Anonymous Hackers Demand 'Social Justice' with Operation Occupy Wall Street
Hacker collective Anonymous has released fresh details regarding its forthcoming Occupy Wall Street sit-in protest, claiming the operation will be a "political breakthrough moment."IBTimes

Hacker collective Anonymous has released fresh details regarding its forthcoming involvement in Adbusters' Occupy Wall Street sit-in protest, claiming the operation will be a "political breakthrough moment."

Following its previous video release, Anonymous issued the statement via its AnonOps website. Building on the group's prior statement indicating that the protest would be done in the name of "freedom", the new release clarified that the Occupy Wall Street protest would be carried out in the name of "social justice."

"All of us have a reason to go to New York City on September 17th: to occupy Wall Street. As of October 2008, over two million quality jobs were outsourced between 2004 and now; racial economic disparities mirrored policing disparities," read the statement.

"This one action will not resolve all of these problems at once yet, like Egypt it will be a political breakthrough moment, or like in Spain tens of thousands of citizens did begin a direct-democratic process to build a new movement for social justice."

The Occupy Wall Street protest is set to begin on 17 Sept. Anonymous has since boasted that the operation will see an as yet unknown number of Anonymous members move into Wall Street, create "peaceful barricades," pitch tents and mount a sit-in protest for "a few months."

The new operation is commonly viewed as an extension of Anonymous' ongoing Operation Anti-Security.

Announced in June, like its recent statement regarding its latest protest, Anonymous cited corporations and governments infringement on what it takes as fundamental human rights as its primary motivation for the operation.

"As we're aware, the government and whitehat security terrorists across the world continue to dominate and control our Internet ocean. Sitting pretty on cargo bays full of corrupt booty, they think it's acceptable to condition and enslave all vessels in sight.

"Together we can defend ourselves so that our privacy is not overrun by profiteering gluttons. Your hat can be white, gray or black, your skin and race are not important. If you're aware of the corruption, expose it now, in the name of Anti-Security," read LulzSec and Anonymous' statement.

The protest will be the latest in a series of enacted and planned legal protests by the groups. Previously Anonymous had called for a worldwide boycott of the eBay owned PayPal service to protest the company's lawsuit against suspected Anonymous member Mercedes Renee Haefer.

The group has also called for a similar series of legal protests to be carried out across the UK. The call followed UK Prime Minister David Cameron's decision to explore the plausibility of granting police new powers allowing them to censor and ban certain users from social networking services such as Twitter and Facebook.