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Be Vigilant; Your Books Could Be Next

By Sherry Roberts I am not a conspiracy nut. I don’t believe I am being watched ALL the time, and I try not to think about what they put in our food. But I am pretty sure that books disappear

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Posted in Censorship, Literature Censorship

How to Fight Censorship and Share Books During Banned Books Week

Written by Ruth Suehle (Red Hat) Banned Books Week, held the last week of September each year since 1982, is an opportunity for libraries and bookstores to draw attention to censorship with challenged books. In the 29 years since the

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Posted in Human Rights

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

Apple Bans App That Shows Electronics’ Blood Trail

By Kristen Gwynne | Sourced from AlterNet Phone Story is a funny game with a not-so-funny message.  By allowing players to assume the roles of technology’s manufacturers, it teaches players a lesson or two in the life-cycle of Apple products

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Posted in Corporate Censorship, Human Rights

Museum Bows to Pressure From Jewish Groups and Cancels Palestinian Children’s Art Show

Written by Hrag Vartanian Pressure from some Bay Area Jewish groups and others have pushed the Museum of Children’s Art (MOCHA) in Oakland, California, to cancel A Child’s View from Gaza, which is an exhibition featuring 50 art works by Palestinian children

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Posted in Human Rights

Ransom Center Exhibition Explores Forces Behind Censorship in United States Between Two World Wars

AUSTIN, Texas — “Banned, Burned, Seized, and Censored,” an exhibition at the Harry Ransom Center, reveals the rarely seen “machinery” of censorship in the United States between the two world wars. The exhibition runs from Sept. 6 to Jan. 22,

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Posted in Censorship, Government Control, Media Censorship

Facebook Loses “Cool Points” – Censoring Art Getting Ridiculous

Did you know that the CBS Morning Show, Twitter, the local art gallery, and high school art class are way cooler than Facebook? Well, they are, and here is why. Andrew Zar, owner of Dark Brain Comics (darkbrain.com), has had

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Posted in Corporate Censorship

On Censorship, Art and WikiLeaks

This article is republished in its entirety with permission from Wikileaks-Movie.com, Written by Meltem Arikan. Censorship is not just about forbidding discussion of certain facts or limiting the freedom of thought. Our very patterns of thought, emotions, and beliefs can

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Posted in Human Rights

Censorship Gone Too Far? Canadian Catholic School Bans Rainbows

When it comes to (man-made) rainbows, students are told to stick it where the sun don’t shine. An Ontario Catholic high school is so adamant about pushing gay issues under the rug that it’s banned rainbows. According to Xtra!, a

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Posted in Human Rights, Religious Censorship

Tunisia Bans Adult Websites: Backtracks on Censorship Reversal Progress

Tunisia is banning all adult websites after a court order called on the Tunisian Internet Agency to impose a blockade. The X-rated websites are seen as posing a danger to children and are considered contrary to Muslim values, according to

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Posted in Human Rights

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