Jedi, we need your help. There has been a disturbance in the Force.

Posted by jamess — 1 July 2011 at 4:27pm - Comments
Our comms channel has been destroyed. But the Rebellion goes on.
All rights reserved. Credit: Nick Cobbing/Greenpeace
Our communication channel has been hit. But the Rebellion goes on.

Last night – at approximately 1830 – our communications equipment took a direct hit. After providing nearly 2 million transmissions of our latest Rebellion underground message “VW: The Dark Side”, our YouTube films and channel were taken down. And now moments ago, Vimeo took them down.

Our rebel engineers are working shifts round the clock in the coldest depths of cyberspace to try and locate the source of the attack.

While they’ve been doing that, Jedi across the Twitterverse and the Facebooksphere have been re-uploading the film to any star system they can reach, making it impossible to jam our communications. Please continue to do this (download Episode I and Episode II).

There are many communications from around the YouTube Galaxy that include Star Wars characters – indeed dozens of spoofs of exactly the same advert. Which begs the question: who had a hand in attacking our communications channel?

We cannot know for certain – indeed the damage is so significant that all of the Rebellion’s communications have been hit (including our recent campaign against Barbie’s Forest clearings on Endor, for example). But despite this heavy attack, the Rebellion is undeterred and will take whatever means necessary to protect Planet Earth.

We must remain focused on our mission. Whatever dark forces are amassing, the Rebellion’s task is clear: to convince VW to support important laws on CO2 emissions and make cleaner cars.

We must act before it is too late.

Grab your Lightsaber and get down to one of Volkswagen’s Facebook pages. Right there, with a few clicks on your communications unit, you can add a message to their wall. Tell VW to ‘turn away from the Dark Side’ or post your favourite Star Wars quote. Your planet depends on it.

Rise up, Jedi.

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