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Listen to audio of a new Barrett Brown interview from prison:… “The rule of law is a myth.” 25 days until a #FreeBB

Barrett Brown is an award winning journalist who’s currently serving time in a Federal prison for sharing a URL on the internet. His “crime” pales in comparison to what Hillary Clinton did, and yet he’s in jail while she runs for President. Fortunately Barrett will be released from prison at the end of this month. This is an exclusive interview with Barrett from inside his prison with his thoughts on freedom, the election and the future of Barrett Brown.

the rule of law is a myth.. it has existed at times/places.. but if doesn’t always apply.. at all times/equally.. it doesn’t really exist.. rule of law has to be everywhere

10 min – this dance of disingenuousness obscurantism that our democracy has fallen into..

14 min – q: are you worried about your safety in there.. a: not at all.. fbi can’t come in and get you..


first intro to Barrett:

Journalist Barrett Brown is spending his final month in prison exposing more abuses in the US prison system: #FreeBB

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fully capable of entertaining myself in prison if need be

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The U.S. government decided today that because I did such a good job at investigating the cyber-industrial complex, they’re now going to send me to investigate the prison-industrial complex.

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Barrett Lancaster Brown (born August 14, 1981) is an American journalist, essayist and satirist. He founded Project PM, a research collaboration and wiki, to facilitate analysis of the troves of hacked emails and other leaked information concerning the inner workings of the cyber-military-industrial complex.

In January 2015, Brown was sentenced to 63 months in federal prison for the crimes of accessory after the fact,obstruction of justice, and threatening a federal officer stemming from the FBI’s investigation into the 2012 Stratfor email leak. Prosecutors had previously brought other charges associated with his sharing of an HTTP link to the leaked Stratfor data, but those charges were dropped in 2014. As part of his sentence, Brown was also required to pay almost $900,000 to Stratfor.

Prior to 2011, Brown had ties with the hacktivist collective Anonymous.





Barrett is released to his family at 9AM tomorrow and makes his way to a halfway house by 4PM. A gradual end to a harrowing 4-year ordeal.


feb 2017

Barrett Brown Interview: Journalist IMPRISONED For Exposing Truth…

either trump years will be a disaster.. or an impetus for something diff..

can now collab w/o any intermediary.. for first time..

we haven’t integrated that new reality into how we handle politics/pursue change/activism… i hope to provide a tool..  better integrate work..

hosting-life-bits – mech simple enough

when we get that ethos.. in front of people.. there are a number of people.. who will get up

like 7 bn..

have to look at how this is org’d..  great deal of potential that can be harnessed

31 min – how can these be used to create a whole new civic situation.. we don’t have to work w/in existing institution… ones we’re still using because of inertia

human\e constitution ness

35 min – asked how he handled learning how futile it was to rely on journalism and telling the prison story… a: you can live on hate pretty easily.. when i get out.. how to create tools of opposition.. *how do we bypass our institutions and create new ones..

*a nother way

38 min – i got to experiment a little bit with insurgency.. in the belly of the beast

40 min – i can’t stop if they’re not going to.. and that’s useful/helpful..

41 min – for me being one of 15 most dangerous .. and they titled me a hacker.. when i’m not.. but they couldn’t say i’m a journalist who will tell about criminal things they do

42 min – even when people know the right thing.. they will follow orders

44 min – fascism always draws on the police and armed forces.. who might see you and humanity.. but won’t/can’t take a bullet for you



Just spoke to Barrett Brown who is out and home and sounding great. The madness continues… cc @FreeBarrett_


Anonymous NEWS (@4n0nc47) tweeted at 8:36 PM on Tue, May 30, 2017:
#BarrettBrown: On My Recent Return to Prison and Catching Up With Old Friends #FreeBB

Most of all, I know there’s no point in reporting any of this.

most of all, I realized that journalism will not be enough to save this country.


Johann Hari (@johannhari101) tweeted at 0:49 PM on Sun, Apr 03, 2016:
Barrett Brown’s writing from prison is hilarious & amazing