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Censorship: 2011 in Review – California Reader Privacy Upgrade

By Cindy Cohn | Sourced from EFF.org (Creative Commons License) | As the year draws to a close, EFF is looking back at the major trends influencing digital rights in 2011 and discussing where we are in the fight for

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Posted in Censorship, Internet Censorship

Ban Censorship, Not Books or Websites

On July 25, 2011, the Republic School District Board in southwest Missouri voted unanimously to ban Kurt Vonnegut’s Slaughterhouse Five and Sarah Ockler’s Twenty Boy Summer from its curriculum and library. Banning books from libraries is nothing new, but across

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Posted in Human Rights, Internet Censorship

ACLU Marks Banned Websites Awareness Day with Report on LGBT Censorship in Schools

Public schools across the country are largely receptive to removing web filters that block educational content related to the lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) community, according to a new report released today by the American Civil Liberties Union LGBT

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Posted in Human Rights, Internet Censorship

Scopes “Monkey Trial”: Historic Religious Censorship Case

Jul 10, 1925: Monkey Trial Begins In Dayton, Tennessee, the so-called “Monkey Trial” begins with John Thomas Scopes, a young high school science teacher, accused of teaching evolution in violation of a Tennessee state law. The law, which had been

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Posted in Human Rights, Religious Censorship

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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Posted in Human Rights, Religious Censorship

ACLU Says School Blocks Web Content Aimed At Gay Students

Source: The Detroit News – By Candice Williams   Detroit— The American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU of Michigan said today they have sent a letter to a Wayne County high school demanding that officials stop censoring Internet content

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Law School Fights Internet Censorship

Source: Yale Daily News – By Nikita Lalwani In conjunction with the American Civil Liberties Union, the Law School has started a campaign called “Don’t Filter Me,” which asks students to check and report schools that block LGBT content on

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ACLU Launches Initiative To Stop Unconstitutional Web Filtering Of LGBT Content In Schools

Source: eNews Park Forest NEW YORK – The American Civil Liberties Union, in partnership with Yale Law School, has launched a campaign called “Don’t Filter Me” to assess censorship of web content in public high schools. The campaign asks students

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Posted in Corporate Censorship

Kid Censorship Crackdown Spreads To L.A. County: Monrovia School Superintendent Bans Students From Performing ‘Rent’

Source: LA WEEKLY By Simone Wilson There seems to be a recent spike in adults trying to keep Gen Y from all things sexy. First we saw Huckleberry Finn butchered a few days ago by NewSouth Books, who thinks replacing

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