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Forum Post: Support "Aaron's Law" to overturn the unfair laws used to unjustly prosecute Harrass Aaron Swartz.

Posted 2 years ago on Feb. 10, 2013, 10:19 a.m. EST by imagine40 (383)
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[-] 3 points by Ache4Change (3340) 2 years ago

RIP - Aaron Swartz & 'The ability of the U.S. government to jail people without charge or trial is now back in court. A group of reporters, scholars and activists are suing the Obama administration over the controversial provision in the National Defense Authorization Act, saying it could allow for the indefinite detention of journalists and others who interact with certain groups. On Wednesday, the Justice Department asked an appeals court to reverse a judge's earlier decision blocking indefinite detention, saying the ruling would hamper its ability to fight terrorism. On the same day, the Academy Award-winning filmmaker and activist Michael Moore and the case's lead plaintiff, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist Chris Hedges, took part in a panel featuring some of those who were in the courtroom opposing the NDAA' from - http://www.nationofchange.org/michael-moore-chris-hedges-challenging-ndaa-indefinite-detention-and-corporate-coup-d-etat-136060064

Never Give Up Defending Hard Won Rights! Occupy Solidarity!

[-] 2 points by PublicCurrency (1387) 2 years ago

never give in. never give in. never give in . . .

[-] 2 points by inclusionman (7064) 2 years ago

Free information on internet always at risk.


Be aware, ask how would Aaron protest.


[-] 2 points by Ache4Change (3340) 2 years ago

Remember Aaron Swartz - http://www.rememberaaronsw.com/ .

Never Give In To Tyranny! Occupy The World Wide Web! Solidarity.

[-] 2 points by PublicCurrency (1387) 2 years ago

Amen !

[-] 3 points by Ache4Change (3340) 2 years ago

'Amen' and bump! Never Give Up Defending The Internet! Occupy The Web! Solidarity.

[-] 2 points by inclusionman (7064) 2 years ago

Emergency Action needed!


Please contact your reps

[-] 2 points by Ache4Change (3340) 2 years ago

'After Aaron' - late activists campaign for open internet continues at Freedom To Connect Conference - http://www.nationofchange.org/after-aaron-late-activist-s-campaign-open-internet-continues-freedom-connect-conference-1362415779 . Never Give Up Connecting The Dots! Occupy The Web! Solidarity.

[-] 3 points by inclusionman (7064) 2 years ago
[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 2 years ago

This is an issue that's apparently lost all steam.

Strange, isn't it?

[-] 2 points by inclusionman (7064) 2 years ago

Yeah. but it is happening now. No coverage, no outrage. Maybe people figure libertarians wouldn't support it, so repubs can't push it through?

I don't know.

[-] 2 points by shoozTroll (17632) 2 years ago


The protest.


And some rather surprising support.


Even while they admit, it's broken legislation.

[-] 2 points by inclusionman (7064) 2 years ago

I like wired. I think this becomes a situation of content provider vs isp issue.

People seem to secondary but most affected.

As always corp interests are our govt priority

[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 2 years ago

They just want to spy on you and advertize to you on the bandwidth you've paid dearly for...............................:)

It's a win, win twofer for them.

There was none of this talk when all we had were 33.6K modems.

[-] 2 points by inclusionman (7064) 2 years ago

Do you remember 600 baud modems? 1980 1st dialup from home to work.

I'm old.

Those fucks will do anything for profit. Didja hear about the proposal to tax email?


[-] 2 points by shoozTroll (17632) 2 years ago

I signed on at around 14.4K.

I don't bother with dailycaller, and the tax Email thing has been around and declared dead, for a while now., they're just digging up old bones to pick.

[-] 2 points by inclusionman (7064) 2 years ago

This is current and might even be worth the effort to be heard on this important rights violation.


[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 2 years ago

I signed, for whatever it's worth.

[-] 2 points by inclusionman (7064) 2 years ago

I know it don't seem useful. but thx.

[-] 2 points by inclusionman (7064) 2 years ago

ok. I have heard of previous efforts, but I thought that was a new story.

