Abi Hassen

Abi Hassen is the new Mass Defense Coordinator of the National Lawyers Guild. Abi has a JD from New York University School of Law where he taught prison law classes at Arthur Kill Correctional Facility. He has a BS in computer science from the Evergreen State College. Before joining the National Office staff, Abi was an organizer for Connecticut Center for a New Economy and UNITE HERE where, among other work, he led a team of union members on a two-month voter registration and felon rights restoration drive in rural Virginia. Abi has developed and implemented web and social media outreach campaigns and provided IT/Tech support consulting in film production. Abi can be reached at abi@nlg.org.

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Saturday, January 19, 2013 - 9:34am
Aaron Was a Criminal and So Are You
The prosecution of Aaron Swartz and his subsequent suicide is heartbreaking. Aaron’s life and work was an inspiring example of how the Internet can elevate humanity beyond the dregs of rote commerce and cheap thrills. Aaron's contributions to our society were not the shiny widgets of tech icons like Steve Jobs. Rather, they were ideas and technologies that enriched lives and empowered ordinary people.
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