Episode

7/1 Brian Knappenberger: The Internet’s Own Boy: The Life and Legacy of Aaron Swartz

July 1, 2014

Director Brian Knappenberger, the director of The Internet’s Own Boy explains what drove Aaron Swartz, why Aaron asked radical questions and pushed for radical solutions, his shift from Silicon Valley to reform politics, how Aaron inspired Lawrence Lessig to work toward getting money out of politics, the draconian legal prosecution that Swartz faced, why there was not a large campaign to drop charges against Swartz, why Swartz was downloading documents from JSTOR and how the legal system drove Aaron to take his own life.

On The Fun Half:  the Governor of Maine Paul Lepage meets with Sovereign Citizens, Chris Christie is a bullshit artist, Men Rights advocates hold a “Mens Rights” conference, Fox News wonders if there is a “war on men” and your calls and IMs.

Also take a look here for all of the links for today’s show here

And keep the conversation going on our morning thread

Members make the Majority Report possible. Please join us by becoming a MEMBER. You can also show your support by clicking thru to the DONATE button for a one-time donation. Thanks

 

 

Past Episodes

Sam sits down with Ojibwe author and historian David Treuer, author of the piece "Return the National Parks to the Tribes" in The Atlantic. Then, Emma sits down with James North, reporter at The Nation, to discuss his work covering Steven Donzinger. Purchase tickets for the live show in Boston ...
Sam sits down with historian Christopher W. Shaw, to discuss his recent book First Class: The U.S. Postal Service, Democracy, and the Corporate Threat, on the rise of one of the most popular public services, and its precarious state in an era of privatization. They begin in the 18th century, ...
Emma hosts Ursula Hackett, Senior Lecturer in Politics at Royal Holloway University of London, to discuss her recent book America's Voucher Politics: How Elites Learned to Hide The State. Emma starts the show by touching upon the seemingly endless Chris Christie Redemption Tour that ends with ...