Barrett Brown: A Jailed American Dissident

If you watched the excellent Anonymous documentary We are Legion, you will be familiar with Barrett Brown.  The interview below is from March 2011, but I found it really interesting since in it Barrett cryptically discusses his potential future arrest; an event that ultimately took place in September 2012.  When asked about him being targeted for arrest he states amusingly:

I mean Texans and indictments…it’s like a Texas Bar Mitzvah.  My dad was indicted, you know, I have friends that have been indicted, have gone to prison…it happens.

There is a Free Barrett Brown twitter account if you have any interest in following his story further.

In Liberty,
Michael Krieger

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  1. The ordinary citizens it appears, are destined to fill the prisons, perhaps we have to get used to the idea! There is a traditional Irish ballad that says:

    ‘Tuar beannacht bheith i bpriosun’

    or in other words:

    If you want good wishes, go to jail.

    And the Irish know all about jail, they spent a lot of their time filling British jails during their 700 year fight for freedom!

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