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Death of a Civil Rights Campaigner

14 January 2013

There are four major share holders of the US government corporation: the military industry, the Wall Street, the Hollywood and the newly emerged GMO multinationals. The military and Hollywood are the two fists - one is an iron fist and another is also an iron fist but in a velvet glove - that help the Wall Street to take over and control the world, while the GMO is a magic new weapon combined the both hard and soft powers: it can gently eliminate a great number of population that racially, culturally, religiously or economically might be deemed as undesirable by the Western financial elites.

There are two iron fingers in the monstrous Washington Corp's naked iron fist: the military force that is specialised to terrorise the world and the legal system which is focused on dictating the lives of its own people. And it is the US law makers' and government litigators' duty to defend the interest of the Wall Street, of the Hollywood and of the GMO companies, the Washington Corp's major stakeholders.

Thus we see how US police violently crackdown OccupyWallStreet protest movement, how US courts consistently rule against the US farmers in favour of the GMO corporations, and, we now also see how US litigators trying to silence the voice against Hollywood's financial and cultural dominance. It is this callous hard power along with the menacing soft power that killed a gifted IT genius and a fearless civil rights campaigner.

But the fight for civil rights against the world-government wanna-be and its four share holders will continue, and the resistance movement against US litigators' local recruits, Hollywood's local promoters and GMO corps' local allies in China will not stop.

Here are some twittees from Demand Progress which may give some clues in terms of why the US litigators wanted to crush Aaron Swartz like a walnut:

A mourning message on by Glenn Greenwald:

The inspiring heroism of Aaron Swartz

But, to me, much of Swartz’s tragically short life was filled with acts that are genuinely and, in the most literal and noble sense, heroic. I think that’s really worth thinking about today. […] Whatever else is true, Swartz was destroyed by a “justice” system that fully protects the most egregious criminals as long as they are members of or useful to the nation’s most powerful factions, but punishes with incomparable mercilessness and harshness those who lack power and, most of all, those who challenge power.


Blood on the hands of the US legal Force

Aaron Swartz was the co-founder of social news website Reddit and executive director of Demand Progress, a website-based organization that campaigns for civil rights, scrutinises public policies and pushes for government reform in the US. The organization has been instrumental in fighting Stop Online Piracy Act and Protect IP Act, two pieces of highly controversial US legislations that were designed to protect the special interest of Hollywood and other big record companies at the expense of the ordinary US consumers.

In 2011, Swartz was charged for downloading millions of scientific journals and academic papers from JSTOR's website via an open connection at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. According to many legal experts in the field, Swartz's act breached no laws because JSTOR allows its guests to access the documents, while Swartz, at the time undertaking a fellowship at at Harvard’s Safra Center for Ethics, was a guest.

The case becoming a subject for hot debate also because JSTOR, the alleged victim, has no intention to launch a lawsuit against Swartz. Heidi McGregor, JSTOR's vice president of Marketing and Communications, said in an official statement that JSTOR was satisfied with the outcome of the download dispute since Swartz has returned all documents and company suffers no loss or damage.

Yet the United States Attorney's Office insisted to prosecute Swartz.

After a long legal battle, and facing up to 35 years of prison sentence and one million dollars fine if convicted, the warrior who fought so hard to defend so many people's civil rights, collapsed under the weight of an highly arbitrary and extremely brutal US legal system.

He committed suicide on January 11. He was only 26.

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