The Chapel Hill Prison Books Collective monthly political prisoners birthday poster is out:
“Send a birthday card to these political prisoners. It’s an easy way to help remind these freedom fighters that they aren’t forgotten. If you make one, remember- don’t use anything like white-out, stickers, tape or glitter on it. We also recommend that you put your name and address and their name and prisoner number on the card, lest the authorities “lose” the envelope and forget where it is going.”
This month’s poster is dedicated to Aaron Swartz a computer hacker who committed suicide last month. Swartz was facing years in prisoner after the government charged him with breaking into the JSTOR computer network to download millions of academic journal articles, motivated by the belief that knowledge should be free.