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Website Protesting Book Ban Taken Down by Court Order

April 2, 2018
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Website Protesting Book Ban Taken Down by Court Order

Spain’s recent campaign against freedom of speech continues, as they shut down a website protesting the first book banned by the government in over thirty years. The Madrid Booksellers Guild set up the site so the text of Don Quixote visually recreated the text of Farina, to show the arbitrary futility of book banning in…

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Spanish Cartoonists Release Free Expression Manifesto

November 20, 2017
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Spanish Cartoonists Release Free Expression Manifesto

Dozens of Spanish political cartoonists have signed their names to a manifesto in defense of free speech, citing recent attempts to prosecute comedy under the country’s two-year-old ‘gag law’ as well as a recent string of cartoonists abruptly fired from their jobs. The manifesto was posted on numerous websites and widely shared on Twitter with…

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Two Puppeteers at Center of Heated Free Speech Debate in Spain

February 19, 2016
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Two puppeteers in Madrid, Spain, are being charged with “glorifying terrorism” and have become the center of a heated debate on the state of free expression in the country. When Alfonso Lazaro de la Fuente and Raul Garcia Perez, puppet masters of the Puppets from Below theater group, put on their show “The Witch and…

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