President Obama is great at raising money on The Internet. Sadly his respect for the freedom The Internet represents isn’t as great. Two Internet documentaries, The Internet’s Own Boy, about Aaron Swartz, and Citizen Four, about Edward Snowden were released this year. Citizen Four, went on to win the Academy Award for Outstanding Achievement in a Documentary Feature Film. Both are beautiful and important films. Perhaps one day there will also be a Chelsea Manning documentary.

I can’t recommend these films highly enough. Buy them. Watch them. Buy 2 copies! Money is a bigger vote than the ballot box.

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This blog post was written using Markdown for my text, a Creative Commons license for the content, and it’s published with an RSS feed. Every blog post I write uses these 3 powerful tools that Aaron Swartz helped create.

poster for documentary film about Aaron Swartz, The Internet's Own Boy

Written by Glenn Zucman

BA, Psychology, University of Hawaii, MFA, Intermedia Art, Long Beach State. Host of American Public Media's "Border Patrol." Host of KBeach Radio's "Strange Angels." Interested in Identity Art that explores our Oracle-at-Delphi-like straddling of corporeal and virtual realms in our new media century. Civil rights in online space. 10 years...
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