Monthly Archives: October 2009

Plaid ribbons for pornography awareness

[Dr. Marty Klein - a licensed Marriage & Family Therapist, Certified Sex Therapist, and sociologist with a special interest in public policy and sexuality - is our guest blogger today! We post from his great blog, Sexual Intelligence, from October … Continue reading

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The Chamber of Commerce is not and should not be immune to political satire

On Monday, October 19th, the Yes Men, a group of artist/political activists, set up a mock website that looked like the Chamber of Commerce’s, and held a mock press conference where they announced that the Chamber was shifting its opposition … Continue reading

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YFEN film contest deadline today!

Today is the deadline for our contest Free Speech in Schools: Does it Exist? Students 19 and younger are encouraged to film their response in 4min or less for the chance to win up to $1000 and a scholarship to … Continue reading

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Celebrate 35 years with NCAC at City Winery, tonight!

Today, Monday, October 19th the National Coalition Against Censorship is celebrating its 35th Anniversary! Since 1974, NCAC has fought hundreds of attempts to regulate speech including criticizing the results of Meese Report in 1986, opposing the censorship of films like Martin … Continue reading

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“Christian Taliban” to Host Halloween Book and Music Burning

The Amazing Grace Baptist Church in Asheville, North Carolina will be spending this Halloween burning books and music its deemed Satan’s work – including all non-King James versions of the Bible. Attendees will enjoy barbeque chicken and all the sides … Continue reading

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Good intentions – dire consequences: US v. Stevens

Which of these images would also be illegal if a 1999 law, heard on October 6, 2009 by the US Supreme Court, were to be upheld? Remember – we are talking about images, not the acts themselves. video from circus … Continue reading

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Celebrating 35 years of defending free speech

It’s our 35th Anniversary! The typical gift for 35 years of marriage is jade or coral – well, we won’t hand out earrings or take you deep sea diving, but we DO have an exciting evening planned to benefit NCAC … Continue reading

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Kids’ Right to Read Project Opposes Censorship in Ohio Schools

On September 29th, Wyoming City Schools’ School Board voted to back Superintendent, Gail Kist-Kline’s plan to re-evaluate every non-textbook teachers recommend to students. Staff members will now be asked to rate books based on a new 4-point criteria, which inclues … Continue reading

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Author John Coy and First Amendment Victory in Alabama

Later this month the Kids’ Right to Read Project will interview John Coy, author of YA novels Box Out and Crackback, and would like your help designing the interview. Crackback was challenged in September at a school in Helena, Alabama. … Continue reading

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NCAC staff and readers testify for Banned Books Week

“Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing.” – To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee Thanks to everyone who participated on twitter, facebook, and this blog with listing your favorite … Continue reading

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