'We stand for all humanity and the freedom of speech and information' - EXCLUSIVE interview with all of Anonymous, part 1
After writing my article on a rift between WikiLeaks and Anonymous in which I asked Anonymous and WikiLeaks to contact me regarding the situation Anonymous was kind enough to do so. I requested an audio or studio interview but this was impossible due to their security concerns. We agreed on an e-mail interview, the results of which were published last week.
During the time that has passed another Anonymous member was gathering the answers to all of my questions from the group as a whole and arranged for audio to be provided. The sources have been authenticated. The digitized voice is to protect the identity of the Anonymous member(s), who wishes to remain anonymous. The answers below reflect the opinion a random number of the entire group after a week of polling them, as opposed to our earlier interview which was more limited in scope as to the number of participants. Anonymous refers to the collective consciousness of the group as the "hivemind" and states that to properly get feedback would require the participation of over 9,000 Anons.
I think it is important to note that: Anonymous is a living entity that adapts, assimilates and bends within the environment it finds itself in. As for WikiLeaks and Anonymous, well, I guess you could say, with literary latitude, that they have kissed and made up.
I believe in protecting my sources, as did my wonderful higher-ups, so it was agreed to use the voice. Thanks for your interest and please stay with the Voice of Russia. More to come.
Interview with the hacktivist group Anonymous, Part 1.
Robles: "Can you tell us any other reasons that have not been publicized as to why Anonymous has decided to part ways with WikiLeaks?"
Anonymous: There is no official Anonymous positioning on WikiLeaks: Not all of Anonymous have parted from WikiLeaks (bear in mind that Anonymous frequently is abused by idiots and infiltrators that attempt to post nonsense to discredit us). Let's get this straight: WikiLeaks is doing good stuff and we all know what has been done to Assange so far. Anonymous stands up for freedom of speech as well as freedom of information.
Based on the WikiLeaks issue about the paywall where one couldn't access their cables without donating. Some Anons saw a 'clear' censorship of information there and feared, WikiLeaks could have become what they once fought against. This is, why there are now sites like Par:AnoIA (par-anoia.net) that spread info apart from WikiLeaks. But again - in the end it's about freedom of speech and information. It would Make no sense NOT to support transparency and non disclosure of sources. As you can see in the end we don't have to agree with each other all the time.
WikiLeaks' model has proven to be unsustainable though, because of the fact that it has a head and therefore can be taken out as we're seeing with Assange. No worries TYLER is coming to circumvent this.
Robles:"There have been statements that Anonymous plans to release secret files about WikiLeaks, can you give us a few details about these files and what kind of revelations they will provide?"
Anonymous: Where did you get this info?
Robles:"If WikiLeaks goes down the tubes how do you think this will affect Julian Assange and his current situation?"
Anonymous: This is some wild speculation here. Neither do we have some crystal ball, nor are we very much into fortune telling. The present situation has enough jobs and concerns to care about. The situation with Julian Assange will not change - it’s a witch hunt. Hopefully he runs for senate and gets diplomatic immunity.
His situation is unfortunate because the response by State departments is obviously overblown. There are numerous articles of information that may lead the public to believe the charges against him are false and yet they are rarely reported on.
One of his accusers, for instance, has ties to the Central Intelligence Agency and we doubt you will ever hear anything about that on the state controlled CNN.
Robles:"Can you tell us something no one else knows about TYLER?"
Anonymous: The Secret is there is NO Secret. Won’t tell more for a simple reason - freedom of information. Got it? We tell what we can tell, besides: we really would be happy, if journalists cared more about the content of the info/cables than into what they think is secrets or drama. This would help us to reach a next step in spreading truth to the public about things people really should care about. Or maybe yes...
Robles: "In what ways will TYLER be better than WikiLeaks?"
Anonymous: TYLER will “bee” a Massively Distributed Uncensorable Collaborative Wiki-P2P Cipherspace Structure ergo no centralized system, no heads – this will avoid any problems related to having a spokesperson: Assange problems.
Robles:"Was there any special reason for choosing the date December 21, 2012? Some people believe that on that date when all of the planets align and when the Mayan calendar ends, the world, as we know it, will end."
Anonymous: As you probably will have researched yourself, Mayan calendar goes on. Many people think it’s a point of ascension, a change of global consciousness. The 12/21/2012 meme can be used to bring out strong emotions within the human psyche, especially in the western culture, where the apocalypse is the hot button. OR maybe we actually believe this will cause the world to end.... Who knows. ;)
Just for a little clear up: TYLER is not to be released on Dec, 21. The actual release date is Dec, 12. Please watch this video
Robles: "What is the current status of all of the members of Anonymous who were indicted in the US? Can you give us details about where their cases currently stand?"
