Anakata – Gottfrid Svartholm Warg, one of the founders of The Pirate Bay, and an early technical assistant of WikiLeaks – is still held in Danish solitary confinement without much intellectual stimulus at all. I thought we could send some books to him, and I’m starting with sending one of my own.
In a Danish solitary confinement, Anakata has finally received access to his own books, which he has presumably read and re-read a number of times, already knowing them mostly by heart anyway since he’s a hacker extraordinaire. The one-percent sociopolitical elite has come down on this individual like a ton of bricks, from the thoroughly banana-republic corrupt Pirate Bay trial, via a very strange extradition from a country without such an agreement which just happened to coincide with a $40 million one-time extra foreign aid package, to the current months-on-end torturous solitary confinement.
If it walks like a duck, looks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it’s a sign of the one-percent sociopolitical establishment throwing due process out the window in multidimensional corruption, in order to make an example out of an individual that pulled down their pants to enable a next generation of entrepreneurs to replace them.
And in a Danish solitary confinement, Anakata is bored out of his mind since months back. That’s unworthy. But at least we can do something here. I’m sending Anakata a book, one book, and I’m hoping many join me in this rather simple action.
It’s important that I’m not sending books because of what I think or don’t think of the facts in the current electronic trespassing case. That case is totally irrelevant in the big picture. I’m sending Anakata a book because he helped millions of people out of poverty into skilled craftsmanship by founding The Pirate Bay, giving the poor access to software kits and learning tools; because he drove innovation and consistently opposed censorship through that platform; and because he helped Wikileaks get off the ground in publishing the Collateral Murder video. Also, because he has been consistently hunted by the establishment to be made an example of through an entire sleeveful of dirty tricks and disregard for basic due process. “All for one, one for all.”
I’m sending a copy of my book Swarmwise. It may not be an overly technical book, but the point is that it’s something. Also, a lot of books arriving from many people is obviously a political statement as well.
Send a book to this address;
Mr. Gottfrid Svartholm Warg
c/o krimass JH Jørgensen
Also, there’s the notable possibility that he’s not allowed to receive books from the outside. If so, do include a note that if this is the case, that the book should go to the jail library (“Koege’s Library”) instead, so he can request them from there – he needs author and title to do so. In order to do that, he must know what books have been sent, so he is able to request them from the library – he has no means of finding out what books have been sent otherwise. Please tweet author and title using hashtag #bookstoanakata, like this:
#bookstoanakata Rick Falkvinge - Swarmwise
…and I’ll enter them into the list below, and then Anakata’s mother @KSvartholm will forward the list on the next short visit, for Anakata to finally get some intellectual stimulus in months-long solitary confinement, whether it’s from books sent to him directly or requested from the jail library once he gets the list.
UPDATE: Apparently, some of the restrictions were lifted a while back, and Anakata is now allowed to see other inmates, as well as one hour per day of walking about in an exercise yard. This means he’s technically no longer in solitary confinement, as was erroneously stated above. Still, restrictions remain on any kind of intellectual stimulus, specifically including books and reading materials, so the point of the article remains.
Books Sent So Far
Rick Falkvinge – Swarmwise
Tomas Sedlacek – Economics of Good and Evil [Jan20]
Ernest Cline – Ready Player One [Jan22]
Jimmy Corrigan – The Smartest Kid on Earth [Jan24]
Daniel Suarez – Daemon [Jan24]
Daniel Suarez – Freedom [Jan24]