Barrett Brown on Cowardice

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A soft movement that accepts cowardice and dereliction of duty as forgivable and even understandable will never accomplish those things that must be accomplished. We are not just opposing entities that perform vast and heartbreaking instances of oppression against the defenseless; we are doing so in a place and time where personal comforts and amusements are so deeply instituted among the citizenry that the sacred argument that the good have a duty to oppose the evil is almost impossible to make through the hum of cheap distractions.

Barrett Brown on Intellectual Dishonesty, Excuses, and Knowing What the Hell You’re Getting Yourself Into in Activism


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Aaron Swartz, The Internet’s Own Boy, was driven to suicide by aggressive prosecutorial overreach. Facing decades in custody, this gifted and community-focused programmer took his own life rather than rot away in a prison cell until middle age.#AaronSwartzDay interviews live with author, activist, and firebrand Barrett Brown and Pursuance Project lead Steve Phillips, among others: Chelsea Manning, Gabriella Coleman, Jason Leopold and more! Discussing digital freedoms, government overreach, and the future of activism online.

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