Monthly Archives: May 2011

Shocking Video: Americans Arrested Violently at the Jefferson Memorial — for Dancing

So now the Jefferson Memorial is a “protected area” per the Patriot Act? Watch what happened on May 29, 2011 at the Jefferson Memorial in DC. CodePinker Medea Benjamin and others were arrested for “dancing,” and others were body slammed

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Silenced Once Again

Murder is the severest form of censorship and a brave Pakistani journalist has just offered proof with his life. Syed Saleem Shahzad has joined the unacceptably long list of over 70 journalists who have been killed in the line of

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Nepal’s Youth Turn to Social Media in Constitution Campaign

In Nepal, thousands of young Nepalese have launched a campaign, using social networking sites, to pressure political parties to draw up a new constitution for the country. For four straight Saturdays, hundreds of young Nepalese men and women have demonstrated

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Floating Spaces: Theatre and Censorship in Sri Lanka

Some of the best conversations featured on this site have been with those involved in the arts in Sri Lanka. Noted theatre personalities featured on Groundviews to date include Tracy Holsinger, Mohamed Adamaly and the iconic Iranganie Serasinghe. Jake Oorloff

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China Censors Web to Curb Inner Mongolia Protests

By Michael Kan China is blocking mention of Inner Mongolia on Chinese microblogs and social networking sites, as part of an effort to clamp down on protests that broke out last week in the region. Two of the most popular

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Iran to Shut Down Internet & Start Homebrew Network

Homebrew is a term usually found in certain circles of gamers and “hacker types.” Typically when one speaks of homebrew, one is referring to some type of custom software or software/hardware setup that alters the “out of the box” functionality

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Oregon Senator Wyden Freezes Second Internet Censorship Bill

A U.S. Senator from Oregon has once again taken a stand against his own party to defend what he sees as the inherent right to free speech on the Internet, placing a hold on a bill that could force search

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India Descends Into Extreme Internet Censorship

A year and a half ago, we noted some new laws and plans for laws in India that would likely lead to widespread censorship of the internet in that country, and a commenter on that post just alerted us to

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High School Student Stands Up Against Prayer at Public School and Is Ostracized, Demeaned and Threatened

When a high school atheist tried to stop prayer at his graduation, he was harassed and kicked out of his house. But the atheist community stepped in. Whatever you think about atheists — good, bad, mixed, indifferent — this story

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They Won’t Stay Dead: The Changing Guises of Horror Film and Censorship

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