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Your Amazon Purchases Can Benefit CBLDF!

April 23, 2014
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Your Amazon Purchases Can Benefit CBLDF!

Do you have an Amazon habit? Now your purchases from the retail giant can benefit CBLDF! We’re now part of AmazonSmile, a program that gives 0.5% of the purchase price for items you’d buy anyway to eligible charities like CBLDF. To send funds our way, all you have to do is start your Amazon shopping…

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New Jersey Professor Suspended for “Threatening” Photo of Game of Thrones T-Shirt

April 22, 2014
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New Jersey Professor Suspended for “Threatening” Photo of Game of Thrones T-Shirt

Any good citizen of Westeros knows that the night is dark and full of terrors — particularly if you’re part of House Bergen Community College in New Jersey, where simply posting photos of a “threatening” t-shirt can land you in the dungeon. This may sound like the plot of some terrible Game of Thrones fan…

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Using Graphic Novels in Education: Stuck in the Middle: Seventeen Comics from an UNPLEASANT Age

April 21, 2014
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Using Graphic Novels in Education: Stuck in the Middle: Seventeen Comics from an UNPLEASANT Age

Welcome to Using Graphic Novels in Education, an ongoing feature from CBLDF that is designed to allay confusion around the content of graphic novels and to help parents and teachers raise readers. In this column, we examine graphic novels, including those that have been targeted by censors, and provide teaching and discussion suggestions for the…

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Support the Right to Read with CBLDF at WonderCon!

April 18, 2014
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Support the Right to Read with CBLDF at WonderCon!

This weekend, CBLDF head’s to the West Coast for WonderCon! WonderCon takes place in the Anaheim Convention Center (800 W. Katella Avenue, Anaheim, CA 92802) April 18 – 20, 2014. CBLDF will be at booth #509 with a scarce few copies of our variant of STARLIGHT #1, which debuted in the UK, and makes its first…

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Bone Named Among 10 Most Banned Books of 2013!

April 14, 2014
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Bone Named Among 10 Most Banned Books of 2013!

Today, the American Library Association’s Office of Intellectual Freedom posted their annual list of the ten most-challenged books. The 2013 list has many of the “usual suspects” and one not-so-usual suspect: Jeff Smith’s Bone secured the rank of tenth most challenged book of the year for “political viewpoint, racism, violence.” Bone author and CBLDF Board…

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Cartoon Mysteriously Removed from Revolution News Facebook Page

April 9, 2014
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Cartoon Mysteriously Removed from Revolution News Facebook Page

On April 3, 2014, Revolution News published an article containing three Carlos Latuff political cartoons. One cartoon in particular caused the article to be removed from Facebook, where the news site shared a link to the posting. The cartoon featured a caricature of Death resurrecting nazi fascism from the grave, referencing a recent scandal over…

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CBLDF Hosts Amazing Creators at MoCCA Arts Festival!

April 3, 2014
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CBLDF Hosts Amazing Creators at MoCCA Arts Festival!

This weekend, CBLDF will be exhibiting at the MoCCA Arts Festival, where we’ll be hosting signings with guests of honor Alison Bechdel, Robert Williams, Fiona Staples, and Howard Cruse. Running Saturday April 4 and Sunday April 5, the MoCCA Arts Festival is presented by the Society of Illustrators at the 69th Regiment Armory on 68…

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Make A Difference: NCAC Seeks Program Associate For Youth Free Expression Work!

April 2, 2014
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Make A Difference: NCAC Seeks Program Associate For Youth Free Expression Work!

The Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is a sponsoring partner in the Kids’ Right to Read Project, an effort founded and supervised by the National Coalition Against Censorship as part of its Youth Free Expression Project. NCAC is currently seeking a new Program Associate to coordinate that project. The full job description and details are…

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RADIO FREE COMIX: Annoucing the CBLDF Podcast!

April 2, 2014
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RADIO FREE COMIX: Annoucing the CBLDF Podcast!

Continuing our ongoing education work, the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund makes the move into the AUDIO-SPHERE! Available streaming below or downloadable via iTunes, we’re delighted to introduce the CBLDF Podcast! A mix of interviews, discussions about current Free Speech events, convention panels recordings, and archival materials, the CBLDF Podcast will be a monthly event,…

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April 4: Join the Day of Action Against Censorship in Libraries!

March 28, 2014
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April 4: Join the Day of Action Against Censorship in Libraries!

On April 4, the National Coalition Against Censorship — of which CBLDF is a member — is partnering with the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the Center for Civic Media at MIT to protest censorship in libraries. Dubbed 404 Day, April 4 is a nation-wide day of action protesting the censorship of the Internet at public…

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