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Poetry is Everywhere! Howl and the Obscenity Trial

April 1, 2020
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Poetry is Everywhere! Howl and the Obscenity Trial

I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness, starving hysterical naked, -Allen Ginsberg, Howl   Poetry is everywhere and that includes comic books. Celebrate National Poetry Month in April with CBLDF by taking a look-back on Allen Ginsberg’s poem Howl, the landmark obscenity trial that took place over it, and the victory for freedom…

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One Week Left to Support CBLDF and ACLU with a Humble Manga Bundle!

March 18, 2020
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One Week Left to Support CBLDF and ACLU with a Humble Manga Bundle!

There is just one week left to get the Kodansha Comics’ Humble Manga Bundle: Hiro Mashima’s Fairy Tail & More. Starting at $1, pay what you want to get a huge selection of Hiro Mashima’s work for Kodansha Comics as DRM-free ebooks. The selection of digital content not only includes Fairy Tale but also Edens Zero, Monster Soul, Rave Master, and more. As an added bonus if…

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Support CBLDF and ACLU with a Humble Manga Bundle!

March 11, 2020
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Support CBLDF and ACLU with a Humble Manga Bundle!

There are just two weeks left to get the Kodansha Comics’ Humble Manga Bundle: Hiro Mashima’s Fairy Tail & More. Starting at $1, pay what you want to get a huge selection of Hiro Mashima’s work for Kodansha Comics as DRM-free ebooks. The selection of digital content not only includes Fairy Tale but also Edens Zero, Monster Soul, Rave Master, and more.…

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Just Announced! Humble Manga Bundle: Hiro Mashima’s FAIRY TAIL & More by Kodansha Comics. Support free speech!

March 4, 2020
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Just Announced! Humble Manga Bundle: Hiro Mashima’s FAIRY TAIL & More by Kodansha Comics. Support free speech!

Whether you’re manga obsessed or interested but new to the medium, the latest Humble Bundle is an amazing deal. Starting at $1, you can grab a vast selection of Kodansha comics, including Hiro Mashima’s Fairy Tail and more! Every bundle purchased supports the critical efforts of Comic Book Legal Defense Fund and American Civil Liberties…

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ACLU, ALA, & More Join CBLDF in Fight for First Amendment in Texas

July 19, 2019
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ACLU, ALA, & More Join CBLDF in Fight for First Amendment in Texas

Thursday letters arrived in Leander, Texas from local and national organization all clamoring for the city council to respect their commitment to the First Amendment. CBLDF was among the first to raise the alarm after an event with renowned comics author Lilah Sturges was abruptly canceled just two hours before the event, blaming new temporary policies,…

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Victory for ACLU and Chokehold in AZ

June 20, 2019
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Victory for ACLU and Chokehold in AZ

The Arizona Department of Corrections decided to reverse its previous ban on Paul Butler’s autobiography, Chokehold: Policing Black Men after the ACLU threatened to sue. ACLU announced the decision on Twitter, and Butler also tweeted about the decision, calling it a “victory for literacy and justice” but tempering excitement by recalling the more than 2,000,000…

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ACLU Explains Banning Book Critical of Prisons Unconstitutional

May 21, 2019
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ACLU Explains Banning Book Critical of Prisons Unconstitutional

Last week the ACLU wrote a letter to the Arizona Department of Corrections (ADC) asking them to overturn their ban on Chokehold by Paul Butler, a book that examines the racial disparities of the prison system and advocates abolition of mass incarceration. The letter, which was exclusively released to The Root, explains that ADC policies about…

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ACLU Urges GA Sheriff to Rescind Book Ban

April 16, 2019
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ACLU Urges GA Sheriff to Rescind Book Ban

The ACLU is working to reverse a new policy in a Georgia prison that severely limits inmates access to books and publications, by only allowing them to choose from what is available on the book cart. They’ve written a letter to Chatham County Sheriff John T. Wilcher and Chatham County Attorney, R. Jonathan Hart, detailing how this…

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Victory! Fun Home Restored in New Jersey High Schools

February 26, 2019
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Victory! Fun Home Restored in New Jersey High Schools

Fun Home has been returned to the library shelves in North Hunterdon-Voorhees School District high schools. According to National Coalition Against Censorship (NCAC), the return happened as recently as February 21st. This is not just a victory for the organizations like Comic book Legal Defense Fund, NCAC, ACLU of New Jersey, and other free speech…

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Proposed Book Banning Law Defeated in Maine

February 15, 2019
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Proposed Book Banning Law Defeated in Maine

February 11, 2019, LD 94, a bill proposed in Maine that would criminalize educators for assigning or providing “obscene” materials, was unanimously rejected by the legislative committee. The bill was initially proposed after Representative Amy Arata, discovered her son had been assigned Kafka on the Shore, a critically acclaimed novel by best-selling author Haruki Murakami. The…

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