[-] 1 points by inclusionman (7064) 2 years ago

And it extends to all political prisoners as well.


No one talks about these realities. Few even know we have political prisoners.

[-] 0 points by shoozTroll (17632) 2 years ago

Indeed there are many, although I don't know what that has to do with CISPA.

Would a Nobel prize gain his release?


[-] 1 points by inclusionman (7064) 2 years ago

I suppose I see CISPA as a means govt to imprison more political prisoners like Aaron.

Mostly I wanted to get the issue on the forum and remind by bump as many as possible about Aaron and the issues of internet freedom.

Thx. hope it wasn't too much of a bother.

[-] 1 points by shoozTroll (17632) 2 years ago


A bother?

Not at all, it's not like it's gone away. It's just fallen out of the alternative news cycle.

It got little attention at all in the MSM.

[-] 1 points by inclusionman (7064) 2 years ago

More discouraging state of affairs. We will continue having setbacks and failures but we must keep up the pressure.

Theres no other way.

[-] 3 points by Ache4Change (3340) 2 years ago

This is a very important article and thanks for linking to it. It is a long and important read and I shall quote the first three paragraphs for others here -

'Alleged “hacktivist” Barrett Brown, the 31-year old mislabeled “spokesman” for the shadowy hacker collective known as Anonymous, faces federal charges that could put him away for over a hundred years. Did he engage in a spree of murders? Run a child-sex ring? Not quite. His crime: making leaked e-mails accessible to the public—documents that shine a light on the shadowy world of intelligence contracting in the post-9/11 era.'

'A critically acclaimed author and provocative journalist, Brown cannot be too easily dismissed as some unruly malcontent typing away in the back of a gritty espresso lounge. He is eccentric. And he was clearly high on something, if only his own hubris, when he made a threatening video that put him in the feds’ crosshairs. But that’s not the real reason for the government’s overreaction. Evidence indicates it has a lot more to do with sending a message to the community he comes from, which the government sees—correctly—as a threat.'

'The Barrett Brown case is simply the latest in a string of prosecutions in which the government pursues anyone involved in making information “liberated” from governmental or corporate entities easily accessible to the public. Those targeted are not necessarily accused of the illegal entry itself (the “hack”) or violating contracts (as in the case of a “leak”). These are people performing a function analogous to that of a newspaper—yet they can face prison sentences longer than those prescribed for murderers, rapists, and terrorists.'

People need to understand just what is at stake here and research the private 'intelligence' corporation, 'Stratfor' - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stratfor / http://www.stratfor.com/ & re. Barrett Brown, maybe also see - http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/lists/the-new-political-prisoners-leakers-hackers-and-activists-20130301/barrett-brown-19691231 .Never Give Up Defending The Internet! Occupy Web Solidarity Now!

[-] 2 points by shoozTroll (17632) 2 years ago

The once and future threat of accurate information.

Free them all.

Information still yearns to be free.

[-] 2 points by inclusionman (7064) 2 years ago

For Aaron, For freedom


[-] 2 points by Ache4Change (3340) 2 years ago

RIP Aaron Swartz and again - http://www.fixthecfaa.com/ - Solidarity!

[-] 2 points by inclusionman (7064) 2 years ago

Thanks for that link.

I won't give up.

[-] 2 points by Ache4Change (3340) 2 years ago

'Why Did the Justice System Target Aaron Swartz?' - http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/why-did-the-justice-system-target-aaron-swartz-20130123 - from which - 'Some of Swartz's advocates believe the prosecution sought excessive punishment to set an example in the age of Wikileaks and Anonymous. "This was, in my opinion, part of a coordinated campaign to scare young Internet activists," says Roy Singham, ThoughtWorks chairman and a friend of Swartz.'

Never Give Up Occupying :) Solidarity.

[-] 2 points by inclusionman (7064) 2 years ago

Just yesterday I saw this new claim of prosecutorial misconduct.


And Let's keep in mind there are other "targets" as well.



