Anonymous Italy takes down website of neo-fascist group CasaPound

 Anonymous Italy takes down website of neo-fascist group CasaPound

On March 11, 2013, Anonymous Italy took down the website of Casapound, a far-right extremist group that recently stood in the general political elections. The hackers claimed the anti-fascist nature of their act, while also demanding the immediate dissolution of the group, whose homofobic, racist and violent values are in patent contravention of the Italian laws, forbidding the reformation of the Fascist Party.

On Monday, March 11, the website of the neo-fascist group Casapound was taken down by a denial-of-service attack. Hackers from Anonymous Italy claimed responsibility, describing the party as one “inspired explicitly by fascism, recalling its unacceptable ideology” of homophobia, racism, anti-semitism, and use of armed violence, despite its claims of apoliticism and use of empty buzzwords.

The hackers’ collective remembered the many recent episodes of neo-fascist violence that have taken place in Italy, from the Florence Massacre on December 13, 2011 to the killing of Davide Cesare (a.k.a. DAX), an activist from the O.R.So group (Officina di Resistenza Sociale), who was stabbed to death on March 16, 2003.

Anonymous points out that there must be connivance by the political and economic powers that be for a group such as CasaPound to have stood in the recent elections, in contravention of the laws forbidding the reformation of the Fascist Party (Law June 20, 1952, n. 645, Article 4). For all these reasons, Anonymous Italy has blocked CasaPound’s site and, in a petition addressed to the President of the Italian Republic, demands the group’s immediate dissolution.

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Comments

NannerNannerNan...
Mar 16 2013 23:00

God I hate anonymous. They're the internet equivalent of tearing down a poster, jesus christ.

At least it's not like the time they responded to the massacre of egyptian protestors by defacing the egyptian government website

iexist
Mar 17 2013 14:51

I disagree, with so much communication online hacking can be useful. For example if the EDL FB page being hacked could allow antifas to coordinate attacks based on where they say there planning to attack. Taking down the site might make it hard to coordinate

Ed
Mar 17 2013 16:32

Yeah, I dunno, I think it's pretty cool.. the site is still fucked (it's been a week now), it would suck if that happened to a lefty group, must suck to be them, too.. obviously it's no knock-out blow to fascism but still something to raise a grin, I reckon..