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# Tor General Strike #torstrike

Please join our 24-hour Tor blackout on Thursday, September 1st 2016. Use your local time or UTC+02:00.

## Tor Users:

* Don't use Tor. At. All.
* For your safety, that could mean no Internet or any network.
* Tell everyone why you are not using Tor for 24 hours.

## Tor Workers:

* If you operate Tor infrastructure, shut it down.
* If you develop Tor software or anything based on Tor, stop working on it.
* If you maintain or package Tor software, stop working on it.
* If you do anything else for Tor or the Tor Project, stop working on it.
* Everyone associated with Tails, the Library Freedom Project, and so on should join us and stop working.
* Tell the world what you know. Leak internal and external discussion related to #jakegate / #torgate and CIA hires.

## Get The Word Out:

* Use the hashtag #torstrike

* Tell the world why you're striking #torstory
* Graphics on Web sites and social media
* Letters to the Tor Project
* Constructive pressure applied to @torproject
* Participate in Direct Action as you see fit
* Throw a #torstrike party and discuss the issues

## Rationale:

Tor can no longer be trusted after #jakegate / #torgate and hire of CIA. Its sinking credibility is putting people at risk. We hope it can be healed and regain trust with mass action.

A short blackout may hurt in the short term, but save Tor in the long term. It will also allow dissenting voices to be heard.

## Demands:

### Restoring Trust re: 2016 Misconduct -

00. Shari Steele must sever all ties with Tor and related projects. A new Executive Director must be elected.

01. Roger Dingledine must sever all ties with Tor and related projects. We know from tor-internal discussion that Roger handled the Appelbaum issue in a partial and unprofessional manner.

02. The newly-elected Board Members must reveal their connection to the Appelbaum investigation and their internal discussion on the matter. Anyone who supported or aided the investigation must sever all ties with Tor and related projects.

03. Details on the Appelbaum investigative and punitive process, including the persons involved and timeline of investigative and punitive action, must be made public.

04. Details of the exact misconduct and charges against Appelbaum must be made public. Any persons already doxxed must continue to be named.

05. It is highly inappropriate for a Tor Project employee to be involved in the investigative and punitive process against another employee. Anyone who fits this criteria must sever all ties with Tor and related projects.

06. The public must know who is behind JacobAppelbaum.net and the @JakeMustDie / @VictimsOfJake account. Anyone involved must sever all ties with Tor and related projects.

07. Anyone engaged in harassment, cyberbullying, and smear campaigns, online or offline, against any current or former Tor Project member must sever all ties with Tor and related projects. This is regardless of whether or not they have accused anyone of sexual or personal misconduct.

08. The accusers and the accused must clarify their stories. The versions circulated on the Web are vague and have been altered by several people.

09. The nature of the relationship between the Tor Project and The New York Times must be made public. That the Tor Project chose to give The New York Times an exclusive story on Appelbaum is highly unusual and an embarrassment. How the story was drafted and published must be made public. Anyone who advocated this idea or was actively involved must sever all ties with Tor and related projects.

### Restoring Trust re: Infiltration -

10. Any current or former intelligence workers must sever all ties with Tor and related projects.

11. Anyone with a security clearance in the Five Eyes countries must sever all ties with Tor and related projects.

12. Anyone with close personal ties to intelligence workers or people with security clearance in the Five Eyes countries, current or former, must sever all ties with Tor and related projects.

13. Anyone with ties to any military or government must publicly clarify the nature of their work, and those with whom they have close personal ties. If that work is classified or secret, the public must be told it is.

14. The Tor Project must publish a report on current staff and active volunteers, detailing their backgrounds and revealing any military or government work. This report must be published again annually, or whenever new staff are hired or volunteers granted an active, high-ranking position in the Tor Project or a role in Tor infrastructure and related projects.

15. Anyone who introduced infiltration to Tor must sever all ties with Tor and related projects. This includes anyone who introduced intelligence workers or people with security clearance in the Five Eyes countries, current or former. We know from IRC logs that Tor Project staff knew of a CIA hire on at least one occasion and kept it secret. Some advocated for the hire, at length.

https://medium.com/@torstory/https-ghostbin-com-paste-kmnzz-3667c5013783

Once is happenstance, twice is coincidence, three times is enemy action.
 - A Goldfinger

See Also
Developers Workshop: Tor 6.0.2
Developers Workshop: Tor 6.0.4

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