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Greetings world, we are Anonymous.
Join us October 25th for the spookiest fundraiser event and most bloodcurdling fun, all while helping pay off the PayPal 14 restitution.
In early December 2010, thousands of people participated in an Anonymous launched, harmless DDoS, a digital sit-in against PayPal, to protest the company's attempt to shut down Wikileaks' publishing. In July 2011, fourteen of the thousands who participated had their homes raided and were charged under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA). They, the PayPal 14 are being forced take the blame for all who participated at great personal cost to themselves. For three years they have carried the stress of their charges, as well as the weight of possible 15-year prison sentences and half-million dollars in fines. We do not believe it is appropriate for 14 people to take the fall for something thousands did and many more worldwide have voiced support for. We believe this ransom is being inflicted on our community as a whole to discourage us individually from standing for what we believe in.
The ObeyParty is part of our efforts to ensure that our brothers and sisters no longer carry this burden alone.
During the 2010 PayPal DDoS, PayPal themselves confirmed that PayPal.com was never down and never compromised. The PayPal 14 ransom is not about restitution. It is extortion and the gagging of free expression. The PayPal 14 are legally gagged from speaking against eBay, PayPal and their affiliates. If their $86,000 in fines do not get paid, they will face severe consequences--quite possibly even imprisonment.
HOW THIS WORKS: On October 25th we ask Anons across the globe to host a Halloween/El Dia de los Muertos-themed party in which they will collect donations for #PayPal14. Alternatively you can also join us online to raise funds and have fun for the Pay Pal 14.
There are three objectives to the ObeyParties:
1. Raise the ransom money of $86,000 so our fellow anons will not be charged with felonies. Various efforts so far have raised nearly 25% of that amount. Every penny raised does help the 14 with meeting the ransom.
2. Have fun. Since the objective of this legal persecution is to divide and discourage us, we must use the opportunity to come together and laugh at eBay and PayPal.
3. Make PayPal and eBay sorry they started this. How much bad PR can $86,000 buy? During ObeyDay, we ask that everyone remember Pierre Omidyar, the multi-billionaire we are raising $86,000 in penance for and all of his associates. The PayPal 14 must show contrition and not speak against the Omidyar empire as part of their legal conditions, but we are under no such constraint. We encourage fundraising efforts which also publicize this case and laugh at PayPal, eBay, Omidyar and associates.
For those who cannot create a party, we will set up a haunted TinyChat in room 'ObeyParty' with a mystery host and one of the Paypal14 defendants. By court order they cannot be in the same room, so we'll have to alternate between them.
Truth or Lulz
What: Massive international irl/webcam/livetweet solidarity party hosted by all of us
When: July 25th, 2014: 24 hours global time <-- problem is that July 25 begins at different times in every time zone.
Where: Everywhere IRL | Online: http://tinychat.com/obeyparty
Why: To have fun and fuck with PayPal while raising funds for the #PayPal14 ransom
Who: Anonymous and Ghouls
Hashtags: #ObeyParty666- #OP666-
Website: http://www.gofundme.com/PayPal14 [<--- READ AND DONATE]
PLEASE SPREAD THIS INFORMATION AS FAR AS POSSIBLE
We believe in freedom of speech. We support the weak against the powerful. We share this sentence with the PayPal 14. And most of all we like to PARTY HARD. Join us!
[Original ObeyParty: http://pastebin.com/tGqgYXiP]