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Maine, Thankfully: A series about folks for whom we should be thankful

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Today I launch the first installment in Maine, Thankfully, a series about folks who are making things better for their communities and for our state at large. A new profile will run every week day between now and Christmas with each profile examining a variety of approaches to doing good. Profiles will examine those contributing […]

Check out The Internet’s Own Boy at SPACE Gallery this Wednesday

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This Wednesday, SPACE Gallery is showing The Internet’s Own Boy, a documentary about “programming prodigy and information activist” Aaron Swartz. I will be moderating a video Q+A with filmmaker Brian Knappenberger. I have been focused on the intersection of the Internet, information access and civil liberties in one way or another for the past decade. As […]

A chat with a 9-year-old water liberation activist

I met Luke Sekera-Flanders while interviewing his mother Nickie about her involvement with Burma activism a couple of years ago. He was 6 then and I knew him to be wonderfully smart, driven, and very funny. I recently caught a video of Sekera-Flanders at the Maine Public Utilities Commission, where he was testifying against the proposed […]