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SDCC 2017: Valiant and CBLDF Unveil SECRET WEAPONS #1 SDCC Liberty Variant by Eisner Award Nominee Erica Henderson!

July 10, 2017
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SDCC 2017: Valiant and CBLDF Unveil SECRET WEAPONS #1 SDCC Liberty Variant by Eisner Award Nominee Erica Henderson!

Valiant is proud to announce its support for the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF) with the SECRET WEAPONS #1 SDCC Liberty Variant – a special, limited edition release of the FIRST ISSUE of the acclaimed new series starring Livewire and Valiant’s extraordinary new team of heroes in the making! Featuring a brand-new cover by multiple Eisner Award-nominee Erica Henderson (Unbeatable Squirrel Girl,…

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CBLDF SDCC 2017 Live Art Auction, Presented by IDW Publishing, Splash Page Comic Art, and the San Diego Comic Art Gallery, Featuring Live Art by Jeff Smith!

July 7, 2017
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Join IDW Publishing (Booth 2743) and the San Diego Comic Art Gallery and Splash Page Comic Art (Booth 4400) to support Comic Book Legal Defense Fund’s Comic-Con Live Art Auction, happening Saturday, July 22, at the Hilton Bayfront Sapphire AB. The event kicks off at 8:00 p.m. with a keynote address from Batman scribe Scott…

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CBLDF’s Comic-Con Welcome Party!

July 7, 2017
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CBLDF’s Comic-Con Welcome Party!

Kick-off Comic-Con with comics’ greatest creators at the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund’s Comic-Con Welcome Party, sponsored by Image Comics and comiXology, with a special gallery display from Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab! The fun starts at 8:00 p.m. on Thursday, July 20, at the Westgate Hotel, where CBLDF welcomes you to Comic-Con for a night…

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Zunar Pessimistic About Chances for Overturning Travel Ban

July 5, 2017
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Zunar Pessimistic About Chances for Overturning Travel Ban

Malaysian cartoonist Zunar is pessimistic about the chance of overturning his travel ban after a recent Court of Appeal decision. “Malaysian Court of Appeal today ruled that the right of Malaysian citizens to travel overseas is at the absolute discretion of the government.” Zunar wrote in a post on his blog. “In delivering decision on…

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Celebrating the Freedom to Read This July 4!

July 4, 2017
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Celebrating the Freedom to Read This July 4!

One of our most cherished rights in the U.S. is the freedom to read — but sometimes we need to remind government authorities that we have that right. Here are a few books that CBLDF has helped defend so far this year… Stuck in the Middle, edited by Ariel Schrag CBLDF took the lead in defending…

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Hearings Begin for Tucson’s Embattled Mexican American Studies Program

June 30, 2017
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Hearings Begin for Tucson’s Embattled Mexican American Studies Program

This week, the U.S. District Court for Arizona began hearing arguments in Acosta et al v. Huppenthal, a case that might determine the fate of Tucson’s embattled Mexican American Studies program. The Mexican American Studies program fell victim to House Bill 2281, an Arizona state law written specifically to target the program. The law makes it…

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CBLDF Celebrates Comics at ID10T Fest This Weekend!

June 23, 2017
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CBLDF Celebrates Comics at ID10T Fest This Weekend!

This weekend, CBLDF will celebrate comics, music, comedy, and all things nerdy in the great outdoors during ID10T Fest! Along with a cool assortment of signed goodies, we’ll unveil new CBLDF stickers at booth F7! Do you need to decorate your free speech device? We’ve got you covered with brand new stickers, debuting this weekend at the…

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Comic Explains Lebanon’s Censorship Problem

June 22, 2017
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Comic Explains Lebanon’s Censorship Problem

A new comic on The Nib provides an illustrated look into the censorship problem in Lebanon. The comic by Ghadi Ghosn and Virginie Le Borgne examines how censorship impacts the country’s vibrant arts community. The comic points out that certain topics — religion, sexuality, civil war, and Israel — are more likely to attract state…

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“The Band Who Must Not Be Named” Wins Supreme Court Case

June 19, 2017
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“The Band Who Must Not Be Named” Wins Supreme Court Case

Today, the Supreme Court unanimously struck down portions of the Lanham Act, and supported an Asian-American band’s right to an “offensive” trademark. When the activist Asian-American rock band decided on a name that both affirms their racial identity and reclaims a racist term as a way to challenge stereotypes — The Slants — they likely didn’t expect to end…

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A Parthenon of Banned Books

June 16, 2017
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A Parthenon of Banned Books

The centerpiece of a new art exhibit in Germany is a life-size replica of the Greek Parthenon made up entirely of banned books. Part of the documenta 14 contemporary art exhibition, the piece was created by Argentine artist Marta Minujin to protest censorship and stands in Friedrichsplatz in Kassel, Germany – a location where Nazis burned books by…

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