Opposition does seem to be mounting to TPP, the question remains as to whether it is enough to stop the deal. This is when activism matters the most.
|By: Timothy Karr Sunday October 20, 2013 1:59 pm|
However important the SOPA victory was in 2012, its lasting significance depends on how well the diverse coalition holds together in these and other fights — and against business as usual in Washington.
|By: DSWright Thursday August 29, 2013 10:20 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 at Wired, not fruitless. Without that lawsuit it’s likely the Secret Service would have denied all requests, or as they did to me, kept people in limbo for the foreseeable future.
|By: DSWright Thursday August 1, 2013 11:15 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.
|By: DSWright Wednesday July 31, 2013 12:20 pm|
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 in order to provide evidence to promote a prosecution.
|By: DSWright Monday July 22, 2013 12:30 pm|
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 the institution who helped destroy Swartz.
|By: DSWright Wednesday June 26, 2013 11:25 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 Office of Special Counsel (OSC) during the Bush Administration. Bloch opposed the “homosexual agenda” and led the OSC to hire other lawyers that shared his view and would act accordingly.
|By: DSWright Friday June 21, 2013 12:25 pm|
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) conforming with your guidelines was sent by certified mail and received in February 2013. After making repeated phone calls over a space of weeks to the FOIA communications center I was finally given an acknowledgement letter on April 5th, 2013 that the office had formally received the request on March 5th, 2013.
|By: Kevin Gosztola Thursday June 13, 2013 3:48 pm|
Time Magazine, which made “The Whistleblowers” the publication’s “Person of the Year” in 2002, has cast Snowden as part of a young generation of individuals who represent “something new.” These are “young people [who have] come of age in the defiant culture of the Internet.”
|By: DSWright Wednesday May 8, 2013 12:10 pm|
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.