Police believe that they have identified the individual on the right, thanks to tips from multiple informants, pictured in front of Nike Town on May first, 2012.
Recently released public documents are shedding light on the ongoing federal grand jury investigation that has been targeting anarchists from Washington State to Portland, Oregon. One of the targets of police investigators was supposedly identified “after two people who knew details about him called police on the May Day tip line,” according to the Seattle PI report on the documents. Allegedly those under investigation participated in the trashing of many corporate stores, banks and a federal courthouse in downtown Seattle on May Day. We expect that eventually the identities of these informants will be known, and they will receive the reception they deserve.
The National Lawyers Guild has offered support via their national hotline to those targeted as a result of grand jury investigations.
Anthony “Tony” Hayne, 35 of Cleveland, Ohio has agreed to testify against his co-defendants: four activists associated with Occupy Cleveland that allegedly planned with an FBI informant to bomb a bridge. Hayne hopes to receive a lighter sentence in exchange for his testimony, which will increase the chances of the other four spending more time in prison. Anthony Hayne is a cowardly snitch. Rather than take responsibility for his own actions he is seeking to shift the blame onto others, who are much younger than he.
According to his attorney “He feels absolutely terrible” and “he’s very glad no one got hurt.” We agree that he should feel terrible but we doubt he does the way he should. When comrades snitch people get hurt. We hope that Hayne get’s hurt too and learns that snitching isn’t going to make things any easier for him.
Gail Stevens, mother of a 20-year-old defendant in the case spoke out today, against the FBI, and their use of convicted felon, 39-year-old Shaquille Azir. Stevens compared Azir to a “sexual predator.” Azir provided transportation, money and ultimately a phony bomb. It is claimed that he also provided the plan.
Hector Xavier Monsegur, 29-years-old, has been working for the FBI to entrap and gather information about his Anonymous and LulzSec compatriots since shortly after his arrest last summer. Unfortunately this has only been public knowledge since March. Monsegur was mentioned in last weeks Wired Magazine story about the internal workings of Anonymous.
Monsegur lives with his two children in a 6th floor apartment in the Jacob Reis Housing Projects on Manhattan’s Lower East Side. His treachery led to the arrest and imprisonment of numerous activist hackers or hacktivists in the U.K. and U.S.. Jeremy Hammond is one individual who faces years behind bars thanks to Monsegur’s continued cooperation with federal authorities.
Monsegur deserves the worst.
Jeremy deserves your support.
“Jeremy Hammond is accused of using his computer savvy to attack conservative groups and State operators. He is being charged with providing Wikileaks the documents for their latest Stratfor release.” – FreeHammond.com
Donations are welcome as are letters of solidarity. Write to Jeremy at:
If you are in the NYC area this month there is even more you can do to support Jeremy. On Friday, July 13th at 8:30pm, a noise demo will be held outside the Metropolitan Correctional Center (MCC) in solidarity with Jeremy Hammond. The event will conclude at 9pm.
On the July 23rd 2012
, the Jeremy Hammond Support Network will sponsor a rally in NYC to show support for Jeremy. Friends, family, and supporters of Jeremy Hammond will gather at Foley Square for a brief march to the Metropolitan Correctional Center where we will pack the courtroom in solidarity with Jeremy.
Briana Waters was sentenced to 48 months (four years) in prison last Friday. She had already served three years when her sentence was overturned. Rather than face another trial and the testimony of activists turned cooperating witnesses Jennifer Kolar and Lacey Phillabaum, Waters decided to follow their lead and agreed to plea guilty and testify against her former partner Justin Solondz. All were arrested in connection with the Earth Liberation Front (ELF) arson of the University of Washington horticulture building in 2001. The target was selected because the activists erroneously thought a researcher there was studying genetically modified trees. Water’s betrayal may have spared her from two years in prison but it cost someone else who once trusted her seven years of his life.