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Tue Jan 15, 2013, 07:10 PM

Aaron Swartz ...the Person We Didn't Know...........

Aaron Swartz and Internet Hero is Dead...here's some STUFF about HIM!


Freedom to Connect: Aaron Swartz (1986-2013) on Victory to Save Open Internet, Fight Online Censors


Cyber activist and computer programmer Aaron Swartz took his life on Friday at the age of 26. We air an address of Swartzís from last May where he speaks about the battle to defeat the Stop Online Piracy Act, or SOPA ó a campaign he helped lead. " will have yet another name, and maybe a different excuse, and probably do its damage in a different way. But make no mistake: The enemies of the freedom to connect have not disappeared," Swartz said. "Next time they might just win. Letís not let that happen."

VIDEO of HIS IMPASSIONED, INFORMATIVE VIDEO.....(A VERY COOL WATCH)

http://www.democracynow.org/2013/1/14/freedom_to_connect_aaron_swartz_1986


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Response to KoKo (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 07:14 PM

1. The kid was right.

And brave.

He did not deserve the level of prosecution he was subject to.

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Response to annabanana (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 07:22 PM

2. His Speech about Internet FREEDOM was Incredible! Just watched on DN!

It was TRULY..... "TRUTH TO POWER" for FREEDOM of SPEECH...and what many of us thought would be FREEDOM OF INFORMATION on the INTERNET!

I would hope folks would go to the link and watch what he was about.

It's an incredible View.

Posted by "Democratic Underground Member since George Bush II and his Handlers STOLE the 2000 Election by SELECTION!

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Response to annabanana (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 07:25 PM

4. Yes....but, in reality, the KID WAS LEFT...and his Depression kicked in ...and that's

what's important along with the work he did at such a young age.

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Response to KoKo (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 07:23 PM

3. Just returned from the funeral.

It was a gathering of the some of the most amazing human beings I have ever had the privilege to stand with. I commend them all and I mourn for Aaron.

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Response to coffeenap (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 07:28 PM

5. Thank you for being there....RT did a BIG REPORT about all of this for Two Days along with

"Democracy Now."

I am so glad you were there......what a sad thing...but "FIGHT FOR TRUTH" lives on in his memory.

I lived through the 60's and this time in our country is so similar. He WILL NOT GO UNREMEMBERED......he's one of the "One's who Make the Change" and this is really the American Spirit...not that crap that's being promoted by RW or some who sympathize with the RW that has taken over everything.

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Response to KoKo (Reply #5)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 07:47 PM

7. Thanks, Koko. I was very close to his grandfather and his dad, years ago.

His grandfather was an amazing visionary who worked for peace in unique and creative ways. He was also brilliant as is Aaron's dad. They are good people.

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Response to coffeenap (Reply #7)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 08:07 PM

11. Aaron was obviously a VISIONARY...when you watch that talk of his on Democracy Now..

Look...I'm older on the DU Demographic but, I dwell with the young for INTERNET FREEDOM...and there are MANY OF US...who can do stuff (still in our older years) to make a difference!

We are Here...We are ACTIVE...but it's getting harder and harder to BE ACTIVE!

USING RESOURCES! It's what COMMUNITY ACTIVISTM should be ABOUT!

YOUNG, MIDDLE, OLDER...WORKING TOGETHER FOR FREEDOM for ALL to MOVE FORWARD!

Whatever..........Many of us have "some funds" we can use to Support...but, the folks we supported in the Past...have LET US DOWN in TERRIBLE FASHION.

We are looking for places that we won't be fleeced.

We WILL FIND THEM!

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Response to coffeenap (Reply #3)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 07:50 PM

9. At least humanity's loss wins a big notch in the Federal prosecutor's

belt.

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Response to KoKo (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 07:38 PM

6. Poor kid. I just feel so bad about this. He seemed like such a good person.

I wish he could have seen that. I really wish someone could have helped him before he decided to take the step that he did.

RIP Aaron. The world needs more people like you.

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 07:49 PM

8. What I loved is that this Guy Spoke out Repeatedly in Actions & Words

for WHAT HE BELIEVED IN!

That's a good thing...for sure to STAND UP/SHOUT OUT.

The Weblink I posted shows what he believed in the TALK...in the LINK from "Democracy Now."

It's well worth the watch to remember WHO AND WHAT WE WERE...Us "Internet Activists" that Markos and Friend wrote BEST SELLER BOOK ABOUT back when GB STOLE THE ELECTION OF 2000!

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Response to smirkymonkey (Reply #6)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 08:17 PM

12. The World remembers "Martyrs for Freedom" ...the World carries them in History...

It's important to "NEVER FORGET!" those VOICES of PROPHETS!

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Response to KoKo (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 07:54 PM

10. Ahh...Here! Markos Moulitsas (Daily Kos) in GOOGLE! (The Nasty Trail of Betrayal)

Markos Moulitsas

A party in trouble
Markos Moulitsas - 01/15/13 07:07 PM ET

In a sane and rational world, Republicans would absorb the lessons of the last election and adjust their behavior to better appeal to voters.
GOPís mean streak
Markos Moulitsas - 01/08/13 06:37 PM ET

CLICK THE LINK to see "DAILY KOS."



Read more: http://thehill.com/opinion/columnists/markos-moulitas#ixzz2I5yR1TO0

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Response to KoKo (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 09:03 PM

13. AMAZING...so little interest in Aaron Swartz's Death...WHY is THAT?

Can anyone help me out here? He was hardly a "little known figure" and he was actually a Hero for Internet Feedom.

Why so little interest here on DU (which in the "Early Days" was a Bastion for Internet Freedom.

WHY...so little interest?

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Response to KoKo (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 09:04 PM

14. HUGE K & R !!! - Thank You !!!




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