Anonymous: We won't talk about ongoing cases, besides of the official information everyone has anyways. Our fallen brothers and sisters will never be forgotten though. Information is widely available in their specific counties and courthouses for more info you can go to
Robles: "What is the underlying philosophy of Anonymous?"
Anonymous: We don't have an "agenda" - we are human beings who are worried about the things we see, that are going on in the world right now, and we express our concerns: It is about exposing corruption, freedom of speech, freedom of information and protecting the Internet, as is the ether from where the liberation will emerge. Furthermore, to expose who the ruling elite are and how they manipulate and enslave humanity. (Wait.... I thought WE were the elite? Lulz)
In general supporting justice and universal human rights seem to be the core foundations of Anonymous right now. It's hard to define, because Anonymous is constantly changing. Its principals are defined by collective decisions. So far, anyone claiming to be Anonymous that has tried to derail the idea of promoting universal equality and true justice have been attacked by Anons and denounced.
Robles: "What would you say to people who say you are criminals?"
Anonymous:"Is saying NO to our Governments a Crime?" We would encourage them to educate themselves, to think outside of the box as well as use their logic. We probably would also educate them on certain media distortion that plays a big role when it comes to topics like this one. Given that logic. Then they would have to call protestors in picket line criminals.
Robles: "Please describe the decentralized nature of Anonymous, why there are no official spokes people and why this is the case?"
Anonymous: Anonymous is a loose knit collective. If there were leaders or an official spokesperson Anonymous could be weak or touchable for the FEDs. This empowers Anonymous. Please watch this video which explains this idea beautifully:
Anonymous is an idea. Not an immediate goal. It’s beautiful how within the collective structure you are absolutely free. Everybody has his/her own reasons for being Anonymous. We all look the same but behind the mask we are individuals, individuals who don’t want to be commanded.
Bear in mind, every action you take when truly decided by yourself and not because of someone commands you to leads to 100% engagement. “United we stand divided we fall”
Robles: "Can you discuss some of the attempts by intelligence agencies and law enforcement organizations to infiltrate Anonymous?"
Anonymous: These attempts always have been and always will be there. To us they are good on terms of awareness. We wished the reasons why we are doing, what we are doing would be transported to the public as well as these infiltration-stories. Generally this means to us that Anonymous isn't just a game, but one has to be aware what he is doing and also to be able to care about his security. This is why we have special channels within our communication to provide new Anons with security information etc.
In the end the name is the game. As we are Anonymous we don't share personal information. As for we stand united for our ideas and ideals as well as this is another way to protect ourselves. We would like to refer people to the history books on this issue. You should investigate a group of activists during the Vietnam War known as the "Camden 28."
The American public in particular should be aware of the fact that in the National Defense Authorization Act of 2013, the American government is attempting to legalize the use of propaganda against the American public, something that has been illegal since the end of World War II. It is a reformation of the Smith-Mundt Act. People need to be aware of this because it could allow the government to begin mass funding for sock-puppet social media accounts, which is something that is already taking place. The Israeli government is famous for utilizing these techniques against its population.
Robles: "Can you give us any specifics about FBI/CIA/MI-6 attempts at getting at your people, influencing Anonymous and infiltration etc?"
Anonymous: No, we will give no particulars.
Robles: "Why are your members ready to put their lives on the line for the cause?"
Anonymous: That is real activism or hacktivism (Internet). If you are just sitting around and watch TV or something like this, nothing will change. Lives on the line? We stand for all humanity. Do you think Gandhi put his life on the line for just himself?
There are those that are somewhat awake to the banker occupation of this planet and there are those that yearn for truth but just can’t figure how to get to it! They know something is not right with their lives and especially the lives of the poorest of the poor. Everyone wants to rid this planet of poverty, and its doable if it were allowed. If we have to put our necks on the line to expose the bankers that don’t allow that...Then so be it.
I guess you can consider us as collateral damage. We see all over the world these links of events and influences of actions common citizens don’t see or don’t mind to see. Some friends that are journalists in the US and in the Middle East, openly oppose corruption and are frequently detained/arrested and even some are put in prison.
Anonymous may be our last hope to spread necessary information about corruption without fear of being illegally imprisoned. There are no heroes here. We are actively doing this to because it's the right thing to do and we'll continue to do so regardless of the consequences.
Close. End Part 1
The digitized voice in this interview is to protect the identity of the speaker who wishes to remain anonymous and who is speaking for the entire movement or group. After the publication of our last interview I requested audio, if it was possible. Due to security concerns it was impossible to conduct a normal phone interview. The entire Anonymous collective, or at least enough of them to be certain that they were speaking for all members, got together and over the course of the last couple of weeks collectively answered each of the questions. The digitized voice is the official voice of Anonymous as a whole.