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The Importance of Human Rights Education

Human Rights

It is often said that knowledge is power, and this is especially true when it comes to knowledge of human rights. Simply put, this is the teaching of the history, laws and theories surrounding human rights. There’s a variety of

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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

New York City Mandates Comprehensive Sex Education in Public Schools

You have to hand it to New York City for doing the right thing(s) for sexual health and rights lately. First, the city passed a law mandating that crisis pregnancy centers, which use misinformation and ideology to misdirect women trying to make

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Posted in Censorship, Government Control

Censorship at ‘Fox News U’

Students at ultra-right Harding University planned a conference on poverty, but school administrators had other ideas. Written by Alexander Zaitchik In the summer of 2008, a dozen undergraduates at Harding University, a small Christian college in Searcy, Arkansas, decided to

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Posted in Corporate 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

School Censors Religious Words in Graduation Speech

Vermont valedictorian Kyle Gearwar told to he could not speak about Jesus in his graduation speech. A high school valedictorian in Vermont was forbidden by school administers from delivering nearly half of his graduation speech in which he discussed how

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Posted in Human Rights, Religious Censorship

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

Mother’s Complaint Prompts Paradise Valley School Officials to Remove Book (Video)

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Gay & Lesbian Awareness Sites Blocked By Avoca District 37: ACLU Threatens Lawsuit

The American Civil Liberties Union is threatening to file suit against a suburban Chicago school district unless that district stops blocking gay and lesbian advocacy websites on its school computers. Avoca School District 37 has one week to correct the

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Posted in Human Rights

College Journos Avoid Censorship By Running Entire Paper Below the Fold

Source: The Village Voice Blog Here’s a creative way to get around a gag order from your school’s administration, college journos: run the story you want to run, just publish it below the fold. In fact, send a big fuck-you

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