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Chris Hayes, Larry Lessig Look At Life And Legacy Of Internet Activist Aaron Swartz

by David Badash ● 2:56 PM January 26, 2013
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MSNBC’s Chris Hayes today looked at the life and legacy of Internet activist and Reddit co-founder Aaron Swartz, who was bullied to death by the federal government.

Bigotry Watch

Look: ‘God Hates Fags’ Targets Recently Deceased Internet Activist Aaron Swartz In Times Square

by David Badash ● 5:01 PM January 18, 2013
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The Westboro Baptist Church, which call themselves “God Hates Fags,” today protested in New York City’s Times Square, holding a sign stating “Swartz In Hell,” presumedly referring to Aaron Swartz.

Legal Issues

DA Carmen Ortiz Dismisses Charges Against Aaron Swartz. Did They Bully Him To Death?

by David Badash ● 11:50 AM January 14, 2013
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Carmen Ortiz, today has dropped all charges against Aaron Swartz, now that her office’s campaign of bullying, zealotry, and overreaching prosecution ended in Swartz’s committing suicide by hanging.

Bigotry Watch

Westboro Baptist Church Says They’ll Picket ‘Glee’ Star Cory Monteith’s Funeral

by David Badash ● 7:15 AM July 16, 2013
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The Westboro Baptist Church, aka God Hates Fags, just hours after news broke that “Glee” star Cory Monteith had died suddenly announced they will picket his funeral.

Economics

Elizabeth Warren Eviscerates Regulators: Why Do Feds Prosecute People But Not Banks?

by David Badash ● 9:06 AM February 15, 2013
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U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren yesterday eviscerated federal bank regulators, demanding answers to questions like, “When was the last time you took a Wall Street bank to trial?”

Hate Groups

Watch Live Now: Westboro Baptist Church Protests In Times Square

by David Badash ● 4:41 PM January 18, 2013
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The Westboro Baptist Church, aka God Hates Fags, right now is protesting in Times Square — all of one person is protesting, but there’s a pro-LGBT counter-protest, with dozens of people participating.

Celebrities

Coming Out: Jodie Foster At Golden Globes Proves Humanity Is In The Eye Of The Beholder

by David Badash ● 4:31 AM January 14, 2013
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Jodie Foster, the intensely private 50-year old award-winning actress, at the Golden Globes proved humanity, independence, strength, are in the eye of the beholder.

News

Did Federal Prosecutors Bully Reddit’s 26-Year Old Cofounder To Death?

by David Badash ● 11:25 PM January 12, 2013
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Aaron Swartz was one of those people you wish you had known about when he was alive, instead of when he committed suicide, after an insane federal government prosecution that went beyond overzealous and deep into zealotry.