receive them send an e-mail to: ppbirthday@riseup.net. Consider sending a January birthday card to folks that would love to hear from you! Read on to find out more about political prisoner Jeremy Hammond, whose birthday is also this month.

Jeremy Hammond, a computer-cyber hacker that was told in a pre-trial that they could face up to LIFE in prison if found guilty of hacking into the intelligence group, Stratfor, website and revealing private data of more than 50,000 subscribers and employees. He is being charged with providing Wikileaks the documents for their latest Stratfor release. Continue reading

New Leaks Reveal Dow Spying on Yes Men, Bhopal Activists

26 Feb

Press Release by The Yes Men

Dow pays “strategic intelligence” firm to spy on Yes Men and grassroots activists. Takeaway: movement is on the right track!

WikiLeaks begins to publish today over five million e-mails obtained by Anonymous from “global intelligence” company Stratfor. The emails, which reveal everything from sinister spy tactics to an insider trading scheme with Goldman Sachs (see below), also include several discussions of the Yes Men and Bhopal activists. (Bhopal activists seek redress for the 1984 Dow Chemical/Union Carbide gas disaster in Bhopal, India, that led to thousands of deaths, injuries in more than half a million people, and lasting environmental damage.)

Many of the Bhopal-related emails, addressed from Stratfor to Dow and Union Carbide public relations directors, reveal concern that, in the lead-up to the 25th anniversary of the Bhopal disaster, the Bhopal issue might be expanded into an effective systemic critique of corporate rule Continue reading