With the recent spate of attacks on Wikileaks (and as a side effect, the anon culture of 4chan and Usenet) anonymous freedom groupAnonymous has decided to ante up the pressure on traditional global media. Anonymous is urging faceless internet users to move into the real world and protest against the censorship of news and Wikileaks.
While the common internet user will not know the implications of hindering net neutrality, free speech, freedom of the press and freedom of assembly the very things that Governments are vouching to quell and prohibit on the internet protests such as these will be an eye opener for many such users.
With banners stretching across The Pirate Bay and other free speech and pro-piracy websites as well as 4chan’s notorious /b/ board, it is safe to assume that January 15th will be quite the red-letter day in the history of the free society movement. Actively denouncing aggressive copyright policies and standing up for ideas rather than authorship, the protest aims to be so large that the traditional media will have to cover this activism. Anonymous calls people all over the world to peacefully protest on the streets of their city for these ideals.