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Forum Post: Aaron Swartz was an activist for free information on the Internet.

Posted 1 year ago on Jan. 12, 2013, 10:56 p.m. EST by FawkesNews (1290)
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[-] 3 points by jph (2652) 1 year ago

Was he "eliminated",. Michael Clayton style?

When ever I hear of the "suicide" of a political activist, I am immediately suspicious,. . is it just me?

[-] 2 points by FawkesNews (1290) 1 year ago

I also question suicides of activists.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abbie_Hoffman

[-] -1 points by aville (-678) 1 year ago

No, its not just you. andrew breitbart? andrieu riera of scytl?

[-] 1 points by FawkesNews (1290) 1 year ago

Get behind this!

http://demandprogress.org/

[-] 1 points by Paleocon (10) from Richmond, VA 1 year ago

RT has an article on his mysterious death and the persecution that preceded it:

http://rt.com/news/aaron-swartz-suicide-reddit-858/

[-] 2 points by FawkesNews (1290) 1 year ago

...prosecutorial overreach...was the phrase that seemed most fitting.

What a loss.

[-] 2 points by FawkesNews (1290) 1 year ago

Not surprising in any way.

Information travels at light speed. A frightening reality for any interest committed to the control of the dispersal of information. Anyone foolish enough to believe that they have a right to what they leave upon the electronic record is due for a surprise as time marches on.

[-] 0 points by OTP (-203) from Tampa, FL 1 year ago

Unreal.

[-] 2 points by FawkesNews (1290) 1 year ago

Serious business, this internet freedom.

[-] 0 points by Coyote88 (-24) 1 year ago

Who was investigating him?

[-] 2 points by FawkesNews (1290) 1 year ago

The same FBI investigating OWS.

[-] 0 points by Coyote88 (-24) 1 year ago

I see...

[-] 2 points by FawkesNews (1290) 1 year ago

"It's like trying to put someone in jail for allegedly checking too many books out of the library."