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Exclusive: Exploding the Lincoln Myth by Rocket Kirchner

Chicago Protest Against Guantanamo Jan 11, 2012 - Photo by FJJ

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by Rocket Kirchner
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January 14, 2013

Well, old honest Abe is back in vogue. The recent plethora of documentaries, movies, and books about him are all polishing up his halo once again. While they are putting the final coat of wax on the man and his presidency I have only three words to say: not so fast.

What would you say if you heard that a ruler of a country suspended its entire constitution, its entire bill of rights, forced a draft, and jailed every major writer and editor who disagreed with him? Continue reading

Aaron Swartz: Is it time for an Internet Bill of Rights? + The Best Way to Honor Aaron Swartz

"Be curious. Read widely. Try new things. I think a lot of what people call intelligence just boils down to curiosity." - Aaron Swartz, hactivist & open-source advocate, RIP

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To honor Aaron Swartz’s memory, we must continue his work.

RTAmerica·Jul 3, 2012

In the US, the Bill of Rights maps out the fundamental privileges each citizen has in the country, but is it time to draft an Internet Bill of Rights? Congress has attempted to implement legislation that could stop online freedoms, but a group of online advocates are pushing lawmakers to sign the Internet Bill of Rights to allow the freedom of expression, access, openness, innovation and privacy. Aaron Swartz, founder and executive director for Demand Progress, joins us with his take. Continue reading

The Myth of Human Progress by Chris Hedges

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by Chris Hedges
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January 14, 2013 Continue reading