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How the FBI nabbed Jeremy Hammond, Anonymous member and radical anarchist

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In a recent piece for Rolling Stone, Janet Reitman recounts the tumultuous story of Jeremy Hammond — a leading member of Anonymous who was arrested in March on charges of orchestrating a devastating cyberattack against Stratfor, a private intelligence firm. The article, which was published last month and only recently made available online, gives an intimate look into Hammond's mind and belief system, which appears to have been only reinforced by his recent high-profile arrest. "I have always made it clear that I am an anarchist-communist – as in I believe we need to abolish capitalism and the state in its entirety to realize a free, egalitarian society," Hammond wrote to Reitman. "I'm not into watering down or selling out the message or making it more marketable for the masses."

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