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Official Website Free Barrett Brown - Support the defense of Barrett Brown. He is an American activist, author, and freelance writer/journalist. His work has appeared in the Guardian, Vanity Fair, Huffington Post, Businessweek, Skeptic, Skeptical Inquirer, Al Jazeera English, New York Press, American Atheist, McSweeney’s, True/Slant and other outlets. He has appeared as a guest on MSNBC, Fox News and Russia Today.


  • Sentencing rescheduled

    June 20, 2014 The sentencing for the jailed journalist Barrett Brown, who took a plea agreement in April on three reduced counts and now faces a maximum of 8.5 years in (...)

    2014

  • Gag order lifted, documents unsealed

    April 23, 2014 Today district court judge Sam Lindsay issued an order unsealing documents and vacating the September 4, 2013 gag order in Barrett Brown’s case. A veil of (...)

    2014

  • Barrett Brown’s Second Book is Now Available

    April 15, 2014 In 2007, Barrett Brown published Flock of Dodos, a comic critique of creationism and intelligent design. This activity coincided with Brown’s skepticism and (...)

    2014

  • Barrett Brown Signs Plea Deal

    April 3, 2014 After a year and ½ in jail awaiting trial, the writer/journalist Barrett Brown, best known for his previous association with Anonymous, through his defense team (...)

    2014

  • Government Dismisses Charges Related to Link-Sharing

    March 5, 2014 DOJ Drops Most of the Charges Against a Journalist Indicted for Sharing a Link US Drops Link Sharing Charges Against Barrett Brown The government is dropping the (...)

    2014

  • Barrett Brown’s Defense Moves to Protect the Right to Link

    March 4, 2014 Today Barrett Brown’s defense has hit back against a chilling attack on the future and freedom of the internet: the criminalization of linking. In a motion to (...)

    2014

  • On the government’s characterization of Anonymous

    February 26, 2014 Last night we checked the PACER system to see if there was an update to the motion to dismiss Barrett Brown’s first indictment currently before the Court. We (...)

    2014

  • Debunking supposed ‘threats’

    February 21, 2014 Barrett Brown’s detractors frequently claim that he threatened violence against an FBI agent and/or his family, and some cite this as a main reason why they (...)

    2014

  • Protected: Debunking Barrett Brown’s supposed “threats”

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    2014

  • The Day We Fight Back

    February 11, 2014 Barrett Brown was a noted researcher of mass surveillance techniques. He helped bring to light and spread the word about numerous capabilities which are (...)

    2014

  • Defense moves for dismissal of first indictment

    February 1, 2014 Yesterday, Brown’s defense moved to dismiss the first indictment. This filing makes clear what we have known all along—that Brown’s language in September 2012 is (...)

    2014

  • Keep Rootin’ for Putin: Establishment Pundits and the Twilight of American Competence

    “A hilarious, brilliantly crafted, full-on verbal assault on America’s pundit class. Brown shows us just how lazy, stupid, and corrupt almost of all our nation’s most beloved (...)

    2014

  • Keep Rootin’ for Putin: Establishment Pundits and the Twilight of American Competence

    “A hilarious, brilliantly crafted, full-on verbal assault on America’s pundit class. Brown shows us just how lazy, stupid, and corrupt almost all of our nation’s most beloved (...)

    2014

  • Alexa O’Brien donates transcript of historic Manning verdict

    The Bradley Manning verdict, immortalized on yellow pad while read in court by the indispensable @carwinb. #Manning pic.twitter.com/nBhfaynqUC — Andrew Blake (@apblake) August (...)

    2013

  • Barrett Brown’s mother sentenced to probation

    November 8, 2013 There’s no better symbol of the unjust persecution of Barrett Brown, than the misguided and needless case against his own mother. When Brown made a fateful (...)

    2013

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