Video FreeAnons / Boiling Frogs Post « Vivien Lesnik Weisman ». Hacking the System: Reality Wars & the Case of Jeremy Hammond
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...
The Huffington Post - Entries by Vivien Lesnik Weisman
Some of our bravest heroes and activists are now in jail and they need your help. Just for a moment, close your eyes and think about going to jail for years. Being isolated from your family, friends, lover and supporters. Imagine in this loneliness how valuable receiving a letter with loving words, a drawing from an admiring child, photos from hot loving chicks or news from supporters can be. To the arrested activists, it means difference between sanity and insanity, between life and death, between a burning hope of freedom or despair...
Anonymous is a group, in the sense that a flock of birds is a group. How do you know they're a group? Because they're travelling in the same direction. At any given moment, more birds could join, leave, peel off in another direction entirely.