The Library has a taproot that reaches deep into information freedom activism. In the course of this work we’ve encountered some extremely important activist figures including Aaron Swartz,. When we consider the future that Chelsea Manning currently faces in federal custody, we are reminded of the enormous loss of Aaron’s life in 2013, a direct result of overzealous prosecution for information freedom activism. Please sign the White House petition to commute Chelsea Manning’s sentence to time served by December 14, the cutoff date. A speedy release is the best hope for this trans/queer person living her life in a men’s prison, prosecuted for crimes only against those who would keep war crimes secret.