civil disobedience

Anti-Fracking Activist Sandra Steingraber Released From Jail

After serving 10 days of her 15-day sentence for trespassing during a protest against fracking, activist Sandra Steingraber was released from the Schuyler County jail in Watkins Glen, N.Y. Watch Steingraber’s supporters greet her with flowers, cheers and song.

Hacktivism: Civil Disobedience Or Cyber Crime?

When Reddit co-founder and internet freedom activist Aaron Swartz committed suicide last Friday, he was facing up to 13 felony counts, 50 years in prison, and millions of dollars in fines. His alleged crime? Pulling millions of academic articles from the digital archive JSTOR.