Anonymous Won’t Forgive Aaron Swartz’s DeathAdded: Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013
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Aaron H. Swartz, born on the 8th of November, 1986, a genius, brilliant computer programmer, author, political and online activist, took his life in January because US government was threatening him with prison time and huge fine. In response to this, Anonymous hacking group has broken into some of MIT’s servers.
The prodigy that was Aaron Swartz, who helped develop the RSS and wrote web.py, committed suicide this month. In the meantime, the Massachusetts Institute of Technology promised to start an investigation meant to underline its role in Swartz’s suicide. After this, the Anonymous collective hacked the University’s official site.
Aaron Swartz, 26, met the criminal justice for being accused of downloading a huge number of documents from both the MIT and JSTOR (Journal Storage). Aaron, if found guilty, could have been given a sentence of 50 years in prison and a $4,000,000 fine.
Right after MIT President announced they are going to conduct a thorough analysis of their involvement from the time that MIT first perceived unusual activity in 2010, the hackers broke into at least two sites that belong to MIT.
Anonymous announced they call for this tragedy to be a basis for reform of computer crime legislation, and the overzealous prosecutors using them. They also want Aaron Swartz’s death to be a basis for reform of copyright and IP law, which would return it to the proper principles of common good to everyone, instead of private gain to some.
Anonymous called for that tragedy to be a basis for greater recognition of the oppression and injustices heaped on the everyday basis by certain people and authorities upon anyone who is strong enough to stand up and be counted for their beliefs, as well as for greater solidarity and mutual aid in response.
The hackers called for that tragedy to be a basis for a renewed and unwavering commitment to a free web – free from filtering with equality of access and franchise for all. Swartz’s family also made a public statement, claiming that Aaron’s death wasn’t simply a personal tragedy, but rather the product of a criminal justice system suffering from intimidation and prosecutorial overreach. Both the hacker collective and many industry observers believe that decisions taken by officials in the Massachusetts U.S. Attorney’s office and at MIT were reasons for Aaron’s death.
January 23rd,2013Posted by:
Wednesday, January 23rd, 2013
|posted by (2013-01-23 10:59:32)|
|This mans death proves that, for want of a better word, 'governments' are terrorists. They literally terorized this man to death.|
|Anonymous won’t forgive Aaron Swartz’s death,and so on and so forth and scoopy dooby do,nothing will change but|
|@#2 firefoxsniper - If everyone had your attitude nothing would change.|
You should be thankful that not all of us are thoughtless Lemmings.
Some of us care........
|There is really no such thing as Communist or Democratic ( I won't say dictatorship because the latter one usually is behind the scenes of a dictator) governments they all do the shady things like assassinate people that invent a new technology that threatens business (example the car that runs on water) or today anyone that stands up for rights and protest against government. Then claim they committed suicide, died in a fire or car accident. It's called the Russian method of taking care of problems. I'm pretty sure Swartz didn't die by his own hand. I actually see groups like Anonymous our Robin Hood in modern times. Give em hell|
|posted by (2013-01-23 19:28:49)|
|hear hear gargoyle36|
|MIT wasn't even going to pressing charges... so far as I heard|
|government loves to shoot retards up with horse tranq and send em into the schools loaded with guns and then want stricter gun laws to take guns from the people in fear of an uprising|
|A promising life cut tragically short now is a time for grief and contemplation .....retribution will follow|
|Thank god for Anonymous! WE NEED MORE LIKE YOU!|
|I am always skeptical whenever someone who is a thorn in the system's side commits 'suicide'. He was probably murdered.|
|Anyone know what country Aaron Swartz comes from?|
|What a tragedy to loose someone so brilliant all to government tyranny but as stated retribution will come WE ARE LEGION|
|A Tragedy.., a Travesty..,a Tyranny..,an Act of Terror..|
..we will throw stones..
..we will bring down the Corporatocracy..
..we will fight for Freedom..
..we will never give up..
|i dont get why he committed suicide from how the real news on this was going all parties involved were not pressing charges if he did end up in jail it most likely would have been for the breaking and entering looking at his statement he released before he killed himself it sounds to me that he wanted martyrdom|
|Rip the Mofo's apart Anonymous, they; the hidden ones, deserve nothing more than total destruction and it will come. Clever people sometimes have fragile minds and threats such as given would have been used to intimidate. Do the people who have blood on their hands care.. I doubt it but karma is coming for you... can you feel it?|
|posted by (2013-01-26 19:29:51)|
|If the oligarchy-government thinks that it can not be taken down, they need to be shown their mortality, and how terrorizing people is not in their best interest.|
|Swartz took the P*ssy way out. Stand and fight your battles like a man. What type of lame takes their own life? Gtfoh! He probably could/would have beaten all the charges. After it was all said and done he could/would have looked back and laughed while vacationing in paradise. Thats what life is about. *Making mistakes and learning from them* What a cowardly act. SMH|
|posted by (2013-01-27 10:47:53)|
|All "super powers" of the world have risen and fallen flat on their faces. It just takes time, and the power of the People united to stand up against those who seek to take away our freedom of Knowledge and Empowerment.|
Whoop the Babylon Whore, Anonymous, WHOOP HER!
|AN INTERESTING UPDATE: Anonymous has struck back with a takeover of the U.S. Sentencing Commission website. (IP address of 22.214.171.124) They posted this message on the site:|
'Citizens of the world,
Anonymous has observed for some time now the trajectory of justice in the United States with growing concern. We have marked the departure of this system from the noble ideals in which it was born and enshrined. We have seen the erosion of due process, the dilution of constitutional rights, the usurpation of the rightful authority of courts by the "discretion" or prosecutors. We have seen how the law is wielded less and less to uphold justice, and more and more to exercise control, authority and power in the interests of oppression or personal gain.'
To add 'insult to injury' they have gained access to thousands of documents containing embarrassing details on members of goverment:
'At a regular interval commencing today, we will choose one media outlet and supply them with heavily redacted partial contents of the file. Any media outlets wishing to be eligible for this program must include within their reporting a means of secure communications.' Boy has this thrown the cat among the pigeons!
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