Monthly Archives: February 2011

Workers’ Uprising: More Fox “News” Lies Exposed; New Poll Confirms that Americans Are on Public Workers’ Side

Source: AlterNet The protests in Wisconsin continue into their third week, with thousands holding strong in the capitol in Madison, a huge showing of support for the economic rights of union members and the restoration of a strong middle class.

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Posted in Corporate Censorship, Human Rights

In a Democracy, Freedom of Assembly Trumps “Free Enterprise”

Source: AlterNet – By Leo Gerard It’s illegal in America now to buy or sell a human being, but a recorded telephone conversation between a Republican governor and a guy he thought was a billionaire benefactor shows that it’s still

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Posted in Corporate Censorship

Bahrainis Protest Outside Parliament

Source: VOA Anti-government protesters in Bahrain rallied outside parliament Monday, in an effort to step up pressure on the nation’s monarchy to establish democratic reforms. Many also have called for the removal of the ruling al-Khalifa family. The protesters are

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Posted in Human Rights

Activist Uses DVD to Get Around Media Censorship in Fiji

Source: Radio New Zealand International A pro democracy activist and the producer of a political DVD circulating in Fiji says the film’s an attempt to get around Fiji’s strict media censorship rules. Suliasi Daunitutu has been circulating the DVD from

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Event Shines a Light on Censorship

Source: The StarPhoenix – By Sean Trembath Authors, librarians and members of the public gathered at the Frances Morrison Library on Saturday for a celebration of literature that has been targeted for censorship. Shhhh! A Selection of Readings from Challenged

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Opinion: Rising Censorship in the Americas

Source: Fox News Latino – By Carlos Lauría A sharp rise in censorship is seriously limiting the work of the press in Latin America while undermining citizens’ right to free expression and access to information. Lethal violence from influential criminal organizations,

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Cryptozoic to Release Comic Censorship Trading Cards

Source: CBR Cryptozoic Entertainment is working with The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund to create a set of 70 trading cards that chronicle the history of comic book censorship. The cards will be released in July, no doubt just in

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Hundreds Protest Lebanon’s Sectarian Government System

Source: VOA   Hundreds of people protested in Lebanon Sunday against the country’s sectarian political system. The protesters in Beirut carried signs and chanted slogans calling for a secular government. Lebanon’s power-sharing system requires that the president be a Maronite

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Posted in Human Rights, Religious Censorship

Tunisian PM Resigns; Police Break Up Demonstrations in Capital

Source: VOA   Tunisia‘s interim Prime Minister Mohammed Ghannouchi has announced his resignation, saying he hopes it will “help his successor work to solve the country’s problems.” The resignation was announced as police clashed with protesters, a day after three

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Posted in Human Rights

Popular Protests Continue Against Many Arab Governments

 Source: VOA Popular protests engulfed large swathes of the Arab world after Friday prayers, as anti-government movements appear to gain momentum.  Hundreds of thousands of demonstrators turned out across the Arab world after Friday prayers to express anger at their

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Posted in Human Rights

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