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Jean Trounstine : Censoring What Prisoners Read

Werewolf erotica: Too sexy for prisoners? Image from The Atlantic Wire. ‘Werewolf erotica’ too ‘sexy’?Censoring what prisoners read The truth is that prisons want to control behavior. They want to ‘reform’ prisoners, which usually means they want to turn out … finish reading Jean Trounstine : Censoring What Prisoners Read

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INTERVIEW / Jonah Raskin : Documentary Filmmakers Doug Hecker and Christopher Oscar Dish on ‘Junk Food News’

Documentary filmmakers Christopher Oscar, left, and Doug Hecker. Doug Hecker and Christopher Oscar:Documentary filmmakers on media,civil liberties, and ‘Project Censored‘ “The corporate rules are simple: tell the news the way you’re told to tell the news or ratings will decline … finish reading INTERVIEW / Jonah Raskin : Documentary Filmmakers Doug Hecker and Christopher Oscar Dish on ‘Junk Food News’

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Thorne Dreyer / James McEnteer : Dallas Underground Icon Stoney Burns Dead at 68

Stoney Burns is arrested by Dallas Police officers at Lee Park on April 12, 1970, after what The Dallas Morning News called “a clash between law officers and young people” that “occurred when police tried to arrest several hippie-types” at … finish reading Thorne Dreyer / James McEnteer : Dallas Underground Icon Stoney Burns Dead at 68

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Lamar W. Hankins : The Bowdlerizing of Huckleberry Finn

Huck and Jim. Image from Teachers.ash.org.The bowdlerizing of Huckleberry Finn By Lamar W. Hankins / The Rag Blog / January 19, 2011 A recent commentary by Leonard Pitts in the Miami Herald explained a significant problem with publication of a … finish reading Lamar W. Hankins : The Bowdlerizing of Huckleberry Finn

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Dave Lindorff : The Strange Case of Interpol’s Red Alert

A supporter of Wikileaks founder Julian Assange holds up a placard outside the City of Westminster Magistrates Court in London. Photo from The Hindu / AP. UPDATE: A British judge granted bail to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange on Tuesday, saying … finish reading Dave Lindorff : The Strange Case of Interpol’s Red Alert

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Marc Estrin : Into the Flames

“Paulus in Ephesus” by Gustave Doré, circa 1883. Image from Wikimedia Commons.INTO THE FLAMES By Marc Estrin / The Rag Blog / October 19, 2010 Late last month, Pentagon officials stood around supervising the scene as St Martin’s Press destroyed … finish reading Marc Estrin : Into the Flames

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Paul Krassner : Censorship at Facebook

Unfriending the control freaks:Censorship at Facebook By Paul Krassner / The Rag Blog / August 31, 2010 Those control freaks who run Facebook are doing it again. This time, as you probably know, they’re not allowing the image of a … finish reading Paul Krassner : Censorship at Facebook

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Jonah Raskin : Sex on Campus and Ulysses Un-Seen

Censored image from Ulysses Seen. Graphic from Literature R Us.Girls Lean Back:Sex on campus,And the ongoing appeal of pornography By Jonah Raskin / The Rag Blog / June 15, 2010 Don’t the censors of sexually explicit materials get it? Well, … finish reading Jonah Raskin : Sex on Campus and Ulysses Un-Seen

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Bill Ayers : Doublespeak at the University of Wyoming

Doublespeak at the University of Wyoming “President Tom Buchanan’s self-satisfied bromides do nothing to disguise the fact that the principle of free and open intellectual exchange has suffered a defeat at the University of Wyoming. As the AAUP has argued … finish reading Bill Ayers : Doublespeak at the University of Wyoming

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A Dangerous Profession : Worldwide Abuse of Journalists

Honduran police surround AP photographer Dario Lopez-Mills as he covers protests that followed the June presidential coup. Photo by Oswaldo Rivas / Reuters / CPJ.CPJ report:Journalists around the worldFace harassment, prison, death 801 journalists have been killed since 1992, and … finish reading A Dangerous Profession : Worldwide Abuse of Journalists

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The Christian Right : Our Founding Fathers Would be Appalled

George Washington, the Father of our Country, is memorialized in marble — totally ready to toga — on the U.S. Capitol grounds (circa 1899). The statue is now in the Smithsonian. Photo from the Library of Congress / Boston College Magazine.Today’s … finish reading The Christian Right : Our Founding Fathers Would be Appalled

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Textbooks in Texas : Rehabilitating Joe McCarthy?

Sen. Joseph McCarthy displays one of his many reports on Communists he found in the woodwork. Photo from Wisconsin History.What did you learn in school today?Efforts to vindicate commie-hunting senator By Justin Elliott / January 15, 2010 See ‘Who stays … finish reading Textbooks in Texas : Rehabilitating Joe McCarthy?

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