Political Revolution

“The Internet’s Own Boy” – An Upcoming Documentary

Aaron Swartz – SOPA and The Day We Fight Back

The chances are you never met Aaron Swartz, the man/social justice fighter/Internet genius, but he fought for you — yes, you, sitting there in front of your computer screen or phone — for a free and open Internet. Aaron fought tirelessly against dangerous Internet bills (including SOPA) that would have led to bigger threats, and he galvanized people power to make the our voices heard.

You know how there are some people who want to change the world and those who actually do? Well, Aaron was someone who fell in the latter category, and one year ago, he sadly took his life. Today his fight is more important than ever, so listen to these smart people in the video explain how we need to keep moving forward with his work.

Rossalyn Warren, Upworthy

Learn more about Aaron Swartz at Wikipedia: His Internet activism, arrest and prosecution, and eventual suicide.

About the author

JoAnn Chateau

JoAnn Chateau likes progressive politics and loves the canines. She sometimes writes fiction about Chester (the Alpha Bichon) and his friends -- with a dash of humor and dab of Poli-Sci. JoAnn's views and insights are tinted by her past profession in Counseling, Christian theological studies, and Library and Information Science training. Retired now, JoAnn enjoys the creative life.