Thursday, January 17, 2013

Thursday, January 17, 2013

"Aaron did not commit suicide but was killed by the government."  The prosecutor is a serial killer.  There needs to be a lot of firing in the US Attorney's office.  Also, the mathy types who tend to make a lot of money in tech need to formally boycott any more donations, ever, to MIT.

"Father of Aaron Swartz indicts US government for son’s suicide":
"Peter Eckersley, Technology Projects Director at Electronic Frontier Foundation, and a friend and collaborator of Swartz, said, “It was a terrible loss. We both worked together fighting SOPA and PIPA,” referring to proposed legislation to increase government control over the Internet.

With tears in his eyes, Eckersley said, “A big problem in the US is the out-of-control criminal justice system. I'm from Australia and I find it unbelievable here. You have a system that takes people that do not hurt anyone and puts them in prison."

The idea that Swartz was assassinated by the government makes no sense:  the entire reason for the persecution was to make an example of his ruined life for anybody who might threaten rentier interests.

"In Translation: Atwan on the Gulf and the Brothers"

"George Ibrahim `Abdullah"  Note how a phone call from the Americans turned the French judicial system on its head.
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