Anonymous Attacks Harper Government Websites In Bill C-51 Protest

“When an injustice becomes law, resistance becomes duty”

by: Obert Madondo  | June 17, 2015

The hacktivist collective Anonymous is claiming responsibility for a massive cyber-attack that downed several Canadian government websites Wednesday. The attack was a protest against Harper’s new secret police force legislation, Bill C-51.

According to the Op Cyber Privacy account on Twitter:

The YouAnonGlobal account on Twitter confirmed the attack:

“A bill which is a clear violation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, as well as removing our legal protections enshrined in the Magna Carta for 800 years,” Anonymous said in a video posted on YouTube. “Perhaps it was fate that the day the Magna Carta arrived in our country to go on display to the populace that our corrupt government was symbolically pissing upon it and us all… To the government of Canada, you should have expected us.”

And Treasury Board President Tony Clement confirmed the attack:

The House of Commons passed Bill C-51 by a vote of 183 to 96 in May after the 3rd-placed Justin Trudeau Liberals voted with the Conservatives. The official opposition New Democrats, Greens, Bloc Quebecois and independent MPs voted against the bill. Last Tuesday, the unelected and corrupt Senate rubber-stamped Bill C-51 by a vote of 44 to 28.

Bill C-51 will transform the Canadian Security and Intelligence Service (CSIS) into a dictatorship-style secret police force operating with neither oversight nor accountability. It will give the spy agency and “no less than 17 government agencies” the power to disrupt protests and other acts of legitimate dissent in the name of combating threats to Canada’s national security. Bill C-51 will grant Canada’s spy and policing agencies the power to violate the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

The Anonymous attack appears to be the beginning of a series of planned C-51 protests:

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Obert Madondo is an Ottawa-based progressive blogger, and the founder and editor of The Canadian Progressive. Follow me on Twitter: @Obiemad

About Obert Madondo

Obert Madondo is an Ottawa-based blogger, activist, photographer, digital rights enthusiast, former political aide, and former international development administrator. He's the founder and editor of these independent publications: The Canadian Progressive, a political blog dedicated to progressive Canadian journalism; The Zimbabwean Progressive, a political blog dedicated to producing fearless, progressive, adversarial, unapologetic, and activism-oriented Zimbabwean journalism; and Charity Files, a publication dedicated to journalism in the charitable public's interest. Follow Obert on Twitter: @Obiemad
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