Monthly Archives: March 2011

President of Maine College of Art Condemns Censorship of Maine Labor Murals

Update: As the Boston Herald reports, Democratic Rep. Chellie Pingree has issued a statement insisting that the Maine Department of Labor mural (removed in late March by order of Gov. Paul LePage), should be put back up in the Department … Continue reading

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Wikileaks and “mutual knowledge”

When it comes down to it, most of the documents in Wikileaks’s Cablegate release refer to issues that had already been covered in the press. Did we really need Wikileaks to tells us that Mexico isn’t doing a great job … Continue reading

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Ideological Exclusion and Malalai Joya

Though the U.S. military has occupied Afghanistan for nearly a decade, we have rarely received the opportunity to hear about the lives of every day Afghans from the mouths of everyday Afghans. On the eve of one such opportunity, the book tour … Continue reading

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PFAW Releases “How Not to Respond to Political Bullies” On Hide/Seek

NCAC participating organization, People For the American Way, has developed a detailed summary of the events around Hide/Seek complete with suggestions as to “what to do next time.” PFAW was one of the organizations who signed NCAC’s joint letter to … Continue reading

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Button brought back from the March 2011 Culture Wars symposium with the Corcoran and Transformer DC.

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Culture Wars Live Stream Today!

Can’t make it to Culture Wars: Then and Now at the Corcoran today in Washington DC?  Follow the discussion on Twitter (#CultureWars) or live stream ( and submit your questions to @CorcoranDC, @TransformerDC, or @ncacensorship for a live Q&A throughout … Continue reading

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Maine Governor to censor labor mural

Earlier this week, Maine Governor Paul LePage ordered that a mural in the Department of Labor depicting scenes from Maine’s labor be removed. Why? Because the mural “sends a message that we’re one-sided, and I don’t want to send that … Continue reading

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Censorship and International Women’s Day

Today is the 100th Anniversary of International Women’s Day! Censorship is about who has permission to speak about what in public. Women, both as speakers and subject, have often been marginalized or stricken from the public sphere, and so we’d … Continue reading

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Victory Over Transnational Libel Case Brought Against Book Review

In a victory for academic freedom, the Tribunal de Grand Instance de Paris has ruled against a libel case brought against Prof. Joseph Weiler for’s review of The Trial Proceedings of the International Criminal Court. ICTY and ICTR Precedents, … Continue reading

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Highlights From Texas Prison System’s Banned Books List

The Texas Civil Rights Project has released a fascinating, detailed report on the nearly 12,000 books banned by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice from entering the state’s prison system. The arbitrary nature of the list, including Shakespeare’s sonnets and … Continue reading

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