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Author Burnett, Peter, author.

Title #Freetopiary : an occupy fable / Peter Burnett.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Skyhorse Publishing, [2014]


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Description 1 online resource (127 pages)
Note Reprint. Originally published: Edinburgh, Scotland : Thirsty Books, 2013.
Summary "Consumerism, passivity, apathy and distraction. The internet is no place to attempt changing anything that matters. A young Scottish drifter, Alan Stewart, struggles to come of age in a world he knows only through the world wide web. But come of age he does, learning something of truth and the price of freedom along the way. Arrested for a cybercrime he did not commit, Alan is shipped to Scotland's e-crime unit in Aberdeen with a young hacktivist known only as Topiary. After an escape worthy of The 39 Steps, they set about establishing a Scottish Occupy camp, along with others who feel that social inequalities are rising to historically unprecedented heights. Introduced to the story of Bradley Manning, Alan is forced to question his long-held political apathy and ask himself what he is prepared to do for the struggle. Another world is possible. Make ready your dreams. Inspired in part by a true story, #freetopiary is not just an insightful commentary on internet privacy and our rights in a world increasingly dependent on technology, but a story of brotherhood and the bonds we develop in times of crisis."--Page 2 of cover.
Note Print version record.
Contents Cover; Title Page; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; 1. The road that set me free; 2. Your very own inheritance; 3. I believe in Internet freedom and I'm the last person who does; 4. Your generation are all little Tories; 5. Google can wait; 6. Two cyber criminals for Aberdeen; 7. There's no such thing as innocent here; 8. How not to get owned; 9. Aberdeen is not a revolutionary town; 10. How can 500 people like us on Facebook overnight?; 11. If you believe in nothing you'll fall for anything; 12. Prisoner Manning, confirm that you are all right.
13. Reclaim the Internet for the people and make it free14. We're cycling to freedom; 15. My kind of Internet; 16. You can't play that information is power card forever; 17. Some ladies liked cats.
Subject Occupy movement -- Scotland -- Fiction.
Scotland -- Social policy -- 21st century -- Fiction.
Internet and activism -- Fiction.
FICTION -- Literary.
FICTION -- General.
Internet and activism. (OCoLC)fst01894149
Occupy movement. (OCoLC)fst01894819
Social policy. (OCoLC)fst01122738
Scotland. (OCoLC)fst01206715
Chronological Term 2000-2099
Genre/Form Fiction. (OCoLC)fst01423787
Added Title Freetopiary
Free Topiary
Other Form: Print version: Burnett, Peter. #Freetopiary 9781628737110 (OCoLC)854612898
ISBN 9781629140575 (electronic bk.)
1629140570 (electronic bk.)
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