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ACLU Defends Satire in Response to Coal CEO’s Suit Against John Oliver

August 3, 2017
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ACLU Defends Satire in Response to Coal CEO’s Suit Against John Oliver

The American Civil Liberties Union of West Virginia came to the defense of John Oliver and Mr. Nutterbutter the giant squirrel yesterday, filing an amicus brief in a lawsuit against the comedian from notoriously litigious coal baron Bob Murray over a segment that aired on Last Week Tonight in June. While the brief exploits the…

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Abrams, Gackley Shelve Children’s Book Parody After Social Media Attacks

December 5, 2016
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Abrams, Gackley Shelve Children’s Book Parody After Social Media Attacks

At the request of the book’s author, Abrams is canceling future printings of Bad Little Children’s Books following a Twitter-storm that took sections from the satirical book out of context, mischaracterizing the book as bigoted. Late last week, CBLDF signed a National Coalition Against Censorship-authored letter of support for the publisher and the book. Bad Little Children’s…

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Egyptian Parliament Outraged by Puppet’s Insults

April 29, 2016
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Egyptian Parliament Outraged by Puppet’s Insults

Shortly after Egypt’s judiciary allowed the satirical puppet Abla Fahita to be charged with “violating public morality,” she has now drawn the ire of Parliament as well by referring to its members as “impaired.” Some lawmakers are pressing for her program to be taken off the air on the privately owned satellite channel CBC. Abla…

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Egyptian Puppet Charged With “Violating Public Morality”

April 14, 2016
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Egyptian Puppet Charged With “Violating Public Morality”

A wildly popular satirical puppet who appears on Egyptian television is being called into court on June 26, accused of “violating public morality” with her bawdy jokes. The case against Abla Fahita (Aunt Fajita) was brought by lawyer Samir Sabry, who is well-known for introducing frivolous lawsuits. Abla Fahita dispenses humorous political commentary on her…

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Swastikas Removed From High School Production of The Producers

March 18, 2016
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Out of fear of misinterpretation and parental upset over the offensive nature of the symbol, a school superintendent in Orangetown, New York made the executive decision to remove all swastikas from the school’s production of the award-winning musical The Producers—an act that has many people are calling foul due to the irony of the situation.…

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Myanmar Activist Imprisoned for Mocking Military’s Masculinity

December 30, 2015
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Myanmar political activitist Chaw Sandi Tun has been sentenced to a six-month prison term for posting a satirical cartoon that criticized the country’s military on Facebook. Tun — a former member of the Maubin District Students’ Union and active demonstrator against new educational laws — was arrested in October for allegedly posting a photo collage…

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CBLDF Liberty Annual Named One of the Most Outstanding Comics of the Year!

December 4, 2015
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The CBLDF Liberty Annual 2015 has been named one of The Village Voice’s outstanding comics of 2015! Alongside fourteen other great books, the CBLDF Liberty Annual 2015 stands proudly as probably the most hilarious book on the list. A tribute to National Lampoon and other long lost humor magazines, this year’s Annual brought together an…

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London Gallery Removes Toy Dioramas from Free Speech Exhibit Amid Terrorism Fears

October 1, 2015
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London Gallery Removes Toy Dioramas from Free Speech Exhibit Amid Terrorism Fears

  A London gallery hosting an annual freedom of expression exhibit last week pulled a series of satirical photo dioramas after police raised concerns about “potentially inflammatory content” that could anger Islamic State or other extremists. The photos by pseudonymous artist Mimsy feature plush woodland creatures threatened by black-clad adherents of MICIS. The seventh annual…

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CBLDF Liberty Annual 2015 Takes A Bow in Honor of National Lampoon

August 21, 2015
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CBLDF Liberty Annual 2015 Takes A Bow in Honor of National Lampoon

The CBLDF Liberty Annual 2015, published by Image Comics, is coming to local comic shops near you this October, and to celebrate great satire and what it means to truly embrace free speech, Bleeding Cool gives us a first look at editor D.A. Cox’s inspiration behind this year’s collection: National Lampoon. In a guest post for…

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No, Charlie Hebdo Has Not Stopped Printing Mohammed Cartoons

July 22, 2015
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No, Charlie Hebdo Has Not Stopped Printing Mohammed Cartoons

Although international media have widely reported in the past few days that Charlie Hebdo publication director Laurent Sourisseau declared a definitive end to Mohammed cartoons in the satirical magazine, the editorial team clarified today that nothing has changed: They will caricature the prophet as current events warrant, but they are not “obsessed” with doing so.…

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