Via David Sirota, at PandoDaily:
… Called “The Internet’s Own Boy,” the film follows Knappenberger’s recent New York Times op-doc about the NSA. It comes out amid three related political developments: 1) the White House may be trying to resurrect SOPA 2) there is a new bipartisan push for an investigation into the Obama administration’s prosecution of Swartz and 3) Washington is debating the prospect of reforming the NSA.
The movie will be officially released at the Sundance Film Festival on January 20th, in conjunction with the new organizing effort around the upcoming National Day of Action against the NSA on February 11th…
And here’s Lawrence Lessig, in the Atlantic, explaining “Why We’re Marching Across New Hampshire to Honor Aaron Swartz“:
A year ago [Saturday], Aaron Swartz left. He had wound us all up, pointed us in a million directions, we were all working as hard as we could, moving things forward. And then he was gone…
… On Saturday, we begin a walk across the state of New Hampshire to launch a campaign to bring about an end to the system of corruption that we believe infects D.C. This is the New Hampshire Rebellion.
Fifteen years after New Hampshire’s Doris Haddock (aka “Granny D”), at age 88, began her famous walk from Los Angeles to D.C. with the sign “campaign finance reform” on her chest, a dozen or so of us will start to walk in Dixville Notch, New Hampshire, the place the first 2016 presidential ballots will be cast. For two weeks, with more than 100 joining us along the way, we will walk south across New Hampshire, ending up in Nashua on January 24, the day Granny D was born.
Along the way, we will recruit everyone we can to do this one thing: We want them to ask every presidential candidate at every event between now and January 2016 one question: “How will YOU end the system of corruption in D.C.?”…
You can help. Please help. You can still join the walk. You can spread the word of the walk on Twitter with the hashtag #NHRWalk. You can sign a petition from wherever you are to push the candidates to answer this one question. You can send support that will help this movement grow.
It will always be my penance to believe that I didn’t do enough for my friend. I will do more. This is the start. If we’re lucky, we’ll mark the third anniversary of that terrible day with the real hope that the New Hampshire primary will turn upon this issue. And if we’re super lucky, we’ll mark the fourth with the anticipation of a president who made it her or his issue. And won.