Well, it seems my sympathetic comments caused a bit of a storm. I may be pissing in the wind, but here goes:
@Adam West: "The French Resistance ... used to go around murdering French women who willingly engaged in relationships with and/or got pregnant by German armed forces."
Yes, and we used to hang traitors in the UK too. Are you suggesting that fraternising with or aiding and abetting the enemy is acceptable?
Stigmatising the French Resistance as a bunch of murderers is highly disingenuous, unless you believe every soldier who ever pulled a trigger is also a murderer.
AFAIAC techno-anarchists are nothing more than dissidents in an every increasingly corrupt society, and their actions are entirely justified.
@Lee: "once we accept vigilantism as a valid means of enforcing law and order we have effectively abandoned law and order"
Actually it was the government that abandoned law and order when it abandoned the civil and human rights of it's citizens, and sold those rights to corporations (Lockheed Martin's involvement in the UK census, as just one of many examples). AFAIAC all bets are now off.
@Anonymous Coward 101: "if anybody actually was branding him a terrorist"
See Dale Morgan's comment, entitled "it wont help him".
@DrXym: "I think terrorist is the wrong word here but if he is an accomplice and possibly even an active participant then why should he be absolved of wrongdoing?"
That depends on which side of this situation you believe is actually "wrong", the corrupt institutions protected by law, or the dissidents fighting them.