Monthly Archives: April 2013

Fla. Teens Write on the Dangers of Book-Burning

For the last few months, the West Palm Beach Library Foundation in Florida has been hosting the travelling exhibition Banned and Burned: Literary Censorship and the Loss of Freedom from the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum. In addition, the Library asked students in … Continue reading

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Farewell, Edward de Grazia

Edward de Grazia, a lawyer, professor, playwright and staunch defender of free speech died on April 11 at the age of 86. de Grazia represented famed banned writers Arthur Miller, William S. Burroughs, and Normal Mailer among others and served as … Continue reading

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Texas Day of Action 4/26: Fight for Ethnic Studies!

Right now the Texas state legislature is considering a bill that would require college students to take the equivalent of two semesters of “courses providing a comprehensive survey in American History” in order to graduate. One of the two semesters could … Continue reading

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8th Grade Student Suspended and Arrested for Apparel at School (And no, this is not 1965)

Logan Middle School student Jared Marcum took a trip to the courthouse after a confrontation over his t-shirt last week. The t-shirt boasted the National Rifle Association’s logo and the words “Know Your Rights” over an image of a hunting … Continue reading

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Protests After Alaska School Censors Student Art Show

“Art is a way to speak our minds!!!” one hand-drawn sign reads. “IB Art Matters!” reads another. These signs hang on the art display boards where art, done by Palmer High School’s IB Art students, once hung. In response to … Continue reading

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So You Heard About the SAGA/Apple/ComiXology Flap, and You Want to Know More About Digital Gatekeepers?

We can help with that! NCAC is concerned with censorship in all its forms, even those instances where private enterprises are within their legal rights to marginalize or ban content based on a point of view. Users engage with the … Continue reading

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Marjane Satrapi to CPS: ‘Find your Brain Again. Stop Lying’

Khury Petersen-Smith of SocialistWorker.org caught up with Persepolis author Marjane Satrapi to talk about the shady restrictions being placed on the teaching of her book in Chicago. Again, Satrapi showed her insight and savvy and aptly expressed the utter confusion and dismay … Continue reading

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