Posts Tagged ‘ censorship ’

Lawsuit Demands Fun Home Removed

May 15, 2019
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Lawsuit Demands Fun Home Removed

Almost a year after Alison Bechdel’s Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic was successfully retained in a New Jersey school district, a lawsuit has been brought against school district employees in Watchung Hills alleging if the graphic novel isn’t removed, “minors will suffer irreparable harm and that New Jersey statutes will be violated.” The plaintiffs asked the…

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New Game! Anime Censored in South Korea

May 7, 2019
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New Game! Anime Censored in South Korea

Popular anime show New Game is now being broadcast in South Korea, but not before the censors got their hands on it. And while anime censorship is not new or surprising, the ridiculousness of the situation with New Game has caused the censored images to go viral. What is surprising is that fans aren’t sharing…

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CA Teacher Stands Up for Students Despite Threat of Dismissal

May 1, 2019
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CA Teacher Stands Up for Students Despite Threat of Dismissal

After almost three decades of helping students put together the high school newspaper, a CA teacher is facing possible termination for standing up for her students’ First Amendment rights. It all began in April, when Kathi Duffel received a letter from the school district superintendent saying that the administration had become aware that the Bruin…

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Comics Censorship Crises Past, Present, and Future – an Inside Look at CBLDF

March 25, 2019
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Comics Censorship Crises Past, Present, and Future – an Inside Look at CBLDF

Last week Adam Adler from Escapist Magazine sat down with Comic book Legal Defense Fund’s Executive Director Charles Brownstein to talk about censorship in comics, both the history and the current crises. Escapist is a journalistic take on an amalgam of interests for the grown-up geek, including comics books. The questions Adler prepared prompted a…

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CBLDF and Kids’ Right to Read Project Stand Up for Manga

February 8, 2019
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CBLDF and Kids’ Right to Read Project Stand Up for Manga

CBLDF reported last week that popular manga, Assassination Classroom by Yusei Matsui was pulled from a school library on Staten Island, without adhering to the New York City Department of Education guidelines. The comic is currently pending review by an evaluation committee, but in the meantime, it remains unavailable to readers who may find insight…

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Fun Home Removed Without Review in NJ High School Library

January 30, 2019
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Fun Home Removed Without Review in NJ High School Library

Information is coming to light that the award-winning graphic memoir Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel, has been removed from a high school library in New Jersey without following the appropriate procedures for challenging instructional materials. The removal occurred after administrators learned about another challenge to the graphic novel in the same state, most…

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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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Donate Comics, Manga, and Drawing Books to People Who Really Want Them

December 17, 2018
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Donate Comics, Manga, and Drawing Books to People Who Really Want Them

One of the front lines in the fight for First Amendment rights was in prisons around the country in 2018. CBLDF tried to cover these news stories, as lists of censored works emerged, or lawsuits were filed, or legislation overturned. No matter what individuals feel about the mass incarceration problem in this country, it is…

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30 Years in The Dreaming

December 7, 2018
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30 Years in The Dreaming

November 29th marked the 30th Anniversary of the debut of Neil Gaiman’s Sandman. The original 75 issue run ended in March of 1996, but few characters in the comics world (especially outside of the superhero genre) have held on to the imagination of readers for three decades the way that Gaiman’s dark prince Morpheus has.…

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Censorship Lecture Today in Chicago Open to All, featuring CBLDF Speakers

November 9, 2018
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Censorship Lecture Today in Chicago Open to All, featuring CBLDF Speakers

Last month, CBLDF News Blog covered a Kickstarter project designed to bring the educational program series Censorship and Information Control During Information Revolutions to life, and the support was overwhelming. Now’s your chance to go see Comic Book Legal Defense Fund Executive Director Charles Brownstein, and Ted Adams, the founder of IDW Media Holdings and…

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