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Film Censorship: James Franco’s Protest Video Over Australian Film Ban

The film titled “I Want Your Love,” a collaboration between Hollywood star James Franco and director Travis Mathews, has been banned by Australian Classification Board. The Board stated the film was gratuitous in its depiction of gay sex, even though

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Top 25 Censored News 2011: #22 Participatory Budgeting – A Method to Empower Local Citizens & Communities

“Participatory Budgeting” (PB) is a process that allows citizens to decide directly how to allocate all or part of a public budget, typically through a series of meetings, work by community “delegates” or representatives, and ultimately a final vote. It

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Posted in Censorship, Media Censorship

Top 25 Censored News 2011: #23 Worldwide Movement To Ban or Charge Fees For Plastic Bags

Shoppers worldwide are using 500 billion to one trillion single-use plastic bags per year. The average use time of a plastic bag is 12 minutes. Plastic bags pollute our waters, smother wetlands and entangle and kill animals. This eventually affects

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Posted in Censorship, Media Censorship

BART Black-Out Leads to Hack-Back

It has not been a good month for municipal riders of the “Bay Area Rapid Transit” or BART system in San Francisco, California. On July 3, at the Civic Center station, a BART police official shot dead a man who

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Posted in Corporate Censorship, Human Rights, Internet Censorship

Righthaven Copyright Troll Lawsuit Dismissed as Sham

Court Finds Righthaven Had No Authority to Bring Claims Against Political Forum San Francisco – In a decision with likely wide-ranging impact, a judge in Las Vegas today dismissed as a sham an infringement case filed by copyright troll Righthaven

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Posted in Corporate Censorship

White House Threatens To Censor Paper For Covering Protests

The San Francisco Chronicle apparently in conflict with the White House for display video of a protest against the treatment of suspected White House source Wikileaks Bradley Manning. The White House on Thursday threatened to leave the San Francisco Chronicle,

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Posted in Human Rights

April 18, 1906 : The Great San Francisco Earthquake

At 5:13 a.m., an earthquake estimated at close to 8.0 on the Richter scale strikes San Francisco, California, killing hundreds of people as it topples numerous buildings. The quake was caused by a slip of the San Andreas Fault over

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A Look Back 30 Years: Top 25 Censored News Stories of 1981 – #1. THE REAL STORY BEHIND OUR ECONOMIC CRISIS

We have been told that factors such as the over-regulation of business and the “declining moral fiber of the American worker” caused the worst economic crisis since the depression. However, testifying before the California Senate Committee on Industrial Relations, a

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Posted in Corporate Censorship, Human Rights

A Look Back 30 Years: Top 25 Censored News Stories of 1981 – #13. THE FIRST AMENDMENT IS IN JEOPARDY

The First Amendment is being assaulted and the censorship weapon is the libel law. Some of the cases — Miss Wyoming/Penthouse and Carol Burnett/National Enquirer — were well politicized. Others, involving free speech rights, were not. Pat Haworth protested a

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A Look Back 30 Years: Top 25 Censored News Stories of 1981 – #20. “THE CAR BOOK” AND OTHER CENSORED PUBLIC INFORMATION

Each year some 50,000 Americans lose their lives on U.S. highways and millions more are injured in automobile accidents. Yet, in 1981, the Reagan administration, under pressure from the auto industry, censored a government publication that might have helped reduce

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