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The Hacker Wars

The Hacker Wars

“The Hacker Wars” Vivien Lesnik Weisman

Anonymous Operations Sunday 22 December 2013


De-Manufacturing Consent: “The Hacker Wars”.

Guillermo Jimenez (Boiling Frogs Post) is joined by Vivien Lesnik Weisman:
We discuss Vivien’s upcoming film The Hacker Wars (previously titled The Reality Wars), including the individual cases of Andrew “Weev” Auernheimer, Barrett Brown, and the recently sentenced Jeremy Hammond.

We go into detail on the Hammond case and review Jeremy’s path from Chicago-based activist to enemy of the state and political prisoner. We discuss the importance of Hammond’s “epic hack,” what the public learned as a result, and what made him such a threat to the establishment. We also discuss the government’s infiltration of hacktivist groups...

Journalist and documentary filmmaker.

Vivien Lesnik Weisman was born in Havana, Cuba. She graduated from Barnard College with a B.A. in Art History and New York Law School with a Doctorate in Jurisprudence. She was then accepted to the New York Bar. She went on to receive an MFA in directing from the UCLA School of Theatre, Film and Television. She has received numerous awards for her films, including the prestigious UCLA Spotlight Award for Best Dramatic Short and a Golden Eagle for Excellence in Latino Filmmaking.

Her most recent film, The Man of Two Havanas, a feature length documentary, premiered at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York to packed houses and standing ovations. The critically acclaimed documentary has gone on to win the most prestigious awards throughout the world, including the Grand Prix Documentary at the Festival Internacional du Cinema Latin de Paris...

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“The Hacker Wars” Vivien Lesnik Weisman

The Anonymous Solidarity Network exists to provide legal, financial and moral support for hactivists facing prosecution for involvement, alleged or otherwise, in Anonymous actions. Our friends need your support both moral and financial. AnonOps is an international communication platform frequented by Anonymous. The AnonOps IRC network was created in 2010...

Directed by Vivien Lesnik Weisman, The Hacker Wars is a documentary about the mistreatment, persecution and intimidation of hackers and activists, by US government. Featuring interviews with Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Glenn Greenwald, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Chris Hedges, NSA whistleblower Thomas Drake, The Hacker Wars traces the steps that led from the Internet’s murkiest corners to the heavy shadow of censorship and a century’s worth of prison time...