[-] 3 points by Ache4Change (3340) 2 years ago

Many thanks for these excellent links which I recommend to anyone interested in this matter and also see - http://www.huffingtonpost.com/judy-farah/my-friend-alleged_b_2885813.html .

Never Give Up Resisting Web Tyranny! Occupy Internet Freedom! Solidarity.

[-] 2 points by inclusionman (7064) 2 years ago

very good.


[-] 2 points by inclusionman (7064) 2 years ago

Thank YOU! read a a couple of these but they are excellent additions to this post.

Of those I haven't read: Simply outrageous.

Gotta watch those Kochs, the media buy appears to bean effort to counter the damaging news/data/polls during last election.

[-] 2 points by Ache4Change (3340) 2 years ago

You're very welcome and I appreciate your good work on this and other matters. Though not strictly relevant on this thread, I wonder if you and others here have come across this link? -


It is one of The Most Powerful links I've ever seen on this or indeed, any other matter & so wanted to share, no matter how inappropriately.

Never Give Up The Work For Reason, Justice & LOVE! Occupy Solidarity! Peace.

[-] 2 points by inclusionman (7064) 2 years ago

I have seen it. Hard hitting. We must agitate ALL pols to end this phoney war on terror, repeal AUMF, lift the rights violations, and stop droning all over the planet!

I will add to an appropriate post.


[-] 2 points by Ache4Change (3340) 2 years ago

It really is 'hard hitting' & re. AUMF - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Authorization_for_Use_of_Military_Force_Against_Terrorists .

I must attend to my duties now but leave you with - http://www.nationofchange.org/another-government-possible-green-shadow-cabinet-begin-operations-week-1366724862 - as it really goes to the crux of many OWS issues, in my opinion & is well worth a read.

Never Give Up! Go Occupy Wall Street! Solidarity :)

[-] 2 points by inclusionman (7064) 2 years ago


[-] 1 points by imagine40 (383) 2 years ago

End indef detention!!! Declare the War on Terror over!!

(not the same issue as the Aaron Swartz law being considered, but I'm with you!)

[-] 2 points by Ache4Change (3340) 2 years ago

'The NDAA and the Death of The Democratic State', an important recent article by Chris Hedges - http://www.nationofchange.org/ndaa-and-death-democratic-state-1360682539 & you are right and I get you too, so - http://www.nationofchange.org/more-thoughts-aaron-swartz-1358872028 and RiP Aaron Swartz. Occupy Solidarity!

[-] 3 points by gsw (2971) 2 years ago



Were all getting screwed over and over. http://occupywallst.org/forum/what-would-a-new-constitution-say/

Chris Hedge tells the people ....

  • Five thousand years of human civilization has left behind innumerable ruins to remind us that the grand structures and complex societies we build, and foolishly venerate as immortal, crumble into dust. It is the descent that matters now. If the corporate state is handed the tools, as under Section 1021(b)(2) of the NDAA, to use deadly force and military power to criminalize dissent, then our decline will be one of repression, blood and suffering. No one, not least our corporate overlords, believes that our material conditions will improve with the impending collapse of globalization, the steady deterioration of the global economy, the decline of natural resources and the looming catastrophes of climate change.
[-] 3 points by inclusionman (7064) 2 years ago

Support internet freedom in the name of Aaron Swartz


Please sign the petition.

[-] 1 points by imagine40 (383) 2 years ago

Chris hedges is relentless and unforgiving. We need a million like him to defeat TPTB who have bought our govt.

Great article thanx.

[-] 2 points by Ache4Change (3340) 2 years ago

RiP Aaron Swatz - http://www.aaronsw.com/ and http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/why-did-the-justice-system-target-aaron-swartz-20130123 . His light still burns on. Never Give Up! Occupy Solidarity!

[-] 0 points by repubsRtheprob (1209) 2 years ago

PLEASE support Internet freedom.

Sign the petition, pass it on.


[-] 0 points by imagine40 (383) 2 years ago

Don't hear much about this on the forum. I have to get an update on the law as well.