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Republican Websites Hacked in Protest of Inaugurations
19 Jan 2005
In solidarity with the billions around the world who are being oppressed under the Bush agenda, The Internet Liberation Front has hacked and defaced six Republican websites who push forward the sick and violent ideology of warfare, capitalism, and profit over people.
NOT MY PRESIDENT, NOT MY WAR! THIS WHOLE SYSTEM IS ROTTEN TO THE CORE!

In solidarity with the billions around the world who are being oppressed under the Bush agenda, The Internet Liberation Front has hacked and defaced six Republican websites who push forward the sick and violent ideology of warfare, capitalism, and profit over people.

The will of the people was not expressed in these elections. Imperialist war, tax cuts for the rich, and ecological destruction are not in the interest of working people or the stability of our global society. The bush administration are rich lying thieves, these inaugurations are a joke, and the whole system is corrupt.

We will not be their slaves and let them get away with murder. Activists and hackers alike are rising up to resist the Bush administration using street protest, sabatage, and hacktivism. You won't hear about it on their televisions cause the revolution is in the streets!

The massive counter-inauguration protests in DC is only the beginning. Expect four more years of resistance to the U.S. war machine. Hacktivists of the world, unite!


COUNTER-INAUGURATION RESOURCES
anarchistresistance.org
counter-inaugural.org

PROTEST RESOURCES
infoshop.org
indymedia.org
crimethinc.com
broadleft.org/

HACKTIVIST RESOURCES
thehacktivist.com
electronic disturbance theatre
hackthissite.org
2600.com
hbx.us
fromthewilderness.com/PDF/Commonwealth.pdf



FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
January 18, 2005
To coincide with the massive protests in DC against the inauguration of George W. Bush, the Internet Liberation Front has launched a hacktivist campaign against Republican websites. Six websites were hacked and defaced with a statement against the Bush agenda of war and corporate cronyism.

"The will of the people was not expressed in these elections. Imperialist war, tax cuts for the rich, and ecological destruction are not in the interest of working people or the stability of our global society.", the hackers wrote in a statement posted on the websites belonging to the Arizona Young Republicans, Students4Freedom.com, CollegeConservative.com, Freedominion.ca, RepublicanFirst.com, and Freedominstitute.ca.

The hackers, calling themselves the Internet Liberation Front, has done no damage to the systems and do not believe hacktivism to be a violent tactic. "Using direct action techniques such as website defacements and financial disruption, 'hacktivists' are able to put pressure and accountability on politicians to make progressive and revolutionary changes".

You can see a mirror of the defacement at http://www.freewebs.com/internetliberationfront/

You can contact us through all of the following emails: ilf (at) dcemail.com, intlibfront (at) doneasy.com, and ilf (at) bolt.com

What is the Internet Liberation Front(ILF)?
The ILF is a decentralized tactic used by politically motivated hackers to commit acts of electronic civil disobedience against corrupt corporations and governments. Using direct action techniques such as website defacements and financial disruption, 'hacktivists' are able to put pressure and accountability on politicians to make bring progressive and revolutionary changes.

We are not a specific group of people. We are a generation of hackers who feel indignation and want to build a world free from parasitic bosses and rulers. All who want to join the resistance movement are free to use the name ILF. We are everywhere!
See also:
http://www.freewebs.com/internetliberationfront/

This work is in the public domain

Comments

Re: Republican Websites Hacked in Protest of Inaugurations
19 Jan 2005
Wow, keyboards against guns. Won't have to wait to see how this one ends...
Re: Republican Websites Hacked in Protest of Inaugurations
19 Jan 2005
A little hypocritical, no? The claim they are for free speech yet the deny the free speech of conservatives on their own websites.
IMC sites hacked in retaliation
20 Jan 2005
I suggest you check the listserve and see what happened to New Hampshire IMC, Vermont IMC, Oklahoma IMC, and North Texas IMC. We didnt deface them, we erased the fucking databases. Unfortunately, North Texas and Oklahoma had backups (albeit a week old). Not so for nhimc and vtimc.

WARNING:

If any more sites are hacked in protest, and promoted by the Indymedia Network, we will declare cyber war on the ENTIRE network.
Re: Republican Websites Hacked in Protest of Inaugurations
20 Jan 2005
"If any more sites are hacked in protest, and promoted by the Indymedia Network, we will declare cyber war on the ENTIRE network."

Are you going to declare video war on CNN next time they cover an attack on US troops in Iraq?
Re: Republican Websites Hacked in Protest of Inaugurations
20 Jan 2005
Real nice hack into some web sites then as an added bonus you get to bitch and moan when the feds come after you.
Re: Republican Websites Hacked in Protest of Inaugurations
21 Jan 2005
Why are you assuming that Indy Media supports these hacking actions? We have no official position on them one way or another and some people in our collective actually oppose such actions. Read the disclaimer--just because it's posted here, doesn't mean we agree with it--after all anyone can post here. No, we haven't hidden this post, but that's because it doesn't violate our editorial policy.