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Congress Tries to Pull a Fast One: SOPA Vote Likely This Week

Some annoying news: As was widely reported last Friday, all indications were that the House Judiciary Committee would delay its vote on SOPA for a few weeks.  Now it looks like they might vote this week, if Congress stays in

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Posted in Free Speech, Government Control, Human Rights, Internet Censorship

President Barack Obama’s State of the Union Address 2011

President Barack Obama throws caution to the wind and delivers an over-whelming State of the Union Address tonight. Many of the initiatives proposed by Obama may be hard to get done, but the leaders of both Houses of Congress have

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Posted in Human Rights

7 Things We Learned From G. Wayne Clough’s Post-Censorship PR Offensive

Source: Artinfo Yesterday, Smithsonian Institution secretary G. Wayne Clough finally broke the media silence that has followed the outcry over his decision to censor a work by David Wojnarowicz at the National Portrait Gallery, talking to reporters at the New

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Posted in Corporate Censorship

Smithsonian: Just Put the Art Back

Source: The Huffington Post By Michael B. Keegan, President, People For the American Way The Smithsonian has made a mistake. The institution responsible for preserving and celebrating American history has chosen to selectively edit that history to appease the wishes

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National Coalition Against Censorship – December 2010 Update

Monthly Update December 2010 Action, Advocacy, Education… In support of free expression Happy Holidays and Happy New Year! As 2010 winds down, challenges to free speech are on the rise – crossing boundaries of print, visual art, television and the

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Discussion: Smithsonian Censorship of David Wojnarowicz’s “Fire in My Belly”

Since The National Portrait Gallery’s act of intellectual treason took place on December 2, the story has been making national and international headlines. I have read several articles, blogs, etc. about this subject. If you are unfamiliar with this story,

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Banned in D.C., Welcome in Houston: CAMH Tackles Censorship Through Christ

By Steven Thomson Ants crawling on a crucifix isn’t necessarily the most offensive image to come out of the realm of contemporary art, but its appearance in the video work “Fire in My Belly” by David Wojnarowicz at a current

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Posted in Human Rights

The National Portrait Gallery Betrays Constitutional Principles by Censoring Controversial Viewpoints

A joint statement by the National Coalition Against Censorship, American Booksellers Foundation for Free Expression, AICA-USA,Americans United for Separation of Church and State,Association of American Publishers, Catholics for Choice, Defending Dissent Foundation, District of Columbia Advocates for the Arts, Advocates

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