Noam Chomsky Faults MIT Over Aaron Swartz Case

By: Monday January 13, 2014 8:19 am

Last Saturday, January 11th, 2014, was the one year anniversary of the death of Aaron Swartz. Much has been written here and elsewhere on the conduct of government officials whom treated Swartz as a threat and their misjudgement in doing so. Beyond some of Swartz’s FBI files which were released under the Freedom of Information [...]

Is TPP Even A Trade Deal?

By: Friday November 15, 2013 8:14 am

The ill effects of free trade have become abundantly obvious to most Americans. Our manufacturing base has dissipated as corporations raced overseas to find the most depraved hell holes where workers rights and environmental regulation only exist on paper, if even there. The free trade push betrayed centuries of American values and planning which built [...]

Secret Service Will Post All Aaron Swartz Files On Website, First Batch Up Now

By: Thursday August 29, 2013 9:45 am

I just finished speaking to an official at the Secret Service’s FOIA office who told me that all of the Aaron Swartz files that are to be released will be posted to the Secret Services’ FOIA Library. The entire FOIA process has been frustrating and annoying, but thanks to a lawsuit by Kevin Poulsen over [...]

Prosecutor Stephen Heymann Compared Aaron Swartz To Rapist

By: Thursday August 1, 2013 9:00 am

According to the MIT report on the Aaron Swartz case, federal prosecutor Stephen Heymann compared internet activist Aaron Swartz to a rapist. Heymann has already been under scrutiny for possible misconduct as his overly-aggressive tactics have been cited as being the reason for Swartz’s suicide. Now we know how far Heymann was willing to go. [...]

MIT’s Report Says MIT Did Nothing Wrong In Aaron Swartz Case

By: Wednesday July 31, 2013 10:51 am

In what was described as a “whitewash” by Taren Stinebrickner-Kauffman, MIT issued a report that absolved MIT of wrongdoing in the Aaron Swartz case. The “independent” review panel made up of MIT employees concluded that MIT did not target Aaron Swartz. Which is not true at all, MIT did target Swartz and set him up [...]

MIT Interjects Itself Into Aaron Swartz Secret Service FOIA Case

By: Monday July 22, 2013 9:57 am

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), who played an active role in trying to incriminate Aaron Swartz, has intervened in a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) case regarding Swartz’s secret service file. MIT is claiming it is afraid if the public knew the actions it took there could be a backlash against the personnel at [...]

DOJ Official Who Destroyed Evidence Of Sexual Orientation Discrimination Gets 1 Day In Jail

By: Wednesday June 26, 2013 9:47 am

As we celebrate the Supreme Court’s decision on DOMA let’s not forget about what happened earlier this week when Scott Bloch was sentenced to a meager one day in jail. Bloch was deputy director to the Department of Justice’s Task Force for Faith-based and Community Initiatives, as well as Special Counsel at the United States [...]

An Open Letter To The Secret Service Regarding The Aaron Swartz File

By: Friday June 21, 2013 10:44 am

Dear Secret Service, Greetings. My name is Daniel Wright and my requester number is 20130429. I write you to express my dismay in how the Secret Service’s FOIA office has conducted itself in regards to my request for the Secret Service files on Aaron Swartz. A formal request under the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) [...]

Benghazi Probe Continues With 2016 In Mind

By: Wednesday May 8, 2013 10:42 am

The 2016 presidential election campaign apparently began today as the House Oversight Committee continued its seemingly eternal probe into the attack on the US embassy in Bengazhi. And now there is a new twist as Hillary Clinton may be gearing up for a presidential run. New revelations about the terrorist attack in Benghazi, Libya, are [...]

CISPA Passes House, Obama Veto Threat Likely Untrue Making Senate Key Battleground

By: Thursday April 18, 2013 12:17 pm

After facing defeat with Stop Online Piracy Act (SOPA) – thanks in part to the late Aaron Swartz – the State and Big Business have regrouped and re-branded their bill Cyber Intelligence Sharing and Protection Act (CISPA). Relying on a lazy press to leave out the details and hoping that a dimwitted public will cower [...]

House Judiciary Committee Offers Worse Version Of CFAA

By: Wednesday March 27, 2013 7:29 am

In the wake of Aaron Swartz’s death there has been a renewed effort to reform the Computer Fraud And Abuse Act (CFAA); one such effort being Aaron’s law. But some in Congress, rather than reforming the law, are looking to make it even worse. Apparently, the House Judiciary Committee has decided to raise a giant [...]

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