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The Canadian Progressive: Aaron Swartz’s Last Gift: Site Launches Whistleblower Safe House

In era of “most aggressive government assaults on press freedom,” new open source dropbox provides “secure route” for leaks By: Lauren McCauley | Published by Common Dreams on May 17, 2013 One month before his January 11th suicide, web pioneer and creative commons architect Aaron Swartz completed one last project—an “opensource drop box for leaked . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Aaron Swartz’s Last Gift: Site Launches Whistleblower Safe House

The Canadian Progressive | News & Analysis: Aaron Swartz inspires week of action against Computer Fraud and Abuse Act

Activists Seek to Defeat CFAA Expansion Proposal, Pass Reforms to Protect Innovators and Internet Users. By: Demand Progress: WASHINGTON – Today, on the day that Aaron Swartz‘s trial was set to have begun, Demand Progress and Aaron Swartz’s partner Taren Stinebrickner-Kauffman announced that activists will engage in a week of action […]

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The Canadian Progressive: Jeremy Hammond: Aaron Swartz & the Criminalization of Digital Dissent

It is not the “crimes” Aaron (Swartz) may have committed that made him a target of federal prosecution, but his ideas – elaborated in his “Guerrilla Open Access Manifesto” – that the government has found so dangerous. By Jeremy Hammond – #18729-424 | Metropolitan Correctional Center, Feb. 20, 2013: The tragic death of internet . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Jeremy Hammond: Aaron Swartz & the Criminalization of Digital Dissent

The Canadian Progressive: A Year After SOPA, A Look At The Next 5 Battles For Internet Freedom

by Trevor Timm | Electronic Frontier Foundation, Jan. 18, 2013: One year ago today, Internet users of all ages, races, and political stripes participated in the largest protest in Internet history, flooding Congress with millions of emails and phone calls to demand they drop the Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA)—a dangerous bill that would have . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: A Year After SOPA, A Look At The Next 5 Battles For Internet Freedom

Politics, Re-Spun: Aaron Swartz, Intellectual Property and the Public Good

Should academic work be locked up like Disney[tm] artifacts?

I’ve been quite inspired by this very good analysis of the context surrounding Aaron Swartz’s suicide.

As news spread last week that digital rights activist Aaron Swartz had killed himself ahead of a federal trial on charges that he illegally downloaded a large database . . . → Read More: Politics, Re-Spun: Aaron Swartz, Intellectual Property and the Public Good

The Canadian Progressive: Operation Last Resort: Anonymous Declares ‘War’ On U.S. Government

Hacktivist collective threatens massive WikiLeaks-style exposure of potentially-damaging secrets. by Guest Blogger | Jan 27, 2013 In response to the death of Internet activist , Reddit programmer and extraordinary hacker, Aaron Swartz, Anonymous has declared “war” on the U.S. government with an operation code-named “Operation Last Resort”. Late Friday the hacktivist collective hacked the United . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Operation Last Resort: Anonymous Declares ‘War’ On U.S. Government

Montreal Simon: The Slow Death of Ashley Smith

It is without a doubt one of the worst things I have ever seen. The slow death of Ashley Smith.While her guards watched.Read that and weep.Or watch the video here.If you can bear it.Read more »

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The Canadian Progressive: Official statement from Aaron Swartz’s family and partner

The official statement from the family and partner of Aaron Swartz, the Reddit co-founder, Internet activist , programmer and extraordinary hacker, who committed suicide Friday night: Our beloved brother, son, friend, and partner Aaron Swartz hanged himself on Friday in his Brooklyn apartment. We are in shock, and have not yet come to terms with . . . → Read More: The Canadian Progressive: Official statement from Aaron Swartz’s family and partner