Tunisia Is The First Anonymous Revolution

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Tunisians celebrate their victory

Wikileaks played a minor part in the revolution in Tunisia that ended last week with dictator Ben Ali fleeing the country—the information posted on Wikileaks merely confirmed what Tunisians had known all along.  The credit has to go to the Tunisian people themselves.  The most important factor was the help they got from Anonymous – a group of like-minded individuals who put together a well orchestrated online campaign they called Operation Tunisia.

When Tunisian dictator Ben Ali shut down the open Internet, jailed free bloggers, and closed down Wikileaks in Tunisia, people started to take to the streets.  Anonymous, through coordinated DDoS attacks, took down government sites, servers and state-run media channels.  The government’s home page was replaced with a picture of a pirate ship under the words “Payback is a Bitch, Isn’t It?”   Ben Ali could not communicate with the people of Tunisia.

At the same time, Anonymous opened up the lines of communication for Tunisians on Twitter, IRC, Flicker and YouTube.  Operation Tunisia posted videos of support on YouTube.  One of the videos described the motives of Anonymous:  “No media is able to describe the situation in Tunisia:  The (Tunisian) government has jailed the free bloggers and prevented local and international media from getting factual information out of the country.  Anonymous is collecting videos and testimonies directly from Tunisian citizens on the streets and on the Internet.  Because Anonymous thinks YOU NEED TO KNOW, Anonymous will fight against those who are trying to prevent you from knowing the truth.  Anonymous will fight against those who want to steal from Tunisians their right to free expression.  . . .”

 

Anonymous advertises for volunteers

Another Anonymous video on YouTube encouraged Tunisians to, “Join us on the IRC – irc.anonops.ru #opTunisia.   If you live in Tunisia – come out on the streets this January 6 and let your voice be heard!

A Reuters article,  by journalists Marius Bosch and Georgina Prodhan states, “ Thousands of Anons from around the world took it upon themselves to fight for the people of Tunisia and even discouraged locals from taking part due to the danger of government persecution.   ‘If you are Tunisian, do not participate in the DDoS attack,’ One Anon warned on a communications channel.  ‘Chances are that you will get traced and arrested.  Unless you have means to conceal your IP and know what you are doing, do NOT attack.’”

After victory, Tunisians posted a video on YouTube in German.  This is a translation:  “On behalf of all Tunisians, I want to thank Anonymous.  Anonymous were the only ones to help us. Anonymous has blocked all governmental websites because the government has blocked our internet access so we may not get information.  Thank you Anonymous!  We want to let you know that you have found new allies and that there are many more people living in oppression.”

Indeed on January 20, Anonymous launched Operation Algeria in response to escalating protests in that country (see below).

Why Tunisia?   For Anons the highest ideal is freedom of information—they are radically opposed to censorship.   On Jan 21 2010, reporting on the cyber-attacks on Google and computers of Chinese dissidents by the Chinese government, the BBC said that Hilary Clinton said that “China along with Tunisia and Uzbekistan had boosted censorship”.  Among Arab countries, Tunisia had the most political prisoners and jailed journalists.

Compare how Anonymous defeated a dictator in Tunisia (bloodless, nonviolent) to how the US government “brought democracy” to Iraq and Afganistan—a ten year quagmire of destruction of the countries’ infrastructure and massive military and civilian deaths that continue to this day.

 

The dictator of Tunisia, Ben Ali, at the Whitehouse in 2004

The Obama administration has been, at best, ambivalent about Tunisia and, at worst, compliant (by their silence) in the human rights abuses.  Just recently, the Bush Administration was increasing links between the US and Tunisia and downplaying human rights concerns.   In December 2003, Secretary of State Colin Powell said, “Our bilateral relationship is very, very strong. . . . We are great admirers of Tunisia and the progress that has been achieved under President Ben Ali’s leadership.”

Despite the fact that freedoms of the press, association, and expression were extremely restricted in Tunisia, Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, on a visit to Tunisia in 2006, called the country a “democracy” saying, “We have a very long relationship with Tunisia. . . . Tunisia is a moderate Muslim nation that has been and is today providing very constructive leadership in the world.” (Associated Press)

In their own words, Anonymous says that it is “just an idea – an internet meme – that can be appropriated by anyone, anytime, to rally for a common cause that’s in the benefit of human kind.  This means anyone can launch a new ideological message or campaign under the banner of Anonymous.  Anyone can take up a leading role in spreading the Anon-consciousness.”  While Anonymous began as a group of teenage computer hackers, it no longer is, Anonymous is open to all people.   It now represents average people who want to get involved.

Anonymous is growing in numbers: after the jailing of Wikileaks’ Assange in December and Anon attacks on sites that tried to block Wikileaks—Visa, Mastercard, Paypal, a Swiss bank, etc.—many citizens joined them and they now have 10 000 members.

