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Sean Swain

Sean Swain is a hostage held by a lawless rogue-state calling itself “The State of Ohio.”   He has been held without legal conviction or sentence since 1991 for the self-defense killing of a court official’s relative who broke into Sean’s home and threatened his life. In 2011, the Ohio Adult Parole Authority gave Sean a continuance of 5 years without notifying his counsel of a full-board hearing as required by statute. None of the State’s laws apply in Sean Swain’s case. His next parole eligibility date is in 2016 but there is no reason to believe the State will have any greater regard for justice or truth than it does now, so Sean has stated that he will not attend that hearing.

Sean is the only son of a retired auto worker and stay-home mom. He has renounced his high school diploma, his college degree, and his honorable discharge from the U.S. military. Before being taken hostage, Sean worked as a newspaper columnist and as a union organizer.

According to the federal courts, Sean’s prison writings “promote anarchy and rebellion against authority.”   Since he has been stripped of all constitutional protections he has been forced to write underground like writers in all fascist police states. His work is available for free in print and on-line because the system of capital sucks and nobody should be paid for telling the truth.

Sean ran for Ohio Governor in 2006 and 2010 on a Zapatista platform that in many ways prefigured the Occupy Movement. He supports arming the homeless, burning down banks and courthouses, abolishing the State, and dismantling civilization in order to make something better. Though innocent of any crime, and though he is held without legal conviction or sentence, Sean will only be liberated when the illegitimate power of the lawless rogue state holding him hostage is abolished once and for all.

The State started the war. Sean Swain intends to finish it.

Write to Sean:

Sean Swain #243-205

OSP

878 Coitsville-Hubbard Rd

Youngstown, OH 44505

Website: seanswain.org

Donate: http://seanswain.org/donate/

Gottfrid Svartholm Warg AKA Anakata

 

Per Gottfrid Svartholm Warg (born 17 October 1984), alias anakata, is a Swedish computer specialist, well known as the co-founder of the BitTorrent site The Pirate Bay together with Fredrik Neij and Peter Sunde. He has also created the tracker software Hypercube (open source software under no specific license) which was used to run The Pirate Bay web site and tracker.

On 31 January 2008, The Pirate Bay operators — Peter Sunde, Fredrik Neij, Gottfrid Svartholm and Carl Lundström (CEO of The Pirate Bay’s former ISP) — were charged with “promoting other people’s infringements of copyright laws”. The trial began on 16 February 2009. On 17 April 2009, Sunde and his co-defendants were found to be guilty of “assisting in making copyright content available” Each defendant was sentenced to one year in prison and they were ordered to pay damages of 30 million SEK (approximately €3,390,317 or US$4,222,980), to be apportioned between the four defendants. The defendants lawyers have appealed to the Svea Court of Appeal together with a request for a retrial in the district court because of the recent suspicion of bias on behalf of judge Tomas Norström. Under Swedish law, the verdict is not lawful until all appeals have been processed.

As of 20 April 2009, Svartholm is the subject of an investigation by Swedish prosecutors looking into his role in The Student Bay, a file sharing site specializing in academic texts. Svartholm claims he had no knowledge of the site. The site was reported by the Swedish Association for Educational Writers in December 2008 claiming it violated copyright law.
In October 2009, Stockholm District Court ordered that Svartholm is banned from operating the Pirate Bay, despite the facts that he was no longer living in Sweden, and the Pirate Bay was no longer located there.
In October 2011, a Swedish court ordered that Svartholm be jailed for not attending a court appearance.

On 30 August 2012, at the request of Swedish authorities, Svartholm was arrested by Cambodian police in the capital Phnom Penh, where he had been living for several years. Cambodia has no extradition treaty with Sweden, but Cambodian police spokesman Kirth Chantharith told the AFP news agency “we’ll look into our laws and see how we can handle this case”. Subsequently, Cambodian police were reported stating that the Swedish government had requested that Gottfried be deported in connection with “a crime related to information technology”.

