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All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Guy Fawkes’

Million Mask March Protests…Stuff…

Remember, remember! The fifth of November, The Gunpowder treason and plot; I know of no reason Why the Gunpowder treason Should ever be forgot! So begins many different iterations of poetry derived from the Gunpowder Plot, an attempt by Catholics to depose the Protestant King James I and replaced him with a Catholic head-of-state. The most famous member of this …

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Anonymous Celebrates Guy Fawkes Day With Defacements, Leaks And Protests

“Remember, remember the fifth of November.” It’s these words that mark the beginning of V for Vendetta, the 2006 film inspired by Alan Moore’s graphic novel of the same name. In it, an anarchist fights to bring down a fascist UK government. The man, V, wears a mask inspired by Guy Fawkes, a Catholic terrorist that attempted to blow up …

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ACTA Protests Erupt Across Europe

We reported Friday on the organization of massive anti-ACTA protests around the world. We are now able to see just how big and widespread the protests were. Reuters is reporting that over 25,000 protesters took to the streets across various German cities to protest ACTA. They also report that 4,000 Bulgarians were outside protesting the treaty in Sofia. There were …

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SOPA Was Only the Beginning: ACTA Gets International Push Back

As we touched on earlier, as members of the European Union sign ACTA into something of an existence — it still requires ratification from the European Union parliament — various EU citizens have decided to fight back against ACTA. Unfortunately, while these protests are getting noticed, the ruling governments signed the treaty anyway. While ACTA may not be as popular …

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As ACTA Gets Signed, Europeans Protest

At a ceremony in Tokyo, Japan, more members of the European Union signed ACTA (Anti-Counterfeiting Trade Agreement), ratifying the treaty for the countries that signed it. However, because the European Union parliament as yet to weigh in, ACTA is not currently binding, as in, it’s not a “global law,” yet, anyway. The European Union parliament, according to The Guardian, is …

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