Posts Tagged ‘ free speech ’

Comic Book Legal Defense Fund 2018: A Year in Review

December 31, 2018
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Comic Book Legal Defense Fund 2018: A Year in Review

Looking back at 2018, a year that was filled with challenges and victories, it’s easy to see that the front lines of free expression are still under attack all too frequently. Thanks to the generous support of members, readers, and followers,  Comic Book Legal Defense Fund was able to face the challenges head-on and fight…

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Bill Gaines Was Right, Right?

December 18, 2018
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Bill Gaines Was Right, Right?

Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in 2013 on Bleeding Cool after the CBLDF shirt was unveiled at SDCC. This year the author, Brian Puaca, has joined the CBLDF editorial team, and we decided to revisit this question, it being as relevant now as it was then. Bill Gaines Was Right, Right? by Brian M.…

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Harlan Ellison – Prolific Writer and Free Speech Advocate

July 2, 2018
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Harlan Ellison – Prolific Writer and Free Speech Advocate

Harlan Ellison, a prolific and award-winning author with a mythic and often divisive personality, passed away peacefully in his sleep on June 28. Ellison authored hundreds of crucial science-fiction stories like I Have No Mouth, and I Must Scream and “Repent, Harlequin!” Said the Ticktockman. He was also far ahead of the rush to writing…

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Takeshi Nogami: Defending Manga

June 18, 2018
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Takeshi Nogami: Defending Manga

​​ Interview By Charles Brownstein, translated by Dan Kanemitsu Last year, members of the international manga community found themselves on the defensive after BBC journalist Stacey Dooley broadcast the documentary “Young Sex For Sale In Japan,” which advocated that Japan ban large swaths of erotic manga. Takeshi Nogami, artist of the popular “Girls Und Panzer”…

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Tonight! CBLDF Invites You to MARCH, a Special Reception for Supporters of Free Expression

May 4, 2018
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Tonight! CBLDF Invites You to MARCH, a Special Reception for Supporters of Free Expression

  The Art of MARCH: Comic Book Legal Defense Fund Reception May 4 – 6:30 – 9PM Do not miss this unique opportunity to join Nate Powell, artist of the National Book Award-winning MARCH trilogy at a special reception for The Art of MARCH: A Civil Rights Masterpiece on tonight, Friday, May 4. Powell will be…

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CBLDF Reception for The Art of MARCH

April 20, 2018
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CBLDF Reception for The Art of MARCH

CBLDF cordially invites every student, teacher, art lover, activist, and free speech defender to join us for: The Art of MARCH: Comic Book Legal Defense Fund Reception May 4 – 6:30 – 9PM Join Nate Powell, artist of the National Book Award winning MARCH trilogy at a special reception for The Art of MARCH: A…

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Charlie Hedbo Cartoonist Among Honored at Free Expression Awards

April 20, 2018
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Charlie Hedbo Cartoonist Among Honored at Free Expression Awards

This year was the third annual Free Expression Awards, an honor designed by the Newseum and Newseum Institute in Washington, D.C. to recognize those who exhibit and inspire excellence and courage with their free speech. The winners this year included French cartoonist Laurent “Riss” Sourisseau, who survived the attack on his offices at Charlie Hedbo and has courageously continued…

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Bookstore Threatened for Anti-Trump Display

November 11, 2016
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Bookstore Threatened for Anti-Trump Display

A bookstore in Saugerties, New York, was threatened with misdemeanor zoning violation charges over an anti-Trump window display.   Inquiring Minds Bookstore owner Brian Donoghue assembled the display to voice his concerns over statements made by Trump during his campaign. “I really felt I was in prewar Nazi Germany. I saw neo-Nazis there. I saw absolute hate, and…

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CBLDF Joins Letter Urging VA School District to Repeal Prior Review Policy

October 14, 2016
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CBLDF Joins Letter Urging VA School District to Repeal Prior Review Policy

A portion of School Board Policy 9.46 that allows Virginia principals to review school newspaper content in the Falls Church City School District prior to publications is getting severe backlash in the free speech community. CBLDF joined NCAC and other free speech organizations in writing a letter to the school board asking them to repeal the…

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Turkish Cartoonists Discuss Post-Coup State of Free Speech

September 1, 2016
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Turkish Cartoonists Discuss Post-Coup State of Free Speech

Since the attempted coup in Turkey, the country’s administration has been arresting and silencing journalists and cartoonists in the country, so Cartoon Movement sat down with four cartoonists – Menekse Cam, Emrah Arikan, Halit Kurtulmus and Oguz Gurel – to discuss the state of affairs and what it means to be a satirist in their home country today. “At present, cartooning in Turkey is really…

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