Aaron Swartz committed suicide for reasons unacceptable to me. Please listen to Amy Goodman's coverage of his life and a speech he gave in 2010.
I can not imagine that here at dailykos are not people who knew him and know about his social justice activism, his achievements as a cyber programmer and activist.
I would beg writers here to cover his life and memorialize him. I can't ask you to follow me over the orange curly, as it is not me who can speak intelligently and sensitively about his life, but I am sure some of you can. Please. This young man shouldn't be forgotten.
With apologies to leave this space empty for others to write about him, who knew him, knew his work and can judge what his death stands for.