In their Reuter’s article Bosch and Prodhan say, “Global chaos is not Anonymous’ aim. . . . As the WikiLeaks and Tunisia cases show, the group targets specific institutions and its attacks are designed to temporarily delay more than destroy. . . . ‘This time last week, ex-Tunisian Ben Ali president didn’t think he’d be running for the hills, with Anonymous activists on his heels,’  Jon Newton of P2Pnet writes. ‘There’s no doubt about it.  The bastions of corporate and government dominance are being battered down by People to People Power.’”

 

9 Responses to “Tunisia Is The First Anonymous Revolution”

  1. DEJAN DEJANOVIC says:

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  2. Yoroshiku says:

    Hey there, first time listener, first time caller…etc etc….

    I’m intrigued to hear your opinions regarding Anonymous and Assange, given that your article above puts Assange squarely in the Rothschild Fold, and yet Anonymous seem or seemed to be very Pro-Assange.

    I actually tried to engage a discussion on the Why We Protest Forums, regarding all the theories etc about the Rothschilds, and I got some polite responses, which were basically to do with why Humans feel the need for conspiracy theories etc. All really positive replies, but being that you’re the first person I’ve found who a) can actually write clearly and seems to have a grasp of things b) can see the potential of Anonymous, I was wondering how you felt about Anonymous Vs Rothschild? Surely out of anyone, a Collective such as they has the potential to actually uncover real answers?

    I hoep that didn’t sound ranty! I was trying to articulate things that are slippery at this late hour.

    Anyways, all the best. Hope to hear from you.

    • che20/20 says:

      I wanted to believe in Assange too, but when I did my research I found far too many hard, definite links to the Rothschilds. I have researched Anonymous but I could not find anything–they came up clean (though they are very secretive–which may be justified considering the nature of their activities). Also their past activities, like their attack on Scientology, don’t seem to be motivated by NWO/Rothschild or CIA goals. Anonymous’ structure is nebulous and they don’t seem to have the structure that can be controlled by the Roths, etc.. Anonymous is rabidly pro freedom-of-info so it seems consistent that they would support Wikileaks (though I would like to see them extend their focus on dictators to the international banking cartels). In the near future, protest will shift from the streets to the Internet and Anonymous is the organization, or the blueprint, for the type of democratic protests that can ultimately free us from the plutocracy that controls the world.

  3. [...] changing their location to Tehran in the midst of the 2009 election protests to claiming credit for helping young Arabs to empower themselves through social media.Wikileaks impresario, Julian Assange, also brazenly tried to take credit for [...]

  4. [...] Shortly after the WikiLeaks operation, in late 2010/early 2011 the movement that has now become known as the “Arab Spring” began to take flight in Tunisia. The story of a revolution in Tunisia begins with a twenty-six year old man, Mohamed Bouazizi, who operated a simple fruit and vegetable cart in order to provide income to his family. He continually faced harassment from police and other local officials for no reason other than typical bureaucratic tyrannical nonsense. He would have his produce confiscated, his scales taken from him, or have fines levied against him for operating his business without a permit. Of course, Bouazizi was never able to properly obtain a permit because the state would never allow him one. So after continued harassment he took action in protest of the tyrannical government he was living under and poured lighter fluid all over his body and set himself on fire. Bouazizi died from the burns he had sustained but it was not in vain. He was the spark of a revolution in not just his home country of Tunisia but across the Middle East. His actions inspired many of his fellow countrymen and led to the downfall of the 23 year long regime of President Zain El-Abedine Ben Ali. Ben Ali’s downfall did not come without a fight however. The government placed the capital city of Tunis under curfew, banned public gatherings and authorized security forces to fire on anyone refusing to obey orders. They also shut down the internet. [...]

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  7. navin says:

    The Arabs and Muslims need to get togeather and stop this invasion by America. The Arab and muslims states will not get any freedom but will be killed just like the Iraq’s are until now 1.6million killed. Americans only want to sell boms and guns.Period.

  8. ses says:

    I thought you were trying to sell the idea of Anonymous being the greatest thing since sliced bread. They are impressionable to say the least and are creating the stage for a NWO. Do you really believe that Soros and the organizations donating money are not doing it for their own purpose? As far as Egypt, the new pres, is going for a loan through IMF and I am sure you know who controls that; as well as the french woman that you noted taking Kahn’s place. I am sure she wants to open many ISLAMic banks; but you have to remember they are in Rothschild’s territory and will eventually be taken. You did answer my question on why so many Muslims were in European countries. I am religious and could not understand whey GOD had separated the two kingdoms of Israel the person and Ishmael and now they are living as one. Thank you for your research. It was a good read and kept me up past my bedtime. :)

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