Tag Archives: Censorship

Paul Krassner : In Praise of Indecency

Paul Krassner depicted in Oui Magazine advertisement for an upcoming October 1975 interview. Graffiti includes references to the Realist mascot, Lenny Bruce, and Jerry Rubin. Image from the Realist Archive Project.In praise of indecency:Paul Krassner is our ‘Satirist-Laureate’ By Harvey … finish reading Paul Krassner : In Praise of Indecency

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Paul Baker : Giant of Texas Theater Dies at 98

Paul Baker in front of Dallas Theater Center, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, 1960. Photo by Eliot Elisofon / Life Images.Giant of Texas theater Paul Baker:Director, educator, firebrand dies at 98 See ‘Paul Baker at Baylor: A student remembers,’ by … finish reading Paul Baker : Giant of Texas Theater Dies at 98

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Amazing Grace in North Carolina : Halloween Bible-Burning Bash

Graphic composite by Larry Ray / The Rag Blog.It’s a Halloween bible roast!Burning ‘perversions of God’s Word’ By Larry Ray / The Rag Blog / October 19, 2009 The Amazing Grace Baptist Church in Canton, North Carolina, has big plans … finish reading Amazing Grace in North Carolina : Halloween Bible-Burning Bash

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Sen. Al Franken : The Internet is the Town Square

This may be the clearest, most useful exposition on Net Neutrality that I have yet seen. — Thorne Dreyer / The Rag Blog The Internet:It’s not a truck, It’s a town square The Internet is a platform for speech, debate, … finish reading Sen. Al Franken : The Internet is the Town Square

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Texas ‘Experts’ : Axe Cesar Chavez and Thurgood Marshall from Textbooks

‘Experts’ hired by Texas State Board of Education:Chavez and Marshall don’t belong in school books Evangelical minister Peter Marshall said, ‘To have Cesar Chavez listed next to Ben Franklin is ludicrous.’ [Chavez] is not a role model who ‘ought to … finish reading Texas ‘Experts’ : Axe Cesar Chavez and Thurgood Marshall from Textbooks

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Deep Packet Inspection : Global Censorship Technology Used in Iran — AND in U.S.

Deep Packet Inspection:Free Press warns of global censorship technology deployed in U.S. DPI technology is America’s sleeping giant. It has been widely deployed by Internet service providers across the country, and could be secretly put to use without our knowledge … finish reading Deep Packet Inspection : Global Censorship Technology Used in Iran — AND in U.S.

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Tangled Web : Tech and the Struggle in Iran

The War in CyberspaceWeb tangled in Iranian struggle By Martin J Young / June 20, 2009 HUA HIN, Thailand — As Iranians attempt to come to terms with the outcome of their recent presidential elections, battle lines are being drawn … finish reading Tangled Web : Tech and the Struggle in Iran

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School Project Suppressed Because Harvey Milk Is the Subject

Try to tell me that we don’t live in a supremely repressive society. When a school report about a well-known American public servant is suppressed, you can’t possibly convince me that we are not headed down the wrong road. Richard … finish reading School Project Suppressed Because Harvey Milk Is the Subject

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UofM Students: It’s About the First Amendment

Porn Flick Screening at U-Md. Still On, as Is Funding ThreatBy Maria Glod / April 5, 2009 Neither side is prepared to lay down its sword. University of Maryland students — protesting what they see as an intrusion by Big … finish reading UofM Students: It’s About the First Amendment

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FCC : The Controversial Legacy of Chairman Martin

FCC Chair Kevin Martin leaves a mixed legacy.‘“For a deregulator, he was amazingly pro-consumer in his interventions,” said Gene Kimmelman, of Consumers Union. “Nobody thought he was going to be like this.”’ By John Dunbar / January 15, 2009 WASHINGTON … finish reading FCC : The Controversial Legacy of Chairman Martin

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Copyright Protection or Censorship? : YouTube Shuts Down Film Critic

Still from Yi Yi (2000, Edward Yang)on Kevin Lee’s website.‘It seems as if perfectly lawful clips are being silenced at the whim of copyright owners who don’t like the thought of anyone other than themselves posting content.’by Wendy Davis / … finish reading Copyright Protection or Censorship? : YouTube Shuts Down Film Critic

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Book Banning in Round Rock : Ta Ta to TTYL

Teen novel removed from middle school library in Texas town.By Bob Banta / November 18, 2008 A teen novel that stirred controversy when the parent of a Round Rock student complained that it is obscene was removed from the district’s … finish reading Book Banning in Round Rock : Ta Ta to TTYL

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