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Dynamite & Humble Bundle Launch “Best Of” Sale Benefiting CBLDF

January 16, 2019
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Dynamite & Humble Bundle Launch “Best Of” Sale Benefiting CBLDF

Featuring Fan Favorites & the Newest Hits As a part of their ongoing 15th anniversary celebrations for 2019, Dynamite has partnered with Humble Bundle to offer fans unbeatable deals on classic tales both new and old. Not only are these deals crazy good, but proceeds from the promotion will be contributed to the Comic Book…

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Adorable Cartoon Animals Latest Victim of Tumblrs Adult Content Ban

January 15, 2019
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Adorable Cartoon Animals Latest Victim of Tumblrs Adult Content Ban

Popular cartoonist Liz Climo, one of the animators for long-running hit TV show The Simpsons who is also well known for her adorable animal cartoons, is one of the most recent users to find their work censored unnecessarily by Tumblr for containing adult content. The problem is that her posts didn’t fall afoul of the…

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4 Years After “Je Suis Charlie” – Are We?

January 10, 2019
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4 Years After “Je Suis Charlie” – Are We?

This week marked the 4th anniversary of the gruesome Charlie Hedbo attack, where two brothers, Saïd and Chérif Kouachi, forced their way into the newspaper’s office and killed 12 people, injuring 11 more. At the time of the tragedy, the world was horrified by the violence against the paper – a rally for national unity…

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Supreme Court Rejects Petition from Prison Legal News

January 9, 2019
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Supreme Court Rejects Petition from Prison Legal News

On Monday, January 7th the Supreme Court rejected a First Amendment dispute over the Florida Department of Corrections statewide ban of Prison Legal News (PLN), a magazine distributed monthly by Human Rights Defense Center. The ban has been in place since 2009, and the potential Supreme Court appeal of it had generated support in the…

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Vandal Destroys PA Library Book Because of Bad Words

January 8, 2019
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Vandal Destroys PA Library Book Because of Bad Words

A copy of Susan Wigg’s summer romance Lakeside Cottage was returned to the Mifflin County Library in Lewistown Pennsylvania after some anonymous editor had crossed out all the bad words in the entire book with a Sharpie. Library Director Molly Kinney was frustrated with the coward’s decision to vandalise the book instead of opening up…

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The Free Speech Century – Examining the Great American Experiment

January 7, 2019
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The First Amendment, ratified in 1791, is by no means new. But as the recent book The Free Speech Century points out, it was largely uninterpreted until three landmark decisions came down from the Supreme Court in 1919 – marking 2019 the 100th anniversary of the relevance of the First Amendment. And when considering all…

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There’s Still Time to Start a Reading Challenge in 2019!

January 4, 2019
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There’s Still Time to Start a Reading Challenge in 2019!

With the first week of 2019 coming to a close, it is time to settle on your annual reading challenge. Reading challenges are a great way to encourage yourself to read more, often times with vast amount of online support and neat printables, while not requiring actual IRL commitments like book clubs do. That is,…

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Throw an Official Event for the 100th Children’s Book Week!

January 4, 2019
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Throw an Official Event for the 100th Children’s Book Week!

Right now The Children’s Book Council (CBC) is asking teachers, librarians, and booksellers to register to host an official Children’s Book Week (CBW) event for the spring of 2019. This is the 100th Anniversary of CBW, which began in 1919 and is the longest running literacy initiative in the United States. The centennial celebration is…

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Netflix Complies With Censorship Request from Saudi Arabia

January 3, 2019
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Netflix Complies With Censorship Request from Saudi Arabia

According to a Financial Times article, Netflix recently removed an episode of Patriot Act with Hassan Minhaj that was critical of Saudi Arabia after the kingdom threatened the episode was in breach of their internet cyber-crimes laws. The episode in question, episode 2 simply titled Saudi Arabia, is still available to watch outside of Saudi…

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Watch Image Library LiveStreams Anytime

January 2, 2019
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  Watch the Image Library Livestreams Anytime In 2018, Image Comics celebrated Banned Books Week with Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and The Graphic Novels and Comics Round Table of the American Library Association by producing a week of Library Livestreams featuring creators Nick Dragotta (East of West), Grace Ellis (Moonstruck, Lumberjanes), Pornsak Pichetshote (Infidel), Shannon Wheeler (Too Much Coffee Man), and Skottie…

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