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Barrett Brown (born August 14, 1981) is a writer who has done numerous media interviews on the internet group, Anonymous. While Brown does not claim to be a spokesperson for Anonymous, the media often represents him that way. Brown is also the founder of Project PM, a "distributed think-tank" that also engages in online activism.
In 2011, Brown said that 75 names of members of the Zetas drug cartel would be released if a member of the Anonymous group who had been kidnapped was not set free. Brown claims the member was then released and that there was a truce between him and drug cartel for the moment.
On January 18, 2012, Brown interviewed with the state-run cable news station Russia Today about the cyber attacks by Anonymous and the temporary black out of the US government websites Whitehouse.Gov, DoJ.gov and FBI.gov 
Brown wrote the book "Flock of Dodos: Behind Modern Creationism, Intelligent Design and the Easter Bunny", a comic critique of intelligent design and creationism. He has written for Vanity Fair, National Lampoon, Huffington Post, The Guardian, and other publications.
On September 12, 2012, Brown was arrested in Dallas County, Texas for threatening an FBI agent. His arrest occurred as he left a computer linked to Tinychat in which the raid could be heard in the background.
On September 24, 2012, a Pastebin post appeared titled "Barrett Brown - Communiqué from Prison 9/20/12", in which Brown thanked supporters, described the insufficient medical treatment he received after having his ribs injured during his arrest, acknowledged some past mistakes, and restated his beliefs about a conspiracy targeting him. The missive concludes, "I will personally thank everyone on the outside who has helped me and this movement particularly at this critical time, when I have regained the freedom that I did nothing to lose. For now, and until that time, it is war, on paper as always, but war."