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Aaron

Friends,

You've surely heard of Aaron Swartz's tragic passing. Demand Progress sent out this statement today, and is encouraging those who'd like to help forward Aaron's fight against injustice to sign up here:

http://act.demandprogress.org/sign/updates?referring_akid=1966.45919.P5mkBh&s...

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We are deeply saddened by the passing of Demand Progress’s Aaron Swartz. Friends and family have issued a statement and created a memorial page, here.

http://rememberaaronsw.tumblr.com/

Aaron was a dear friend, and an ideological brother in arms. As others have spoken to at great length, he was indeed a passionate advocate for access to information and for a free and open Internet. He believed in these things for their own sakes, but moreover as means towards the even deeper end of building a world defined by social and economic justice. He resisted the impulse to presume that he alone was responsible for his brilliance or should benefit therefrom, and he wasn’t a techno-utopian: He was a communitarian, somebody who was deeply aware of our world’s injustices and who understood the constant struggle that is necessary to even begin to remedy them. That’s why this organization exists.

We’ve worked closely with Aaron over the last two or three years, but have not known him for as long as have some others who’ve written profoundly moving tributes to him and his life’s work. We met him as a genius, but not as the boy-genius that Larry and Cory and many others knew, and we would suggest reading their pieces for deeper insight into his personal and professional evolution. We first encountered Aaron through our executive director’s unsuccessful run for Congress in 2010. Aaron became a fixture in the campaign office, rigging up cheap ways to do polling and robo-calls and helping give the uphill effort a fighting chance. But it was never about just one campaign: He was honing skills and tools he wanted to use to build capacity for much broader social movements that would create fundamental, structural change. He’d taken to calling himself an “applied sociologist.” He was trying to hack the world, and we were happy to help in what small ways we could.

That campaign work quickly transitioned into Demand Progress and Aaron’s conception of the initial petition in opposition to the Combating Online Infringements and Counterfeits Act, and then the ensuing 18 months of activism that helped bring down SOPA and PIPA. There are so many stories to tell about that effort: trudging around the halls of the Capitol, getting under the skin of intransigent senators, generally scrapping away as we struggled to build a movement against all odds. Many of them are best told by Aaron himself, here. But Aaron’s legal troubles began approximately commensurate with the launch of that anti-COICA petition, and it was clear that his persecution by an institutionally corrupted criminal justice system weighed heavily on him throughout the last two years, and certainly more so of late.

We are working with Aaron’s friends, family, and colleagues to determine how best to pay tribute to him — it will surely entail engaging in political activism in service of making this world a more just one. We will be in touch with our members and the general public in the near future to offer suggestions about ways to move forward. Tragically, we’ll have to continue to stifle the visceral impulse to run our half-formed ideas by Aaron, to help us make them better ones.

Click here if you’d like to receive updates from us.

http://act.demandprogress.org/sign/updates?referring_akid=1966.45919.P5mkBh&s...

In the meantime, Aaron had deep respect for GiveWell. Those seeking to donate in his name might consider giving to the charities they recommend.

http://www.givewell.org/

Syndicated 2013-01-14 20:55:00 (Updated 2013-01-14 20:55:39) from proclus

GNU-Darwin.org seems to be back online and operating normally. Please feel free to contact me with any issues.

GNU-Darwin.org seems to be back online and operating normally. Please feel free to contact me with any issues.

Syndicated 2013-01-12 17:46:00 (Updated 2013-01-12 17:46:57) from proclus

10 Jan 2013 (updated 10 Jan 2013 at 07:09 UTC) »

GNU-Darwin_org is still down. Hopefully the router service will hap pen tomorrow. This is always an ordeal. Wish us luck.

GNU-Darwin_org is still down. Hopefully the router service will happen
tomorrow. This is always an ordeal. Wish us luck.

GNU-Darwin_org is still down. Hopefully the router service will happen tomorrow. This is always an ordeal. Wish us luck.

Syndicated 2013-01-10 05:28:00 (Updated 2013-01-10 05:28:55) from proclus

GNU-Darwin_org is still down. Hopefully the router service will hap pen tomorrow. This is always an ordeal. Wish us luck.

GNU-Darwin_org is still down. Hopefully the router service will happen
tomorrow. This is always an ordeal. Wish us luck.

GNU-Darwin_org is still down. Hopefully the router service will happen tomorrow. This is always an ordeal. Wish us luck.

Syndicated 2013-01-10 05:28:00 (Updated 2013-01-10 05:28:55) from proclus

Tar Sands Blockaders Take Over TransCanada Offices in Houston

via (title unknown) by jon on 1/7/13

Developing...

Members of the Tar Sands Blockade have staged a mass action in the Houston offices of the company behind the Keystone XL pipeline, TransCanada.

Tar Sands Blockaders take over TransCanada offices in Houston. (Photo: via Twitpic)

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Syndicated 2013-01-08 04:39:00 (Updated 2013-01-08 04:39:56) from proclus

Anarcho Anon: It's national #NoKXL mass action day, and it would be wise to ...

via Your Anon News on 1/7/13

Anarcho Anon: It's national #NoKXL mass action day, and it would be wise to expect us::

anarchoanon:

We will be releasing personal information on Transcanada and their allies and investors as an act of love intended to protect humanity and the planet, carried out in solidarity with #NoKXL and the Tar Sands Blockade.

Transcanada’s Keystone XL Pipeline is the most pressing threat against our…

Syndicated 2013-01-08 04:38:00 (Updated 2013-01-08 04:38:20) from proclus

Anonymous Hackers leaks video of Steubenville rape case


Two high school football players in Steubenville, Ohio are under arrest for the sexual assault of a 16-year-old girl. Newly leaked video sheds more light on what may have happened to a girl who told police she was raped by these high school football players in August. Trent Mays and Ma'lik Richmond- have been arrested and charged with raping a fellow 16-year-old, taking her to a number of

Syndicated 2013-01-08 03:43:00 (Updated 2013-01-08 03:43:09) from proclus

8 Jan 2013 (updated 8 Jan 2013 at 05:12 UTC) »

Anonymous fights for justice, releases Steubenville gang rape video

via Examiner National Edition Articles by Michael Stone, National Anonymous Examiner on 1/4/13

In their ongoing fight for justice Anonymous hacktivists have released a disturbing video relating to the alleged gang rape of a 16-year-old girl by members of the Steubenville High School football team.Hacktivists associated with the...

Syndicated 2013-01-08 03:41:00 (Updated 2013-01-08 03:41:41) from proclus

Anonymous fights for justice, releases Steubenville gang rape video

via Examiner National Edition Articles by Michael Stone, National Anonymous Examiner on 1/4/13

In their ongoing fight for justice Anonymous hacktivists have released a disturbing video relating to the alleged gang rape of a 16-year-old girl by members of the Steubenville High School football team.Hacktivists associated with the...

Syndicated 2013-01-08 03:41:00 (Updated 2013-01-08 03:41:26) from proclus

Anonymous Hackers leaks video of Steubenville rape case


Two high school football players in Steubenville, Ohio are under arrest for the sexual assault of a 16-year-old girl. Newly leaked video sheds more light on what may have happened to a girl who told police she was raped by these high school football players in August. Trent Mays and Ma'lik Richmond- have been arrested and charged with raping a fellow 16-year-old, taking her to a number of

Syndicated 2013-01-08 03:41:00 (Updated 2013-01-08 03:41:28) from proclus

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