Write him at:
Gottfrid Svartholm Warg
171084
Att: Jens Jørgensen
Politigården
1567 København V
Denmark

Or send letters via email at [email protected]

Website: http://freeanakata.se/index
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FreeAnakata
Twitter: @free_anakata

Messages of Support for Lauri Love

 

Student Activist Lauri Love has been indicted on 2 counts of hacking a long list of US Government websites. It is currently unknown if any extradition requests are going to be made or accepted.
It would be impossible for Lauri to be given a fair hearing in the U.S. and if put on trial there he faces two counts of hacking, each carrying a sentence of up to 10 years. This is grossly disproportionate to the crimes he is accused of committing.

It is essential at this stage that there is a movement against all attempts to extradite him from the UK to the U.S., the country with the most to answer for on an international scale for spying and illegal surveillance.

You can leave messages for Lauri here and he will be able to receive your words support.  #LauriLove

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/nolove4us

Twitter:  https://twitter.com/NoLove4USGov


Our hearts are broken at the outrageous sentence handed down in the Hammond case.   What the state failed to recognize is Jeremy’s strong love for people and his wish to help others whenever possible.  With this in mind, my name is Sue Crabtree and I am very proud to be a part of the Anonymous Solidarity Network.  We had a speech prepared the day of the hearing but I was emotionally unable to deliver that speech after court so I will provide it to you here:

Since March 6, 2012 the day Jeremy Hammond was arrested in Chicago, we have waited for the day that he would be  vindicated, to walk free on his charges, or the day he would be sentenced, and we would learn his fate. Today is not the day we had hoped for. Today is not the day that justice prevailed, that the U.S. Government was brought to task for their illegal prosecution of Hammond, and their own crimes, as brought to light by the Stratfor hack, and Snowden and Manning's leak revelations.
 A few days ago on twitter, it was mentioned that political hacking prosecutions are now cover for the prosecution of sedition. The failure to adhere to political narrative, to take comfort in lies, to partake in illegal wars and spying, this failure garners a sentence like Jeremy received today. Today was not the day that justice prevailed. It was never going to be that easy. Jeremy knew this himself when he became involved in Anonymous. There was an urgency in his actions, a deeply held dedication that manifested itself in his involvement with Freeanons.org. Jeremy was there at its inception. He created our first site. His deeply held concern for the Paypal14, whose case still drags through the court, and arrests overseas, all arrested Anons, never wavered, even after he was imprisoned. He shared his funds with them. He asked about them repeatedly, to make sure that they had access to whatever limited resources Freeanons had. This is the kind of spirit that he has. 
The Free Jeremy Hammond Support Network arose the day we learned Jeremy had been arrested. Since that time, we have networked with an amazing array of activists, hacktivists, lawyers and media to use Jeremy's case to further his purpose. We never wavered, and we, as a whole, are stronger today than ever. This is not an end for us. Our work has just begun. Today, justice did not prevail. We never expected it would. We cannot expect justice from a system that requires a Hammond, a Manning or a Snowden to call out its failures. Instead, we created our own victory, one of human spirit. Together, with Jeremy at the center of our efforts, we persevered, and overcame our differences for a greater cause, the one that has us gathered here. This is far better than an illusory justice. Together we have won more than justice. The truth belongs to us. Our bonds belong to us. We have Jeremy to thank for this. With that we offer a heartfelt thanks to our supporters who donated time and effort, every single one. They are worldwide, and they are legion. 
The Free Jeremy Hammond Support Network, working hand in hand with FreeAnons.org to assist all jailed political prisoners, would like to send our thanks to every person who cared enough to share a link, send a letter or book or messagesof support to Jeremy via the Support Network. This battle can never be considered lost as this has brought too many together and we truly are one legion in a fight for justice for all that expose the government and their programs designed to attack and unjustly jail people who defy the rules put in place to punish whistleblowers.

Jeremy is on his way to his final destination. Please hold all mail until we provide you with a new mailing address.

 

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