woensdag 19 november 2014

The Internet's Own Boy: The Story of Aaron Swartz



The film follows the story of programming prodigy and information activist Aaron Swartz

From Swartz's help in the development of the basic internet protocol RSS to his co-founding of Reddit, his fingerprints are all over the internet. But it was Swartz's groundbreaking work in social justice and political organizing combined with his aggressive approach to information access that ensnared him in a two-year legal nightmare. It was a battle that ended with the taking of his own life at the age of 26.

Aaron's story touched a nerve with people far beyond the online communities in which he was a celebrity. This film is a personal story about what we lose when we are tone deaf about technology and its relationship to our civil liberties.

zaterdag 8 november 2014

The Day Israel Attacked America



Al Jazeera investigates the shocking truth behind a deadly Israeli attack on a US naval vessel

In 1967, at the height of the Arab-Israeli Six-Day War, the Israeli Air Force launched an unprovoked attack on the USS Liberty, a US Navy spy ship that was monitoring the conflict from the safety of international waters in the Mediterranean. Read more.

Al Jazeera