[act-ma] Thursday 6/20: "We Are Legion: the Story of Hactivists" - Free UPandOUT film screening

pf soto pfsoto at mynas.com
Tue Jun 18 11:19:36 PDT 2013

    /"Civil disobedience is not our problem. Our problem is civil
    obedience. Our problem is that numbers of people all over the world
    have obeyed the dictates of the leaders of their government and have
    gone to war, and millions have been killed because of this
    obedience. . . Our problem is that people are obedient all over the
    world in the face of poverty and starvation and stupidity, and war,
    and cruelty. Our problem is that people are obedient while the jails
    are full of petty thieves, and all the while the grand thieves are
    running the country. That's our problem."**/*~Howard Zinn* 

  /We Are Legion/
  The story of Hactivists

Showing Thursday, June 20, in Cambridge [please download & distribute 

An intellectual freedoms documentary based around the interpersonal 
triumphs, and defeats of the three main characters against the largest 
industry in the known universe. The media industry.

*WE ARE LEGION: The Story of the Hacktivists*, takes us inside the 
complex culture and history of Anonymous. The film explores early 
hacktivist groups like Cult of the Dead Cow and Electronic Disturbance 
Theater, and then moves to Anonymous' own raucous and unruly beginnings 
on the website 4Chan.

Through interviews with current members - some recently returned from 
prison, others still awaiting trial - as well as writers, academics and 
major players in various "raids," WE ARE LEGION traces the collective's 
breathtaking evolution from merry pranksters to a full-blown, global 
movement, one armed with new weapons of civil disobedience for an online 

"/I went from ignorant to informed to impressed when presented with this 
tight and enjoyable compendium of all the major hacking incidents of the 
past several years./" ~ Scott W, reviewing 'We Are Legion'

"/A conscience is what hurts when all your other parts feel so good./"

"/Every burned book or house enlightens the world; every suppressed or 
expunged word reverberates through the earth from side to side./"  
~Ralph Waldo Emerson

"/Censorship reflects a society's lack of confidence in itself. It is a 
hallmark of an authoritarian regime./"EUR? ~Potter Stewart, Associate 
Justice of the US Supreme Court 1958-1981

doors open 6:40; film starts promptly 7pm
243 Broadway, Cambridge - corner of Broadway and Windsor,
entrance on Windsor
rule19.org/videos <http://rule19.org/videos>

Please join us for a stimulating night out; bring your friends!
*free film & free door prizes
****[donations are encouraged]
*feel free to bring your own snacks and soft drinks - no alcohol allowed
"/You can't legislate good will - that comes through education/." ~ 
Malcolm X

*UPandOUT film series* - see rule19.org/videos <http://rule19.org/videos>

Why should YOU care? It's YOUR money that pays for US/Israeli wars - on 
Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran, Palestine, Libya. Syria, Iran, So America, etc 
etc - for billionaire bailouts, for ever more ubiquitous US prisons, for 
the loss of liberty and civil rights...

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