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'Anonymous' Hackers' Next Target: Ben Bernanke

Group wants Federal Reserve chairman to step down
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 13, 2011 9:40 AM CDT

(Newser) – Anonymous' next target: Ben Bernanke. The hacker collective uploaded a YouTube message over the weekend calling for the Federal Reserve chairman to resign—again. Anonymous first called for Bernanke’s resignation on March 12, Business Insider notes, but he clearly did not heed that request. So Anonymous is launching "Operation Empire State Rebellion," the video states. The description below the video calls for public protests to begin tomorrow and continue until Bernanke steps down.

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Anonymous has also provided a Google Maps guide to the protests launching tomorrow, which also happens to be Flag Day. Other aims of the protests include ending the “campaign finance and lobbying racket,” enforcing RICO laws “against organized criminal class,” and breaking up the Fed and “Too Big to Fail banks.” The movement has been called “CTRL+ALT_BERNANKE.” (Read more Anonymous stories.)

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