Anonymous Hacker Jeremy Hammond Labelled A Terrorist By FBI


A document leaked from New York State Division of Criminal Justice Services reveals that Federal Bureau of Investigation considers Anonymous hacker Jeremy Hammond a possible terrorist organization member, and put him on the multi-agency Terrorist Screening Database (TSDB), alongside individuals suspected of ties to Al-Qaeda, Somalia-based extremists Al-Shabaab, and Colombia’s leftist FARC guerrilla movement. The document is marked “destroy after use” and includes the instruction: “Do not advise this individual that they are on a terrorist watch list”.


Jeremy was arrested in March 2012 and sentenced in November 2013 to 10 years in prison for his role in a series of high-profile hacks carried out by Anonymous; one of them being the leak of five million emails from the private intelligence firm Stratfor. He was prosecuted under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act. During the court proceedings, there was no mention of him being part of any terrorist activity or terrorist organisation. Interestingly, there is no justification given by the FBI in the leaked document for including him on the list. Well, nearly 40% of those currently on the government’s terrorist watchlist have no known affiliation to recognized terrorist groups.

Jeremy insists he is an activist and not a criminal or a terrorist. “We are condemned as criminals without consciences, dismissed as anti-social teens without a cause, or hyped as cyber-terrorists to justify the expanding surveillance state. But hacktivism exists within the history of social justice movements,” he argues.

Should a hacker with no history of terrorist behaviour or affiliations be put on a terrorist watch list? “This raises questions about the US government’s definition of terrorism and whether they have expanded it to including hackers. If it was Al-Qaida or Islamic State that would pose no problem for me, but if they were referring to Anonymous that would be a different proposition,” said Hanni Fakhoury, a senior staff attorney for the Electronic Frontier Foundation.

Jeremy Hammond

The guidelines governing terrorism watch lists are overseen by an inter-agency committee within the US National Counterterrorism Center. They include “acts dangerous to human life, property or infrastructure” that are “intended to intimidate or coerce a civilian population” or “affect the conduct of a government by mass destruction”.

Hugh Handeyside of the American Civil Liberties Union’s national security project said the US government’s approach to the watch lists was problematic on several levels. “It involves a very broad definition of terrorism, has a poorly defined standard of ‘reasonable suspicion’ that has numerous exemptions, and has no meaningful way to seek redress”.



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  1. just one more example of the government trying to control our lives by adding lies on top of lies on top of lies. If anonymous was a terrorist organization I wouldn’t have it in my newsfeeds, I wouldn’t like it, and I would agree with almost every damn thing they have to say!

  2. Yes 21st Century McCarthyism. They went after my East Indian teacher, Paramahansa Yogananda, who probably was one of the most peace loving and freedom loving people in the whole world at that time. He had to intentionally die to get away from them.

  3. Maybe now it’s time to reveal a few more secrets….If you think our government has nothing to hide….think again. Every government is hiding something from their people and it is up to us to find out what they are hiding…then and only then can we escape their grasp fram around our necks that keeps us stagnant in a sea of doubt.

  4. 10 year sentence on good time gives him just a few years then probation. He is probably up for probation and now they want to add time because they are scared of him returning, tagging on terrorist is 20 years and up, Patriot Act backs them no trial by jury. Well I am sure there is a computer where he is. I wonder if he has access to a computer. To bad the doors cant be open by the net.js

  5. Jeremy was probably amused by this, as anarchists in prison are always labeled as “a threat to safety & security”, many times they are isolated from the general populace as well, because you can’t have people agitating the convicts, can you? 😉

    If you support political prisoners, do Jeremy a favor & send him some books. I am proud to know him, and to have worked alongside him helping get books into the hands of prisoners before his arrest.

    • that is real shit. ive done time and it is not easy dealing with the loneliness.Books were my freedom. I didnt have support on the outside so i know how it could get. let him know that he is respected and cared about .


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