This week on Truthdig Radio in association with KPFK: A new documentary shows the genius and tragedy of Aaron Swartz, Hobby Lobby v Women, the race to replace Rep Henry Waxman is on, and we look at the surprising locale of the most segregated schools in Americacom/avbooth/category/truthdig_radio/" title="Truthdig Radio">Truthdig Radio: A new documentary shows the genius and tragedy of Aaron Swartz, Hobby Lobby v.
A year after Internet freedom activist Aaron Swartz's suicide at the age of 26, a film about this remarkable young man has premiered at the Sundance Film Festival.
A sensitive, personal and varied account of Aaron Swartz's life, filled with excerpts from his blog and statements made by friends and family, offers more insight into the personality of the 26-year-old programmer and political activist who killed himself under pressure from federal prosecutors earlier this year.
Aaron Swartz, the Internet freedom advocate who committed suicide in mid-January, was an intern in Florida Congressman Alan Grayson's office after the onset of the economic crisis. Grayson recently paid tribute to Swartz at a memorial service in Washington, D.C.
Though President Obama is trying to find a place for gay binational couples in his immigration reform plan, Republicans such as Sen. Lindsey Graham just won't have it; as a tribute to the late Aaron Swartz, MIT should make academic articles free to the public; meanwhile, new studies show that urbanites have developed neural responses that keep them constantly on the lookout for danger. These discoveries and more after the jump.
Massachusetts' US Attorney Carmen Ortiz and Assistant U Attorney Stephen Heymann must be held accountable for their actions during their prosecution of the late Internet activist Aaron Swartz; in China, a father hired online "assassins" to kill his son's avatar in an attempt to save his real life; meanwhile, the U is giving the Afghan government a fleet of drones These discoveries and more after the jump.
A lawyer for Aaron Swartz -- the 26-year-old programmer and open-Internet activist who reportedly committed suicide Friday under pressure from threat of prosecution -- says MIT refused to endorse a deal that would have granted Swartz probation or deferred prosecution.