Noam Chomsky Faults MIT Over Aaron Swartz Case

By: Monday January 13, 2014 11:28 am

While we find out more and more about the government’s role in destroying Swartz we also learn more about the shameful conduct of MIT. Conduct recently criticized by one of MIT’s most well known and accomplished professors, Noam Chomsky.


Benghazi Probe Continues With 2016 in Mind

By: 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.

Justice Department Assaults Northern Ireland’s Peace Process and First Amendment

By: Monday April 29, 2013 12:10 pm

So what happens when the Department of Justice and the Police Service of Northern Ireland decide to violate the spirit of a treaty between the United States and the United Kingdom by subpoenaing a confidential collection of taped interviews detailing Northern Ireland’s militant past?

Attorney General Holder Claims Aaron Swartz Prosecution Was ‘Good Use of Prosecutorial Discretion’

By: Thursday March 7, 2013 10:11 am

Well it seems we got our White House response to the 50,000+ signed remove Carmen Ortiz petition. Attorney General Eric Holder of MERS and Fast and Furious fame, told the Senate yesterday that the Aaron Swartz prosecution was a good idea.

Aaron Swartz’s FBI File

By: Tuesday February 19, 2013 11:30 am

When I heard the news of Aaron Swartz’s suicide I was deeply saddened or more accurately profoundly irritated. Why had the government – or should I say U.S Attorney Carmen Ortiz – wasted so much time and resources destroying someone over such an inconsequential act? Downloading too many free articles warranted this kind of crackdown? How out of control was the State these days? Then I remembered a macabre fact – upon death every American’s FBI file becomes unclassified with certain exceptions.

US Atty Ortiz Fumbles Again With Wrong Arrest

By: Thursday February 7, 2013 10:15 am

As the petition to remove her from office passes the 50,000 mark and a Congressional investigation is preparing to be launched, US Attorney Carmen Ortiz is back in the news for failures in her performance.

This time her office helped arrest the wrong man.

Swartz Memorial Brings Bipartisan Support For “Aaron’s Law”

By: Tuesday February 5, 2013 7:57 am

Last night a memorial service was held in Washington D.C for internet activist Aaron Swartz. The event brought out activists and politicians from both the left and right who committed to reform the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act in Aaron’s name – amendments that will become known as Aaron’s Law.

Carmen Ortiz Abuses Authority Again, Slapped Down By Judge

By: Tuesday January 29, 2013 10:10 am

United States Attorney Carmen Ortiz, infamous for being the overzealous prosecutor in the Aaron Swarz case, was slapped down in court this week for overreach. In this case, the judge rebuked Ortiz for playing drug warrior with a small motel owner whose only crime appeared to be doing business in a poorly policed community.

Steve Jobs, Mark Zuckerberg, Aaron Swartz

By: Sunday January 27, 2013 8:40 am

Today I want to tell you three American stories.

Tom Dolan, Husband of Aaron Swartz Prosecutor, Attacking Swartz Family On Twitter

By: Wednesday January 16, 2013 12:22 pm

On the day of Aaron Swartz’s funeral – seriously – the husband of US Attorney Carmen Ortiz, Tom Dolan, decided to go on Twitter and attack public statements made by the Swartz family.

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