Posts Tagged ‘ book burning ’

Community Rallies Around Iowa Library After Man Burns LGBTQ Books

November 2, 2018
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Community Rallies Around Iowa Library After Man Burns LGBTQ Books

Last Week, CBLDF wrote about a man in Iowa who took out four LGBTQ children’s books from the Orange City Public Library and proceeded to burn them during a Facebook Live video. Since that news story, the library has received book and money donations from people all over the country to show their support of…

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Mosul Book Burning Recalls Cultural Genocides of Centuries Past

March 4, 2015
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Mosul Book Burning Recalls Cultural Genocides of Centuries Past

In light of the devastating news last week that Islamic State extremists apparently burned part or all of the public library collection in the Iraqi city of Mosul, CBLDF general counsel Robert Corn-Revere contributed a comprehensive overview of book burnings throughout history that was published on the Daily Beast. From the destruction of the great…

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Protestors Perform Public Book Burning in India

January 2, 2015
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This past Friday in India, several members the Bharatiya Janata Party, a right-wing political party, and the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh, a non-government Hindu organization, joined together to protest Perumal Murugan’s novel Mathorubagan by openly burning copies in front of a local police station. The two groups are calling for a ban of the book and…

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