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Tag Archives: Civil disobedience
Should we follow Aaron Swartz’s example on civil obedience to the laws?
In his Guerrilla Open Access Manifesto, Aaron Swartz writes “There is no justice in following unjust laws.” In the context he argues that there has been a private theft of public culture. In effect, copyright enriches the few at the … Continue reading
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Snowden, Manning and Tsarnaev: is the only difference a pressure cooker?
If we answer this question with a tentative yes, we uncover a deeper problem for liberal democracy. Exasperated by politics, the political process, and society’s failure to change the political system, the three men acted in their respective ways to … Continue reading