‘Anonymous’ targets Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke

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  1. Anonymous Member

    ‘Anonymous’ targets Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke
    By Business Insider
    June 13, 2011 @ 8:49 am

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    Anonymous has set its sights on Ben Bernanke.
    The most well-known hacker group, Anonymous, uploaded a video message to youtube yesterday calling for Fed Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke to resign, among other things. It's embedded below.
    The video begins with Bernanke saying he is 100% confident of his ability to control the income disparity in the U.S. -- the largest of any industrialized country in the world -- on 60 Minutes.

    Then it says:
    "Democrats have failed us, Republicans have failed us... It is time for us to stand up for ourselves... We must fight back against the organized criminal class... We must launch "operation Empire State rebellion. The operation will commence on June 14th...Operation Empire State Rebellion Engaged."

    Anonymous first called for Bernanke to resign on March 12 [2].

    The group's latest Youtube video [3] has this description: In this new video release, "as a first step," Anonymous has called for public protests beginning on June 14th, continuing "until Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke steps down." To make their case, they have presented a list of recent scandalous Federal Reserve actions.

    The group also provided a Google Map guide to a series of protests [4], aimed to "* End the campaign finance and lobbying racket* Break up the Fed & Too Big to Fail banks* Enforce RICO laws against organized criminal class* Order Ben Bernanke to step down."

    Details of Flag Day rebellion are described on the Google Map site as such:
    This Flag Day, Tuesday June 14th, we will launch a non-violent social movement with this list of demands:
    * End the campaign finance and lobbying racket
    *Break up the Fed & Too Big to Fail banks
    * Enforce RICO laws against organized criminal class
    * Order Ben Bernanke to step down
    The Banks - #BofA #Citibank #Chase #WF #Ally
    Tweet: See FLAG DAY #OpESR

    Click on the $ on the map for rally info: #NYC #DC #Chicago #SF #STL #OKC #Flint #WI #Monterey

    Here is more information about the Flag Day protest > [5]

    The movement has also been referred to as, "CTRL+ALT_BERNANKE."

    Here is the Anonymous video message:

    [Could not embed video from original article, sorry -Ed.]

    The video was published the same day that the "major IMF hacker breach [6]" was reported by the New York Times. Anonymous previously warned that it would attack the IMF [6] on June 1st. However the IMF says the hack took place before the IMF chief, DSK, was arrested for attempted rape on May 15. Someone familiar with the matter says that a foreign government was behind the attack.
  2. grebe Member

    Ok, so some anons feel that the Federal Reserve Bank are guilty of shenanigans and want to protest. The bit I find confusing is the masks. Why are masks necessary?
  3. Anonymous Member

    To prevent fairgaming?

    Maybe it's just an archive photo.
  4. grebe Member

    Who is getting fair gamed for criticizing the Federal Reserve Bank?
  5. PresidentShaw Member

  6. Anonymous Member

    masks are sexy.
  7. JohnnyRUClear Member

    "Criticizing"? Probably nobody. Are you suggesting that OpESR consists of "criticizing" alone?

    OpESR seems like fail to me, which makes me sad. The Fed certainly deserves to be opposed, but that opposition needs to be spotless to stand up to such a significant opponent. This vid has at least two simple spelling errors in it and the editing is kind of hokey in spots, plus the action called for is simply "to occupy a public space" with no explanation. I would add that the "income disparity" is not a proper target of centralized economic management (if indeed anything ever is), so Bernanke's failure to control it is not one of the objections I have to him or to the Fed generally. However, if the point is to highlight the discrepancy between his words and reality, then hip hip hurray.

    I'm assessing OpESR purely from this one video, so perhaps I'm overlooking something(s).

    I wish I had a better anti-Fed plan to put forward, other than just supporting Ron Paul (which I do, but that alone isn't enough).
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  8. Anonymous Member

    Masks: the medium is the message.
  9. SOJOA Member

    I agree with getting Ben out and honestly exposing alot of the back alley dealings with the reserve. Good for them.
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  10. fallingspider Member

    In this case I think the masks represent more of the meaning from the movie based on the idea that the banking organizations have more power over the governments then they should. However money is what gives them their power, to be able to fight them you'd have to level the playing field by devaluing the dollar which would cause serious damage to everyone.
  11. Loki's spawn Member

    lol, occupy a public space until Bernanke steps down? Better bring a tent.
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