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2017: The CBLDF Publications

January 1, 2018
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2017: The CBLDF Publications

We’re kicking off 2018 with one more look back, this time at CBLDF’s 2017 publications! In 2017, we released four more issues of CBLDF Defender, our news magazine coming from the frontlines of the fight for free speech, a totally revamped edition of our Banned Books Week Handbook, and Panel Power, an all-new publication about…

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CBLDF’s Top 10 News Stories of 2017

December 29, 2017
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CBLDF’s Top 10 News Stories of 2017

As the year wraps up, we take a look back at our most-read news stories of 2017… 1. Alaska School Board Removes Four Titles from Reading List After Parent Complaints Five popular, award-winning, and critically praised novels were removed from an alternative reading list for high school students in Nome, Alaska after parent complaints, leading to…

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VICTORY: Judge Stops Arizona’s Ban of Mexican-American Studies

December 29, 2017
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VICTORY: Judge Stops Arizona’s Ban of Mexican-American Studies

Judge A. Wallace Tashima has ruled that the Arizona law targeting Tucson’s lauded Mexican American Studies program is unconstitutional and that the state cannot ban ethnic studies programs. Tashima, who had upheld the law in previous decisions, ruled in Acosta et al v. Huppenthal that the law was “not for a legitimate educational purpose, but for an invidious discriminatory racial…

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2017: CBLDF Takes Legal Action

December 28, 2017
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2017: CBLDF Takes Legal Action

CBLDF’s legal efforts in 2017 protected our community, overturned unconstitu-tional laws, and preserved the right to free expression. Some highlights: California’s “Autograph Law” The Fund helped facilitate the replacement of California’s flawed autograph law, protecting the rights of comics retailers, artists, and bookstores. More: VICTORY! CA “Autograph Law” Replaced, Protecting Comics Retailers & Artists CBLDF…

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15 Books CBLDF Defended in 2017

December 27, 2017
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15 Books CBLDF Defended in 2017

In 2017, CBLDF was busy battling book challenges, unconstitutional legislation, and more in defense of the freedom to read. As we wrap up a busy year defending the right to read, here’s a rundown of some of the books we’ve helped defend. Bone by Jeff Smith Location of challenge: Undisclosed Jeff Smith’s Bone was challenged at…

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The Humble Comics Bundle: Judge Dredd by IDW & 2000AD Benefits Charity, Including CBLDF!

December 27, 2017
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The Humble Comics Bundle: Judge Dredd by IDW & 2000AD Benefits Charity, Including CBLDF!

This bundle really instills Dredd! From 2000AD and IDW Publishing comes a truly Dredded collection: Humble Comics Bundle: Judge Dredd by IDW & 2000AD. Name your price for a bundle of Judge Dredd comics and support charity, including CBLDF! Get judgmental with over $220 worth of awesome comics, including the brand-new Judge Dredd: Mega-City Zero,Judge Dredd:…

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CBLDF Wishes You a Happy Holiday Season!

December 25, 2017
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CBLDF Wishes You a Happy Holiday Season!

Courtesy of CBLDF contributor and comics censorship historian Joe Sergi, we’re delighted to offer this special treat for the holidays: “A Comics Carol,” a minicomic in which Messr. Fredric Wertham is visited by the Ghosts of Comics Past, Comics Present, and Comics Yet to Come! You can also take a deep dive into Boston’s war…

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2017: Free Speech Offenders and Defenders!

December 22, 2017
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2017: Free Speech Offenders and Defenders!

The National Coalition Against Censorship, CBLDF’s frequent partner in the fight for free expression, has named their free speech offenders and defenders for 2017. Let’s take a look at some of the free speech heroes and villains that CBLDF helped support (or fight!) this year… DEFENDER: Congressman William Lacy Clay (D-MO) Congressman William Lacy Clay led…

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CBLDF Joins Call to Restore BUCK to Classrooms in Maryland

December 21, 2017
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CBLDF Joins Call to Restore BUCK to Classrooms in Maryland

CBLDF has joined the National Coalition Against Censorship’s Kids’ Right to Read Project in calling for the restoration of BUCK: A Memoir by M.K. Asante to Baltimore County School District classrooms. CBLDF is a sponsor of KRRP. CBLDF joins coalition efforts like these to protect the freedom to read comics. Censorship manifests in many ways, and the unique…

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Valiant’s QUANTUM AND WOODY Reprinted: CBLDF to Auction the Rarest Second Printing of All Time!

December 18, 2017
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Valiant’s QUANTUM AND WOODY Reprinted: CBLDF to Auction the Rarest Second Printing of All Time!

CBLDF is auctioning the rarest second printing of all time in support of the First Amendment courtesy of Valiant Entertainment! Valiant is proud to announce that QUANTUM AND WOODY! (2017) #1 – the FIRST ISSUE of the ALL-NEW and UNPREDICTABLE ONGOING SERIES from rising star Daniel Kibblesmith (The Late Night With Stephen Colbert) and dazzling…

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