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2017: The CBLDF Publications

January 1, 2018
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2017: The CBLDF Publications

We’re kicking off 2018 with one more look back, this time at CBLDF’s 2017 publications! In 2017, we released four more issues of CBLDF Defender, our news magazine coming from the frontlines of the fight for free speech, a totally revamped edition of our Banned Books Week Handbook, and Panel Power, an all-new publication about…

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CBLDF’s Top 10 News Stories of 2017

December 29, 2017
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CBLDF’s Top 10 News Stories of 2017

As the year wraps up, we take a look back at our most-read news stories of 2017… 1. Alaska School Board Removes Four Titles from Reading List After Parent Complaints Five popular, award-winning, and critically praised novels were removed from an alternative reading list for high school students in Nome, Alaska after parent complaints, leading to…

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2017: CBLDF Takes Legal Action

December 28, 2017
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2017: CBLDF Takes Legal Action

CBLDF’s legal efforts in 2017 protected our community, overturned unconstitu-tional laws, and preserved the right to free expression. Some highlights: California’s “Autograph Law” The Fund helped facilitate the replacement of California’s flawed autograph law, protecting the rights of comics retailers, artists, and bookstores. More: VICTORY! CA “Autograph Law” Replaced, Protecting Comics Retailers & Artists CBLDF…

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15 Books CBLDF Defended in 2017

December 27, 2017
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15 Books CBLDF Defended in 2017

In 2017, CBLDF was busy battling book challenges, unconstitutional legislation, and more in defense of the freedom to read. As we wrap up a busy year defending the right to read, here’s a rundown of some of the books we’ve helped defend. Bone by Jeff Smith Location of challenge: Undisclosed Jeff Smith’s Bone was challenged at…

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2017: Free Speech Offenders and Defenders!

December 22, 2017
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2017: Free Speech Offenders and Defenders!

The National Coalition Against Censorship, CBLDF’s frequent partner in the fight for free expression, has named their free speech offenders and defenders for 2017. Let’s take a look at some of the free speech heroes and villains that CBLDF helped support (or fight!) this year… DEFENDER: Congressman William Lacy Clay (D-MO) Congressman William Lacy Clay led…

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10 Top CBLDF Stories of 2016

December 28, 2016
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10 Top CBLDF Stories of 2016

As 2016 comes to a close, we look back on our 10 most-read stories of the past year… Pearls Before Swine Strip Pulled for ISIS Reference On July 27, the award-winning syndicated strip published daily in more than 750 newspapers nationwide was abruptly pulled for its loose reference to ISIS. Creator Stephan Pastis made the announcement…

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14 Books CBLDF Defended in 2016

December 27, 2016
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14 Books CBLDF Defended in 2016

CBLDF defended more than a dozen books from challenges and bans in 2016 — some of them were challenged on multiple occasions. Here’s a snapshot of what we did to defend the freedom to read this year… This One Summer by Mariko Tamaki and Jillian Tamaki In February, less than a week after This One Summer by…

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Now Available: CBLDF Defender #8!

December 14, 2016
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CBLDF Defender is our free quarterly news magazine coming to you from the front lines of the fight for free speech, and the seventh issue is now available! You can find it at comic book stores across the nation, on comiXology, and right here at CBLDF.org! Each issue of CBLDF Defender brings engaging creator interviews, detailed analysis of current censorship news, and in-depth…

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Attacks on Expression on the Rise Throughout the World in 2015

January 1, 2016
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Attacks on Expression on the Rise Throughout the World in 2015

2015 wasn’t just a benchmark year for censorship in the United States, where we fought more challenges to graphic novels and books than we’ve ever seen. International censorship was on the rise, culminating in literal attacks on cartoonists around the world. Let’s take a look at some of the international stories CBLDF covered in 2015……

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CBLDF Takes Legal Action to Protect the Freedom to Read in 2015

December 31, 2015
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CBLDF Takes Legal Action to Protect the Freedom to Read in 2015

Among the many tools in our kit is legal action. For individuals, much of our work is behind the scenes and intended to prevent cases from even reaching courts. To defend the First Amendment rights of the wider comics community, we frequently join legal opposition to legislation that would curb free expression, and in previous…

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