A lead member of Anonymous crept out of the internet today and made contact with the Canada Pop Culture Examiner. After months of chasing down fruitless leads, hitting countless roadblocks and a few interviews with impostors it was a Skype message that changed everything. In an exclusive, Anonymous goes on the record about the big banks and a movement that they feel their opponents should „be afraid“ of.
Anonymous is an on-line collective of „hacktivists“ that assemble themselves in secret and perpetuate acts of civil disobedience that range from the purely entertaining to stark political activism. They have been responsible for bringing world wide attention to the plight of wikileaks and challenging the authority of the United States and world banking authorities but splinter groups within the collective have also been known to digress and launch „raids“ against the Epilepsy Foundation of America and Youtube.
In recent weeks Anonymous has taken the world stage yet again after it obtained confidential correspondence that they claim shows culpable participation by the Bank of America and its subsidiaries in the current economic crisis in the United States.
A portion of the content was released on the internet as proof of authenticity towards Anonymous‘ claim.
The following codes pertain to the emails, so use as reference:
- SOR = System of Record
- Rembrandt/Tracksource = Insurance tracking systems
- DTN = Document Tracking Number. A number assigned to all incoming/outgoing documents (letters, insurance documents, etc)
The first email asks for a group of GMAC DTN’s to have their “images removed from Tracksource/Rembrandt.” The relevant DTNs are included in the email — there’s between 50-100 of them.
In reply, a Balboa employee says that the DTN’s cannot be removed from the Rembrandt, but that the loan numbers can be removed so “the documents will not show as matched to those loans.” But she adds that she needs upper management approval before she moves forward, since it’s an unusual request.
Then it gets approved. And then, one of the Balboa employees voices their concern. He says,
“I’m just a little concerned about the impact this has on the department and the company. Why are we removing all record of this error? We have told Denise Cahen, and there is always going to be the paper trail when one of these sent documents come back. this to me seems to be a huge red flag for the auditors… when the auditor sees the erroneous letter but no SOR trail or scanned doc on the corrected letter… What am I missing? This just doesn’t seem right to me.
In a video released on Youtube shortly thereafter, Anonymous collective members operating under the banner name of Amped Status or A99 released the following manifesto announcing Operation Empire State Rebellion.
We are a decentralized non-violent resistance movement, which seeks to restore the rule of law and fight back against the organized criminal class.
One-tenth of one percent of the population has consolidated wealth in unprecedented fashion and launched an all-out economic war against 99.9% of the population.
We are not affiliated with either wing of the two-party oligarchy. We seek an end to the corrupted two-party system by ending the campaign finance and lobbying racket.
Above all, we aim to break up the global banking cartel centered at the Federal Reserve, International Monetary Fund, Bank of International Settlement and World Bank.
We demand that the primary dealers within the Federal Reserve banking system be broken up and held accountable for rigging markets and destroying the global economy, effective immediately.
As a first sign of good faith we demand Ben Bernanke step down as Federal Reserve chairman.
Until our demands are met and a rule of law is restored, we will engage in a relentless campaign of non-violent, peaceful, civil disobedience.
In our next communication we will announce Operation Empire State Rebellion.
After numerous attempts to reach members of Anonymous fell flat, a request to connect from an unknown account on Skype today changed everything. Anonymous found us, verified themselves and gave Examiner.com 15 minutes on the clock.
The answers were given by text only, and in some cases were denied, but in the short time Examiner.com had with Anonymous a great deal became clear.
Following is the interview.
Jeromie Williams – Aside from the manifesto released for Operation Empire State Rebellion, what prompted Anonymous to get involved with fighting the banks?
Anonymous – The systematic disregard for United States law and the truth that banking cartels have been given permission to exist long after they were exposed. Anonymous is the people, we are the people’s view, we are the people trod upon by the government; those who are affected by the economy the most, and we have watched as the government has done nothing.
Anonymous can not remain idle. We watch, we remain vigilant and we grow more impatient at what is happening. We lend our voices towards the things that oppress the common citizen. The control of the banks must come to end.
JW – Given your success in other cases such as Wikileaks and godhatesfags.com, how worried should the banks be about the attention they have received from Anonymous?
Anonymous – The banks should be afraid. Very afraid. We have more bank employees willing to come forward from the Bank of America. The content is out and we will use that to our full advantage. It will force the people to see what the banks have tried to hide from public view.
Anonymous is growing in numbers which will in turn mean more operatives in our ranks. Our demand to the banks in question is to heed our warning because the Bak of America is just the first step in many that are about to be taken.
JW – Given that Anonymous is stated to have grown out of the 4chan website, which is infamous for its more bullyish type behavior than activist behavior, when did the change happen to take on hard hitting world and political causes?
Anonymous – This question is irrelevant to the situation at hand. Continue with the rest of your questions.
JW – What prompted Anonymous to take a stand against the godhatesfags.com website
Anonymous – Anonymous is the people. Those who choose to oppress any group through intimidation and misinformation will be exposed and dealt with. Anonymous was not taking a side in a political issue, Anonymous was only equaling the playing field so that the people could use their voice.
JW – If anonymous had the opportunity to speak directly to the banking firms being moved upon, what would you say?
Anonymous – You have seen us before. We are the people. Anonymous is coming.
JW – What will need to happen in order for Anonymous to claim a victory on …
Anonymous – Your 15 minutes have expired.
After the last response from Anonymous was received, the account logged out and and as agreed was deleted from Skype by the Canada Pop Culture Examiner.
Although steps were taken to verify the authenticity of the call, they cannot be disclosed as per the terms and conditions of the interview agreed to between the Canada Pop Culture Examiner and the Anonymous member. Found by Examiner