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Thursday, August 18, 2011

Hacktivists release data on US/Mexico border defense contractor

Disturbing biography on the vice president of Vanguard: Richard Garcia worked first for the Dallas police department for five years and then the FBI in Los Angeles for 25 years, before going to work for Shell Oil. Next, he joined Vanguard Defense, the company now profiteering with unmanned helicopters with weapons.
In one e-mail, the Parma, Ohio, police department asks about receiving a grenade launcher and a 12-guage shotgun.
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# ANTISEC LEAKS PRIVATE DOCUMENTS FROM MILITARY CONTRACTER VANGUARDDEFENSE.COM #
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For #FuckFBIFriday, we are releasing 1GB of private emails and documents belonging to Vanguard Defense Industries(VDI), a defense contractor that sells arms to law enforcement, military, and private corporations. The emails belong to Senior Vice President of VDI Richard T. Garcia, who has previously worked as Assistant Director to the Los Angeles FBI office as well as the Global Security Manager for Shell Oil Corporation. This leak contains internal meeting notes and contracts, schematics, non-disclosure agreements, personal information about other VDI employees, and several dozen "counter-terrorism" documents classified as "law enforcement sensitive" and "for official use only".

Vanguard Defense Industries manufactures unmanned "ShadowHawk" drones which cost $640,000 and are equipped with grenade launchers and shotguns. ShadowHawks are
currently in use by law enforcement, military, and private corporations
deploying them in the US, the Horn of Africa, Panama, Columbia, and US-Mexico
border patrol operations. These emails contain contracts, schematics,
non-disclosure agreements, and more. Additionally we found evidence of a Merrill
Lynch wealth management advisor giving private advance notice to Garcia about
upcoming S&P US credit rating downgrades.

Richard T. Garcia is also an executive board member of InfraGard, a sinister
alliance of law enforcement, military, and private security contractors
dedicated to protecting the infrastructure of the very systems we aim to
destroy. It is our pleasure to make a mockery of InfraGard for the third time,
once again dumping their internal meeting notes, membership rosters, and other
private business matters.

Within the booty you may find lots of shiny things as we did not have time to
follow up on all the data. Safe to say, that despite previous disclosure in the
media (http://bit.ly/pyYePT), Mr. Garcia did not bother to change any of his
many many passwords found in his spool at the time of this release. So here's
also a shoutout to all Lulz Lizards still following our mischiefs: Have fun with
the data of Mr. Garcia, former Assistant Director to the L.A. FBI office who now
sells his cybersecurity "skills" to the Military and Government for brazen
amounts of money.

We are doing this not only to cause embarrassment and disruption to Vanguard
Defense Industries, but to send a strong message to the hacker community. White
hat sellouts, law enforcement collaborators, and military contractors beware:
we're coming for your mail spools, bash history files, and confidential
documents.

Can't stop, won't stop.

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[*] BROWSE THE EMAILS:

http://4aclu6ka6s7gz6st.onion/vanguard/ <- on tor
http://4aclu6ka6s7gz6st.tor2web.org/vanguard/ <- not on tor

[*] DONATE BITCOINS TO SUPPORT FUTURE HACKS AND LEAKS:

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Native Americans and climate scientists: Civil disobedience to halt tar sands

Photo Ben Powless, Mohawk
Native Americans, climate scientists and Hollywood actors prepare for civil disobedience in DC to halt dirty tar sands and Keystone XL pipeline

Censored News
http://www.bsnorrell.blogspot.com

WASHINGTON -- Climate scientists will join Native Americans and Hollywood actors for civil disobedience in Washington DC, to send a message to President Obama to halt the dirty Keystone XL Pipeline from Canada to the Gulf Coast.
Already the Alberta tar sands are destroying the homelands of First Nations.
Two weeks of civil disobedience begins Saturday at the White House.
http://www.prwatch.org/news/2011/08/10972/tar-sands-action-commence-saturday-white-house
In today's London Guardian, climate scientist Jason Box says oil sands are a moral issue. He feels compelled to address at Keystone XL pipeline protests:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/environment/2011/aug/18/climate-scientist-tar-sands-pipeline-protest
During the recent Protecting Mother Earth Gathering on the land of the Mandan, Hidatsa and Arikara in North Dakota, Clayton Thomas Muller, Cree, urged Indigenous Peoples to join the protest. Muller described the dirty oil extraction and effects on the environment, as well as skyrocketing living costs for locals, both results of the dirtiest oil industry on the planet.
Read more at the Indigenous Environmental Network:
http://www.ienearth.org/news/indigenous-peoples-civil-disobedience-to-halt-dirty-tar-sands-pipeline-in-us.html
Join the Tar Sands action:
http://www.tarsandsaction.org/

VIDEO: Russell Means appeals for help fighting cancer



"I've told people after I die, I'm coming back as lightning," he said. "When it zaps the White House, they'll know it's me."

Republic of Lakotah:
http://www.lakotafreedom.com/
Native Sun: Russell Means has terminal cancer:
http://64.38.12.138/News/2011/002686.asp
Rapid City Journal: Russell Means fighting esophageal cancer
http://rapidcityjournal.com/news/activist-russell-means-fighting-esophageal-cancer/article_30efc88c-c94d-11e0-9447-001cc4c03286.html
AP
http://news.yahoo.com/american-indian-activist-means-says-cancer-160052102.html
Russell Means: I'll come back as lightning
http://www.arcamax.com/currentnews/newsheadlines/s-935035