Demanufacturing Consent: Vivien Lesnik Weisman on The Hacker Wars

Traces of Reality
December 16, 2013

 

Vivien Lesnik Weisman“Hacking the System: Reality Wars and The Case of Jeremy Hammond” with Vivien Lesnik Weisman

On this edition of Demanufacturing Consent: Guillermo is joined by journalist and documentary filmmaker, 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. Also, the government’s infiltration of hacktivist groups, COINTELPRO, the “Anonymous as a PSYOPS” question, and much more.

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