March 2015

Guerilla (open-access) Manifesto

A found poem from the Internet'sOwn-boy - Aaron Swartz.

It’s time to come into the light

It’s time to come into the light and

Carry our words into action

In that grand tradition

Declare our opposition

To the private theft of public culture

For there are no justice

No justice in following unjust laws

Crushing our hopes


With red lines and strict rules


Crushing our hopes


In a battle to define


Crushing our hopes


In copyright protections


Our rights


Our human rights


This collected knowledge


Is our Collective responsibility


And the enemies of freedom have notdisappeared


The fire in those eyes have not beenput out


Reloading over and over


In a firewall of monetization


An engrained systemic lust for money


A virus that infects


To the permeate loss


Of the Motherboard of mankind


The freedom to connect 


Deleted, Snuffed out 


A butterfly on a wheel


An unspeakable act


The private theft of public culture


For The Cost of Knowledge


Is a moral imperative


And information and knowledge


Is the source of collective progress


So come into the light


Come into the light


The little guy facing this terriblefuture


Be the hero of your own stories


Be the change, be that flame


AND Carry our words into action.

For Sharing isn't immoral—it's a moralimperative

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